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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /8 Dec 2014 at 5:00pm / Oracle

Repost: Oracle Trivia Quiz

All the answers to the quiz are in the November 2014 issue of the NoCOUG Journal . I am the editor of the NoCOUG Journal. What’s NoCOUG, you ask? Only the oldest and most active Oracle users group in the world. If you have not attended...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Nov 2014 at 3:00am / Oracle

OT: Career Advice for Oracle Database Beginners

Excerpted from the February 2011 issue of the NoCOUG Journal The latest issue of the NoCOUG Journal can be downloaded from http://www.nocoug.org/Journal/NoCOUG_Journal_Latest.pdf and a five-year archive is available at http://nocoug.wordpress...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Nov 2014 at 3:00am / Oracle

OT: Career Advice for Oracle Database Professionals

Excerpted from an interview with Kellyn Pot’Vin published in the NoCOUG Journal The latest issue of the NoCOUG Journal can be downloaded from http://www.nocoug.org/Journal/NoCOUG_Journal_Latest.pdf and a five-year archive is available...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /24 Nov 2014 at 1:00am / Oracle

OT: Trip Report: Managing the Largest OLTP Database in the World

At the NoCOUG fall conference at the eBay town hall in San Jose, we got a first-hand look at the workings of some of the largest and most challenging database environments in the world. The first presentation that stood out for me was on “sharding...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /13 Nov 2014 at 8:35pm / Oracle

OT: Toad University at NoCOUG fall conference

Update (11/30/2014): Links to all the slides can be found in the conference report . The NoCOUG fall conference featuring Toad University will be held at the eBay Town Hall in San Jose, CA on Wednesday, November 19. If you have never attended a NoCOUG...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Oct 2014 at 5:00pm / Oracle

OT: Oracle Trivia Quiz

All the answers to the quiz are in the November 2014 issue of the NoCOUG Journal . I am the editor of the NoCOUG Journal. What’s NoCOUG, you ask? Only the oldest and most active Oracle users group in the world. If you live in the San...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Oct 2014 at 3:00am / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 26: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part IV)

Previous installment: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part III) First installment: DON’T PANIC Here are the answers to the problem in Part 22 of this series “ We Don’t Use Databases; We Don’t Use Indexes .” External tables...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /28 Oct 2014 at 12:00am / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 25: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part III)

Previous installment: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part II) Next installment: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part IV) First installment: DON’T PANIC Here are the answers to the third problem in Part 21 of this series. Here is the SQL query and it’s...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /26 Oct 2014 at 4:30pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 24: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part II)

Previous installment: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part I) Next installment: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part III) First installment: DON’T PANIC Here are the answers to the second problem in Part 21 of this series. Here is the SQL query and its...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /25 Oct 2014 at 11:00pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 23: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part I)

Previous installment: The story so far (Part 11–22) Next installment: Answers to the Final Exam! (Part II) First installment: DON’T PANIC Here are the answers to the first problem based on the following query and execution plan in Part...
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