ODC Appreciation Day : Exadata Patching

In the spirit of #ThanksODC, here’s a quick blog around one of the features that has definitely made life much easier in the Exadata space. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with/on Exadata systems since 2012 and more recently became brave enough (By necessity to be honest) to run with the patching process myself. Patching … Read more

APEX and OEM data…a match made in heaven!

I’ve always been a BIG fan of Oracle Enterprise Manager, especially the information that can be extracted from the repository. Since version 11, the information has been used to produce a variety of custom reports using either Information Publisher and later the integrated BI Publisher component. The immense value of the information available in the … Read more

When the Oracle recycle bin slows down inserts

I was asked to assist in troubleshooting an interesting problem recently, and I thought it would be good to share my methodology in resolving it. There seemed to be a gradual performance degradation on one of our systems, starting with ORA-01013 errors being reported, seeing lots of “resmgr:cpu quantum” wait events and finally bouncing … Read more