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Openworld 2014

Steve Karam - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:30
Oracle OpenWorld

Are you going to Oracle OpenWorld 2014? I am, and I hope to see you there! As you probably know, OpenWorld is a humongous event with tens of thousands of people in attendance and some amazing presentations. Why, I even hear Oracle’s new CTO might be there. I wonder if he has anything to talk about?

This year we’ll have a ton of activity at the Delphix booth. You can check out the speaking schedule, location, and more on Delphix’s website. At the very least you’ll want to register to win a sweet custom carbon fiber bike. I’ll be speaking on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the booth so please come on by and say hello.

I’ll also be hanging out quite a bit at OakTable World with data technology luminaries Kyle Hailey, Tim Gorman, Ben Prusinski, Adam Bowen, and other Delphix folks to take part and prepare for a very special set of events: the Attacks!

CloneAttackDelphix, DBVisit, and Solarwinds will be teaming up to present #CloneAttack, #RepAttack, and #MonitorAttack respectively, three events aimed at giving you real-world usage of some outstanding products for the Oracle world. Delphix specifically will be providing all participants with a 90-day developer trial of Delphix in all its glory so you can learn and experiment yourself with virtual data platforms. Be sure to check it out.

Lastly, I’m excited to announce that I will once again be appearing on #theCUBE this year. John Furrier and Dave Vellante are incredible hosts who really dig deep into the meat of the new tech and offerings in the IT world, and I’m honored to have been a part of their show last year and to be on again this year. That will be on Monday at 1PM PDT, so tune in if you can.

This promises to be an outstanding OpenWorld. I look forward to seeing you there!

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oracle.ias.cache.CacheFullException: J2EE JOC-017 The cache is full

Vikram Das - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:40
Yesterday, the users of an EBS R12.2 instance got this error when they logged in:

Error Page
You have Encountered an unexpected error.  Please contact the System Administrator for assistance.

On checking the $EBS_DOMAIN_HOME/servers/oacore_server1/logs/oacore_server1.out, we found this error:

oracle.ias.cache.CacheFullException: J2EE JOC-017 The cache is full.
       at oracle.ias.cache.CacheHandle.findObject(CacheHandle.java:1680)
       at oracle.ias.cache.CacheHandle.locateObject(CacheHandle.java:1118)
       at oracle.ias.cache.CacheAccess.get(CacheAccess.java:877)
       at oracle.apps.jtf.cache.IASCacheProvider.get(IASCacheProvider.java:771)
       at oracle.apps.jtf.cache.CacheManager.getInternal(CacheManager.java:4802)
       at oracle.apps.jtf.cache.CacheManager.get(CacheManager.java:4624)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.cache.AppsCache.get(Unknown Source)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Grant.getGrantArray(Unknown Source)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Authorization.getFunctionSecurityGrantedMenusForGrantee(Authorization.java:829)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Authorization.getFunctionSecurityGrantedMenus(Authorization.java:744)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Authorization.getFuncSecGrants(Authorization.java:251)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Authorization.testMenuTreeFunction(Authorization.java:499)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Navigation.getMenuTree(Navigation.java:254)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Navigation.getMenuTree(Navigation.java:279)
       at oracle.apps.fnd.functionSecurity.Navigation.getMenuTree(Navigation.java:160)

We tried bouncing services and deleting $EBS_DOMAIN_HOME/servers/oacore_server1/cache.  None of those actions helped.  Things got back to normal only after the Xmx, Xms,and permsize startup parameters for the oacore JVM were changed in weblogic console on Gary's suggestion:

-XX:PermSize=512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m –Xms4096m –Xmx4096m

I also changed it in the context file:

Old: s_oacore_jvm_start_options">-XX:PermSize=128m -XX:MaxPermSize=384m -Xms512m -Xmx512m
New: s_oacore_jvm_start_options">-XX:PermSize=512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m –Xms4096m –Xmx4096m

The oacore_server1 and oacore_server2 were bounced after this.  We haven't seen that error ever since.

