Teradata bought Hadapt and Revelytix

My client Teradata bought my (former) clients Revelytix and Hadapt.* Obviously, I’m in confidentiality up to my eyeballs. That said — Teradata truly doesn’t know what it’s going to do with those acquisitions yet. Indeed, the acquisitions are too new for Teradata to have fully reviewed the code and so on, let alone made strategic decisions informed by that review. So while this is just a guess, I conjecture Teradata won’t say anything concrete (more...)

EID Holidays and things to do

Looking forward to a much anticipated 9 day EID holiday break to complete the to-do-list which I have been carrying for a while now. Determined to complete some of the writing assignments that I have kept pending for a long period of time now. At the same time, will have to seek the possibilities to exploring the new features of v12.1.0.2 and Exadata as we might we going for the combination in (more...)

Upgrading to Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12.2.1.0.0

Hi all,

this is just a quick note for those looking to upgrade to the new relase of Ops Center (12.2.1.0.0).

It is avalable for download:

  • From OTN - after July 25, 2014
  • From OSDC - after July 31, 2014
  • From  the Ops Center BUI - after July 20, 2014

    Before you can see the new version in an existing 12.2.0 (or earlier) version of Ops Center you will need (more...)

  • Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 がリリースされました!

    本日、Oracle Database 12.1.0.2の提供を開始しました。(プレスリリース資料はこちら



    まずはイベントのリマインダーです。

    明日、7月24日(木)「Oracle DBaaS & Big Data Summit」が東京・恵比寿で開催されます。

    最新のOracle Databaseの新機能、In-Memoryオプションについて今すぐ知りたい方は「Oracle Database In-Memory Option徹底解剖」セッションを是非ご視聴ください。その他にもOracle Databaseの最新技術の活用方法、お客様事例など、お客様の課題解決に役立つ情報が満載のビッグ・イベントです。まだお席がございますので是非ご参加下さい。(要登録)  
    (※同イベントは、8月7日(木)に大阪でも開催します。)


    (以下は、米国オラクルのDatabaseテクノロジストMike Dietrichのブログ「Update your Database-NOW!」の抄訳です。)


    Oracle Database 12.1.0.2が、OTNサイト(US)からダウンロード可能になりました。これまでのビルドで最も広範囲に及ぶパッチセットとなります。

    Oracle Database In-Memoryのほか、様々な新機能の追加・機能向上が行われています。是非、最新のOracle Database 12cをお試し下さい。

    Point 1) フル・リリースです。前バージョン12.1.0.1を入手する必要はありません。
    Point 2) OTNおよびeDeliveryで入手可能です。(12.1.0.1はまもなく削除されます)
    Point 3) とりあえず、Enterprise Editionのみです。SEならびにSE Oneは後日リリース予定です。(詳細は、MOS Note:1905806.1(英語)をご覧下さい)

    新しい機能および機能強化分野はざっと以下のとおりです。

        Oracle Database In-Memory
        Oracle Big Data SQL
        Oracle (more...)

    It’s here! Oracle Database In-Memory is officially released

    Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 was officially release today and is now available for download, which mean Oracle Database In-Memory is officially here!

    Along with the software release comes a whole new set of collateral that explains in detail how all of the new Oracle Database In-Memory functionality works. The In-Memory page on Oracle.com has all of the juicy details including the official whitepaper.

    Here is a quick look at the Introduction (more...)

    Hiding a Java Source

    The ability to deploy Java inside the Oracle database led somebody to conclude that the source isn’t visible in the data catalog. Then, that person found that they were wrong because the Java source is visible when you use a DDL command to CREATE, REPLACE, and COMPILE the Java source. This post discloses how to find the Java source and how to prevent it from being stored in the data catalog.

    For example, (more...)

    Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) New Features


    1. Advanced Index Compression


    Advanced Index Compression works well on all supported indexes, including those indexes that are not good candidates for the existing prefix compression feature; including indexes with no, or few, duplicate values in the leading columns of the index.

    Advanced Index Compression improves the compression ratios significantly while still providing efficient access to the index.

