Overall a very Hectic and full of learning Day
The Day Started out with a Ken jacobs(Dr DBA) going down memory lane for oracle. its been 30 years since oracle corp was founded. the theme was unconventional.
a few of the milstones that i got were
Oracle ver 2 =1979. There was no version 1
was written in assembly on PDP-11
had a UFI(User Friendly Interface) and for reporting had RPF.
no row locks
Oracle Ver 3 =1983 Was Written in C
had transactions and the concept of before image in an external file.
Oracle Ver 4=1984
introduced read consistency . Also called reliable oracle
Oracle ver 5.0 =1985 vr 5.1=86
Audit Trail(ken jacob)
DBLinks(5.1) distributed database was written and implemented for larry in a weekend.
Mar 12 1996 Oracle went public
Oracle 6 =1988
was rearchitected had SMP scalability row level locking and seperation on undo and redo. ALso ver 1 of online backups
Oracle Ver 7.0 1992. 7.1 1994 7.2 1995 7.3 1996
PL/sql,RI,Roles and parallel features
Oracle 8 1997
Oracle 8i 1999
Java in the db
Oracle 9i 2001 R2 2002
RAC & XDB
Oracle 10G 2004 R2 2005
automation of processes
So under the banner of stuff that oracle did unconventionally the following were prominent
Here is a pic of ken jacobs on the stand.(using a palm treo)
Will post part 2 with reast of the details for the day.