Alphabet Soup

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| May 7, 2019

"Ali zar u buci nema i dobrih zvukova?" 
-- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Disaster recovery is on the mind of every Oracle DBA, the goal being that there is never a need to use it. Setting optimism aside, many enerprises run regular DR tests to ensure that business can continue as usual should a catastrophic event affect the data center. Before the advent of Oracle Managed Files a ‘proper’ DR onfiguration included generating (more...)

Threadbare

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| Apr 17, 2019

"Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens."
-- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Oracle has, since version 11.2, required standby redo logs to be configured for a Data Guard installation, even though in 11.2 the default log apply process relied on archived redo logs, not the standby logs. That changed in 12.1 and the default became what Oracle labelled “Real Time Apply”; the choice to use archived redo (more...)

Making A List

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| Apr 9, 2019

"Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens."
-- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

In-lists can be a convenient way to search for multiple values in a single select statement. They can be hard-coded or can operate on the results of a subquery, and in the first case the reported limitation is 1000 elements, and that is correct for single-valued elements. If the elements are multi-valued that limit changes, which may be (more...)

12.2 Grid Patching lesson learned

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| Mar 12, 2019

What happend?

During the last month I updated manually the TFA Software.

I  do this update while the TFA release installed via the Patchset is an older Version. This happens while Oracle Support adds the TFA release which is available while they create the Patchset.

Last weekend I start Patching GI Software 12.2 to RU Oct 2018 on a 4 Node Exadata Cluster

As best practice I do the installation manually and not via (more...)

Oracle Feature App :-)

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| Feb 21, 2019

This is really useful and cool have fun with the Feature App

https://apex.oracle.com/database-features/

 

Happy New Year 2019

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| Dec 31, 2018

Wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year 2019. Have a blessed year ahead!

Cheers!!

Making an IoT Badge – #badgelife going corporate

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| Oct 29, 2018

Code Card 2018

Editor’s note:  Noel is the last man standing from the AppsLab to work at Oracle. He created this project while being part of the Oracle Groundbreakers Team. The rest of the original AppsLab team members are now scattered throughout different companies in the tech sector.

For years I’ve been wanting to create something fun with the almighty esp8266 WiFi chip. I started experimenting with the esp8266 almost exactly four years ago. Back then (more...)

Oracle Open World 2018 and More

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| Oct 18, 2018
Hi Everyone! These have been crazy weeks, but almost ready to board to another trip to Oracle Open World. I will like to thank everyone that participated on my Oracle Webcast last week “Does Cloud Mean the End of the

Introducing SQLdb360: merging eDB360 and SQLd360, while rising the bar to community engagement

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| Jun 11, 2018

Today, we are very happy to release SQLdb360, a new tool that merges together eDB360 and SQLd360, under a single package.

Tools eDB360 and SQLd360 can still be used independently, but now there is only one package to download and keep updated. All the new features and updates to both tools are now in that one package.

The biggest change that comes with SQLdb360 is the kind invitation to everyone interested to contribute (more...)

Developing concept products that embrace emerging technologies

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| May 31, 2018

Editor’s note: For posterity’s sake, I’m reposting some content that we created during our time at Oracle. These statements and views are those of the author and do not reflect those of Oracle’s current user experience organization.

Developing concept products that embrace emerging technologies

Working with emerging technologies brings unique challenges for developers. There are few to no users out there one can ask about requirements.

The AppsLab, the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) emerging (more...)

Designing for What’s Not Yet Here

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| May 30, 2018

Editor’s note: For posterity’s sake, I’m reposting some content that we created during our time at Oracle. These statements and views are those of the author and do not reflect those of Oracle’s current user experience organization.

Designing for What’s Not Yet Here

Designing for emerging technologies means seeing how these technologies can help solve user problems in the enterprise and turn invention into innovation. Because design is somewhere at the intersection of people, technologies, (more...)

User Research at the Forefront of Technology

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| May 29, 2018

Editor’s note: For posterity’s sake, I’m reposting some content that we created during our time at Oracle. These statements and views are those of the author and do not reflect those of Oracle’s current user experience organization.

What do you do when you don’t have users yet?

Oracle’s approach to researching emerging technologies isn’t really about the technology; it’s about the users: observing, listening, empathizing, and learning about our users and what matters to them.

(more...)

Playing at work promotes discovery, opens door to innovation

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| May 28, 2018

Editor’s note: For posterity’s sake, I’m reposting some content that we created during our time at Oracle. These statements and views are those of the author and do not reflect those of Oracle’s current user experience organization.

Playing at work promotes discovery, opens door to innovation

What if work could also be play? It turns out that it’s both better for the worker and for the work. As such, it’s something the Oracle Applications User (more...)

Emphasis on emerging technology shapes user experience strategy

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| May 25, 2018

Editor’s note: For posterity’s sake, I’m reposting some content that we created during our time at Oracle. These statements and views are those of the author and do not reflect those of Oracle’s current user experience organization.

Emphasis on emerging technology shapes user experience strategy

The AppsLab, the OAUX emerging technologies team, has a passion for investigating how emerging interactions and technologies can benefit Oracle users.

While this team has existed for many years, Oracle (more...)

Playing with ADWC (Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service)

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| May 16, 2018
Oracle has launched Oracle 18c and the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service (ADWC). Many people call the Oracle 18c as the Autonomous database, and this is a huge mistake! Oracle 18c (that is in reality Oracle 12.2.0.2) is not an

Playing with Oracle Ravello – Migrating your VMs to the Cloud

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| May 9, 2018
Hello everyone, A few years back we had the boom of the “Private Cloud” rush, where everyone started to implement virtualization technologies to make a better use of it Infrastructure resources and improve high availability, scalability and innovation! Now to

The Forgotten Link To The Cloud

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| Apr 20, 2018
(Note: This article was also published at Oracle.com – https://blogs.oracle.com/database/the-forgotten-link-to-the-cloud) Last year when presenting a session at Collaborate’17 in Las Vegas regarding Tips and Best Practices for DBAs, I went thru the evolution of the DBA profession and also gave

A week of PostgreSQL

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| Apr 15, 2018

One of the attractive things of my job is this… Just a bit more often than every now and then, you get the opportunity to get out and meet people to talk about Postgres. I don’t mean the kind of talk I do every day, which has more of a commercial touch to it. – Don’t get me wrong, that is very important too! – But I mean, really talk about PostgreSQL, be part of (more...)

Epilogue

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| Apr 12, 2018

The AppsLab experiment ended this week as nearly all of us were laid off from Oracle.

Noel and I decided to keep this blog running, both as a historical resume of sorts and as a way for all of us who worked in ‘Lab over the years to share our ongoing adventures and talk about technology.

We had a good run, thanks to executive leaders like Paul and Jeremy, and I will always remember the (more...)

Playing with Oracle Cloud – Creating a Hybrid DR Deployment

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| Apr 9, 2018
On this article, we will create a Hybrid Disaster Recovery (DR by using Data Guard) Oracle Database Cloud Service database deployment with a primary database on-premises and a standby database in the cloud. This can be used to implement an improve the high