There is a support.oracle.com article: Receive Intermittent Error You Have Encountered An Unexpected Error. Please Contact Your System Administrator (Doc ID 1519012.1)
CauseThere are user accounts having extremely high numbers of FUN_ADHOC_RECI_XXXXXXX / FUN_ADHOC_INIT_XXXXXXX assigned.

Users have an extremely high number of (ADHOC) ROLES assigned to them, so when these attempt to login this fills the JOC ( Java object cache ) and causes it to run into it's limits resulting in the errors reported. Once bounce is done all is working fine until such an user logs in again.

While working in AGIS and creating and progressing batches, in the workflow there are several ad hoc roles created which remain on the system and do not get end dated or deleted. This can cause performance issues.
Ad Hoc Roles in WF_LOCAL_ROLES starting with FUN_ADHOC_RECI_XXXXXXX ; FUN_ADHOC_INIT_XXXXXXX with no expiration_date.

A. Run the following SQL to verify if there are accounts having extreme numbers of roles assigned

SQL> SELECT user_name, count(*) FROM wf_user_roles WHERE role_name <> user_name GROUP BY user_name ORDER BY 2;

B. Run following for particular user

SQL> SELECT distinct role_name FROM wf_user_roles
WHERE user_name = cp_user_name
or (user_name = (SELECT name FROM wf_local_roles wlr, fnd_user fusr
WHERE fusr.person_party_id = wlr.orig_system_id
AND wlr.orig_system = 'HZ_PARTY'
AND fusr.user_name = cp_user_name
AND rownum < 2))
AND role_name <> user_name;

Note: Replace cp_user_name with name of user having high number of ADHOC roles

SolutionTo implement the solution, please execute the following steps:

1. Ensure that you have taken a backup of your system before applying the recommended solution.

2. Follow the steps given in document to purge the WF_LOCAL_ROLES for the AGIS transactions in 'COMPLETE' status.


3. If you are satisfied that the issue is resolved, migrate the solution as appropriate to other environments.

We had also logged SR with Oracle where they pointed us to the very same article and also asked us to do the following:

Action Plan

1. How to find out the existing adhoc roles?

select name, start_date, start_date, expiration_date
from wf_local_roles
where orig_system = 'WF_LOCAL_ROLES'
order by name;

2. Define an expiration date for the ad hoc role:

exec WF_DIRECTORY.SetAdHocRoleExpiration (role_name=> >,expiration_date=>sysdate-1);

3. Periodically, purge expired users and roles in order to improve performance.

exec WF_PURGE.Directory(end_date);

This purges all users and roles in the WF_LOCAL_ROLES,WF_LOCAL_USER_ROLES, and WF_USER_ROLE_ASSIGNMENTS tables whose expiration date is less than or
equal to the specified end date and that are not referenced in any notification.

Parameter: end_date Date to purge to.

For more information, please refer to Oracle Workflow API Reference on page 2 – 128.
Use the workflow API's to purge the ad hoc roles:

After end dating the adhoc roles, the expired adhoc roles can also be purged by running the Purge Obsolete Workflow Runtime Data concurrent program. Make sure the "Core Workflow Only" parameter set to N.

Oracle also shared 3 open bugs (unpublished, can be read only Oracle employees) for this issue:

Bug 11772304 : JOC INVESTIGATION WITH 12.2

Oracle finally shared the contents of Bug 19582421:

Action Plan

Please review the following from Bug 19582421 : R12.2 THE CACHE IS FULL; EXCEPTION IN OACORE_SERVER1 LOG.