    2. Approximate Count Distinct

    The new and optimized SQL function, APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT(), provides approximate count distinct aggregation. Processing (more...)

    Database In-Memory is Generally Available

    Oracle Database 12c’s newest patch release 12.1.0.2 is generally available today.  In addition to a number of new enhancements for efficiency, performance, availability, and simpler application development, the most exciting aspect of this new release is the general availability of Oracle Database In-Memory.

    If you missed Larry Ellison’s introduction to Oracle Database In-Memory, you can find watch a short summary of his keynote here. Oracle Database In-Memory delivers breakthrough analytical performance (more...)

    Lift Yourself Up with Functional Thinking

    | Jul 22, 2014
    Yippee! Java SE 8 has Lambdas and Streams, but what does that mean? Are you now automatically a functional programmer? Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is difficult. That's where Neal Ford's "Functional Thinking" OSCON session is helpful. Ford is an architect, author and "meme wranger" for ThoughtWorks.

    Book Cover
    Ford started with the story of the lumberjack who was very good at using (more...)

    Oracle TimesTen 内存数据库更名通告

    | Jul 22, 2014

    Oracle TimesTen 内存数据库

    Oracle 内存数据库高速缓存产品名称变更
        自2014年6月11日起生效,Oracle 数据库企业版下的 Oracle 内存数据库高速缓存(Oracle In-Memory Database Cache)产品组件已经被更名为 Oracle TimesTen应用层数据库高速缓存(Oracle TimesTen Application-Tier Database Cache)。Oracle 技术商业价格表已经更新,以反映这种变化。
        Oracle TimesTen 应用层数据库高速缓存 使客户能够缓存 Oracle 数据库表的子集到 TimesTen 数据库,并在应用层上运行。对于 OLTP 事务,缓存表可以像常规关系型表一样,通过使用 SQL 和 PL / SQL 从 Java,C + +,NET,和 C 程序被访问。事务在 TimesTen 数据库,通过自动本地持久化,事务一致性,以及与 Oracle 数据库同步方式被执行。欲了解更多信息,请访问OTN上的 TimesTen 产品中心

        TimesTen 内存分析功能可运行在独立的 TimesTen 产品上
        自2014年6月11日起生效,现有的 TimesTen 内存分析功能,包括基于数据字典的列压缩和星形连接优化,现提供给所有TimesTen 的授权客户。更多关于该功能在不同的 TimesTen 产品许可证的可用性的详细信息,请参阅TimesTen Licensing 文档

    TimesTen 11.2.2.7 版本发布
        TimesTen (more...)

    Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 发布了

    1.Oracle发布了12.1.0.2.0的版本,目前以下OS平台上已经可以下载:


    Linux x86-64


    Oracle Solaris (SPARC systems, 64-bit)


    Oracle Solaris (x86 systems, 64-bit)


    关于其它平台:Windows x64 ,Aix ,HPIA 和zLinux 平台上的版本的发布计划,可以通过文档742060.1 获取相关的发布信息.


    2.12c中的很多new feature 已经包含在这个版本中, 如:Oracle Database In-Memory 等。


    3.12.1.0.2是full database patchset 的版本,可以通过OTN或者Edelivery (之前的版本的patchset 是无法在Edelivery中下载到的)


    4.请注意  Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Patchset 1 (12.1.0.2) 的版本本次只发布了企业版。



    Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Updates (2014/07/22)

    | Jul 22, 2014
    Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Media Pack について、2014/07/22 にあった更新内容をお伝えします。

    1. Oracle Identity Management
    Microsoft Windows x64プラットフォームにおいて、下記製品を最新メディアに更新しました。
    • Oracle API Gateway
    • Oracle Identity Manager Connectors
    製品概要については、Oracle API GatewayOracle Identity Managerそれぞれの製品ページをご参照ください。

    2. Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance

    Microsoft Windows x64プラットフォームにおいて、Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.9のメディアを追加しました。

    以上です。


    Getting Started with Coherence*Web in WebLogic Server 12.1.2 by Tim Middleton

    Coherence*Web is a great feature which allows you to store your HTTP sessions in a Coherence Cluster. Doing this allows your to de-couple the HTTP sessions from your JVM’s that are running your web apps, (which can free up JVM memory) and take advantage of the RASP (Reliability, Availability, Scalability and Performance) capabilities of Coherence for storage.

