Oracle

Oracle Exadata vs SAP HANA

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.

Log Buffer #236, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Don’t restrict your database blogging diet to just your blog reader or to your casual surfing on the net. Scour the brave bold world of database blogs from end to end. Huh? difficult? That is why we have brought you another Log Buffer Edition. Covering Oracle technologies to the SQL Server forays before culminating at the adventures in MySQL, here is the Log Buffer #236 for your eyes.

A NoCOUG to Remember

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.

RDBMS Online Patching

If you support Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.2 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 11.2.0.2 version and described here.

Log Buffer #235, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Oracle has launched Java 7, Steve Jobs has resigned, IBM has made new alignments with HP and so on. The industry is buzzing with the breaking news while one thing is rest assured that the brightest and most innovative days are ahead of the IT industry, and so blogging is anticipating some thrilling times ahead and so are the Log Buffer Editions. To get a peek of future, lets savor Log Buffer #235.

Viewing RMAN Jobs Status and Output

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.

Log Buffer #234, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Well like all good things, summer is also ending and its closing days are rapidly approaching. For most of the database techies, there is nothing to get remorseful, because they are thrilled to be back in full flow managing and loving their databases. They are gearing up, refreshing up, re-evaluating and reassessing themselves and also blogging about it. This Log Buffer enjoys the last days of summer in this Log Buffer #234.

Log Buffer #233, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The season of conferences, webinars and seminars is coming. As the summer vacations are coming to a sumptuous and fulfilling end, the techies are getting ready towards sharpening and sharing their technical know-how with the public through the events. From MySQL to Oracle to SQL Server, the things are all set to appease your technical buds through the events. This Log Buffer contains some news about those events along with much more in this Log Buffer #233.

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