Hot Off The Press: The NoCOUG Journal and the Second International NoCOUG SQL Challenge
Dear NoCOUG members and friends,
Is RAC on NAS safe and performant? Can virtual machines deliver the performance we need? Should we store BLOBS in the database? For what situations can we safely use RAID-5? Storage expert James Morle answers these questions and more in the new issue of the NoCOUG Journal. The Wizard of Odds is also back with the Second International NoCOUG SQL Challenge. Click here to download the NoCOUG Journal.
Who amongst us has not visited the AskTom website looking for the solution to an Oracle database problem? In this issue of the NoCOUG Journal, Tom says: When I first started out in IT, I had no experience, no training, no background whatsoever. I was a math major fresh out of college in the year 1987. I hadn’t taken any computer courses beyond the initial “introduction to” type of classes. It wasn’t until I got a job as a computer programmer—advertised as “no experience required”—that I started even really using computers. So, given that I had no experience, no real formal training—how did I get started, how did I get to where I am today? I think it comes down to two simple words: mentorship and participation. If you agree with Tom Kyte that participation is one of the keys to career success, perhaps you will consider becoming a member of NoCOUG in its 25th anniversary year. Click here to become a NoCOUG member.
In a previous issue of the NoCOUG Journal, Pythian CTO Alex Gorbachev says: If I had to make a decision on whether to invest my money in certification versus conferences or user group fees, I would choose the latter. It definitely gives a better career boost. If you agree that NoCOUG conferences deliver career-boosting Oracle education, perhaps you will consider attending our winter conference which is now less than two weeks away. Click here to register for the winter conference.
To encourage you to become a member of NoCOUG in its 25th anniversary year, Oracle performance expert Craig Shallahamer is offering a discount to NoCOUG members who attend his upcoming performance management classes in Santa Clara. If you want to be able to tackle your next performance problem head on, without blinking, find the root cause with authority, and provide spot on alternatives, by all means take this class. Use discount code NOCOUG when registering. Click here for more information on Craig’s performance management classes.
Oracle would also like to invite NoCOUG members to the Oracle Enterprise Cloud Summit where cloud experts will share real-world best practices, reference architectures, detailed customer case studies, and more. You’ll learn how to transform IT into a superior service provider with a strategy and roadmap for building, deploying, and managing an enterprise cloud. Click here to register for the cloud summit.
The NoCOUG Board of Directors
P.S. We hope to see you again at our winter conference which is now less than two weeks away.
Five “DBA Survivors” are all smiles at the summer conference. Hey Chris, you’re holding the NoCOUG Journal upside down!