Posts Categorized: Pythian

Remembering RMOUG 2012

Last week I returned to Denver, Colorado for the RMOUG Training Days conference. I had gone last year as an attendee, but this year I was invited to give my presentation on the Oracle 11g ADR (slides and info at the end of this post). While I haven’t attended very many conferences yet, I can’t imagine a bigger bang for your buck than RMOUG Training Days.

Release 1.1.2 of MySQL Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g/11g

This release is just a quick bug fix release of an older 1.1.1 version of the plug-in. It’s long overdue but I’ve managed to fix “” problem only couple weeks ago. I’ve distributed the new version to the folks who have reached out to me by email of via blog reporting the issue in the past few months and they all confirmed that the new version is working fine so I’m releasing it now.

I Can’t Pass You the Butter, and Here Is Why…

I have a Person class, and I want to know if they can pass the butter. So far, it’s hardly a problem,But here’s the rub. If $georges can’t pass the butter, I want to know why. Is it because he’s too far away, because there is no butter on the table, because he doesn’t like me, or any other reason? What is the most elegant way of knowing the if and the why?

Roll your own Big Data Appliance

The chances of getting my hands on 18 servers each with 12 cores, 48g RAM and 84T storage each all connected by InfiniBand are not that great. But I can play with the software, and so can you. Unlike Oracle’s Exadata, almost every software component that is available on the Big Data Appliance is also available for download. So, lets roll our own Big Data appliance!

Oracle Database Appliance Now Supports All Monitoring Agents

I was browsing My Oracle Support today, and came across note Note 1415713.1 which talks about updates to third-party monitoring agent support. According to the note and associated FAQ, as of February 15, 2012, all third-party monitoring agents are supported on the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA). This means that the previously-published list of supported third-party agents on OTN no longer applies. The biggest benefit to the policy change will be for people who use in-house or open-source monitoring tools like Nagios or newer replacements.

Log Buffer #260, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Nothing pleases the technology bloggers more than the moment when somebody thank them for a helpful blog entry. That is one of the many awesome advantages of the technology blogs. In database arena, the developers, DBAs and evangelists are sharing their tips and tricks through their blogs and this Log Buffer Edition is projecting them…

Looking for BigData, NoSQL or Exadata slides?

It was fun presenting today at Portland and I’m looking forward to continuing my user group marathon at Denver tomorrow and on Thursday. Since many people asked me where they can find my slides, and I predict that few more will keep asking about them over the next few days, I uploaded my Big Data and NoSQL presentations to SlideShare. You can find them here:

Sweet Talk from Pythian

To our customers & partners, from the heart We’d like to take this day of adoration to thank our clients and partners for their loyalty and business. We hope we say it enough: we love your data.

Log Buffer #258, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Database blogging is more than about announcing that your last night’s backup was successful. While that’s extremely important to keep track of, the database world across Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server technologies has grown way beyond. This Log Buffer Edition also extends beyond and more in this Log Buffer #258.

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