I’ve started putting together some information about the Oracle Database Appliance in question-and-answer form. If you have an unanswered question, ask away in the comment section in this post.
When I first heard about Oracle Database Appliance and what it does, I got really excited — I saw great potential in this product. When we got our hands dirty and started testing the appliance, I become confident that this product will be a hit. This article is targeted at system architects and managers to explain what they get, and don’t get, with Oracle Database Appliances.
Pythian is happy to announce the achievement of three new Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations, bringing the total to seven under our Platinum level membership of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) program. The new specializations are: Oracle Exadata, Oracle Data Warehousing, and Oracle GoldenGate.
I was in Melbourne presenting two of my papers for Australian Oracle User Group Victorian members. I received a very warm welcome in that beautiful city. it was my pleasure to meet several Oracle DBAs and present for AUSOUG members. 25 people took part in the meeting! I should say that it was one of the best audiences I have presented for over the last few months! I received several good questions and we have a very good follow up discussion.
Isn’t that that time of the year again? Yes, it is — it’s time for our annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup and of course Oracle is piggybacking OpenWorld with the meetup again! ;)
Before I left on vacation, Mark Fontecchio organized a short video conference between myself and John Appleby. The idea was to compare Oracle Exadata with SAP HANA in a shot video discussion. Unfortunately, video part didn’t really work but we did end up with at least a podcast — Here it is.
In this post I explain how you can install both Oracle VM Server 3 and Oracle VM Manager 3 allocating to both components just 1GB of RAM on the same logical server (Dom0).
When I found out that NoCOUG had accepted my abstract, “Oracle 11g: Learning to Love the ADR”, I was both ecstatic and terrified. This meant that I actually had to prepare the presentation and speak in front of peers. Surely they would throw me into San Francisco Bay if I didn’t bring my A-game, so I set out to do just that.
If you support Oracle RDBMS 22.214.171.124 and want to zero downtime applying patches to databases then it is time to have a look at new possibility of Online Patching delivered with 126.96.36.199 version and described here.
Backup jobs can be scheduled in many different ways (crontab, Grid Control, Scheduled Tasks, etc) and finding the log file may be tricky if you don’t know the environment well. Furthermore, log files may also have already been overwritten by the next backup or simply just deleted. An alternative way of accessing that information, thus, may come handy. Fortunately, RMAN keeps the backup metadata around for some time and it can be accessed through the database’s V$ views. Obviously, if you need this information because your database just crashed and needs to be restored, the method described here is useless.