UKOUG Tech16 : Monday

tech16_300wI got a bit of a late start to the day. I had a some work stuff I had to do before setting off for the conference and it dragged on a bit longer than I expected.

My plan for the day was to go to sessions about stuff I don’t do for my job. I could dress that up as something strategic, but the reality is I’m now totally conferenced out. It’s been a (more...)

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UKOUG Tech 2016 – Super Sunday

UKOUG 2016 is underway. This year I'm staying at the Jury's Inn hotel, one of a clutch of hotels within a stone's throw of the ICC. Proximity is the greatest luxury. My room is on the thirteenth floor, so I have a great view across Birmingham; a view, which in the words of Telly Savalas "almost takes your breath away".

Although the conference proper - with keynotes, exhibition hall and so on - opens today, (more...)

Oracle Certification Dumps Can Ruin Your Career

Are you looking to get certified? Want to get your hands on some Oracle certification dumps for an exam to help you pass? That’s a bad idea. I’ll explain why in this article. What Is a Brain Dump? So what is a brain dump, when you talk about IT certifications? A brain dump is a […]

PaaS & Middleware Partner YouTube Update December 2016

The December edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

  • Cloud Partner Opportunities
  • Enrich SaaS with PaaS
  • SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcasts December20th 2016

For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Thanks for your likes and sharing the video on YouTube and LinkedIn. For the latest SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki here (Community membership required)

SOA & BPM (more...)

Resolving two errors on Datapump export – parameter cluster=N/Y

I attempt to export a table with 76,000 rows using a relatively standard datapump command

expdp schemas=ODI_TEMP cluster=y directory=MCB content=ALL dumpfile=OEC_%U.dmp include=table:"IN('ORDM_ERROR_COUNTS')" parallel=8 logfile=OEC.log

It fails with a fatal error and also produces a warning

Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.4.0 – 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management and OLAP options
Starting “ODI_TEMP”.”SYS_EXPORT_SCHEMA_03″:  odi_temp/******** schemas=ODI_TEMP cluster=y directory=MCB content=ALL dumpfile=OEC_%U.dmp (more...)

Ten Years and Counting

This blog turned 10 this year.  When I started it in 2006 with this article, I had no idea that it would become what it is today.  Things certainly turned out differently than I expected. 


Photo credit: Fulvio Spada, Wikimedia Commons

This little blog now gets millions of visits a year.  It has helped us shape EBS to meet your needs better.  I've been schooled in the many ways (more...)

node-oracledb 1.12.0-dev available for preview

| Dec 4, 2016
A preview of node-oracledb 1.12.0-dev is available on GitHub and can be installed with: npm install oracle/node-oracledb.git#v1.12.0-dev Node-oracledb is the Node.js add-on for Oracle Database. The key things to look at are all the LOB enhancements - we want feedback. There are a couple more LOB enhancements... [Read More]

EM13c: SQL Monitoring Raises ORA-06553

After I have installed the EM13c R2, I noticed that I couldn’t access the SQL Monitoring page. I tested the SQL monitoring page for 11g to 12c database targets, and it gave the same error: ORA-06553: PLS-306: wrong number or types of arguments in call to ‘REPORT_SQL_MONITOR_LIST’. As you can guess I hit a bug, good thing is someone else already raised a service request and Oracle released Patch 24914115 to fix the bug. When (more...)

UKOUG Tech16 : Super Sunday

tech16_300wMy blog posts about a conference usually start with a post about my journey to the event, so…

I got in my car, drove 4 miles, parked my car, walked about 100m.

That’s it. 🙂

I met up with a gang of people in the ICC and pretty soon we moved up to the main reception area, where we had a natter and coffee before everything kicked off. They couldn’t find a badge for Mr Debra Lilley, so (more...)

Applications User Experience OpenWorld 2016 results

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See what the Oracle Applications User Experience (#OAUX) team did during Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco in September on the Voice of User Experience blog, or VoX, where we’ve reposted our most recent Storify collection. Here’s a short summary of the big stuff:

 The OAUX Cloud Exchange, where the OAUX team demos near-future and future concepts, was extended to three days this year. Participants included Oracle partners, industry analysts, private customer (more...)

