Author: Alex Gorbachev

Oracle Database Appliance — What Does It Mean for You and Your Business?

When I first heard about Oracle Database Appliance and what it does, I got really excited — I saw great potential in this product. When we got our hands dirty and started testing the appliance, I become confident that this product will be a hit. This article is targeted at system architects and managers to explain what they get, and don’t get, with Oracle Database Appliances.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2011 — Bloggers Meetup

Isn’t that that time of the year again? Yes, it is — it’s time for our annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup and of course Oracle is piggybacking OpenWorld with the meetup again! ;)

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Oracle Exadata vs SAP HANA

Before I left on vacation, Mark Fontecchio organized a short video conference between myself and John Appleby. The idea was to compare Oracle Exadata with SAP HANA in a shot video discussion. Unfortunately, video part didn’t really work but we did end up with at least a podcast — Here it is.

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Incident Notification – Pythian internal – Jul 29th 3PM EDT

We have incident reporting procedures at Pythian. This incident report was sent just recently internally at Pythian. We learned some good lessons from it so I hope it would be useful to the community as well – As part of our incident management process, you will find below a summary of the details from the incident that occurred on July 29th at 3PM EDT. Overview: Pythian employees were de-motivated by the lack of refreshments on Friday afternoon

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RMOUG 2011: Pythian Raffle Results

I’m following up on a conference almost half a year later — try to bet that! Actually, this blog post was written more than 3 months ago and was sitting in my drafts waiting the moment I understand why I really wrote it. 3 months later… I still don’t know but I thought I should share it anyway. Maybe I could at least get some comments…

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OpenWord Suggest-a-Sessions @ Oracle Mix

There has been quite a bit written about Oracle Mix Voting (let me refer to it as OMV for short) this year and I don’t think I should waste your time restating any of this. What I wanted to do is to take a step back and try to list “stakeholders” of OMV.

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Pythian Tools: Method R Profiler, MR Tools & MR Trace

With this blog post I’d like to start sharing a series of posts which I wanted to call “Pythian Recommended Tools”. After some thought, I decided to remove “recommended” Strictly speaking, this blog must have covered bunch of tools in the past but this time I’ll emphasize the tools that I really like and see widely used at Pythian. OK. Introduction is over.

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Handling Human Errors

I saw an Interesting question on preventing human error posted on the DBA Managers Forum discussions today. I typed my thoughts and as I was finishing, I thought that it makes sense to post it on the blog too, so here we go…

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Poll: Oracle Licensing Audit Results

Easy reading for you today folks and literally couple clicks to vote. Cheers!

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Consolidation Is All About Costs

Welcome to my first blog post in this series on database consolidation tips. Let’s get down to business…

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