Oracle

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.

OOW10 Bloggers Meetup Agenda — T-shirts are Back and More…

Counting down. The details are finally organized — this year, we have not one, but TWO great prizes at the Oracle OpenWorld Bloggers Meetup. 1) T-shirt art contest on stylish Pythian designer t-shirts — one lucky blogger will receive an HP X310 Data Vault, generously sponsored again this year by HP. 2) For the best, most creative blog post about the meetup itself, Pythian is giving away an Apple TV. But, there are a few small rules:

Attend Implementing Exadata @OOW10 & Win a Flight with Oracle

What do Exadata & Team Oracle have in common? Extreme performance! Join Pythian’s Marc Fielding and LinkShare’s Mike Aldrich for Implementing Exadata – A Case Study and you’ll find out how on Monday September 20th at 12:30pm PST. You could be the lucky attendee to win the experience of a lifetime, a 45-minute flight with Team Oracle in Oracle Challenger, featuring Sean D. Tucker, the world’s premier air show performer.

AWR Extract and Load

As of 10.2, Oracle supplies two scripts that enable you to extract and load AWR data into another database (even one already running AWR snapshots). You can even take the AWR data from a 10.2 database on Solaris and load it into an 11.2 database on Windows XP (other variations may work…but these are the two versions I have handy). I also took 11.2 database on Linux and loaded it to the Windows database

Emergency Recovery or RMAN DUPLICATE Rerun Just Works!

One of the tasks that I was involved in was 700GB database emergency cloning for an important functional issue troubleshooting. It was 10.2.0.5 (10GR2) 64 Bit database on Linux. To make a long story short I gave the DUPLICATE command a try. I used the comand in this post to start the process. After 4h of the restore process I was horrified (you know how it is to work under time and management pressure) at seeing the following errors

Welcome Dan Fink to Pythian!

I’m very excited to welcome yet another fellow Oakie to Pythian — Daniel Fink has recently joined us in Denver. In the last couple weeks, we have enjoyed having Dan at our Headquarters in Ottawa.

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