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Cupcake Wars at NoCOUG Spring Conference


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Cupcake Wars at NoCOUG Spring Conference on May 15 at UCSC Extension Silicon Valley

SILICON VALLEY (APRIL 1, 2014) – In a bold experiment aimed at increasing attendance at its awesome educational conferences, the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) is considering changing the format of its spring conference to that of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”

Distinguished Oracle Product Manager Bryn Llewellyn will lead the PL/SQL team, OraPub founder Craig Shallahamer will lead the DBA team, Hadoop maven Gwen Shapira will lead the Big Data team, and Database Specialists Director of Managed Services Terry Sutton will lead the RAC team. NoCOUG president Hanan Hit will stride from one room to another shouting “TEN MINUTES, BAKERS! YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES LEFT!

“NoCOUG has been serving the Oracle community for 28 years but our conferences are best known for their awesome educational content. We want our conferences to also be a place where people can come together on a social level” said NoCOUG president Hanan Hit when asked for comment.

Registration for the spring conference is now open. Click here to view the complete agenda and register.

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Oracle 12c Gives Fresh Life to the Relational Database Movement

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Oracle 12c Gives Fresh Life to the Relational Database Movement

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San Francisco (April 1, 2013) – In a dramatic move calculated to give fresh life to the moribund relational database movement, the latest version of Oracle Corporation’s flagship database has eliminated the famous “join penalty” by making it possible to store rows from multiple relational tables in the same database block. There are two flavors of the feature: hash clusters and indexed clusters. Database aficionado Iggy Fernandez has this to say about the feature: “Even Homer Simpson and his Springfield buddies are aware that Oracle Database supports the relational model. However, it is not universally known that Oracle Database 12c also supports the document model. Hash clusters and indexed clusters are critical building blocks of Document/Relational duality, an extension of the physical data independence proposed by Dr. Edgar Codd (1923–2003), the creator of the relational model. Document/Relational duality means that data in an Oracle…

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Categories: April Fools' Day, NoSQL, Oracle, SQL

Oracle 12c Gives Fresh Life to the Relational Database Movement

March 31, 2013 4 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Francisco (April 1, 2013) – In a dramatic move calculated to give fresh life to the moribund relational database movement, the latest version of Oracle Corporation’s flagship database has eliminated the famous “join penalty” by making it possible to store rows from multiple relational tables in the same database block. There are two flavors of the feature: hash clusters and indexed clusters. Database aficionado Iggy Fernandez has this to say about the feature: “Even Homer Simpson and his Springfield buddies are aware that Oracle Database supports the relational model. However, it is not universally known that Oracle Database 12c also supports the document model. Hash clusters and indexed clusters are critical building blocks of Document/Relational duality, an extension of the physical data independence proposed by Dr. Edgar Codd (1923–2003), the creator of the relational model. Document/Relational duality means that data in an Oracle 12c database can be physically stored in one of the two ways—either as documents or as rows in tables depending on the primary use case—without compromising the ability to expose and manipulate data in the other way. Naysayers will no longer be able to call Oracle Corporation’s commitment to Document/Relational duality into question.” Iggy then ecstatically began singing the 1960s hit song To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven,” a dead giveaway to his age.

Document/Relational duality means that data in an Oracle Database can be physically stored in one of the two ways—either as documents or as rows in tables depending on the primary use case—without compromising the ability to expose and manipulate data in the other way.

For more information about hash clusters and indexed clusters, please refer to the Oracle Concepts manual.

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