What is Database as a Service?

We’ve started to hear this term coming up more and more as we meet with clients and partners – and while there isn’t a consensus on just what it means there are some definite benefits to exploring the concept sooner than later.  For most of our clients what moving anything to a “Service Model” [...]

By |2017-09-20T08:29:39+00:00April 18th, 2014|Out Perform|Comments Off on What is Database as a Service?

Managing Oracle ADR in a test/dev environment

I recently ran into a problem where my test systems were running out of space.  Since I like to have a lot of test systems for training purposes, blogging and papers I try to keep them as small as possible.  For my upcoming presentation at IOUG Collaborate 14 I needed a couple of Oracle [...]

By |2017-09-20T08:31:21+00:00February 23rd, 2014|Out Perform, Tips|Comments Off on Managing Oracle ADR in a test/dev environment

What are Linux Hugepages? Video

Oracle ACE Ed Whalen of Performance Tuning Corporation speaking with Oracle Partner Network (OPN) about Linux Hugepages , what they are and how to use them to improve Oracle Performance on Linux.  Filmed at Oracle Open World 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=f3EHWrpunvo  

By |2017-09-20T08:36:31+00:00December 10th, 2013|Out Perform, Video|Comments Off on What are Linux Hugepages? Video

Microsoft SQL on the Azure Cloud? The time might be right.

Deciding which type of SQL Server configuration to deploy can be a challenging process.  The addition of Windows Azure creates an additional possibility to consider versus an in-house configuration.  Microsoft offers a cloud option for SQL Server as part of the Windows Azure product.  The two general options are the “SQL Database” service or [...]

By |2017-09-20T08:41:42+00:00September 20th, 2013|Out Perform|Comments Off on Microsoft SQL on the Azure Cloud? The time might be right.