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Enterprise Deployment Presentation at OpenWorld

Antony Reynolds - Thu, 2013-09-26 12:51
Presentation Today Thursday 26 September 2013 Today Matt & I together with Ram from Oracle Product Management and Craig from Rubicon Red will be talking about building a highly available, highly scalable enterprise deployment. We will go through Oracles Enterprise Deployment Guide and explain why it recommends what is does and also identify alternatives to its recommendations. Come along to Moscone West 2020 at 2pm today. it would be great see you there. Update Thanks to all who attended, we were gratified to see around 100 people turn out on Thursday afternoon. I know I am usually presentationed out by then! I have uploaded the presentation here.

OWB - Making the Move to ODI

Antonio Romero - Thu, 2013-09-26 12:10

Yesterday's session on Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator at OOW13 after the America's Cup finale was a great way to round off the day (the garlic at the Stinking Rose was even better but we will stick with the technology here), the session was hosted by Julien Testut from product management and was under the Oracle safe harbor statement below. There was an overview by Jyotin Gautam the ODI development director and then some demonstrations from Oracle partners Stewart Bryson and Holger Friedrich.

The session lay down the options for OWB customers moving forward; 

  • execute and monitor OWB jobs within ODI
  • migrate all or parts of OWB mappings with the migration utility
  • develop new ETL in ODI

...or a mixture of all of these. Stewart demonstrated the execution of OWB jobs from within ODI and highlighted the immediate value-add of doing this. ODI load plans provide a restartability capability that is a key part of an ETL infrastructure (this had to be manually constructed in OWB). Its great hearing the genuine excitement and enthusiasm Stewart presents with and using words like 'beautiful' are icing on the cake (I can still hear his comments a few years ago of 'all I want is a mapper' ringing in my ears). Holger demonstrated the migration utility that migrates the OWB design metadata into ODI, migrating a complex mapping with many operators and multiple targets into a ODI 12c mapping and like many was surprised with the simplicity of the solution and the maintainability of the new design in ODI.

There was a bunch of tweeting going on in the session and Mark Rittman quick succinctly summarized the session below;

It was a well attended session with a mix of OWB and ODI customers and customers looking to move to ODI in general. The guys in development were happy to see this finally getting their. Sure and steadfast ;-)

The session was under Oracle's safe harbor statement...'The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.'

OWB - Making the Move to ODI

Antonio Romero - Thu, 2013-09-26 12:10

Yesterday's session on Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator at OOW13 after the America's Cup finale was a great way to round off the day (the garlic at the Stinking Rose was even better but we will stick with the technology here), the session was hosted by Julien Testut from product management and was under the Oracle safe harbor statement below. There was an overview by Jyotin Gautam the ODI development director and then some demonstrations from Oracle partners Stewart Bryson and Holger Friedrich.

The session lay down the options for OWB customers moving forward; 

  • execute and monitor OWB jobs within ODI
  • migrate all or parts of OWB mappings with the migration utility
  • develop new ETL in ODI

...or a mixture of all of these. Stewart demonstrated the execution of OWB jobs from within ODI and highlighted the immediate value-add of doing this. ODI load plans provide a restartability capability that is a key part of an ETL infrastructure (this had to be manually constructed in OWB). Its great hearing the genuine excitement and enthusiasm Stewart presents with and using words like 'beautiful' are icing on the cake (I can still hear his comments a few years ago of 'all I want is a mapper' ringing in my ears). Holger demonstrated the migration utility that migrates the OWB design metadata into ODI, migrating a complex mapping with many operators and multiple targets into a ODI 12c mapping and like many was surprised with the simplicity of the solution and the maintainability of the new design in ODI.

There was a bunch of tweeting going on in the session and Mark Rittman quick succinctly summarized the session below;

It was a well attended session with a mix of OWB and ODI customers and customers looking to move to ODI in general. The guys in development were happy to see this finally getting their. Sure and steadfast ;-)

The session was under Oracle's safe harbor statement...'The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.'