Workaround Steps:

1. Extract CacheDefaultConfig.xml from cache.jar

cd $FMW_HOME/oracle_common/modules/oracle.javacache_11.1.1
jar -xf cache.jar CacheDefaultConfig.xml

2. Edit CacheDefaultConfig.xml.
- diskCache size was the parameter that fixed it.
- changed the max-objects as well as per the bug.


xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" max-objects="5000"
max-size="10" private="false" cache-dump-path="jocdump" system="false"
clean-interval="60" version="" internal-version="110000">

init-retry-delay="2000" enable-ssl="false" auto-recover="false">
dedicated-coordinator="false" outOfProc="false">



xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" max-objects="100000"
max-size="50" private="false" cache-dump-pa
th="jocdump" system="false" clean-interval="60" version=""

init-retry-delay="2000" enable-ssl="false" auto-recover="false">
dedicated-coordinator="false" outOfProc="false">


3. Upload the changed file to the jar file

jar uf cache.jar CacheDefaultConfig.xml

4. Modify javacache.xml and make the same changes. This file is probably not
getting used. But made the changes anyway to keep the values in sync.
cd $EBS_DOMAIN_HOME/config/fmwconfig/servers/oacore_server1

5. Bounce apache and oacore.

These 5 steps resolved the issue.

Categories: APPS Blogs

I Heart Logs - Event Data, Stream Processing, and Data Integration by Jay Kreps; O'Reilly Media

Surachart Opun - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:01
As I have worked in server-side a long time as System Administrator. I must spend with logs. To use it for checking and investigation in issue. As some policies in some Companies, they want to keep logs over year or over ten years. So, it is not unusual to find out idea to store, integrate logs and do something.
A book tittle "I Heart Logs - Event Data, Stream Processing, and Data Integration" by Jay Kreps. It's very interesting. I'd like to know what I can learn from it, how logs work in distributed systems and learn from author who works at LinkedIn. A book! Not much for the number of pages. However, it gives much more for data flow idea, how logs work and author still shows readers why logs are worthy of reader's attention. In a book, that has only 4 chapters, but readers will get concept and idea about Data integration (Making all of an organization’s data easily available in all its storage and processing systems), Real-time data processing (Computing derived data streams) and Distributed system design (How practical systems can by simplified with a log-centric design). In addition, I like it. because author wrote from his experience at LinkedIn.

After reviewing: A book refers a lot of information(It's easy on ebook to click links) that's useful. Readers can use them and find out more on the Internet and use. For Data integration, It's focused to Kafka software that is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system. Additional, It gave why the Big Data Lambda Architecture is good for batch system and a stream processing system and point about things a log can do.

So, Readers will be able to learn:
  • Learn how logs are used for programmatic access in databases and distributed systems
  • Discover solutions to the huge data integration problem when more data of more varieties meet more systems
  • Understand why logs are at the heart of real-time stream processing
  • Learn the role of a log in the internals of online data systems
  • Explore how Jay Kreps applies these ideas to his own work on data infrastructure systems at LinkedIn
Book - I Heart Logs - Event Data, Stream Processing, and Data Integration
Author: Jay Kreps
Categories: DBA Blogs

Security Alert CVE-2014-7169 Released

Oracle Security Team - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:20
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Hi, this is Eric Maurice.

Oracle just released Security Alert CVE-2014-7169. Vulnerability CVE-2014-7169, previously known as CVE-2014-6271, affects GNU Bash, and if successfully exploited can result in providing a malicious attacker the ability to fully compromise a targeted system. GNU Bash is a popular open source command line shell incorporated into Linux and other widely used operating systems. The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) has given this vulnerability a CVSS Base Score of 10.0.

Oracle is continuing to investigate this vulnerability. Today’s Security Alert lists the products that Oracle has currently determined to be vulnerable to CVE-2014-7169. Download and installation instructions are provided for those products with available patches. Note that the fixes provided with this Security Alert address both vulnerabilities CVE-2014-7169 and CVE-2014-6271. The Security Alert Advisory will be updated to reflect the availability of fixes for additional products when they have successfully completed testing. It is Oracle’s priority to provide fixes that provide effective mitigation against this vulnerability while not introducing regressions or other issues. In other words, Oracle will provide fixes for additional affected products as soon as they have been fully tested and determined to provide effective mitigation against this vulnerability.

Due to the severity of this vulnerability, the public availability of detailed technical information, and reports of attempted exploitation, Oracle urges customers to apply the appropriate fixes when they become available.

