Tag: video

New day….new month….New AskTOM

It’s a big day here at AskTOM HQ !

Trip down memory lane

I did a little video for St Patricks day, but it also brought back memories of my first computer experiences.  A Sinclair ZX80, a Commodore 64, and many other machines that I thought were so cool for their time. Feel free to share your…

AskTOM Office Hours for DBA’s

We had the first AskTOM Office Hours Q&A for Database Administrators yesterday.  Thanks to everyone that showed up, and thanks for the questions. If you missed it, you can catch a replay here

Seasons greetings from the AskTOM team

This year we’ve answered over 2800 of your questions and followed up on 3500 reviews. It’s been a great and busy year! We’ll see you all in 2018

So good … it’s scary

Well…this isn’t a horror movie, it’s something awesome

AskTOM TV–episode 11

Just a quick note to give the supporting collateral to the latest episode of AskTOM TV. The question I tackled is this one: https://asktom.oracle.com/pls/apex/asktom.search?tag=want-to-retrive-numbers-in-words which was a fun one to answer because it showcases several useful SQL techniques: Using CONNECT to synthesize rows, Using…

Partitioning Guide updated

Just a quick note to say I’ve updated our Getting Started With Partitioning Guide! 9 easy to follow demonstrations to get developers up to speed with handling large databases. Check it out here

OTN Yathra 2017

The amazing 6 city set of events is just around the corner, with all of the dates and details available at http://otnyathra.in/ Here are my thoughts on why you should be attending

12c Release 2 – Transparent Data Encryption online !

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that even if you have incredibly stringent controls on user authentication, user authorisation etc, that wont save you if your data on disk is not encrypted.  All you need is an errant tape, a missing disk,…

TimTams, Twelve Two, and tete-a-tete !

What do you do when you’re an Australian, you’re at Oracle Headquarters, 13,000 kms from home you bump into someone whilst grabbing a coffee Well…naturally, you lure them over with a packet of our famous Australian chocolate biscuits, grab a camera and have a…

AskTom TV

Sometimes at conferences I get asked – “How do you know all of the answers for the AskTom questions?” I’d love to say “Because we’re super smart” but the reality is, we’re just like anyone else with a passion for database technology.  We like…

UKOUG 2016

Just a little video montage of the fun and learning from UKOUG.  A great conference every year. I was fortunate enough to receive a Best Speaker award (from a 12c features talk given at the 2015 conference). I gave three talks, one of which…