Posts Categorized: Pythian

Looking for Missing Memory Using R

The forwarded case didn’t have many details. Its a 9i system that started experiencing ORA-4031 errors sporadically over the last few weeks. Marc suggested using R to explore how the various SGA components changed sizes over the last few weeks and see whether we can find any interesting trends that can indicate memory leaks. So we did just that. The first step is to get the actual data out of the system, and we used the following query

Cambrian Explosion (Dist::Zilla Plugins Galore)

The pièce de résistance is Dist::Zilla::Plugin::NextVersion::Semantic which I had promised to Mike Doherty a long time ago. In a nutshell, the plugin examines the changes of the upcoming release and increases the version according to the rules of semantic versioning.

Avoid Gotchas While Starting up with MongoDB

When starting to work with a new technology in a development or sandbox environment, we tend to run things  –  as much as possible – using their default settings.  This is completely understandable, as we’re not familiar with what all of the options are.  With MongoDB, there are some important issues you might face if…

Queues, Pools and Caches – Hotsos 2012 Presentation and FAQ

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Queues, Pools and Caches” at Hotsos 2012. I had a blast and I hope you did too. I posted the slides and paper on SlideShare for your enjoyment. The paper is by far more complete and contains a lot of material I had to leave out of the slides. There were many questions asked after the presentation, so I thought I’ll post a short FAQ to address those:

Log Buffer #262, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This week is packed with conference news, birthdays, tutorials, awards, and much more. From Pythian proud recipient of HIO Employer Excellence Award to the health checks of SQL Server, and from hints in stored outlines to the birthday of Paul Vallee, this Log Buffer Edition has it all in Log Buffer #262.

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