Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 17-OCT-2013



Parallel Execution – 1, from Jonathan Lewis' Oracle Scratchpad.


Exadata Health and Resource Usage Monitoring, from the Enterprise Manager Best Practices blog.


RMAN Duplicate from Active Database, at Marko Sutic's Oracle Blog.



Big Data


From the MySQL Enterprise Tools Blog: Analyzing MySQL Servers in the Context of a Group.


I used to gather most of my items for the Infogram on RSS, now a healthy portion comes from iPad apps and Twitter feeds. So this article was of interest: Why Twitter Is All the Rage: A Data Miner's Perspective.

From Julian Dontcheff's Database Blog, some good news on career choice for DBAs: Dentist or DBA?

…And Finally

Mortality is the lot of humanity. What gets us in the end has changed over time, and this interesting article shows a couple of non-surprises (heart disease and cancer are the current lead killers, motorcycles are dangerous), but also a trend floating near the top that is disturbing: Stay out of hospitals if you can avoid it. Shark Bites? Tornadoes? Drugs and Diseases? What We Really Do (and Don’t) Die From.

I've been talking about this concept for years and I'm happy to see it in the news again. I predict that the use of games as an interface to let humans solve complex problems through software will grow to become one of the largest new jobs created by the Technological Singularity, even as robots and AI programs replace many jobs currently in the human realm: Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days.

And finally in …And Finally, I found this archaeological discovery intriguing: World's 'first data storage system' discovered. The fact that few of these were found and that there were shapes hidden within tells me that this was something that was made to be broken, revealing the inner object. Perhaps a game, perhaps a unit of trade. On the old Silk Road, and in some markets in the East to this day, two merchants negotiating clasp hands and communicate the bids and counterbids to one another in secret. That way no one in the surrounding crowd knows the actual amount of the sale, protecting both buyer and seller. This object made me think of that.

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