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Which to tune ? Application, Database or Hardware ?

I. “The Database is hanging!” AKA “the application has problems, good grief”

Data masking made easy with agile data


How long does it take you to make a copy of production, find the sensitive data, mask that data and then make multiple copies for development and QA? Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? How about a few minutes.

Check out the new data masking module in the Delphix agile data appliance.


Graphing Oracle v$sysstat

#555555;">One thing I’ve failed to clearly document is that my tool #2970a6;" href="">ASHMON not only graphs ASH data but graphs v$sysstat as well.

#555555;">To access statistics in ASHMON click on the “functions” menu and choose “stats”. ( the other choices are “ash init” which goes the the ASH data graph and the third choice is “waits” which graphs data from v$session_event)

#555555;">Graphing v$sysstat can be overwhelming as the number of statistics is in the hundreds, so what does one look at? The important statistics are what I concentrate on now, but that list is another discussion and up for debate. On the other hand when one wants to explore the stats over time how can one do it in a way that is manageable?

Virtual Cloning Oracle EBS stack in minutes

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How does one clone in a few minutes and for almost no storage the entire EBS stack including the database, EBS application stack and Oracle binaries, no matter the size?

Watch this quick easy demonstration of doing just that with Delphix:

5 Databases issues that are costing you time and money

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Companies rely on applications to supply the information that business uses to make decisions that generate revenue.

How to get dreadful database performance

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I love this video on “getting dreadful database performance” by Stephane Faroult.
The video is hilarious and informative:

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SQL*Plus Procedures and Password Encryption

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Sampling Performance Data on Oracle

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I want to be a simplifier – thanks Steve Jobs

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.

Why did Google succeed? Yahoo shuts altavista down

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Yahoo shut  #2970a6;" href="">Altavista down a couple of years ago. Why did Google succeed when Altavista had index the web before Google ever started?

Dan Rosensweig former COO at Yahoo responding to the question: Why did Google succeed in search over Yahoo?