VMworld 2014 U.S. – Monday August 25

posted August 26, 2014, 10:38 AM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
Revised on September 2, 2014

For starters, I walked right out of the breakfast in disgust to grab a meal on the street. Until now, VMworld has always set the standard for what conference…

Udev Rules

posted August 20, 2014, 9:11 AM by

House of Brick Senior Consultant

Being a true computer nerd, periodically I feel the need to learn a new application or skill. Most recently, I had some discussions with other nerds about the advantages of using Linux’ native udev rules…

External Oracle Tables

posted August 14, 2014, 1:42 AM by

Jeff Klemme, Principal Architect

Many times we come across scripts at client sites that load data from external files into the database. Too often we find that these data files get loaded into “temporary” staging tables in the database, where…

ESXi 5.5 Multi-Writer Bug

posted August 8, 2014, 8:15 AM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

High availability is a common topic addressed by IT professionals worldwide. Real Application Clusters (RAC) is Oracle’s answer to delivering the highest levels of availability for your databases. RAC is a complex clustering technology that ensures…