Here's part two!
I just got permission from The UK Oracle Users Group to reproduce my article series on optimising scans in Oracle. Part One is available here, Part Two will follow shortly after, and then Part Three will be a few weeks away, following its publication in the magazine. Enjoy!
To use ASMlib or not to use ASMlib? That is the question. Or at least, that is a question that frequently crops up when I'm on consulting engagements with customers. I have personally changed my mind a couple of times on this exact question, and I'm currently sat with one leg on either side of [...]
I've been meaning to write this blog post for a while now but never seemed to find the time. Hopefully this posting will be useful information for anyone that spends a lot of time tracing processes in Oracle from the Linux Operating System. I'm one of those people, so it was good to get to [...]
This blog post is an introduction to a few posts that can be grouped together under the banner of 'System Architecture'. Specifically, I'm referring here to Oracle Database System Architecture, not system architecture in general nor 'Oracle architecture' in general, which is an ever-growing beast. In this series of posts, I will take at look [...]
This year at the UKOUG conference the OakTable Network will be trying something a little different. In addition to the usual 45-60 minute presentations during the conference, and the special OakTable Sunday event immediately prior to the conference, we will also be trialling a new concept - the OAK Talk. Anybody that has watched a [...]
This is a post about the importance of appropriately simplistic architectures. I frequently get involved with the creation of full-stack architectures, and in particular the architecture of the database platform. There are some golden rules when designing such systems, but one of the most important ones is to keep the design as simple as possible. [...]
If you are reading this it means that you have successfully followed the trail of breadcrumbs to my new blogging home, part of the new Scale Abilities website. Thank you for following! From a blogging perspective, nothing has changed – I will be writing the same kind of content as before, with just as much [...]