Oracle Open World 2013 General Session: Empowering Modern Enterprise Performance Management

Tim Tow - Wed, 2013-09-25 16:23
Here at Oracle Open World 2013, I attended the general session entitled "Empowering Modern Enterprise Performance Management" which was led by Balaji Yelamanchili, Oracle Senior Vice President for Analytics and Performance Management Products.  His keynote focused on the development priorities within the Oracle EPM group.  Those priorities are:

  • Continued Investment in Existing Modules
  • EPM Applications in the Cloud
  • Continued Innovation in New Modules

There are a number of things planned in the area of continued investment in existing modules.  The investment areas include:

  • HFM platform work to make HFM cross platform and to improve performance.  In addition, these changes allow HFM to run on Exalytics which puts massive computing power under HFM.  For example, testing of HFM on Exalytics has shown that virtual close becomes a possibility even in complex consolidations.  One test that had 31,000 accounts, 2,000 legal entities and 66 currencies showed a reduction of consolidation time from 7+ hours down to less than 30 minutes.  This type of performance increase, if borne out in the real world, could have a real effect on how and when companies do their consolidations.
  • Optimization of Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management for Exalytics.  This scalability allows for implementations that spread further in the company (i.e. more users), but also allow companies to consolidate their applications onto fewer physical machines.
  • Packaged OBI Analytics for Hyperion Planning.  The packaged analytics make it easier and faster to deploy Hyperion Planning with an added benefit of reduced consulting costs.

Oracle is continuing its move into the cloud arena with 2 services.

  • The Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service ("OPBCS") has been in customer and partner preview for a few months now and is nearly general availability.  Oracle is stressing that this isn't just moving the software to a managed service running on the cloud, but rather is a fundamental new paradigm for planning that focuses on self-serve models that have not existing since the inception of the classic, on-premise Hyperion Planning.  Because OPBCS must run without the need for IT interaction, users must be able to quickly and easily configure what they need from the service.  That being said, Oracle is taking a very conservative strategic approach with their Cloud Planning application as they are not trying to displace traditional on-premise Planning applications and move them to the cloud.  Rather, they are emphasizing the cloud for use in quick-to-deploy departmental applications or as a development platform that can be used to build an application for on-premise deployment.  Oracle expects to make the OPBCS available later this calendar year.
  • A new service that was announced at Open World 2013 is the new Financial Reporting Cloud Service.  Based on the slides and the comments made during the presentation, this isn't simply moving the classic Hyperion Financial Reporting application to the cloud, but rather they have imagined and created an application that appears to be targeted for statutory reporting.  How it appears to work is that the developer/administrator creates a framework for the reporting package which may be, for example, a corporate annual report and can assign responsibilities for different parts of the report to team members.  The editing of different components can be completed either via refreshing of data from the corporate data stores for items like a balance sheet or income statement, or edited in Word for things like the management discussion.  The product tracks workflow and approvals and, when complete, produces a PDF of the completed document.  It looks quite different than what we see today in HFR.
For innovation in new modules, Oracle is focused pretty heavily on mobile.  As of now, the focus on mobile has been on information consumption but Oracle plans to work towards full user functionality in the future.  They are using the 90/90 rule as a guide for their mobile effort by focusing on the functionality used by 90% of users 90% of the time.  In addition, they have created some purpose-specific applications such as the new EPM Workflow Mobile App that was created specifically for approval workflows for Planning and Financial Close.

Oracle has been working hard on the EPM Suite, but notice I didn't really say anything about my beloved Essbase.  Balaji did not say much about Essbase in his session, but rather left that for the Essbase Roadmap session that I also attended.  I will work on a blog post on that session soon.

Categories: BI & Warehousing

Open World 2013 - Tuesday: Focus on RAC Attack

Hans Forbrich - Wed, 2013-09-25 11:14
The big discussions from Oracle was around "Internet of Things".  This is the future where your fridge tells you that the butter has curdled and you need to order more Arugula.  Or your car is speeding.  Or your portable electric generator has kicked in.  Or your credit card has been used.  Or ...

In other words, the "Internet of Things" is all about capturing real time data, in a standardized form, from nearly every device out there.

The potential impact on data volumes and security are ... well ... big.

There are millions of users on the internet, and there are potentially dozens and hundreds of security access points per user.

BUT, there are potentially thousands or even millions of devices *for each user*, acting as sensors and sending data back for information, action and analysis.  And these also need an identity and related security.

