Setup a VirtualBox based Database Lab Environment

Oracle provides a lot of useful Oracle VirtualBox Pre-built Appliances. In this blog post, I will describe the few extra steps I take after download in order to setup my lab environment on my work MacBook Pro. First step is…

Is Oracle Autonomous Database the answer to the many database security issues? (II)

In the previous article, I discussed the main differentiating capabilities of the Autonomous, what makes it special on the market. In this post, I will discuss how are those capabilities implemented. First, a few considerations re implementation of the security…

Is Oracle Autonomous Database the answer to the many database security issues? (I)

There is no surprise that typical Database setups are the main target of the hacking attacks worldwide. The reason is obvious: cracking a database will result in access to the data which is the main 'merchandise' to be shared or…

SQL*Plus Client connections to several Oracle Autonomous (Always-Free)

Oracle Autonomous is a great service and Always-Free is a nice offering launched at OpenWorld 2019. But what happens if I need to connect via SQL*Plus to two or more ADB from the same machine/terminal? The Oracle documentation provides good…