Too big to fail

There is this saying in the English language that something is “too big to fail”. It can refer to almost anything, a country, an initiative, a company, etc. What it tries to say is that, whatever the subject, is so big by now that there is simply no chance that it will ever go away … Continue reading "Too big to fail"

Big and Little Endian operating systems

Did you ever wonder or need to know¬†which systems use big endian and which ones use little endian? Look no further, you can query it right out of the Oracle database: PLATFORM_NAME ENDIAN_FORMAT AIX-Based Systems (64-bit) Big Apple Mac OS Big Apple Mac OS (x86-64) Little HP IA Open VMS Little HP Open VMS Little … Continue reading "Big and Little Endian operating systems"

Why you should never put objects into the SYSTEM or SYSAUX tablespace

Just because you can doesn't mean you should

Creating an Oracle Database Docker image

Run your Oracle database inside a Docker container

Disable SELinux on Oracle Linux 7

Sometimes when I want to test something or write a prototype of some sort SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) kicks in and hinders me, given that it is enabled by default on OL 7 UEK 4. STOP! Before I let you continue to read take a mental note of my disclaimer: I am an advocate of having … Continue reading "Disable SELinux on Oracle Linux 7"

And Hello again!

Returning to the blogging world