Oracle 12c Multitenant workshop – Bangalore chapter

Thanks to all folks who attended Oracle 12c Multitenant workshop in Bangalore. It was really a great session and well received by all the participants. I appreciate all your interests to know about Multitenant, play with the new architecture and explore the changes. Few points to make note from this event – 1. The question … Continue reading

Oracle 12c Technical Hands-On Workshop

I have been running many tech events and briefings on Oracle 12c for India Partners. This time around, I thought of posting my latest event reviews. This week, I wrapped up the Oracle 12c Technical Hands-On workshop in Oracle facility, Gurgaon. It was a 2-day event from Oracle Database Product Management. The focus of the … Continue reading

Oracle Database 12c PRAGMA UDF and WITH clause enhancements

Here are two interesting enhancements in Oracle database 12c PL/SQL. PL/SQL subprogram defined using WITH clause of a subquery – Oracle database 12c allows PL/SQL declaration section in the WITH clause. One can define PL/SQL function or procedure into a WITH clause. Functions declared in the PL/SQL declaration section can (more...)

Exadata Smart Flash Cache – a note of understanding

I thought of publishing this post to serve as a note of understanding on Smart Flash Cache in an Exadata database system. It outlines the general behavior and working mechanism of flash in co-ordination with storage intelligence. Here we go - Exadata Smart Flash Cache The Oracle Exadata is meant (more...)

Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression

The basic idea behind the Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression (hereby referred as EHCC) is to reprise the benefits of column based storage while sustaining to the fundamental row based storage principle of Oracle database. Oftentimes  the databases following column based storage claim that comparatively they needs less IO to retrieve (more...)

Book Review: OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Steve Ries

The book OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Packt publishing has been published. The book has been authored by Steve Ries and I was the technical reviewer of the book. It was pleasure reviewing the book as the style of presentation, topics coverage and authenticity (more...)

Oracle – Emerging Technology trends and Innovation

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| Feb 12, 2013
Disclaimer – The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the paper are my own and does not reflect of my current or last employers. Introduction Innovation is the need of the hour. Innovation walks through the storm of thoughts and lays down the platform for fresh efforts, stability and business. It has been years of … Continue reading »

Interview with Saurabh K. Gupta, Author of ‘Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide’

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| Jan 14, 2013
    Saurabh is the author of our recently published Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide Which helps master the advanced features of PL/SQL to design and optimize code using real-time demonstrations.               Find the complete interview at the below link http://authors.packtpub.com/content/interview-saurabh-k-gupta-author-oracle-advanced-plsql-developer-professional-guide Filed under: Oracle Tagged: 1849687226, 9781849687225, Packt, Saurabh K. Gupta

SbhOracle welcomes 2013!!

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| Jan 1, 2013
Wish you all a great New Year 2013. I wish the year brings in lot of happiness, joy, success and opportunities in all your endeavors. SbhOracle enters into its third year. The last year saw some great heights, mixed responses from the viewers and streamlined reachability in the community. The blog consistently clocked 500+ reviews every month … Continue reading »

Book Review: Oracle Database XE 11gR2 Jump Start Guide by Asif Momen

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| Nov 27, 2012
The renowned Oracle ACE, Asif Momen deserves full credit in producing a quality work on Oracle database overview and awareness of related terms. The style of the Packt’s book “Oracle Database XE 11gR2 Jump Start Guide” is a perfect KISS (Keep It Short and Simple). Best aspect being that the book successfully drives its objectives and … Continue reading »