Category Archives: oracle

Don’t Panic…

Remember the what’s printed on the front of the Guide… “Don’t Panic”. First we all get hit hard with News like this…  So we go through lots of stages. Panic, dear, acceptance, etc.  They all come and everyone is left … Continue reading

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Interesting Feel this morning @ the UC

Everyone who was up @ 7:30am seems to feel tired and subdued.  Everyone I heard from is worried about what this means for MySQL.  Some people have taken to extreme joking running around with cracks about the evil empire and … Continue reading

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We need to rid the world of “DBAs”

This may come as a complete shock based on the title of my website… but I have come to the conclusion that all DBA’s should be eliminated from all companies hierarchies. WHAT? Yep I do not think any company should … Continue reading

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Commodity Hardware (Disk and the Performance Myth)

I have been out on several client sites over the last 3-4 months and the one thing that I see time and time again is the proliferation of commodity hardware. Not only are smaller servers popping up all over the … Continue reading

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Another disk benchmarking tool

A tool I have used in the past in place of bonnie++ is Orion from Oracle. I like how it flexes different kinds of io load ( oltop, olap) against your disk. maybe I will try it with my ramdisk … Continue reading

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