OK not really, but HJR wants you to take caution before assuming that ASSM is the second coming. You probably don't want to use it in your direct-path/append-insert bulk loaded warehouse environment.I'm running a hybrid on 10gR2, and hope to fully use ASM when we migrate to the new 64-bit... [Read More]
Comparison of different SQL implementations
Another gem found off of the oracle-l list is this page, which offers a nice breakdown of the differences between the various RDBMS implementations (Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, etc.) in terms of their SQL implementations.
Interpreting Query Plans
Someone one the oracle-l list posted a link to a nice breakdown of everything about Oracle's "explain plan" output. Very nice read.
The Four Options of the SHUTDOWN
One thing that's always good to know is that there are actually 4 different options to the Oracle SHUTDOWN command. They are:NORMALTRANSACTIONALIMMEDIATEABORTNow allow me to cover the differences.NORMALThis is the default option for the SHUTDOWN command. Once a SHUTDOWN NORMAL is issued, no new user connections will be allowed. However,... [Read More]