Author: Michael Abbey

Do it Right; Do it Once – A Roadmap to Doing Maintenance Windows

UKOUG roadmap to maintenance windows… please enjoy this copy of the recent presentation I gave at the UKOUG 2012 conference in Birmingham England. Feedback and comments always welcome.

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Still a Lot of Database Offerings…

The CORE database audience has been well served at this year’s version of the UKOUG forum. Many of the shows we attend concentrate on the late-breaking components of the vendors’ new offerings. The attendees are hungry for this information and having it delivered in a 4-5 day package is very helpful.

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RAC’ing Up the Miles

RACing up the Miles … please enjoy this copy of the recent presentation I gave at the UKOUG 2012 conference in Birmingham England. Feedback and comments always welcome …

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Un-Horror Show

The mix of presentations at the UKOUG this year offers a plethora of education for a variety of attendees’ areas of concentration and I, being primarily a CORE database person, will easily find food for thought for sessions to attend when not tied up elsewhere.

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The “You” in User Group

Time for my user group rant again. Every time I am poised on the edge of taking another pilgrimage to an Oracle technical event I descend into this user group smoke screen ( a good thing) and spout rhetoric about how amazingly valuable they are. User groups are frequented by the salt of the tech user community.

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The Drum Roll to UKOUG Commences

A mere 5,018 minutes until the festivities start at the 2012 version of the UKOUG User Group Conference. The show is intense and hugely educational with some of the world’s finest in attendance and presenting. For us Pythian’ites the trek terminates on Wednesday evening with British football’s Manchester United. Keep a close eye out for RACAttack above the vendor forum. Pythian’s own Alex Gorbachev and others will help you attack the RAC. Not to be missed.

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Pythian’s 9th Oracle ACE

I have just received notification of my acceptance into the Oracle ACE program and will enthusiastically support and continue to be an evangelist for the Oracle offerings though most of my heart lies in the same place as many current and previous personnel at this fine company – the CORE database technology.

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Character Set Conversion 10g and 11g – Part 1

This post is the first in a series of discussions … perhaps you have never had the pleasure of needing to change a character set. If you have not and soon do, purchase a good sleeping bag as you may be at the office late for a few days to get the task accomplished.

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Amazon RDS – Prime Time? Time Will Tell

A client of ours is just getting started with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and I wonder as time marches on how popular this cloud solution is going to play out for them and Amazon as a valid/useable service offering.

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Michael Abbey’s Presentation OOW 12

Michael Abbey’s user group forum presentation from OOW 12 … a link to my presentation from Oracle Open World 2012 … Oracle rman: Don’t Forget the Basics. Questions/comments/suggestions? Please contact me …

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