I was upgrading an Exadata test database from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 and I came across a failure scenario I had not encountered before. I’ve upgraded a few databases to both 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 for test purposes, but this was the first one I’d done on Exadata. And the first time I’d encountered such a failure.
I started the upgrade after checking with the (more...)
I started looking into In-Memory on RAC this week. Data can be distributed across RAC nodes in a couple of different ways. The default is to spread it across the available nodes in the cluster. So if you had a 2 node cluster, roughly 50% of the data in your table or partition would be loaded into the column store in each of the 2 instances.
SYS@dw1> alter table kso.skew inmemory; (more...)
In preparation for our upcoming 12c In-Memory Webcast @CaryMillsap, @TanelPoder, and I solicited questions from members of the universe at large on the interweb. We got a question about how In-Memory works with the 12c multi-tentant option and it got me thinking so I gave a quick try. As it turns out, it works about as you would expect. The basic idea is to turn it on for the container DB (which is where the (more...)
If you go to Help -> Check for Updates, tick the Open source and Partner Extensions checkbox and press Next:
Select the ADF (more...)
A quick post to let you know about the two presentations that I’ll be doing at Oracle Open World 2014.
Session ID: UGF4482
Session Title: “Getting Started with SQL Pattern Matching in Oracle Database 12c“
Venue / Room: Moscone South – 301
Date and Time: 9/28/14, 13:30 – 14:15
Oracle’s 126.96.36.199 was released a few weeks ago (You can download it from OTN here: Oracle 188.8.131.52 Download). While technically a minor point release, it contains a couple of major features that would normally be rolled out in a more substantial version change like 12cR2 or perhaps V13. Of course the most highly anticipated feature is a new option (Oracle In-Memory Option) that provides a column (more...)
If you have done any play with the latest release of Oracle database 12c, you must have come across the concept of Common and Local users. I won’t rewrite what’s already there in the docs but for setting the context of the post, a Common user must be created with a prefix added to the username-C##. Miss that and you won’t be able to create one while being connected to the Container database. On (more...)
Just a quick post on a new Exadata feature called Zone Maps. They’re similar to storage indexes on Exadata, but with more control (you can define the columns and how the data is refreshed for example). People have complained for years that storage indexes provided no control mechanisms, but now we have a way to exert our God given rights as DBA’s to control yet another aspect of the database. Here’s a link to the (more...)
I was aware that up to Oracle 11g, a PL/SQL program wasn’t allowed use an associative array in a SQL statement. This is what happens when I try to do it.
SQL> drop table test_array purge; Table dropped. SQL> create table test_array as 2 select level num_col from dual 3 connect by level <= 10; Table created. SQL> select * from test_array; NUM_COL ---------- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 (more...)
Just checked Tim’s latest post and guess what, Oracle database 12c’s latest release, 184.108.40.206 is available now for download. It is available as an OTN download as well as from E-Delivery. Seems like that there is no documentation update available yet as the New Features guide still doesn’t have 220.127.116.11 included in it. But I am sure that it’s coming soon!
So grab your copy now and happy downloads :=).
Yesterday, Oracle released a new critical patch update (CPU Jul 2014) for July 2014. This CPU contains fixes for 5 database vulnerabilities. The most critical one, CVE-2013-3751, has a base score of 9.0 and affects Oracle 12.1 only. The same issue was already fixed for Oracle 11.2 in July 2013 (CPU Jul 2013).
After a short research on the web (google and twitter, less than 5 minutes) I found an (more...)
However when I went to start things up, ASM wasn't starting up, giving me these errors:
ORA-04031: unable to allocate 32 bytes of shared (more...)