Closing session is a “Great Tools Debate”, being chaired by Michael Abbey.
Final day at IOUG 2007.
Third day at IOUG 2007.
Second day at IOUG 2007.
First day at IOUG 2007.
This year, there are three Pythian employees (Christo Kutrovsky, Alex Gorbachev, and Babette Turner-Underwood) going to Collaborate 07. All three of us ( will be presenting from the IOUG side. We provide our abstracts and presentation materials here.
I enjoyed the event and the venue very much. The presentations very generally very good, and to my surprise some of them were somewhat lighter than I would expect. However, that might actually play positively in extending the audience — there are only so many freaks interested only in hardcore performance and internals.
I was reading a couple of items on gapingvoid which inspired me to use our blog for a conversation with our customers (and with potential Pythian DBAs) about what it’s like to work with Pythian. What exactly does an on-site DBA get from working with Pythian Remote DBAs? Find out here.
Pythian has been a rapidly expanding company over the ten months I’ve been here. About a dozen new employees have come on during that time, making the total 40. I have a few observations on habits and qualities new DBAs can bring to their jobs.
In this new installment of Pythian Goodies Doug Burns discusses Parallel Basics. This video is a good introduction to using Oracle Parallel features and most importantly, what problems you may have with it.