Real-time Insights with SAP HANA

However with today's ever-increasing reliance on information-based operations and communications organizations need to be on the cutting edge of data technology to stay ahead of the competition. This video...
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SAP HANA: Real-Time Analytics for Retailers

This video discusses how HP and SAP HANA can help your retail organization make better use of real time data.Sponsored by: HP and Intel®Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in...
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Estimate Index Size With Explain Plan (I Can’t Explain)

I discussed recently an updated MOS note that details the needs vs. the implications of rebuilding indexes. Following is a neat little trick if you want to very quickly and cheaply estimate the size...
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Kicking the Remote Presence Device Tires with Beam

Remote Presence Devices or RPDs are finally becoming mainstream with products such as the Beam from Suitable Technologies. Today I kicked the tires of one (virtually of course) thanks to friend of...
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Delphix shines sunlight in data’s cloudy skies

About year ago or more, Oracle came out with a way to create thin clone copies of a database in EM 12c called “Snap Clone”. Not sure this makes working with data any sunnier and certainly...
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Top Misconceptions about DBaaS Snapclone

TweetThe last couple weeks I’ve been lucky enough to get time with a new ZFSSA Simulator, (it will be out soon for everyone, so you’ll have to just play with the current one available, patience...
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NL History

Even the simplest things change – here’s a brief history of nested loop joins, starting from 8i, based on the following query (with some hints): select t2.n1, t1.n2 from t2,t1 where t2.n2...
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Data toons: Cirque du DBA

It’s not uncommon for database administrators (DBAs) to feel like ring masters at the circus. But what happens when you free up in-house DBAs by outsourcing database management? This work is licensed...
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RHEL7 and Oracle Linux 7 beta

Nearly two weeks ago, Oracle announced the Oracle Linux 7 Beta 1. Being the Linux fanboy I am, I downloaded it straight away from here. Oracle Linux is a clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution....
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Presenting at ODTUG Kscope14 Conference in Seattle June 22-26 2014

  Just a short note to say I’ll be presenting at the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kaleidoscope 14 Conference this year in beautiful Seattle, Washington on June 22-26 2014. I...
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