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Oracle Goldengate or Dbvisit Replicate?

Oracle Goldengate release 12.2 Versus Dbvisit Replicate release 2.9 These two products offer data capture functionality and replication between multiple Database environments covering both Oracle SE and EE versions. They essentially operate by reading the source Database redo logs and pushing the data changes across to the target Database. However, there are some Important differences […]

Blog, Explorer, How to Data Replication, Dbvisit, Goldengate / October 23, 2017

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Oracle skip unlucky 13 with new Database version structure

Following the announcements at OpenWorld last week here are my thoughts on the changes to the new software version numbering structure… All DBA’s should understand the general structure and update cycle for the Oracle Database an Grid Infrastructure versions. The major version and release number have followed a certain pattern which has become familiar to […]

Blog, Explorer Engineered Systems, ODA / October 19, 2017

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Oracle Data Visualization Update

Throughout 2016, I posted a series of blogs introducing Oracle’s recent additions to its Data Visualization portfolio – Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD). My summary blog at the end of that series, highlighted that throughout 2016, Oracle appeared to be focusing its attention on developing DVD rather than DVCS.  A […]

Blog, Data Visualization, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting Cloud, reporting / October 16, 2017

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ODA X7 – more than just a hardware refresh

Following a week out in San Francisco with Oracle a number of announcements have come out relating to Cloud Infrastructure and Engineered Systems that are very relevant for our customers. Here are my thoughts on the Oracle Database Appliance X7 updates… The new generation of ODA has been announced, and it includes all the hardware […]

Engineered System, Explorer, ODA Engineered Systems, ODA / October 9, 2017

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Validations and Duplicate Page Submissions in APEX 5.1

I had a problem with a modal dialog page in APEX 5.1, which created new rows in a table on the database whenever the Create button was pressed. The problem was that if the user was very quick i.e. double/triple clicking on the Create button, then it was possible to create duplicate rows on the […]

APEX, APEX 5.1, Blog Validation / October 9, 2017

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Generating PDF and Word Documents from an APEX application

Generating PDF and Word documents from an APEX application is a request that we get all the time. There are many great third party tools to help you do this but in this blog post I’m going to focus on PL/PDF, which is the tool that I used most recently for customer work. PL/PDF is […]

APEX, Blog, Reporting APEX, reporting / September 26, 2017

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QuickSQL – Saves you time

One of the new features of APEX 5.1 definitely changed my way of creating DDL on Oracle databases. With the Quick SQL packaged application you only need to write minimal lines of markdown text to describe tables, triggers, audit tables and many other objects. This low code development concept can save you so much time, […]

APEX 5.1, Blog, Low Code / September 19, 2017

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A quick introduction to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is an Engineered System designed to simplify the installation, deployment and support of Oracle and non-Oracle Application and Database workloads on a guest OS. Built with Virtualisation and scalability in mind, the PCA is a solution for organisations that are looking to consolidate general purpose workloads and virtualise each environment […]

Blog, Cloud, Review Cloud, Cost, upgrade / September 15, 2017

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The start of the end for Apex 4.2

In October 2017 (just 3 months’ time), Premier Support for Oracle Application Express 4.2 will end. This ultimately marks the end of the APEX 4 era and coincides with the fifth anniversary of the 4.2 launch. A lot has changed in those 5 years: we have had two more major versions of APEX – with […]

APEX, Blog, Cloud, Oracle Forms upgrade / August 14, 2017

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Something big is coming

“Something big is coming” @OracleCloud tweeted on 20 July 2017 along with a 12-second video that featured: The words: SOMETHING BIG IS COMING The date: 26.7.17 The brand: ORACLE All set to a roaring soundtrack and a rumbling fade-out animation between slides. Something big is coming pic.twitter.com/uSzWTuKtj9 — Oracle Cloud (@OracleCloud) 20 July 2017 What […]

APEX, Blog, Cloud APEX, Cloud, Database, upgrade / August 8, 2017

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