Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Oracle OpenWorld, the second day...

Yesterday was busy, but successful overall.  The first session I did was "DBA 2.0", a battle between the script wielding DBA version 1.0 and the tool adopting DBA version 2.0:

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It was both fun and accurate.  The scenario's presented were real world enough - a) general database slowdown, diagnose and fix, b) new application rolled out over the weekend, performance down the tubes on Monday morning, DBA did a shutdown abort, and removed the new application - now figure out what went wrong and suggest corrective action.  And the attempt to find/implement solutions were as well.  Having the ability and knowledge to command line when necessary, along with using the tools day to day is the way forward I think.

The next session was an OTN meet and greet.  For an hour I took questions "in the round" - had a nice crowd, but not too large.  Everyone but me had a beer in hand - that was a bit disappointing :) 

Also, recorded a podcast yesterday, available here for your listening pleasure.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Hector Gabriel Ulloa Ligarius said....

Hi Tom

Are you DBA 1.0 or DBA 2.0?

Regards
Hector Gabriel Ulloa Ligarius
http://ligarius.wordpress.com

Tue Nov 13, 03:25:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Who's the bloke tapping away at his laptop? Looks like my old Biology teacher!

Wed Nov 14, 06:20:00 AM EST  

Blogger Liquid_Force said....

that 'bloke' is Graham Wood (architect for eg. AWR and ADDM)

Wed Nov 14, 07:42:00 AM EST  

Blogger Phil Miesle said....

Having the ability and knowledge to command line when necessary, along with using the tools day to day is the way forward I think.

So, DBA 1.5 eh? How much of this is just related to "knowledge"...ultimately any tool (GUI or command line) is really only as powerful (or dangerous) as the knowledge of the person wielding it. :)

Thu Nov 15, 10:35:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Are the presentation slides available somewhere to view or download?
Would be great for any (like me) who couldn't attend to the Expo.

Greets.

Tue Nov 20, 04:31:00 AM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

I don't know why my material isn't on the oracle.com Openworld site - but

goto http://asktom.oracle.com/ -> files -> sort by created so newest content is first, look for oow2007.ppt

Tue Nov 20, 09:05:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Thanks Tom.

Tue Nov 20, 10:13:00 AM EST  

Anonymous The Underb said....

Ah, always nice to listen to your presentation. So would you say, DBA 2.0 = Self managing + Productive + Tools using + OEM suggestion testing DBA?

Sounds like a try to enhance the profile of traditional code junkie dba to more open-to-suggestions dba so that they can fit into process rather than being the bad guys with only script outputs as a proof for reasoning.

It's good to see Oracle putting more effort in introducing a new era of NextGen DBA's.

Wed Nov 21, 08:44:00 PM EST  

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