I’ll be at #ECO14 today in Raleigh,NC. Catch me in person to get a copy of #CloneAttack. I’ll also be at #DOAG14 in Nuremberg Nov 18-20 running an official #CloneAttack along side of #RacAttack and #RepAttack. Will also be at #BGOUG in Sofia Bulgaria Nov 14-16.
For online #CloneAttack info read on:
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We are starting a limited publicly accessible download of a trial version of Delphix and lab.
OOW 2014 was the best so far for me and a whirl wind. After not having a presentation accepted since I left Oracle 10 years ago, I got not only a presentation accepted but 3 presentations accepted. Woohoo! Two of my presentations are available on youtube at
On top of that with the awesome support of the Oaktable, Delphix, Pythian and Enkitec , I was able to secure a great venue for the 3rd annual Oaktable World at OOW where we had the leading Oracle performance and internals experts speak for 2 solid days. You can see videos of the Oaktable World presentations at
Wow! Sorry I have not posted anything since Oracle Open World. Lot’s of great new stuff is coming from Oracle that you should look into including some pretty cool stuff for mobile development.
I’m super looking forward to next weeks DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco. You might ask “Why?!” since I’m a database guy and not a DevOps guy. I can understand that reaction.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the term DevOps I have to roll my eyes and think “oh, the latest greatest tech industry buzzword.” So why would I as a DBA care about DevOps? With DevOps, as with most tech industry buzzwords, there is actually a worthy idea at the kernel. The kernel of DevOps has two parts.
On a client site recently, experimenting with a T5-2 – fortunately a test system – we decided to restart an instance with a larger SGA. It had been 100GB, but with 1TB of memory and 256 threads (2 sockets, 16 cores per socket, 8 threads per core) it seemed reasonable to crank this up to 400GB for the work we wanted to do.
It took about 15 minutes for the instance to start; worse, it took 10 to 15 seconds for a command-line call to SQL*Plus on the server to get a response; worse still, if I ran a simple “ps -ef” to check what processes were running the output started to appear almost instantly but stopped after about 3 lines and hung for about 10 to 15 seconds before continuing. The fact that the first process name to show after the “hang” was one of the Oracle background processes was a bit of hint, though.
More and more people have been asking me how Delphix compares with Oracle EM 12c Cloud Control with Snap Clone.
Delphix compliments Oracle. Oracle and Delphix are partners. Delphix is an Oracle Gold ISV partner and we collaborated at Oracle Open World on hosting hands on Delphix labs.
Well, the annual spectacle of enormous proportions has come to a conclusion again. And thats probably the first reason I’d recommend OpenWorld to anyone who works with Oracle who has never been to it. It’s a jaw dropping moment just to see the scale of the event, and how impressively its organised in terms of facilities, lunches, registration and the like.
But onto the technical elements, here’s my impressions of this years conference:
1) Big data, Big data, Big data, Big data
Thanks to anyone that came along to my sessions at OpenWorld.
You can review the slides via the links below:
What are the real technical talks at OOW amid all the marketing fluff? I don’t know all of them but I can vouch for the following
Its day minus 3, or day +1 depending on your point of view at Openworld 2014.
I’m here a few days early for the Ace Director briefings, where a selection of product managers provide an insight into what is coming in the Oracle world, either at Openworld or in the coming year.
I must admit, I arrived to the briefings somewhat sceptical because a couple of years ago, when I was last at the briefings, the managers seemed very hesitant to share anything with us, generally waving us off with “you’ll need to wait until the conference”, which of course defeats the entire purpose.