LXD + XE 18c
13.07.2020

Linux Containers (LXD) and Oracle 18cXE – installation

There’s a lot of articles about installing Oracle XE 18c on Docker. But Docker is not the only containerization technology on the market. In this article, we are going to create Oracle XE 18c installation in Linux Containers (LXD) A bit of history – LXC vs LXD When we start our adventure with Linux Containers […]


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STADO
22.01.2020

When AWR is not enough, a.k.a. Why your app is not cloud-ready. #SMARTDB

In my previous post I described a case of "enq: TX – row lock contention" that was actually a network latency problem. More and more those kinds of problems (it seems like history happens all over again) caused my friend (Radosław Kut) and me to write a simple tool to analyze SQL performance from a […]


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#SMARTDB
09.01.2020

The curious case of enq: TX – row lock contention

So we had a doubtful pleasure of migrating a few databases from Oracle Exadata X3-2 to Oracle Exadata X7-2 Cloud at Customer. Why doubtful? Well, this a material for a whole different story with a lot of beer – let me just say, that CC gen 1 was a bit rough around the edges 😉 […]


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XE18c
27.09.2019

How to install Oracle XE 18c in Oracle Cloud Free Tier

You probably heard by now about Oracle Cloud Free Tier While it sounds good, the only databases that you can use are in fact autonomous databases (which are not interesting for a tech, geeky guy like me). Of course, you have also "2 virtual machines with 1/8 OCPU and 1 GB memory each." I thought: […]


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GO
20.03.2019

Golang chatting with Oracle

Python is awesome. I like Python very much, but there are some cases where Python’s performance is just not enough. What other options do we have? Well, there’s for example GoLang Problem with GoLang is that there is not a lot on the Internet about using it with Oracle Databases. Let me show you some […]


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ODBV3 & ASM
04.10.2018

ODBV3 and ASM

At Trivadis Performance Days 2018 (awesome event by the way) I promised to deliver ODBV3 with support for ASM – and here it is! 🙂 https://github.com/ora600pl/odbv To use it, you have to have access to a user at ASM level with at least SYSDBA privilege. In the connect string you don’t have to add AS […]


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ODBV3
17.09.2018

ODBV3 – more comfortable usage

It has been crazy few months – organizing POUG2018 took a lot of energy but it was satisfying as hell! 😀 This weekend I had some time to prepare a new version of ODBV for Trivadis Performance Days 2018 where I’ll be talking about the internals of database block storage. The series of articles about […]


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SGADUMP
10.07.2018

Dumping SGA to read encrypted blocks

After my last article AMM vs security, Martin Berger wrote to me: well, even without AMM you can do it: write your own process which attaches to the same shm segments – and use its memory mapping (?) My response was that it is also possible with ASMM but AMM makes it extremely easy. And […]


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AMM
18.05.2018

AMM vs security

Most of us already know that AMM sucks. But usually, we think about disadvantages of AMM in terms of performance. Let’s see why it sucks in the terms of security 😉 Let’s create an encrypted tablespace for HR.EMPLOYEES and protect HR schema with Database Vault. Contents of sqlnet.ora Now we will use dbca to configure […]


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