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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /31 Jan 2016 at 2:00pm / Oracle

OT: YesSQL Summit 2016 Picture Diary

Save 20% on your Strata + Hadoop World conference pass with discount code UGNOCOUG . YesSQL Summit 2016 sponsored by O’Reilly and Axxana was held by the Northern California Oracle Users Group on January 26–28 at the Oracle conference center...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Dec 2015 at 2:00am / Oracle

The Twelve Days of SQLT: Day Four: Nobody Did It

Previous installment: Day Three: Just a Mess Without a Clue I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybody’s house! There’s no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /27 Dec 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

The Twelve Days of SQLT: Day Three: Just a Mess Without a Clue

Previous installment: Day Two: Miles To Go Before We Sleep Next installment: Day Four: Nobody Did It How can you get very far, If you don’t know who you are? How can you do what you ought, If you don’t know what you’ve got? And if...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /16 Dec 2015 at 4:00am / Oracle

The Twelve Days of SQLT: Day Two: Miles To Go Before We Sleep

Previous installment: Day One: Do What You Do Do Well Next Installment: Day Three: Just a Mess Without a Clue The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. —Stopping...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /15 Dec 2015 at 4:00am / Oracle

The Twelve Days of SQLT: Day One: Do What You Do Do Well

Next installment: Day Two: Miles To Go Before We Sleep “He couldn’t move a mountain Or pull down a big oak tree But my Daddy became a mighty big man With this simple philosophy: Do what you do, do well, boy Do what you do, do well Give...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /2 Dec 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

OT: Innovative experiment demonstrates the innate social nature of NoCOUG conference attendees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Innovative experiment demonstrates the innate social nature of NoCOUG conference attendees. SILICON VALLEY (NOVEMBER 20, 2015) – When NeoWorks founder Sri Rajan broached the idea of a hosted happy hour at Casino M8trix after...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /30 Nov 2015 at 5:16am / Oracle

OT: The Best Job Interview of My Life

I’ve written often enough about terrible job interviews ( The Worst Interview of My Life ; How Not to Interview a Database Administrator: The Google Way ; How to interview an Oracle DBA candidate NOT ) but that’s not to say that I haven’t...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /8 Nov 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 41: Why has my SQL execution plan changed?—A checklist

Previous installment: Why is it so hard to get SQL performance right the first time? First installment: DON’T PANIC “I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybody’s house! There’s...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /10 Oct 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

Sound an alarm: Sharding in the next release of Oracle Database 12c!

Sound an alarm! Your silver trumpets sound And call the brave, and only brave, around Who listeth, follow: to the field again! Justice with courage is a thousand men. Sound an alarm. —from Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabeus”...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /11 Sep 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 40: Why is it so hard to get SQL performance right the first time?

Previous installment: Unfriending the optimizer statistics First installment: DON’T PANIC “When I go to the summit, this is what I see Hundreds of SQL Pro networking with me I got a passion for that SQL and I ain’t afraid to show...
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