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Articles on Oracle Database 12c Multitenant Option

From a technology perspective, the Multitenant option is really cool, but it can be rather difficult to get to grips with some aspects of it. Everything is so intertwined and every feature in 12c somehow links back to the Multitentant option. As I’ve been working my way through the features the same pattern keeps repeating. [...]




Scheduler Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c

I’ve spent the last couple of days playing around with the scheduler enhancements in Oracle 12c. Scheduler (DBMS_SCHEDULER) Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) I guess the big news is the new “script jobs”, which are pretty cool. This kind-of passed me by until Brynn Llewellyn mentioned them at UKOUG in his Multitenant [...]




Data Pump Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c

Another one to file under “Not sexy but flippin’ awesome!” If you are a DBA, you are going to spend a lot of time with Data Pump. All roads seem to lead back to it. There are some more headline worthy features, like transportable database, but the two that jumped out at me were actually [...]




SQL Developer 4.0

Oracle have given birth to SQL Developer 4.0 today, as announced by Jeff Smith. I had access to the first Early Adopter a few weeks before it hit the OTN download page, so it feels like I’ve been using some flavour of SQL Developer 4 for ages. I’m kinda old-school, so I still find myself working [...]




Oracle License Audit

I found out yesterday that we have an Oracle license audit in January, so I spent yesterday having a look at everything we have to check what features we are using… Our licensing situation is a little different to anywhere I’ve worked before, in that they are based on the number of Full Time Employees [...]




Is this the most committed UKOUG Tech13 attendee?

Imagine for a second that you come from Brazil and are currently working in Angola. Would you be taking a trip to Manchester to attend UKOUG Tech13? That’s what Alex Zaballa did. If there was an award for, “Most Committed UKOUG Tech13 Attendee”, he’s got to be in with a shot at it. Cheers Tim…




UKOUG Tech13 : Monday

I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, I’m only attending Monday of UKOUG Tech13. One of my colleagues quit, so there is no DBA at work today while I’m out on a jolly. My session was at 09:00, which meant getting up at 05:00 to get the train to Manchester. While I was on the [...]




VirtualBox 4.3.4

Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.4 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I thought 4.3.4 included a fix for the Mac OS X upgrade issue I posted about, but it didn’t. The install of 4.3.4 was seamless and didn’t require any fiddling about. I’m currently running VirtualBox 4.3.4 on Fedora 19, Oracle Linux 6, OS X Mavericks and Windows 7. Cheers Tim…




OTNYathra 2014 : India OTN Tour

Just a quick note to say the top-level approval for OTNYathra 2014 – India OTN Tour has been granted. Next, we’ve got to submit our individual travel approvals and see how that goes. If everything goes to plan, I will be representing the Oracle ACE Program on this tour in February, which visits the following [...]




Oracle Midlands : Event #1

Mike McKay-Dirden recently wrote to me asking if I would speak at a new event he’s trying to establish called Oracle Midlands. You can read his thoughts about it on the about page. It’s similar to the types of things the Pythian guys do with the local meetups. The first event is on January 7th [...]