If you are in Montevideo, or can get there for May 9th, note that the UYOUG is presenting a 1 day workshop on Oracle topics, from 16:00 to 20:30 hs, Aulario del Faro - Facultad de Ingeniería - Universidad de la República (Senda Nelson Landoni esq. Julio Herrera y Reissig).
Details at http://www.uyoug.org.uy/
Monday was a busy day.
In preparation for my OBIEE-Spatial presentation, I looked through the onsite bookstore. And, of course, bought more books than I had intended - including the excellent "Business Dashboards: A Visual Catalog for Design and Deployments" which provides some interesting ideas and variants in designing Dashboards.
After my OBIEE presentation, I dashed to the Mandalay Bay C to present an overview of LDAP for Oracle DBAs. Rushed it a lot, as the confirmation email from the Collab organizers indicated the session was from 12:15-12:45, but the attendees insisted that the (more...)
Officially Collaborate 2012 starts Monday. However, in the tradition of "thread the best before, during and after", the really deep dive sessions started Sunday.
Since I am in the chorus for Edmonton Opera's staging of Beethoven's Fidelio (April 21, 24, 26), and it's no fun being an opera widow (as actors/singers tend to focus on the show this close to performance) I asked my wife to go ahead to Las Vegas on Friday afternoon and meet me there.Side note: Opening of Fidelio was fantastic. A fitting thank you to Brian Deedrick, former artistic director of Edmonton Opera (more...)
Just a very quick note that Timur Akhmadeev has an informal poll about methods of collecting DB stats at
If you do respond, you might want to add your DB version(s) in the comments. That's one critical piece (of several) of information not in the poll.
In spite of the lack of formality and process in the poll, it is still interesting to see the results.
Hot stuff! Thanks to Mark Bobak for letting us know on Oracle-L.
Oracle just announced that the Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware are now supported on RedHat 6 and Oracle Linux 6.
Timing-wise, distros and installations with the Oracle UEK2 (therefore Oracle Linux) are basically supported now, and those based on the standard RH kernel (both OL6 and RHEL 6) will be fully supported in 90 days,
While good news, I would be careful to jump too fast on a regular kernel installation for an ASM environment until we know exactly how the ASMLib support will proceed. Until now, (more...)
In case you had not heard, Collaborate 2012 is happening this year in Las Vegas on April 22-26, I'll be there Sunday thru Tuesday morning - on Monday I chat about LDAP for the DBA and present on Oracle Maps in OBIEE.
Silly schedule conflict - Saturday April 21, and Tuesday and Thursday the Edmonton Opera presents Beethoven's Fidelio. I get to shave my hair! Which means I'll be sporting a completely different look for the presentations at Collaborate.
As you know, I firmly believe in reading all about Oracle, from as many sources I can get close (more...)