Posts by Alex Gorbachev
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.
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.
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…
Oracle RAC SIG is holding elections for its officers and it’s now time for all RAC SIG members to vote. The voting is closed on 30-Sep so make sure you don’t miss the deadline — go to Oracle RAC SIG web-site and click on “Elections” tab.
Are you an Oracle blogger attending Oracle Open World 2009? If so, you are invited to attend this Oracle Bloggers Meetup during OOW 2009 — a chance to meet your online buddies face-to-face in relaxed and informal atmosphere. Details here.
Arjen Lentz is in town doing his Sydney training program 7-Sep to 9-Sep and kindly agreed to drop by and talk about something interesting in the MySQL world – be it a technical topic or the state of the MySQL community eco-system.
What we are looking at during this videocast is how to troubleshoot the connectivity issues that can be caused by VIP’s in Oracle RAC environment and how to diagnose cryptic Oracle error messages using SQL*Net tracing facility on the client side.
I’ll be in Canberra next week presenting at the ACT Oracle User Group Developer and DBA Seminar Day on Thursday, 23 July 2009. If you are in Australian capital city, I’d be very much looking forward to see you there! The topic I will be presenting is 11g New Features Out of the Box. I presented it few times already but originally, it’s based on Christo Kutrovsky’s presentation from Oracle Open World 2007. Unlike many presentations on 11g new features, this session will be focused on the enhancements that often go unnoticed and not marketed widely but boost DBA productivity and are available out of the box without much implementations efforts.
The topic for this meetup is quite exciting – Oracle Exadata and everything about it. David Centellas, Senior Database Consultant from Oracle will do technical presentation on Exadata and, after the break, we will have a open forum discussion where two Oracle’s Enterprise Architects, Tim Rubin and Chris Jones, will answer our questions and share thir real-world experience.
This blog post was inspired by a recent report of a Database Analyst at American Express stealing Credit Card data. It’s amazing how many companies still follow a mainly “perimeter security” approach when it comes to controlling access to sensitive information—their focus is on network security using firewalls, advanced authentication options, and so on. Even with such measures, it’s very common to setup strong barriers to the outside world but very little by way of internal limits; most internal people have some level of access to servers that store and process sensitive data.