Customers who are concerned about the status of individual products not listed in today’s Security Alert Advisory should contact Oracle Technical Support to obtain additional information. In response to these inquiries, the Security Alert Advisory may also be updated to reflect the status of these products to ensure the wider dissemination of relevant information.

For More Information:

The advisory for Security Alert CVE-2014-7169 is located at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2014-7169-2303276.html.

More information has also been published at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bashcve-2014-7169-2317675.html

The Oracle Software Security Assurance web site is located at http://www.oracle.com/us/support/assurance

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Oracle Java Cloud Service

Anshu Sharma - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:56

Oracle Java Cloud Service which is a full featured WebLogic Server available as PaaS is now offering Trials for ISV Partners. Let us know if you have a Java Application which you would like to deploy on this environment. We can take you through the process and would value your feedback.

If you are at Oracle Open World next week then please check out these sessions

Build and Deploy Java Applications on Oracle Java Cloud Service in Minutes [HOL9445]

  • Wednesday, Oct 1, 10:15 AM -

    11:15 AM

    - Intercontinental - Sutter,
  • Thursday, Oct 2, 2:30 PM -

    3:30 PM

    - Intercontinental - Sutter

The Power of Java and Oracle WebLogic Server in Oracle Cloud [CON7930]

Tuesday, Sep 30, 12:00 PM -

12:45 PM

- Moscone South - 270 

Oracle Java Cloud Service: Deploy Enterprise Applications in the Public Cloud [CON7936]

Thursday, Oct 2, 10:45 AM -

11:30 AM

- Moscone South - 304 

ODAC 12c Release 3 Beta now available

Christian Shay - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:17

The Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) 12c Release 3 Beta is now available! This beta introduces numerous new features for Entity Framework and managed ODP.NET.

Entity Framework 6 Code FirstODAC 12c R3 is the first ODP.NET release to certify with Entity Framework (EF) 6 and EF Code First. EF Code First is a popular development model for .NET object-relational mapping. Developers define the application domain model using source code, rather than with a designer or an XML-based configuration file. An EF Code First model's classes are defined in code through Plain Old CLR Objects (POCOs).

This support includes interoperability with the two Entity Framework methods that control the resulting Oracle data type: Data Annotations and Code First Fluent API. Data Annotations permit you to explicitly mark a class property with one or more attributes, whereas the Code First Fluent API permits you to use code rather than attributes to achieve the same goal.

Code First developers can modify and create their database schema as their model changes via EF Code First Migrations. ODP.NET supports EF Code First Migrations through the Visual Studio Package Manager Console commands.

These features are all available in both managed and unmanaged ODP.NET.

New ODP.NET, Managed Driver FeaturesSeveral new managed ODP.NET features have been delivered with this beta. XML DB developers can now use all of ODP.NET's XML classes that are supported by ODP.NET, Unmanaged Driver with the exception of the OracleXmlType.IsFragment and OracleCommand.XmlCommandType properties. This makes Unmanaged ODP.NET XML DB application migration to the managed driver a simple process.

ODP.NET, Managed Driver supports the VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2, and RAW data types up to 32 KB in size. No code changes are required to use the larger data types, (which are a new Oracle Database 12c feature). By storing more data, developers can use these data types more frequently, providing programming flexibility. In addition, SQL Server to Oracle Database application migration is easier with these new data type sizes.

When using array binding to execute multiple DML statements, ODP.NET, Managed Driver can now provide an array that lists the number of rows affected for each input value from the bound array, rather than just the total number of rows affected. To retrieve the row count, ODP.NET can call the OracleCommand.ArrayBindRowsAffected property. You can use this information to better evaluate the DML's efficiency and whether the data changes were correctly applied.

.NET Framework 4.5.2 and Distributed TransactionsThe ODP.NET managed and unmanaged beta drivers are certified with new .NET Framework 4.5.2 release. .NET 4.5.2 introduces a new Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator feature that allows ODP.NET, Managed Driver to support distributed transactions without requiring you to deploy Oracle.ManagedDataAccessDTC.dll with your application.

