Blog update!

Hi everyone!

This blog hasn’t seen any updates since over a year now and I do apologize for that. However, the reason for that is simple. Last year I’ve decided to take one a new project. But before I was going to tell everybody about it I wanted to make sure that I also really got the time to do so. In the meantime I got the confidence that the project will succeed and that (more...)

Oracle 12c background processes

Here is yet another Oracle 12c post to add to all those out there and this one starts with a question: How many background processes exist in an Oracle DB environment to date? Just take a moment and take a guess, if you haven’t already seen the bold number coming (more...)

Best hidden features in Oracle

I seem to get into a lot of conversations around Oracle Database Options lately. Of course the Database Options are great, no doubt about it. But people sometimes seem to forget what the word “option” means. There is a reason why Oracle doesn’t put everything into one big product but (more...)

Java class finding tool: ClassFinder

I got into more coding again lately and that is a good thing I think. I’m a believer of the German saying “Wer rastet, der rostet” or in English: A rolling stone gathers no moss! Java seems to be my main programming language since quite a while now. But believe (more...)

Oracle 12c enqueue waits

Just as with the new Oracle 12c lock types it’s time to take a quick look at the new enqueue waits in 12c. Oracle 11.2.0.3 had a total of 304 enqueue waits. 12c has a total of 418. A lot of work seems also to have happened (more...)