I really didn't think we would be seeing 12c until OpenWorld. I got a nice surprise a couple of weeks ago when people started tweeting that the docs were out. That followed quickly with the actual software being available for download.
I realize that people won't really be producing (more...)
Last week, I was interviewed by Bob Ruhbart of the Oracle OTN blog. He's also known as oracletechnet on twitter.
When to consider sharding a MySQL database
Why should you not just design your applications from the start to account for data sharding? Sharding a database, that is horizontally partitioning tables among multiple databases, creates an added level of complexity that is not desirable in an application. However, there are times when sharding is required to maintain acceptable performance. So when is the right time to shard your database?
When to consider sharding a MySQL database Why should you not just design your applications from the start to account for data sharding? Sharding a database, that is horizontally partitioning tables among multiple databases, creates an added level of complexity that is not desirable in an application. However, there are times when sharding is […]
What’s all the fuss about Big Data?
Big Data is the collective term for very large and potentially complex data sets that are deemed to be so large that it’s difficult to handle the data using traditional tools and applications such as Relational Database Management Systems. Scientists in the fields of physics, genetics and meteorology were previous examples of those that encountered Big Data.
This is a FOOD cookbook, not a code cookbook.
So I started a new web site called First 750. A blog really. It's a site where writers can list their books, where I will be doing book reviews and where others can submit reviews. I have a few author interviews coming soon.
Version control is a USB stick and a guy named Sahib
In every other profession having a 20 year experience is a good thing, in ours you are treated as a has-been who is kept around only to maintain the legacy system. This is insane.
My house butts up against a park. It's an animal and bird preserve and there s a spring that feeds the Alifia river.
I was sitting on the back swing with my younger son and something started shaking the bushes on the other side of the fence.We got to joking around and I said it was probably an escaped monkey. My older son came out and we started making jokes and decided it was probably a goblin.
From that I decided to write a short story
A table is the basic storage unit in an oracle database. A table stores the data that you think of when you think of a database.
A heap table is the default table type in Oracle. When we refer to a table, we are usually refering to a heap table. A heap table is just a table that stores the data in no partiuclar order. It just heaps the data on.
A heap table can be a relational table or an object table. A relational table is a t
This is a flashback to 2007. My Apologies to Frank Herbert and his estate.
Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.
From MuaDweeb: Family Commentaries by the Princess Irulan
Summoned! Summoned to meet with the local representatives of the Bene Management. To discus
Schemas and users are frequently used interchangeably as if they were the same thing. For the most part, that's ok. In Oracle the concepts are so tightly coupled that thinking of them as the same thing is not really that far wrong.
In reality, a user is a database account that is given a password and permissions. A schema is a container, or namespace, for containing schema objects. Schema objects are things like tables, views and indexes.
In Oracle, when a us
I finally created a page and put up all my presentations. Actually, it's not all of them. I can't find about a half dozen or so that I know I've done and I think there are a couple more. For example, I used to do a security presentation and I can't find that one. I have several that I created while working different places and I can't find those either. Those would be my data (more...)