Author: Bjoern Rost

Google Cloud Platform quick tip: Cloud Shell Boost Mode for Docker Development

I explained in an earlier post how I am using GCP’s Cloud Shell for all of my command-line needs all the time. Whenever you start your cloud shell, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) spins up a small compute instance with the…

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Debugging CBQT OR Expansion with 10053 trace

I had been working with a client to add a little bit of functionality to an analytical view that we had been running queries against for a while. The functionality was easy to implement but during testing we found that…

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Google Cloud Platform Quick Tip: Cloud Shell Launcher

I am useless without a shell. For anything from managing git repositories, editing files with vim, writing small scripts and programs in bash, python or java to controlling cloud environments I prefer a command line interface. So when I learned…

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Tackling Time Troubles – how to use dates correctly in Oracle

For the Oracle Code series of events I have delivered an older but still relevant talk called “Tackling Time Troubles.” Half of it is nice-to-know geek trivia and the other half is a few points on how to avoid very…

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Streaming Oracle to Kafka – Stories from the Message Bus Stop

Fascinated by streaming data pipelines, I have been looking at different ways to get data out of a relational database like Oracle and into Apache Kafka. I have presented about this topic at a number of conferences. There is a…

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Oracle service secrets: more performance with less load-balancing

A huge but often overlooked aspect of tuning cluster databases is workload management. That means controlling on which and how many nodes a RAC database should actively work. The default service and most intuitive configuration is to spread the workload…

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Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Bloggers Meetup

DON’T PANIC. Yes, we are doing the OOW Bloggers Meetup this year. Yes, it’s the same time. Yes, it’s the same location. Yes, it’s more fun every year. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2017. When: Wed, 04-Oct-2017, 5:30pm. Where: Main Dining…

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Reading Execution Plans for Parallel DML

Parallel execution in Oracle seems to be a topic of myths, mysteries and misunderstandings. In this post I hope to clear up at least one of them by diving into a discussion about parallel DML. Actually, I want to show…

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OTN Appreciation Day: public-yum

In the spirit of OTN Appreciation Day, Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, talks about his favourite favourite Oracle feature: public-yum.

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Oracle Service Secrets: Migrate Transparently

In the third post in this series, Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, explains how to migrate transparently using Oracle services.

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