Toys for when You & I are bored

https://github.com/terrywang/vagrantboxes/blob/master/oraclelinux-7-x86_64.md

https://github.com/yasushiyy/vagrant-oracle11g-rac
https://github.com/yasushiyy/vagrant-oracle12c-rac

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/RAC_Attack_-_Oracle_Cluster_Database_at_Home/RAC_Attack_Automation

https://github.com/racattack/vagrantfile

http://oracleprof.blogspot.com/2015/08/automation-for-dba-vagrant-part-1.html
http://oracleprof.blogspot.com/2015/09/automation-for-dba-vagrant-part-2.html

http://vxcompany.com/2016/08/12/vagrant-for-you-rac-test-environment/

http://myofwexperiments.blogspot.com/2015/10/oracle-12c-database-installation-on.html

https://www.centos.org/download/


Podcast Show Notes: Building a Real Cloud Solution by Bob Rhubart

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This program was recorded on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. "During" is the operative word, since the podcast was actually recorded in my hotel room, several blocks from Moscone Center, where OOW16 was held. The topic was suggested by Oracle ACE and frequent OTN contributor Arturo Viveros, who, along with other panelists, was in town for the big Oracle event. Listen.

The Panelists

Oracle ACE Arturo Viveros
Principal Architect, SYSCO (more...)

Histogram Upgrade

I’ve written notes in the past about the improvements 12c introduces for histograms – particularly the frequency and top-N histograms which can be generated “free of charge” while the basic “approximate NDV” scans are taking place to gather stats. Gathering histograms in 12c is much safer than it used to be in earlier versions of Oracle even in the case of the new hybrid histograms (which are still sampled on a very small sample and (more...)

Oracle SIN Function with Examples

In this article, I’ll explain what the Oracle SIN function is and show you some examples. Purpose of the Oracle SIN Function The purpose of the SIN function is to calculate the sine of a number. The sine is the ratio of the length of the side of the triangle opposite the angle to the […]

Oracle COS Function with Examples

In this article, we look at the Oracle COS function and see some examples. Purpose of the Oracle COS Function The COS function will return the cosine of a number. If your knowledge of cosine is a bit rusty (like mine), then you might find this definition helpful.   Syntax The syntax of the COS […]

Do you suffer from Storage Stockholm Syndrome?

The last year at DSSD (now a part of Dell EMC) has been an extremely interesting one for me, and I’ve learned a great deal, which is always good. Some of the lessons have been surprising, though… One of them is what I will rather dramatically refer to as Storage Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome is … Continue reading "Do you suffer from Storage Stockholm Syndrome?"

Moving a VM- 100 Ways to Skin a Cat

I love technology-   ALL TECHNOLOGY.  This includes loving my Mac Air and loving my Microsoft Surface Pro 4.  I’ve recently went back to a Mac when I joined Delphix, trimming down the power I had on my Surface Pro 4, knowing the content I was providing would be required to run on hardware with lesser resources.

With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on Linux, I (more...)

Delete/Insert #2

In the previous post I threw out a couple of options for addressing the requirement to transfer data from one table to another (“cut and paste” rather than just “copy”) without running into odd inconsistency errors. This triggered of a wonderful comment trail of alternatives based on how large the volume might be, how relaxed the concurrency requirements might be, and so on.

A comment by SydOracle1 picked up on my failure to get Oracle (more...)

#DOAG2016, definitely a crazy week.

#DOAG2016, the largest Oracle Community gathering in Europe. Taking place in Nuremberg, at the Nuremberg Convention Center NCC, one of the more impressive places to hold such a conference, towering 4 stories high, with a big central atrium!!
It is a huge effort to get all of this together!

In this blog-post I want to highlight some of the crazy things I experienced this week… And… I did try to follow my own schedule (more...)