Author: Alex Gorbachev

Pythian OOW09 Diaries: Bloggers Meetup

Thanks to all the bloggers for coming and sponsors for sponsoring! If you were on that meetup – make sure you blog about it, post you photos and publish the photo on *your* t-shirt to the community (yeah, you can take it off the wall this one time).

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Oracle Bloggers Meetup @ OOW — Location Change!

Heads to everyone who hasn’t got a message on Twitter or didn’t read Justin’s blog post — we are moving completely indoor (guess why?). It’s now LJ’s Martini Club & Grill @ Metreon 2nd Floor but same address — 101 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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Pythian OOW09 Diaries: Don’t Miss OTN Lounge and Unconference Sessions

As I’ve done my presentation this morning, I’m free for the rest of the day and I stopped by OTN Lounge where the cool stuff is almost ready to go — final tweaks and preparation before 4 days of rocking. I’ve spoke to Justin Kestelyn of Oracle Technology Network and here what he has to say about this year’s OTN activities at the Oracle Open World.

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OOW09 Diaries: The Week Before

Most of this week I spend in San Francisco — I arrived on Wednesday with couple other Aussie Oracle ACE Directors, Chris Muir and Marcel Kratochvil. This year I have my whole family traveling with me so it should be fun.

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Alex Gorbachev at Oracle Open World 2009: Speaking Schedule

Oracle Open World 2009 is just few weeks away and I firmed up my presentation schedule now. I will present three “normal” presentations and couple unconference sessions. Before I get to the schedule, if you want to catch up with me during OOW — tweet me @alexgorbachev. You are likely to see me in the OTN Lounge or in “The Cave” if you know what I’m talking about. Here is a quick summary of my presentations.

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Oracle Database Machine on a Budget: Standard Edition (SE)?

One of the customers (actually a prospect) here in Australia asked me about minimal Oracle licensing on a quarter rack database machine. This prompted a thought of using Oracle Standard Edition instead of full blown Enterprise Edition with bunch of options. Before even going into possibility of using Oracle SE for the database machine, let’s see if we even want to.

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Unveiling the OLTP Oracle Database Machine & Exadata v2

Let’s go into the nitty-gritty… ODBM (Oracle Database Machine) v2 is twice as fast as version 1 when it comes to data warehousing. Compare to version 1, ODBM v2 runs OLTP traffic — “something that Netezza and Teradata can’t do at all… but we can do both [i.e. data warehousing] and we do both very well” said Ellison. So what’s inside?

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Larry Ellison to Announce OLTP Database Machine on… Sun Hardware

In line with my prediction from few days ago, Larry Ellison is announcing the new Database Machine — the new version is targeting OLTP workloads and is based on Sun hardware. So what’s new in Exadata that I didn’t mention in the previous blog post? Ah, right — Sun FlashFire technology.

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Release 1.1.1 of MySQL Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager

I have just released a new version of the MySQL plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager — MySQL plug-in 1.1.1. This is a long overdue bug fix release. There are no new features implemented (we have another branch in development) but just fixed number of fairly annoying bugs that I was finally able to reproduce.

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Oracle Exadata v2 — Truly Oracle (Sun) Hardware

The rumors are that Oracle Exadata v2 and Oracle Database Machine v2 are going to be announced within few weeks and my take is that it’s going to happen at the Oracle Open World. I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone that it will be configured with Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Moving on to predictions and speculations…

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