So, I decided to make my own list.
Top Oracle SQL Blogs
I had found more than 50 Oracle SQL blogs, but wanted to narrow the selection down to 50 because it’s a nice even number. I also wanted to only add blogs that wrote about Oracle SQL. There were a few blogs that wrote about other Oracle tools such as Golden Gate and APEX, which I didn’t include here.
So, here’s the list of top 50 Oracle SQL blogs for 2016. I’ve included the blog owner’s name, their URL, their Twitter handle, a short description of the blog, and an interesting post from their blog.
Do you own one of these sites? I’ve created a badge for you to add to your own site, if you’re interested. See the bottom of the post for more information.
Here’s the list – in alphabetical order of the author’s name, not in any ranking order:
1 – Oracle Developer (Adrian Billington)
Adrian’s blog includes a few posts on different Oracle version’s features and some general Oracle SQL tips.
2 – Arup Nanda
Arup blogs occasionally about various Oracle SQL features and has quite a few posts on his OOW sessions in the past.
3 – Barry McGillin
Barry has quite a few posts on SQLcl and migrating to Oracle databases.
4 – Cary Millsap
Cary has quite a few posts on software performance, with some specifically around Oracle.
5 – OracleNerd (Chet Justice)
The OracleNerd website has a lot of posts (832 as of early 2016) and has a lot of good code samples on Oracle SQL.
6 – Christian Antognini
Christian has a lot of technical posts on his blog, and is also the author of Troubleshooting Oracle Performance.
Post: Premature Optimisation
7 – Storm Petrel (Christina Moore)
Christina Moore is the founder of Storm Petrel, which specialises in emergency management consulting and data management services. They have a range of Oracle SQL posts on their blog.
8 – DBA On Tap (Danny Bryant)
Danny’s blog, DBA On Tap, details the problems he encounters each day, most of which are related to Oracle.
9 – Oracle Sponge (David Aldridge)
David’s blog doesn’t have a lot of recent posts, but the posts he does have are informative and useful.
10 – Oracle Tips and Tricks (David Fitzjarrell)
David has been blogging for a long time and is the author of the book titled Oracle Exadata Survival Guide.
Post: That Ain’t Right
11 – Burleson Consulting (Don Burleson/Burleson Consulting)
The Burleson Consulting site has a lot of great SQL information, and Don is also the author of many SQL books.
12 – Oracle Doug (Doug Burns)
Doug has a mix of travel stories and Oracle SQL posts on his site, along with a good recommendation of Oracle books to read.
13 – Eddie Awad
Eddie has a lot of helpful posts on his blog, and also runs the Orana.info Oracle blog aggregator.
14 – Galo Balda
Galo has quite a few posts on the SQL Developer tool and new features in Oracle 12c.
15 – Hareesh Pothuguntla
Hareesh has a blog that covers a wide rang of Oracle topics. He has many posts on new features in Oracle 12c which are good, short summaries.
16 – Heli Helskyaho
Heli has a neat looking blog and some long posts on Oracle tips and her thoughts on various conferences.
Post: Invisible Column
17 – Hemant K Chitale
Hemant has a lot of technical posts, with blog series on topics such as flashbacks and partitioning.
18 – That Jeff Smith (Jeff Smith)
Jeff is the Senior Principal Product Manager at Oracle, and his blog teaches Oracle professionals how to get the most from Oracle’s SQL IDE, SQL Developer.
19 – Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan’s blog has a lot of posts analysing different features or running different experiments on the Oracle database.
Post: DDL Logging
20 – Jorge Rimblas
Jorge’s blog mostly covers Oracle APEX but it has some good SQL-specific topics.
Post: UNION or UNION ALL
21 – Julian Dontcheff
Julian posts occasionally on his blog, and include a range of database topics to help SQL developers.
22 – Kamran Agayev
Kamran only has a few actual SQL posts, but has a range of other content such as ORacle guides and books.
23 – Kent Graziano
Kent has many achievements (including being a published author) and has a lot of great SQL information on his blog.
24 – Kerry Osborne
Kerry’s blog includes a range of posts on presentations he’s been to, and different experiments he’s run on databases.
25 – Kim Berg Hansen
Kim’s blog includes many posts on SQL and PL/SQL, as well as some recent interesting posts on the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards.
26 – Kris Rice
Kris’ blog focuses on the tools that Oracle SQL developers can use, including many posts on SQLcl.
27 – Martin Berrger
Martin’s blog includes many different posts on Oracle features, such as ASM and SQL tracing.
28 – Martin Carstenbach
Martin is an Oracle consultant and author. His blog includes many Oracle topics, including 12c features.
29 – Martin Widlake
Martin’s Friday Philosophy series of columns is popular, and he also blogs about different issues he faces with Oracle databases.
30 – Mauro Pagano
Mauro is also a database consultant and blogs about different tips and features of Oracle databases.
31 – Michael McLaughlin
This blog has a small range of Oracle SQL posts, but they are quite valuable.
Post: Check for external files
32 – Nimish Garg
Nimish is quite helpful in some of the Oracle Facebook groups I’m a member of, and has a range of topics on his blog.
33 – Randolf Geist
Randolf’s blog has a lot of posts on 12c parallel execution, and various video tutorials he has made.
34 – René Antúnez
Rene’s blog includes some great SQL tips and has his blog in English and Spanish.
35 – Ric Van Dyke
Ric posts occasionally on his blog and includes various tips for improving your SQL queries.
36 – Richard Foote
Richard has a lot of posts including Oracle indexes and database administration.
37 – Oracle Wizard (Rob Lockard)
Rob’s blog includes a range of topics that would be useful to SQL developers, such as Oracle performance.
38 – Robert Vollman
Robert has a good range of posts, even though the blog hasn’t been updated in a while.
39 – Real Tri Geek (Sarah Zumbrum)
Sarah’s blog includes a lot of summaries about conferences she has been to, and various Oracle technologies.
40 – Oracle Alchemist (Steve Karam)
Steve’s blog has a range of topics for DBAs and developers, and even some about other Oracle technologies such as ASM.
Post: IT Stockholm Syndrome
41 – PL/SQL Challenge
This blog contains articles relating to the Oracle PL/SQL challenge, which is also linked from the site.
42 – Steven Feuerstein
Steve Feuerstien is one of the most well-known people in the Oracle world, and his blog is a great read.
43 – Stew Ashton
This blog has a few good blog post series explaining different experiments Stew has run on Oracle.
Post: Summarize Data by Range
44 – Tanel Poder
Tanel’s blog has articles and videos of different features, including a series on RAM.
45 – Oracle Base (Tim Hall)
Tim has a lot of great posts on his blog, including some good Oracle videos he has created.
46 – OraFAQ
The OraFAQ site has a lot of information in the forums, wiki, and some great blog posts.
47 – Uwe Hesse
Uwe’s blog includes some of his videos, conference notes, and some great features of the Oracle database.
48 – Vadim Topashko
This blog contains some SQL topics and the theory of SQL queries
49 – Viral Patel
Viral has a large blog that has a great selection of Oracle SQL posts.
50 – Vivek Sharma
Vivek’s blog has a range of posts on performance tuning and different events he has been to.
Do You Own One Of These Sites?
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Thanks to those who were included in the list for creating some great Oracle SQL blogs!