Tag: Oracle

Hear ye, hear ye: Announcing the 2nd Intl. NoCOUG SQL Challenge

The announcement of the Second International NoCOUG SQL Challenge sponsored by Pythian and Apress has been published in the February 2011 issue of the NoCOUG Journal. See pages 18 and 19 for rules, details of the unsolvable riddle and prizes to be awarded to the smartest wizard who can reveal the secret message.

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Product Support vs Operational Support

Sometimes I get questions as to whether Pythian is one of the competitors battling with Oracle for MySQL support. The answer lies in the distinction of product support and operational support.

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EBS DBA: Integrating EBS with Oracle 11G Cluster Infrastructure

This is a short one. Yesterday I was asked to marry an EBS autoconfig feature to an Oracle 11G Cluster infrastructure. In particular the client’s intention was to use srvctl to manage Instances and at the same time keeping DB side Network related configuration managed by autoconfig. There are several possible solutions. However, I used the following…

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DBD::Oracle 1.28 Release Candidate 1

Here is the latest and greatest DBD::Oracle for your programming pleasure. This is a long overdue maintenance release that fixes a large number of bug and issues which are detailed below in the Changes. Don’t worry there are some new goodies in this release namely I have added in 4 new
server side tracing/debugging attributes

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Pythian Q1 2011 Speaking: Find us at RMOUG, Hotsos

Pythian will be at RMOUG in full force. Look for Alex Gorbachev, Kellyn Pedersen & Don Seiler. Be sure to stop by our table (#10), say hi to us & our friends from the OakTable Network, and enter our draw to win an Amazon Kindle, and software provided by Cary Millsap (MR-Trace, MR-Tools & Method-R Profiler) among a few other surprises. Pythian is agressively hiring top DBA talent. If this is you, register on our Career Center, or request a time for a short intro chat with Pythian. Alex, Kellyn or Don will be more than happy to give you the inside scoop on the company & share why they love working for Pythian.

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Pythian Q1 Webinar Schedule Update

Please join us for one of our upcoming Q1 webinars. This post will be updated as new webinars are added. Sign up here if you wish to be notified when new sessions are posted.

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Is ADR Really Automatic?

Oracle has consolidated the diagnostic information of database under one umbrella called as Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR). This repository is XML-based and that opens up new vistas for future Oracle diagnostic tools to manipulate the hierarchical data.

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Oracle DBA: Huge Pages and Oracle Cluster 11GR2

In looking at this subject, most of you will say: Hey Yury! What’s new that you can tell us about? The following note describes it all:
11gR2 Grid Infrastructure Does not Use ULIMIT Setting Appropriately [ID 983715.1] These were exactly my thoughts when I was called to troubleshoot a case where a DB instance, starting with the “srvctl start instance” command failed to use Huge Pages in Linux. Huge pages are configured in Linux already as shown in the following example.

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Log Buffer #213, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Warm welcome to the Log Buffer, a weekly amalgamation of database news across different technologies. Let’s get warmed up with sizzling Log Buffer #213.

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Encryption RMAN Backup

Here’s a test scenario of encryption RMAN backup sets on disk:

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