Tag: DBA Lounge

MySQL and PostreSQL on Solaris 10

First of all, there is now FREE Solaris 10 media kit available to order by mail if you’re not fancy downloading several GB. By the way, it also includes Sun Studio (anyone using it?). Second, I found a cool article on Solaris BigAdmin portal – Deployment Guide for an Open Source Stack on the Solaris 10 OS also available as PDF.

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Inside RAC… Toilet Paper

It will take me a while to follow up on all the presentations I’ve visited during UKOUG06 and photos I’ve taken. One of the best presentations was Inside RAC from Julian Dyke. Have a look.

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COLLABORATE 07, Hubble Telescope and Hana

UKOUG 2006 is over and I was planning to finally provide a bit more details about it. I got a reminder that today is the last day to send IOUG abstracts. Since I planned to submit an abstract there – I rushed in and filled out two proposals based on responses I’ve got from my UKOUG presentations.

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Babette at UKOUG – day 3

Yesterday I attended Julian Dyke’s session on Inside Rac and had the good fortune to be node 2 in a 4way node cluster. And Julian clearly demonstrated the importance of a good network in RAC, particularly for the internode interconnect.

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UKOUG 2006 Day 2+

Interesting was the Anti-Tuning RAC round-table with conclusion that more or less majority is running RAC because they have way too much money/time/hardware/name it.

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Babette at UKOUG – day 3 1/2

It’s lunchtime and have attended three excellent sessions today. Jonathan Lewis’s Moving from RBO to CBO, James Morles Storage Internals for the Oracle Architect, and Joze Senegacnik’s Tuning with SQL Profiles. And although it was difficult to get up so early this morning, it was definitely worth it!

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Babette at UKOUG – day 2

started the morning with Julian Dyke’s session on library cache. It was quite informative. I just attended both of Tanel Poder’s sessions and he had some very radical Oracle research techniques definite don’t do this at home material.

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Backwards 1 Day 2006 UKOUG

I can’t say a lot about presentations I went to as my head was completely empty after my 3 sessions. Last session was on Oracle Streams CDC – I am still not sure what the added value of CDC compare to regular Streams functionality. But the truth is I couldn’t think about anything else but Guinness at that point…

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Babette at UKOUG 2006 – day 1

Two new features that really caught my eye were :the ability to apply application upgrades while the database is up and the connection pooling IN the database.

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Cut Oracle Costs on Mainframe

The client entrusted me with the migration of one of their mission critical apps running 8i on HPUX to — drum role please — 9i … on … IBM Mainframe running os390 (z/os). For this client, we were able to shave $600,000 (not just the Oracle license, but also the external costs of maintaining the environment) by migrating just one HPUX machine over to the mainframe with maybe 30 or more to go.

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