July 2014 archive

Jul 31

Now on Twitter

I now have a professional Twitter account. I can be followed on @BPeaslandDBA

Jul 24

Oracle Released

Oracle just released the patchset approximately thirteen months after was made available. There are a few new features with this release that can be seen here.

Jul 22

New Parameters in

I am working towards upgrading databases from to This should go smoothly, right? Well after I upgraded a development database, I got a call about a slow performing query. In all of the databases, the query runs in about 50 seconds. In the databases, the query runs in 4 minutes. The …

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Jul 15

Oracle Big Data SQL

Oracle announced a new product called Big Data SQL that will be available in the Fall. I think this product will be interesting. The one downside I see is that it appears to only run on an Oracle appliance which means you are forced to use their hardware as well. For more information, see the …

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