MyNA (MySQL Nippon Association) Meeting Tokyo, Japan

We are happy to announce that there will be another MySQL user group meeting organized by MyNA (mySQL Nippon Association) in May 2016. Please find more details below: Date: May 30, 2016 Time: 19:30-21:30 JST Place: Oracle Aoyama Center Seminar Room at 13F, Tokyo, Japan  Focus of the... [Read More]

Join Oracle for a Hackathon on 5/18 – New York, NY

Developing and Deploying Java SE, Node.JS Managed Microservices in the Cloud Join us Wed 5/18 for a fun, hands-on, informative Hackathon day.  Learn lightweight microservices development using Java 8, Javascript development and cloud devops tools developing with the latest Java 8 features, JAX-RS via... [Read More]

Swedish MySQL user group meet

We are happy to announce the next SMUG (Swedish MySQL User Group) meeting scheduled for May 24th! Please find more detail below: Date: May 24, 2016 Time: 5pm-8pm (+) Place: Emineo, Lilla västerbron 20” in Stockholm, Sweden Proposed agenda: there is scheduled a few talks by the members about... [Read More]

OTN Virtual Technology Summit Replay Libraries are Live!

Happy Friday!  Did you miss our latest Virtual Technology Summit or want to explore a track you didn't before?  If so, visit a Replay Library Group today!  Tip - join the group and you'll be notified of updates automatically.  OTN VTS Database Replay Library OTN... [Read More]

May 2016 – November 2016 => Events where you can find MySQL

As an update to the blog posted on Mar 15, 2016, please find below list of events where you can find either MySQL Community team or MySQL experts at.  Please find more details at each conference below.  New events are marked with NEW! Any update to already announced event is marked as UPDATE!: ... [Read More]

Thank You for Attending the MySQL Innovation Day

The MySQL Innovation Day took place on Monday, April 25, at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California. Jam-packed with 9 sessions delivered by Oracle's MySQL team, the event offered great opportunity for the attendees to learn the latest products and features in MySQL 5.7, including replication,...... [Read More]

Welcome New Oracle ACE Program Participants!

12.00 Congratulations to our newest Oracle ACEs!  The Oracle ACE Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community. With over 500 participants in more than 60 countries around the globe, the ACE program features three tiers: Associate, ACE and ACE Director, to support... [Read More]

howto: github – talks branch

A couple of months ago I did a presentation and decided to put the files up in github (https://github.com/karlarao/conference_eco2015) just because I wanted to move away from dropbox for my scripts and resources. Well, that was very convenient because the audience can just download the master zip file and that’s it! But then I figured I don’t want to have the next presentation on another repo and it would look pretty messy (more...)

my Time/Task/Goal/Habit (TTGH) management

There was a post last night on oracle-l on the topic of task/project/time management, and I’m a big fan of productivity hacks and the whole GTD idea or method http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done. The reason for adopting this method is I’ve been on consulting business my entire career and I always get swamped with a lot of work from multiple customers or research stuff and it’s really difficult to prioritize and focus without a system. The same (more...)

OOW14 day 0

w00t! One compound word? Mind-boggling!



As a first time OOW participant, when I arrived at Moscone this morning, the sheer size, grandeur and general over-the-top-ness hit me like a brick. Seeing it in pics and on youtube is one thing but experiencing first hand...wow. KScope back in June was a family party in comparison! Which isn't a bad thing by the way

For me, Sunday was all about getting my bearings and participating - (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 14 Day -1

Saturday was a rather quiet day. After having spent 2 hours on Friday night, trying to get the connectivity working in my hotel room, Friday started out with another almost 2 hours which culminated on a recabling of the room and replacement modem to finally get things working. After that I was able to put the finishing touches to my presentation.

Lunch was...american. Very american. Think 50s-type diner. Think chili-chedder-hot-dog. Think fries. LOVE IT! (more...)

OOW and OakTable World 2013

Today is the 1st day of OOW for me, and there are a lot of cool stuff going on.

Sessions:
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Later I’ll be doing an IOUG session at Moscone West talking about CPU on how to monitor and do capacity planning and sizing. This is a pretty interesting topic (more...)

