Brendan also gave me a copy of the group effort on Real World SQL and PL/SQL: Advice from the Experts. I looked through it too, but as is often the case with 5 or more author’s, it looks a little mixed. I liked the section on Advanced Analytics (Chapters 10 & 11), and thought Chapter 12 has some good points on encryption.
While there were rumors about Oracle Database 13, they’re more or less just that. The funniest was it’ll be a short release, and eclipsed by Oracle Database 14 because of superstition. If that were true, Oracle might just re-market like Oracle 2 Version 1. In short, I think we’ll need to wait to hear about the next version next year.
In case you’re wondering, the Giants lost to St Louis. The score was 3-0. It was also 87° in San Francisco yesterday.