Ten Provocative Questions for Mogens Norgaard
As the editor of the NoCOUG Journal, I interviewed some of the smartest minds in the Oracle universe. I’m no longer the editor but I get to do an interview with the very independent-minded Mogens Norgaard. Here are the ten questions that I sent him. The answers will be published in the August issue of the NoCOUG Journal (Issue #99).
- Years ago you said that we probably don’t need RAC. Have you recanted yet? Do we probably need RAC?
- Do we probably need Exadata? Is Big Iron the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?
- Do we probably need Oracle 12c or whatever the next version of Oracle Database will be named?
- Do we probably need MySQL? Or do we get what we pay for?
- Do we probably need NoSQL? Should we throw the baby out with the bathwater?
- Do we probably need certification? Or do we learn best by making terrible mistakes on expensive production systems?
- Do we probably need ITIL? Should we resist those who try to control and hinder us?
- NoCOUG membership and attendance has been declining for years. Do we probably need NoCOUG anymore? We’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary in November. Should we have a big party and close up the shop? Or should we keep marching for another 25 years?
- It costs a fortune to produce and print the NoCOUG Journal. Do we probably need the NoCOUG Journal anymore?
- I’m writing a book on physical database design techniques like indexing, clustering, partitioning, and materialization. Do we probably need YABB (Yet Another Big Book)?
I suspect that I won’t be able to agree with Mogens on every issue but I would love to read his answers.