Unified Audit is a major architectural change: fast, easy, and impossible for the DBA to bypass. On upgrade to Oracle 12c, you really should enable it. The earlier method that we all use is pretty awful.
The concept of an adaptive plan is that execution of a statement can start with one plan, and (during execution) switch to another. A pretty amazing capability. No need to run the statement to completion and try again: correct it in flight.
Why does the CBO get it wrong? Often because it has insufficient information. No matter how often you analyze your tables, if your queries use multi-column predicates, the CBO will mis-calculate the cardinalities. You have to understand your data, and create extended statistics to correlate the columns. How many people do this? Hardly any. Not a problem any more: release 12c can do this for you. If you configure it appropriately.
A necessary part of a cluster is the cluster interconnect: the private network between the cluster nodes. This component is critical for both reliability and scalability, and configuring it for fault tolerance and capacity is a matter of burning importance for the DBA and his System Administrator (not to mention the end users). One question is, should this be managed by the operating system or by Oracle?
Please find the installation steps for ORACLE 12C Database.
Blog consists of step by step procedure to install the 12C DB. Screenshots helps you to select the options easily through out the installation.
Get the hands on experience with installation and working with 12C database.
In earlier releases, running a shell script from the Scheduler was awkward. Oracle has realized this, and introduced a new job type in 12c that makes it simple.
There are three restrictions on indexing and partitioning: a unique index cannot be local non-prefixed; a global non-prefixed index is not possible; a bitmap index cannot be global. Why these limitations? I suspect that they are there to prevent us from doing something idiotic.
I see posts on Oracle related forums about various releases (anything that isn't 11.x or 12.x) being "unsupported". This is wrong. Of course you should upgrade any 9i or 10g databases, but you don't have to.
Oracle Database 12c: New Features – Pluggable Databases by Michael Rajendran
Oracle has leap forwarded the middleware technologies especially the database technology into the cloud. So far Oracle has been the traditional RDBMS database suitable for the private enterprise data centers within corporate walls.
When I was doing a research on Oracle Database creation, through DBCA, last week, I came across a very interesting scenario which I couldn’t stop sharing with you :)
I have a cluster of machines (don’t confuse it with a RAC cluster but just a group of machines required for my application deployment) with 22.214.171.124 installed and a Database instance running.
I got a requirement to remove everything accumulated in the machine as a result of the Oracle installation and the Database creation: The installation directories, the datafiles, oratab entries etc…
After removing all th