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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 4: Dive in, Rock out – Oracle Party & Tomy Kyte’s 12 things on Oracle 12c

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 Well, this last day really was funny! We met some old friends (they will recognize themselves) and also Oracle guru Jonathan Lewis. We must confess Larry Ellison really has good friends. His America’s cup boat is really amazing (see picture below) as was last night’s party. Today, we were really tired and the speakers too. Most of today’s content was a review of what Pierre and I reported during the week. It fits exactly Tom…

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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 3: Oracle database 12c features review

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 Today, we had the opportunity to follow several sessions concerning the upcoming Oracle Database 12c release. Like Apple, Oracle keeps the secret over Oracle Database 12c, but tends to deviate from the Silicon Valley secret culture. However, we can relay all that we heard to you Over the past 10 years, Oracle has worked on plenty of state of the art topics like compression, in-memory operations, scalability, and this is still true for Oracle Database…

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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 3: Playing with Oracle 12c – new features pluggable & multitenant database

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 For the third day at the OOW, we had the opportunity to “play” with the beta 2 of the upcoming Oracle database release “Oracle Database 12c”. This was a Hands-on-Lab session with about 60 participants with at each seat place an Oracle VM guest running on Oracle Linux 5. The goal of this session was to demonstrate the new database feature pluggable database announced by Larry as a multitenant database. Let’s start with some generalities…

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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 2: Oracle Linux developements & news

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 This second day at the Oracle Open World is hotter than the previous one! Today, we focused on Oracle Linux. Oracle Linux roadmap, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) release 3 is coming in summer 2013. Oracle’s strategy consists of developing the new enterprise-class kernel on state of the art hardware, which guarantees to customer to get the most of their hardware (Like Suse for SLES 11). The Oracle Linux development team is working on many…

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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 2: Enjoying Oracle’s Real World Performance show

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 I have had the pleasure to go the Real World Performance presentation with the famous Tom Kyte of the Ask Tom blog, Andrew Holdsworth, Head of Oracle’s Real World Performance Team, and Graham Wood, the legendary Oracle Database performance architect. This was not a session but more a show like in a theater! Each of them had a precise role, DBA, chief of development team, system administrator, and Enterprise Manager Cloud 12c showing us in…

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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 2: Oracle Database as a Service

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 Another day in the San Francisco Bay discovering the Oracle Cloud, but without clouds in the sky :=) Today I went to a session describing a customer case study on Oracle database cloud with Enterprise Manager Cloud 12c. Prior to deploying the database cloud, UAT activities charged the DBA team for at least 3 days (implies cost). The IT team decided to implement DaaS (Database as a Service) because of: The self-provisioning feature reduces the…

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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 1: Oracle OEM Database Express 12c & Extreme Database Management

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 My second session today was about Oracle Extreme Database Management with the latest generation of database technology by Leng Leng Tan, Senior Vice President of Oracle Development. The new Oracle database 12c announced yesterday by Larry Ellison is fully integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. The main goal is to deliver the highest service quality with lower risk and effort. There also is a new feature called Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express 12c which is…

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Jérôme Witt

OOW Day 1: Oracle 12c – Data Guard new features

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 What a sunny day at the Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius … don’t be jealous ;=) What should I start speaking about? Oracle Entreprise Manager Cloud Control 12c? Oracle VM or Oracle Database 12c? Well, let me summarize some of the Oracle Database 12c Data Guard new features from Joseph Meeks’s session “Oracle Data Guard Zero-Data-Loss Protection at Any Distance”. Oracle Data Guard is a high available, data protection, disaster…

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Pierre Sicot

OOW Day 1: Upgrading to Oracle Cloud Control 12c

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 Today, we had the chance to attend interesting sessions under a perfect sunny Californian weather :-). The first one was about best practices for an upgrade to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. The session described the real case of a US company with a huge infrastructure and hundreds of databases monitored by Grid Control 11g and 800 agents. They wanted to migrate to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud 12c and studied the different ways to realize the…

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Jérôme Witt

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – the world is not enough: Larry’s keynote on Oracle 12c, etc.

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 I am pretty sure you are wondering what Larry Ellison announced in his Oracle OpenWorld keynote, especially concerning Oracle 12c! In fact there were three major announcements, which I will cover in this posting. But first, let’s start with Fujitsu’s (Oracle Open World sponsor) announcement on a new SPARC technology. At the beginning of the session, Noriyuki Toyoki, Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Limited (which is this year the main sponsor of the OOW) introduced…

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Gérard Wisson

Documentum job dm_FTIndexAgentBoot does not start anymore

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 The Documentum job dm_FTIndexAgentBoot does not start anymore and we have the following job status: The job object indicated the job was in progress. In this blog posting, I will describe how to analyze and solve this issue. Analysis The Index Agent does not start automatically when the repository is started although the option start_index_agents = T in server.ini is set. When the server is started, the dm_FTIndexAgentBoot job is normally executed, but not in…

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Yann Neuhaus

“ORA-01665: control file is not a standby control file”: what can I do?

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 You have certainly also received this error once in you Oracle DBA career: “ORA-01665: control file is not a standby control file” while trying to create a standby database with RMAN through a full database backup. In fact, the feature itself is not very new. It exists since at least RMAN 10g, it is called the “Restore Failover”. In order to create a Data Guard configuration, you need a standby database on the standby server….

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