A Few New Concept Demos

Our new team members, Raymond and Tony, have been busy in their short time with us, and they’re embracing the AppsLab way.

What way is that you ask? Since the beginning, we’ve always started with an idea and moved quickly to build something conceptual to see how and if (more...)

The Google Now TV Card

A while back, I promised some details on the Google Now TV Card I found accidentally.

I was watching TV via an HDTV antenna and happened to pop open Google Now for some reason or another. Now showed me this card:

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Freaky, right? I dismissed it, but my curiosity was (more...)

Watch Paul on Shark Tank

Did you know that Paul (@ppedrazzi) and his lovely wife and children were on Shark Tank?

If you hurry, you can watch their episode on Hulu. If you decide to wait, they appear in Season 5 Episode 10. Paul and family are the very first segment, so you (more...)

“Compressing” Matters

Compression is often mentioned in reverent tones as the cure for database space problems, and properly used it can be just that. However simply throwning compression at a table without careful consideration of what can be accomplished or what behavior to expect afterwards can leave you scratching your head in (more...)

6 Version Control Tools for PeopleSoft

Oracle doesn't provide a version control feature for PeopleSoft. So here are some tools available in the market which can do version control and much more for PeopleSoft.

My book: Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide

It was a long journey of hard work and team work that now has finished, as a result you will find my book Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide that I wrote with the help of my good friend Aman Sharma. I would also take this opportunity to (more...)

Why use OVM for Oracle Databases

Some time ago I made a benchmark exercise to compare the performance of an Oracle Database running in a bare metal environment versus a virtualized environment to clear some of the main questions our team and clients in Revera have, such as:  Does an Oracle Database performs well on a (more...)

Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c (12.1.0.1) and OEL 6.4 – Part 2

We will complete our lab by installing the Oracle Database software, create a Pluggable database and take a look in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express.

The steps to install and create an Oracle Database 12c are:

1 – Go to the database directory created when unzipped the 2 Oracle (more...)

Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c (12.1.0.1) and OEL 6.4 – Part 1

Now that 12c was released it’s time to install in on OEL 6.4 64 bits OS. Let’s start playing with this.

Before we start with the creation of the VM we will need to download some software first, such as:

A new era: Fusion Applications

Fusion Applications is out there, that is a fact. ERP customers are starting to look more and more at Fusion Applications as a serious replacement or a coexistence with there current ERP systems and we have to answer to that

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Once again, How to Improve your Oracle Career

The main question about the DBA job I hear all the time is: How can I became a successful DBA?

Most of the people that I talk to who have difficulties starting out in their DBA career really have an issue trying to absorb the mountainous volumes of information that (more...)

Oracle VM 3.1 Disaster Recovery (HA)

On this scenario we will talk about how to implement HA (High Availability) for OVM 3.1 between a Primary Site (Production) and a Secondary Site (DR) located at 800 km away. On this post we will only talk about the storage replication part and how to make it work (more...)

Sorting Out Constraints

An interesting question was posed on the Oracle-L list a while back; a member was having difficulty getting a constraint created using an existing non-unique index as Oracle would consistently consume all of the TEMP space and cause the process to terminate for lack of resources. The conventional wisdom was (more...)

We Have No Constraints

A question was recently asked by a colleague regarding unique indexes and constraints. He was complaining that the unique index did not create the associated constraint by default. Unlike the situation when a unique constraint is created (the associated unique index is created if no other index is specified) there (more...)

Path To Understand Oracle Fusion Application

Path To Fusion


Extending the PeopleSoft 9.2 virtual machine with GUI and Guest Additions

In my previous post I described the steps for getting started with the PeopleSoft 9.2 virtual machine. Although I am still thrilled that Oracle has made this generally available, I am of the opinion that it would have even been

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Installing PeopleSoft 9.2 pre-build virtual machine

The past years I have seen a lot of people on OTN forum struggling with PeopleSoft installations. Installing PeopleSoft on uncertified OS, mismatch between versions and releases, 32 vs 64 bit, etc, etc. Well those days are over. As of April

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Switching from VMWare to VirtualBox

Ever since I discovered virtualization, I have been creating and using dedicated virtual machines for all my PeopleSoft sandboxes and Fusion MiddleWare components. This allowed me to run multiple releases of OS and PeopleSoft on my own laptop. Until recently I was

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Hotsos 2013 A personal Touch 3/4 – Third Day

After having a good sleep I attended the first session in the morning from George Djerdj Srdanov with a presentation called “How to Get the Most Out of Your I/O Subsystem?”. George dived deep into the I/O subsystem, with the following important subjects:

  • Different RAID configurations (Read and Write (more...)

Hotsos 2013 A personal Touch 2/4 – Second Day

Due to a cold or “the bug” some at the symposium called it, I had a very bad night sleep. In the morning I was not able to follow the sessions and I ended up having a good breakfast and released the new white paper and latest presentation to Hotsos (more...)