Monthly Archives: July 2010

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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You must follow the rules…

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Woke up to Barney this morning!

There are some special moments in life that can’t be replaced. This morning, before leaving her bedroom, my second oldest daughter put on a Barney costume. I was working in the kitchen doing the typical morning routine when a yell … Continue reading

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EMC Acquiring Greenplum: Thoughts from an EMC Oracle Guy

Lots of Low Hanging Fruit  I’ve worked for Oracle for nine years and with their technology for 14 years now. I have absolutely no Greenplum expertise (yikes that might not have been good to say) but would like to throw … Continue reading

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