OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland Day Off

The first day of the Auckland conference was made up of hands-on labs and workshops. I wasn’t presenting, so I arranged to meet up with some friends and have a play day. On my way out of the hotel I...
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Comparisons

“You can’t compare apples with oranges.” Oh, yes you can! The answer is 72,731,533,037,581,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. SQL> SQL> create table fruit(v1 varchar2(30)); SQL>...
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Aussie mobile leaders Daniel Iversen & Ruben Garcia Mohedano

Taking a different approach for the mobility Q&A series, this time we thought rather than interviewing customers, we would interview our own staff about their mobile experiences.  Oracle staff...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok to Auckland

I left the Bangkok event straight after my session, went back to my hotel to get my luggage, then got a taxi to the airport. I was a little worried as people said the traffic would be horrific. Luckily...
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OTN APAC tour stop 4 – Beijing, China

After arriving and resting for all afternoon, I headed out to the one sight that I was keen on seeing in Beijing. Our hotel was part of the infrastructure built for the 2008 Olympics and the birds nest...
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Enabling Agents of Change

The Oracle Value Chain Summit is rapidly becoming the premier Supply Chain event in the industry.  Our upcoming 2015 Value Chain Summit marks the third year that this great event has been...
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“Why Not Oracle Cloud?”

In the past, mid-size and smaller companies have had to settle for “lightweight or scoped down ERP solutions.” Generally, these tier-2 solutions don’t have the functionality that a company needs...
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Plan puzzle

I was in Munich a few weeks ago running a course on Designing Optimal SQL and Troubleshooting and Tuning, but just before I flew in to Munich one of the attendees emailed me with an example of a statement...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok

I spent a long time in bed last night, but it was quite fitful sleep. As a result, I slept in late this morning, which wasn’t really a problem as I was not speaking until 14:45. The Bangkok event...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing to Bangkok

The day started at 03:00. Once everything was packed and ready to go I typed up some blog posts to fill my time before the taxi arrived. I had checked out the night before, so there was no drama getting...
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