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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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Using Oracle Cloud for Database Upgrade

Use of Oracle Cloud for Database Upgrade and Testing The Oracle Cloud provides a comprehensive set of services that can be used for fast and efficient data migration & testing between different Database versions. The notes below are based on customer upgrade project involving a 10TB Oracle 11gR2 release to 12c. Introduction The production Database […]

Cloud, How to Oracle Cloud / October 11, 2017

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A Review of Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1.1

A Review of Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1.1 This blog has been a long time in the making… Of course before writing a blog on any subject, you have to do your research. In my case, my research involved creating dozens (maybe in to the 100s) of Interactive Grids (IG) and writing a new Explorer […]

APEX 5.1, How to, Review APEX 5.0, Development, Interactive Grid, reporting, upgrade / March 29, 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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A complete guide to #ORCLAPEX Dynamic Actions

A complete guide to #ORCLAPEX Dynamic Actions Last year, Craig Sykes and I were discussing ideas for presentations at Tech16 and one idea made us quite excited to turn in to a paper for submission. We hadn’t seen a presentation on a complete coverage of all the Dynamic Actions available in APEX 5 – yet […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Benefits, Development, Dynamic Actions, Forms Triggers / March 1, 2017

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Need more oomph from Oracle?

Need more oomph from Oracle?! Read on. Since joining Explorer in 2010 and working with customers with varying sizes of Oracle estates there are 2 key drivers that push customers to want to talk to me; reducing costs and improving performance. I’ve already shared my thoughts on reducing costs in another blog and here I […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Licensing / February 24, 2017

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How to reduce your Oracle Costs

How to reduce your Oracle Costs Businesses up and down the country relying on Oracle technology to deliver and underpin key business applications all have one thing in common; they chose Oracle because it was the best solution to address their requirements. That said, as the cost of supporting Oracle continues to increase our customers […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Licensing Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing, SAM / February 24, 2017

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APEX: Meet the rest of the web

APEX: Meet the rest of the web In December last year I spoke at the UKOUG TECH 16 conference in Birmingham about integrating APEX with modern web technologies. The presentation was interesting for me to build because I was able to spend some time pushing APEX beyond what is possible using only the declarative application […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Cloud, Development, Dynamic Actions, JSON, Oracle Cloud, RESTful / February 14, 2017

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Oracle Data Visualization

Oracle Data Visualization Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a few blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features, an overview of access controls in DVCS, an overview of how to manage data […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting BI, Business Intelligence, Charting, Cloud, Development, Discoverer, reporting / December 9, 2016

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Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Introduction to Visual Analyzer

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Introduction to Visual Analyzer Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a few blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features, an overview of access controls in DVCS […]

Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting BI, Business Intelligence, Charting, Cloud, Disco, Discoverer / October 10, 2016

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