Tag: Oracle

Announcing the Flash Cache Query Tool for Oracle Exadata

Pythian is pleased to announce the new Flash Cache Query Tool for Oracle Exadata, developed by our Senior Consultant, and Oracle ACE, Christo Kutrovsky. This tool will be most valuable for Exadata DBAs and Exadata Architects that are trying to understand if the Oracle Exadata Flash Cache is used as envisioned.

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Log Buffer #217, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Clouds are dispersing and the sun has started shining through. On the IT horizon, the cloud of Amazon has also dispersed and that is the biggest news of the previous week. Well clouds are elastic and they congregate and become solid after dispersion, and so Amazon will be fine too. And our blogosphere is fine too and here is the latest report about them in this week’s edition Log Buffer #217.

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What’s in your Exadata Smart Flash Cache?

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to monitor what’s in the Smart Flash Cache. Oracle only provided a “list flashcachecontent” command in the cellcli tool, it has no summarization options, and only displays object numbers. So I wrote this handy tool which lets you query the cell flash content on all cells, similarly, you can query the buffer cache (db_cache) contents in v$bh.

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Exadata SIG, London April 18th

My presentation was on an Oracle Exadata implementation that we carried out and that I support on an ongoing basis. The presentation went well and everyone seemed to enjoy it, there were plenty of questions afterwards. We even managed to start a room discussion on columnar compression. The last presentation of the day was from Stewart Bryson on Agile DW with Exadata and OBIEE. All in all, an excellent day which was well run by UKOUG.

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Log Buffer #216, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer has become the mainstream carnival of the Oracle blogosphere. Technological advances in Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and other database systems, more and more conferences, and increasing numbers of bloggers are making log buffering more and more interesting, and this week’s edition Log Buffer #216 is a clear manifestation of that.

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Handling Human Errors

I saw an Interesting question on preventing human error posted on the DBA Managers Forum discussions today. I typed my thoughts and as I was finishing, I thought that it makes sense to post it on the blog too, so here we go…

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We don’t call it COLLABORATE for nothing

COLLABORATE … the ultimate yearly destination for knowledge transfer between peers … what a vehicle. I have missed one year of the IOUG show in the past 21 offerings. There is no better place to be in the spring of each calendar year … see you there.

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Poll: Oracle Licensing Audit Results

Easy reading for you today folks and literally couple clicks to vote. Cheers!

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Consolidation Is All About Costs

Welcome to my first blog post in this series on database consolidation tips. Let’s get down to business…

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Don’t miss 2 Pythian Oracle Exadata webinars this week

Join Pythian’s Marc Fielding for this free webinar on Tuesday April 5, at 1pm ET with Miro Consulting to learn about the significant business and performance advantages of Oracle Exadata including reduced costs, shorter deployment time, superior performance, increased functionality and streamlined support based on real-life experience. This session will lend valuable insight as you begin your Oracle Exadata implementation project.

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