Month: September 2016

Diagnostic and Tuning Pack Features: SQL Tuning Advisor

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant In my last blog, Diagnostic and Tuning Pack Features: SQL Tuning Sets, I covered why an organization might be a candidate for Diagnostic and Tuning Pack features and what kind of value was gained from using these features. I also covered...

Diagnostic and Tuning Pack Features: SQL Tuning Sets

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant In prior blog posts I have covered 1) performing a general performance assessment of an Oracle instance, 2) troubleshooting Oracle performance, and 3) how a company’s culture that can contribute to poor Oracle performance. In this series...

Using Chef to Automate Important but Overlooked Tasks

John McDougald, Senior Consultant The Database is Not Working You’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz about DevOps, the new software design lifecycle (SDLC) paradigm that combines agile development with agile infrastructure – placing infrastructure specifications,...

Sad, Disappointed & Frustrated with Oracle

It looks like we aren’t the only ones who are disappointed and frustrated with Oracle’s practices these days. We encourage you to check out a recent blog by Chad Sakac where he describes why he’s mad and not going to take it (from Oracle) anymore. He...