Posts by Michael Abbey

Is GoldenGate the Golden Gate

I have experienced a handful of Oracle’s replication solutions as far back as version 5 of the database in the mid to late 1980′s. Will GoldenGate be the golden gate? If one ends up answering in the affirmative to most of the following questions, I think so.

UoK? Better Believe It

anticipate seeing people from all over the continent at UKOUG. The attendance over the past few years has been growing and nothing short of astounding. I am giving two papers at the show … one on a dear friend of us all called rman and the other on a close second … the physical standby. For me, even in the midst of emerging technology solutions, there’s still nothing like the old-fashioned Oracle CORE database arena.

Prep’ing for UKOUG or what

The presentation deadline for UKOUG is 8 days away. I have been madly preparing for 2 presentations, one on my best friend (rman) and the other on my co-best friend (the physical standby). Both of these topics have been perennial favourites for me and many of my attendees. I find with both of these items, there is always something more to learn.

Cloudy End to a Roller Coaster Week at OOW

Pythian’s presence at OOW each year permits this fine company, of which I have been a part for a total of close to 8 years, to get higher on Oracle’s and the industry in general’s radar. There are so many differentiators that separate Pythian from other companies. Take homes from OOW?

Musings from OOW …

There has been some chatter at Oracle Open World (OOW) about the next release of the database. They will be calling it Oracle Database 12c (for Cloud) and it is expected in the 16-18 month timeframe from this version of OOW. Oracle has made no commitment to this time frame, but satiated the appetite of CORE database people by giving an update with no firm

Oracle Open World Has Been Just That

After the first day and a half, the show has yet again lived up to all expectations. Oracle has been around for over two decades and this well-oiled machine excels at everything it does … OOW 2011 being a living/breathing example. It all started with the database and everything they have touched since has turned to gold.

On Your Marks, Get Set …..

This is my first Oracle OpenWorld in a few years. I have not changed (I don’t think), but the show must have grown significantly. With the huge number of acquisitions over the past few years, I am sure I will not recognize some of the solutions mentioned in many presentation billboards as I pass through all the conference venues. For any first time attendees who stumble into this post, my advice as an OOW veteran:

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