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To N or Not to N, is SYS_OP_C2C the Question; Oracle NVARCHAR Slow?

February 8, 2015 I was recently contacted about an odd performance issue with a software product named TDM, where certain SQL statements submitted to an Oracle 9.2.x database required roughly 30 seconds to execute when a nearly instantaneous response w…

Install Nagios on a Synology DiskStation DS1813+ or DS412+

July 19, 2013 (Modified July 27, 2013, July 28, 2013, November 19, 2013) (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) —- Update July 27, 2013: I now have Nagios running on an ARM based Synology DiskStation DS212+.  Most of the steps are the same as …

On the Topic of Technology… 5

July 7, 2013 (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) As many readers of this blog are probably aware, Oracle Corporation has released Oracle Database 12.1.0.1 so far for the Linux, Solaris, and Windows plat…