Tag: Oracle

Alex Gorbachev Presenting at TOUG’s DD Day

‘m going to be presenting two of my OOW11 sessions at the Toronto Oracle User Group’s DD Day. I’m going to be presenting two sessions, Is Oracle Exadata for You? Starring Roles for the Best Technology, and Under the Hood of Oracle ASM: Failability Analysis.

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Log Buffer #241, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

World has opened up in San Fransisco with the database bangs. MySQL and Oracle databases have scintillated the hearts of developers, DBAs, technology aficionados, and the mere spectators. That and plethora of news has also poured in from SQLServer melas. This Log Buffer Edition is proud to shed spotlight on all these happenings in this Log Buffer #241.

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Cloudy End to a Roller Coaster Week at OOW

Pythian’s presence at OOW each year permits this fine company, of which I have been a part for a total of close to 8 years, to get higher on Oracle’s and the industry in general’s radar. There are so many differentiators that separate Pythian from other companies. Take homes from OOW?

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Musings from OOW …

There has been some chatter at Oracle Open World (OOW) about the next release of the database. They will be calling it Oracle Database 12c (for Cloud) and it is expected in the 16-18 month timeframe from this version of OOW. Oracle has made no commitment to this time frame, but satiated the appetite of CORE database people by giving an update with no firm

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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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