Preview of Maria Colgan, and Andrew Bond/Stewart Bryson Sessions at RM BI Forum 2014

We’ve got a great selection of presentations at the two upcoming Rittman Mead BI Forum 2014 events in Brighton and Atlanta, including sessions on Endeca, TimesTen, OBIEE (of course), ODI, GoldenGate, Essbase and Big Data (full timetable for both events here). Two of the sessions I’m particularly looking forward to though are ones by Maria Colgan, product manager for the new In-Memory Option for Oracle Database, and another by Andrew Bond and Stewart Bryson, (more...)

Cannot show requested dialog. (SqlMgmt) Property Owner is not available…

I hit the following issue this morning when I tried viewing the properties of a SQL Server database using SSMS: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Cannot show requested dialog. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Cannot show requested dialog. (SqlMgmt) Property Owner is not available for Database ‘[databasename]‘. This property may not exist for this object, or may not


Training : Oracle ADF 11g Applicatie Ontwikkeling

In mei geeft Oracle ACE Luc Bors weer een ADF 11g training. Deze training wordt gegeven in het kantoor van AMIS in Nieuwegein. In deze training leer je de basis van ADF. Een training op basis van presentatie, demonstratie en hands on, doorspekt met best practices en voorbeelden uit de dagelijkse praktijk.

De training is bedoeld voor ontwikkelaars die net met ADF 11g aan de slag zijn of aan de slag willen gaan.

    - (more...)

ADF for the Enterprise and beyond – 3-day conference for senior developers and application architects

SNAGHTML5d1bacOn May 21st, 22nd and 23rd – AMIS and Oracle join forces for a three day event around enterprise application development with Oracle Fusion Middleware. The event targets senior (ADF) developers and application architects. It addresses many of the themes currently or shortly relevant to any organization: multi device UI, mobility, security, agile & automated software engineering, performance & scalability, user experience, web & mobile oriented architecture and cloud. It will discuss and demonstrate Oracle’s (more...)

Complément : Régionales 2014 … les présentations

Retrouvez les présentations faites lors des Régionales 2014 :

Using test prep software to prepare for 12c OCP upgrade exam

I got the newly available Kaplan test prep software for the Oracle 12c OCP upgrade exam.

I took the test in certification mode when I was tired at the end of the day some day last week and got 44% right – fail!  I usually wait until I get all the questions right before taking the real test so I have a ways to go.

The practice test software has been useful  in terms (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-04-15 12:52:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Mark Hurd’s Latest Blog Explains Why Customer-Obsessed Marketing Is Your Next Competitive Edge

Oracle President Mark Hurd has posted his latest LinkedIn Influencer blog, “Customer-Obsessed Marketing Is Your Next Competitive Edge.” 

Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd,
President, Oracle
In this new blog, Mark writes, “Marketing executives are leading the charge to convince their organizations of the inherent danger in today’s highly digitized buyer-seller relationship. And they’re doing that by proving (more...)

Far Sync (Oracle 12c New Feature)

Oracle Far Sync is an Oracle 12c new feature for Oracle Data Guard. This feature is meant to resolve the performance problems induced by network latency when you maintain a standby database geographically distant of the primary database. In this type of situation you sometimes have to make a compromise between performance and data loss. [...]

The post Far Sync (Oracle 12c New Feature) appeared first on Oracle DBA Scripts and Articles (Montreal).

How to Rename a Table

I tested this example in Oracle 12.1. First I created a table:

SQL> create table fred
  2  as select * from user_synonyms
  3  where 1 = 2
  4  /
Table created.


Then I checked its object_id for later:

SQL> select object_id
  2  from user_objects
  3  where object_name = 'FRED'
  4  /


... and described it:

SQL> desc fred
Name                       Null?    (more...)

Frequently Misused Metrics in Oracle

Lying Businessman

Back in March of last year I wrote an article on the five frequently misused metrics in Oracle: These Aren’t the Metrics You’re Looking For.

To sum up, my five picks for the most misused metrics were:

Business Graph

  1. db file scattered read – Scattered reads aren’t always full table scans, and they’re certainly not always bad.
  2. Parse to Execute Ratio – This is not a metric that shows how often you’re hard parsing, no matter how (more...)

