Before buying a book research the comments on online book stores and don’t limit yourself to your regional web sites. More tips here.
The Miracle Open World conference was opened yesterday by Mogens Norgaard. He started by disclosing the difference between other Oracle conferences. While normally you would expect 80% of the conference to presentations (or “useless stuff” to quote him) and 20% for social networking. The Miracle event leaves the rate of “useless stuff” at 20% and raises the social networking component to 80%, and last night I learned the secret how to do that. As usual, keep an eye on your RSS reader — more details should come tomorrow!
Keith Murphy has published the 64th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, on Diamond Notes.
First of all, I should say that the Slovenian Oracle Users Group Conference (SIOUG) has exceeded all my expectations. In fact, the SIOUG conference should probably be named our favourite. Why? Because Pythian had three full-blown delegates at SIOUG 07. I feel somewhat guilty that I didn’t blog anything during the conference, but I do have an excuse — it’s been so intense that I simply had no time. I’ve got to run now. Stay tuned for more MOOW!
Craig Mullins has weathered a very heavy week in the ‘sphere and published the 63rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, on Data Management Today.
I’m a MySQL DBA trying to draw a map of this new (to me) world called Oracle. The other day I was trying different things with Oracle, like (but not limited to) issuing kill -9 to random Oracle processes to see what would happen (on my own box of course!). I was a little surprised by the results. They’re probably no news for most of you guys, but it is new to me, and I’d like to share my findings with other MySQL guys around the planet.
Today, I installed RAC on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (OEL5), and I can tell you that there’s nothing exceptional about the process. The only trouble I encountered had nothing directly to do with the installation. Besides that, it’s all quite simple once 10g’s prerequisites are met. After an hour and a half, it was all wrapped up, at least for two nodes. I didn’t see anything revolutionary differences, but nonetheless there are some points worth mentioning.
SIOUG conference should have around 500-700 attendees and it’s probably the biggest User Group gathering in Eastern Europe. The topics look very good so I’m afraid I won’t be able to slack there too much in favor of beach time and swim in the Adriatic Sea. Stay tuned for the full conference coverage.
Welcome to the 62nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. You know, I haven’t actually written one of these since LB#46, way back in May, so I hope I haven’t lost my touch. I guess we’ll see, eh?
In the previous article, I described my observations of RC Enqueue. Now it is time to take a look at the RC latches.