Author: Jared Still

DirtyC0w – is that a beverage? Ensuring the security of your Linux servers

What should you do about the Dirty C0w vulnerability?

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What’s eating my database? Where to focus performance efforts using Oracle AWR

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to determine the periods of highest activity using Oracle AWR.

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Tracefile automation – simplify your troubleshooting tasks

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to simplify your trouble shooting tasks through tracefile automation.

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Analyze index validate structure – the dark side

Know the performance implications of a command before deciding to use it.

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Improve parsing and query performance – fix Oracle’s fixed object statistics

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, discusses how to improve parsing and query performance.

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No arguments here – use xargs for file management performance

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how using xargs with find can greatly speed up maintenance scripts and reduce system resource usage.

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Optimizer Stew – parsing the ingredients to control execution plans

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to keep track of the different methods used to control Oracle Optimizer execution plans.

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More fun with oracle timestamp math

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, writes an update on Oracle Timestamp Math.

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Expert insights: Oracle NET troubleshooting for DBAs

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, outlines the difficulties associated with troubleshooting connectivity issues when dealing with Oracle and provides tips on how to overcome them.

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How to decipher oracle Internal datatype storage

Jared Still, Principal Consultant and Oracle ACE explains why Oracle doesn’t always provide all the information you need as a DBA. Here’s one example and how to work around it with Oracle data type storage.

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