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Modeling JSON in Oracle Database Tables

Having an extra bit bucket in your tables is pretty easy now in Oracle Database 12c and higher. We offer native JSON support [JSON DOCS] – you can …

Databases

7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive

I was recently in a business meeting with two men who disagreed on a plan of action. Is this uncommon in the workplace? Nope. Can it be …

Self-help

What's missing in the teaching of Islam

Kishwar Rizvi, <i>Yale University</i><p>There has been much misinformation about Islam. Reports in Western media tend to perpetuate stereotypes that Islam is a violent religion and Muslim women are oppressed. Popular films like "American Sniper" reduce places like Iraq to dusty war zones, devoid of any …

Religion

Password app developer overlooks security hole to preserve ads

Think it's bad when companies take their time fixing security vulnerabilities? Imagine what happens when they avoid fixing those holes in the name of a little cash. KeePass 2 developer Dominik Reichl has declined to patch a flaw in the password manager's update check as the "indirect costs" of the …

Found the first ever #sqldev update to @larryellison Not bad stats for v1’s first month https://t.co/DuowOytlo7

The 50 best keyboard shortcuts for Mac

1/<p>LEARN THE BASICS<p>2/<p>Select all, copy, cut, or paste content in a jiffy.<p>Melia Robinson/Tech Insider<p>⌘+a selects all. ⌘+c copies. ⌘+x cuts. ⌘+v pastes.<p>3/<p>…

12 Oracle 12c Data Pump Enhancements

The 10 funniest 'Dilbert' comic strips about idiot bosses

It should be comforting that no matter how much you hate your boss, they can't possibly be as bad as the Pointy-Haired Boss.<p>The idiot middle-manager is central to the popular "Dilbert" comic series, which was the first syndicated comic that focused primarily on the workplace when it launched in …

Dilbert

Bridging Oracle Database and Hadoop by Alex Gorbachev, Pythian from Oracle OpenWorld IOUG Forum

Modern big data solutions often incorporate Hadoop as one of the components and require the integration of Hadoop with other components including Oracle Database. This presentation explains how Hadoop integrates with Oracle products focusing specifically on the Oracle Database products. Explore …

Where do my trace files go? V$DIAG_INFO

Where do oracle trace files go? I don’t know why this piece of info will not stick in my head, I seem to have to look it up 3 or 4 times a year.If …

Databases
Databases

Oracle paid well for Maxymiser, says person close to the company

Sadly, we do not have a number to share, but a source close to the company did tell us that Oracle paid a decent price for the company, telling us, "Generally the news is very positive for all stake holders."<p>So, sounds like this was a strategic acquisition of a thriving company — not a struggling …

Oracle

Connecting to the Oracle Cloud: Database as a Service (DBaaS)

This post will show how to connect to your Database as a Service environment running in our Oracle Cloud using Oracle SQL Developer.The screenshots …

Databases

What you need to know about SQL Plan Management and Auto Capture

IntroductionSQL Plan Management (SPM) is an Oracle database feature that allows you to establish a set of SQL execution plans that will be used even …

Databases

Aik Tha Badshah

Automatic Unveils New App Gallery and Car Adapter With Real-Time Data Support

Automatic today announced the release of a second-generation Automatic Adapter, which adds dual Bluetooth data streams, built-in GPS, Made for iPhone (MFi) certfication, and an improved connector to its existing feature set.<p>Like the original Automatic Adapter, the new version plugs into a car's …

How to Answer and Make Phone Calls on Apple Watch

Did you ever think the day would come when we could call someone right from our wrists? It still seems like the stuff that science fiction is made of, but you can, in fact, make and receive phone calls on Apple Watch. On Apple Watch, calls are routed through the iPhone, but you can answer even with …

Oracle SQL Developer Meets SQL*Plus

Repeating another SQLCL EA release

It's been a month and a lot of bugs have been fixed in that time and new features added. That adds up to time for another EA for our new sqlcl. The …

Computer Training and Tutorials

Oracle Database tutorials 3How to enable Line numbers in SQl Developer<p>Category = Education<br>Wishlist: http://bit.ly/wishlist-amazon In this tutorial …

The future of Oracle PL/SQL: some thoughts on Sten Vesterli's thoughts

Table functions - functions that can be called in the FROM clause of a query from inside the TABLE operator - are fascinating and incredibly helpful …

Oracle Scene Issue 56

How Engineered Systems Became The iPhones Of The Data Center

Just over five years ago, Oracle completed one of the tech industry’s boldest acquisitions with its purchase of Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. At the time, skeptics questioned whether the pairing of companies would work, given their unique corporate cultures and product lines.<p>But Oracle founder …

Oracle

Post Agent Upgrade Tasks

The typical EM agent upgrade leaves the old Oracle Homes in place on your hosts. That includes the old home for the agent binaries and also the homes …

Statistics Collection Enhancements on Oracle Database 12c

I’ve been having a play around with the enhancements to the statistics collection in 12c. I’ve put together this top-level post with links to all my …

News Aggregators

Oracle SQL Developer and the Oracle Database Schema Service

The Cloud! You may have heard a few things about Cloud services and Oracle over the past few years. What I’m going to talk about today is our …

Databases

Oracle is quietly becoming a cloud giant

One of the drawbacks to the Christmas season is that good stories slip by and no one covers them until much later, if at all. Such was the case with …

Data visualization, px qref waits, and a kernel bug!

Data visualization is a useful method to identify performance patterns. In most cases, I pull custom performance metrics from AWR repository and use …