Tag: Non-Tech Articles

Oracle Open World Day 2

Some people call it day 1 but the user group forum on Sunday is so packed with information it is really day 1. The exhibit hall opened naturally on Monday and the chachka-hunters were out in force. I did my customary vendor hall walkabout with Greg for a bit and it was pretty much same-old same-old. I did not recognize all the booths but the ever-popular perennial vendors were everywhere to be seen. The evening was occupied by the Friends of Pythian event and it was well attended by colleagues, partners, and client representative.

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Day 1 at Oracle Open World Did Not Disappoint

The day was action packed with sessions and I presented my Oracle rman:Don’t Forget the Basics to an enthusiastic crowd in Moscone west. The room was close to full with some hanging out at the back. It has been a while since I have presented in a room so close to being full. There was a handful of questions and comments during the session and a group of attendees approached me to follow-up afterwards.

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Start Your Engines

One of Pythian’s clients in attendance was curious what Sunday at OOW is all about and I let the others in the lounge respond first then offered my 2 cents. There are actually two different perspectives from the presentations at OOW:

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Tips for Leveraging Oracle OpenWorld 2012 from Pythian Marketing

I can only comment so much on technology announcements. However, as the maestro Pythian’s team of 18 at the show this year, I can comment on how to get the most out of your OOW participation & experience.

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Deep Insights from Steve Jobs

No time to read Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs? After reading and deeply thinking about it. I was convinced that there were great insights applicable to everyone’s business. So I decided to Power Point them for you. Please share so that we may all build the Next Apple money Tree!

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Database Management Sessions at OOW

Many database administrators who are hungry for CORE database sessions at Oracle Open World need to look far and go out of their way to resister early for presentations in this discipline. Database administration, in some circles, is looked upon as a “dying” role as vendors automate and encapsulate CORE support activities into the likes of ASH, Cloud Control and some other high-end management assistants. The fact remains … regardless of what we are told, the strong CORE database skills are here to stay and a demand for education on this topic is not going anywhere quickly.

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OOW Tips for the First-Time Attendee

Here are a few suggestions to maximize your time at OOW and allow you to get as much bang for your education (and entertainment) dollar as possible:

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It’s Your Fun, Not Your iPhone’s

I was thumbing through the photos in my iPhone from my Melbourne trip of August, where I went to present two sessions on Exadata in Insync12 from Pythian. I spent couple of hours on first and last day in sight-seeing or should I say my iPhone did the sight-seeing, and I nursed him. As I was going through the photos, I realized I was kind of watching those places first time. There were many things which were present in the photos, but I never saw them with my own eyes while walking or traveling in the trams or cabs.

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Some Nostalgic Reminiscences in Honor of Pythian’s 15th

In honour of our fifteenth anniversary, I have assembled a few nostalgic items from our earliest years in business.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – Bloggers Meetup

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is just over a month away and yes we are organizing the Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup — one of your top favorite events of the OpenWorld.

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