Not a good day – so I am allowed to wallow – Part II

So I wrote part 1 at lunchtime to vent my frustration and hoped it would be followed up with, "I've arrived"

Not so

After two hours in one lounge and another two in the BA lounge my 1325 flight was delayed ten, twenty, thirty minutes and finally we boarded the plane. With a following wind I might, just might make the 1600 flight.

Seated, belted and then an announcement from the pilot (more...)

Are You Pursuing the Most Current Version of Oracle Identity Governance Certification?

The Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Essentials exam | 1Z0-459 and Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist certification retire on October 31, 2016. 

If you have been preparing for this exam, consider pursuing the more current Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Certified Implementation Specialist. Earn this certification by passing Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-339.

Keep your skills current.

Updates to Big Data Lite 4.5

There are some updates to Big Data Lite 4.5 that you will want to take advantage of: Updated Big Data SQL configuration enables predicate pushdown to engage - which can have pretty dramatic performance benefits Update to the Big Data Spatial framework (fixes a configuration issue) New... [Read More]

Top Reason I’ve Learned Everyone Should Use Delphix- Week 2

I’ve been going through some SERIOUS training in just over a week.  This training has successfully navigated the “Three I’s”, as in its been Interesting, Interactive and Informative.  The offerings are very complete and the knowledge gained is limitless.

I’d also like to send a shout out to Steve Karam, Leighton Nelson and everyone else at Delphix who’s had a hand in designing the training, (more...)

LAST CALL: 2016 Excellence Awards – Nominate TODAY!

It is nomination time!!!

This year's Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation – Excellence Awards will honor customers and partners who are creatively using Oracle products. Think you have something unique and innovative with Oracle Data Integration & Governance products?

We'd love to hear from you! Please submit today in the Data Integration & Governance category.

The deadline for the nomination is Wednesday June 30, 2016. Win a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2016!

Let’s reminisce a (more...)

Programming for Style and Beautiful Black Boxes – is Fast Performance an Afterthought?

| Jun 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 I have been working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system platform for a bit over 16 years.  Through various methods of observation, including the use of 10046 extended Oracle SQL traces, Process Monitor traces, Wireshark traces, and just general observation of the various components of the ERP system, I noticed a […]

INSERT into a View with a GROUP BY Clause

When I wrote the previous post, about updatable views, I noticed an interesting issue.

The documentation says:

If a view is defined by a query that contains SET or DISTINCT operators, a GROUP BY clause, or a group function, then rows cannot be inserted into, updated in, or deleted from the base tables using the view.

Let’s create a view with a GROUP BY clause and a group function:

ORA$BASE> create table t  (more...)

Debugging PL/SQL Collections Revisited

I talked about using the debugger to inspect a collection in PL/SQL using SQL Developer a few years ago. It’s been so long in fact that when Steven asked if I had a post on it, I said ‘no.’ We had gotten a question from a reader on how to look at collections while you’re debugging them. If you... [Read More]

Never …

From time to time a question comes up on OTN that results in someone responding with the mantra: “Never do in PL/SQL that which can be done in plain  SQL”. It’s a theme I’ve mentioned a couple of times before on this blog, most recently with regard to Bryn Llewellyn’s presentation on transforming one table into another and Stew Ashton’s use of Analytic functions to solve a problem that I got stuck with.

Here’s a (more...)

The Secret to Maximizing Your Oracle OpenWorld Experience

One day can make a huge difference. If you're already attending Oracle OpenWorld, get the most out of your conference experience by adding on Oracle University Preconference training.  

Oracle University Preconference training is a one-day event held on Sunday, September 18 at Golden Gate University near Moscone Center. Sessions run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm with an hour break for lunch.

Why attend? Because Oracle experts are on-hand to provide deep dives into accelerated technical (more...)

Master Oracle SOA Suite 12c by Lucas Jellema


Design, implement, manage, and maintain a highly flexible service-oriented computing infrastructure across your enterprise using the detailed information in this Oracle Press guide. Written by an Oracle ACE director, Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook uses a start-to-finish case study to illustrate each concept and technique. Learn expert techniques for designing and implementing components, assembling composite applications, integrating Java, handling complex business logic, and maximizing code reuse. Runtime administration, governance, and security are covered in this (more...)

Not a good day – so I am allowed to wallow in self pity

I am a global person, I travel a lot, I work in a global market and I believe in the EU. So the UK Brexit has hit me hard. Like Tim, I am going through grief, but I have the perfect distraction:

Today, I am meant to, fly to Chicago for Kscope16.

When I booked my flight, which is one of the events that is funded by my employer, I selected a route London (more...)

ServiceBus 12c: Logging

As a developer you probably 'log-a-lot' in OSB. (Funny term, perfectly to mock people that have the tendency to excessively add log activities/statements to their code. And hey, if you're being mocked like this: I'm happy to join you, let's make it a 'Geuzennaam').

So as a log-a-lot, I was questioned by a OSB developer this week on a OSB11g->SB12c upgrade that I support, that his logs weren't visible in the server-logs in de 12cR2 (more...)

A couple of notes of the automatic generation of a SOA Suite/OSB domain

Earlier you could have enjoyed my article on the automatic generation of a SOA/OSB domain. Earlier this week I encountered some issues with a domain created at a customer this way.

I got the change to dive into that this week and luckily not only I learned a lot again, but I found the problem as well. I adapted my scripts. I won't repost them completely, I've created a github account, and try to place (more...)

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year Award – Nomination extended until June 28th

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year – recognizes OPN Exastack Optimized partners' commitment to delivering innovative solutions on Oracle Engineered Systems. Regional and global award winners receive free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2016! For more information on award benefits, visit the Oracle Excellence Awards website

ALL Out Security Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

ALL Out Security, a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of the ALL Out toolset with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.

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GT eForms™ Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft

Gideon Taylor, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of GT eForms™ 3.0 with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.2. GT eForms™ provides a powerful, configuration-based framework to help transform paper forms or manual processes into efficient, easy-to-use, workflow-enabled electronic forms. Organizations worldwide use GT eForms™ to deliver custom Oracle’s PeopleSoft forms for a wide range of business processes, including personnel actions, onboarding, time and leave, (more...)

Tieto Latvia achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Card Suite

Tieto Latvia achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Card Suite, Tieto's payment card system. With Oracle SuperCluster M7, Card Suite is a stable, scalable payment processing platform that delivers continuous service while processing high volumes of cards authorizations. 

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EU Referendum : Oh Hell No!

If you care, you’ve probably heard the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) yesterday. Suffice to say I’m gutted!

I’ve just deleted most of the content this post because it contained a lot of inflammatory and negative comments. I could question the motives of the leavers, but what good would that do now. Suffice to say, IMHO this is a dark day for the UK.

For all my friends around the world, I (more...)

Don’t Miss Out! JDE Tech Task Force Meeting (6/23/16)

Please join us for the upcoming JD Edwards Technical Task Force session on Thursday, June 23rd, where we will feature an update on a the JDE Labs.

The session will be hosted by Manish Somani, Senior Director of JDE Strategy, Tools & Technology. Hope you will join us!

Click here for details.