Author Archives: Sam Lucido

About Sam Lucido

I’m a family man that loves playing with the kids, gardening and sitting outside talking with the neighbors. I work for EMC utilizing my 14 years experience with Oracle technology to talk with customers about some of the great storage and virtualization solutions we have to offer.

Bald and Pantless

This year we went on a family vacation to Black Bear Lodge in WI. Northern Wisconsin is beautiful. Perhaps it’s being surrounded by the wood that allows you to relax and forget the everyday. It was a wonderful sunny day, … Continue reading

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Ahh…

Our kids have a lot more than we did at their age but most of them don’t know what its like to drink from a cold bottle of Coke. Continue reading

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RAID 5 Part 2

Continuation from: Designing a RAID 5 group So to continue our discussion on RAID 5 lets investigate how EMC arrays use cache to minimize the impact of the read-read-write-write penalty. First let’s look at the events without having an array cache. … Continue reading

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Remembering Sunny Brook Farm

I’m fifteen years old and we’re striking out on another family vacation to some place called, “Sunny Brook Farm”. Now all bets are off as I’ve never been to this place but a vacation is a vacation, right? What’s cool … Continue reading

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Orange Day

I had gone to be early last evening. My body was tired and my brain was fried. Thankfully, I gave the girls their bath and they were nicely tucked away in their beds too. It was one of those nights … Continue reading

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Designing a RAID 5 group

In a blog called, “Disk I/O for Oracle DBAs” we talked about a simple way of estimating disk I/O.  Below is a list of disk types and relative IOPS: Enterprise Flash Drives (EFD): between 2000 – 4000 IOPS Fibre Channel … Continue reading

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Is Oracle Chipping Away at Their Greatest Strength?

So you just purchased a new house and it’s beautiful. The floor plan matches what you had in mind, your friends will be impressed on how well you decorated and you can finally relax with some personal space. Working with … Continue reading

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Hmm… I’m I Really There?

Recently I stayed in Willoughby, Ohio for a customer meeting in which myself and Matt were going to present on topics like using VMware to virtualize Oracle and performance tuning  Oracle databases. We flew in the night before as the … Continue reading

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Register now: EMC IT’s Journey to an Open, Expandable Oracle BI Grid

Interested in discovering how EMC IT is saving more than $10 million with an Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) grid? Sign up for this exclusive, inside look at EMC’s implementation of a Symmetrix VMAX storage array and local and remote replication … Continue reading

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Disk I/O recipe for Oracle DBAs

I just tried something new this weekend when cooking burgers on the grill. Normally, I prep the grill with PAM cooking oil so the meat willn’t stick to the surface. As I was stretched in several directions (normal with a … Continue reading

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