Oracle

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.

MySQL 5.5 is now in RC, and will be GA soon!

Earlier this year, the beta of MySQL 5.5 was announced.  We all felt excited about the changes in 5.5, especially the large performance improvements.  However, many of us proceeded with caution; version 5.4 was previously announced with similar fanfare and we had yet to see a GA version. Well, Oracle has indeed put its money…

Oracle Exalogic

Stay tuned here for Pythian commentary on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, as soon as it has been announced! So on our way from the Exadata Partner Briefing session to Moscone West, we went down to the tunnels by the keynote halls, and we saw some new branding that we had not yet seen.

Wish List of Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Announcements

I started this post with the intention to write about what I expect Oracle to announce at this OpenWorld and it seems like the most important announcements happen at tonight’s keynote. I hasn’t been at the Oracle ACE Directors briefing so unlike them, all I can say is pure speculation-based and my wishes of what should be covered.

Self-Contained Oracle Patchsets: Finally!

With the release of the 11.2.0.2 patchset, Oracle has stopped releasing sets of individual patches, but instead is packaging it as a self-contained, complete software install. I can see many benefits to this method, and quite frankly am wondering why it took so long to come about.

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