Since Oracle Database 18.104.22.168 we change our patching model as well, switching from Patch Set Updates (PSU) and Proactive Bundle Patches (BP) to Release Updates (RU) and Release Update Revisions (RUR). But what are actually the differences between PSU / BP and RU / RUR patch bundles? Is there any or is it just a renaming of well known patch bundles?… [Read More]
How often did I launch a search in MyOracle Support (MOS) for a specific Bundle Patch or Patch Set Update. And usually the MOS search results don’t get me what I’m looking for no matter how clever I search. But there was relief. A MOS Note combined all PSUs and BPs and much more into table format including the links.… [Read More]
I while back I blogged about issues with “rowsets“, a new Oracle 12c feature which unfortunately had two known wrong result (WQR) bugs:
What does “rowsets” actually mean?
I’d like to thank Sankar, our Development manager for providing this explanation which sheds some light on how important this feature actually is:
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“Rowsets is a SQL execution performance enhancement introduced in Oracle RDBMS release 12.1 and further extended in a future release of the Oracle Database.
What happened so far on my Journey to the Cloud?
- Part I – Push a Button (Dec 3, 2015)
- Part II – Switch On/Off and Remove (Dec 4, 2015)
- Part III – Patch, patch, patch (Dec 22, 2015)
- Part IV – Clean Up APEX (Jan 19, 2016)
- Part V – TDE is wonderful (Jan 28, 2016)
- You are here ==> Part VI – Patching does not work (Apr 18, 2016)
- Part VII – APEX is in CDB$ROOT again (Dec 21, 2016)
Patching in the Cloud
I would like to patch my Oracle DBaaS Cloud today.… [Read More]
Please find a recent update here:
and more important:
Twitter is a good thing. I get alerted on things I haven’t seen before. And sometimes some things are more than interesting.
This one is actually proven by Jonathan Lewis – and you can read all the details in Jonathan’s blog post here:
There seems to be a realistic chance to get wrong query results displayed (regardless of using SQL*Plus or a JDBC or any other client – see the comment by Stefan Koehler below Jonathan’s posting) because of the row sets feature in Oracle 12.1 allowing faster initial processing of query results.… [Read More]
As of April 14, 2015:
The April 2015 PSU/BP is available!
Here’s the most important information:
- OTN – General Critical Patch Update Advisory
- MOS Note:1967243.1
PSU and CPU April 2015 Availability Document
- MOS Note:1967534.1
PSU and CPU April 2015 Database Known Issues
- MOS Note:1962125.1
Oracle Database – Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods