Thank you all those who came to attend my session "Demystifying Cache Buffer Chains Latches" at Oracle Open World 2014. Much appreciated. I hope you got something out your time investment.
I have also written a paper to accompany this session. The paper explains the concepts I presented in greater detail. You can download a zip file containing the slide deck, the paper and the scripts here. Please note: this is a zip file.
And, yes, here is the blog entry that talka about why you need 7X memory to completely fit your database in buffer cache http://arup.blogspot.com/2011/04/can-i-fit-80mb-database-completely-in.html
As always, I would love to hear about your thoughts on the presentation.
One down at #oow14; five more to go :)
It’s funny this might be one of the first time in years that my strange…
Day 2 of the ACE Director Briefing followed a similar format to day 1. Lots of things we are not allowed to talk about and a few things we can.
Of the things we can talk about:
Here’s a quick rundown of places I plan to be during the week.
Me : Great to get some time with you Kerry.
Kerry : I’m wearing a baseball cap.
Me : OK… Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen you without one.
Kerry : I never take it off.
Me : Really? Isn’t that a bit inconvenient?
Kerry : Not really. If the peak gets in the way I turn the cap around.
Me : OK… So what’s your favourite sport?
Kerry : Baseball, mostly because of the caps…
Me : I’m a bit pushed for time, can I get back to you to finish off this interview?
Kerry : Sure thing dude. I’ll send you an Enkitec cap…
Me : Nice to meet you Jonathan.
Jonathan : I find speaking English too inefficient, so I will be answering the questions using ASCII.
Me : Oh. OK. That’s going to be kind-of confusing, but let’s try. Where do you get information about Oracle from?
Jonathan : 68,101,102,105,110,105,116,101,108,121,32,110,111,116,32,121,111,117,114,32,119,101,98,115,105,116,101,32,121,111,117,32,105,100,105,111,116,33
Me : I’m not sure this is going to work out. Thanks for your time… I think…
Doug : Sorry I’m late. I was out drinking last night and I’ve got a bad case of “jet lag” this morning.
Me : So, tell me something about yourself that you think the readers would like to know.
Doug : Sorry, I’ve got to go. I need to do some slide polishing. Bye.
Me : Oh…
Me: What functionality will most people in the Oracle community associate you with?
Me: What is your favourite non-Oracle pastime?
Cary: I like to put see-through paper over a picture and draw around the outline.
Me: Isn’t that called tracing?
Cary: I guess!
Me: What is your favourite fictional character?
Cary: Dick Tracy.
Me: What was your favourite children’s TV show.
Me: At last. Something that doesn’t relate to tracing. What is it about Thunderbirds that you like?
Cary: I liked watching the adventures of the Tracy family.
Me: Oh. OK. Perhaps we should talk about your family. Tell me about your family.
Cary: I’ve got kids and wife called Mindy. My pet-name for her is Tracey.
Me: I think we are done here…
As I’m sure many of you will know, “the first rule of ACED is to constantly talk about ACED”. So every year they put us in a room for the 2 day ACED Briefing where “the first rule of the ACED Briefing is don’t talk about the ACED Briefing”. You can guess, this is going to be devoid of spoilers!
I think it is safe to say, the main focus areas of Oracle OpenWorld 2014 are reasonably predictable, but a number of the announcements related to those areas of focus are not so predictable! I think there will be something for everyone next week! That’s all I’m going to say about the ACED Briefing content!
Now for opinion time. This is obviously affected by what I heard during the day, but also what has been happening for the last couple of years…