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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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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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Moving to the Cloud: A Developer’s Perspective

I have been recently working with a charity who had developed a production APEX application and hosted it on apex.oracle.com. While this environment is brilliant for quickly creating a full APEX workspace and accessing from anywhere in the world, it is definitely not supposed to be used to host a production application (the environment can […]

APEX 5.1, Blog, Cloud, Explorer Cloud, Oracle Cloud / August 7, 2017

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Oracle Code – London (2017)

Last week I attended the Oracle Code event in London; a free event hosted by Oracle showcasing the latest technologies, practices and trends in development. As a developer who spends a lot of time working with the database, this event was slightly different to the ones I’m used to. The event kicked off with Adam […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, JavaScript APEX, Development, low code / May 4, 2017

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Which Engineered System is right for you?

Which Engineered System is right for you? Oracle Engineered Systems are proven to solve problems with business critical applications and Databases, with a range of systems designed to address different technical challenges. Some call it converged infrastructure but the biggest difference to appliances like Nutanix, FlexPod and Vblock is that the OS and Software are […]

Blog, Engineered System, Explorer Engineered System / April 7, 2017

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Dynamic Theme Style in APEX 5.1

Dynamic Theme Style in APEX 5.1 One of the new features of APEX 5.1 is the introduction of APEX_THEME API which enables you to change the application theme style by user. A very nice APEX 5.0 feature is to allow users to change the theme style using the APEX_UTIL.SET_CURRENT_THEME_STYLE procedure (deprecated in 5.1) but this change […]

APEX 5.1, Explorer, How to Development, Style, Universal Theme / March 28, 2017

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License compliance is not easy

Certified Oracle Compliance Over the last decade or so, countless Oracle customers have experienced license issues by falling foul of Oracle’s ‘trust model’, complex licensing metrics and how Oracle’s policies affect third party technologies. As a result of this, numerous companies have setup ‘license consultancy’ practices and developing SAM tools suggesting they can provide a […]

Cloud, Explorer, Licensing AWS, Azure, Cloud, Compliance, Licensing, LMS / March 28, 2017

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Customising chart colours in APEX 5.1

Customising chart colours in APEX 5.1 One of the new features of APEX 5.1 is the introduction of Jet Charts which are highly customisable using JavaScript and CSS. One particular issue I recently came across was the removal of two chart region attributes that allowed easy customisation of a chart, namely COLOR SCHEME and CUSTOM […]

APEX 5.1, Explorer, JavaScript Charting, JavaScript, reporting / March 13, 2017

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Theme Roller not saving changes

Theme Roller not saving changes on a 5.1 ORDS standalone environment A very quick entry so we have this written down and so that it may help anyone in the future who faces the same problem.. We were having a problem on some of our new 5.1 environments where when using the theme roller and […]

APEX 5.1, Blog, Explorer, ORDS ORDS, RESTful, upgrade / March 9, 2017

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