Tag: Oracle

Log Buffer #511: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL.

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Datascape Podcast Episode 9 – What’s Up with Oracle These Days?

With the hype around cloud and cloud first initiatives, automation, DevOps, and very specialized cloud-based databases, I wondered what was going on with one of the datascape’s old faithful technologies, Oracle Database.

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Oracle E-Business Suite and Java Web Start. Finally!

Great things always happen overnight. That’s probably the case for European Oracle Apps DBAs in the same situation, like myself. This morning I read Steven Chan’s latest blog post about Java Web Start certification with Oracle E-Business Suite and its…

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Simple Steps to Perform opatch Maintenance with Ansible

Like the Universe, IT growth seems to be infinite, we always have more environments, more servers, more users, more disk usage, more databases to manage and it won’t stop. In fact, we are pretty sure that this expansion is going…

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Error ORA-01033 After Doing a Switchover in a 12.1 RAC Environment

The other day I did a switchover in a RAC environment , which went pretty smooth , but after doing the switchover in the primary, I kept getting the following error: SELECT dest_name,STATUS,error FROM gv$archive_dest_status WHERE dest_id=2;   DEST_NAME ——————————————————————————–…

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Bushy Join Trees in Oracle 12.2

There are multiple optimizer features introduced in the Oracle Database 12.2 Release. Bushy Join Trees is the one that I’ll be demonstrating in this post. First, I’ll create four tables with two indexes: CREATE TABLE t1 AS SELECT rownum n1,…

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Log Buffer #508: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 6) – Timing

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     6: Timing Now that we know how to patch every component and the different options available to do…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 1) – Introduction and Prerequisites

Once you have installed your new Exadata machine will come a time where you’ll be asked : “shouldn’t we patch the Exadata” ? And the answer is “yes, definitely“.   Indeed, Oracle releases huges (~ 10 GB) “Quarterly Full Stack” patches (aka…

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Log Buffer #507: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL blog posts with a touch of Cloud.

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