Designing and Tuning for Performance

A well-planned methodology is the key to success in performance tuning. Different tuning strategies vary in their effectiveness, and systems with different purposes, such as online transaction processing systems and decision support systems, require different tuning methods. When Is Tuning Most Effective? For best results its recommended you tune during the design phase, rather than…

Working from home demands on Service Desk and IT cybersecurity

By Akinola Idris 2 minutes ago Cybersecurity protection for work at home employees Overnight, all over the world, users are staying at home – and working from home. This requires new devices and new software licenses – but what about support? In most organizations work-from-home has many positive consequences. The employees are working hard, and they continue evenings and…

Fighting cybercrime in a connected world

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – In our increasingly interconnected world, the impacts of cybercrime can be far-reaching, fast moving and devastating to its victims. To address the challenges for police in preventing and investigating cybercrime globally, the 7th Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference brought together cyber experts from law enforcement, private industry, international organizations and academia for…

Solving An Unusual Oracle Upgrade Issue

by Jim Okla January 27, 2015 Posted in: How To I recently came across a very unusual situation. During an upgraded review, I noticed the dba_registry_sqlpatch was empty when it shouldn’t be: SQL> select patch_id, patch_uid, version, action, action_time, status, description from dba_registry_sqlpatch; no rows selected SQL> The expected output should be (from another CDB…