Tag: Oracle

Advert: Few Oracle Database Appliances at Significant Discount

We have several just two left brand new, unopened ODAs left in our inventory that we need to move. Half of them are gone to our customers but there are few still left

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Flashback and Forth

One of the readers of my previous post about Oracle’s Flashback Database, posted a comment noting that the Oracle documentation doesn’t make any reference to the ability of the FLASHBACK DATABASE command to roll the database forward. I knew from experience that the database can be rolled back and forth using the FLASHBACK DATABASE command and decided to have a closer look.

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Log Buffer #283, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Besides of voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Celine Dion, the thing which ticks my heart to no bound is the blogs written by various bloggers covering Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL related technologies. This Log Buffer Edition is brimming with those chords in Log Buffer #283. Enjoy !!!

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Insync12 Melbourne’s End Heralds a Beginning

Pythian was at Insync12 in Melbourne and your’s truly presented two sessions on Exadata, one dealt with the overview of the machine while answering the justification of the beast, and the other tried to demystify the working of DBRM with the IORM within Exadata. It was a great two days of technical fun was packed with nifty tricks, cool tips, strengthening of knowledge and sharing of it in an exquisite way.

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Log Buffer #282, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Blogging is the way to express an idea in an informal way by a person, who has either worked with it, or planning to work with it, or has seen it at work. In databases, ideas are the foundations of everything, and these Log Buffer Edition is presenting ideas from bloggers in Log Buffer #282.

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IOUG Oracle RAC SIG Board Officer Nominations are Open!

If you are looking to kick start your community contributions or looking to volunteer more than what you already do, I have an awesome suggestion for you — nominate yourself to serve as an IOUG Oracle RAC SIG Board Officers volunteer. Find out more here.

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Pythian at Oracle OpenWorld 2012: Speaking Sessions

Pythian is pleased to announce our speaking schedule at this year’s Oracle Open World 2012! Here are the speaking sessions that we will be participating in, including one session that we will be co-presenting with our friends at Harvard Business Publishing.

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Pythian Speaking at Insync12 in Melbourne

This Australian conference represents the climax of Technology, Development, and Applications users in one go. As icing on the cake, mobile technology and telecommunications will also feature during this scintillating saga of expertise and sharing of knowledge.

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Log Buffer #281, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The Log Buffer Edition is one-stop joint to know about the latest blog entries regarding the database technologies like Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server. Enjoy this Log Buffer #281.

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Cursor: Pin S Wait on X in the Top 5 Wait Events

When a new cursor is given to Oracle to execute, it first needs to check if there is already such cursor in the Shared Pool, so we will not need to go to the expensive process of a hard parsing it again. To check this quickly, a hash value is generated from the text of the SQL .

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