Monthly Archive: February 2016

Extending RAC Database Home Hangs

Recently I had to extend the RAC database home of an existing RAC cluster to two new servers using and it was hanging at 100%. The particular version of the Oracle database is running on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.8.  I didn’t see anything in the log files but notice that the underlying java server process is consuming 100% of CPU when issuing top. I try restarting the step multiple times but I continue seeing the same behavior (even waiting more than 60 minutes with no progression). I start by increasing the Java heap size for the JRE used by the…
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Chicago Oracle Users Group Meeting February 18th 2016 – Recap

We kicked off 2016 with a great meeting on February 18th. We had an excellent presentation by Tony Jedlinski and two presentations by Oracle Ace Director, Jim Czuprynski! Tony was our COUG “Show and Tell” and provided us with a great demo on how quickly you can go from a spreadsheet to a full blown Oracle Application Express (APEX) application in a matter of minutes. Now instead of a spreadsheet sitting on someone’s PC you have a browser accessible, secure and scalable application in an Oracle database. Jim’s first presentation was titled Analyze This! Leveraging Oracle 12c Analytical Functions. Jim went over…
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