Events

Live @ SQL PASS Day 1

I’m here at the PASS Community Summit 2010 in Seattle, WA. This happens to be the largest SQL Server conference in the world with regards to content, attendees and Microsoft participation. There have been several announcements made in today’s keynote, few of which were just waiting to be blogged about from the insiders since earlier this year. First of which is the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse.

Pictures from OpenSQLCamp Boston 2010

I have not seen folks posting any pics they took at OpenSQLCamp here, so I will post the few I have — I have a few pictures of the Indexing Panel on Saturday (the participants and some audience shots), and one picture of Matt and Monty during the Friday night social event.  You can see…

OOW10 Bloggers Meetup… and the winners are…

I’m happy to announce the winners of this year’s t-shirt and creative blogger’s contest at the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Annual Bloggers Meetup. Asif Momen, of the Momen Blog was the big winner of the HP X310 DataVault. Although there wasn’t as much participation as I had hoped for the creative blog post contest we have not one, but two AppleTV winners to announce; Sunil S. Ranka for his post: Mapping the Maze, Online Bloggers to Real World Faces: Pythian Blogger Meetup at OOW10 and Mr. Chet Justice, Oraclenerd for his entertaining, 5 part series from the meetup. Definitely an “A” for effort – could you tell he really wanted the AppleTV?

OpenSQLCamp Boston in Detail

In short: Register / see who’s coming Schedule (will be filled in with presentations before Saturday noon) Session ideas (45-minute sessions) Friday, October 15th – 6-10 pm, WorkBar Boston, 711 Atlantic Ave, Boston, in the basement.  Socializing, swag, raffles, dinner, beer and soft drinks.  Take public transit (South Station on the Red Line subway or Silver…

Lucky Winners of the Exadata Flight Giveaway

Congratulations to Chris Marlowe of Oppenheimer Funds and Bill Mitchell of Alliant Energy, attendees to my Exadata session yesterday. Both are lucky winners of the a flight with the inimitable Sean D Tucker and the Oracle Challenger. For those of you who missed the session, keep your eyes on this blog for a recording, coming soon.

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.

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