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Book : Data Science by John D Kelleher & Brendan Tierney

Wed, 2022-07-13 01:48

I was chatting with Brendan Tierney and the subject of books came up. He mentioned his Data Science book and I figured I would give it a go. I wasn’t sure I would be able to cope with it, as it is not my area of expertise, but he assured me it was more of … Continue reading "Book : Data Science by John D Kelleher & Brendan Tierney"

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Oracle LiveLabs : Experience Oracle’s best technology, live!

Tue, 2022-07-12 04:19

Just a quick post to mention Oracle LiveLabs. Workshops The LiveLabs workshops allow you to step through examples live on your Oracle Cloud tenancy. The workshops can be found here. https://developer.oracle.com/livelabs Contributions If you are interested in helping to create some workshops, I’m sure Michelle Malcher would love to hear from you. You might also … Continue reading "Oracle LiveLabs : Experience Oracle’s best technology, live!"

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Life Update : Dude, what’s wrong with your face?

Tue, 2022-06-28 01:58

I just thought I would give people a quick update on what has been happening to my face recently. If you’re eating, you might want to save this post for later… My family has skin that is very sensitive to sun damage. My mom used to have a darker complexion, but the rest of us … Continue reading "Life Update : Dude, what’s wrong with your face?"

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Video : RANK and DENSE_RANK Aggregate Functions : Making Ranking Predictions

Mon, 2022-06-13 01:53

In today’s video we demonstrate the RANK and DENSE_RANK aggregate functions, using them to make ranking predictions. The video is based on part of this analytic functions article. RANK and DENSE_RANK Analytic Functions You might find these useful. Analytic Functions Analytic Functions : All Articles Analytic Functions YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is … Continue reading "Video : RANK and DENSE_RANK Aggregate Functions : Making Ranking Predictions"

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What architecture are you using for your production Oracle databases? (Poll Results Discussed)

Tue, 2022-06-07 02:26

I was having an email discussion with the folks from DBmarlin, and the question came up about the adoption of the multitenant architecture. Were people using the multitenant architecture, or sticking with the non-CDB architecture for now? Followers of the blog know I threw my hat in with the multitenant architecture from Oracle 12.1.0.2 onward. … Continue reading "What architecture are you using for your production Oracle databases? (Poll Results Discussed)"

The post What architecture are you using for your production Oracle databases? (Poll Results Discussed) first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.What architecture are you using for your production Oracle databases? (Poll Results Discussed) was first posted on June 7, 2022 at 8:26 am.
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Video : SQLcl : Data Pump (Part 2)

Mon, 2022-06-06 03:04

In today’s video we demonstrate table-level export and imports using the integration between SQLcl and Data Pump. This video builds on the first video, so it makes sense to watch that first. SQLcl : Data Pump (Part 1) Both these videos are based on this article. SQLcl : Data Pump I have a few articles … Continue reading "Video : SQLcl : Data Pump (Part 2)"

The post Video : SQLcl : Data Pump (Part 2) first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Video : SQLcl : Data Pump (Part 2) was first posted on June 6, 2022 at 9:04 am.
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Chasing an Audience

Tue, 2022-05-31 00:45

I’ve touched on this subject in my writing tips and public speaking tips, but I wanted to elaborate a little, so here goes… If you are creating content, at some level you want people to see that content. I always say I write for myself, and I do, because I have a terrible memory and … Continue reading "Chasing an Audience"

The post Chasing an Audience first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Chasing an Audience was first posted on May 31, 2022 at 6:45 am.
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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Vault

Fri, 2022-05-27 04:15

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use Ansible Vault with Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on this article. Ansible : Vault You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Ilmar Kerm, who is very vocal about automation in the Oracle space. Cheers … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Vault"

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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Roles

Mon, 2022-05-23 02:11

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use role with Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Roles – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Anton Els, who I first met when he worked for DBvisit. Cheers … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Roles"

