This year, Rittman Mead were the Analytics Sponsor for the UKOUG Tech13 conference in Manchester, and for those that visited the UKOUG stand during their time there will have noticed the Rittman Mead-sponsored Analytics Dashboard on display. In this blog post I will cover how it was put together, the (more...)
Tag Clouds are an interesting way to present information. They very quickly convey an impression of the relative sizes of a substantial number of entities and they do so in an attractive, almost playful way. By making the tags clickable, tag cloud can also be used to quickly navigate or (more...)
A while back, I promised some details on the Google Now TV Card I found accidentally.
I was watching TV via an HDTV antenna and happened to pop open Google Now for some reason or another. Now showed me this card:
Freaky, right? I dismissed it, but my curiosity was (more...)
Compression is often mentioned in reverent tones as the cure for database space problems, and properly used it can be just that. However simply throwning compression at a table without careful consideration of what can be accomplished or what behavior to expect afterwards can leave you scratching your head in (more...)
Q: How do I do an Oracle database health-check?
A: It all depends. (hint: we can use this answer for most Oracle related questions in general and Performance related in particular, but don’t try it at home).
This seems like a quite broad question and yes it is. And of (more...)
Back in June, Oracle released Oracle Database 12c and everyone went nuts trying to download and start documenting the many new features. One of the items within the 12c (database) release that I was curious about was how is Oracle Golden Gate going to work with multi-tenant databases. (more...)
For the nostalgic readers out there, I found the install disks for Windows NT 4.0 in my desk last week.
I thought it would be fun to spin up a VM for old time’s sake, but that idea will take some doing. Stay tuned.
If nothing else, I’ll keep (more...)
Traveling a lot lately, which means I’ve had time to sit and observe people in airports. In today’s world, this is a great research opportunity for mobile devices. I’m a huge fan of anecdotal evidence, and I like to watch users in the wild to see what devices they use.
With Oracle Real Application Clusters the Oracle database can be configured to restart as each node in the cluster is restarted. For single instance databases that are on a standalone server, often times the database is not configured to restart on a server bounce. In the past, Oracle (more...)
For some reason, I’m reminded of a lottery commercial that ran in my hometown in the 80s. The refrain was “Look, there goes another winner,” over and over; I guess the subliminal messaging has attached itself to other things in my mind.
Anyway, been busy lately, so here’s a recap (more...)