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September 2010

I Shall Wear Midnight…

I Shall Wear Midnight is the most recent book in the Discworld series. It’s a continuation of the Tiffany Aching story line and like the other Young Adult books, doesn’t have such a densely packed story line. It was enjoyable, but didn’t rock my world.

Cheers

Tim…

Oracle Closed World: last day with Kevin Closson as well as Gwen Shapira

Rest assured, Kevin has left his bow and arrow at home this time.

A Cloud over San Francisco for OpenWorld 2010

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 is just bursting with big cloud-related announcements this week.  As I prepare to present on the Amazon cloud at OOW2010 on Thursday (http://bit.ly/aSKdIQ), I thought I would highlight two of the biggest cloud-related announcements of the week.

Exalogic

We all know about Exadata, Oracle’s hardware-based storage-optimized RAC monster capable of over 1 million IOPS.  In his keynote, Larry Ellison announced Exalogic, an appliance that is meant to provide cloud-like private internal infrastructure.  Oriented towards  middleware, Exalogic’s marketing materials emphasize the elasticity of resources and promote middleware consolidation onto a small set of Exalogic nodes.

Oracle Open World presentation uploaded… Optimizing Oracle Databases on SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers.

As promised, I have attached the slide deck we used for our presentation at Oracle Open World.  A big thanks to Allan for asking me to help… glad to do it!

ID#: S315915
Title: Optimizing Oracle Databases on Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers
Track: Sun SPARC Servers
Date: 20-SEP-10
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Venue: Moscone South
Room: Rm 270
Slides : oow2010_db_on_mseries.pdf

There are a bunch of OTN white papers that were produced to show how to run the Oracle stack best on Sun servers.  I will try to post an index soon but feel free to peruse the OTN site, there is lots of new content.

UKOUG RAC&HA SIG September 2010

Just a quick one to announce that I’ll present at said event. Here’s the short synopsis of my talk:

Upgrading to Oracle Real Application Cluster 11.2

With the end of premier support in sight mid 2011 many business start looking at possible upgrade paths. With the majority of RAC systems deployed on Oracle 10g, there is a strong demand to upgrade these systems to 11.2. The presentation focuses on different upgrade paths, including Grid Infrastructure and the RDBMS. Alternative approaches to upgrading the software will be discussed as well. Experience from migrations performed at a large financial institution round the presentation up.

Oracle OpenWorld Day 2 Highlights

What a difference a good night’s sleep makes to one’s outlook on life !! Slept soundly until dawn for the first time since arriving to the US and boy, do I feel better for it. After a lazy morning, had a late breakfast at my favourite haunt, Louis Diner, for a breakfast that lasts me all day. The [...]

Oracle Closed World 1:30-2:30 Sept 20, 2010 I'll be speaking

I'll be speaking tomorrow at Oracle Closed World 1:30-2:30 at the Thirsty Bear, Sept 21, 2010

Oracle Closed World presentation links

Thanks to everybody who attended my OCW hacking session!

Sorry to guys who attended via webinar – I’ll do the session again in a few weeks, with audio from end to end hopefully! And I will get someone to assist me with monitoring the transmission quality and attendee questions etc.

Note that this stuff is mostly for hacking and fun – don’t use the undocumented stuff in production!

The links are below:

Download scripts & Tools:

Rlwrap links:

Diagnostic events:

X$TRACE
I haven’t written any articles on X$TRACE yet, but you can find some stuff from one of my very old presentations:

Or just type:

ALTER TRACING ENABLE “10704:4:ALL”

Where 10704 is the KST event number, 4 is the level and ALL means all Oracle PIDs (Oracle PIDs, not OSPID’s).


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Oracle Closed World presentation links

Thanks to everybody who attended my OCW hacking session!
Sorry to guys who attended via webinar – I’ll do the session again in a few weeks, with audio from end to end hopefully! And I will get someone to assist me with monitoring the transmission quality and attendee questions etc.
Note that this stuff is mostly for hacking and fun – don’t use the undocumented stuff in production!
The links are below:

Oracle Closed World presentation links

Thanks to everybody who attended my OCW hacking session!
Sorry to guys who attended via webinar – I’ll do the session again in a few weeks, with audio from end to end hopefully! And I will get someone to assist me with monitoring the transmission quality and attendee questions etc.
Note that this stuff is mostly for hacking and fun – don’t use the undocumented stuff in production!
The links are below: