New leafmisscount Option in Flex Cluster 12c

In the Oracle RAC previous version we have worked with the option “misscount” of crsctl, which applies for all the servers because there was only one kind of servers, but in the new version of Oracle...
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Challenge Me! Capturing SQL Server Data with PowerShell

Hello PowerShell lovers! If you are reading this blog post, then you are likely interested in attending my session at SQLBits (well, so far it is an abstract. Hopefully I will be selected!) Any data professional...
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KeepAlive socket in 12c listener

A not uncommon issue with firewalls and listeners are timeouts. Your production database may be behind a firewall, you may connect from a remote location, even your Windows workstation may have some firewall...
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Parallel Costs

While creating a POC of a SQL rewrite recently I received a little surprise as I switched my query from serial execution to parallel execution and saw the optimizer’s estimated cost increase dramatically....
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Making the Case for Practical PLM

In this eight-page paper produced by Desktop Engineering and sponsored by Synergis Software, you'll discover: How to get big product data management gains without the big investment in traditional PLM....
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9 (+1) Ways IT Automation Will Make Your Organization More Successful

Sysadmins can leverage automation to deliver:Higher availability and reliability of IT services for greater utilization & efficiencyFewer outages, and faster recovery from them, for better service to both...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland – Day 2

My day 2 at the conference started with my analytic functions session. I’m always a bit worried I oversimplify things, but people seem to appreciate it, so perhaps I’m just being paranoid....
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Look What We Made

As a team-building activity for our newly merged team of research, design and development, someone, who probably wishes to remain nameless, organized a glass mosaic and welding extravaganza at The Crucible...
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From Concept to Code

Editor’s note: Here’s a repost of a wonderful write-up of an event we did a couple weeks ago, courtesy of Friend of the ‘Lab Karen Scipi (@KarenScipi). What Karen doesn’t mention...
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WordPress 4.0.1 Released

I got a bunch of emails this morning telling me by blogs had upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1. It’s a critical security release, so if you’ve not done an auto-update, you really need to get this...
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