Tag: 18c

Connections with a wallet – redux

Wow…it is nearly 4 years ago now that I wrote an article on connecting to the database via a wallet to avoid having to hard code passwords into script. That article is here: https://connor-mcdonald.com/2015/09/21/connection-shortcuts-with-a-wallet/ So I went to do a similar exercise on my…

Worth the wait

Yes, I know it’s been awhile Yes, I know people have been angry at the delay But, can we put that behind us, and rejoice in the fact…that YES It’s here! Yes, 18c XE for Windows is now available. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/express-edition/downloads/index.html Most probably, most developers…

From Database 18.3 to 18.5 (on Windows)

Contrary to wild rumours on the internet, it was not a fear of the number 13 that led to a numbering jump from version 12c to version 18c. The jump was part of our new, more flexible release mechanism so that we can get…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick blog post from Wellington New Zealand where we have just wrapped up the 2018 APAC Groundbreakers tour. It was a great way to finish the event with a small but enthusiastic crowd here in New Zealand. Obviously our American counterparts in…

18c and the ignoring of hints

  One of the new features in 18c is the ability to ignore any optimizer hints in a session or across the entire database. A motivation for this feature is obviously our own Autonomous Data Warehouse, where we want to optimize queries without the…

18c XE–running locally

There’s already a few blog posts out there, showing people (easily) getting their 18c XE instance downloaded, installed and running, so I won’t rehash that here. For the majority of people, I’d imagine they’ll have their XE instance running on a small box and…

18c XE is live!

Just a quick post because this is perhaps what I think is one of the biggest game changers for the Oracle Database. 18c Express Edition (18x XE) is now available for general use. For those people with experience with 11g XE, this might not…