The OTNYathra got concluded in Delhi, Mumbai , Pune already. I did my presentation at Delhi event and it was a great event and a very good kick off for the tour. Still, the event is going to take place at Hyderabad and Chennai. If you have missed attending it so far, these two places are going to be the last two where you can meet some of the best names in the database, java world! So make sure you register and attend!
Thanks to all who came to my presentation and also mentioned very kind words about it! The (more...)
Some events are just so important that whenever you think about them, you feel happy, surprised at the same time. When you are awarded with an award that’s recognised on a global level so highly, it’s something that you cherish with every moment! That’s the same with me! I can’t say and express it in any better words than this that even today, I feel butterflies in my stomach when I see myself being a member of such exclusive and prestigious club! Yes, I am an Oracle ACE too and am so proud to be one! Thanks so much Oracle (more...)
The latest release 3.5.1 of WordPress is available for download . You know what to do, don’t you . So let the upgrade begiiinnnn!!!
A question came on this thread at the OTN forums asking that what is the “Checkpoint SCN” and “Checkpoint Count” and followed by another question that from where we can see both. It took a little while to figure out the answer of the question that where is the checkpoint counter stored so in this post, I shall be discussing that along with the answer of the original question.
What is a Checkpoint
Starting from the term, checkpoint, it’s an event when the Database Writer process is going to flush the dirty buffers to the data file. This is an (more...)
So it’s year 2013 and I am very much honoured and privileged to be accepted as one of the speakers in the upcoming OTN Yathra(Yatra) that’s including some of the best and biggest names of the industry like Hans Forbrich, Murali Vallath, Harshad Oak, Lucas Jellama, Vivek Sharma and many more(see the complete list below)! This tour is sponsored by Oracle Technology Network and would be carried over in 6 cities of India, starting from Delhi, where I am scheduled to speak. This is a really big thing for me to share the stage with such distinguished and respected names! (more...)
EM12c is the latest and greatest tool from Oracle to manage data centres. If you haven’t used it (or even the previous release 11g Grid Control) by now, you are missing a great way to manage and monitor your enterprise systems and databases. And if you are planning to go for a deep dive into this, my friend, former Oracle ACE Director, now Oracle Employee ACE Porus Homi Havewala has got his EM12c book published for the same and it is available now on Packt Publication. I believe, this is first ever book released for EM12c as well! So order (more...)
I just upgraded my home lab systems to VirtualBox 4.2.6. You can find the change log here. All my vm’s are working fine so the upgrade went fine I believe. Do check out and happy upgrading!
The annual conference of AIOUG is over now and I have also come back to my home yesterday night. I didn’t get any time to post about the updates of each day individually so this is going to be a cumulative post.
The conference has always been very good and so far, the level of the conference has gone up only with every passing year. This year, the keynote was a little changed as instead of a 6 hour presentation or something like that, a full day event was there hosted by Tom Kyte, Graham Wood and Andrew Holdsworth. (more...)
Yes, I am speaking at Sangam 2012. If you are attending it and find a chubby guy with REALLY short hair wandering around, most likely it would be me so feel free to come and say hello . The complete agenda of the conference is here so make your selection of the presentations. Hope to see you there!