Posts Categorized: Pythian

Log Buffer #217, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Clouds are dispersing and the sun has started shining through. On the IT horizon, the cloud of Amazon has also dispersed and that is the biggest news of the previous week. Well clouds are elastic and they congregate and become solid after dispersion, and so Amazon will be fine too. And our blogosphere is fine too and here is the latest report about them in this week’s edition Log Buffer #217.

What’s in your Exadata Smart Flash Cache?

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to monitor what’s in the Smart Flash Cache. Oracle only provided a “list flashcachecontent” command in the cellcli tool, it has no summarization options, and only displays object numbers. So I wrote this handy tool which lets you query the cell flash content on all cells, similarly, you can query the buffer cache (db_cache) contents in v$bh.

Log Buffer #216, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer has become the mainstream carnival of the Oracle blogosphere. Technological advances in Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and other database systems, more and more conferences, and increasing numbers of bloggers are making log buffering more and more interesting, and this week’s edition Log Buffer #216 is a clear manifestation of that.

A Semantic Version Plugin for Dist::Zilla

With Dist::Zilla, so far I was manually setting up the new version number in the dist.ini of my distributions. But, as I’m a lazy, lazy man, automating the process was still at the back of my mind. Well, I finally found the time to work on this. The result is Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Author::YANICK::NextSemanticVersion, which currently lives in the Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::YANICK distribution (and, of course, in its GitHub repository).

We don’t call it COLLABORATE for nothing

COLLABORATE … the ultimate yearly destination for knowledge transfer between peers … what a vehicle. I have missed one year of the IOUG show in the past 21 offerings. There is no better place to be in the spring of each calendar year … see you there.

Don’t miss 2 Pythian Oracle Exadata webinars this week

Join Pythian’s Marc Fielding for this free webinar on Tuesday April 5, at 1pm ET with Miro Consulting to learn about the significant business and performance advantages of Oracle Exadata including reduced costs, shorter deployment time, superior performance, increased functionality and streamlined support based on real-life experience. This session will lend valuable insight as you begin your Oracle Exadata implementation project.

Important Things I’ve Learned at Hotsos 2011

Hotsos is a blast. Easily the best technical Oracle conference. The speakers are terrific, the topics are cutting edge and the audience is experienced, intelligent and engaged. I’m documenting the best lessons I’ve learned, so you can learn too and so I won’t forget them.

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