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6 Steps to Better Performance in Any IT Environment

There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to improving data performance and no matter what type of business you are in and which technologies you adopt, maximizing performance for your customers and your enterprise requires careful analysis and planning. Follow these six steps to ensure you yield the highest performance from your IT systems.

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Dealing with Big Data

Every day, trillions of bytes of data are generated by organizations and individuals around the world. Companies know there are valuable insights buried within those mountains of bits—and are looking to their CIOs to leverage them. This paper shares Pythian’s practical perspective on how to approach the Big Data challenge organizationally and technically—to sift information of value out of the ever-growing background of digital noise.

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Oracle RAC Workload Management

For those people who are less familiar with the technology, this paper provides a few new ideas for using Oracle Cluster Services and server-side call-outs to successfully integrate legacy applications that don't normally play well with Oracle RAC. Others will be interested in the research of implementation internals — details that haven't been published before — including the differences between Oracle Database Releases from 9i to 11g.

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Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Upgrade

Pythian was one of the prime technical application database experts on an interesting and challenging Apps R12 upgrade for one of our clients. This paper discusses some of the particularities and challenges of this upgrade and how we solved them, resulting in significant time savings.

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