Oracle Database 12c – download on

Although Oracle yet to announce the release of Oracle Database 12c publicly, if you have got MOS login credentials, download Oracle Database 12c for Linux on E-Delivery site.

However, the documentation is not open yet.

Enjoy and good luck with all your testing!!!!!!!!!

ORA-01115: IO error reading block from file (block # ) – a list of common causes

There are situations when a single issue could arise for different reasons. Will list out some of the common causes of an 'ORA-01115: IO error reading block from file  (block # )' error over here.

Typically, when Oracle failed to read a data block from an open data (more...)

Rejoining a node to a 2 node cluster on Windows Platform – Yet another learning experience

There was a situation encountered a couple of days ago where a node (second node) had to rejoin to a 2 node cluster environment on Windows 2008 platform. The Windows OS admin team rebuilt the 2 node after OS crash without DBAs being informed and requested the DBA team to (more...)

Introducing Java EE 7 – Live Webcast

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Thursday, June 13, 2013 

Two opportunities to come together with the Java community, chat with experts, and explore Java EE 7: 
9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. London or 
9 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. ET (more...)

Expert Oralce RAC 12c – upcoming book

Here is the TOC for upcoming Expert Oracle RAC 12c book, which is slated to release sometime in August 2013 (of course subject to Oracle 12c announcement), published by Apress.

Table of contents

  1. Overview of Oracle RAC
  2. Clusterware Management and Troubleshooting
  3. RAC Operational Practices
  4. RAC New Features
  5. Storage and ASM (more...)