A comment on one of my early blogs about the 12c in-memory database option asked how Oracle would deal with read-consistency. I came up with a couple of comments outlining the sort of thing I would look for in a solution, and this note is an outline on how I started to tackle the question – with a couple of the subsequent observations. The data is (nearly) the same as the data I generated for my previous article on the (more...)
I had an opportunity to discuss Oracle Key Vault with Oracle's vice president of database security, Vipin Samar. Vipin talks about the challenges facing security professionals and database administrators as they try to manage encryption keys and other secrets, such as SSL certificates and Java keystores, across the enterprise. Watch the below video and learn how Oracle Key Vault, a new centralized key manager, secures, shares, and manages keys and secrets for the enterprise.
As I wrote several months ago, we have been working on a major refresh of the Oracle E-Business Suite user interface. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 makes a big jump in our user interface. Here are some of the new features you will see after upgrading to Release 12.2.4:
Cloud computing has forever changed the economics of enterprise IT—but for many, the savings of cost and time are not being fully realized. According to Rod Johnson, group vice president, Oracle Applications and Industries Solutions Group, the rush to move to the cloud left many line-of-business managers spending IT budget on new cloud features, while the IT team still had to run and maintain (and pay for) (more...)
Java 8 introduces the concept of Compact Profiles, which are reduced versions of the Java runtime environment (JRE) that do not contain the usual full contents of rt.jar. In the technical article "Exploring Java 8 Profiles," Java expert Ben Evans explores the advantages of using Compact Profiles and how they point the way toward a modular future for the JDK.
As Evans explains, reducing the size of the Java platform footprint and (more...)
Hi there, Last week, I spoke at AIOUG Tech Day at Hyderabad. All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG) in association with TechMahindra organized one full day of techtalk event. Believe me, the Danube auditorium was a state-of-art facility with 500 capacity. Fabulous venue and huge crowd with similar interest. I thought of sharing my experience … Continue reading →
Here is a series of Oracle performance tuning videos that I put together recently at Delphix. All the presentations are free and open to the public, just have to register.
Successfully managing a modern organization’s complex data estate requires careful work at multiple layers, from the implementation of organization-wide data policies and platforms to the careful tuning of particular databases. Only with optimization at every level can data achieve its full potential, enabling the (more...)
In my last week's post, I had shared key not-to-miss sessions for all things AppAdvantage at Oracle OpenWorld. This year we do have a great lineup of customer sessions, product roadmap, implementation and strategy sessions, executive keynotes, hands-on-labs, product demos, birds-of-a-feather sessions and lots more going on.
Ever wonder how healthy your Order Management data is? The new Order Management Analyzer has been released to assist you with this area!! The Order Management / Sales Order Entry Analyzer is a 'Health Check' script which you can proactively use at any time to review the data relating to Sales Orders, including :
Vodafone Group is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies with a retail
presence in 30 countries across five continents. To continually provide a better shopping
experience for its 436m customers, the group wants to enhance the performance and
effectiveness of its retail channel by optimising its inventory processes to enable rapid
deployment of new products.
OTech Magazine is a free, independent online publication featuring articles by leading members of the Oracle community. The Summer 2014 edition of the magazine is now available, with 14 new articles. In this video I asked the magazine's founder and editor-in-chief, Oracle ACE Douwe Pieter van den Bos, to talk about some of the highlights of the latest issue.
In the current version of Oracle Application Express you could use up to three items in a Column Link.
Most of the times that is enough. But there were always some use cases where you needed four or even five. And of course, just like with all limitations, you can figure out a work around. But wouldn't it be just awesome if APEX offers us more items out of the box.
When sorting a dataset, the sorting is always done last. That is what I was taught anyway. There is probably some obscure way to detect the exact execution plan, but personally I never bothered to go and investigate. When I was created some test scripts I found there was a way to see that (more...)
In my previous blog,
we looked at Oracle ACM's Title, Priority, and Category artifacts and
their configurations in an Oracle ACM project. In this blog, we will dig
a bit deeper into ACM, specifically ACM Activities. Within an ACM Case,
when you create an ACM Activity, you are presented with a few
properties that need be set for the activity. The values you select in
these properties will define that activity. In this blog (more...)