Philipp Salvisberg’s Blog

Database-centric development

2018-08-25

Use the Database as Persistence Layer Only

Using the database as persistence layer only is an anti-pattern. Praful Todkar applies this anti-pattern in How to extract a data-rich service from a monolith. Martin Fowler reviewed this article and published it on his website. Hence it is highly visible. I generally agree with the approach. But I cannot agree with […]
2018-08-05

View-API for JOOQ Application

In this blog post I show how to build a read-only view-API for Oracle’s HR sample schema. And I will use this view-API in a JOOQ application. This application will fully comply with the Pink Database Paradigm (PinkDB). This means the application executes set-based SQL and retrieves data with as few network roundtrips as possible. […]
2018-07-23

Why Pink?

PinkDB is an acronym for “processing in knowing database”. In this blog post I tell you how I came up with the acronym and its meaning. When I start writing a blog post, I usually only have a vague idea of the title. I have to change it more than once. The […]
2018-07-18

The Pink Database Paradigm (PinkDB)

1. Introduction The Pink Database paradigm (PinkDB) is an application architecture for database centric applications. It is focusing on relational database systems and is vendor neutral. The principles are based on the ideas of SmartDB, with some adaptions that make PinkDB easier to apply in existing development environments. An important feature of […]
2018-07-18

Is Your Application SmartDB?

I had recently a few discussions regarding the Smart Database Paradigm (SmartDB) with long-standing customers, new customers, partners, competitors and colleagues. Some people think that using APEX and PL/SQL in their database application is SmartDB. But it is not that simple. Bryn Llewelyn defined the term “Smart Database Paradigm” (SmartDB) in his talk Guarding […]
2018-06-19

MemOptimized RowStore in Oracle Database 18c with OCI

On June, 10 2018 I blogged about the MemOptimized RowStore in Oracle Database 18c. If you haven’t read this post, it is a good idea to catch up now. I showed that accessing a memoptimized table t4 via the MemOptimized RowStore was around 60% slower than accessing a heap-organized table t1. I […]
2018-06-10

MemOptimized RowStore in Oracle Database 18c

The MemOptimized RowStore introduced in Oracle Database 18c is designed to improve performance of simple queries accessing data via primary key columns only. An example of such a query is SELECT value FROM t WHERE key = :key where key is the only primary key column of table t. This feature is available […]
2018-05-06

Why and How Using the accessible_by_clause

The accessible_by_clause was introduced in Oracle Database 12 Release 1 and extended in Release 2. If you don‘t know this feature, I suggest to have a look at the documentation or read Steven Feuerstein’s blog post. In this blog post I talk about how to use this feature properly. Consider you have […]
2018-04-30

White Listed PL/SQL Programs in Oracle Database 18c

I’ve recently installed plscope-utils in an Oracle Database 18c instance. A package body using the SYS.UTL_XML.ParseQuery function failed to compile. The error message was: PLS-00306: wrong number or types of arguments in call to ‘PARSEQUERY’. Fixing that was easy. I just had to pass the new mandatory currUid parameter. But then I’ve got the […]
2018-03-11

PL/SQL Cop for SonarQube 7.0

The last two months my Trivadis colleague Daniel Schutzbach and I have been working on the PL/SQL Cop plugin for SonarQube. The goal was to support the most recent SonarQube versions 5.6 LTS, 6.7 LTS and 7.0. Dani was doing the heavy lifting and my job was testing and minor bug fixing. […]