Speaking at E4 2013! … and some Exadata Patents good stuff

I’ll be co-speaking with Tyler Muth at E4  and we will be talking about Performance Visualization… some of you may already know that I’m really a big fan of Tableau and just to give you an example on what the tool can do I’ve consolidated all the different viz that (more...)

RMOUG, IOUG Collaborate, KSCOPE, and E4 2013

I’ve been really busy lately doing a lot of stuff, and most of the time if I’m doing some intensive research on a topic I would just put them all in my braindump (wiki) so if you’ve been following this blog might as well subscribe on my wiki RSS because there are just a bunch of bits of research going-on (see this mindmap) and what usually happens is I put them all together to make an awesome presentation/white paper.

So this 2013.. I’ll be presenting at RMOUG, IOUG Collaborate, and KSCOPE 2013 ;)

If you’ll be at RMOUG next (more...)

OakTable World 2012

This Monday Oct 1, 2:00-2:50PM I’ll be presenting at the OakTable World which used to be called as Oracle Closed World, this year it’s a full two-day conference with awesome speakers lineup and very interesting topics… you can just watch this video by Mogens Norgaard to know more about the roots of this very technical event.

My presentation title is “Where did my CPU go?” – monitoring & capacity planning adventures on a consolidated environment .. and If you love to hack the ASH and AWR data and curious about CPU capacity planning then you’re really going to enjoy (more...)

Speaking at E4!

I’ll be co-speaking with Randy Johnson (one of the authors of Expert Oracle Exadata) at E4 to share about the war stories and detail on a bunch of technical stuff on a Peoplesoft and BIEE consolidation project we had on one of our clients. See the abstract below:

Randy Johnson & Karl Arao
A PeopleSoft & OBIEE Consolidation Success Story
In today’s competitive business climate companies are under constant pressure to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. Many companies see database and server consolidation as the key to meeting this goal. Since its introduction, Exadata has become the obvious choice for (more...)

RMOUG 2012 training days

In the next few days I’ll be at RMOUG 2012 training days! and I’ll be again presenting the topic so dear to my heart. Mining the AWR ;) I’ve updated the material with a couple of new research and findings, some of them are as follows:

  • CPU Wait (new metric in 11g Performance page)
  • Latency issues on virtualized environments

So if you are attending the RMOUG training days, stop by at my session @ room 401 Thursday 9:45 am-10:45 am

There will also be a RAC Attack at the exhibition area so that must be fun ;)

and don’t forget to follow (more...)

VirtaThon – Mining the AWR

Earlier I did a presentation at VirtaThon which is the same topic that I presented at Hotsos 2011.. Mining the AWR and Capacity Planning are very dear to my heart and up until now I’m using every research I did on that presentation to work on an “Exadata Provisioning Tool” which I’m planning to present at the next Hotsos 2012… well, the only thing that’s different this time is.. my attendees are virtual geeks all over the world ;)

I was at the Virtual Room #100, and the staff earlier were really helpful and most of all I had fun (more...)

Enkitec University – Exadata Courses for Developers and DBAs

It’s been a long time since my last blog and ever since I joined Enkitec I’ve been busy immersing myself in Exadata stuff. So most of the time I’m just posting my brain dumps on my wiki although I know there’s a lot of blog worthy scenarios and projects that I have worked on just like last week when we did an Exadata Half Rack X2-2 Split Configuration from the factory image without the use of Oracle’s ACS. We did all of the pre-config and config tasks like the onecommand, patched the database to 11.2.0.2 BP8, patched (more...)

NoCOUG Journal – Ask the Oracle ACEs – Why is my database slow?

Dave Abercrombie mailed me earlier that the May 2011 NoCOUG Journal is already out and can be viewed online at http://www.nocoug.org/Journal/NoCOUG_Journal_201105.pdf.

I met Dave at Hotsos 2011 when he attended my presentation.. apparently we have the same interest about Statistics, Linear Regression, AWR, AAS and he’s got awesome blogs about it at http://aberdave.blogspot.com. Also being the Journal Editor at Northern California Oracle Users’s Group, he invited me to write a short article about the question:

Why is my database slow?

The NoCOUG Journal having a very wide readership with the last issue being downloaded around 6000 times from (more...)