Why this article? First, I had fun digging in the code. Then, I was reading about the future improvements for MySQL 5.6, and of some current in 5.5. Most of them are well covered by people with more expertise than me, so I read, but after a while I became curious, I read the code, and did tests. I was looking at how the new Purge thread mechanism work and its implications. Here’s what I found,
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.
There is no replacement for the documentation of the database products. There is no alternative of forums for these technologies, and also there is no alter ego for the database blogs. They add up yet another avenue to explore when the professionals need help. This Log Buffer Edition helps professional in identifying few blog posts from across the databases in Log Buffer #269.
The following in this post is a brief list of what I have found more interesting during the last two weeks. Up to now, April has being a great month for MySQL…
Had a very interesting experience in my “RACing up the Miles” session this morning. There were about 70 people in the room and I hope they enjoyed the session as much as I did. I discussed a wee bit of architecture about RAC and concentrated on a very basic beginner’s primer to management activities with srvctl and crsctl.
Day 2 of COLLABORATE and no distractions like hockey to tend with today. I have seen a nice balance between new technology and the traditional offerings in the Oracle tech space. These user group shows, in some ways, are the bastion of the technologies which, as “old” as they may be, are still in use and of interest to many attendees.
We are happy to announce that Pythian has been ranked 156th on the annual Branham300—the definitive listing of Canada’s multinational information and communications technology (ICT) companies.
I started my day with a BIG DATA (must be in CAPS please :)) session by the Ian Abramson. I have heard quite a buzz about this topic for some time and the buzz is getting louder. I always love to hear about the multi-terabyte data structures/databases as it reminds me of the first time I went from a 20Mb to a 40Mb hard disk on an 8086.
Whilst we all embark on this magical journey called “COLLABORATE”, keep in the back of your mind what this conference is all about. This event is driven by volunteers … 100% in their spare time; logging hundreds of hours altogether to make your experience as education-centric as possible. It is a powerful way to spend your volunteer time-working alongside others with the single goal of making the event as worthwhile for the attendees as possible.
The thirsty attendees at this latest IOUG/OAUG/Quest show are keen. The registration lines were long, but no significant Oracle wait events. The show officially kicks off today but the education has began yesterday. Our very own Alex Gorbachev discussed HA all day in prep for a full week of education sessions. Yury has traveled all the way from Australia and we’re glad he did. COLLABORATE often fights with one of my other passions – NHL playoff hockey. When you look deeper into both of these pastimes, they are remarkably similar: