No matter how much time goes by I still remember it. The day my database was crippled beyond reckoning. That moment when I saw my hopes for a bright and shining future with my database spill through my fingers like so many cracker crumbs falling on a clean (more...)
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Grow Your Career
All work and no play makes us dull DBAs.
Being a DBA can be a really thankless job. From Jr. Shutdown Immediaters to Sr. Rockstar Oracle DBA ACE OCM PMP LOL A+ BBQs, we’ve all trudged (more...)
This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Adventures of Ace, DBA
More Friday fun from the World’s Leading DBA Comic!
Metrics That Matter: These Aren’t the Metrics You’re Looking For
Improve Your Experience: DBA, Grow Thyself – Moving and Shaking in the Era of Data (more...)
April is almost over, and you know what that means…
Oracle really, REALLY wants to talk to you about some of their products.
It’s no secret that the end of Oracle’s fiscal year (May 31st) marks a flurry of activity for Oracle sales, and doubtless many of you have met (more...)
A couple weeks ago I posted a whimsical (and very slightly sardonic) article on the Internet of Things with a view on what an average day could be like if everything (even your shower soap tray) was network connected and capable of programmed rules or even decision making analytics.
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Optimizing WordPress
In my adventures in Twitterland I’ve noticed a lot of people who are using WordPress blogs (this one included). Some use wordpress.com which gives them a free blog with minimal theme and plugin choices; however, they (more...)
Loosely based on my (tongue-in-cheek) Replication Platform Comparison.
Learn more about Oracle Golden Gate in the Enterprise!
Don’t settle for the same technology every time. Deploy Outside the Box.
The post Replication (Ace Comic) (more...)
We’ll call it the NoSQL Pessimism Variable: The number of search results you see before you find a page disparaging NoSQL as a viable datastore option. These pages are usually either good natured posts on why it’s (more...)
The futurist in me wishes that meant it is the day we all sift through our Drawer of Things to find our favorite sensors and collect all the extra (more...)