Tag: 18c

DBMS_JOB – the joy of transactions

This is a followup to yesterdays post on DBMS_JOB and is critical if you’re upgrading to 19c soon. Mike Dietrich wrote a nice piece last week on the “under the covers” migration of the now deprecated DBMS_JOB package to the new Scheduler architecture. You…

DBMS_JOB – watching for failures

I had a friend point this one out to me recently. They use DBMS_JOB to allow some “fire and forget” style functionality for user, and in their case, the jobs are “best efforts” in that if they fail, it is not a big deal….

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…