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Jérôme Witt

Oracle SQL Developer & SQL Data Modeler on Ubuntu

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Oracle SQL Developer and Data Modeler are becoming more and more popular as they are both cost-free and available on many Operating Systems (Linux/Unix,Windows and Mac) with different installation types: “This zip does not include JRE” or “This zip file includes the JRE”. On linux, the choice is limited because the only version available doesn’t include Java Runtime Environment. And it’s an RPM !! So what… In this post I will provide all information required to install and run these tools on an Ubuntu machine.


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Stéphane Haby

SQL Server 2012 ‘Denali’: a new panel of DMVs

By | Database management | One Comment

Dynamic management views (DMVs) return server state information that can be used to monitor the health of a server instance, diagnose problems and tune performance.
Since few months, I test the future new version SQL Server 2012 codename Denali and I was very surprised form the news DMVs from this version.
I will just explain some DMVs very interesting for a DBA.
My article is based on msdn web site reference and you find in the end from each chapter a msdn reference for more details of the DMV.

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Yann Neuhaus

Oracle RunInstaller crashes while installing Cloud Control 12c on OEL 5.7

By | Database management | 7 Comments

A few days ago I downloaded the Cloud Control 12c binaries for Linux x86_64 from the Oracle Technet.

My friend, Hervé Schweitzer, configured an OEL 5.7 VM for test purpose and I was quite eager to install this new software. I checked the O.S settings, the required parameters, aso …, everything was fine. My OMS repository database ( was ready. Unfortunately, as soon as I started the installer, it directly crashed.

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David Hueber

OpenWorld 2011 is over … Having a last glance on ASM & disk failures

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So we are now arrived at the end of the largest Oracle OpenWorld ever. Around 45’000 people had joined San Francisco to exchange around IT and especially Oracle technologies.
It has been a great conference with much of interesting sessions and as each year several announcements: Enterprise Manager 12c, Exalytics and Oracle Public Cloud.

For my last post about OOW11, I want to talk about the last session I attended. Who said that the late sessions are usually having less interest? I personally was lucky enough to attend a great presentation held by Oak Table member, Alex Gorbachev. Alex used ASM to demonstrate how hardware and software fault tolerance mechanisms, especially mirroring, are affected by different parameters such MTBF.

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