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Thirteen signs of DBA fudging
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If you are a director, manager or project manager who works with DBAs, you probably have had the nagging suspicion at one time or another that a DBA’s assertions regarding his or her practices lack an empirical or scientific basis, or are simply deflections intended to pass the buck.

Manager: Mr. DBA, the application is really slow. Do you have any idea what’s wrong?

DBA: Oracle is very complex. It could be any of 100 different possible causes. I will begin checking each. Anyhow, what makes you think it is the database?

Some DBAs are professional, thoughtful scientific-minded contributors. But the sad truth is that many DBAs lack the skills to professionally manage their systems. To cover, they use deflections such as the example above, or fall back on old, long-disproved practices without the benefit of evidence. Why is this

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Report from Oracle Openworld
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Openworld 2010, despite the supposedly lagging economy, had record attendance again this year.  No doubt this was the result of Oracle acquiring something like fourteen companies since last year, including Sun in 2009.  The crowds were thick, divided about evenly between geeks in badly-fitting vendor t-shirts and slick sales-side hustlers with dress pants and shiny shoes.  I landed somewhere in the middle of the two (badly-fitting dress shirt, comfortable jeans and loafers), proudly sporting a long dangling codpiece of ribbons from my attendee badge:

My OOW2010 Codpiece

Oracle made a number of important announcements this year at OpenWorld, including a the Exalogic machine, and support for Amazon EC2, which I blogged

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Blue Gecko named Amazon Web Services partner
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Blue Gecko has been officially recognized as an Amazon Web Services partner!  Blue Gecko was an early adopter of the AWS platform for databases and database-backed applications. By deploying Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite and MySQL infrastructures in the cloud, Blue Gecko leverages AWS to substantially improve customer IT flexibility and reduce costs. Blue Gecko can provide a variety of cloud-related services:

Oracle Databases

  • Deploy Data Guard on AWS for disaster recovery of conventionally-hosted infrastructure
  • Design end-to-end AWS-based Oracle solutions
  • Rapidly deploy test environments in the AWS cloud

Oracle E-Business Suite

  • Instant On AWS-based Vision Demo environments
  • Deploy Data Guard on AWS for disaster recovery of conventionally-hosted infrastructure
  • Quickly scale
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