OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland Day Off

The first day of the Auckland conference was made up of hands-on labs and workshops. I wasn’t presenting, so I arranged to meet up with some friends and have a play day. On my way out of the hotel I...
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Comparisons

“You can’t compare apples with oranges.” Oh, yes you can! The answer is 72,731,533,037,581,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. SQL> SQL> create table fruit(v1 varchar2(30)); SQL>...
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Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365

When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish...
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Aussie mobile leaders Daniel Iversen & Ruben Garcia Mohedano

Taking a different approach for the mobility Q&A series, this time we thought rather than interviewing customers, we would interview our own staff about their mobile experiences.  Oracle staff...
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Capturing SQL Server IO Latencies for a Period of Time with PowerShell

Today’s blog post is a demonstration of the PowerShell approach to Paul Randal’s recent blog post, Capturing IO Latencies for a Period of Time. Since wait statistics were properly implemented...
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Making Existing Big Data Investments Work For You

CIOs and CMOs have stopped talking about big data and data analytics as something they’re exploring or planning on looking into in the near future. Analysts and experts rarely, if ever, call big...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok to Auckland

I left the Bangkok event straight after my session, went back to my hotel to get my luggage, then got a taxi to the airport. I was a little worried as people said the traffic would be horrific. Luckily...
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OTN APAC tour stop 4 – Beijing, China

After arriving and resting for all afternoon, I headed out to the one sight that I was keen on seeing in Beijing. Our hotel was part of the infrastructure built for the 2008 Olympics and the birds nest...
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What’s Trending in Digital Analytics

During a walk up Camelback Mountain in Phoenix one recent morning with my colleague Joe Kamenar, Steve Harris, senior director web analytics, web digital group at Capital One and David Millrod, founder...
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Musings on Samsung Developer Conference 2014

This year some of us at the AppsLab attended the Samsung Developer Conference aka #SDC2014. Last year it was Samsung’s first attempt and we were also there. The quality and caliber of presentations...
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