Author Archives: Gaius

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2013

Long time since I have updated here, a lot has been happening. For a start part 4 of my series on Oracle 12c new features is unlikely to be written since in October I started a new job which is … Continue reading

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Real World OCaml

In the course of my work with OCaml I have traditionally resisted using anything other than “pure” OCaml, and the facilities of the underlying OS. So rather than OMake or OASIS I just used plain, old-fashioned Makefiles. For package management, … Continue reading

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Strange Datetime Problem

While working on my unit tests, I came across a sporadic failure in inserting and selecting Datetimes to the database, so I wrote a quick test harness to see what’s going on: This fails about 3% of the time, for … Continue reading

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OCI*ML: Make Test

Before resuming feature implementation in OCI*ML I thought I ought to tighten up the test suite a bit, so I have started on a make test target, including some utilities for generating large test datasets, which should be useful elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Oracle 12c Launch Event (3)

This is the third segment of my series of posts on interesting new features in Oracle 12c. In this I will cover enhancements to RAC, DataGuard (DG) and RMAN. Application Continuity (AC) is the next logical step in Oracle’s existing … Continue reading

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Oracle 12c Launch Event (2)

Continuing from the previous post, here are some more of the new features of Oracle 12c that I am excited about. The first is transparent redaction. Like the privilege analysis feature, this is something that you could implement using 11g … Continue reading

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Oracle 12c Launch Event (1)

Back in July, I attended the Oracle Database 12c Launch event in London, and this is my rather belated writeup of some of the new features, some of which were introduced to me on the day, and others I had … Continue reading

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August

As of today I am on gardening leave, and I intend to spend the time productively (after taking a long-planned and well-deserved holiday next week!). In no particular order: Update this blog more regularly, I have some posts that I … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Install Oracle 12c on Debian Wheezy

I can confirm that the previous post basically works too for the installation of Oracle 12c on 64-bit Debian 7.1/Wheezy, with the following modifications. Using lib64 for the library symlinks: And the following changes to $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib/env_rdbms.mk The bug requiring the … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Install Oracle 11gR2 on Debian Wheezy

Oracle 11gR2 on Debian still isn’t an officially supported configuration (10g XE was for a while), but it is perfectly do-able with a little cajoling. Here I am starting with a fresh installation of Debian 7.1 in a VirtualBox VM, … Continue reading

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