A Different Type of Keynote & Jonathan Lewis Panel Session at UKOUG Tech15

Technical people tend not to enjoy Keynotes at conferences. We are allergic to content-light “there has never been a better time to invest in our products” fluffy, frou-frou, big picture talks. We want how-it-works meat on the bones of what is served up to us.

OK, it's a very poor photo but the best I have of Dom presenting. Sorry Dom.

OK, it’s a very poor photo but the best I have of Dom presenting. Sorry Dom.

Well, at the UKOUG Tech15 conference this year (Birmingham ICC 7th-9th December) we have (more...)

SOA & BPM Community Newsletter November 2015

This month the top news is the availability of Fusion Middleware 12.2.1. Make sure you get the latest presentations at our community workspace and you try out the new release. The new release was also a key topic in many Oracle Open World presentations. The second major OpenWorld topic was Cloud computing. With the availability of many PaaS services and more to come, European partners are leading the cloud adoption. Thanks for the (more...)

Middleware Update November 2015

The November edition of the Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

  • Oracle OpenWorld warp up
  • PaaS trial accounts
  • SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast

For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here. For the latest SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki here (Community membership required)

WebLogic Partner Community

For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/wls-emea (more...)

DOAG annual conference 2015 – great as always!

Another annual DOAG conference has passed, and I can only say the very best about it: Perfectly organized, large and modern location, impressive list of well known speakers and over 2100 attendees – wow!


My presentation Best of RMAN was scheduled at the first slot on the first day, so I was a bit concerned whether many people would attend that early. It turned out that the room got so full that I was asked (more...)

CERN IT-DB group develops a new WebLogic Command Line Interface tool for CERN Java Middleware Services

Oracle WebLogic 12c introduced a new REST API for managing and monitoring several aspects of a domain in a lightweight and fast manner. These RESTful interfaces represent the current industry standard followed by the noteworthy and widely used Oracle WebLogic application server. Feature introduced some time ago, but improved in the current Server version, allows administrators to access the most important WebLogic Server runtime values using a simple URL. Having every reason to believe that the potential of WebLogic REST services and its maturity level is apparent, CERN decided to implement a CLI system (more...)

MySQL Users Conference Japan

MySQL User Conference Japan is back to Tokyo. We'd like to the event in Tokyo planned on Dec. 15th, celebrating 20 years anniversary of MySQL, 15 years anniversary of MySQL Nippon Association (aka MySQL User Group Japan), and 5 years of Oracle's stewardship with MySQL. Sessions are including MySQL 5.7 optimizer updates, Utilization of MySQL Binlog, Evaluation of MySQL + Oracle Clusterware, and much more. Please find more details below:

ADF 12.x: Changing the List Of Values "No rows to display" text

In this post I describe how I implemented an interesting Use Case where the customer wanted to have an alternate message in the LOV when there is no data found. We all know how this can be changed in an af:table component by simply changing the emptyText property. In a List of Values, this works 'slightly' different. Lets start with the basics By default you will see the following List Of

Alle Jahre wieder – Nützliches in der Adventszeit

Autor: Anke Pantel, Marketing Manager Oracle Marketing Cloud

Anke Pantel

In einer automatisierten Welt, in der man mehr Freunde in den Sozialen Netzwerken hat als in seinem gesamten Realleben, kommen traditionelle Gepflogenheiten und besinnliche Stunden viel zu kurz. Selbst unsere Kinder haben heute nur noch selten den Bezug zum eigentlichen Sinn der beschaulichen Adventszeit. Apropos Zeit: Zeit für uns, uns für Sie auf alte Werte zu besinnen und in den kommenden Wochen täglich eine kleine Aufmerksamkeit vorzubereiten. (more...)

Cloud Control 12c: Rollen und Named Credentials

Named Credentials stellen in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control ein wichtiges Instrument zur Zugriffskontrolle dar. Die Nutzung dieser Credentials kann aber erst seit Cloud Control mittels Rollen vergeben werden. Dazu kommt eine neue Form von Rollen zum Einsatz: Private Rollen. Wie das funktioniert und wie Sie die neuen Rollen in ihr existierendes Rollenkonzept in Cloud Control einbinden können, finden Sie im aktuellen Tipp

Friday Spotlight: Pre-requisites for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training

The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview introduces essential concepts for administrators and talks to the operation of the virtualization environment hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance, helping you manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Before taking this course, people should have familiarity with:

  • Creating and managing virtual machines
  • Configuring networks and storage in the data center and in a virtualized environment
  • Physical and virtual server system administration
  • IaaS and PaaS concepts

For information about what (more...)

Oracle Database Cloud: The World’s #1 Database in the Cloud

Combine the power and flexibility of the World's #1 Database with the Cloud?

