Author: Alex Gorbachev

Off to Hotsos Symposium 2008

Last year’s Hotsos Symposium was the first for me. These were exciting few days and I fully enjoyed the conference. I’m very pleased that this year I’m going to Dallas again but this time in the new role — I’m doing a presentation on Workload Management in Oracle RAC. I don’t need to tell you what Hotsos Symposium is about — if you are on this blog, you should know it already. 3 days of high quality presentations and endless networking opportunities where you can share your ideas or concerns and get your questions answered. Keep watching for updates.

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RMOUG 2008 is Over

The time is flying here and two days of RMOUG Training Days 2008 have gone. In a nutshell, what a great conference! Well done RMOUG and special thanks to Peggy King! It was very nice to see a bunch of old friends and meet new ones in person including Jeremiah Wilton and Tim Gorman. The highlight of the day was controversial presentation by Moans No Balls Longgood about the current state of database performance tuning. For a full rundown of the last day keep reading.

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RMOUG Training Days 2008 Starting

‘m in Denver now and it’s RMOUG Training Days time! The University Sessions were running yesterday and the conference itself starts today. I have heard a lot of good things about RMOUG and the conference is considered one of the best Oracle events in North America. I will be able to confirm it during the next two days but I have no doubt that it’s true. Keep an eye out for my RMOUG updates.

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Where is Storage QoS?

In the era of consolidation, storage has not been left out. The impact of backup on normal database activity . . . batch processing in one database impacting transactional processing — these are two real life examples of the consequences of storage consolidation known to almost every DBA. Virtualization puts a new twist in consolidation, but storage virtualization methods are very under-developed compared to computing resource virtualization. Storage QoS and storage virtualization must necessarily be very closely-related areas with a lot of overlap.

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I’m on the plane back to Canada and I’m extremely satisfied with the UKOUG conference this year. Find out about the last day highlights and post conference exploits here.

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“Virtual UKOUG Event”

This message is for our readers mostly located in UK and Europe but keep reading even if you are far away geographically – nothing is impossible in our digital age and you might actually consider traveling there in case of desperate interest. Your feedback would be useful, either way. What I want to draw your attention to is that Jonathan Lewis has posted a call for attendees for a special event dedicated to virtualization technologies with Oracle. This event is considered by UKOUG and whether it happens or not depends on you.

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I decided to go to a presentation about Enterprise Manager. My own presentation went probably well as far as I could judge following up with people later in the day.Just before my session I bumped into Jonathan Lewis during lunch time and he asked me if it’s true that I fell asleep in the middle of his session. To give you some background,

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ORADEBUG TRACE UKOUG_EVENING STATE DUMP, DAY 1

Well, this was a nice Oracle Bloggers Meetup this year. It was less crowded compare to last year which is a bit surprising if you think about it — there are more and more Oracle bloggers around. On the other hand, it let me focus more talking to participants of Oracle blogosphere and other social networking Oracle related crowd and I met quite a few new faces.

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Tom Kyte’s keynote on 11g (original OOW version is here) started with a poll — out of few hundred people there were 13 that worked with Oracle 4, 2 – with Oracle 3 and no one working with Oracle version 2 (version 1 didn’t exist as we all know now). Interesting that since 1994 we had new release every year on average — impressive pace. The next session was from Tom Dale — “Virtualization in Production”, then scaling 6 node RAC cluster at CERN by Eric Grancher and Anton Topurov, my last session of the day was Joel Goodman’s — Oracle 10g: RAC Tuning Tips. I’m well rested now and it’s important as I won’t get much sleep this night and could fall asleep during my own presentation tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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Getting Ready for UKOUG 07 in Birmingham

Christo Kutrovsky and me arrived in Birmingham today – just 6+ hours direct flight from Ottawa to London and two and a half hours on the bus – not too bad compare to 30+ hours travel from Melbourne to Ottawa earlier this week. I ‘m really tired now and I still need to tighten up my presentation before I can go and meet few Oracle geek at the nearest pub but I’ll probably take couple hours of sleep. Unlike some slackers I have my own preliminary agenda for the first day.

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