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Pascal Brand

Extend a Oracle Access Manager 12.2.1.3 with User Messaging Service

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After upgrading a Oracle Access Manager from 11.1.2.3 to 12.2.1.3, one of my customer requested from me to configure the Forget Password feature. This feature requires the User Messaging Service that was part of the SOA software in previous versions. Now it is part of the Oracle Access Manager software and the WebLogic Domain can be extended with the UMS services. Extend WebLogic Domain [oracle@vm03 ~]$ cd /u01/app/fmw_oim_12213/ [oracle@vm03 fmw_oim_12213]$ ls cfgtoollogs coherence domain-registry.xml em…

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Daniel Westermann

No more recovery.conf in PostgreSQL 12

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Traditionally everything which is related to recovery in PostgreSQL goes to recovery.conf. This is not only true for recovery settings but also for turning an instance into a replica which follows a master. Some days ago this commit landed in the PostgreSQL git repository. What that effectively means is, that there will be no more recovery.conf starting with PostgreSQL 12. How does that work then? Lets do some tests.

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David Barbarin

SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.1 – A replacement of DBCC PAGE command?

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Did you ever use the famous DBCC PAGE command? Folks who are interested in digging further to the SQL Server storage already use it for a while. We also use it during our SQL Server performance workshop by the way. But the usage of such command may sometimes go beyond and it may be used for some troubleshooting scenarios. For instance, last week, I had to investigate a locking contention scenario where I had to…

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Thomas Rein

DOAG 2018: OVM or KVM on ODA?

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The DOAG 2018 is over, for me the most important topics were in the field of licensing. The insecurity among the users is great, let’s take virtualization on the ODA, for example: The starting point: The customer uses Oracle Enterprise Edition, has 2 CPU licenses, uses Dataguard as disaster protection on 2 ODA X7-2M systems and wants to virtualize, he also has 2 application servers that are also to be virtualized. Sure, if I use…

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Yann Neuhaus

Flashback to the DOAG conference 2018

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Each year, since the company creation in 2010, dbi services attends the DOAG conference in Nürnberg. Since 2013 we even have a booth. The primary goal of participating to the DOAG Conference, is to get an overview about the main trends in the Oracle business. Furthermore, this conference and our booth allow us to welcome our Swiss and German customers and thank them for their trust. They’re always pleased to receive some nice Swiss Chocolate…

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Pascal Brand

DOAG 2018: Key word: “Docker”

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In my blog about the DOAG Last year I said that saw a growing interest on the automatic deployment tools and Docker containers. This year confirmed the interest. They were a lot of presentations about Docker containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift. This for the database stream, the DevOps stream but also the Middleware one. I numbered more than 25 sessions where the keyword Docker appeared in the Abstract. Despite my will, I was not able to assist…

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Elisa Usai

My first presentation at the DOAG – “MySQL 8.0 Community: Ready for GDPR?”

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This year I participated for the first time to the DOAG, the conference which takes place in November in Nuremberg. Here some key words about this event: Oracle and other technologies, 2000 visitors, more than 400 sessions, more than 800 abstracts sent, exhibitors… And for me everything started when in June I decided to send an abstract for a MySQL session.

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Clemens Bleile

Technical and non-technical sessions at the DOAG 2018

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The amazing DOAG 2018 conference is over now. As every year we saw great technical as well as great non-technical sessions. What impressed me was the non-technical presentation “Zurück an die Arbeit – Wie aus Business-Theatern wieder echte Unternehmen werden” (back to work – how business theatres become real business company again) provided by Lars Vollmer. It was very funny, but also thought-provoking. Lars started with the provocative sentence that people do work too less….

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