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As you'd expect from the winners of the Specialized Partner of the Year: Business Analytics at the Oracle UKI Specialized Partner Awards 2014, Beyond work with leading edge BI Applications primarily within the UK Public Sector. We intend to share some of our ideas and discoveries via our blog and hopefully enrich the wider discussion surrounding Oracle Business Intelligence and driving improved insight for customers


Connecting your DBaaS Cloud Instance to your On-Premise ERP Instance

Unless you've been hiding under a stone for the past few years you'll know that the cloud is the big thing at Oracle. There are fewer and fewer on-premise installations for greenfield projects. With the new pricing structure it is easy to see why more and more organizations are considering cloud services for their new developments. An easy venture ...
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Provisioning an Oracle Database Cloud Instance - For Free!

If you haven't already started using Oracle Cloud services, then what better way than to sign up for $300 free credits for a pay-as-you-go subscription (valid for one month)? Simply visit https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit and click Sign Up . I did it earlier - it's really easy and was set up within an hour. To try it out, I provisioned myself a Standa...
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Oracle Database 12.2 On Premise Released!

After being announced at Oracle Openworld 2016 for cloud-only, 12.2 is now finally available as an on-premise release and available from Oracle E-Delivery   We've been using it in the Cloud for a while here at Beyond on our Exadata instance and you may have already seen my previous blog posts on some of the new features such as Analytic Views ...
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Redacting Sensitive Data in Oracle 12c using Dbms_Redact

Since Oracle 10g it has been possible to hide data from specific users or under a set of specified conditions. This can be entire rows using Virtual Private Database (VPD) policies or specific columns in a table. In this post I'm going to look at the latter and how that has been enhanced in Oracle 12c. First, let's take a pre-12c example. Suppose I...
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Oracle LiveSQL Now at 12.2

I've been posting some bits recently on some of the new Oracle Database 12.2 features, particularly analytic views . However as 12.2 on-premise is not yet released you needed a paid Oracle Cloud account to be able to do anything. Recently however, Oracle Live SQL has been updated to version 12.2. This means with a free  Oracle account you can ...
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Oracle 12c - Adaptive Execution Plans

Having not done a great deal with Oracle 12c, I was quite excited today to see an adaptive execution plan arise from a very simple example. An adaptive plan is quite simply a situation where the optimizer chooses what it believes to be the most optimal plan at parse time, however upon execution uses runtime information to validate that was ind...
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