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Yesterday I got informed that the “Wordlwide SQL SERVER USERGROUP” has again added content from my blog to their site.
This is the second time already that this strange organization steals my posts and demands money from their “MEMBERS” to look at it. I had them remove my posts already in 2006.
This so call usergroup does not have any publications of its own and there are no meetings of the members (if they had any, a lot of people would show up there and yell at their chairman I think). Their members seem to be just people who are not (more...)
Looking at my list of referrers to my blog I recently found a link comming in to one of my posts.
I followed the link and found a website where someone had a blog which justs consists of stolen posts. He just had added my post to his blog and did not even mention me. His name is, oh no! I am not even going to mention it here because this would only increase his daily hits!
I contacted him by email and asked him to remove my post right away – nothing ever happened since more than a week (more...)
Today I have received a comment on my last post from my friend Jean Francois Verrier.
J.F. Is a courseware developer at Oracle Corporation and we have met in San Francisco and Utrecht a couple of times.
He is responsible for the New Features and RAC courseware which Oracle University uses in their courses.
I had a look at his profile and found a very interesting link there, which I want to share here.
It is a website from Oracle Server Technologies. It gives very intersing information about how to protect against SQL injection, one of the most serios threats (more...)
Tonight I met with Laurent Schneider and we had a couple of beers together.
We chatted about God and the world and we had lots of fun.
Amoung others we talked about things in Oracle 11g which do not really work yet and¦or are undocumented or documented wrong.
I was lucky to be able to tell him about things which he did not know about yet
like the not yet documented parameter DDL_LOGGING, see my post here. I think that Oracle development just forgot to document it.
It is hard to catch up with Laurent sometimes!
I am the reviewer (more...)
“Making PL/SQL a better language”. This is Steven Feuerstein’s obsession.
In his courses he always encourages his students to send their comments to Bryn Llewellyn the project manager for PL/SQL at Oracle.
A while ago Steven already has launched a PL/SQL forum in OTN where people can directly ask him questions.
Now Steven has put together a website to make it really easy for developers to communicate their concerns and priorities to Bryn (with his support, of course).
Seems to become an interesting place and I will add it to my blogrole.
This week I was in Geneva again to deliver another compressed course for the IT department of CERN and again it was just a pleasure to squeeze a five day training into three days. These CERN people are so highly motivated and hungry for new features. It is always fun to teach them.
I was especially pleased to see that almost all of the delegates had already attented at least one or two trainings from me last year, so we were already familiar with each other.
Since I did not have the chance to attend the UK Oracle Usergroup meeting (more...)
Yesterday I have returned from Turkey.
I was there for 8days together with a very close friend.
On the way back we had a stop over at Istanbul airport where
Tonguç Yilmaz waited for me
to chat and have a coffee. Can you immagine that there is somebody waiting for you at 6:15h in the morning just to hug you and have a chat at the airport.
This is real friendship and hospitality!
He updated me about the latest gossip from the bloggers community and we talked about OOW and UKOUG meeting and who we have met and who is new to (more...)
Today I have received a copy of
Swiss Oracle Usergroup’s Newsletter 1/2008.
It contains my article on some 11g New Features related to DDL.
I had posted about them a while ago in my 11g Top New Features Series.
You can read about DDL LOGGING and DDL LOCKING in 11g in my 11g posts.
Thank you SOUG!
As of Dec. 06th. 2007 the new Enterprise Manager version 10.2.0.4 is available in OTN and Edelivery.
This patchset does not only contain bugfixes but also a number of NEW FEATURES .
Here is an overview of the new features if you upgrade from 10.2.0.3:
- Provides data masking, that is the capability to replace sensitive data with false but realistic looking data on test and development databases.
- Allows usage of commonly-used privileged delegation software, such as sudo or pbrun, to fit into the existing credential subsystem in Enterprise Manager.
- Allows bidirectional flow of events between Enterprise Manager and (more...)
Last week NetApp announced that it was the only company which is fully complient with Oracle’s HARD-Initiative for the prevention of data corrution on NFS, FCP, and iSCSI protocols with its Snapvalidator software.
This software validates a checksum which Oracle created for a buffer before it started writing it to disk. If the checksum of the block which NetApp is to write to the storage is not the same than the one Oracle has produced Snapvalidator creates an error message and prevents the data from being written to the storage.
Only with such a check we can be sure that exactly (more...)
Last week I deliver another specially condensed training for CERN. Again I had a very strong group od DBAs who gave me a hard time with their questions.
is an outstandingly fast learning young computer scientist from Poland. She was already in my RAC course a few months ago. And again she asked me brilliant questions, some of them could be good for challenging the Oaktable Network.
Some of the delegates are already taking part in the second class from me. It is always fun to deliver a course for CERN since it is never boring since these people are (more...)
This is a compilation of relevant links related with Oracle VM:
Oracle Virtualization Homepage
Official Discussion Forum for VM
Documentation for VM
Pre Configured Templates
Podcast with Kurt Hackel (Oracle VM Architect)
I have asked Wim Coekaerts during his Meet the Experts session
in the OTN lounge last week at the OOW about trainings on Oracle VM. He said that there will be new courses on this available soon from Oracle University.
When I came home from San Francisco I found
the latest DOAG NEWS 4/2007 in my mailbox.
It contains the German version of my article on 11g New Features of the Cost Based Optimizer.
The DOAG (Deutsche Oracle Anwender Gruppe) is the German Oracle user group which celebrates its 20 aniversary this year.
I have recently posted about the result cache feature in 11g.
I have recceived a number of comments on this post by Peter about the AUTO mode of the parameter who asked if it really works because he had tewsted and did not find the result he had expected. This made me test as well and I had the same experience as Peter.
So I went to the demo ground here at the OOW yesterday and asked the guys from Server Technologies directly what the algorithm used is and received a surprising answer:
They told me that only MANUAL and (more...)
I will deliver a presentation today in the uncoference area next to OTN lounge.
Topic: How to migrate a DB from file system in to ASM storage
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: uncoference overlook II @ Moscone West Level 3 (next to OTN lounge)
It will be life demo with open end Q&A.
Borders bookstore just provided me with two copies of the new book on ASM
which I will raffle at my little presentation today.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management by Nitin Vengurlekar, Murali Vallath & Richard Long
Looking forward to meeting you all there
There are a couple of books on the market already which cover 11g features.
As always many of them do not really cover a lot of the new features because everything is so new and the books were written under preasure. So the have the “COVERS 11g” on the cover but inside it is mostly 10g stuff.
Here is one which is a MUST READ for everybody who is interested how Automatic Storage Management (ASM) really works:
Oracle Automatic Storage Management
What makes this book especially interesting is the fact that the authors are the Oracle developers of ASM themselves, (more...)