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KSCOPE 2012 Events!

I’m forwarding out the latest KSCOPE 2012 Email. I love their stuff!! ———————————————————————————— The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas… And some of the brightest stars of the Oracle world will light up the scene at ODTUG’s Kscope12, San Antonio, June 24-28. Celebrated around the world for its […]

 

The Technical Bully Scenario

I’ve been again, unfortunately, reminded what makes a poor work environment for a DBA or Developer.  Eddie Awad had sent this out and the second one really resonated with me: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/how-to-completely-utterly-destroy-an-employees-work-life/2012/03/05/gIQAxU3iuR_story.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost I refer to this in the IT world as the “technical bully syndrome” and it’s quite common in the arena.  It’s not because it’s […]

 

CBO, Statistics and A Rebel(DBA) With A Cause

This is not an “I’m against Oracle Best Practices” article. This is not an “I’m preaching against histograms” article. This is not an article telling folks that they should EVER take the steps or the choices that are presented in this article. I’m also going to refer to the wonderful post by Greg Rahn as […]

 

RMOUG 2012 Revisited

As many of you know, I’ve been a bit busy since RMOUG Training Days finding a number of presentation opportunities and while I was at it, a new gig with Enkitec. I am finally sitting down and putting to paper what a great year the RMOUG Training Days conference had for 2012. As everyone is […]

 

Kellyn’s Presentation Schedule, Spring/Summer 2012

Kellyn’s Schedule of Presentations, 2012, 2nd and 3rd Quarter March 24th, 2012, Colorado Springs, CO SQL Saturday Oracle for SQL Server DBA’s April 19th, 2012, Billund, Denmark MOW 2012 ASH Analytics- Top Activity, the Next Generation April 20th, 2012, Billund, Denmark MOW 2012 EM12c: Making Oracle Enterprise Manager Work for You May 30th, 2012, Hämeenlinna, […]

 

11g, Sherlock Holming it with Statistics, Histograms and Bind Peeking

Yes, my dear Watson, Bind Peeking is still an issue in 11g…. We recently upgraded from 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.2.0 and come across a couple interesting performance challenges. I do like this type of problem and have been quite busy working on the fixes for each one that has shown itself. This was one of the […]

 

RMOUG 2012 Presentation Slides!

Graham Wood was kind enough to send me a quick email and let me know that my presentation slides weren’t downloading correctly from RMOUG’s website, so I’ve put them here for anyone that may like to have them. I’m still recovering from the post RMOUG Training Day festivities, aka Foak Table, which was held up […]

 

Getting the Most Out of Enterprise Manager and Notifications

I ran out of time before I was able to provide an adequate white paper this year for my EM12c presentation, but there was some valuable info in what I had started, so thought I’d turn it into a mulit-part blog post… The Oracle Enterprise Manager, (OEM) is the standard monitoring tool for Enterprise Edition […]

 

RMOUG 2012!

As busy as I am with the 11g project, (no real weekends off for 9 weekends and counting… :P)  I wanted to take some time out to write on the upcoming RMOUG Training Days 2012. For those of you Oracle techies, DBA or Developer, this is a must attend and for any who do choose […]

 

Presenting at KScope 2012!

 

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