Tag: Oracle

The Exadata Storage Server

This is an excerpt of my liveblogging of the Keynote where the Exadata Storage Server was announced.

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Liveblogging Larry Ellison’s Keynote

I’ll be liveblogging the keynote here along with Marc Fielding, Christo Kutrovsky, Darrin Leboeuf and Luke Davies and Martin Wisniewski.

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Looks like Larry will be talking about X with HP

I’m sorry if everyone else knew this already, but I just noticed the following from the Live Keynote page (click on Larry’s keynote to see it):

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Oracle Open World 2008 Diaries: the X Preview

A few words about my presentation on Sunday — Under the Hood of Oracle Clusterware. The hall was packed full and, unfortunately, few people were not even let it as I learned later. The session went very well and I should, perhaps, send you to other blogs with responses instead of my subjective perspective. Lots of buzz about the X key note that will be just in couple hours and even non-OOW attendees are rumoring about it.

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Much Oracle Ado

If you track the database world outside of MySQL, you know that Oracle is having a conference this week. It’s called Oracle Open World. Drips with irony doesn’t it? But this post isn’t about Oracle being open or otherwise. This post is about the announcement being made Wednesday. It seems Oracle has a surprise. A pretty well kept surprise. It’s such a big deal that Larry Ellison himself is making the announcement.

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Oracle’s Secret New Feature: Educated Guesses

Larry Ellison is announcing a major new feature this Wednesday at Open World. For the first time in a while, his keynote is dedicated to the “database” as opposed to the usual high level ERP/Apps/Fusion. Even the title of his keynote is catchy — “Extreme Performance”. Oracle has been keeping the new feature a secret. Even the 11gR2 beta program had very few participants to prevent information leaking out. It’s, “Something’s coming, but I am not telling what.” Okay, it worked on me, I’m excited about it. Let’s think what it could be.

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Log Buffer #115: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 115th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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GNU basename in PL/SQL

In the process of scripting a database migration, I was in need of something akin to the GNU basename utility that I know and love on Linux. basename is most famous for taking a full file path string and stripping away the leading path component, returning just the name of the file. This can be emulated in PL/SQL with calls to SUBSTR and INSTR, like this…

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How to Tie OS-level PIDs to Oracle Database Sessions

About once a week, our team gets a request from the server admins to provide some information on why a database server is running slowly. This typically begins a painstaking process of finding the main processes on the OS side and tracing them back to database sessions. Attached to this post (see bottom for link) is a general diagram that the team came up with for relating our tables together, taking RAC into consideration.

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Log Buffer #114: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 114th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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