Long time no post!Sorry folks: been busy with a lot at work and at home. It's Winter outdoor sports season here so all spare time is spent ferrying kids from venue to venue.Anyways: attended a recent Oracle seminar on high availability.Good stuff. And for once, we didn't get another "injection" of "Larry Ellison did or said this or that or the other": Hallelujah!!!Interesting also to see some
While going through the latest at Jerry Pournelle's, I bumped into this:Techniques of Systems AnalysisBack in my prior life as an Engineer, Herman's writings were some of the most prized. The Rand Corporation represented for many of us the creme-de-la-creme of top engineering and design skills.If you feel like getting enlightened on the seminal work that resulted in IT System Analysis as we knew
In a very clear way: I hate to say this.But,I TOLD YOU SO, a long time ago!I've been saying precisely this for more than 5 years now.Chris has finally put the finger on the dot and said what almost everyone else has already figured out for years!Amazing it's taken this long for it to dawn into the minds of Oracle's marketing that the whole thing is overly complex, a horrible acronym soup created
Been a while, folks. Basically, a holiday trip with the family back to old Portugal, with a jaunt to Rome and Singapore on the way back.Of course while I was gone, all sorts of things happened:1- HJR has once again demolished his site. It's a pity that such a great resource is now gone. Ah well: HJ is a grown-up and has his strong reasons. We should all respect them, even if we do not agree.2
I've been very vocal on the subject of predictability in the universe of database management, for many years now. Some of my posts on this subject in c.d.o.s. date back to 2000, just checked. Yegawds: time flies! :-)(actually it's been in my radar since the 80s, but that's another story...)Predictable response time and performance is what designing systems and being a dba should be all about!