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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Deferrable RI – 2

A question came up on Oracle-L recently about possible locking anomalies with deferrable referential integrity constraints. An update by primary key is taking a long time; the update sets several columns,...
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Exadata storage indexes and DML

Last week I’ve gotten a question on how storage indexes (SI) behave when the table for which the SI is holding data is changed. Based on logical reasoning, it can be two things: the SI is invalidated...
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Downloading VirtualBox VM “Oracle Enterprise Manager 12cR4″

Strangely enough those cool VirtualBox VM machine downloads are nowadays a bit scattered on different Oracle places on http://otn.oracle.com and others. So in all that...Read More By: [author-name] This...
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CX Cloud Summer Soiree Friday, August 1 from 1-5 pm at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago by John Kariotis

Join AmberLeaf and Oracle for an afternoon of fun in the sun on Lake Michigan at the CX Summer Soiree   Many businesses are still organized and operate as they did before cloud,...
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Tuning EM12c, the OMS, Part II

We went over a few of the Java “tuning” options last time, so let’s go onto the OMS tier for this post. Location, Location, Location High latency issues between the OMS(Service) and the...
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What is Modern Customer Service?

We've recently had the opportunity to sit down with some Customer Experience (CX) leaders to ask, "What is modern customer service?" The leaders also shared important criteria for delivering...
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SPM and schema virtualization

I received a lot of feedback and a fair number of good questions on my session on SQL Plan Management for the
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Gartner releases its 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Gartner has released its annual Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, again positioning VMware and Microsoft in the leaders Quadrant. Leaders in this market have a clear strategy...
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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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