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Oracle TNS_ADMIN issues due to bad environment settings

Recently, I faced a TNS resolution problem at a customer. The reason was a bad environment setting: The customer called the service desk because of a DBLINK pointing to a bad database.


This was tested on Oracle 11.2.

Parallel Execution Skew – Demonstrating Skew

This is just a short notice that the next part of the mini-series "Parallel Execution Skew" is published at

Getting the Most Out of Post Formats: Quoting in Style

Nearly 150 of the themes available to users support post formats, which means that these themes offer a variety of post types (standard, image, gallery, video, audio, quote, and more) that display your content differently based on the format. If your theme supports post formats, you’ll see a Format module as you’re …

Oracle R Enterprise and Oracle 12c

A few of weeks ago we had the release of Oracle R Enterprise (ORE).There has been some posts on the R/ORE on the Oracle discussion forums about installing ORE on Oracle 12c.It turns out that the only way to install ORE on an Oracle 12c database is if you do a traditional install. What this means is that you do not have a CDB and PDBs configuration of Oracle 12c.I'll assume that Oracle are currently working on this particular issue, as you can imagine that that there is considerable amount of complexity in getting ORE to work with the PDBs.

Windows VM iscsi timeout when doing controller giveback for Netapp storage

Jephe Wu - http://linuxtechres.blogspot.comProblem: Windows VM iscsi drive timeout and disappear after Netapp giveback operation, which caused Microsoft SQL server 2012 down, as data files are on iscsi D drive.Objective:  find out why iscsi drive disappeared during giveback operationEnvironment:  Windows 2008 R2 VM sitting on ESXi 5.1 cluster, D drive is iscsi drive on Netapp ONTAP 7 mode storage, VM is using Microsoft software iscsi initiator connecting Netapp portal target group.

Monday Morning Edition

In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on, from new features to great blogs to discover.

Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle Fusion Apps

At a recent Oracle User Group conference, I was part of a round table discussion on Apps and BI. Unfortunately most of the questions were focused on Apps and the new Fusion Applications from Oracle. I mentioned that there was data mining functionality (using the Oracle Advanced Analytics Option) built into the Fusion Apps, it seems to come as a surprise to the Apps people. They were not aware of this built in functionality and capabilities. Well Oracle Data Mining and Oracle Advanced Analytics has been built into the following Oracle Fusion Applications.

Big Data Oracle NoSQL in No Time - It is time to Upgrade

Big Data Oracle NoSQL in No Time - It is time to Upgrade 
Oracle NoSQL upgrade from 11gR2 to 12cR1 ( 2.0 to 3.0 )

Mobile device management is a two-sided battle

The rise of the Internet of Things and the bring-your-own-device phenomenon have shaped the way database administration specialists conduct mobile device management. Many of these professionals are employed by retailers using customer relationship management applications that collect and analyze data from smartphones, tablets and numerous other devices. This level of activity creates a web of connectivity that's difficult to manage and often necessitates expert surveillance. 

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