UKOUG TECH 16 is coming – and I’m speaking

Uhhh … time flies. I look into my calendar – and UKOUG TECH 16 Conference is almost there. Just a few days to go (and hopefully no Lufthansa strike on the upcoming weekend – but I looked already for alternatives). Anyhow, I’m excited and look forward to my 2nd TECH conference.… [Read More]

Lufthansa – 14th pilot strike in 2 years – lovely :-(

I don’t blame anybody. Really, I don’t.

But nevertheless this is awkward.

Bodenhansa - Lufthansa
Source: Facebook – https://scontent.fmuc2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15193604_10210663792047910_5774221704440071551_n.jpg?oh=99f7242c9283bf664db779354d594b3b&oe=58B51EA1

I’ve got affected by the most recent – the 14th (!!!) in two years – strike of the Lufthansa pilots. And not for the first time. I’ve had my share of strike experience already quite often in the past years with my main airline carrier.… [Read More]

SANGAM and DOAG Conferences 2016 – Recap + Slides

The past weeks were very intense. I’ve been to Japan for customer meetings and a Dev Day and an internal workshop, then on to China for an internal training, then to India for SANGAM conference and afterwards to Nürnberg for DOAG, the German Oracle User’s Group conference. And UKOUG is just in two weeks …

You’ll find the slides of my talks here:

and in the Slides Download Center.… [Read More]

Database Upgrade Workshops in Brussels and Utrecht

On November 24 and 25 I’ll give two full-day Upgrade / Migrate / Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2 and the Oracle Cloud workshops in Brussels and Utrecht. If you want to grab a seat please hurry as I’ve got informed that only a few seats are left.

Please use the registration links:

Both workshops will happen in the Oracle offices.… [Read More]

October 2016 Proactive BP got replaced

Just received a message from Oracle Support this early morning as I did install the Proactive Bundle Patch from October 2016 into my Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 environment saying:

Dear Oracle Customer,

You are receiving this email because our recordsindicate you downloaded the following patch:

Patch number: 24448103
Release: DB Proactive Bundle 12.1.0.2.161018
Platform: Linux x86-64

This patch has been replaced and is now available for download.

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October 2016 PSU and BP – Database Patching?

What will you get when you download the most recent Oracle Database PSU or BP from October 2016?

MOS Note: 1683799.1 – 12.1.0.2 Patch Set – Availability and Known Issues is not entirely clear. Therefore lets shed some light …

The Matrix

This matrix in MOS Note: 1683799.1 tells you about the availability of PSUs and BPs for a regular database installation (non-RAC, non-Exadata).… [Read More]

OOW 2016: Slides and HOL Download

Sorry for any delay but Roy and I promised to make our OOW 2016 slides available right after the talks. And some people were asking already where they are.

For internal people you’ll find them via the usual sources on database.us.

But customers will have to wait until Oracle Database 12.2 is available in the Cloud as it got announced at OOW during the keynotes.… [Read More]