Upgrade Oracle Restart to 18c

It seems like there are not many Oracle Restart environments (or there are but Oracle doesn’t pay too much attention to them). Otherwise, I can’t explain why I couldn’t find too much information about it in the documentation when it comes to upgrades.

So, to help all of you out there that do use it, here are some notes about the upgrade process.

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BCOUG Tech Day 19 – It’s a Wrap

This year we organized the 2nd ever BCOUG Tech Day. Last year we (the BCOUG board) decided to try and go for a full day conference for the first time and it was a success. You can read my post about it here. So it was quite obvious that we would organize another one this year.

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WIT and Language

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, but it took me some time to write it because this is not the kind of thing I usually write about.

I really support WIT. During my years in tech I’ve worked with many men and women, and I can’t say that one gender is “better” than the other. I really don’t see a reason for the bias and discrimination in the tech field (or any field for that matter) Continue reading “WIT and Language”

Strange Index Behavior

During a performance problem I had with a query I wanted to create an index on the table. Since this was a large table I wanted the index to include all the needed columns so I won’t need to access the table at all. The query also used GROUP BY and MAX, so I thought a descending index would be best, as it will easier for Oracle to find the highest value (as it will be the first one).

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