first_rows(10)

No, not the 10th posting about first_rows() this week – whatever it may seem like – just an example that happens to use the “calculate costs for fetching the first 10 rows” optimizer...
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UTL_HTTP, SSLv3, TLSv1 and POODLE

With the recent publicity about the POODLE bug, many web masters are turning off SSLv3 support. Depending on your Oracle database version/patch, that can present a bit of a problem for people using UTL_HTTP...
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MySQL : What management tools do you use?

A quick question out to the world. What management tools do you use for MySQL? We currently have: MySQL Workbench : It’s OK, but I don’t really like it. It feels like half a product compared...
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Singapore: sending out an SOS

The Oracle community rocks! I mentioned previously that the beginning of the OTN APAC tour will take me to Singapore to meet Doug Burns again. Well, Doug took the opportunity to organize a little meetup...
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Quiz night

Here’s a little puzzle that came up on OTN recently.  (No prizes for following the URL to find the answer) (Actually, no prizes anyway). There’s more in the original code sample than was really...
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Video Webcast: Forbes Insights Executive Survey: What 300+ VPs Say about Modernizing Customer Service on Nov. 13 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Want to be the first to know how you measure up against other customer service executives? Need to know the moves they are making so you can stay ahead?Then join us for this video webcast on November 13...
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Metric Thresholds and the Power to Adapt

Metric thresholds have come a long way since I started working with OEM 10g.  I remember how frustrating it could be if an ETL load impacted the metric values that had to be set for a given IO or CPU...
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OTN APAC Tour 2014 : It’s Nearly Here!

In a little less than a week I start the OTN APAC Tour. This is where I’m going to be… Perth, Australia : November 6-7 Shanghai, China : November 9 Tokyo, Japan : November 11-13 Beijing,...
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November 5: Daekyo Sales Cloud Reference Forum

Join us for an Oracle Customer Reference Forum on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 02:00 p.m. KST / 09:00 p.m. PT to hear Mr. Sa, IT Strategy Manager, talk about why Daekyo has chosen to implement...
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11 Ways to Wreck Your Social Relationships

Solid, long-lasting relationships are built on people being authentic, trustworthy, altruistic, and patient. That is true in human relationships, as well as social relationships. Despite all that’s...
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