Postgresql 9.1 – Part 1: General Features

General scope Postgresql 9.1 runs over the theme “features, innovation and extensibility” and it really does. This version was born to overcome Postgresql 9.0 ‘s limitations and known bugs in replication....
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PalominoDB Percona Live: London Slides are up!

Percona Live: London was a rousing success for PalominoDB.  I was sad that I could not attend, but I got a few people who sent “hellos” to me via my coworkers.  But on to the most important...
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IBM Patents Make Data Centers Smart Enough to Handle IoT

IBM has patented two techniques that use analytics to improve cloud performance and efficiency in the data center. These patents probably won’t be put into practical use for at least a few years,...
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Riga Dev Day 2015

Over the weekend I booked my flights and hotel for the Riga Dev Day on January 22nd. It’s my first time in Latvia, so I look forward to seeing everyone out there! Cheers Tim.. Riga Dev Day 2015 was...
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Oracle ACE Program : Thanks Folks!

As you will know from my previous post, I picked up the “UK Speaker Award” at UKOUG Tech 14. I’ve already  done a bunch of thank you messages, but I’d just like to take a minute...
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UKOUG Tech 14 : Monday

The day started with a taxi ride into New Street station to get the 06:01 train to Liverpool Lime Street. I was a little dissapointed that the train was a sprint train, so there were no tables and no power...
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UKOUG Tech14 slides – Exadata Security Best Practices

I think 2 years is long enough to wait between posts! Today I delivered a session about Oracle Exadata Database Machine Best Practices and promised to post the slides for it (though no one asked about...
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Day 1 of UKOUG Tech 14

Monday was the first day of the main part of the UKOUG Tech 14 conference, after SuperSunday’s additional content. I had a great night’s sleep and woke at 7 am, much to the disgust of Richard...
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Keeping Up with Evolving Business Processes

About a dozen years ago, many companies adopted rolling budgets as a way to update their financial outlook constantly instead of waiting for the end of the quarter or year. Essentially, they viewed...
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Cardinality Change

Here’s an entertaining little change across versions of Oracle, brought to my attention by Tony Hasler during UKOUG Tech 14. It’s a join cardinality estimate, so here are a couple of tables...
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