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June 2014

BGOUG Spring 2014 – Day 1

The morning started out with a family swim with the wife and daughter.

The first session I attended was “Auditing in Oracle Database” 12c by Maja Veselica. I haven’t spent any time looking at 12c auditing yet, so this was a great introduction. I think I’m going to need to spend some time on this stuff. It looks like there are quite a number of changes to auditing in Oracle 12c.

My first session came next. The room was quite full, which was nice. It’s good to see such a good turnout for PL/SQL. Together we are strong! :)

BGOUG Spring 2014 – Day -1

The flight from Birmingham Airport to Frankfurt went to plan. The landing was quite possibly the smoothest one I had ever experienced. Very impressive. I got off the plane to find my connecting flight had been moved to another terminal. I was pretty worried by this as Frankfurt is a massive airport and I already had a short connection time. Luckily I made it. The flight to Sofia went without a hitch.

On arrival, I met up briefly with some of the other speakers before we were whisked away to Sandanski. It was a 3 hour drive, but I was chatting with the wife all the way, so it went quickly.

Oracle EM 12c ASH Analytics

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EM12c and Hardware

I often hear, “My EM12c environment is slow!” and I just as often am granted access to the environment and find out that EVERYTHING is running on an old single core server with 2Gb of RAM someone found lying around.  Enterprise Manager is often an after thought to many IT organizations.  After all the work has gone into the production environments that build revenue, there is often a disconnect on how important information on the health and stat

Compliance, Reporting & Dodd Frank

What is one of the most daunting issues in IT departments now?  What kind of database issue can end people up in orange jump suits and yet how to avoid clearly avoid issues is unclear. Regulatory compliance.  Regulatory compliance is driving many Fortune 1000 and world wide corporations IT departments over the edge of their abilities. With regulatory compliance, how much data do you have to keep, how long do you have to keep it, how fast do you have to be able to access it and what technology do you use to maintain it?

Fortune 1000 companies in order to meet compliance demands typically  must collect, model and report on data from multiple systems systems, in multiple sites

BGOUG Spring 2014 – The Journey Begins

I’m sitting at Birmingham airport, waiting to start my journey to Sandanski. I’ve got a flight to Frankfurt, a sprint to the flight for Sofia, then a 2-3 hour drive to Sandanski. It’s going to be a long day. :)

The airport is really busy. It seems lots of flights leave between 05:00-06:00 on a Thursday. One of the food places is playing plinky-plinky music and I’ve just had to listen to some racist a-holes spreading their uneducated garbage. Very annoying…

Can you tell I am tired and in a bad mood? :)

KSCOPE 2014, Seattle!

Just a blog post on the great conference coming up at the end of the month from ODTUG, KSCOPE 2014.  The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington this year, (yeah, look forward to cooler temperatures than last year in New Orleans KSCOPE 2013… :))

Oracle EM errors after 11gR2 install

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I then created a second database by hand (with #2970a6;" href="https://github.com/khailey/swingbenchsh/blob/master/shell_scripts/crdb.sh">crdb.sh for #2970a6;" href="http://www.dominicgiles.com/swingbench.html">swingbench and #2970a6;" href="http://www.pythian.com/blog/my-slob-io-testing-index/">slob tests) instead of dbca (maybe that was a mistake) and then I wanted to acccess OEM. The second instance was called SOE60G ( a 60GB swingbench dataset database)

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Hadoop for Oracle Professionals Article on Oracle Scene

Oracle Scene (the publication of United Kingdom Oracle Users Group) has published my article "Hadoop for Oracle Professionals", where I have attempted, like many others, to demystify the terms such as Hadoop, Map/Reduce and Flume. If you were interested in Big Data and what all comes with understanding it, you might find it useful.

A PDF version of the article can be downloaded here http://www.proligence.com/art/oracle_scene_summ14_hadoop.pdf

Data Guard 12c New Features: Far Sync & Real-Time Cascade

UKOUG Oracle Scene has published my article about two exciting Data Guard 12c New Features:

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/62b883ad#/62b883ad/44

Far Sync Instance enables Zero-Data-Loss across large distance

Hope you find it useful :-)