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Bert Scalzo
Follow /12 Mar 2015 at 2:22am / Oracle Blog

Database Benchmarking Tool Differences

In my last blog titled “ Varying Database Benchmark Results ” I tried to explain why people can often get varied performance results when running a specific database benchmark multiple times. I attempted to explain the possible reasons from...
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Bert Scalzo

Varying Database Benchmark Results

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions why do peoples’ database benchmark results often vary. In other words why one observed transaction per second (TPS) value today and sometimes 20% or more off tomorrow. In short, why aren’t database...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /11 Mar 2015 at 3:07pm / Oracle Blog

Varying Database Benchmark Results

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions why do peoples' database benchmark results often vary. In other words why one observed transaction per second (TPS) value today and sometimes 20% or more off tomorrow. In short, why aren’t database...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /24 Sep 2014 at 6:27pm / Oracle Blog

ODTUG Board - need your support

I have thrown my name in the hat for a position on the ODTUG board. I'd greatly appreciate support from any ODTUG member casting their votes. As a member of the Toad dev team these past 15 years, I know the tools space well and would represent tools...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /24 Sep 2014 at 6:26pm / Toad for Oracle Blog

ODTUG Board - need your support

I have thrown my name in the hat for a position on the ODTUG board. I'd greatly appreciate support from any ODTUG member casting their votes. As a member of the Toad dev team these past 15 years, I know the tools space well and would represent tools...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /12 Sep 2014 at 6:02pm / Oracle Blog

Benchmarking Oracle 12c IN MEMORY COLUMN STORE

Oracle 12.1.0.2 debuted recently and I decided to benchmark the IN MEMORY COLUMN STORE feature. There’s been a lot of press and excitement about this feature, so I wanted to add something of value to that dialog. So this blog covers what I learned...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /11 Aug 2014 at 8:28pm / Oracle Blog

Engineering Better PL/SQL

PL/SQL is a great language. It’s relatively simple to learn, is well integrated with the Oracle database, and can often be the most efficient way to perform complex or large scale database operations. In fact PL/SQL is so useful, it’s difficult...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /24 Apr 2014 at 3:40pm / Toad for Oracle Blog

Toad Database Browser Magic

Six years ago I wrote a blog titled “ Yet another Little Toad Gem ”, where I exposed a really cool Toad Database Browser feature that very few people, even long time users, realize exists – the ability see cumulative statistics/totals...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /24 Apr 2014 at 2:52pm / Toad for Oracle Blog

Toad Schema Browser Magic

Four years ago I wrote a blog titled “ Under-Utilized Toad Feature #1 ”, where I exposed a really cool Toad Schema Browser feature that very few people, even long time users, realize exists – the ability perform intelligent/contextual...
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Bert Scalzo
Follow /21 Apr 2014 at 3:29am / Toad for Oracle Blog

TOAD’s Forgotten Favorites

Like most TOAD users I love the Schema Browser – it’s where I spend at least half my Toad time. But just like many TOAD users I find myself jumping around tabs, back and forth, and all around. So I wish TOAD could let me just organize a collection...
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