Saurabh K. Gupta

Database Enthusiast, Author, Speaker and blogger
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Query materialized view refresh timestamp

Unlike my lengthy posts, this is really a quick one. Alright, so how do you get to know when your materialized view got refreshed? Well, no biggies. There are bunch of dictionary views who capture refresh date but none of them give you timestamp. For fast refresh, you can work with SCN or timestamp based MView … Continue reading

I/O Resource Management on Exadata

Consolidation is a key enabler for Oracle database deployments on both public and private clouds. Consolidation reduces the overall IT costs by optimizing the operational and capital expenses. In addition, it enhances the effective utilization of cloud resources. The Exadata database machine has been optimized to run schemas and databases with mixed workloads together, making … Continue reading

#AIOUG #OTNYathra – A note of thanks

Folks, OTNYathra, the OTN tour organized by AIOUG got over last week. Thanks to the Team AIOUG for putting in loads of efforts to make this event a grand success. A round of applause to Sai, Hari, and Veera for coordinating it so well. This was my second OTNYathra and I could easily sense the penetration AIOUG has … Continue reading

Attend my session at #AIOUG OTN Yathra and win a complimentary copy of my book

  Are you passionate to learn Advanced PL/SQL? Would you like to know the new development features in Oracle #DB12c? Are you pursuing Oracle Developer certification exam (1Z0-146)? If yes, then this post is for you. Announcement I’m pleased to announce that I would be giving away free complimentary copies of my latest book during the … Continue reading

Gear up for #AIOUG OTN Yathra’ 2016

Guys, AIOUG is back again with OTN Yathra’ 2016. It is a series of technology evangelist events organized by All India Oracle Users Group in six cities touring across the length and breadth of the country. It was my extreme pleasure to be the part of it in 2015 and I’m pleased to announce that … Continue reading

#DB12c feature – Secure External Procedures with DBMS_CREDENTIAL

Oracle Database 12c enables enhanced security for extproc by authenticating it against a user-supplied credential. This new feature allows the creation of a user credential and links it with a PL/SQL library object. Whenever an application calls an external procedure, the extproc process authenticates the connection before loading the shared library. The DBMS_CREDENTIAL package is … Continue reading

“Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer’s Guide – Second Edition” is now available

The second edition of my first work on Advanced PL/SQL is available now. The new book titled “Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer’s Guide – Second Edition” has been published by Packt Publishing. Secure your copies using either of the below links – Packt Publishing – https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/advanced-oracle-plsql-developers-guide-second-edition Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Oracle-SQL-Developers-Guide/dp/1785284800 Here is the book abstract and content – … Continue reading

#C15LV Collaborate’15 updates!!

Hi All, Last week, I registered my presence at Collaborate’15 in Las Vegas as a speaker, attendee and at Oracle demo booth duty. It was an awesome experience meeting some polished brains and smart minds. After the first day of registration, I attended the #DBIM12c session by Maria Colgan, #DB12c Multitenant by John McHugh and #Exadata session … Continue reading

OTN Yathra 2015 just got over!!

Quite well said – Investment in knowledge is the gives you the best returns. It was a great fun last week to be the speaker at OTN Yathra 2015, organized by All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG). The OTN tour covered seven cities and I was the part of it at three cities i.e. Hyderabad, Bangalore … Continue reading

Lets catch up at OTNYathra 2015

All, Its time to be at AIOUG stage once again and the event would be the OTNYathra 2015. The event has been a great success in the past and has been able to generate/receive wide recognition and appreciation. OTNYathra focuses to evangelize the Oracle technologies to a broader and passionate audience. OTNYathra is a grand tour which is conducted … Continue reading

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