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Building Classrooms in the Cloud

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:22:07 +0000

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Introducing LabAlchemy, a homegrown classroom lab management system built to deploy and access customized training labs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

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Provisioning Virtual ASM (vASM)

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:30:45 +0000

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In this post, we’re going to use Delphix to create a virtual ASM diskgroup, and provision a clone of the virtual ASM diskgroup to a target system. I call it vASM, which is pronounced “vawesome.” Let’s make it happen. Most viewers assume Gollum was talking about Shelob the giant spider here,

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Real Push Button Refresh with Raspberry Pi

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:19:20 +0000

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In this post, we’re going to perform a push button refresh of an Oracle Database, Application Express (APEX) installation, and Tomcat webserver. “But Oracle Alchemist,” you’re probably thinking, “we know about that. You’ve told us about how Delphix can provision and refresh data.” And yes, you’d be right. But I

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Deploying Application Express with Delphix

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:31:48 +0000

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Seamless cloning of an application stack is an outstanding goal. Seamless cloning of an application stack including the full production database, application server, and webserver in a few minutes with next to zero disk space used or configuration required is the best goal since Alexander Graham Bell decided he wanted

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Managing your Database in a Zombie Apocalypse

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:00:08 +0000

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Only two things are really certain: network latency over long distances, and the fact that humanity will soon rapidly degenerate into undead brain-eaters. When that day comes, when the dead are crowding at your door and the windows are busted out and ripped up rotted arms are clawing at the

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Another Great OpenWorld

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:00:39 +0000

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Last week I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2014, and it was an outstanding event filled with great people, awesome sessions, and a few outstanding notable experiences. Personally I thought the messaging behind the conference itself wasn’t as amazing and upbeat as OpenWorld 2013, but that’s almost to be expected. Last year

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Openworld 2014

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:30:31 +0000

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Are you going to Oracle OpenWorld 2014? I am, and I hope to see you there! As you probably know, OpenWorld is a humongous event with tens of thousands of people in attendance and some amazing presentations. Why, I even hear Oracle’s new CTO might be there. I wonder if

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Teach Your Children Well

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:26 +0000

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Today’s the first day of school in my city, and the plethora of “OMG 1st day of school!” posts of Facebook and my own kids heading back in to slog through another year of fundamentals got me thinking about education. My own kids (12/daughter and 10/son) came home and went

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The Customer Experience

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:10 +0000

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I’m going to kick this post off by taking sides in a long-standing feud. Apple is amazing. There. Edgy, right? Okay, so maybe you don’t agree with me, but you have to admit that a whole lot of people do. Why is that? Sure, there’s the snarky few that believe

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Frequently Misused Metrics in Oracle

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:43:05 +0000

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Back in March of last year I wrote an article on the five frequently misused metrics in Oracle: These Aren’t the Metrics You’re Looking For. To sum up, my five picks for the most misused metrics were: db file scattered read – Scattered reads aren’t always full table scans, and

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