Oracle RAC: Call me a Convert

Having worked with Oracle since their first version outside of the CIA gives me a different perspective on the product and features than most people hold. I met Larry Ellison twice in my life, but know him through documentation, media and a whole lot of hearsay, mostly, urban legend. My employer, Systems Development Corporation (SDC)Read moreRead more

Never Tune SQL Again

When using an Oracle database (11g to 19c) to execute SQL code the correct place to tune is in the Oracle instance. While it is advisable to write code to standards in any tool, it is still best to let Oracle decide the optimal path to the data. This kind of tuning cannot be doneRead moreRead more

What does the “g” in Oracle10g mean?

Originally written in 2004 shortly after Oracle10g was released. Oracle would like you to jump into the grid and buy into all that it offers.  What is not clear immediately is the complexity of these systems, nor what they offer.  The central piece of the grid in this new version of database software is failed technology, reworked,Read moreRead more