The Power of One – Infographic

Sponsored by: HP and Intel®Xeon® processor In today’s data centers, IT suffers from too many tools, too many manual processes and too much complexity. IT needs a more agile, reliable converged...
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The Power of One – eBook

Sponsored by: HP and Intel®Xeon® processor Now, more than ever, your IT managers are under enormous pressure to deliver applications and services that innovate and transform your business. You’re...
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Comparing CPU Throughput of Azure and AWS EC2

After observing CPU core sharing with Amazon Web Services EC2, I thought it would be interesting to see if Microsoft Azure platform exhibits the same behavior. Signing up for Azure’s 30-day trial...
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OTN Virtual Technology Summit

On July 9th, 2014, I presented for the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit. My first presentation was in the Systems track titled, “Troubleshooting Techniques and Alternative Methods...
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Theory of Constraints: the rise of NoSQL

  http://martinfowler.com/bliki/NoDBA.html Why did NoSQL arise?  The rise of NoSQL makes no sense if you read an article like “Why You Should Never Use MongoDB”  and the ycombinator...
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in memory option

Oracle 12cR1 patchset 1 is due this month and there is a new parameter that you can set to boost your performance. It is a bit of a SET "_FAST"=true parameter. The in memory parameter is part...
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Invoker Rights in Oracle Database 12c : Some more articles

I wrote about the Code Based Access Control (CBAC) stuff in Oracle Database 12c a while back. Code Based Access Control (CBAC) : Granting Roles to PL/SQL Program Units in Oracle Database 12 Release 1...
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12c Index Like Table Statistics Collection (Wearing The Inside Out)

This change introduced in 12c has caught me out on a number of occasions. If you were to create a new table: And then populate it with a conventional insert: We find there are no statistics associated...
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Oracle Linux and MySQL : Progress

A few months ago I wrote about some MySQL on Oracle Linux migrations we were working through. It’s been a long time coming, but last weekend was the go-live for this batch of migrations. So far so...
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Making it Easier to Graph Your Infrastructure’s Performance Data

Today I would like to share a story with you about the development of a Puppet module for Grafana and its release on the Puppet Forge. But first, I’d like to provide some context so you can understand...
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