If you’ve run an exachk report, y0u may have seen the following message with regard to your databases:
Database parameter CLUSTER_INTERCONNECTS is NOT set to the recommended value
This check is commonly seen when a database is created on Exadata without using the custom “Exadata” templates included with the database creation assistant. These customized templates include a multitude of recommended parameter settings found in (more...)
Kscope15 promised to be a brand new experience in more than one way.
As I start to write this report, I am flying from Düsseldorf airport to Atlanta. It will be the first time flying to the United States with a stopover, and because of Erik van Roon, I came prepared. With just carry-on luggage, I should end up at my final destination, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, together with my ‘stuff’. I am flying Delta (more...)
Monday June 22nd was the launch date for Oracle for 24 (and more) Cloud Services. June is traditionally an important month for Oracle when it comes to product launches and important announcements. This year is the same in that respect. The announcements came in a many-hour live webcast including a 45 minute presentation by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison (see videos from Oracle Cloud Platform Launch). I have harvested some of the most relevant slides (more...)
Some Musings on the Security Implications of Oracle Database Initialization Parameters
Still following the steps of a database installation, this article will muse about some Initialization Parameters with security relevance.
In order to make a Standard Edition database as secure as possible we could start by looking what is the same in SE and EE, which are in their basic security functions more or less equal (security targets of 11g for EEand (more...)
Application Express enables you to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only your web browser. Join us as we re-introduce you to a brand new APEX 5.0 on the industry's #1 Oracle database 12c and find out how you can leverage this database tool equally well on the cloud, on you server, and your laptop.
For those of you who haven’t been working with on-line data replication; in short, it is a way to copy data from a source database to a target database and do this on-line (both databases are active) and do it near-real-time.
This means that when you enter data in you source database, you can immediately query it from your target database. This makes on-line data replication ideal for numerous tasks, like moving and / or (more...)
With the launch of DB 12c in 2013, Oracle introduced a new architectural concept, called “multitenant databases”, where you have one super database (=container; CDB) and one or more sub databases (= pluggable DBs; PDB).
Before running the installer on an Oracle Linux 6 environment, a library can be installed through yum to meet all the system per-requisites:
yum install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
The software installer and DBCA are similar to 11g, except for this screen where (more...)
This is a very simple post to show the results of some recent testing that Tom and I ran using Oracle SLOB on Violin to determine the impact of using virtualization. But before we get to that, I am duty bound to write a paragraph of text featuring lots of long sentences peppered with industry buzz words. Forgive me, it’s just the way I’m wired.
It is increasingly common these days to find database environments running (more...)
There may be a reason that one needs to re-add a database to the AWR Warehouse. This is a new opportunity for me to learn and offer assistance, but I’m working off the grid to figure out a solution. Luckily, it’s just a matter of creating a new process from pre-existing code and processes.
The process requires both the AWR Warehouse UI and a SQLPlus connection.
I’ve run into a few customers recently who have had problems with their ASM rebalance operations running too slowly. Surprisingly, there were some simple concepts being overlooked – and once these were understood, the rebalance times were dramatically improved. For that reason, I’m documenting the solutions here… I hope that somebody, somewhere benefits…
1. Don’t Overbalance
Every time you run an ALTER DISKGROUP <NAME> REBALANCE operation you initiate a large amount of I/O workload as (more...)
Here’s a quick guide to my schedule of sessions at IOUG Collaborate 2015 for this year. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next week, (I’ll be arriving on Saturday, so I really should say in a couple days) and have no doubt we’re up for another phenomenal conference at Las Vegas, this year at the Mandalay!
Like many other Oracle professionals and speakers I will be attending IOUG Collaborate 2015 this year in Las Vegas. I’m not a big fan of Las Vegas, but hey cannot turn down an opportunity to speak, especially when IOUG asked me to do more than one session.
This year my schedule is going to keep me busy; yet full of good topics that cover both EM12c and GoldenGate. If you are going to be (more...)
A quick post to say that this week, on Thursday 26th, I will be giving a talk (in English!) on the subject of Flash for DBAs (and architects, designers, developers, managers etc) at the Paris Oracle Meetup:
Flash for DBAs: A new technology is sweeping the world of storage. Flash, a type of non-volatile memory, is gradually replacing hard disk drives. It began in consumer electronic devices such as phones, cameras and tablets (more...)
In doing more work directly from my Macbook Air, I ran into a situation where native connectivity to an Oracle environment was needed.
From experience I have always been a big fan of the Full Oracle client, just because it comes with a lot of tools and utilities for troubleshooting, which makes the actual experience a bit more pleasant.
Looking & asking around, though, I learned fairly quickly that this client is just not (more...)
If I have an alias entry named “TEST1″ in tnsnames.ora twice with different descriptions, which one will Oracle*Net use when connecting to database? What if the duplicate alias entry is in the IFILE referenced from tnsnames.ora – which entry will be used? In my tests, Oracle*Net reads the tnsnames.ora file from bottom up. So if there […]
Sometimes things in life can change quickly! It is only two years ago that I came to Oslo for the first time to join the Scandinavian Oracle crew on a boat trip to Kiel.
At that time I had never actually participated in this kind of experience and I wasn’t into presenting either. Together with my good friend Philippe Fierens I discovered a whole new world back then. You could have read (more...)