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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: Final day – Database as a service and replication fundamentals

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My final day at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, less sessions and less people but still a big day after almost one week in San Francisco. In this blog I’ll focus on the private cloud with databases as service and the fundamentals about replication. To conclude on Oracle OpenWorld, I would say that there are three big news – more on these at the end of this posting. On Thursday, there are less people in the sessions…

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Arnaud Berbier

Oracle Open World 2013 : Day two – Big data, Private cloud and Oracle Fusion Middleware

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This is my second day at San Francisco. I slept very well in the hotel Phoenix despite the sounds of police siren (a little bit noisy). The plan for my second day is as follows: Transforming Businesses with Big Data and Analytics Best Practices for a Private Cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware Arrow ECS : Differentiation that Drives business Break Down Silos and Build a Customer-Centered Culture Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle…

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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: Day 4 – In-Memory, the next big thing in Oracle 12c

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Let’s talk about the 4th day in San Francisco at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Many conferences, hands on labs, keynotes and so on. Some sessions are in the biggest room with many people. Today, we will focus on the new In-Memory option. I have already posted about that feature, but today, I went to an In-Memory session to get a little more details on it – many pictures and less text (easier to gigest ;-). Larry…

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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: 3rd day – Hands on lab, Optimizer tips and Microsoft Cloudn

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Today, I’ll talk about the 3rd day at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and I’ll be shorter than yesterday, too much text. Actually, it’s difficult to have good pictures during the conferences. So what’s the program in this blog: a “hands on lab” session about Linux management, a keynote from Microsoft and few tips about the optimizer. Too much text and not enough photos, I already told that the event is impressive: And it’s just one place!…

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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: 2nd day – VirtualBox, Oracle Linux and Big Data

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Another packed day in San Francisco, I had to visit 3 different places to assist sessions I have planned today. I have not enough time to write about everything, so what’s the program? A few words about the keynote on Big Data, some cool news concerning VirtualBox and also Linux management. Big Data Mark Hurd, President of Oracle, started the conference with a video on Oracle Team USA and asks the public to motivate the…

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Arnaud Berbier

Oracle Open World 2013 – Day 1: APEX printing tools (XSL-FO / PL/PDF) & Welcome Keynote

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To start the Oracle OpenWorld on this Sunday morning, the Swiss community organized a brunch. Thanks for inviting me! It was an interesting networking place in a very good hotel on the 25th floor. As I could not wait and wanted to see my first session, I rapidly went to the Moscone center to follow the awaited sessions. Below is my first day sessions’ plan: OAUG, Oracle Governance, Risk and Compliance SIG Meeting (GRC SIG)…

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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: First day – In-Memory, Perl for DBAs, and RDBMS Forensics

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Oracle Open World 2013 just started this Sunday morning, 22 October. I’m very happy to be part of such an event this year as an attendee and as a speaker. It’s a very impressive event with lots of people (60.000) until the 26th. In the following days, I’ll keep you informed of the most interesting things I’ll see. Let’s talk about the first day! Even for the first day and for a Sunday, it was…

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Nicolas Jardot

OOW 2013 : Solving customer issues with the 12c Optimizer (I) – Adaptive execution plans

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During the last year, I faced many performance issues at customer sites with their applications. To solve the issues, I had to implement some workarounds because in most cases, the application code couldn’t be changed. As Oracle 12c is now available since more than 2 month, I decided to focus on how this new release will help our customers to solve their performance issues. I will present you 3 real customer cases reproduced in lab…

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Stéphane Savorgnano

SQL Server 2012 SP1: Sixth Cumulative Update (CU6) available

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Some days ago, Microsoft published the sixth Cumulative Update (CU6) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack one, two months after the fifth one. As usual, if this Cumulative Update solves an issue you are facing, install it quickly – otherwise, do not install it and just have a look at it. Which issues are covered by this CU6? It is a small CU, it contains only 23 Hotfixes, mainly for the Engine and Analysis…

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Oracle Team

Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c: prerequisites for installation

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Grid infrastructure 12c has recently been released. In this posting, I will show that the installation prerequisites are quite similar between Grid Infrastructure 11g and 12c. We will see parts of them during a review for the deployment of Grid Infrastructure on a two nodes RAC database cluster. Server hardware requirements Let’s see the hardware part. Grid infrastructure 12.1 Grid infrastructure 11.2 Minimal size for /tmp 1 GB 1 GB Minimal size for Grid infrastructure…

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Oracle Team

Oracle 12c: Partitioning enhancements Part II – Other improvements

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Oracle Database 12c offers several enhancements for partitioning. In a previous blog posting, I talked about reference partitioning enhancements. This post will present other enhancements in relation to general partitioning. Asynchronous index maintenance With Oracle database, a global index becomes UNUSABLE when dropping or truncating the partition on which this index points, until the clause UPDATE GLOBAL INDEXES is used. With Oracle 11g, droping or truncating a partition involves the index maintenance, consisting on the…

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Olivier Toussaint

Oracle Database 12c : démarrage automatique des Pluggable Databases

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Dans ce blog post, nous allons nous intéresser à la gestion des PDBs (Pluggable Database) dans Oracle 12c. Plus exactement, nous allons nous pencher sur l’arrêt et le démarrage automatiques des PDBs en utilisant le Server Control (srvctl) du Grid Infrastructure de la 12c. Le contexte Au préalable, il faut avoir installé Grid Infrastructure et créé une CDB (Container Database) avec une PDB. Nous allons utiliser le processus d’Oracle Restart pour gérer l’arrêt et le…

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