Who said DBA role is dead?  If you didn't understand performance before, you will need to now.

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On my side, it was day 1 of RAC Attack.  In case you do not know about RAC Attack, it is a hands-on workshop to help interested people to build a complete RAC on a laptop as a learning environment. The details of what we build are at http://racattack.org/12c and that includes each and every small detail to implement your own.

This is in addition to, not instead of, the various Build-your-own-RAC articles at OTN and the various blogs.  The difference is that we provide hands-on assistance to interested individuals. 

This year it is the OTN Lounge and being run by a number of  OTN members, including 3 Oracle ACEs and 5 Oracle ACE Directors (including 'yours truly').

Thanks to
- Oracle Technology Network for making their space available for this
- Dell Corp for providing a server
- Exit Certified for providing several laptops as loaners
- this crop of RAC Attack volunteers
- Jeremy Schneider, Dan Norris and Parto Jalili for kicking it off several years ago and keeping it alive

Look for RAC Attack at any Oracle conference or user group meeting near you.  Feel free to contact me, or OTN, or any RAC Attacker if you want a session at your location.

More information is at http://racattack.org

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Open World 2013 - Monday: Focus on Spatial

Hans Forbrich - Wed, 2013-09-25 10:54
Oracle's Theme of the Day is: there be a lot of data out there.  Larry's keynote yesterday was about the hardware and hardware-consuming products that support chewing through huge amounts of data - from the Sparc M6 through the In-Memory Database.   Monday was about big data, scalable solutions with a lot of emphasis on crunching and analytics.

My Theme of the Day is Oracle Spatial and Graph.  Many of you know that Spatial is one of my major interests.

For me, the exciting new information is two-fold:

Nearly all of SDO_GEOMETRY-related functionality (except for LRS) previously available in 11gR2 and below is added to the free Locator stack.  The full description for Locator 12c is in the documentation at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E16655_01/appdev.121/e17896/sdo_locator.htm#i632018

Related to that is that the existing functionality has been supplemented with a complete rewrite, from ground up, of nearly everything in SDO_GEOMETRY with a focus on performance.  Discussed benchmarks indicate performance improvements can range from 5x to 100x in all areas from indexing through analysis using any of the rewritten functions. 

A number of these performance improvements are available simply by upgrading.

However, some of these performance improvements are available only in Enterprise Edition, with the Spatial Option, by setting the 'Go Fast' parameter to 'True'

ALTER SYSTEM SET SPATIAL_VECTOR_ACCELERATION = TRUE;
 
as described at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E16655_01/appdev.121/e17896/sdo_intro.htm#sthref136
 
 
It definitely is time for me to get back to Spatial, and get more involved in the IOUG Spatial SIG.


Categories: DBA Blogs

Have a sneak peek of my book

Oracle NZ - Tue, 2013-09-24 17:32

Do you want to have a sneak peek of my book “Oracle 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide” I wrote with my good friend Aman Sharma? If yes, you can download the chapter 1 of the book as a demo from here.

You can see more information regarding the book or buy it from here.

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Regards,

Francisco Munoz Alvarez



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Open World 2013 - Sunday: Focus on Virtualization

Hans Forbrich - Mon, 2013-09-23 16:02
I've decided to attend Open World on a thematic basis, and today's theme is Virtualization.  Therefore I'm attending the IOUG Virtualization / Cloud SIG sessions.

First:  what is 'Cloud'?

There are a lot of definitions out there, none of why I really like.  Part of the problem is that they try to give one consistent definition from all points of view.  However, I believe tjhere must be TWO independent definitions - one from the 'user' perspective and one from the 'operations' perspective. 

User perspective:

A compute cloud provides the right service (CPU, memory, storage, database, application) at the right time (day, night, month-end, year-end) to the user (person, department, system), without the user needing to be aware of the location of that service.

Operations perspective:

A compute cloud includes the infrastructure and metrics to permit appropriate, best-practices, architecture to permit support and configuration of the hardware and software needed by the user.

This is basically the same distinction as the electrical grid: users simply want electricity to be available when they plug-in and flip the switch; operators need to provide a very complicated, metered, and interoperable infrastructure to make the delivery nearly invisible and ubiquitous.