    With this separation you can also more easily scale and manage and your HTTP session tier as well (more...)

    Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Updates (2014/07/22)

    | Jul 22, 2014
    Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Media Pack について、2014/07/22 にあった更新内容をお伝えします。

    1. Oracle B2B
    Oracle B2B Document Editor 12.1.3のメディアを追加しました。
    Oracle B2B Document Editorは、B2B用のガイドライン作成および実装アプリケーションです。

    2. Oracle Tuxedo
    メディアの追加および更新がありました。
    • Oracle Tuxedo System and Applications Monitor Plus 12.1.3 for Windows x64
    上記メディアを更新しました。
    • Oracle Tuxedo System and Applications Monitor Plus 12.1.1.1 for Oracle Tuxedo 12.1.1 for HP-UX Itanium (32-bit)
    • Oracle Service Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT) 12.1.1 for HP-UX Itanium (32-bit)

    上記メディアを追加しました。

    Implementing deadline functionality with Oracle Adaptive Case Management by Léon Smiers

    Oracle released Adaptive Case Management (ACM) in 2013 as part of the BPM stack. One of the functionality we needed in a project recently, was the handling of deadlines in the context of a case. There is (currently) no out-of-the-box solution to, for example, escalate or reassign a case when a specific deadline has expired. In this blog we describe how this functionality can be created with the out-of-the-box functionality of Oracle Case Management.

    Dealing (more...)

    What’s New in SOA Suite 12c – Rapid Installation

    By now, you have probably read about the biggest release of Oracle SOA Suite in the last 5 years...Oracle SOA Suite 12c with major enhancements in the areas of Cloud Integration, Mobile Integration and more.What's New in Oracle SOA Suite 12c White Paper  This "What's New in SOA Suite 12c" blog focuses on one of the many other new features that developers will be thrilled to experience, the rapid installation feature.  Tired of spending an entire afternoon installing Oracle (more...)

    VNC Cut & Paste on Solaris 10

    I love being able to cut & paste between my laptop (e-mail, web browser, etc.) and my VNC session. This functionality is controlled by vncconfig. From the man page:

    vncconfig is used to configure and control a running
    instance of Xvnc, or any other X server with the VNC exten-
    sion. Note that it cannot be used to control VNC servers
    prior to version 4.

    I hate this message:

    $ vncconfig
    No VNC extension (more...)

    12c Threaded Execution Test

    I did a quick check of some facts I’m studying about Oracle 12c and its new threaded execution mode.  I set this parameter:

    alter system set THREADED_EXECUTION=true scope=spfile;

    I had to connect SYS as SYSDBA with a password to get the system to bounce.

    Then it had these processes only:

    oracle    1854     1  0 09:17 ?        00:00:00 ora_pmon_orcl
    oracle    1856     1  0 09:17 ?        00:00:00 ora_psp0_orcl
    oracle    1858     1  2 09:17 ?        00:00:00 ora_vktm_orcl
     (more...)

    Big Ideas Are Good, but Every Plan Needs Building Blocks by David Talamelli

    | Jul 22, 2014

    A few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help participants understand how they think and behave to help them make better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In this training I completed an Emergenetics Profile which helps you understand the way you think. There are 4 Distinct Categories which are Analytical, Structural, Social and Conceptual which are fairly self explanatory. The training was really insightful and helped (more...)

    Big Ideas Are Good, but Every Plan Needs Building Blocks by David Talamelli

    | Jul 22, 2014

    A few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help participants understand how they think and behave to help them make better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In this training I completed an Emergenetics Profile which helps you understand the way you think. There are 4 Distinct Categories which are Analytical, Structural, Social and Conceptual which are fairly self explanatory. The training was really insightful and helped (more...)