Tag: Pythian

The Importance of an Action Plan

When I started my work in IT, I used to be in a very small shop. And even though we had people in several places in the same state, everything used to be very centralized, and work was from 9…

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Online Retailers Have 3 Seconds to Make Mom Happy

Mother’s Day is coming up fast. May 12th 2013 is just around the corner, and if you have not already done so, make sure you go out and get mom a special gift as soon as possible. If you need…

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My First 6 Months Working at Pythian

“What have I gotten myself into?” ran through my head during the first week of training at Pythian. The environment was great, the people were great, and the work was great, but many doubts ran through my head as I…

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Opening the Door Without the Keys

This week, my DBA team fulfilled a request to restore 1 month old lost data.  A review of the RMAN backups showed that we indeed had a valid level 0 from the requested day, which was 33 days ago.  However,…

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The Undocumented Status “M” of an RMAN Backup

It is not uncommon for Oracle to have something undocumented , and this is just another case of this ailment. We have a database in which we have two copies of the same backup: one kept in the FRA and…

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When to Use MongoDB and Hadoop

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Trying Out S-ASH: Historical Performance Data for the Under-Licensed

I was recently playing with an Oracle XE database. The main benefit of Oracle XE is that it can be used free of charge.

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COLLABORATE13 Day Two

MAbbey’s musings on Monday at COLLABORATE13

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COLLABORATE13 Day One

MAbbey’s musings and thoughts about Sunday at COLLABORATE13

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COLLABORATE13 Day Zero

MAbbey’s journey to COLLABORATE13; a dissertation on the pains and fortunes of traveling with our beloved Air Canada and more …

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