Copy Data Management with Delphix on Exadata

I’ve been busy reading and testing everything I can with Delphix, whenever I get a chance.  I’m incredibly fascinated by copy data management and the idea of doing this with Exadata is nothing new, as Oracle has it’s own version with sparse copy.  The main challenge is that Exadata’s version of this is kind of clunky and really doesn’t have the management user interface that Delphix offers.

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Oaktable World 2016 Sept 19 & 20 is on !!

Having take a new job at Amazon just two weeks ago and moving to Seattle (!)  I didn’t have the time nor was it practical to set up Oaktable World  this year. Luckily Kelly Pot’vin has taken over the mantel !

Get the info straight from the horses mouth at her blog.

The following content has been graciously supplied from Kellyn’s blog:

Oak Table World is FREE to the PUBLIC!  We don’t require an (more...)

E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2016

OpenWorld logoPreparations for Oracle OpenWorld have been underway for some time, and the session catalog with detailed schedules is now available. 

This year, the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will participate in 29 sessions including Meet the Experts round-table discussions and customer panels, demo booths, and several Special Interest Group meetings as guest speakers. Please join us to hear the latest news and connect with senior ATG development staff.

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EM13c: Performance Tuning Access to Read Only Administrators

About six months ago, when I was in the OUGN Spring Conference, someone asked me how they can let developers access to performance tuning pages on Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c. He said that they granted full administrator privileges to the developers so they could access the performance page but it’s not acceptable. He also mentioned that they didn’t need to grant full administration privilege to the developers’ EM users while they were using (more...)

Little things worth knowing: using Remote Diagnostic Agent more effectively with profiles

RDA, or the Remote Diagnostics Agent, has been around for a little while. Over the time, and with the growing number of Oracle’s acquisitions it has become, shall we say, a little more difficult to handle. It appears to me as if every one of them will have its diagnostics handled by RDA making it hard to focus on something specific, like for example the database.

I won’t go into very detail of the Remote (more...)

LittleArduinoProjects#222 Stair-step Generator

Once again I'm inspired to go and build a circuit by yet another great tutorial from w2aew.

This circuit generates a stairstep waveform by an ingenious combination of 3 circuit elements:
  • a "high" (265Hz) frequency pulse (555 timer) provides the charge to step-up the output
  • the step pulse feeds an OpAmp pulse integrator/accumulator
  • a low frequency pulse generator (OpAmp oscillator) provides the reset pulse that clears the accumulator and resets the 555

As always, all (more...)

Friday Philosophy: Be A Hero – OR Be The Best

There is a crisis! The database is not responding, the apps can’t work and the business is suffering. Management are doing what management are there for – panicking and demanding “Someone Do Something!!!”.

Step forward a DBA who logs into the server, checks the alert logs, spots what is wrong and fixes it. The database starts processing requests, the applications are all working fine and the business is back on track. What a hero!

Mount NTFS disk in Linux 7

Today I wanted to pass an old disk in a usb-case to my son. It was from an old Windows Laptop and even though I'm administrator, I wasn't able to read the documents in an other user's folder.

So I thought, let's do it from an Oracle Linux 7 VM, as root. But it turns out that Oracle linux did not support NTFS by default.

But with the trick in this link I managed to (more...)

Saving money by understanding Oracle licensing, part 1

Oracle and licenses. The general feeling most of the time is that you pay too much for the use of the Oracle products, and it’s not always sure if you are compliant, because of the complexity of the rules. This – hopefully clarifying –  blog is part of a small series and is an updated blogpost of one I wrote a few years ago, published on my private website. Since then the (Oracle) world has (more...)

Basic integration of Process Cloud Service with Document Cloud Service by Lykle Thijssen

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Recently, Oracle had released a new version of Process Cloud Service. It mainly contains some minor improvements, but also has one major update: Oracle Process Cloud Service can now use Oracle Document Cloud Service for working with documents in business processes. This blog will show you how to make it happen.

Establishing the connection

In the main page of Oracle Process Cloud Service, click on your user in the right-top corner and select “Administration”. On (more...)

Save the Date & Join the Webinar: Sept 7, 2016 – 8-9 AM PST – Oracle Health Sciences DMW Solution for Partners

Join us for a complementary session for partners on the latest version of the Oracle Data Management Workbench for partners, showcasing an overview on the Oracle Data Management Workbench latest technical features and functions and FY17 Partner Strategy, showcased by our Oracle Health Sciences experts.

We look forward to having you with us for the Oracle Data Management Workbench webcast

Save the Date & Join the Webinar: Sept 28, 2016 – 8-9:30 AM PST – Oracle Healthcare Foundation – A technical Deep Dive!

Join us for a complementary session for partners on the latest version of Oracle Healthcare for partners, showcasing an overview on the Oracle Healthcare Foundation Platform, Oracle Healthcare Precision Medicine and FY17 Partner Strategy as well as a technical overview on the product functionalities and demo of the product, presented by our Oracle Health Sciences experts. 

Register here.

Save the Date & Join the Webinar: Sept 15, 2016 – 8-9 AM PST – Oracle Healthcare Foundation Strategy and Opportunities for Partners!

Join us for a complementary session for partners on the latest around Oracle Healthcare for partners, showcasing an overview on the Oracle Healthcare Foundation Platform and FY17 Partner Strategy with Jonathan Sheldon PhD, Global Vice President, Oracle Healthcare.

We look forward to having you with us for the Oracle Healthcare Foundation FY17 Partner Strategy webcast!

Register now!

How to Import Data (to Oracle RDBMS) from XML

I wrote a blog post about how to import data from a XML file to Oracle about 7 years ago. I demonstrated how we can use DBMS_XMLSTORE package to parse XML data. Yesterday, I replied a question from a blog reader about that post. He had problem with running my sample script, I did troubleshoot and find out the problem with his script, and while testing the sample script, I noticed that I can write (more...)

Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S / X6-2M Support Oracle Database Standard Edition and Oracle Database Standard Edition One

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Oracle ASCIISTR Function with Examples

In this article, I’ll explain what the Oracle ASCIISTR function does, and show you some examples. Purpose of the Oracle ASCIISTR Function The ASCIISTR function converts a string in any character set to a string in the database character set. If there are any characters that are not ASCII, they are converted to a format […]

Happy Birthday Linux!

25 years of ground-breaking innovation

When Linus Torvalds sent his first email on August 25, 1991 announcing a project to create a new operating system, who could have imagined the impact it would have on the technology industry and how it would propel the concept of open source software development. Today, open source and Linux are used across the globe in almost every data center, powering trading platforms, processing millions of transactions each day and (more...)

Accuracy Matters

angry-1300616_640One of the annoying things about our industry is the volume of acronyms and very specific terminology used on a day-to-day basis. If you know the lingo you are fine. If not, life can be quite problematic.

In some cases, this is just a smoke screen to hide a lack of true understanding, say enough buzzwords you read in a Gartner report and people will eventually stop asking you to define them, but in other cases (more...)

New Cloud Exam: Oracle Management Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials Exam – Now In Beta

We’ve just launched a new certification for recognizing your Oracle Cloud skills and that your organization can use to help achieve its OPN Cloud Designations.

The Oracle Management Cloud 2017 Implementation Essentials certification covers topics such as: Oracle Cloud service subscription, configuration, secure deployment and service use. Register now for the OPN Test Fest and you can take the exam for FREE. The OPN Test Fest will take place during Oracle OpenWorld, from September 19th (more...)