Tag: Oracle

Oracle Database Cloud Services: A Few Initial Thoughts

The website for Oracle Database Cloud Services is now online. It’s a hosted database service running Oracle 11gR2. The database can be accessed using a hosted Oracle application server, via JDBC across the Internet, or their own RESTful API a la Amazon. Notably lacking is Oracle’s own TNS network protocol. A lot of the feature set seems to be oriented toward data warehousing applications, including the aforementioned partitioning, bitmap indexes, query rewrite, and star transformations. A few other interesting features

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Better late than never…. prizes for this year’s OOW11 Blogger’s Meetup

Better late than never – we absolutely have prizes this year for the Blogger’s Meetup. Alex has been way too busy of late to get this organized (joking, not ALL his fault…). Seriously, we do have prizes. We will have beer and there will be food at Jillian’s in a very short time.

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Oracle Open World Has Been Just That

After the first day and a half, the show has yet again lived up to all expectations. Oracle has been around for over two decades and this well-oiled machine excels at everything it does … OOW 2011 being a living/breathing example. It all started with the database and everything they have touched since has turned to gold.

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Exadata Smart Flash Cache now Supports Redo Writes

If you’re using the cellmonitor OS user run commands other than a plain cellcli, this may stop working on upgrade. This would happen if custom scripts were built to do additional monitoring that’s not part of cellcli.

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Hadoop and NoSQL Mythbusting

With all the buzz in OOW about the big data machine, there was also a lot of non-sense flying around. I love it that the Oracle community is finally interested in Hadoop and NoSQL, but I hate it when people sound authoritative without having an actual clue. I’ve left a few presentations with smoke coming out of my ears. Here are few things that people got all wrong

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Oracle’s Big Data Machine – Details and Musings

Oracle announced the Big Data Appliance on Monday morning keynote. Many people, me included, were long waiting for this to happen. Others didn’t think it will ever happen. So naturally, there is a lot of buzz and excitement around the new device in Open World. The keynote announcement was very short on details and certainly did not satisfy my technical curiosity. So I went to a few presentations to hear what exactly is included in the offering. Here’s what I found out.

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Oracle Big Data Appliance — Oracle’s Bold Move Into Big Data Space

Oracle Big Data Appliance (BDA) is being announced at the Oracle OpenWorld keynote as I’m posting this. It will take some time for it to be actually available for shipment and some details will likely change but here is what we have so far about Oracle Big Data Appliance.

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Pythian Winner of Oracle North American Titan Award for Oracle Exadata

Live from Oracle OpenWorld Pythian is thrilled to share news of our big win: Oracle North America Titan Award for Oracle Exadata solution that was planned, deployed and is currently managed for online marketing corporation LinkShare in New York.

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OOW11: Exalytics Hits The Stage — In-Memory Analytics

What is Exalytics? It’s a BI appliance machine — it’s like an application middle tier for complete Business Intellegence data warehousing solutions. You put it in front of Exadata and users get all the tools to work with that data – analyze, predict, run reports and etc.

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Pythian Partners with Scalar to Provide Full Suite of Oracle Services

Pythian and Scalar Decisions today announced a formal partnership providing Oracle customers an unparalleled one-stop shop solution provider in Canada. Combined, we can help Oracle customers develop, fulfill, implement, and manage their whole Oracle solution stack.

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