Tag: Oracle

Partying and Presenting at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

I’ve been attending OOW every year since I moved to San Francisco in 2007. I always enjoy the event – great speakers, parties, crowds, meeting old friends, hearing new product announcement. I like the excitement. This year the event is particularly exciting for me: For the first time, I’m attending as a speaker and not just as attendee. I’ll be speaking quite a bit actually, on rather diverse list of topics. Here’s what my week look’s like?

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OOW Tips for the First-Time Attendee

Here are a few suggestions to maximize your time at OOW and allow you to get as much bang for your education (and entertainment) dollar as possible:

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RAC Attack at Oracle OpenWorld

Along comes the Oracle RAC Special Interest Group (SIG) which is appearing at a conference near you. At Oracle Open World 2012, RAC SIG personnel will be on-hand running RAC Attack – a hands-on lab where you can build a cluster on your Windows, MAC, or Linux personal computer. This is a dream come true. I first did RAC Attack at the UKOUG show in Birmingham last December. I am not anywhere close to being a RAC expert but I have rolled my sleeves up and got into the technology. Do not miss this opportunity at Oracle Open World next week in San Francisco

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Pythian at OOW12

Every time I have had the pleasure of attending Oracle Open World, I have discovered a plethora of technical heavy-weights from all over the world in attendance. I enjoy meeting and shmoozing with these people almost as much as absorbing the technical content of the show itself. Many of my Pythian colleagues are presenting at OOW12 and thereby making this fine company AND themselves more renowned in the Oracle tech arena:

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Troubleshooting ORA-27090 Async I/O Errors with Systemtap

There’s a known bug, 7306820 “ORA-7445 [krhahw] / ORA-27090 during file header read. Instances may crash, but this bug is fixed in 11.2.0.1, and this database is running 11.2.0.3. And on top of that, it’s an Exadata system, so I/O to storage servers goes over the InfiniBand network rather than using async I/O (AIO) calls.

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Log Buffer #286, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

With the summer approaching in Australia and Winter making inroads in Canada, the contrasts are also vivid in the blog posts of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL. Relishing this distinguished medley, Log Buffer Edition is blossoming with new blog posts in Log Buffer #286.

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Troubleshooting Oracle Link Server Issue

If you remember, I posted some tips about troubleshooting Link Server issue for Oracle earlier. Today I will be posting one more tip to the list aka extending Troubleshooting Oracle Link Server.

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IOUG Collaborate 2013 — Call for Speakers Informational Webinar

As I’ve become Director of Communities for IOUG recently, I’m intimately involved in many aspects of leading the IOUG community. One of the areas the user group is pursuing all the time is finding new speakers, and it takes a lot of convincing before community members actually start presenting. There are many of you who have exciting projects and implementations to share but can’t quite convince themselves to actually present.

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Log Buffer #285, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

If the basics are right, then the foundation is more likely to be solid, and the growth on that foundation is almost sure to follow the progressive path. Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL bloggers are striving hard to set the basics of technology in order to help lay a sound foundation for the readers so that they can grow leaps and bounds in the right direction. This Log Buffer Edition covers just that.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – Bloggers Meetup

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is just over a month away and yes we are organizing the Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup — one of your top favorite events of the OpenWorld.

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