What kinds of things keep a IT ops person up at night?
What kinds of things make IT Ops people have to work over the weekends?
What keeps me up:
- performance problems
- running out of disk space
- corruption requiring recovery
These things are stressful.
One the most stressful things is recovering from corruption. Usually when there is a corruption, some important data and/or system is not accessible and won’t be until I recover the (more...)
I have previously announced that Delphix now has a free version available called Delphix Express as well as how to install Delphix Express.
In this blog will look at an example of virtualizing your first database and not only the database but virtualizing the application as well.
What does virtualizing mean? Like in the world of virtual machines where we make multiple virtual machines on one set of hardware, in the world of virtual data (more...)
A couple of blog post ago I announced that there is now a free version of Delphix. Here is a little more information about the installation of Delphix Express.
Delphix Express is a free version of Delphix limited to 25 GB of managed storage and 1 vCPU. Delphix Express is set up for small projects and not optimized for high throughput nor performance testing.
Landshark is a set of 2 virtual machines (more...)
Delphix Express is available!
Delphix Express is a free version of Delphix
Delphix Express differs from Delphix enterprise in that it is limited to 25 GB of managed storage.
To get a copy of Delphix Express go to
and put “Express” for your title and I’ll send you the download info.
Here is a video on installing Delphix Express on VMware fusion on my Mac.
Delphix Express can also (more...)
Wow – 5 years have flown by. Five years ago I joined Delphix and five years ago Delphix began the virtual data industry. Like all successful technologies many other vendors have come into the domain. Delphix for me is amazing compared to other virtual data solutions. Delphix is easy, fast and powerful. Check out this video of linking to a RAC database and provisioning a thin clone RAC database. How much work would it take to do the (more...)
Looking forward to speaking at
Please come join me !
I lived in Portland between 2006-2008 and love city. It will be fun being back.
8:15 – 9:00 Keynote “EBS Strategy and Roadmap” – Vanessa Paskill
||Practical Tips for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g Implementations (Michael Raney, Rittman Mead)
||Lessons learned while Integrating Procurement Cards with Internet Expense (Ashish Nagarkar, AST (more...)|
Agenda for Oaktable World 2014, located at Creativity Museum, is
||Monday Oct 26
||Tuesday Oct 27
||Mark W. Farnham – Minimizing the concurrency footprint of transactions with Logical Units of Work stored in PL/SQL
||Kyle Hailey – Virtual Data
Kerry Osborne – SQL Translation Framework
|Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman, AWR Warehouse Trending and Analysis with OBIEE
||Greg Rahn – Taming JSON with SQL: From Raw to Results
Marco Gralike – Improving XML performance (more...)
photo by Yannis (CC 2.0)
On the delphix.com website there is a “Free Trial” download which is a fully functional 30 day trial version of Delphix. Unlike the 30-day trial version, Delphix Express is yours to use, as long as you’d like.
Delphix Express is a free version of Delphix limited to 1 vCPU and 25 GB of managed storage.
Delphix Express is in pre-release status. If you’d like to join (more...)
People ask me from time to time what are some good SQL tuning books. It’s a tough question to answer. There are some seminal books such as “SQL Tuning” by Dan Tow and “Cost Based Optimizer Fundamentals” by Jonathan Lewis, but these are advanced books that few I know have actually read from cover to cover. If you are looking for practical SQL tuning cookbooks you might want something a little less advanced. For a practical (more...)