Tag: Oracle

Log Buffer #129: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome, readers, to the 129th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Welcome also to 2009, so fresh it still has that wonderful new year smell.

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Log Buffer #128: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 128th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Installing TOra with Oracle support on Ubuntu 8.04LTS (Hardy Heron)

This is the streamlined version of maybe two hours of fiddling. I hope it will help someone avoid the pitfalls (there are 8-bit crocodiles below!). So I humbly present to you . . .

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Log Buffer #127: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The 127th edition of of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, has been published by Robert Treat on zillablog.

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Log Buffer #126: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 126th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Just to be different, let’s start with PostgreSQL this time.

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Little Grid Control Issues

Sometimes you find yourself facing some little problem. You don’t believe it’s a bug or software deficiency, and you spend some time trying to find out what is the silly thing you’ve missed. Here are a handful of issues in Grid Control that cause this sort of little problem.

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UKOUG 2008 – Arrival and Tuesday

You should be able to find me in few places – OakTable, Pythian booth or wandering between the halls as well as sitting on few session. Oh, almost forgot to say that I had great evening last night and it was a pleasure to catch up with everyone at the Focus Pubs and later and the Tap & Spile. I should mention that Scottish table was my favorite at the Focus Pubs as they had the best drinks around

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Pythian at UKOUG 2008

Several of us from The Pythian Group will be at the UKOUG 2008 Conference & Exhibition in Birmingham UK, from the 1st to the 5th of December. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the UKOUG, so the gathering is expected to be really big. Pythian will contribute two presentations…

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Log Buffer #125: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

It’s time for another exciting installment of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Oracle 11g: Multi-Column Correlation Without Extended Stats

Today I’ve been trying to reproduce in an 11g database one of the problems I faced with 10g—one on those problems Riyaj described in his Multi-Column Correlation and Extended Stats in Oracle 11g post. And the fun part is that I wasn’t able to reproduce it. Yet just setting optimizer_features_enable=’10.2.0.4′ made it show up again. It was as though Oracle can detect Multi-Column Correlation without Extended Statistics. How is this possible? You don’t need any complicated schemas to check this out for yourself; just one table as below….

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