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October 2011

Alex Gorbachev Presenting at TOUG’s DD Day on 28-Oct-2011 in Toronto

While Oracle OpenWorld is still hot in our memories, I’m going to be presenting two of my OOW11 sessions at the Toronto Oracle User Group’s DD Day 2011 on 28-Oct-2011 — in just a bit over 2 weeks. Last time I presented for TOUG at their summer meeting in 2008 which makes it a tad [...]

Calling all DBA's - we still need your input...

And time is running out.  A month ago we started taking input for Oracle University and what sort of courses they should be providing.  The survey is nearing an end - and while we received a great response to day, they would like to get more input.

So, if you have the time and inclination - check out http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=517

Thanks!

Parallel Downgrade

There are many reasons why a parallel execution might not run with the expected degree of parallelism (DOP), beginning with running out of parallel slaves (PARALLEL_MAX_SERVERS or PROCESSES reached), PARALLEL_ADAPTIVE_MULTI_USER, downgrades at execution time via the Resource Manager, or the more recent features like PARALLEL_DEGREE_LIMIT or the Auto DOP introduced in Oracle 11.2.

Coming to Dublin...

I'll be coming over to Dublin, Ireland at the beginning of November.  On November 2nd I'll be holding a free seminar from 9:00 to 15:30 at the Oracle offices.  Everyone is invited to attend.  You can register by downloading this file and emailing the contact.  It also includes all of the information for the day.  I'll be doing two of my sessions from Oracle Open World this year (Five things you probably didn't know about SQL / PLSQL), a talk on database options and then an open question and answer session at the end.

Hope to see you there!

The Death of UK Football…

If anyone was wondering why football (soccer) in the UK is gradually being eroded to the point where we are a 3rd world country, you might want to take a look at this.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2047420/Childrens-football-league-lists-scores-1-0-1-1-avoid-humiliation.html

So in schools the kids are streamed based on their ability, with the most able kids paraded as shining examples of academic excellence and that is considered fine, but put them on a football field and the physically excellent kids have to be held back to allow for the weak to “compete”. This makes me sick. This has nothing to do with the kids. They don’t even read the papers. It’s to do with politically correct parents who just can’t deal with the fact their kids are wet lettuces. You can be sure the kids will remember a 20:0 defeat and you can be sure their friends will know the real score.

The real problem with the Telford Junior League is they have a “football for all” policy, which is good, but they refuse to stream the kids at an early age, so teams made up of Premiership Development Center players are playing against kids who are rarely facing in the direction of the ball. That’s no joke. I’ve seen it. With this in mind, of course some teams are going to get the sh*t kicked out of them.

Every kid should have the right to play football, but it should be against opposition that is of an appropriate level to them. Stream the kids in sports, the way they are in school. This latest nonsense from the TJL is political correctness gone mad. Life isn’t fair. Everyone is not equally good at everything. Kids need to learn that and start working hard for the things they want, rather than having it handed to them on a plate.

Cheers

Tim…

Update: The decision has been reversed. The full scores are now being published again. I like to think my blog rant helped, but the reality is, just about everyone with any sense could see that lying about the scores was not sensible.




Why Are My Indexes Still Valid Quiz ? (Move On)

OK, this quiz is a nice easy one, the lads at work got this without too much trouble.    Normally, when you MOVE (re-org) a table, all the associated indexes become Unusable. As below:         So the indexes are now all unusable ..     However, I previously created another table called BOWIE that [...]

The end of the Management and Infrastructure SIG – What Next?

The 27th September was in some ways a sad day for me. It was the last of the UKOUG Management and Infrastructure Special Interest Group meetings. This SIG was dedicated to looking at how you cope with Oracle as part of a large or complex organisation. The last audience was bijou and compact but the speakers were cracking, as is confirmed by the excellent feedback everyone received from the post event critique forms.

First Impressions of EM12C

One of the major announcements at Oracle Open World last week was the launch of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, though I’m going to refer to the product as em for the rest of this blog. EM is a product that I both love and which completely infuriates me from time to time. Its worth understanding [...]

OakTable Membership…

On a small note… Sometimes there is some confusion about how you become a OakTable member as could be noticed here “SbhOracle” (post has been altered now)… The OakTable membership can ONLY be acquired by INVITE after being recommended by one or more of the OakTable members regarding long time outstanding achievements done in the Oracle …

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