Apparent Bug in JDBC Driver

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Pythian, in partnership with a client, has discovered an apparent bug in the Oracle JDBC thin driver that was not present in the driver.

When upgrading a production server from Oracle to Pythian started seeing problems. When the data was insterted, anywhere between 25 to 90 percent of the data did not get successfully inserted. The amount of data that did not get inserted was random, but it was consistent in that the same data that didn’t get inserted at first attempt would not be inserted in subsequent attempts.

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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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