Keep Your Teams On-Track During COVID-19 and Beyond

It could be that your organization was working remotely long before the arrival of COVID-19. Even if that’s the case, you’re now dealing with challenges you couldn’t have imagined back in March. But here’s some good news: Agosto, a Pythian…

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Transfer Learning: Getting Started

Transfer learning is an approach where the model pre-trained for one task is used as a starting point for another task. It’s extremely useful in scenarios where there are limited data available for model training, or when training a large…

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Navigating the Digital Transformation: Our Top 7 Cloud and Data Resources

In the midst of the digital transformation, more businesses than ever before are leveraging their data and cloud computing platforms to shift how they operate in and keep up with the rapidly changing environment. In order to get the most…

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AWS RDS: 5 Must-Know Actions for Oracle DBAs

Managing Oracle on AWS has some twists. Here are five daily DBA activities that have changed on AWS: Kill Sessions: begin rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util.kill( sid => &sid, serial => &serial, method => ‘IMMEDIATE’); end; /   Flush shared_pool or buffer_cache: exec rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util.flush_shared_pool;…

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Datapatch Failing on ORA-65108 (PDB$SEED): Applying Datapatch Manually

In a new 12c environment (which actually includes 18c and 19c, as per the 12c family), the datapatch failed on the following: ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1 ORA-65108: invalid use of a cursor…

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OATUG Forum Online (or, the 2020 Version of Collaborate Las Vegas)

Hi everyone! It’s been a very busy year for me, so I haven’t had much time to blog. But, here we go! This isn’t a technical post, but more of an opinion piece. I’ve split this post into two parts….

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Deep Learning: Techniques to Avoid Overfitting and Underfitting

Machine Learning is all about striking the right balance between optimization and generalization. Optimization means tuning your model to squeeze out every bit of performance from it. Generalization refers to making your model generic enough so that it can perform…

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Installing OCI Command Line Utilities in Linux and Windows

There are multiple documented methods for installing the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure command line utilities (oci). Some methods work better than others, but sometimes none of them meet your needs. This is a story of getting the installation done to meet our needs.

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Oracle RAC: Network Performance with Jumbo Frames

When configuring virtual servers to run Oracle RAC, be sure to use Jumbo Frames for the private network interconnect , just like you would on physical servers.

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Top Four Things to Consider when Planning Backup & Disaster Recovery 

We get it. Preparing for the worst can be a bit of a drag. That’s likely why, according to some surveys, up to 40% of organizations don’t even bother to test their IT systems’ backup and disaster recovery (BDR) capabilities….

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