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Python cx_Oracle 6.4 Brings a World Cup of Improvements

cx_Oracle 6.4, the extremely popular Oracle Database interface for Python, is now Production on PyPI.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Read More

Introducing Oracle APEX Office Hours!

Check this out; Oracle APEX Office Hours, begin on June 28, 2018 and will continue approximately every two weeks through early 2019.

Monday, July 2, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Questions You Asked: How much space are objects using in the In-Memory column store?

Recently the question, "How much space are objects using in the In-Memory column store?" has come up a couple of times so I thought it would be worth revisiting. I blogged about space usage in the In-Memory column store (IM column store) in the blog post "What is an In-Memory Compression Unit (IMCU)?". In that blog post I talked about the two pools that compose the IM column store, the 1MB pool for IMCUs and the 64KB pool for Snapshot Metadata Units (SMUs) and other metadata....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Oracle Multitenant: A Simple Guide to Lockdown Profiles

Good explanation of Multitenant's lockdown profile, a security mechanism to restrict certain operations or functionalities in a pluggable database (PDB).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Oracle Database 18c: Enhanced Multitenant/Data Guard Integration

Good post on the enhanced integration between Data Guard and Multitenant in Oracle Database 18c...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Oracle Database 18c on Exadata Cloud at Customer

Latest release of Exadata Cloud at Customer now generally available...

Friday, May 25, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Oracle Database 18c on ODA

Oracle Database 18c is available on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), read more here...

Friday, May 25, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Ask TOM Office Hours Demo – Why Are Column Store Scans Faster Than Row Store Scans?

I've created another video of the demonstration that we used in the second Ask TOM Office Hours session where we focused on showing why column store scans are faster than row store scans. I've had many questions from customers and conference attendees who ask, "What's the big deal, if I just cache my entire table in the buffer cache, won't it be just as fast as being in-memory?" We've even done two different blog posts that discuss this: In-Memory Column Store versus the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 | Oracle Database | Read More

Video introduction to Oracle Database 18c

  Check out this short video clip to learn some of the key features available in Oracle Database 18c. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Read More