Category Archives: Oracle

Some new Oracle Database 12c Articles

I’ve recently put some new Oracle 12c articles on the website. Code Based Access Control (CBAC) : Granting Roles to PL/SQL Program Units in Oracle Database 12 Release 1 (12.1) Capture Privilege Usage (DBMS_PRIVILEGE_CAPTURE) in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) The privilege usage stuff is really cool. Normally, trying to figure out what you [...]




Running scripts in CDBs and PDBs in Oracle Database 12c

You’ve been sold on the whole concept of the multitenant option in Oracle 12c and you are launching full steam ahead. Your first database gets upgraded and converted to a PDB, so you start testing your shell scripts and bang! Broken! Your company uses CRON and shell scripting all over the place and the multitenant architecture has [...]




OUGN : Summary

With the exception of a 5+ hour layover in Amsterdam, the trip home was pretty straight forward. I flew to Amsterdam with Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald Luttikhuizen and Roel Hartman. During my rather excessive layover, I played catchup with all the internet stuff I missed during the trip… I must say OUGN 2014 was a pretty cool [...]




OUGN : Day 2

Day 2 started really early. Having got to bed about 02:00, I was up at 05:30 and thinking about my 08:30 session. The previous evening’s conversation with Brynn was playing on my mind a little (in a good way), thinking how that conversation should/would affect my session. The session itself seemed to go well. I [...]




OUGN : Day 1

The journey to Norway was pretty straight forward, but during the second flight, from Amsterdam to OSLO, my nose and eyes started to stream. I didn’t feel ill, but I was starting to worry I might be getting ill right before a conference. I landed in Norway, got the train to the centre of OSLO [...]




Oracle Midlands : Event #3 – Registration Open

Registration is now open for Oracle Midlands Event #3 on Tuesday 20th May.. As I mentioned in a previous post, Christian Antognini will be the speaker for both the sessions this time. He’ll be covering “12c Adaptive Query Optimization” and “Row Chaining and Row Migration Internals”. Red Gate Software have kindly offered to sponsor the event again, so registration [...]




UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event – 28th May

Just a quick note to say the call for papers is open for the UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event in Birmingham on the 28th May. To quote the website, “This event will cover Linux and Solaris Administration, Storage and Network Administration, Virtualisation and Engineered Systems. UKOUG Operating Systems & Storage Event takes place in Birmingham on [...]




Oracle Midlands : Event #2 Summary

The second Oracle Midlands event took place last night. The most important part of the evening was the opportunity to win an Oracle Press teddy bear. Oh yeah, there were a couple of talks too… I was planning to arrive early and go for a quick drink with my dad, but the Birmingham traffic put [...]




VirtualBox 4.3.10

VirtualBox 4.3.10 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. At the time of writing, the link to the Windows version seems to be broken, but the Mac, Oracle Linux and Fedora versions are there. Happy upgrading! Cheers Tim… Update: Probably best to wait a while before downloading this new version. [...]




Oracle Scene Magazine Article

While I was in OUG Ireland I was given a copy of the latest Oracle Scene Magazine, which includes a little column about my Public Speaking Tips. You can see the write-up here. Oracle Scene are always on the lookout for contributors. If you have something you think they might be interested in, go to the [...]