RMAN Infatuation?

Lately, I am becoming infatuated with RMAN again. Have you ever run “restore database preview”? Are you curious about how the recovery SCN are determined? Media recovery start SCN is 1515046 Recovery...
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The Art Of Easy: Offer Self Service With the Emphasis on Service (Part 2 of 6)

A Guest Post by David Fulton, Director of Product Management, Oracle Service Cloud Easy doesn't begin with Customer Service. It begins with customer expectation. They expected easy, but it is not! They...
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The Art Of Easy: Offer Self Service With the Emphasis on Service (Part 2 of 6)

A Guest Post by David Fulton, Director of Product Management, Oracle Service Cloud Easy doesn't begin with Customer Service. It begins with customer expectation. They expected easy, but it is not! They...
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“2014 Trends in B2C Commerce” Survey Shows Large Investment in Loyalty, Content, Omnichannel

Hard to imagine ‘tis the season to plan for holiday 2014. The good news: the Oracle Commerce team is sharing new insights as to where online organizations have invested in the last year, YOY performance,...
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COLLABORATE minus 3

I always like to get to the location for a conference a day in advance so I can Get accustomed to the time change Get a feel for my way around the venue Figure out where my room is Establish a few landmarks...
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OUGN : Summary

With the exception of a 5+ hour layover in Amsterdam, the trip home was pretty straight forward. I flew to Amsterdam with Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald Luttikhuizen and Roel Hartman. During my rather excessive...
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OUGN : Day 2

Day 2 started really early. Having got to bed about 02:00, I was up at 05:30 and thinking about my 08:30 session. The previous evening’s conversation with Brynn was playing on my mind a little (in...
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OUGN : Day 1

The journey to Norway was pretty straight forward, but during the second flight, from Amsterdam to OSLO, my nose and eyes started to stream. I didn’t feel ill, but I was starting to worry I might...
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NVL() change

One of the problems of functions is that the optimizer generally doesn’t have any idea on how a predicate based on function(col) might affect the cardinality. However,  the optimizer group are...
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Unusable unique constraint

Another annoying thing about unusable indexes I’m surprised that I can’t remember coming across this before before. I want to archive some data from a bunch of partitions. Unfortunately, I...
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