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Oracle Database, Oracle 10g, Oracle 11g, Oracle XE, Oracle RAC, Oracle Instant Client, Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Exadata resources, news, and support articles.

Gmail Password Leak Update

This week, a group of hackers released a list of about 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. This list was not generated as a result of an exploit of, but since a number of emails on the list matched email addresses associated with accounts, we took steps to protect our users.

12c In-Memory in PDB

In preparation for our upcoming 12c In-Memory Webcast @CaryMillsap, @TanelPoder, and I solicited questions from members of the universe at large on the interweb. We got a question about how In-Memory works with the 12c multi-tentant option and it got me thinking so I gave a quick try. As it turns out, it works about as you would expect.

Good Blogs to follow

Good blogs keep popping up and other blogs fade into the back ground, so it’s hard to keep track of the good stuff out there. The following is a list of blogs I have either in the past gotten a lot out of or currently do. It would be great to get comments on what the best current blogs are and then iterate on this list and keep it updated.
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Basis, Edin, and Forefront: A Look at Business Themes

We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional travel and food writer, a Buddhist podcast host, and a fly fishing outfitter in Australia.

Watch: 5 Best Practices for Launching Your Online Video Game

Warner Chaves, Principal Consultant at Pythian, has had the privilege of working with several companies on their video game launches, and is best known for his work with the highly anticipated release of an action-adventure video game back in 2013. Through his experience, he’s developed a set of best practices for launching an online video game.

Log Buffer #388, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

In order to expand the knowledge about database features of any kind, blogs are inevitable these days. Whether its Oracle, MySQL, or SQL Server blogs writers are contributing like never before and this log buffer edition skims some of it.


The Oracle Utilities family of products use Oracle standard technology such as the Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware (a.k.a. Oracle WebLogic).

Unusual Deadlock

Prompted by a question on OTN I came up with a strategy for producing an ORA-00060 deadlock that DIDN’T produce a deadlock graph (because there isn’t one) and didn’t get reported in the alert log (at least, not when tested on It’s a situation that shouldn’t arise in a production system because it’s doing the sorts of things that you shouldn’t do in a production system: but possibly if you’re trying to do some maintenance or upgrades while keeping the system live it could happen.

Oracle Database – Getting started with JSON Path Expressions

Yesterday my colleague Alex and I had the pleasure to do some extra presentations during AMIS’s Oracle OpenWorld preview evening. While still not getting around...
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Side effects of disabling BEQ protocol


I have ORACLE 11g client and server in a single machine. I run an application which has its own signal handling. Since BEQ is hosting processes i get errors in my application functioning (which works absolutely fine when client and server are hosted in different machines).

I want to know what are side effects of disabling BEQ protocol?

Can anybody please advice?

RMAN – The pocket knife of the DBA – Part 1

One area which has always interested me within the Oracle ‘world’ is Backup and Recovery, and there is one utility in particular that I think stands out – RMAN. Oracle Recovery Manager, or RMAN as it is widely known, is one of the most important database utilities, and one that every Oracle DBA should be […]

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