This is a reposting of an old blog post that was on dboptimizer.com but is no longer accessible
More trace file analyzer tools at http://ba6.us/node/177
Related blog post: Oracle “Physical I/O” ? not always physical
Often when I have a 10046 trace file, especially when looking at I/O issues, I want a histogram of I/O response time. To get I/O response time I’ve hacked out incomple awk scripts from time to time, (more...)
Create an army of clone databases and applications in minutes
Tomorrow Jan 28 we will be installing Delphix on people’s laptops at the BIWA conference at Oracle conference center at Oracle head quarters in Redwood Shores.
- Laptop, either
- Mac: VMware Fusion or VirtualBox
- Linux: VMware Fusion or VirtualBox
- Windows: VMware Workstation or VirtualBox
- at least 8 GB RAM
- at least 50 GB free disk space, but preferably 100 GB free
- at least 2 Ghz CPU, (more...)
Photo by Kevin Dooley
If you are in the Bay Area tomorrow, Jan 27, come see myself, Yann Ropars and Yury Velikanov talk about how to leverage social media to boost your career. We will be talking at Oracle head quarters at the NoCOUG/BIWA conference at 2:30 pm
Why use social media as an IT technician? Because
vibrant social networks are key to landing jobs, moving forward in your career, and securing personal happiness – (more...)
Delphix is now available for 30 day trial direct download ! ( if you would like a longer version please contact me at email@example.com year trials and even indefinite trials potential possible for partners, bloggers, Oracle Aces etc)
Just got to the
The Delphix download trial consists of 3 pre-configured virtual machines downloadable as OVA files
Continuous integration offers huge efficiency gains for companies but is continuous integration even possible when the application’s backbone is a massive relational database. How can one spin up database copies for developers, QA, integration testing, and delivery testing ? Its not like Chef or Puppet can spin up a 10TB database copy in a few minutes the way one can spin up a Linux VM.
There is a way and that way is called data virtualization (more...)
I’ll be at #ECO14 today in Raleigh,NC. Catch me in person to get a copy of #CloneAttack. I’ll also be at #DOAG14 in Nuremberg Nov 18-20 running an official #CloneAttack along side of #RacAttack and #RepAttack. Will also be at #BGOUG in Sofia Bulgaria Nov 14-16.
For online #CloneAttack info read on:
We are starting a limited publicly accessible download of a trial version of Delphix and lab.
If interested connect with me on linkedin (more...)
OOW 2014 was the best so far for me and a whirl wind. After not having a presentation accepted since I left Oracle 10 years ago, I got not only a presentation accepted but 3 presentations accepted. Woohoo! Two of my presentations are available on youtube at
On top of that with the awesome support of the Oaktable, Delphix, Pythian and Enkitec , I was able to secure a (more...)
I’m super looking forward to next weeks DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco. You might ask “Why?!” since I’m a database guy and not a DevOps guy. I can understand that reaction.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the term DevOps I have to roll my eyes and think “oh, the latest greatest tech industry buzzword.” So why would I as a DBA care about DevOps? With DevOps, as with (more...)