So, here is the thing. We have a customer running a 11.2 Single Instance Oracle database on Windows. I know the version is a bit old and Windows may not be the most common choice to run an Oracle database,…Read More >
It’s been a couple weeks now, and the dust has settled but not the sentiment. I am talking about my very first public presentation performed at Spain Oracle Users Group (SPOUG) during the Technical SPOUG Day 2018 on September 25th….Read More >
The short question While preparing a presentation I am giving this year about HugePages, a colleague of mine at Pythian posed an interesting question: Does Oracle use HugePages for PGA? The short answer No, it doesn’t. The long question We…Read More >
It was a Thursday morning. I started my day at work and found out that I was tasked with running a test upgrade to 220.127.116.11 right on Friday. This is just to make clear that I did not have much…Read More >
This is the same plugin that Alex Gorvachev created back in the day. I’ve simply modified it to be compatible with both 12c and 13c versions. I created this in response to a comment on the blog about issues deploying…Read More >
So, what’s up? In case you don’t know, my co-worker Gleb Otochkin has written a couple of blog entries about HugePages’ support in different cloud providers here and here. Given that I am preparing a presentation about HugePages, I reached…Read More >
The idea Due to the nature of my consulting work, I mostly work in Linux environments and use bash for scripting. But in some cases, I hit a Windows server hosting an Oracle database and all the fancy bash scripts…Read More >
Issues during the switchover to standby database The beginning So, there we were attending to our jobs and tending to our customers when an emergency alert came in: a production server had gone down. All bells and whistles were sounded…Read More >
The trouble with a feature that kicks in without announcement So, there I was the other day creating a procedure to obfuscate data for one of our customers, you know: GDPR is coming!! The idea is pretty simple: a PL/SQL BULK…Read More >
We tend to configure a server following Oracle best practices for the kernel parameters, but what once was a server of a couple instances, soon becomes a huge and heavy environment with four, six or ten instances running on it…Read More >
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