Basically, the future directions are "XaaS" when X is any of "hardware, platform, network, software, database, application [mail, website, WLS deployment platform, sales force, financials, database, etc.]" and 'aaS' is "as a Service". 

And Oracle is playing there - with OracleVM, Oracle Linux, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle WebLogic Service VM templates, Oracle Database VM templates, Oracle Database PDBs, Oracle APEX, Oracle ADF deployment, and so on.

The core infrastructure is growing up.   See Kai's blog kyuoracleblog.wordpress.com and Wim's blog at https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/


Also watch for DB as a Service ... buy DB instance, database, schema and/or table on demand.



This an much much more is discussed in teh IOUG Cloud SIG

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Separate note - a big shout-out to my dear friend Todd Trichler.  Todd used to be the face of Oracle Linux and OracleVM to the user community.
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Oracle APEX 4.2 New Features und Tipps aus der Praxis - Neuer Kurs am 11.11.2013

Dietmar Aust - Mon, 2013-09-23 12:20
In diesem November werden Denes Kubicek und ich wieder einen Kurs zu Oracle APEX in Bensheim abhalten:

Oracle APEX 4.2 New Features und Tipps aus der Praxis
Wir werden diesmal viel über den APEX Listener, Einsatz von jQuery und über Restful Web Services reden und natürlich, praktisch üben.

Darüber hinaus gehen wir auch das Thema Mobile Development an und geben einen Überlick über die 100+ neuen Features, die sich auch in diesem Release wieder geändert haben. Mir gefällt besonders, dass durch diese vielen kleinen Verbesserungen die Transparenz in der Applikationsentwicklung nochmals erhöht wurde.

Gerade die Packaged Applications liefern viele gute Beispiele, wie häufig verwendete Design Patterns in der Praxis moderner umgesetzt werden können.

Dieser Link informiert Sie über alle weiteren Details zum Kurs.

Viele Grüße,
~Dietmar.


Forgot SYSMAN Password? Here's How to Regain Access to EMCC-12c

Asif Momen - Mon, 2013-09-23 07:57
I installed Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c soon after it's release in a virtual environment for the purpose of testing. I normally save passwords, ip-address, ports, and other details in a text file. But unfortunately, I was not able to locate the file for this particular VM.

However, it was easy to reset the password following these steps:

1) Stop OMS (leaving the Admin Server up)
2) Modify SYSMAN password
3) Stop all OMS components
4) Start OMS
5) Login to Oracle EMCC-12c with the new password



1) Stop OMS (leaving the Admin Server up)

Stop the OMS without "-all" as shown below:

[oracle@emcc bin]$ ./emctl stop oms
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2
Copyright (c) 1996, 2012 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Stopping WebTier...
WebTier Successfully Stopped
Stopping Oracle Management Server...
Oracle Management Server Successfully Stopped
Oracle Management Server is Down
[oracle@emcc bin]$


2) Modify SYSMAN password

[oracle@emcc bin]$
[oracle@emcc bin]$ ./emctl config oms -change_repos_pwd -use_sys_pwd -sys_pwd XXXXX -new_pwd mynewpassword
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2
Copyright (c) 1996, 2012 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Changing passwords in backend ...
Passwords changed in backend successfully.
Updating repository password in Credential Store...
Successfully updated Repository password in Credential Store.
Restart all the OMSs using 'emctl stop oms -all' and 'emctl start oms'.
Successfully changed repository password.
[oracle@emcc bin]$

3) Stop all OMS components

[oracle@emcc bin]$ ./emctl stop oms -all
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2
Copyright (c) 1996, 2012 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Stopping WebTier...
WebTier Successfully Stopped
Stopping Oracle Management Server...
Oracle Management Server Already Stopped
AdminServer Successfully Stopped
Oracle Management Server is Down
[oracle@emcc bin]$
[oracle@emcc bin]$

4) Start OMS

[oracle@emcc bin]$ ./emctl start oms
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2
Copyright (c) 1996, 2012 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Starting Oracle Management Server...
Starting WebTier...
WebTier Successfully Started
Oracle Management Server Successfully Started
Oracle Management Server is Up
[oracle@emcc bin]$


5) Login to EMCC-12c

I was able to login to the EMCC-12c console with the new password without any issues.

