Monthly Archives: December 2014

How can we sell security? (Part 2)

At the Security Roundtable at the UKOUG Tech 2014, an important topic was how we can convince organizations to work on improving security. I originally envisioned this as a keynote like presentation. But seeing that UKOUG Tech 2015 was still a … Continue reading

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How can we sell security? (Part 1)

I like to say that projects wherein you try to improve security on existing systems are like losing weight: everybody wants to, but not everybody does. If you would ask management if they consider security imporant, they probably would say … Continue reading

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A review of UKOUG Tech 2014, day 3

Oracle RAC, Data Guard & Pluggable Databases. When MAA meets Multitenant – Ludovico Caldara Of multitenant databases I know only the basics. I decided to go to Ludovico Caldara’s session anyway. Luckily he had a few minutes of introduction about … Continue reading

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A review of the UKOUG Tech 2014, day 2

With much enthusiasm I started day 2 of the UKOUG Tech 2014.

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UKOUG Tech 2014, day 1

Storage Replication is For Losers – James Morle I was a bit late out of bed, so I had to hurry to jump just in time in the right room. I had decided to follow James Morle’s session about data … Continue reading

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UKOUG Tech 2014 – Super Sunday

After the UKOUG Tech 2011 in Birmingham, I really wanted to go to a new UKOUG Tech conference. And this year I am back, now in Liverpool. Saturday, after landing and traveling by a slow bus to the city centre, … Continue reading

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Parallel query performance consistency

A collegue just asked me “didn’t you have a query to see what SQL has ran in parallel?” I’ve used this months ago and completely forgot, but this might come in handy again some day, so I’ll put this here. col … Continue reading

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