Tag: Oracle

Pythian’s Alex Gorbachev in Oracle Magazine

Take a look at this! The January/February edition of Oracle Magazine features an interview with The Pythian Group’s Vice President East Asia-Pacific, Alex Gorbachev. Congrats, Alex!

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Log Buffer #133: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Hello and welcome to the 133rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #132: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The 132nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs, has been published by Lisa Dobson on the Oracle Newbies Blog.

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Testing a Physical Standby Database in Oracle 10g

If you don’t want to deal with missteps, I recommend that you test your standby database to facilitate the failover or switchover process. This procedure is very useful when you have physical standby databases for testing and other purposes that require read-write access to the standby database. Also, it improves your checklist in the event of an error or disaster. Here is how to do it.

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Hitting Oracle with a Hammer

Recently, I had an opportunity to participate in a database stress-testing exercise. The objective is to make sure the particular hardware can handle the expected load and also to test where the physical limit of the machine lies if we keep increasing the number of concurrent users. I searched for tools available out there. The open source Hammerora turned out to be excellent tool for the purpose of simulating a typical transactions load in any number of threads. It’s built with the Tcl scripting language and it can simulate a real workload with as many client user sessions as your system can handle. If you’re looking for an easy way to measure throughput performance of your database, keep reading.

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Log Buffer #131: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 131st edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #130: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 130th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #129: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome, readers, to the 129th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Welcome also to 2009, so fresh it still has that wonderful new year smell.

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Log Buffer #128: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 128th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Installing TOra with Oracle support on Ubuntu 8.04LTS (Hardy Heron)

This is the streamlined version of maybe two hours of fiddling. I hope it will help someone avoid the pitfalls (there are 8-bit crocodiles below!). So I humbly present to you . . .

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