"Whether or not you find your own way, you're bound to find some way. If you happen to find my way, please return it, as it was lost years ago. I imagine by now it's quite rusty." -- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Oracle has provided access to its wait interface for several releases and with each new release it expands the range of wait information available, so much so that it’s hard to (more...)
I am often surprised by which of my Facebook posts are the most liked and by who likes what. I wondered: are there any interesting patterns there? Could I visualize them?
My next question (as always) was: could I get the data? Thanks to the rise of the API economy I could. Companies have discovered it’s profitable to make their private data public. IT departments are splitting into private and public-facing sides. Public APIs (more...)
Raymond and I were fortunate to attend the Game Developers Conference this year. Compared to the previous year, the crowds were calmer and new sessions and summits were added to accommodate growing interests in VR and UX. This year there seemed to be more focus on delivering (a) Inclusive and Accessible experiences as well as (b) building out Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality experiences.
The State of VR
Before we talk about about AR/MR and building (more...)
“The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort.” ― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Oracle provides two parameters that affect the PGA that look very similar but operate very differently. One of these parameters is the well-known pga_max_size and the otheris a hidden parameter, _pga_max_size. Let’s look at both and see how one can be very effective while the other can create problems with respect to (more...)
The event at each city will have keynote sessions from various speakers, demo stations showing many of Oracle’s Cloud services, a code lounge for developers to check out some “hardware” linked and controlled through Oracle backend, and other partner booths.
Obviously nobody could beat Tim to getting the comprehensive installation instructions out first, but here are my notes for installing it on a proxmox container environment which is what I use as my research platform. Some of the calls used are from or based on Tim’s prior 12cR1 installation article – thanks Tim.
NOTE – this post is just a guide and is based on my environment – you will likely need to make changes to (more...)
Yes and now Oracle 12.2 is available (Linux x86_64) for download from OTN.
Let’s start with Installation and Setup ….
"The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between." -- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Recently in an Oracle forum a question resurfaced regarding enabling row movement for tables. The posted question, from five years ago, asked if row movement was safe and if there could be any ‘undesired impact on application data’. The answer to the first part of that question is ‘yes’ (it’s safe (more...)
Specifically, Raymond (@yuhuaxie) and Mark (@mvilrokx) will be hosting IoT Workshops like they did during JavaOne and OpenWorld 2016. Also, Raymond’s Pac-Man on a String will be one of the (more...)
Art of Making
I caught up the making virus from our engineers, and, jointly with a fellow parent, volunteered to teach an “Art of Making” seminar at my daughter’s school (my friend’s son came up with the title). Our hope was to bring STEM, art, and design thinking together. (I am supposed to represent art and design thinking, but secretly dream of learning some STEM along the way).
There are about thirty different seminars that (more...)
Blogging and long-form content seem so tedious to me nowadays, but if you’ve read here for a while, you’ll recall that I used to post several times a week.
One of the reasons I’ve kept this blog running in the era of ever-shorter content is that it keeps a historical record of this team’s work and our thoughts. As an emerging technologies team, we know that not all our thinking will make it to daylight, so we (more...)
Last year in October Oracle released the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) to analyzes database configurations and security policies to improve the security in your environment.
- quickly identify security configuration errors in the database environment
- lauch Security best practices
- increase the security level of your Oracle Databases
- reduce the attack and exposure risk
What does DBSAT check
- User Accounts, Privileges and Roles
- Authorization Control
- Data Encryption
- Fine-grained Access Control
- Auditing Policies
- Database (more...)
“Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going.” ― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
In a recent post in the Oracle General database forum the following question was asked:
Hi, I have 3 schema's of almost equal sizes, off which only two are creating the backup's (Hot backup). One of the schema's is not creating any backup, by not creating I mean, the backup file that (more...)
Lots going on here at the ‘Lab as always, and now, I have video to prove it.
First, a large of our daily routines now involve showing off our demos to visitor to the User Experience Cloud Labs at Oracle HQ. Our demos live in a space we affectionately call the Gadget Lab, and during last year’s OpenWorld, Gozel (@gozelaamoth) had a film crew take some video.
Now you can get a sense (more...)
At the end of November, Laurie’s (@lsptahoe) Apps UX Innovation Events team organized another fabulous hackathon, this time in collaboration with the Oracle Sydney Office. The goal of the hackathon was to integrate several Oracle Cloud Services and hack together an application built on top of those Cloud Services, using a toy or other device. The AppsLab was prominently represented by Jake, Noel, Raymond and myself as we were invited mentors for the various teams (more...)
This past holiday break, I have mostly stayed in the garage – setting up a CNC machine and cutting all the things that I deemed cuttable by it.
Owning a CNC machine has been on my list for a long time, it is just out of my price range for a high quality professional grade machine, or maybe not useful enough for a “toy” level DIY one. But every time I built (more...)
Over the many years Oracle has been leading the database world, I guess they are now taking something of a wrong turn.
Let me briefly fill you in on my thoughts.
Basically I see two “minor” shifts that are significantly indicative of this:
- Oracle Standard Edition 2
- Oracle ACE Program
Okay, so you might think I am crazy, but let me try to explain.
Oracle Standard Edition 2
Sometime last year, the long expected, (more...)