Thursday, October 23, 2008

Optimizer, Blog of Note, Linux, AIA, JDE, Internals, Oracle Mag

Optimizer at Open World

Did you not make it to Open World? Or if you were there, weren’t able to get all the optimizer wisdom you sought? The Inside the Oracle Optimizer blog has a good follow up posting to help fill in the gaps.

Blog of Note

Christian Antognini’s Striving for Optimal Performance blog was written up by Kevin Closson as a must read performance blog. So don’t wait, here’s the link to start reading it right away.

Exadata Back and Forth

Also at Kevin Closson’s blog is an exchange with an EMC blogger on Exadata. There seems to be some doubt on the part of some, about whether you should go out and buy an Exadata server. As an Oracle stockholder, I say go for it! Buy it, set it up, and then read the exchange. It’s only a couple of million dollars, for goodness’ sake. You’re not going to miss a couple of million dollars. All kidding aside, Exadata is a great concept, something a lot of our clients have been looking for now for many years. It will inevitably lead to reduced support costs because it gives you one vendor to yell at when something goes wrong. I will leave the technical benefits to Kevin and the other gurus who are letting us know the details of Exadata technology.

Linux Monitoring

Kevin Closson, in a record three links in one Infogram, also has some kind words for the collectl, a utility for Linux performance monitoring.


Using AIA? Read the blog: The official AIA blog has a posting on connecting engineering with manufacturing. Sounds like it would produce a loud metallic clashing sound as the two meet, but apparently AIA smooths things out.


Part two of a two-part article on Takeaways from Open World over at the JD Edwards Advisor blog.


Yet another great posting from Tanel Poder, one of my favorite bloggers on Oracle internals. This time it’s on Transportable Tablespaces and ROWID Uniqueness (or: Does your database have rowid collision insurance?)

Oracle Magazine

The November/December issue is on the virtual stands here.

1 comment:

Mark Seger said...

As the author of collectl, the tool Kevin Closson likes so much, I thought I'd let folks know I just released a new version a couple of hours ago so if you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

turns out in addition to Kevin, Matt Heaton also likes it too! see -

As I always tell everyone, I do enjoy hearing from the users, both the good, the bad and the ugly. So don't be shy...


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