More to ComeUp next, the ODAC team plans a NuGet installable managed and unmanaged ODP.NET. Stay tuned to @OracleDOTNET to learn when it is available. We hope to hear your feedback via the OTN discussion forums.

Oracle Openworld SF .NET and Windows Sessions

Christian Shay - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:04
Oracle Openworld San Francisco begins this Sunday, September 28!  Join the Oracle .NET development team and your fellow .NET developers and learn about new Oracle .NET features, including Entity Framework, Code First, Code First Migrations, NuGet packaging, support for new Oracle Database 12c features and much more. Meet Oracle and .NET experts at the .NET Demogrounds booth and at the "Ask the Experts" Q+A session. The .NET schedule listing is at this link. Register at the OpenWorld website. See you there!

Latest OAM certified against EBS

Frank van Bortel - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:22
OAM certified EBS This blog entry shows OAM 11G Rel 2 PS2 (a.k.a. is certified against the Oracle e-Business suite 11 and 12 as of February 2014. Just in case you missed it, like me. Oracle e-business and SSO using OAMThe blog entry also references a series of articles on how to do e-Business Suite SSO using OAM.Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Database Links

Tim Dexter - Thu, 2014-09-25 14:39

Yeah, its been a while, moving on ...

I got a question a week back asking about how BI Publisher could handle dblinks. The customer currently has db links from DB1 to DB2 and uses them in their queries. Could BIP handle the syntax and pass it on to the database in its SQL or could it handle the link another way?

select e1.emp_name
, e1.emp_id
from emps e1
, emps@db2 e2
where e1.manager_id = e2.id

Well, there is the obvious way to create the join in BIP. Just get rid of the db link alttogether and create two separate database connections (db1 and db2). Write query A against db1 and query B against db2. Then just create a join between the two queries, simple.

 But, what if you wanted to use the dblink? Well, BIP would choke on the @db2 you would have in the sql. Some silly security rules that, no, you can not turn off if you want to. But there are ways around it, the choking, not the security. Create an alias at the database level for the emp@db2, that way BIP can parse the resulting query. Lets assume I create an alias in the db for my db linked table as 'managers'. Now my query becomes:

select e1.emp_name
, e1.emp_id
from emps e1
, managers e2
where e1.manager_id = e2.id

 BIP will not choke, it will just pass the query through and the db can handle the linking for it.

Thats it, thats all I got on db links. See you in 6 months :)

Categories: BI & Warehousing

ODI 12c - Migrating from OWB to ODI - PLSQL Procedures

Antonio Romero - Thu, 2014-09-25 12:42

Check the blog post below for supporting PLSQL procedures within ODI and how you can get 100s of percentage fold improvements; 



ODI 12c - Migrating from OWB to ODI - PLSQL Procedures

Antonio Romero - Thu, 2014-09-25 12:42


Check the blog post below for supporting PLSQL procedures within ODI and how you can get 100s of percentage fold improvements; 



Drinks! Food! Fun! at the My Oracle Support Monday Mix Event at OpenWorld San Francisco

Chris Warticki - Thu, 2014-09-25 10:00
Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center.

After a busy day at Oracle OpenWorld, take a break and unwind with your peers. Stop by and get to know the Oracle Support Engineers you depend on as well as key Oracle Support executives and developers over drinks and hors d’oevres. 

Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our website for more details. We’ll see you there!

Visit the Support and Services Oracle OpenWorld website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.

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Focus on Accounting Hub at Oracle OpenWorld

David Haimes - Thu, 2014-09-25 00:27

This is number three in my Focus on Oracle OpenWorld Series and this one is in on my home turf, it was the talk of Las Vegas earlier this year at Collaborate.  I have explained the difference between Fusion Accounting Hub and Financial Accounting Hub before, but now we have the Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service.  I’ll be talking about this briefly in the OAUG GL SIG meeting and there is also a session from my boss, Rob Zwiebach that will cover it (spoiler alert, we might use some of the same slides), but he will also have Alex from our internal finance org to give talk about their experience running the accounting hub for the last few years.  Rob’s session details are below:

Introducing Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service [CON8404]

Existing Oracle E-Business Suite customers now have an out-of-the-box coexistence strategy. With Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service, you can have the power of Oracle Fusion Reporting in the cloud. This session explains the benefits and details of Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service.

