Posts Categorized: Technical Blog

Bandying Tickets from RT to GitHub Issues

As the new maintainer of DBD::Oracle, I’m trying to wrap my head around the 32 tickets currently open against it. Many tickets are platform-dependent, or appear for a specific version of Oracle. It would be fantastic to be able to tag the different tickets with those details, but alas CPAN’s RT doesn’t have tags..Fortunately, with the help of RT::Client::REST and Net::GitHub, it’s quite easy to export our tickets.

Oracle DBA: Do we need REDO statistics in V$SQL ?

Tom Kyte, Cary Millsap, Steven Feuerstein hold a Database Guru Panel at #Kscope 11′s conference organized by ODTUG. I had a great opportunity to not just watch the Live Stream (you can see the recorded version HERE) but also ASK questions..One of the questions was related to UNDO/REDO statistics. I think that it was a bit of challenge to define the question precisely having just 140 Twitter characters and therefore I decided to share my question here, give a bit of background and ask you “What is your opinion?”

Oracle Fusion Applications 11G: The new ERP era begins!

Oracle Fusion Applications 11G is now available! You can get the installation from the Oracle E-Delivery site in no time. This is the moment many of us have been waiting for, if not for many years then for many months for sure. Keeping in mind the amount of effort Oracle have invested in the product and the fact that the product is going to be a flagship ERP system on the market for at least next 10 years the most important thing is to get an access to the documentation. For me to understand the concepts and fundamental principals of the product is much more important than getting it installed ASAP. Let’s get into it.

Oracle 11G SCAN:Questions and Answers Post

his is a follow up post to answer questions you asked during my “Oracle 11G SCAN: RAC SIG webcast” at June 16th. You can get the full presentation HERE..If you are not a member please feel free to join the RAC SIG. The membership is free and it will take you just couple of minutes to get registered (hint: check your spam folder if you don’t see password email from RAC SIG).

Applying External Timing Data to Untimed Events

If you are familiar with debugging ssh connections you are probably familiar with the ‘-v’ option that directs ssh to output verbose comments stating which operation is currently taking place. You can add up to three -v options on the command line, increasing the verbosity with each one. An example follows.

ANZ: Oracle RAC SIG let meet at InSync11

This post is addressed to all RAC SIG members who are planning to participate in the InSync11 conference this August in Sydney Australia! InSync11 is organized by Oracle Community for Oracle Community and is one of the biggest Oracle technology dedicated events in Australia and New Zealand region. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from others, listen to experts from around the world and meet face to face people from your networks (including RAC SIG).

On Disaster Recovery and my SQL Rally 2011 Presentation

I was reading my session evaluation results and came accross comment that said: “copy and paste coder.” I’ve been doing this specific presentation for almost 5 years now with a few tweaks every once in a while based on feedback. Yes, I live and breathe disaster recovery as part of my day-to-day job. However, there are several reasons why I do not type nor write code during my presentations. Here are a few of them.

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