Posts Categorized: Technical Blog

Around the World in a Day: Oracle Apps Upgrades the Pythian Way

Pythian’s Oracle Apps DBA team recently upgraded a client’s E-Business Suite system to version 12.1.3, bringing them into compliance with Oracle’s baseline support requirements for Release 12.1 nearly one year ahead of deadline. We’d like to tell you a bit about this project — not to toot our own horn (though that’s nice too, we are kinda proud), but because it provides an ideal illustration of the power of the Pythian service delivery model, particularly as it applies to large enterprise-class projects.

Elaborate on COLLABORATE

COLLABORATE is all about quality and content, presenters elaborating based on their specific areas(s) or expertise. The show may be elaborate, but “show” is secondary to education. A handful of tier 1 shows throughout the calendar year do just that. The primary focus is on the user community, the people who live the software from day-to-day.

YACR! (Yet Another Conference Review!)

I made the epic journey with my Pythian (and former Nokia) colleague Andrew Moore, and once at the conference we met up with more members of our Pythian MySQL team: Marco Tusa, Raj Thukral, and Singer Wang. We all ran into former colleagues at the conference, caught up with old friends, and made some new friends. The conference this year was buzzing with enthusiasm, learning, and creativity. I’m delighted to say it delivered everything I anticipated and more.

MySQLboy @ MySQL Conf 2012 [part 1/2]

The Keynote talks included some words from Peter and Baron of Percona, Martin Mickos now of Eucalyptus Systems, and Brian Aker of HP. I was impressed by the new HP cloud product powered by OpenStack and now with an Aker-driven DaaS backed by a tuned Percona Server. It was interesting to watch the demo video on creating new instances as well as the snapshots of existing instances to create cloned instances. I would like to review this for myself and now will since the HP guys were offering to send beta access to the attendees.

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