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Fedora 36 and Oracle

Tue, 2022-05-17 01:30

Fedora 36 was released recently. Here comes the standard warning. Do not install Oracle on Fedora before reading this! Here are the usual things I do when a new version of Fedora comes out. Fedora 36 (F36) Installation Oracle Database 19c Installation On Fedora 36 (F36) Oracle Database 21c Installation On Fedora 36 (F36) Why … Continue reading "Fedora 36 and Oracle"

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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Users and Groups

Mon, 2022-05-16 02:59

In today’s video we demonstrate how to manage users and groups with Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Connor McDonald of AskTom fame. You can check … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Users and Groups"

The post Video : Ansible Playbooks : Users and Groups first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Video : Ansible Playbooks : Users and Groups was first posted on May 16, 2022 at 8:59 am.
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ORDS : Migration of Legacy Configuration – Why You Shouldn’t Do It!

Tue, 2022-05-10 02:16

Just in case you didn’t get the memo, the installation and configuration of ORDS has changed in version 22.1 onward. As well has the changes to the command line, there is also a different structure for the configuration files. ORDS gives you an option to migrate your existing configuration from the legacy format to the … Continue reading "ORDS : Migration of Legacy Configuration – Why You Shouldn’t Do It!"

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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Tags

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:49

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use handlers in Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Tanel Poder, who thinks he’s at the bow of a Viking ship … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Tags"

The post Video : Ansible Playbooks : Tags first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Video : Ansible Playbooks : Tags was first posted on May 9, 2022 at 7:49 am.
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Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : Article Updates

Fri, 2022-05-06 04:18

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the big changes that have come with version 22.1 of ORDS (here). I mentioned that the changes meant I had to revisit a bunch of my content. I think that process is done now. As I predicted, there are three new articles so far. I mentioned the … Continue reading "Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : Article Updates"

The post Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : Article Updates first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : Article Updates was first posted on May 6, 2022 at 10:18 am.
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ORDS and APEX 22.1 : Vagrant and Docker Builds

Fri, 2022-05-06 03:06

I was on top of the recent ORDS 22.1 release, but somehow I managed to miss the APEX 22.1 release. Here’s an update on what’s been going on with my builds… Vagrant Builds A number of my Vagrant database builds include APEX. Those that do have been updated to use APEX 22.1. You can find … Continue reading "ORDS and APEX 22.1 : Vagrant and Docker Builds"

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Technology Evolution : What does “the best” even mean?

Wed, 2022-05-04 02:39

I was watching a Twitter thread develop, where people were discussing which of two pieces of technology were “the best”, and I found myself thinking of evolution and selection pressure. I’m going to speak in simple terms, so I apologise in advance to folks with an education in this stuff, who are irritated by my … Continue reading "Technology Evolution : What does “the best” even mean?"

The post Technology Evolution : What does “the best” even mean? first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Technology Evolution : What does “the best” even mean? was first posted on May 4, 2022 at 8:39 am.
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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Handlers

Mon, 2022-04-25 02:23

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use handlers in Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is my dad, Graham Wood, who spend most of his time … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Handlers"

The post Video : Ansible Playbooks : Handlers first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Video : Ansible Playbooks : Handlers was first posted on April 25, 2022 at 8:23 am.
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Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : All Change!

Fri, 2022-04-22 02:59

You may have heard version 22.1 of Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) has been released. For the versions between 3.0 and 21.4 the installation process was pretty much the same. From version 22.1 it’s out with the old and in with the new… I’ve put out an installation article, but remember it’s early days for … Continue reading "Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : All Change!"

The post Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : All Change! first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : All Change! was first posted on April 22, 2022 at 8:59 am.
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VirtualBox 6.1.34

Wed, 2022-04-20 05:59

VirtualBox 6.1.34 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on Windows 11 and macOS Big Sur hosts with no dramas. Some time in the next 24 hours I’ll upload updated versions of my Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 vagrant boxes. https://app.vagrantup.com/oraclebase This is going to get plenty of testing as … Continue reading "VirtualBox 6.1.34"

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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Host and Group Variables

Tue, 2022-04-19 03:06

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use lists and loops in Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Toon Koppelaars, famous for The Helsinki Declaration (IT Version), which … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Host and Group Variables"

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