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Oracle Log Writer and Write-Ahead-Logging

I posted a tweet with a link to a very old document - 20 years old - about 'internals of recovery'. It's a gem. All the complexity of the ACID mecanisms of Oracle are explained in a very simple way. It was written for Oracle 7.2 but it's incredible to see how much the basic things are still relevant today. Of course, there is  a reason for that: the mecanisms of recovery are critical and must be stable.

Oracle Database Cloud Service - My first trial

The cloud has been annouced, I want to try.
From the website, there is Trial only for the 'Database Schema Service' so I asked fot it, received an e-mail with connection info and it works:

The technology community

I remember on a flight to the UKOUG, I was doing what all presenters typically do on a plane.  They enter the cabin with the thought of "OK, I’ll spend most of the flight getting those slides just right".  Then…a set of broadcast advertisements, safety messages, hot face towels, exit row briefings, beverage services, coffee services, and before you know it you’ve burned 2 hours without touching the laptop…and then the meal service starts :-)

Quickly create a hundred databases and users

Do you need a hundred databases and users for training etc. in PostgreSQL?

Oracle APPS DBA opening in Hyd [3+ yrs exp]

Name of the company: Remote IT Consultants, Location: Hyderabad RITC is currently looking for a Junior  APPS DBA with SSO integration  for one of our prime fortune 500 US Client. Required Experience: New position for a Jr Oracle APPS DBA resource. Experience administering Oracle  10g / 11g / 12c database Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)  . Experience […]

Swiss Postgres Conference 2015

At the 26th of June I had the chance to attend the second Swiss Postgres Conference at the HSR Rapperswil. It was packed with interesting sessions.

Friday Philosophy – At What Point Can You Claim a Skill?

I’ve just installed Oracle 12C on my laptop {I know, why only now?}. I went for the option to have a Container database with a pluggable database within it. {It is easy and free to install Oracle on your own home machine – so long as it is for personal use only and you are singed up to OTN (which is also free) }.

Log Buffer #429: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition gathers a wide sample of blogs and then purifies the best ones from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.



Note to self because it’s just one of those date/timezone-related topics which just doesn’t seem to stick…

Epoch/Unix time – See

Unix time (also known as POSIX time or erroneously as Epoch time) is a system for describing instants in time, defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since 00:00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Thursday, 1 January 1970,

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