Expanded ACE Recognition at RMOUG Training Days

The only thing that remains constant is change.   ~Heralitus

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This often is more apparent in technology than anywhere else.  Even with a group of Oracle evangelists and enthusiasts like the ACE program, which offers the opportunity for peers to recognize those that contribute to the community and help make it a better place.

I’ve [often quietly] assisted many around me to find their path into the ACE (more...)

The Twelve Days with Delphix

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On the first day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, an IT Manager Happy.

On the second day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, two SAP ASE and an IT Manager Happy.

On the third day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, three Oracle Databases, two SAP ASE and an IT Manager Happy.

On the fourth day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, four (more...)

Oracle User Groups and the (Lack of) Support from Oracle

This is one of those posts where my hat comes off as a previous Oracle employee, same with my Delphix hat.  I am here only as a board member and representative of my Oracle REGIONAL user group community and have a bone to pick with a few people at Oracle.

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I’ve been the conference director for Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group’s, (RMOUG) Training Days conference since 2012.  This (more...)

Moving a VM- 100 Ways to Skin a Cat

I love technology-   ALL TECHNOLOGY.  This includes loving my Mac Air and loving my Microsoft Surface Pro 4.  I’ve recently went back to a Mac when I joined Delphix, trimming down the power I had on my Surface Pro 4, knowing the content I was providing would be required to run on hardware with lesser resources.

With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on Linux, I (more...)

New Apple Script and Perspectives in Omnifocus

The challenge of coding, is that you sometimes need to be aware of what can be impacted outside of your code to make it appear guilty.

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I wrote a blog post a short time back on my first time scripting with Apple Script with a goal of automating my weekly status reports to my new manager of my tasks in OmniFocus.  After seeing some cool stuff one of (more...)

SQL Server on Linux

I thought I’d do something on Oracle this week, but then Microsoft made an announcement that was like an early Christmas present-  SQL Server release for Linux.

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I work for a company that supports Oracle and SQL Server, so I wanted to know how *real* this release was.  I first wanted to test it out on a new build and as they recommend, along as link to (more...)

Optimizer Compatibility, Short Pants and Hot Sauce

OK, so I’m all over the map, (technology wise) right now.  One day I’m working with data masking on Oracle, the next it’s SQL Server or MySQL, and the next its DB2.  After almost six months of this, the chaos of feeling like a fast food drive thru with 20 lanes open at all times is starting to make sense and my brain is starting to find efficient (more...)

My First Microsoft Pass Summit Conference

It’s Friday and the last day of my first Summit conference.  I’ve wanted to attend this conference for quite a few years, but with my focus on the Oracle side and scheduling date so close to Oracle Open World, I couldn’t justify it before joining Delphix.  When I was offered a spot to join the Delphix team and attend, I jumped at the opportunity.  Look at this booth (more...)

User Group Boards, Voting, Oh Yeah and ODTUG

I think we’ve just about all heard enough about voting this election year, but I want to discuss a slightly different angle and that’s when it comes to user groups.  As most people know, I’m pretty passionate about everyone contributing time to your local and national user groups.  I also think it’s important to take pride in and be responsible for the promises you make.

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I was sent (more...)

Pass Summit 2016 and Old School MSSQL DBA Skills

I’ll be attending my very first Pass Summit next week and I’m really psyched!  Its an amazing event and for those of you who are my Oracle peeps, wondering what Summit is, think Oracle Open World for the Microsoft SQL Server expert folks.

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I was a strong proponent of immersing in different database and technology platforms early on.  You never know when the knowledge you gain in an (more...)

OTN Appreciation Day- Laura Ramsey Edition

I know it’s supposed to be an Oracle Technology Network, (OTN) Appreciation day, but for me, OTN is their OTN Community Manager, Laura Ramsey.  Ever since we first were introduced and I tried to do the right thing, making sure she was networked properly, she’s always made sure to be there for me and I appreciate that as both a woman in technology and a fellow Oracle community (more...)

Upcoming Events and Speaking Engagements- Fall 2016

My sabbatical from speaking is about to end in another week and it will return with quite the big bang.

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Oct. 14th

First up is Upper NY Oracle User Group, (UNYOUG) for a day of sessions in Buffalo, NY.  I’ll be doing three talks:

  1.  Virtualization 101
  2.  The Limitless DBA
  3.  AWR and ASH with Database 12c

Nov. 2nd

Next, I head into October with quite the number of talks. (more...)

DevOps and Source Control

The topic of DevOps and and Agile are everywhere, but how often do you hear Source Control thrown into the mix?  Not so much in public, but behind the closed doors of technical and development meetings when Agile is in place, it’s a common theme.  When source control isn’t part of the combination, havoc ensues and a lot of DBAs working nights on production with broken hearts.

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Oak Table World 2016 Followup

The Oak Table network is a closed membership of about 100 technical scientists who have a passion for technology and the world around them.  These men and women, representing some of the brightest minds from each of their companies, are individuals who have built companies and major technical innovations.

Initially, much of their research and work was presented at Oracle Open World.  Over time, Oracle Open World welcomed (more...)

Do You Even TDM, (Test Data Management)?

Along with the deep learning I’ve been allowed to do about data virtualization, I’ve learned a great deal about Test Data Management.  Since doing so, I’ve started to do some informal surveys of the DBAs I run into and ask them, “How do you get data to your testers so that they can perform tests?”  “How do you deliver code to different environments?”

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Installing Pibrella on Raspberry Pi 3 and GPIO Pins

With me traveling to Redwood City next week to visit HQ and then Oracle Open World the week after, I’m busy during many of my off hours preparing a new Raspberry Pi STEAM setup for a maker’s faire the beginning of October.

I’d heard that many were having challenges with installing different HATs on their new RPI 3, especially older ones like the Pibrella.

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This is still one (more...)

Raspberry Pi- Common Configuration Issues

The following issues in this post are common challenges experienced by Raspberry Pi, (RPI) owners and I’m consistently frustrated with the ridiculous answers out on the internet for them!  No fear, trusty Raspains!  I’m here to offer you the correct and [pretty easy] answers that will actually fix the problems and won’t lead you to searching for hours on the internet.

We techies know that no matter what, going back to (more...)

Delphix Sessions at Oracle Open World 2016!

Oracle Open World 2016 is almost here…where did the summer go??

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With this upon us, there is something you attendees need and that’s to know about what awesome sessions are at Oracle Open World from the Delphix team!  I gave my options up as is the tragedy of switching companies in late spring from Oracle, but you can catch some great content on how to reach the new level (more...)