Posts Categorized: Technical Blog

Pythian Announces OPN Specializations: Database 11g, RAC, Performance Tuning, Linux

The Pythian Group, Inc., a leading provider of remote database infrastructure services, and a Platinum member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved four specializations under the OPN Specialized Program. By attaining “specialized status” Pythian has demonstrated and met rigorous business and technical competency criteria for core Oracle solutions including Oracle Database 11g, Database Performance Tuning, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and Oracle Linux. Through specialization Pythian demonstrates solid experience, expertise and success with planning, deploying and managing Oracle products in complex and large-scale environments, providing added value to Oracle end-customers.

Oracle Exalogic

Stay tuned here for Pythian commentary on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, as soon as it has been announced! So on our way from the Exadata Partner Briefing session to Moscone West, we went down to the tunnels by the keynote halls, and we saw some new branding that we had not yet seen.

Wish List of Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Announcements

I started this post with the intention to write about what I expect Oracle to announce at this OpenWorld and it seems like the most important announcements happen at tonight’s keynote. I hasn’t been at the Oracle ACE Directors briefing so unlike them, all I can say is pure speculation-based and my wishes of what should be covered.

OOW10 Bloggers Meetup Agenda — T-shirts are Back and More…

Counting down. The details are finally organized — this year, we have not one, but TWO great prizes at the Oracle OpenWorld Bloggers Meetup. 1) T-shirt art contest on stylish Pythian designer t-shirts — one lucky blogger will receive an HP X310 Data Vault, generously sponsored again this year by HP. 2) For the best, most creative blog post about the meetup itself, Pythian is giving away an Apple TV. But, there are a few small rules:

Attend Implementing Exadata @OOW10 & Win a Flight with Oracle

What do Exadata & Team Oracle have in common? Extreme performance! Join Pythian’s Marc Fielding and LinkShare’s Mike Aldrich for Implementing Exadata – A Case Study and you’ll find out how on Monday September 20th at 12:30pm PST. You could be the lucky attendee to win the experience of a lifetime, a 45-minute flight with Team Oracle in Oracle Challenger, featuring Sean D. Tucker, the world’s premier air show performer.

A Grand Tour of Oracle Exadata, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of a series describing the Oracle Exadata platform. In part 1 we talked about hardware components, and in part 2 went on to discuss software. We now move on to how these components are packaged and licensed.

EBS DBAs Be Warned! NOLOGGING Can Hit You Badly …

I’ve just come across an old known issue again today. Was working in the greatest and latest 12.1.2 Oracle e-Business Suite environment. Surprisingly, I face the old issue when WF_LOCAL_ROLES and WF_LOCAL_USER_ROLES objects (among other objects) are set to NOLOGGING mode. The easiest solution is to switch the whole database to FORCE_LOGGING mode:

Oracle Setting High Naming Standards

As part of my preparation for the Exadata OCP Exam, I was reading through the “Oracle® Exadata Storage Server Software User’s Guide”. I found the two famous events in the Exadata world, “db file scattered read” and “db file sequential read” that cause so much confusion, have been renamed to “cell multiblock physical read” and “cell single block physical read” accordingly. Hopefully Oracle will port those events’ names to the RDBMS world as well in version 12c.

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