For more information refer to MOS - 1365930.1


Essbase Meetup in San Francisco This Tuesday!

Tim Tow - Sun, 2013-09-22 12:08
As you may or may not know, this week is the annual mega-conference Oracle Open World and, in conjunction with the conference, I am hosting, with fellow Oracle ACE Director Cameron Lackpour, an Essbase Meetup this Tuesday evening in San Francisco.  Unlike most events during the week of Open World, our Essbase meetup is open to both Open World attendees and non-attendees, so if you are in the San Francisco area, make your plans to attend.  Last year, we had several Oracle ACEs, ACE Directors, and Oracle product managers who attended; several of the same people have confirmed their attendance this year as well.

The meetup is at Specchio, a great Italian restaurant in the Mission District.  Specchio is co-owned by one of my friends, chef Gino Assaf, and has had some notable guests in the past couple of years including numerous NBA teams and one of my favorite rock bands, The Who.  Specchio is located at 2331 Mission Street in San Francisco.

If possible, please RSVP for the meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Oracle-Open-World-Essbase-EPM-meetup/events/138157192/ so we can get a count for the restaurant.  I hope to see you there!


Categories: BI & Warehousing

Tracking email receipts through images

Gary Myers - Sat, 2013-09-21 20:50
I pinched a technique from EMail marketeers last week. It goes by the cool name of a web beacon or web bug and is used to detect when someone reads (or at least opens) an email.

Our application is like a work flow system and it sends out a whole bunch of emails. I'm a little sceptical about who reads them, especially since I've got a bunch of rules that automatically ignore about 20-30 emails a day.

For a new email alert to a distribution list, I decided to code in a beacon. 

First for each email sent, it grabs a unique identifier. You can use a plain sequence, but I opted for a GUID. It is harder for anyone to guess other values for GUIDs and it is easy for me to tell which ones come from the test environment and which ones from production.

    declare
      v_guid_vc varchar2(32);
    begin
      v_guid_vc := sys_guid();

Then, the email HTML body included an image link

v_body := v_body || 
  'img src="http://'||v_host||'/PKG_MAIL.image?i_val='||v_guid_vc||''' ';

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<span style=">These mails go out to internal users, and Outlook is the primary email tool. The technique doesn't work for users reading their mail through Outlook webmail or the iOS email. The host is behind our firewall and will be unreachable from a home email account. But our company standard Outlook config will happily try to render that image when the user opens the email at their desk. And when that happens, it tries to get the image content by calling PKG_MAIL.image and telling us the GUID we associated with that email.

When we get that image request, we record the GUID, timestamp, IP address, user agent and cookie data. If the user happens to be logged into our system at that time, the cookie will tell us who the reader is. If not, the IP address will give us a clue. [When someone logs into the application, we record the userid and IP address, so we can see if someone logged in from that address recently.] Once we've recorded that data, we return a standard image content, irrespective of the GUID passed in.

No one has to click any link for the picture rendering / email read to be logged.

Rather than sending one email to ten recipients (with the same GUID), you will be better off sending ten variations with their own GUIDs. If you are sending the email to a specific individual, you may not need that excess logging (unless you want to track forwarded emails too). 

Personal email clients, such as Thunderbird and GMail, tend not to open remote images by default, offering a vague "privacy" warning. This is what they are warning you about. It means that Dominos probably know that I read their email vouchers about 5 minutes before ordering a pizza. And they will know whether I am using Thunderbird or Chome, and a bunch of other stuff about me. But, cheaper pizza !

ACE Director Briefing - Friday afternoon

Hans Forbrich - Fri, 2013-09-20 18:44
David Peake discussed Apex and highlighted a few things:

  1. First place to look at Performance issues: check your SQL
  2. Since Apex (by default) is in the 12c seed and the root containers, plugging in a new container can be a challenge
  3. Self-service http://apex.oracle.com/vote to help prioritize new features
  4. Apex Listener does support multiple PDBs with configuration
Look at the Apex OTN site for information.

By the way - http://apex.oracle.com (which now runs on an ExaData X2-2) gives out Apex Workspaces on demand.  Great way to get access to a SQL environment to study for Oracle certification.

