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Pascal Brand

DOAG 2018: Key word: “Docker”

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In my blog about the DOAG Last year I said that saw a growing interest on the automatic deployment tools and Docker containers. This year confirmed the interest. They were a lot of presentations about Docker containers, Kubernetes, OpenShift. This for the database stream, the DevOps stream but also the Middleware one. I numbered more than 25 sessions where the keyword Docker appeared in the Abstract. Despite my will, I was not able to assist…

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Elisa Usai

My first presentation at the DOAG – “MySQL 8.0 Community: Ready for GDPR?”

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This year I participated for the first time to the DOAG, the conference which takes place in November in Nuremberg. Here some key words about this event: Oracle and other technologies, 2000 visitors, more than 400 sessions, more than 800 abstracts sent, exhibitors… And for me everything started when in June I decided to send an abstract for a MySQL session.

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Clemens Bleile

Technical and non-technical sessions at the DOAG 2018

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The amazing DOAG 2018 conference is over now. As every year we saw great technical as well as great non-technical sessions. What impressed me was the non-technical presentation “Zurück an die Arbeit – Wie aus Business-Theatern wieder echte Unternehmen werden” (back to work – how business theatres become real business company again) provided by Lars Vollmer. It was very funny, but also thought-provoking. Lars started with the provocative sentence that people do work too less….

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Jérôme Witt

DOAG 2018 – Fazit: it’s not only about Oracle anymore

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | One Comment

Amazing conference, amazing people and awesome party like every year  and of course great networking like every year This year, I was quite impressed about the number of different technologies. Speeches were not only centered around the big red O. As already summarized, by my colleague Alain yesterday: DOAG 2018 – Not only database – Docker and Kubernetes rule the world Open Source RDBMS, containers and microservices are arising much more quickly than cloud computing…

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Alain Lacour

DOAG 2018 – Not only database – Docker and Kubernetes rule the world

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The DOAG Konferenz is about everything around the Oracle database and Oracle technologies. But this year, as stated in the blog of Daniel Westermann more and more open source as well as “hype” subjects from which Docker and Kubernetes are very popular. Looking at the program we can see about 20 presentations on those 2 technologies: DevOps mit der Oracle Datenbank Oracle, PostgreSQL, Docker und Kubernetes bei der Mobiliar Docker und die Oracle Fusion Middleware…

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Hervé Schweitzer

Funny session Oracle vs PostgreSQL battle at the #DOAG2018

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As each year dbi services is present at the DOAG with a nice booth and with many presentations. Today my colleague Daniel Westermann had a very funny session with Jan Karremans “Oracle vs PostgreSQL” battle. The rule of who will defend which technology was not defined before and without surprise Daniel won the Oracle Technology. But Daniel since the last year is convinced from the PostgreSQL technology. Daniel started the Battle with aggressive question to…

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Daniel Westermann

DOAG 2018, more and more open source

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We speak about the increasing interest in open source technologies since several years and now, in 2018, you even feel that at the DOAG. There are sessions about PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Docker, Kubernetes and much more. As usual we had to do our hard preparation work before the conference opened to the public and prepare our booth and Michael almost came to his limits (and maybe he was not even sure on what he was doing…

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David Barbarin

Is there too much memory for my SQL Server instance?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, SQL Server | 2 Comments

Is there too much memory for my SQL Server instance? This is definitely an uncommon question I had to deal with of my customers a couple of weeks ago. Usually DBAs complain when they don’t have enough memory for environments they have to manage and the fact is SQL Server (like other SGBDRs) provides a plenty of tools for memory pressure troubleshooting. But what about of the opposite? This question raised in a context of an environment…

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Michael Hein

Patching a virtualized ODA to patch

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This article describes patching a virtualized Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) containing only an ODA_BASE virtual machine. Do this patching first on test machines because it can not be guaranteed that all causes of failures of single VM ODAs are covered in this article. I got the experience that precheck for ODA patches does not detect some failure conditions which may lead to an unusuable ODA. Overview: Patch first to After that patch to…

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