Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-JUL-2014


Another great issue of the Log Bugger: Log Buffer #380, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs, from Pythian.

SQL Developer

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 16-JUL-2014

They’re baaack! Time for quarterly patching:

July 15, 2014
Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2014

Dear Oracle Security Alert Subscriber,

The Critical Patch Update for July 2014 was released on July 15th, 2014.
Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 10-JUL-2014


A Tale of Session Parameter Settings, an oldie but goodie from one of our favorite bloggers, DBA Kevlar.

In-Memory Option



From Oracle SOA Suite Components: Human Workflow.

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 03-JUL-2014

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 26-JUN-2014


One of our TAMs recommends this very handy document : Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary



Oracle TimesTen

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 19-JUN-2014


(YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express lets us know that: Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2 now available!

SQL Developer




From Practical experience on Oracle Fusion Middleware: How to Create tree type CVL in Content server(UCM).

BI Analytics

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-JUN-2012

12c In-Memory Option

The news is all over the place, so I'll just include a couple of items on our big announcement. One is the announcement itself: Larry Ellison Unveils Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality.

and the other other is this article from universally acknowledged Oracle guru Tanel Poder: Our take on the Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Option.


From Oracle DBA – Tips and Techniques: GoldenGate (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-JUN-2014


From Oracle Scratchpad, a handy index posting on Jonathan Lewis' series on Execution Plans.

DBA Kevlar lets us know that: is HERE!! :).

From, some thoughts on Oracle 12c - New SYS-level Administration Privileges.

Kyle Haileycontinues his series on Oracle’s SQL Tuning pack, part III.


Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-MAY-2014


From Database Journal a 'who watches the watchers?' kind of article: Are There Safeguards to Prevent the DBA from Dropping a Table?

Several good things, as always, from Kyle Hailey:

RDBMS Performance

At All things Oracle Jonathan Lewis has the latest installment of his series on execution plans: Execution Plans part 5: First Child Variations.

Engineered Systems

From Julian (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 22-MAY-2014


From Oracle's Virtualization Blog: Live Webcast: Oracle VM - Design Considerations for Enterprise Scale Deploymentcoming up on June 10th.


Did you know about the The OTNArchBeat Daily? Now you do!


From Kyle Hailey, one of the leading lights of the Oak Table, Date conversions.

RDBMS and Linux

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 14-MAY-2014



From My Possible Pasts: Index Health Check.


Oracle Multitenant

Recording date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:48 am

Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
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Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 08-MAY-2014

EPM Videos



From the A-Team Chronicles: Oracle GoldenGate: Logdump.


Okay, this article from Database Journal describes how you can do something. I'd be interested in seeing what our readers think about it. Sounds like something you can do...but why would you want to? You can take off the safeties off on (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 01-MAY-2014


SQL Developer

From our favorite source of SQL Developer lore, that JEFF SMITH: Oracle SQL Developer’s Best Kept Secret: Reports.


An Exadata oldie but goodie from DBA Kevlar: Exadata Optimization Tips.



Okay, we (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-APR-2014


From Julian Dontcheff's Database Blog: Online reorganization enhancements in Oracle 12c.

Oracle Database 12c New Partition Maintenance Features, from Insights from an Oracle University Classroom.


Cloud Computing

From the SOA & (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 17-APR-2014

RDBMS and Performance

Frequently Misused Metrics in Oracle, from The Oracle Alchemist.

Some notes from Tyler Muth on Oracle Database 10.2 De-Supported.

Also from Tyler Muth, a quick posting on Create Bigfile Tablespace – Oracle Managed Files (OMF).


From the dbi services blog: Implementing Oracle Database as (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 10-APR-2014


The Heartbleed vulnerability is causing a major stir. Here are a couple of articles to help clarify what you should do and when:



From The Oracle Instructor: (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Newsletter for 03-APR-2014


From the Insights from an Oracle University Classroom blog: Using the Container Database in Oracle Database 12c.

Never miss a chance to read Tom writing about Oracle if you can: Tom Kyte writes about Oracle Database 12c Multitenant Option in Oracle Magazine.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 28-MAR-2014

OOW Proposals Now Open

Time to get your 15 minutes of fame at Oracle OpenWorld: Submit your proposal for a presentation at OpenWorld.


From Ardent Performance Computing this handy tip: Command Line Attachment to Oracle Support Service Request.


Oak Table member Kyle Hailey discusses Oracle : buffer busy wait.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 20-MAR-2014


A post of posts at Oracle Scratchpad on Parallel Plans.

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At DBASOLVED: (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-MAR-2014

Playing a little catch up this week, with part of the material drawn from the archives that didn’t make it into previous columns. Nothing out of date or lacking in quality, mind you, just not the very latest from the blogosphere.


From the Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: ODM Graph Node new Feature.