Posts Categorized: Pythian

Exadata Memory Expansion Kit

I was just looking at an Exadata X2-2 ordering document and noticed that it included 144GB of RAM. The sales rep pointed at the Exadata X2-2 datasheet and showed the 96GB to 144GB memory expansion option.

Log Buffer #248, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Simple messages are the most powerful. Keep it simple is the advice given by top technologists. One reason why blogs are extremely popular is their simplicity. This simplicity comes from the shortness and focus of the message of the blog. This Log Buffer Edition collects some simple yet powerful blog posts for you in Log Buffer #248.

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.

Log Buffer #247, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Thanksgiving is here and the circular chain of thankfulness is going on. Clients are thankful that they have applications, applications are thankful to their databases, database are thankful to their DBAs, and DBAs are thankful to clients. And they all are thankful that there is weekly Log Buffer Edition, of which the latest is Log Buffer #247. :)

Oracle Ebusiness Suite 12.2 Online Patching Feature

Oracle hosted a webcast of Sysadmin-oriented Preview of EBS 12.2. It was an enlighting webcast, which gave a very good idea about things coming up in Release 12.2. Today I want to discuss about a prominent feature of the upcoming Oracle E-Business suite Release 12.2, Online patching feature. The screengrab in thiis post of a slide from presentation gives a nice overview of the feature.

Solaris 11 – First Impressions as Storage Server

Since I was using a version of 11 already, an experimental upgrade was not a problem. With the BE (boot environments) feature, one could boot into any version safely. BE is an awesome feature. Need to install a patch? Install into a boot environment – any problems reboot into the old environment. BEs leverage ZFS snapshots to create a clone of your boot disk, install any patches onto it and allow you to switch flawlessly between the two.

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