Understanding Data Gravity as a DBA

Data gravity and the friction it causes within the development cycle is an incredibly obvious problem in my eyes. Data gravity suffers from the Von Newmann Bottleneck. It’s a basic limitation on how fast computers can be. Pretty simple, but states that the speed of where data resides and where it’s processed is the limiting […]

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Latest Delphix Blog Post and Upcoming Webinars

In my latest blog post on the Delphix site, I continue my conversation with why DevOps is the next step for DBAs and how DBAs can embrace this next step in their evolution. This is an extensive series of blog posts, (four so far) to be followed by an ebook, a podcast and two webinars. […]

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August 10, 2017

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Where in the World is DBA Goth Girl- Week 24

I just returned from a week in Paris and it was fantastic! No amount of terrorist attack could hinder my enthusiasm for the week of vacation and although Tim and I were unaware a man with a hammer at Notre Dame would garner so much attention from the news outlets, I realized quick enough that […]

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Insider View of a Delphix VDB Rewind

I love questions-  They give me something to write about that I don’t have to come up with from my experience or challenges…:) So in my last post, Paul asked: I am not sure what happens to the other changes which happened while the release was happening? Presumably they are also lost? Presumably the database has […]

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May 10, 2017

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Oak Table World 2016 Followup

The Oak Table network is a closed membership of about 100 technical scientists who have a passion for technology and the world around them.  These men and women, representing some of the brightest minds from each of their companies, are individuals who have built companies and major technical innovations. Initially, much of their research and work was presented […]

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September 22, 2016

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Top Reason I’ve Learned Everyone Should Use Delphix- Week 2

I’ve been going through some SERIOUS training in just over a week.  This training has successfully navigated the “Three I’s”, as in its been Interesting, Interactive and Informative.  The offerings are very complete and the knowledge gained is limitless. I’d also like to send a shout out to Steve Karam, Leighton Nelson and everyone else […]

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June 24, 2016

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The Ten Rules of Database Administration

I’m a Leaf on the Wind, Watch How I Soar. This is one of my favorite lines from the movie Serenity. Without Alan Tudyk’s character dying and all at the end of this, (sorry if I ruined the movie for anyone…) this is how a DBA should be in the database environment-  skilled, reliable and maybe […]

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February 19, 2016

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Management Packs, Restricted Use Licenses and the Enterprise Manager

There was a question posted on Oracle-l forum today that should have a blog post for easy lookup for folks.  Regarding your Enterprise Manager repository database, (aka OMR.)   This database has a restricted use license, which means you can use it for the Enterprise Manager repository, but you can’t add partitioning to it or […]

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Why ALL Tools in at Your Disposal ARE IMPORTANT

After my AWR Warehouse session at DOAG in Nuremberg, Germany last week, an attendee asked me if he really needed to use trace files anymore with the value provided by AWR, (Automatic Workload Repository) and ASH, (Active Session History.)  I responded that trace files were incredibly valuable and should never be discounted. To use an […]

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November 24, 2015

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Oracle Open World and Oak Table World Schedule!

So I’ll be heading out for Oracle Open World 2015 in just over another week.  This is the first year in a while that I won’t be speaking, (my own fault, as dummy here hasn’t figured out how to submit sessions internally yet, duh!)   but I’m still going to support the demo grounds, meet […]

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Re-Adding a Database to the AWR Warehouse Without Losing Historical Snapshots

There may be a reason that one needs to re-add a database to the AWR Warehouse.  This is a new opportunity for me to learn and offer assistance, but I’m working off the grid to figure out a solution.  Luckily, it’s just a matter of creating a new process from pre-existing code and processes. The […]

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SIOUG and HROUG Fall Conferences, 2014!

I’ve just returned from my honeymoon in Venice with the wonderful Tim Gorman, but before we enjoyed our week in this picturesque city, we spent a week doing joint keynotes and two sessions each on our own tech topics at these two incredible conferences in neighboring countries. SIOUG, (Slovenia Oracle User Group) in Ljubljana, Slovenia […]

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October 27, 2014

The CTAS, a.k.a. Processing Data the Jetson’s Way

**Note-  This is an article I wrote about 4 years ago that, as far as I know, can only be found in hard copy and although I’ve changed my stance on statistics, etc. with 11g/12c, the main point of CTAS benefits still stands the test of time.   As a kid did you ever watch […]

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January 1, 2014

Andy Colvin is Now an Oracle ACE!

Congratulations to my coworker, Andy Colvin who just received his Oracle ACE!! Just one more immensely technically gifted individual who is very deserving of this award at Enkitec and makes me proud to be part of such a great group of folks!

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March 26, 2012

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My Review of REI Monorail Sling Bag

Originally submitted at REI The REI Monorail Sling bag has the volume of a daypack and the features to meet all the challenges of the daily urban grind. Outdoor-inspired details make hauling the load comfortable and convenient. REI Monorail Sling Bag Light, Sturdy, Roomy and Comfortable!! By dbakevlar from Westminster, CO on 3/17/2012   5out […]

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March 17, 2012