Month: August 2013

What is Pivotal?

House of Brick Principal Architect On December 4, 2012, EMC and VMware released the initial details on a new group called the Pivotal Initiative. From the details released so far, the goal of Pivotal appears to be to construct a true Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for...

OS Watcher Black Box

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect Most DBAs will agree that good performance monitoring and troubleshooting should include OS metrics – in addition to traditional tools like Statspack and AWR. I would speculate that Oracle Support agrees with this notion...