A very common request for every DBA is to clone databases between environments. In the following post we will address the steps required to clone a pluggable database (PDB) very easily. This post would be very useful in diverse scenarios, such as creating new development or QA scenarios. Cloning environments quickly is one of the foundation ideas of any given DBaaS (database-as-a-service) project
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JSON support was introduced in Oracle Database Release 2 (188.8.131.52) allowing you to store and retrieve data between the applications and the database engine. This post expands upon a previous post about basic JSON support by detailing the performance effects of different JSON notations. In production scenarios, large JSON documents or large numbers of JSON documents can challenge a database’s ability to perform.
This article will be discussing regular expression capabilities that have been incorporated into SQL. Previously, the LIKE operator could only be used for simple pattern matching of a string; however, new operators, such as REGEXP_LIKE, can be used to do powerful regular expression pattern matching.
SQL Access Advisor allows DBAs and developers to analyze individual SQL statements, SQL tuning sets or the entire system and recommend materialize views, partitioning and indexes on tables. There are two interfaces of SQL Access Advisor: Oracle Enterprise Manager and DBMS_ADVISOR package. The Oracle Enterprise Manager interface is easy and user-friendly, but DBMS_ADVISOR package provides the same recommendations from SQL*Plus, which is useful in environments that do not have OEM installed. SQL Access Advisor is a part of the Oracle Tuning Pack, which also requires the Diagnostic Pack.
A customer had an interesting problem recently involving selective bit-flipping. The real scenario was a bit more complicated, but it came down to the following scenario: the client has a large number of members. Each member visits multiple times. They want to switch the value between X2 and NULL every time a ‘true’ event occurs.