The following postings got most of your views here in 2012:
Many DBAs used this article to get a quick start with the new Automatic Diagnostic Repository feature in 11g. Although it is pretty much everything also documented, it requires quite an effort to dig through it there.
Still one of my most popular writings, this article seems to be regarded by you as a good way to learn about the purpose & concepts of Materialized Views. The many examples make it (I hope) easy to understand and to adopt.
We have seen significant changes for the clusterware & ASM in 11gR2 and this popular article tries to introduce & explain the (in my opinion) most important ones.
This is a collection of my postings about Exadata – a topic that gains more and more momentum not only here on my humble little Blog :-)
The headline tells almost the whole story here – but a surprising amount of DBAs missed that as an 11g New Feature
A very important and popular topic. The article highlights the advantages and especially the drawbacks of NOLOGGING as well as how to recognize that there is a need of action for the DBA.
To my surprise, this graphic was getting popular very fast, which motivated me to create some more of those pictures in subsequent postings as well.
Oracle Forums are getting questions about this topic every day. Short answer: Probably not. Click on the link above for the long answer :-)
Hybrid Columnar Compression came up together with Exadata. The article gives an introduction into it and also briefly explains the difference to Block Compression methods.
Data Guard is one of my favorite topics and the writing explains its relation to the new Grid Infrastructure for a Standalone Server aka Oracle Restart.
These 10 postings alone got about 70,000 hits of in total about 200,000 hits on my Blog in 2012. Thank you very much for visiting uhesse.com and a Happy New Year 2013 to all of you!