Tag: Oracle

Sun Oracle Database Machine Renamed Oracle Exadata Database Machine

I was looking at the Exadata page on OTN and noticed something interesting: instead of the “Sun Oracle Database Machine”, it’s now headlined as the “Oracle Exadata Database Machine”.

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Self-Contained Oracle Patchsets: Finally!

With the release of the 11.2.0.2 patchset, Oracle has stopped releasing sets of individual patches, but instead is packaging it as a self-contained, complete software install. I can see many benefits to this method, and quite frankly am wondering why it took so long to come about.

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OOW10 Bloggers Meetup Agenda — T-shirts are Back and More…

Counting down. The details are finally organized — this year, we have not one, but TWO great prizes at the Oracle OpenWorld Bloggers Meetup. 1) T-shirt art contest on stylish Pythian designer t-shirts — one lucky blogger will receive an HP X310 Data Vault, generously sponsored again this year by HP. 2) For the best, most creative blog post about the meetup itself, Pythian is giving away an Apple TV. But, there are a few small rules:

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Attend Implementing Exadata @OOW10 & Win a Flight with Oracle

What do Exadata & Team Oracle have in common? Extreme performance! Join Pythian’s Marc Fielding and LinkShare’s Mike Aldrich for Implementing Exadata – A Case Study and you’ll find out how on Monday September 20th at 12:30pm PST. You could be the lucky attendee to win the experience of a lifetime, a 45-minute flight with Team Oracle in Oracle Challenger, featuring Sean D. Tucker, the world’s premier air show performer.

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Correction on Storage Index Blog

This is just a quick post to note that I’ve corrected my blog on Storage Indexes here, after a follow up blog from Kerry Osborne indicating an error on my part.

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AWR Extract and Load

As of 10.2, Oracle supplies two scripts that enable you to extract and load AWR data into another database (even one already running AWR snapshots). You can even take the AWR data from a 10.2 database on Solaris and load it into an 11.2 database on Windows XP (other variations may work…but these are the two versions I have handy). I also took 11.2 database on Linux and loaded it to the Windows database

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Emergency Recovery or RMAN DUPLICATE Rerun Just Works!

One of the tasks that I was involved in was 700GB database emergency cloning for an important functional issue troubleshooting. It was 10.2.0.5 (10GR2) 64 Bit database on Linux. To make a long story short I gave the DUPLICATE command a try. I used the comand in this post to start the process. After 4h of the restore process I was horrified (you know how it is to work under time and management pressure) at seeing the following errors

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Welcome Dan Fink to Pythian!

I’m very excited to welcome yet another fellow Oakie to Pythian — Daniel Fink has recently joined us in Denver. In the last couple weeks, we have enjoyed having Dan at our Headquarters in Ottawa.

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Log Buffer #202, A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of database industry news. We’re only a week or so away from Oracle OpenWorld. Everyone is buzzing with activity, promoting their speaking sessions and making last minute plans. For all of you bloggers who will be attending, don’t miss the annual Bloggers Meetup, announced recently by Alex Gorbachev. “Count yourself in” if you’ll be joining the gang so that accurate attendee numbers can be provided to Jillian’s to ensure everyone is well fed and watered ;)

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A Grand Tour of Oracle Exadata, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of a series describing the Oracle Exadata platform. In part 1 we talked about hardware components, and in part 2 went on to discuss software. We now move on to how these components are packaged and licensed.

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