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Speaking at Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo

I’ll be speaking at the Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo (E4), August 13-14 in Dallas Texas (you can also attend virtually). They’ve recruited some of the top names from community including keynote speaker Andrew Mendelsohn, Arup Nanda, Cary Millsap, Jonathan Lewis, Karen Morton, Maria Colgan, Kerry Osborne and Tanel Põder. I left a lot of names off the list, many of which you probably […]

Oracle Database 10.2 De-Supported

OK, that’s an alarmist title and is not really true. However, I feel this topic is important enough to warrant the title. I’ve talked to a lot of people lately that were not aware of the actual support status of Database 10.2 and below (it changed on July 2010 and the 1 year grace period […]

Exadata Smart Scan – Just The Columns I Want

In my last post I talked about the Smart Scan component of cell offload processing.  I showed how much network traffic this can save between storage and the Database. That savings comes from the fact that the storage filters the results down just the …