Big Data Bits: Making Sense Edition

For all we write about Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases and the geeky IT-facing side of big data, what really matters is how it brings value to knowledge workers. That’s the point, after all, isn’t...
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Paper: VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study". The paper which contains 12 pages details the outcome of a series of tests to demonstrate the performance...
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Flashback Logging

One of the waits that is specific to ASSM (automatic segment space management) is the “enq: FB – contention” wait. You find that the “FB” enqueue has the following description...
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One Size Doesn’t Fit All 2015-03-11 01:42:30

Extending our late 2014 Q&A mobility series, I'm happy to announce the next Q&A article with Oracle's own Laura Akel discussing Oracle's Alta UI.  Oracle Alta UI for a want of a brief description...
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Smart HR IT Brings New Insights to Age-Old HR Challenges

A Guest Post written by Oracle's Aaron Lazenby, Profit Magazine In the age of digital disruption, there’s plenty to distract executives from their core mission. Chief human resource officers (CHROs)...
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Recovering an Oracle Database with Missing Redo

Background I ran into a situation where we needed to recover from an old online backup which (due to some issues with the RMAN “KEEP” command) was missing the archived redo log backups/files...
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Flashback logging

When database flashback first appeared many years ago I commented (somewhere, but don’t ask me where) that it seemed like a very nice idea for full-scale test databases if you wanted to test the...
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Social Insights from the #LeadOnCA Watermark Conference

A Guest Post by Meg Bear,  (pictured left), Group Vice President, Oracle Social Cloud Platform Tuesday, February 24 was an inspiring day of thoughtful discussion at the Lead On Silicon Valley...
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Distributed Transactions and EM12c Page Performance

While presenting at HotSos in Dallas, Tx, an attendee, (thank you Wenju! :)) asked how page performance issues could be identified when the call was being made remotely and not from the Oracle Management ...
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Adding An EMC XtremIO Volume As An ASM Disk With Oracle Database 12c – It Does Not Get Any Easier Than This.

When Something Is Simple It Must Be Simple To Prove Provisioning high-performance storage has always been a chore. Care and concern over spindle count, RAID type, RAID attributes, number of controller...
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