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The next session was all about Oracle's Cloud initiatives.  You are aware that Oracle is 'in the cloud', right?  Well, they are, and it ain't just Cirrus.

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Now, an ExaLogic session ... "a network optimized system for the mid tier"for speed daemons. Economics shine because you generally can *significantly* reduce the number of server cores to accomplish the same work load.  It can run vanilla Linux or Solaris applications, as well as Exalogics-aware [WebLogic Server] applications.

Keywords to look up, during and after Open World:  Nimbula; Open Stack;

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and ...

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Time to head to the Hilton!  Bring me a beer!!!
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ACE Director's Briefing - Friday morning

Hans Forbrich - Fri, 2013-09-20 14:46
Started out with the Database discussion, and got a heads up to listen to Larry's keynote on Sunday for some very interesting announcements for [near] future directions and reviews of accomplishments. 

Jeremy Ashley and his team showed some very interesting changes to the ADF visual toolbox and the directions for Fusion Applications UI management. 

Wim talked about upcoming UEK changes, pending upgrades of OVM for x86 and some enhancements coming for OVM for Sparc. 

Reminder - Oracle VM for x86 download from eDelivery is 3.2.3,  However, you can get OVM 3.2.4 from Support (patch ID 16410428, note 1565283.1) and today they released 3.2.6 (patch ID 16815542) which updates to a more recent XEN release.

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, recently announced, looks quite interesting with it's plug-n-play configuration, completely pre-cabled (with a rack-to-rack cable to extend to 2 more racks), including Infiniband based Oracle Virtual Network, and 'one hour power to VM' configuration - need to look at this.  Basically we are looking at an OVM Manager with a pre-built server pool.  Plug-n-play!  I see a major play possible in Canada.

The internal IT team discussed the Oracle Global IT infrastructure, and their 'Single Global E-Business' database on a 4-node RAC cluster.  Significant savings that work into the business case justification.

And ... WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Content and WebCenter Sites are heavily updated, especially to understand and interact with [NDA].  Some interesting use cases that will be discussed, especially in advanced integrated search.  There are some very interesting UI and tooling changes.  People who are into WebCenter need to check the Demo Grounds during Open World.

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Multi-tenant Database notes

Hans Forbrich - Fri, 2013-09-20 11:52
We are in the ACE Director briefing on Friday morning with Penny Avril and people from her team.  Good to see her again!

There are some VERY interesting things coming up - look for the announcements in Larry's keynote on Sunday, and various presentations throughout the week.

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We did discuss the Multi-tenant database.  One thing was clarified about the licensing, and this is actually written in the Licensing document at http://www.oracle.com/pls/db121/homepage

As of 12cR1, you have 3 modes to install the database:

- Pre-12c mode - 1 (or more) instance for one database;
- Single tenant - available for SE1, SE, EE and PE at no additional charge*
- Multi-tenant - available as an extra-cost option for EE only

* First entry in the table at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E16655_01/license.121/e17614/editions.htm states:

"Extra cost option for up to 252 pluggable databases. The multitenant architecture with one pluggable database (single tenant) is available in all editions."

While somewhat ambiguous, we did get confirmation that "available in all editions" means no additional fee for 1 tenant.  

(As always - final word is only from Oracle ... "I read it on the internet" is never a good legal defense.)

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Update:  APEX is installed by default into the Seed PDB, and the Root PDB.  That can be changed - it can be removed from the Seed, and it can be removed from the Root.  This gives several potential configurations.
 




(Note to self: check on the impact of removing, specifically re: EM Express.)

If installing a PDB, especially importing from an 11gR2, there could be a challenge. 
Categories: DBA Blogs

Strange...

Bas Klaassen - Fri, 2013-09-20 09:31
I was checking Oracle 12c again, because of a beta exam end of october, and noticed something strange. This time I decided to install 12c Grid software first to use the 12c ASM for the 12c database. After installing ASM, I tried to check the disks available in ASM... [oracle@localhost ~]$ . oraenvORACLE_SID = [oracle] ? +ASMThe Oracle base has been set to /opt/oracle[oracle@localhost ~]$ Bas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com1
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