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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /7 Jun 2015 at 9:00pm / Oracle

OT: How to interview an Oracle DBA candidate (NOT)

Yesterday T.J. wrote on the Oracle-L mailing list : “ For those of you who have conducted job interviews, what sort of questions have you found to be effective in evaluating a candidate’s skill level?” I remember the interview at...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Jun 2015 at 5:49am / Oracle

OT: Update on the Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge (Part III)

Update on the Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge in progress at https://nocoug.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/fourth-international-nocoug-sql-challenge . Chris Goerg submitted the following MODEL-clause solution. The use of two measures (named cd...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Jun 2015 at 5:35am / Oracle

OT: Update on the Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge (Part II)

Update on the Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge in progress at https://nocoug.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/fourth-international-nocoug-sql-challenge . The NoCOUG challenge does not come with a fixed data set such as the 10 dates in the Cheryl’s...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Jun 2015 at 5:28am / Oracle

OT: Update on the Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge (Part I)

Update on the Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge in progress at https://nocoug.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/fourth-international-nocoug-sql-challenge . The previous NoCOUG SQL challenges ( First , Second , Third ) were about devising clever algorithms...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 May 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

OT: Get your next job through Twitter?

From Gwen Shapira’s interview in the May 2015 issue of the NoCOUG Journal : “I got my current job at Cloudera through Twitter. At the time, I was working with a retailer in Japan, as a consultant through Pythian. I was there to help...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /3 May 2015 at 1:00am / Oracle

Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge (teaser announcement)

The Fourth International NoCOUG SQL Challenge will be published in the May issue of the NoCOUG Journal which will be available at http://www.nocoug.org/Journal/NoCOUG_Journal_201505.pdf at 9 AM PDT on Monday, May 11 . Here's a sneak preview: How...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Apr 2015 at 2:00pm / Oracle

Eventual Consistency is NOT a violation of the relational model (says C. J. Date)

C. J. Date was kind enough to comment on my article in the last issue (February 2015) of the NoCOUG Journal (see The Rise and Fall of the NoSQL Empire ). The full text of his remarks will be published in the next issue (May 2015). Here’s a sneak...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /7 Apr 2015 at 1:00pm / Oracle

The Rise and Fall of the NoSQL Empire (2007–2013)

“Ding, dong! The witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding, dong! The wicked witch is dead. Wake up sleepy head, Rub your eyes, get out of bed. Wake up; the wicked witch is dead. She’s gone where the goblins go Below, below, below;...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Apr 2015 at 1:00pm / Oracle

OT: New Oracle Database features spell doom and gloom for NoSQL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Oracle Database features spell doom and gloom for NoSQL SILICON VALLEY (APRIL 1, 2015) – In a move calculated to gladden the hearts of the hardest Oracle Database diehards, Oracle Corporation has released a slew of...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 Apr 2015 at 1:00am / Oracle

OT: Oracle wants your votes

It used to be that if you had an enhancement suggestion for Oracle Database, you had to file an enhancement request in MOS and pray that the Oracle product management gods would hear your request someday. It is now possible to make your enhancement...
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