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Nicolas Jardot
Senior Consultant

Nicolas Jardot has more than two years of experience in Oracle database management and Microsoft application development. He is specialized in Oracle tuning as well as in the Oracle Optimizer. Nicolas Jardot perfectly masters the behavior of the Oracle Optimizer, holding speeches on the topic at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and the UKOUG 2013. He is also specialized in C++ development and masters the programming of requests in SQL language. Nicolas Jardot has a solid experience in the virtualization and centralization of applications. He has developed several PL/SQL packages aimed to simplify the administration of database applications and maintains the DMK_SQL package of dbi services' Database Management Kit. Nicolas Jardot is Oracle Certified Professional 11g (OCP 11g) and ITIL Foundation V3 certified. Nicolas Jardot holds an Engineer's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (F). His branch-related experience covers Pharma, Public Sector, Health, Real Estate, Automotive, etc.
Nicolas Jardot

AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 5 – Final day

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On Friday, it’s the last day for AWS re:Invent convention in Las Vegas. I didn’t know in advance what to expect because I have to admit that even if I started to use AWS, there is still a lot to learn. And that’s why I personally think working with technology is interesting, it’s always moving and there is always something new to investigate or learn. This morning, I attended a very interesting session about the life of…

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AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 4

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Thursday morning it’s time for the keynote from Dr Werner Vogels. A big part of the keynote was about databases again. Maybe AWS people knows that there are still lots of DBAs out there! It’s also again a focus on Amazon Aurora (relational), Dynamo DB (NoSQL) and AWS Redshift that are replacing Oracle databases Amazon was using. There was also a focus on how S3 works to maintain the best durability for the data. I’ve seen…

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AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 3

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On Wednesday morning, this is the big day for AWS re:Invent conference. The day started with a 3 hours keynote from Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS.The keynote covered a lot of different topics: databases, blockchain, machine learning… As most keynotes, it started with some numbers and AWS is still a strong leader on the public Cloud if you look at the market shares, a moment to tackle a bit some known competitors. Then it’s also…

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AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 2

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Second day in Las Vegas for the AWS re:Invent conference. It was time to travel a little bit around the campus to attend some sessions at the Aria. The planning was still around databases and a bit AWS knowledge. The shuttle service worked perfectly in both directions with a reasonable time travel between the 2 hotels. But with such time travels, you can’t always be in all sessions you would like to see. I started…

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AWS re:invent 2018 – Day 1

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Yesterday was my first day at AWS re:Invent conference. The venue is quite impressive, the conference is split between 6 hotels where you can attend different types of sessions including chalk talk, keynotes, hands-on labs or workshop. For my first day, I stayed in the same area in The Venetian to make it easy. The walking distance is quite big between some places so it requires to carefully plan the day to be able to see…

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AWS re:invent 2018 warm up

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The Cloud is now part of our job so we have to get a deeper look on the available services to understand and take best advantage of them. The annual AWS conference re:invent has started tonight in The Venetian at Las Vegas and will last until Friday. Today was a bit special because there were no sessions yet but instead I was able to participate to a ride to Red Rock canyon on a Harley Davidson…

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DOAG 2017: Automation in progress

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A week ago, I had the chance to be speaker at the DOAG Konferenz 2017 in Nürnberg. It’s sometimes hard to find time to be at the conferences because the end of year is quite busy at customers. But it’s also important because it’s time for sharing. I can share what I’m working on about automation and patching and I can also see how other people are doing. And it was great for me this…

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How to read XML database alert log?

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Since Oracle 11g, Oracle maintains two copies of the database’s alertlog in ADR: a flat text file in the sub-directory trace and an XML like in the folder alert. I had a case recently at a customer where the log.xml was moved to another place and compressed for archiving reason. As the regular text file was not containing old data, the goal was to exploit the archived XML -like file. When the file is still located…

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AOUG – Real World Performance Tour

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This week, Tom Kyte, Graham Wood and Andrew Holdsworth were present in Europe for several dates. One of the events was organised by the Austrian Oracle User Group (AOUG) in collaboration with the German and Swiss User Group (DOAG and SOUG) and I had the chance to be there to attend to one session of the Real Worl Performance tour session in Vienna. I think there is no real need to present the Real World…

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Use a wallet to encrypt Oracle client passwords

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In our more and more connected world, security is a big concern. Storing password is a very important topic because if a machine is compromised, we can assume that any password stored in clear text are also compromised. I had the question from a customer how can we encrypt the password in our application and monitoring scripts? In this blog we will discuss one solution: using the Oracle client wallet We find passwords for Oracle…

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