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Larry Ellison Hosts Extreme Performance Event And Webcast – March 26

Join and invite your partners to this live event  and webcast where Oracle's Larry Ellison and John Fowler will unveil a new standard for extreme performance that will transform enterprise computing to ignite innovation and drive results. "Breakthrough with Extreme Performance" will also include a live launch webcast, worldwide (more...)

Exadata Smartscan For IAS

| Mar 22, 2013

Hello,

A few weeks ago, when one of our customers run annual job batches on Exadata (db version 11.2),

they realized that IAS was dramatically slower  than CTAS  for  the same tables and app.

There was a really huge difference on duration between them,  whilst CTAS was taking 40 (more...)

Join the Webcast: “In Touch live with David Callaghan” on April 4th, 10:30 GMT/11:30 CET

The goal of this 30 mins. cast series is to bring our partners the latest headlines and trends from across the Oracle PartnerNetwork. They will also find an opportunity to learn from high level guests from across the Oracle Corporation to give their views on the latest developments from the (more...)

Oracle Linux at Collaborate 2013

| Mar 20, 2013

Are you attending Collaborate 2013? 

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM teams will be there and we are inviting you to our booth to see the latest Oracle Linux and Oracle VM enhancements and talk to experts. We will also give out Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit and Server Virtualization (more...)

R12 Federal Financials Subledger Accounting Teardown Webinar, 10-Aug, 9:00am ET

OAUG has invited me to present as part of their upcoming Best of COLLABORATE ’12 Educational Series.  I’ll be delivering the R12 Federal Financials Subledger Accounting Teardown presentation via Webinar on Friday, August 10th, starting at 9AM EDT.  This presentation is a deep-dive into most of the key SLA concepts that support the R12 Federal Financials SLA accounting engine.  My goal is to share what I’ve learned through 1 1/2 years of supporting one of the most complex Federal R12 upgrades to-date, now live for 5+ months.

Here’s the presentation agenda:

This is free for all OAUG (more...)

Oracle Spring ’12 Federal Development Update

I didn’t attend, but there was an Oracle Federal Financial Briefing on 17-Apr in Reston where information was shared about some of the upcoming GTAS enhancements and target patch release dates.  Personally, besides focusing on our Fed R12.1.3 stabilization efforts on my current gig, I’m working to get smart on some of the basics associated with GTAS, the upcoming 6-digit USSGL standard and new Federal Accounting/System process changes associated.

As soon as we can get our hands on these new GTAS patches, we need to jump on them to start understanding some of the impacts to our (more...)

Performance Enlightening – Craig Effect (Tropa de Elite)

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During the past week I had the opportunity to assist both the Oracle Performance Firefighting and the 
Advanced Oracle Performance Analysis and only can say: awesome!!!
 
Craig Shallahamer is a great teacher and has a lot of resources to effectively share knowledge, even if 
the subject is complex like buffer cache structures or arid like the mathematical foundation required for 
perf analysis. That is not all, he provides valuable tips of the trade or anecdote nuggets, dipped on a 
very fresh and sometimes humorist perspective.
 
The result: we started searching for those  (more...)

OOW 2010 Plans and Anti-plans

I have plenty of things that are keeping me busy for OOW 2010 and you’ll all get to see the results at the event (if you’re there), but I only have one traditional technical session where I’ll be on stage. I’m presenting the following session jointly with an Oracle Database Machine customer:

Session ID: S316824
Title: Top 10 Lessons Learned in Deploying the Oracle Exadata
Tuesday, September 21, 12:30PM
Location: Moscone South, Rm 307

Check the OOW 2010 content catalog for updated room assignments and times.

Even better than a technical session is the interview and Q&A session I’m doing (more...)

Scuba diving pre-ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Monterey, 21-June-2009

I’m very pleased to report that I will be able to meet up with ODTUG Kaleidoscope attendees at both the ODTUG Community Service Day (2nd Annual!) and my own scuba dive outing as well. If you can, I’d love for you to attend both events. If you’re not a certified scuba diver, then you can at least participate in the Community Service Day festivities and help out the local area while enjoying some California weather too!

For those certified scuba divers that will (or can) be in the Monterey Bay area on 21-June, I invite you to come diving (more...)

Collaborate 09: Don’t miss these sessions

Collaborate 09 starts on Sunday, May 3 (a few days from now!) in Orlando. I’ve been offline for several weeks (more on that later), but will be returning to the world of computers and technology in full force in Orlando. I’ve had a few inquiries about whether or not I’ll be at Collaborate, so I thought I’d resurrect my blog with a post about where I’ll be and some of the highlights I see at Collaborate 09.

First, where I’ll be presenting:

  • Monday, 10:45-11:45am, #301, “Avoiding Common RAC Problems”
  • Tuesday, 9:45am-12pm, #332, “Installing RAC From The Ground Up”
  • (more...)

Congratulations New Oracle ACE, Jeremy Schneider!

I’ll be the first to offer a large congratulations to Jeremy Schneider on being the most recent appointment to the Oracle ACE program. He certainly deserves it (I nominated him, so I suppose I would think so) and I continue to look for great things to come.

Jeremy is the main creator of the IOUG RAC Attack! event that was held for the first time back in August 2008. He (with help from others) will also be putting it on as a half-day session at Collaborate 09. It’s a University Seminar on Thursday morning. All hands-on, all RAC, all the (more...)

Interview with a Pro: Dan Norris

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Today I will share with you a video interview, this section will be entitled: "Interview with a Pro", and it's aimed to all of you, IT professionals or not related to IT at all. We will present remarkable people, with notable activism for Oracle & IT, and high expertise level on their field.

This time, I'm glad to feature our interview with Dan Norris, he is a consultant (ESA Practice Manager actually) with Piocon, President of the Oracle RAC SIG, member of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and a notable member (more...)