Author Archives: Maria Colgan

40 years of Database innovations

June 16th 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Oracle, which actually began life as Software Development Laboratories. Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates set out to build the worlds best relational database and what an amazing 40 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

The month of June is shaping up to be jam packed with great Oracle conference all across the global and I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity participate in 3 of them  and hope to catch up with a lot of folks … Continue reading

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Oracle Database Audio White Papers

Back in April, I shared with you a new white paper that described a set of best practices or management techniques to facilitate IoT workloads with the Oracle Database. Since then there have been a number of updates in this space that I … Continue reading

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Extremely useful Partitioning enhancements in Oracle Database 12c

Back in January, I promised I would write a series of blogs on some of my favorite new 12c enhancements, designed to make your life easier. I’m finally getting around to keeping that promise with this weeks blog post on my … Continue reading

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Optimizer Histograms

At the recent OUG Ireland conference I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion on the Oracle Database. During the course of the session the topic of Optimizer histograms came up. As always, a heated discussion ensued among … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Days 2017

I’m delighted to have been given an opportunity to deliver the keynote session  at this year’s Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Days 2017. The conference takes place on  May 9-10, 2017, at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia and is shaping … Continue reading

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Oracle Database 12c now available on Docker

Last week at Dockercon, Oracle announced that the Oracle Database is now available alongside other Oracle products the on Docker Store. Given how much folks here in Silicon Valley (including my better half) rave about how easy and great Docker … Continue reading

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Best Practices For Large Volume or IoT Workloads

Over the last few years there has been a rapid surge in the adoption of smart devices. Everything from phones and tablets, to smart meters and fitness devices, can connect to the Internet and share data. You only have to … Continue reading

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A Special Episode of Real Time BI

Yesterday I had the privilege to join Stewart Bryson, Danny Bryant and Bobby Curtis for a special episode of Real Time BI. During the show we had an opportunity to chat about some of our favorite new features in Oracle … Continue reading

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Oracle OpenWorld 2017 call for papers has begun!

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about Oracle OpenWorld 2017! The Oracle OpenWorld 2017 call for papers is now opens! Oracle customers and partners are encouraged to submit proposals to present at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference, … Continue reading

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