Alex SanJuan – VP Finance, Oracle
Rob Zwiebach, VP Financial Application Development, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 30, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Westin Market Street – Metropolitan II
I already have a number of customer meetings lined up to discuss accounting hub and a few more I’m trying to squeeze in, so it is shaping up to be an exciting new chapter for the Accounting Hub.

Categories: APPS Blogs

Extending EBS R12.1 and above using APEX White Paper Released

David Peake - Wed, 2014-09-24 17:46
Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and above using Oracle Application Express Revision 2 has just been released. 

This paper is a major revision which now includes certification for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and also an alternate database architecture using Oracle Database links. You can download the paper from OTN: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/learnmore/apex-ebs-extension-white-paper-345780.pdf

Wireshark hanging on Windows 8.1 at startup

Dietrich Schroff - Wed, 2014-09-24 14:09
After upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 my wireshark freezed on every startup without showing up the main window.
The only workaround was to deinstall wireshark including wincap and installing it again. But after the nex reboot, it freezed again.

After searching around i found the following fix, with cured this problem:

inside the registry you have to change the DWORD start in

from 0 or 1 to 2. After that wireshark will start properly even after reboots....

Another possible solution are to issue these commands as administrator:
sc start npf
sc config npf start= delayed-auto

Top 7 Reasons Why Oracle Conferences Rock!

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Thanks, Craig.Top 7 Reasons Why Oracle Conferences Rock!
Why take the time and make the effort to attend an Oracle database conference or Oracle user group meeting? We're all busy, so there had better be some super good reasons to make the effort! For me, the benefits definitely exceed the cost.

There are many different conferences to choose from. There are professional conferences, leadership conferences, scientific conferences and business focused conferences. So why an Oracle Database conference? What's the big deal?

This is difficult for me to explain, so I've summarized why I love Oracle conferences into a "Top 7" list.

Number 7. Get free stuff from vendors
I suspect 50% of Oracle DBAs attend conferences because they love getting free stuff. If you want to maximize the good stuff, timing is everything. Get to the booth when the exhibition hall first opens, because vendors have tons of stuff to give away and they are full of energy. Also, just before the exhibition hall closes on the final day show up again. Vendors are tired and want to get rid of as much stuff as possible... and you just happen to be there!

Number 6. Become known in your industryIf you want to focus and excel in your career in a particular area, then pass on what you know. If you hold on to what you learn, no one will know you're an expert but you... and that's lonely. One of the best ways to become known and enjoy conferences is to speak at them. If this is something you want to do, please email me. I'll mentor you. I'm serious.

Number 5. Talk to others, if you want toWant to talk with people who care about Oracle technology as much as you do? Conferences are a great way to break out of your rut and think... and if you want to talk. One of the reasons I like conferences is it gives me a chance to meet with past students.

Number 4. Learn, if you want to
There are always opportunities to learn at conferences. How many times have I heard someone say they were in a lame session. But when I ask if they read the abstract first, they say no. If you want to increase your chances of attending great sessions, read the abstract. Second, look for speakers you like. Third, sit next to the door just in case you need to make a quick exit! The worst you can do is look at the agenda and pick the sessions you want to attend. Do a little research and you'll be surprised how many good sessions there are.

Number 3. Be inspired!How many places can you go to receive inspiration? Not many, is my answer! Because I can chill for a bit at conferences, observe what's going on in our industry and interact with a wide variety of people associated with Oracle technology, I tend to leave with a fresher and more refined view... or better said, "A Wider View." That in itself is worth the cost of any conference.

