Just wanted to share some pieces of information from the recent DOAG annual conference that you may find interesting.
From Mike Dietrich’s presentation about Database Upgrade:
Database Replay is extremely useful to predict after-upgrade performance on a test system,
especially we can record the production load on 10g even.
From Carsten Czarski’s talk about XML DB:
With 12c, XML DB is mandatory and it provides an easy way to upload BLOBs via ftp into the database.
From Ulrike Schwinn’s talk about the Resource Manager I took away that
The resource manager becomes more and more popular and important, especially for Multitenant
– something Hans Forbrich reinforced later on.
Particularly I liked way she presented later on about ADO: Very many live demonstrations – that’s how I try to do my own presentations also 🙂
Frank Schneede did a great job debunking Exadata myths. For example,
You don’t need to have all cores enabled with Exadata X4 in order to save license cost. That’s called Capacity on Demand.
If I should name one presentation that was most useful for me, it’ll be probably Frank’s.
Markus Michalewicz delivered an excellent talk as expected about RAC cache fusion:
Two important messages:
RAC scales well (far) beyond three nodes because there are never more than three nodes involved for cache fusion intercommunication.
And Multitenant and RAC are a perfect fit.
One Data Guard snippet out of Larry Carpenter’s talk about Global Data Services (GDS):
GDS makes it possible to automate the failover of the Real-Time Query service to the primary in case the physical standby has an outage.
Hans Forbrich talked about Multitenant. He showed great presentation skills and although I knew the technical details before, the way he highlighted certain aspects was still very helpful for me.
One key message was that