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Video : DBMS_CLOUD : External Tables

Mon, 2021-10-25 02:17

In today’s video we’ll demonstrate the functionality of the DBMS_CLOUD package, with specific reference to external tables based on objects in a cloud object store. The video is based on a section in this article. DBMS_CLOUD Package You may find these useful. DBMS_CLOUD : Installation on 19c and 21c On-Prem Databases Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) … Continue reading "Video : DBMS_CLOUD : External Tables"

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VirtualBox 6.1.28

Fri, 2021-10-22 05:53

VirtualBox 6.1.28 was released 3 days go. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on Windows 10 and macOS Big Sur hosts with no dramas. I’ll be doing new Packer builds today for my OL7 and OL8 Vagrant boxes, then a load of new Vagrant and Docker builds for all … Continue reading "VirtualBox 6.1.28"

The post VirtualBox 6.1.28 first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.VirtualBox 6.1.28 was first posted on October 22, 2021 at 11:53 am.
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Oracle Database World : 3 Virtual Events Around the World

Mon, 2021-10-18 14:21

Just a quick reminder there are some Oracle Database World events happening in three geographical regions over the next few months. Here’s the marketing stuff. These 2-day virtual conferences will run in three regions: Americas – October 26th & 27th EMEA – November 2nd & 3rd JAPAC – December 1st & 2nd They will be … Continue reading "Oracle Database World : 3 Virtual Events Around the World"

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Video : DBMS_CLOUD : Objects and Files

Wed, 2021-10-13 03:19

In today’s video we’ll demonstrate the functionality of the DBMS_CLOUD package, with specific reference to objects in a cloud object store and files on the database server file system. The video is based on part of this article. DBMS_CLOUD Package You might find these useful also. DBMS_CLOUD : Installation on 19c and 21c On-Prem Databases … Continue reading "Video : DBMS_CLOUD : Objects and Files"

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My APEX History #JoelKallmanDay

Mon, 2021-10-11 03:49

For my entry in the #JoelKallmanDay I thought I would run through my history of using Oracle Application Express (APEX). I was aware of Web DB, but I never used it. I have this vague memory of taking a look at it, but that was all. I remember Tom Kyte mentioning Flows and later Project … Continue reading "My APEX History #JoelKallmanDay"

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Joel Kallman Day : Announcement

Mon, 2021-10-04 05:26

Since 2016 we’ve had an Oracle community day where we push out content on the same day to try and get a bit of a community buzz. The name has changed over the years, but after speaking to some folks at Oracle I decided to rename it permanently to the “Joel Kallman Day”. Joel was … Continue reading "Joel Kallman Day : Announcement"

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Video : Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) Installation

Mon, 2021-09-27 02:24

In today’s video we’ll demonstrate how to install Oracle Express Edition 21c on Oracle Linux 8. The video is based on this article. Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) RPM Installation On Oracle Linux 7 (OL7) and 8 (OL8) Here are some other things you might find useful. Oracle Database 21c RPM Installation On Oracle … Continue reading "Video : Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) Installation"

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Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) : Article and Vagrant Builds

Thu, 2021-09-23 04:21

You probably saw a stream of Tweets yesterday mentioning the release of Oracle database 21c Express Edition (XE) for Linux. It’s a very important release as it’s totally free to use. Of course I had a play as soon as I got hold of it. If you’ve used one of the RPM installations of Oracle … Continue reading "Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) : Article and Vagrant Builds"

The post Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) : Article and Vagrant Builds first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Oracle Database 21c Express Edition (XE) : Article and Vagrant Builds was first posted on September 23, 2021 at 10:21 am.
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Data Pump Enhancements in Oracle 21c (and a little support story)

Tue, 2021-09-14 02:54

I’ve been having a play with some of the Oracle 21c data pump enhancements. This post links to the resulting articles, and includes a little story about one of the features. The Articles Here are the articles I wrote during this investigation. Data Pump Enhancements in Oracle Database 21c Oracle Cloud : Autonomous Database (ADW … Continue reading "Data Pump Enhancements in Oracle 21c (and a little support story)"

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Video : Multivalue Function-Based Indexes for JSON_EXISTS in Oracle Database 21c

Mon, 2021-09-13 02:26

In today’s video we demonstrate multivalue function-based indexes for JSON_EXISTS, introduced in Oracle 21c. The video is based on this article. Multivalue Function-Based Indexes for JSON_EXISTS in Oracle Database 21c You may also find these helpful. Indexing JSON Data in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) Indexing JSON Data in Oracle Database 12c (video) The … Continue reading "Video : Multivalue Function-Based Indexes for JSON_EXISTS in Oracle Database 21c"

