Book Review: Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, Second Edition

July 15, 2014 Extensively Researched with Detailed Analysis Covering a Broad Range of Oracle Database Performance Topics, Providing Insight that is Not Available from Other Sources http://www.amazon.com/Troubleshooting-Oracle-Performance-Christian-Antognini/dp/143025758X/...
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SAP deployed with Delphix

How does Delphix benefit a SAP project? Speed up time to delivery for ASAP implementation methodology Enable adoption of “Continuous Application Delivery” methodology Reduce infrastructure overhead Deliver...
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Auditing Files in Linux

Stat command in Linux can be used to display a file or a file system status. I came across an issue in RHEL4 where a file’s ‘Change time’ is far ahead than the ‘Modification time’...
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Oracle Midlands : Event #4 – Summary

What a cracking Oracle Midlands event! The evening started with a session on “Designing Efficient SQL” by Jonathan Lewis. The first few slides prompted this tweet. When someone asks me a question...
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Presenting at UKOUG Tech14 Conference (Ian Fish, U K Heir)

I’ve been lucky enough to present at various conferences, seminars and user group events over the years in some 20 odd countries. But somewhere I’ve never quite managed to present at before...
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Orion I/O calibration tool bug

I use fio for all my I/O testing. Why not Orion from Oracle since almost all of my I/O testing and benchmarking has been geared toward Oracle? Several reasons fio is super flexible – able to configure...
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Lock Timeout Error While Creating Database

Recently I worked on a issue where a third-party application was failing during the installation. Below was the error returned by the Application. Lock request time out period exceeded. (Microsoft SQL...
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Script to Get the Create Date of an Object from Multiple Databases

As a DBA, it is common to get a request to run scripts against production databases. However, there can be environments where there are multiple databases on same instance, where the script needs to be...
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Big Data & Analytics: Why You Need a Platform

It's time to discuss the growing role of data warehousing within your big data analytics ecosystem. Watch this webinar to learn how to: Build a culture that infuses analytics everywhere Invest in a...
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Simple is Still Better: Embrace Speed & Simplicity for a Competitive Edge

The market offers an array of choices to organizations planning new data warehouses to manage large and varied data sets. Most vendors emphasize the speed of their products, but few address the real need:...
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