12.1.0.2 on AIX

just released today http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html only in Enterprise Edition at the moment, and now available on HPUX, zLinux and AIX #oracle12c #db12102 is out for a bunch of platform #aix #os390 #hpux #zlinux — laurentsch (@laurentsch) November 17, 2014 This is the first and last patchset for 12cR1 #oracle 12.1.0.2 is the last patch set for […]

Toad 11.5 is out

The latest Toad is now in production, 11.5, get it from http://toadfororacle.com. If you have an old license key, 9.6 or older, it may complain at installation time, just ignore. It will be fine at run time. Enhanced TAB browsing experience, nicer and more visible colors for your connection (production=red…), read-only connections. Currently it still […]

[alert] AIX Posix Timezone issue

Maybe you did get or you will get an issue with the date command in AIX. expected behavior, Linux $ TZ=NZST-12NZDT,M10.1.0/2,M3.3.0/3 date Sat Mar 17 00:14:54 NZDT 2012 $ TZ=Pacific/Auckland date Sat Mar 17 00:14:58 NZDT 2012 unexpected behavior, AIX $ TZ=Pacific/Auckland date Sat Mar 17 00:15:50 GMT+13:00 2012 $ TZ=NZST-12NZDT,M10.1.0/2,M3.3.0/3 date Fri Mar 16 […]

The new metalink interface

I just started using the New My Oracle Support User Interface It is a zero-flash interface with more capabilities than the “html” interface we used the previous years. It still provides about the same browser experience as the flash one. Have a try… according to Oracle : “it will eventually replace the Flash version” To […]

Ow yes it is a “c” !

Rumours about what would come after 8i (internet) 10g (grid) were around, but now it is official, there will be an Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Read more : http://www.oracle.com/us/products/enterprise-manager/index.html And in the blogosphere http://orana.info

SPARC Supercluster

Oracle buys Sun was an exciting accouncement 20 months ago. What did change in the Solaris/Oracle Database world? First, Oracle delivered Exadata on Sun Hardware (x86_64). Second, they delivered Exadata on Sun Solaris Operating System (x86_64). But now, they announced a combination of software and hardware that will run Oracle database faster than anything ever […]

SQL developer for dba

Historically and semantically, SQL Developer is a developer tool. There is very little comparison with TOAD for the dba. But… Oracle is working on this! In the latest release, 3.0 EA1, you will be able to see Tablespaces, Redo logs and controlfile, finally. Still no session browser, but I am delighted that the database administrators […]

11.2.0.2

I have read on Surachart Opun’s blog that 11.2.0.2 is available, but also that the patchset is now a full installation. In the past, if you wanted to have 9.2.0.8 or 10.2.0.5, you needed to install both the base version, 9.2.0.1 or 10.2.0.1 and the patchset, 9.2.0.8 or 10.2.0.5. Very often the patchset itself was […]

OCE Solaris Network Admin

I read Paul Sorensen blog : Sun certifications will be renamed next week. For instance the Sun Certified Network Administrator will be Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Solaris 10 Network Administrator. But to get the OCE Solaris title, you need to upgrade your certification […] to receive an Oracle certification title (check more details on the […]

On Express Edition

If you want to start with developing free software on old technology, you can download the Oracle Database Express Edition. Actually, Oracle 10g is more than 5 years old and it is the only version available as Express Edition, 11g has not been released at the time of the writing, and no patch has been […]

Oracle – Sun, what has changed ?

Did you go to http://www.sun.com recently? You will land on oracle.com ! But more will come. The conference JavaOne will be in SanFrancisco with Oracle OpenWorld. The Sun Developer Network and Bigadmin will be integrated in OTN. Welcome Sun Developers Ensuring community continuity MySql and java.sun.com have the Oracle logo. That was fast! Well, Oracle […]

Oracle buys Sun : followup

After months of harassment between Oracle and Europe Commission, the deals got approved by the European Commission. Still MySQL founder Monty Widenius wants to have Russia and China reject the deal to save the future of MySQL… This will delay the deals further. Good for IBM, bad for Oracle !

future release dates of 11gR2

HPUX Itanium, Sun Sparc/x86_64, AIX –> october-december 2009 Windows, HPUX Risc –> april-june 2010 Ref: Release Schedule of Current Database Patch Sets Dates will change, keep an eye on the schedule, and do not base your business on expected dates ! Please be patient 🙂

11.1.0.7 is the latest patchset for 11gR1

You will get CPU and even PSU (Patch Set Updates are proactive cumulative patches comprised of recommended bug fixes that are released on a regular and predictable schedule) But no more patchset. This the first time I see a release with only 1 pachset. Well, if you use Linux, you can go to 11gR2. Otherwise […]

Oracle buys Sun

http://www.oracle.com/sun I really enjoyed this news. It is both my favorite OS (Solaris) and my favorite database (Oracle) committing to a common future. I have been more than sceptical about Oracle Linux and Oracle Database Machine entering the Datacenter world, but now I feel relieved that Oracle is putting value in acquiring serious database platform […]

Oracle on Mac

I just read a post from Barry Mc Gillin about apex on MacOsX. After having being using Vista for one year, I would really welcome a Mac as my next notebook. But what about Oracle Database on Mac OS X? According to otn, the latest release as of today is a deprecated 10gR1 for the […]