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Conference Announcement: A Day in the Life of an Oracle Process and 52 Weeks in the Life of a Database‏


Dear NoCOUG Members and Friends,

Why should you attend a NoCOUG conference? Because you will acquire practical knowledge and skills that you can start using immediately. Here are just two examples of the great presentations that you can attend at our summer conference on Thursday, August 19, at the Chevron campus in San Ramon.

A Day in the Life of an Oracle Server Process by Craig Shallahamer, Orapub

Being an Oracle server process is no easy thing. While typically doing a whole lot of nothing, when asked to do something, expectations are extremely high. And all this happens while it’s being subjected to all sorts of infuriating roadblocks. If you think teenage drama is exhausting, that’s nothing compared to what an Oracle server process endures. This technical and entertaining keynote will bring to light some of the key performance and configuration issues we face today. With the aid of audience participation, impromptu demonstrations, and even a quick buffer and library cache dump, you’ll come to respect, like never before, an Oracle server process and the code that breathes life into it.

52 Weeks in the Life of a Database by Iggy Fernandez, Database Specialists

The most important tool in performance tuning is charts. As the old saying goes, one picture is worth ten thousand words. Oracle Database is richly instrumented but charts are surprisingly hard to come by. We demonstrate how to plot performance data in effective ways that allow us to visualize database performance. No special tools or licenses are necessary; the data can be obtained from Statspack, while Microsoft Excel can be used to produce stunning charts of database performance.

NoCOUG Vice President Jen Hong and I would like to personally invite you to attend the NoCOUG summer conference. Please review the rest of the agenda and RSVP today. We hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Hanan Hit
NoCOUG President

Jen Hong
NoCOUG Vice President

NoCOUG conferences and the NoCOUG Journal are made possible in part by the generous support of companies such as Delphix. Delphix turns database infrastructure into software, while preserving full functionality and performance. With database virtualization, enterprises can reduce complex data refreshes and provisioning tasks from 10 days to 10 seconds and shrink 10 TB into 1 TB. Customers include companies like Staples and other public companies in high tech hardware, software, telecom, and financial services. The Delphix team has been responsible for developing multiple billion-dollar products, including Oracle RAC and EMC Avamar, which pioneered data de-duplication.

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  1. John Halgren
    March 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Iggy,
    I attended your 52 Weeks seminar at RMOUG last month. It was very good. You mentioned that you had an Excel vba script that you would post or email to those interested in doing the same thing you had done. I haven’t been able to find it but am very interested in getting a copy. Is that possible? Thanks for your presentation and excellent ideas.

  2. Iggy Fernandez
    March 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    John Halgren :

    Iggy,
    I attended your 52 Weeks seminar at RMOUG last month. It was very good. You mentioned that you had an Excel vba script that you would post or email to those interested in doing the same thing you had done. I haven’t been able to find it but am very interested in getting a copy. Is that possible? Thanks for your presentation and excellent ideas.

    Hi, John,

    Thanks for the kind words. I’ve posted the presentations here:

    52 Weeks in The Life of A Database (Powerpoint Presentation)

    52 Weeks In The Life of a Database (Graphs)

    52 Weeks In The Life of Another Database (Graphs)

    I’ve sent the Excel utility and SQL scripts to your email address. They are also available in the files section of the OraclePerformanceMonitoring@YahooGroups forum. I will add you to the forum in case you have a question about the Excel utility and SQL scripts. You can easily unsubscribe from the forum at any time.

    Kindest regards,

    Iggy

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