Tag: Oracle

Importing Data From Oracle to MS SQL Server Databases Via SSIS

If you’ve been following the blog then you might remember that I have had a couple of failed attempts (first article and second article) at getting connectivity going between an Oracle database as a source and a Microsoft SQL Server database as a destination. Not to be dissuaded from finding a solution I have found something that I have …

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Attunity, MS SQL and Oracle – Back to the Drawing Board

Earlier this week, I shared my intention to try and use Attunity to satisfy my requirement to get MS SQL Server to connect to Oracle to facilitate the transfer of data from various databases. Unforuntately for me this idea was stopped in its tracks because the Attunity connectors are designed to be used with MS …

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An Alternative to Connecting MS SQL Server to Oracle

For a little while now I have been trying to get MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit to connect to an Oracle 10g database but have run into some issues doing so with some other more complicated solutions. My approaches to date have involved extra Oracle client software and working …

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64-Bit Windows and ODBC Drivers

A slightly more technical article for today but something worth mentioning. At work, I am attempting to get a direct connection between MS SQL Server 2008 and an Oracle database. Some might say that such connectivity would bring about the end of the world or a hole might open in the ground and swallow me …

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Windows 8 Comsumer Preview

Well, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is upon us and every nerd and their Aibo (robot dog, get it) has been trying it out and sharing their thoughts with the world. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity being one to try things as soon as they become available so I thought I’d share my …

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Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox

Windows Install - Step 04 (Logon)

Yesterday, I took you through how to prepare VirtualBox for your installation of the Windows 8 Developer Preview so today will look at the actual installation process. To kick things off, you need to configure the Windows installation image as a bootable disc in the VM. In order to do so, you need to click on “Settings” …

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Setup VirtualBox for Windows 8

Created VM

As promised, I’m going to take you through how to configure a VM in VirtualBox to get the developer preview of Windows 8 up and running. The first thing you need to do after opening Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager is click on the “New” button which kicks of the “New Virtual Machine Wizard”. The first …

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Virtual Machine Software on the Cheap

Given how keen I am to try out the Windows 8 preview that I touched on in yesterday’s blog entry I had to find suitable and compatible virtual machine (or VM for short) as the platform for my testing. I didn’t want to go through the process of creating a new partition on my computer …

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Oracle Kills OpenOffice.org – Long Live LibreOffice!

In an announcement today, Oracle announced that it would be discontinuing the well known OpenOffice suite which has been well known for being an open source alternative to Microsoft Office. This comes after a number of the more prominent members of the OpenOffice team forked the project in the form of LibreOffice with some major …

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Run Parallel Installations of Older Versions of Java

Java Control Panel

Sometimes when you update software to the latest revision it can sometimes break stuff or cause unexpected behaviour to surface. One such example is a particular Java applet I use from time to time and Java 6 Update 24 that was recently released which completely breaks the copy and paste functionality due to enhanced security …

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