With Oracle Database Cloud Service, you can!

Watch this short video to discover the benefits and start your journey today!

Where did my triggers go ?

You need to be careful when coding and using triggers when it comes to Datapump (or anything that transposes triggers between schemas).  A lot of people make assumptions about what will happen with their triggers, and often get a nasty shock when they see the reality.  Lets explore with an example

I’m going to add three triggers to the standard EMP table in the SCOTT schema

SQL> connect scott/tiger
SQL> create or  (more...)

The Integrated Heartbeat of Oracle #GoldenGate #12c (12.2)

With the announcement of Oracle GoldenGate 12c ( at Oracle Open World this year, I was interested in hearing that Oracle has finally integrated the heartbeat process into the core functionality of GoldenGate. Setting up the heartbeat is always a fun thing to do with GoldenGate and I had hoped that this move to integrated it would bring benefits with it. To my dismay, I’m a little underwhelmed with the heartbeat (more...)

SQL Developer doing LDAP lookup

SQL Developer can certainly use LDAP naming and I'm pasting animation GIF of SQL Developer doing LDAP lookup.

Directory Usage Parameters (ldap.ora)

list the host names and port number of the primary and alternate LDAP directory servers

This is the sequence.

  1. In "Connections" pane, create a new connection.
  2. Connection Type == "LDAP"
  3. Type in 3 LDAP server hosts and non-secure ports and SSL ports. You can copy working "DIRECTORY_SERVERS" line in ldap.ora file.
  4. (more...)

Support for Creo Combined Views in AutoVue 21

Hi all,

I wanted to say a little bit about one of the new features in the recently released AutoVue 21: support for Creo's 'Combined Views' capability.  

Combined views are a pretty key feature when working with Model Based Designs (MBD) - you can see a bit of background on this here: https://blogs.oracle.com/enterprisevisualization/entry/model_based_enterprise_an_introduction  - when building an MBD in Creo, it is very common to add views that capture a particular (more...)

Data Visualization Cloud Service – Now Available

(In via Tanya)

Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) is a new Oracle Cloud Service. It is a subset offering of the currently supported Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).

Data Visualization Cloud Service

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service is a web-based tool that enables you to explore analytical data visually and on an individual basis. It makes it easy to visualize your data so you can focus on exploring interesting patterns and outliers.


ORA-24247: network access denied by access control list (ACL)

SQL> begin
2 3 4
5 /
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-24247: network access denied by access control list (ACL)
ORA-06512: at “SYS.UTL_TCP”, line 19
ORA-06512: at “SYS.UTL_TCP”, line 280
ORA-06512: at “SYS.UTL_SMTP”, line 163
ORA-06512: at “SYS.UTL_SMTP”, line 199
ORA-06512: at “SCOTT.SEND_MAIL”, line 8
ORA-06512: at line 2

This error message means that no access control list has been assigned to the host you (more...)

Korrigierte Histogramm-Statistiken im SQL Server anlegen

Nachdem ich viele Jahre lang Tom Kytes Mantra wiederholt habe, dass alle RDBMS unterschiedlich sind und man die Unterschiede kennen muss, um sinnvoll mit den Systemen umzugehen, behaupte ich in jüngerer Vergangenheit immer häufiger, dass die relationalen Datenbanken im Prinzip alle ziemlich ähnlich sind und sich in mancher Hinsicht immer ähnlicher werden. In jedem Fall bin ich immer wieder froh, wenn ich neue Gemeinsamkeiten feststelle, so etwa auch diese hier: im immer wieder lesenswerten SQL (more...)

Spoletini: più incentivi per il Cloud

Sistema Pubblico d'Identità Digitale (SPID), pagamenti elettronici con PagoPA, l'anagrafe unica, le linee guida per i servizi online della Pubblica Amministrazione e l'interoperabilità. Queste sono le cinque priorità del Governo, i primi paradigmi su cui costruire l'Agenda Digitale Italiana.

Ne hanno parlato a Roma Paolo Barberis, Consigliere del Governo all'Innovazione e Antonio Samaritani, Direttore dell'Agenzia per l'Agenda Digitale (AGID) durante il New Digital Government Summit organizzato da The Innovation Group e sponsorizzato (more...)

Latches: What do we know ?

Latches are low level serialization mechanism which protects memory areas inside SGA. They are light wait and less sophesticated than enqueues and can be acquired and released very quickly.

Latch acquisition does not involve any complex algorithm and is based on test-and-set atomic instruction of a computer processor.

Latch Classification:

Latch can be classified in multiple ways:-

Shared latch and exclusive latch:

Shared latch is the one which can be shared by multiple processes/sessions.

Example (more...)