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Rebuild table indexes lobs in oracle

Rebuilds are beneficial in some rare circumstances such as after a mass delete operation. The below method is safer and faster than export/import.

Oracle XFILES now on GitHub

The demonstration environment for Oracle XML DB called XFILES is now on GitHub. As stated…

IS flexes its hacking skills

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has received much attention as of late, and not for nothing.

As the organization took a long time to prepare for its assault on Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and other states within the region that is considered the Levant, it's no surprise that the Islamic State group spent resources developing assets to be used in cyberwarfare.

Oracle Database 12c Patching: DBMS_QOPATCH, OPATCH_XML_INV, and datapatch


Oracle Database 12c brings us many new features including: the long needed ability to run OPatch and query the patch software installed in the Oracle Home programatically through SQL using the new DBMS_QOPATCH package.

Log Buffer #405, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition rides on the wave of new ideas in the database realms. From Oracle technologies through MySQL to the SQL Server, things are piping hot.


The Call for Papers for the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 is currently open, with abstract submissions open to January 18th 2015.

I Have Lots Of Oracle Database Server Power But Performance Is Slow/Bad

I Have Lots Of Oracle Database Server Power But Performance Is Slow/Bad

Oracle OPatch and "Archive not applied" error

Recently, I have installed an Oracle RDBMS on a server, and I wanted to install the latest Patch Set Update (PSU) from October 2014. During the execution, I fell on the error "Archive not applied" and the job failed. This is how to quickly fix this issue.
While installing the PSU from October 2014 on my Oracle database server, I experienced the following error:

Modify on the fly the cgroup properties linked to the processor_group_name parameter

I am preparing a blog post in which I’ll try to describe pros and cons of cpu binding (using the processor_group_name parameter) versus Instance caging.
Today’s comparison:
As you know you can change the cpu_count and resource_manager_plan parameters while the database Instance is up and running. Then, while the database Instance is up and running you can:

Cybersecurity bill may return to Congress [VIDEO]


Hi, welcome to RDX! In response to increasing cyberthreats, lawmakers throughout the United States have considered implementing laws that would obligate organizations to take greater cybersecurity measures.

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