RMAN Redundancy is not a Viable Retention Policy

Originally posted by me on the Pythian blog. This is an older post that I somehow forgot to post on my own blog, but another recent redundancy foul-up reminded me of it.

The story you are about to read is based on actual events. Names and paths have been changed to protect the innocent. I call this scenario “The Perfect Storm” because it took just the right combination of events and configurations. Sadly, this doesn’t (more...)

Multiple Buffer Errors vulnerabilities in FreeType

CVE DescriptionCVSSv2 Base ScoreComponentProduct and Resolution
CVE-2012-5668 Buffer Errors vulnerability 4.3 FreeType
Solaris 10 SPARC: 119812-18 X86: 119813-20
Solaris 11.1
CVE-2012-5669 Buffer Errors vulnerability 4.3
CVE-2012-5670 Buffer Errors vulnerability 4.3

This notification describes vulnerabilities fixed in third-party components that are included in Oracle's product distributions.
Information about vulnerabilities affecting Oracle products can be found on Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts page.

Asynchronous CDI Events?

| Apr 15, 2014

CDI events are a very powerful feature that enable loose coupling in a very simple and type-safe way. One aspect of CDI events that surprises many folks is the fact that they are synchronous rather than asynchronous. The surprise is perhaps fairly natural as similar event systems are usually asynchronous. Piotr Nowicki explores the issue in a very well thought out post exploring the various options for making CDI events asynchronous using plain Java EE (more...)

DukeScript Framework for Dummies

| Apr 15, 2014

Jaroslav Tulach's Java/JavaScript framework DukeScript explained for dummies (e.g., me):

Or watch it here:

Further info:

Join us: What’s New in UPK 12.1 webinar


On May 6, 2014, Oracle University and UPK Product Management will present the newest release of Oracle’s User Productivity Kit: UPK 12.1. This customer-driven release blends new expert features, usability, and performance enhancements to position UPK as the premier product in the industry!

About the session

Attend the live webcast to discover what’s new in Oracle UPK 12.1. You’ll see the new screenshot (more...)

Fusion Applications at Collaborate 2014

Many of you will be aware that R8 Fusion Applications went GA just before Collaborate 2014, this product is out there and being used.
I’m often asked about the adoption of Fusion Applications and Oracle will give you numbers about how many people have now purchased it, but I’m sharing my thoughts and how Collaborate left me feeling very excited about the adoption curve.

The early adopters of Fusion Applications have spoken about their experience (more...)

Internet of Things Workshop for Kids

| Apr 15, 2014

Devoxx4Kids is offering workshops for kids 6th grade and older to learn the basics of the Internet of Things in Mountain View, California on Sunday, May 4th. Register your child now for the morning or afternoon session!

These workshops will cover the basic concepts applied for interfacing the real world to the digital world, like sensors and controllers, circuits, voltage, current, analog and digital signals. Kids will learn via hands-on activities using the Arduino Uno, (more...)

April JSR Updates and JCP.Next Progress Report

March was an exciting month with the Java 8 launch, and April continues to keep the JCP community active with new JSRs, a JSR posting Public Review milestone, several JSRs preparing for Final Release and some JSRs holding Maintenance Reviews. 

The JCP Executive Committee (EC) has been working since 2011 on the JCP.Next effort to evolve the JCP program itself.  In 2011, JSR 348 introduced JCP version 2.8 to increase transparency (more...)

Gamification at Collaborate2014

Collaborate 2014 had a mobile app, not uncommon nowadays in fact almost a necessity but this one was worthy of note.

I loved the mobile app it really did help to plan my agenda, and to be able make selections on the move, rate presentations, comment on the experience and interact with other delegates was fantastic. But I do have some feedback:

Syncing calendar:
This is a really good option, the ability to be able (more...)

Impatient Customers Make Flawless Service Mission Critical for Midsize Companies

by Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize Programs

At times, I can be an impatient customer. But I’m not alone. Research by The Social Habit shows that among customers who contact a brand, product, or company through social media for support, 32% expect a response within 30 minutes and 42% expect a response within 60 minutes! 70% of respondents to another study expected their complaints to be addressed (more...)