People ask me to justify use of Delphix. I can understand. Delphix is pretty new and often, most of my friends who are DBAs respond with “I can copy a database, so what, I can do it a little faster with Delphix.” Well that’s missing the whole boat. The question won’t be why you should use Delphix but “can you justify working without Delphix?”
I see Delphix as amazingly positioned at nexus of data (more...)
There was a problem at a customer in application development where using full copies for developers and QA was causing excessive storage usage and they wanted to reduce costs , so they decided to use subsets of the production development and QA
Data growing, storage costs too high, decided to roll out subsetting
App teams and IT Ops teams had to coordinate and manage the complexity of the shift to subsets in dev/test
One of my pet peeves on Oracle is the inability to find out what SQL took out a lock that another user is waiting. It’s easy to find the waiting user and their SQL with v$session by looking at v$session.event where the event is an “enqueue” (v8 and v9) or “enq: TX – row lock contention” and then looking up their SQL via the v$session.sql_hash_value which joins to v$sql.hash_value for the v$sql. (more...)
We’ve seen DBAs become managers, managers become directors, directors become VPs and CIOs go from lesser known companies to some of the best known in the world. Why did they get promoted? Because they brought in Delphix.
Delphix increases the speed, the agility of IT often enabling development teams to go twice as fast, an increase that is unprecedented.
Companies that have this advantage will outperform the competitors.
Uday Vallamsetty from Delphix performance group just posted a great blog post on evaluating I/O performance in Amazon AWS with EBS. I had a chance to talk with him a bit about I/O benchmarking and some of the surprises and challenges of I/O benchmarking as well as discuss the importance of producing a report card on any I/O subsystem one is using.