Posts Categorized: Pythian Australia
Perth is far from everywhere, but not far from the Oracle technologies. Passion, knowledge, and urge to share the experience, skills, tips and knowledge brought people from across the planet to gather under one roof and learn, educate and network under the banner of Oracle with 20:20 Foresight.
Pythian was at Insync12 in Melbourne and your’s truly presented two sessions on Exadata, one dealt with the overview of the machine while answering the justification of the beast, and the other tried to demystify the working of DBRM with the IORM within Exadata. It was a great two days of technical fun was packed with nifty tricks, cool tips, strengthening of knowledge and sharing of it in an exquisite way.
This Australian conference represents the climax of Technology, Development and Applications users in one go. As icing on the cake, mobile technology and telecommunication will also feature during this scintillating saga of expertise and sharing of knowledge. Where there is mentionable database talk, there is Pythian. I will be presenting two sessions at the Insync12 this year, both about Exadata, a technology closer to my heart.
The traditional NoCOUG SQL challenge has been launched this year with a twist: in the wake of the “BigData” trend/buzz, it’s now been upgraded to a “SQL and/vs. NoSQL” challenge. I took on the challenge, treading through my SQL comfort zone, thinking of ways I could bend relational algebra to solve the wicked puzzle suggested this year.
We’ve got a few clients already using Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control. The interface and navigation have improved a lot from the 11g version in my opinion but, as with any new release of anything, there are still quite a few bugs to be fixed. Last week, after working with Oracle on some of these bugs, they asked us to apply the Bundle Patch 1 (BP1) to one of our clients’ installation. The first thing that I noticed when I started looking for information about BP1 was the amount of warnings from different people I found in MOS and around the internet.
As heralded by Iggy Fernandez and Gwen Shapira, NoCOUG has launched its Third International SQL vs. NoSQL Challenge. Pythian is sponsoring the challenge so I decided not to take part in the contest. However, I’m still having a crack at the problem just for fun. So, here is my first take on it.
I returned from AUSOUG conference in Perth (Australia) just last week. This blog is my report from the conference for the days 0 and 1.