Number 2. Network with vendors, speakers, colleagues
I take it one step at a time. I always cruise the exhibition halls looking for new products and touching base with the vendors I know. Personally, I like to encourage the new vendors because it is a massive investment for them to exhibit. When I'm cruising, that's where I typically reconnect with students and other DBAs. It's a more comfortable and relaxing environment for me. If you want to speak with an expert face-to-face, a conference is a natural place to do this. If someone walks up to me with an AWR report, I'll make time for them. If they email me the week before, I'll do whatever I can to schedule some time with them.

Number 1. Be with friends
This one is personal. When I'm teaching or consulting, it's very intense and compressed. But at conferences, I get a chance to unwind, sit back, have a beer, and talk. I'm really involved with the IOUG conference and each year I look forward to reconnecting with this small group of friends. It's such a good feeling to be with "Oracle friends" without having to talk... about Oracle. I can just sit and listen without anyone wondering... What's wrong with Craig? You can do the same thing. Find an Oracle user group and volunteer.

Why Attend? Because Oracle conferences rock!There you have it. Seven reasons why Oracle conferences and Oracle User Groups rock! If you're not planning to attend any, you're missing a great way to connect, advance your career, and have a lot of fun. See you there!!

All the best in your Oracle performance work!


Categories: DBA Blogs

Behind the Screen with Oracle Support at OpenWorld San Francisco

Chris Warticki - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:40
Get beyond the support interface screen to meet the experts from Oracle Support at the Oracle Support Stars Bar. Have a tough question about supporting or upgrading your Oracle products? Looking for best practices for problem prevention, rapid resolution, and product upgrades? Stop by the Stars Bar and speak directly with an expert who can help.

While you’re there, check out one of our 10-minute briefing sessions on the hottest support topics. Here are just a few of the high-impact briefings you can see at this year’s Stars Bar:
  • Proactive Support Best Practices
  • Oracle Platinum Services
  • My Oracle Support Tips & Tricks
  • And many more!

The Support Stars Bar is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moscone West Exhibition Hall (Booths 3461 and 3908). More details here.

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Why the In-Memory Column Store is not used (I)

Karl Reitschuster - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:17


Now finally after a long period of waiting - and looking presentations and reading blogs I was able to do In-Memory databasing on my own. Having sampled some theoretical background how a a pure In-Memory Db works with SAP HANA; my expectations on the Oracle In-Memory Option were high. Also because Oracle promised it would work without code change, out of the box.

The setup

The Oracle database is located on Sun Solaris Machine with enough memory and 32 Xeon-Cores; The Memory Pool is sized 64G, compared to the rest of the SGA , buffer cache , shared_pool ... 4G, and 300G of data.

My Data Model Checklist book is now available in Spanish – Just in time for #OOW14!

Galo Balda's Blog - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:34

The Data Warrior

Exciting news!

I just got this email from Amazon:

Congratulations, your book “UNA LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN PARA REALIZAR REVISIONES A LOS DISEÑOS DE MODELOS DE DATOS” is live in the Kindle Store and is currently enrolled in KDP Select. It is available for readers to purchase here.

If you are in Mexico, you can get the book here.

If you are in Spain, you can get it here.

Now, truth is I do NOT speak, read or write Spanish. But my good friend, and Oracle expert, Galo Balda does!

I am very grateful to Galo for putting in the effort to translate my little book so other data professionals around the world could read it in their native language.

You can (and should) follow Galo on Twitter, and on his personal blog in either English or Spanish.

BTW – Galo is speaking at OOW14 too…

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Access Management Alternatives (Part II): OpenDJ for LDAP, EUS and TNSNames

Frank van Bortel - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:43
Directory Service: OpenDJ Installation has been described in a previous part. The question now is to make OpenDJ Oracle compatible, so that it can be used with EUS and TNS names resolution. In fact, I want to be able to install and use TNS Name resolution and Enterprise User Security (EUS) as done before. Clues One clue was already mentioned, the appearance of $ORACLE_HOME/config/EUS/Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0


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