Tag: DBA Lounge

Exchange Server 2010 with Oracle Workflow Mailer

Almost all Oracle E-Business Suite DBAs will run into this problem if they are using exchange server as their Workflow IMAP server. Workflow is a important component of Oracle E-Business Suite, and its mailer component adds a biggest oracle EBS…

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Amazon Elastic Load Balancer with Oracle E-Business Suite

This blog post outlines a couple of issues we faced in our Oracle E-Business consulting group when configuring Amazon Elastic Load Balancer with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i. The current IT industry trend is to virtualize all servers, and Oracle E-Business…

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How to Install Oracle 12c RAC: A Step-by-Step Guide

Okay, back to school folks, back to school :). As with any new product, our long learning journey starts with an installation on a sandbox environment. To get you up to speed with Oracle 12c RAC and let you focus…

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Update on Home Learning Lab – Hyper-V

This is an update on my “Setting up a home learning lab” post. I have recently decided to upgrade the host OS on my desktop to Windows 8 Professional so I could check out Hyper-V as a virtualization platform and…

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Managing Oracle on Windows: Where’s my Oratab?

If you manage Oracle on Windows, you probably have wondered why it is so difficult to work out which Oracle instances are running and which ORACLE_HOMEs they use. On Unix or Linux, this is a very simple task.  Oracle services…

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Exadata Join Offloading in Action

One of the biggest selling features of Oracle’s flagship engineered system – Exadata – is the storage offloading capabilities. Storage offloading allows data to be filtered as soon as it is read from storage, reducing the amount of data that…

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Oracle Database Load Testing Tools – Overview

At Pythian’s internal forum, someone just asked the following question: “The team here is evaluating DB load testing tools (Hammerdb, Orion, SLOB, and Swingbench) and was wondering about our experience in using different tools and what is our opinion?” I…

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Hard Drive: Inner or Outer?

To be precise, I wonder if OUTERmost tracks of a spinning HDD are faster than INNERmost tracks. Should we put physical IO performance secretive data to OUTERmost parts of  the disk and less critical data to INNERmost parts as several vendors suggests? Well I couldn’t find…

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How to Update JDK on Oracle Enterprise Linux from Version 1.6 to 1.7

JDK is the environment to develop Java programs, and updating Java on Linux boxes is a requirement which often comes up. The following lists the steps required to update the JDK from version 1.6.0_22 to 1.7.0_21.

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The Job Growth of a DBA or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

A couple of years ago, I wrote in my personal blog in Spanish that being a DBA (Database Administrator) was the 7th best job opportunity to have in America, with an expected growth rate of 20% over the next 10…

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