Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 16

No more SPU

I meant to blog about this awhile back but I got sidetracked. Last month, Oracle announced that for Oracle 12c, it would no longer be offering two types of patches every quarter in the Cumulative Patch Update (CPU). Currently for 11g, you can get a Security Patch Update (SPU) which contains just security fixes or …

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Oct 04

Another 12c Optimizer White Paper

Yesterday, I blogged about a good white paper I found from Maria Colgan of Oracle Corp relating to the CBO. I also discovered another good paper. This one discusses all of the CBO-related enhancments for Oracle 12c. You can find this paper here. Optimizer with Oracle Database 12c This one is a really good read. …

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Oct 03

CBO Statistics White Paper

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, I attended a presentation by Jonathon Lewis, who of course is one of the world’s leading Oracle experts especially when it comes to the Cost Based Optimizer (CBO). As is usually the case, the room was completely packed for his presentation. He had a co-presenter, Maria Colgan who works for Oracle …

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Oct 03

One of my typical days

Yesterday morning, I ran across this blog entry from Bobby Durrett’s blog about a typical day in his life as a DBA. So I figured I would have some similar fun and document my workday. So here is how my day went yesterday: 7:30 – Got to work. Checked email to make sure there was …

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