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Video : Capture Privilege Usage (DBMS_PRIVILEGE_CAPTURE)

Tue, 2021-08-31 01:26

In today’s video we’ll demonstrate the capture privilege usage functionality,introduced in Oracle 12.1. The video is based on this article. Capture Privilege Usage (DBMS_PRIVILEGE_CAPTURE) in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) The star of today’s video is Maris Elsins, filmed at a UKOUG event a few years ago. Cheers Tim…

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Oracle 21c : Being a newbie at upgrades again…

Tue, 2021-08-24 02:49

I was having a play with upgrades to 21c over the weekend. It all started when Stephen Butterworth asked this in a comment. “… do you know if 21c would create a non-PDB if you plied it with beer, a Melton Mowbray and asked nicely?” I answered with this. “They claim non-CDB is dead in … Continue reading "Oracle 21c : Being a newbie at upgrades again…"

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Working From Home : Again

Thu, 2021-08-19 05:56

I just read this article on Wired. They’d rather quit than end the remote work dream I’ve written about my thoughts on working from home here, but I’m going to have a little rant… I keep expressing my opinions in meetings, but I’m often countered by various points, which I think are flawed, but I … Continue reading "Working From Home : Again"

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Oracle Database 21c : Installation Articles, Vagrant and Docker Builds

Wed, 2021-08-18 03:43

As you have no doubt heard, Oracle database 21c was released on Friday. I went to work over the weekend doing the relevant articles and builds. They’ve been on the front page of the website since Sunday, but I was waiting for the release of the 21c preinstall package before announcing them. That has arrived … Continue reading "Oracle Database 21c : Installation Articles, Vagrant and Docker Builds"

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Oracle 21c is here! Please don’t use it!

Sat, 2021-08-14 02:29

If you were hanging around Twitter a few hours ago you will have seen people tweeting about the release of Oracle 21c for Linux. Linux downloads here (scroll down). Documentation here. Every new release starts a flurry of activity by people like myself, but with Oracle 21c that excitement has to be tempered because Oracle … Continue reading "Oracle 21c is here! Please don’t use it!"

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You’ve got to learn to walk before you can run!

Sat, 2021-08-07 11:02

This is going to be a rant. If you are not into reading rants, please don’t continue. I put out a tweet yesterday that said this. “I’m so done. People can’t follow basic instructions, but expect to jump straight into building something complex on day one, then expect me to help when it inevitably goes … Continue reading "You’ve got to learn to walk before you can run!"

The post You’ve got to learn to walk before you can run! first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.You’ve got to learn to walk before you can run! was first posted on August 7, 2021 at 5:02 pm.
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Continuous Delivery : Is there a problem with the sales pitch?

Wed, 2021-08-04 02:43

I saw Simon Haslam point to this very short video of Charity Majors speaking about Continuous Delivery. This answer to why companies are not using continuous delivery is perfect! “It’s a failure of will, and a failure of courage on the part of our technical leadership.” I love this answer, because this is exactly how … Continue reading "Continuous Delivery : Is there a problem with the sales pitch?"

The post Continuous Delivery : Is there a problem with the sales pitch? first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Continuous Delivery : Is there a problem with the sales pitch? was first posted on August 4, 2021 at 8:43 am.
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Video : APPEND Hint, Redo and NOLOGGING

Mon, 2021-08-02 02:04

In today’s video we demonstrate the relationship between the APPEND hint, redo generation and NOLOGGING. The video is based on a section of this article. APPEND Hint The star of today’s video is Danny Bryant. This clip is from back in his Oracle days, but he’s now moved to the colder climate of Snowflake. Cheers … Continue reading "Video : APPEND Hint, Redo and NOLOGGING"

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DBmarlin : New Liquibase Integration

Fri, 2021-07-30 09:26

I had a call with some folks from DBmarlin back in June and they gave me a demo of their new database performance monitoring product, which supports any mix of on-prem and cloud databases. You can see the kind of stuff they do in the videos at the end of the post. One of the … Continue reading "DBmarlin : New Liquibase Integration"

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AdoptOpenJDK to Adoptium

Wed, 2021-07-28 02:56

This post is a “note to self”…. If you’ve been using AdoptOpenJDK to download OpenJDK, you will have noticed for the last few months there has been a message at the top of the screen with this link. AdoptOpenJDK is moving to the Eclipse Foundation That message recently changed to include the following message. “Our July … Continue reading "AdoptOpenJDK to Adoptium"

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