Become a Rock Star DBA: Download the NoCOUG Journal
Dear NoCOUG members and friends,
The picture on the front cover of the November 2010 issue of the NoCOUG Journal, taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), shows a star-forming cloud filled with massive newborn stars. The cloud reportedly contains some of the most massive stars ever seen. Let knowledge burst forth at NoCOUG just like new stars burst forth in this star-forming cloud!
In the last issue of the Journal, veteran book reviewer Dave Abercrombie gave very high marks to Thomas LaRock’s new book, Become a Rock Star DBA. In this issue of the Journal, we are happy to bring you an excerpt from LaRock’s book with the permission of the publisher. We also have a thought-provoking interview with Oak Table member Charles Hooper titled “Failure Is Not An Option” and a reprint of one of our most popular past articles “Statistics—How and When? Ask the Oracles!”
NoCOUG’s own Chris Lawson makes an appearance at our fall conference on November 11 at the Oracle conference center in Redwood Shores. Lawson’s presentation is a behind-the-scenes explanation of how experts really solve tough database performance problems, based on his experience of solving thousands of such problems. Lawson will show you how it’s done and divulge his top ten tuning tactics. I hope you enjoy this issue of the Journal, and I hope to see you November 11. Please review the agenda and RSVP now.
NoCOUG Journal Editor
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