Fill the Glass Episode 2: The Oracle Exadata Database Machine and the Wunderschön Wonders of Smart Scan

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PhotoPhotoCary Millsap welcomes Enkitec engineered system specialist Martin Bach in episode 2 of Fill the Glass. Martin will guide us in this information-packed hour through a tour of the extensive collection of Oracle Exadata internal technologies commonly called Smart Scan. Martin will demonstrate the positive differences that Smart Scan can make, show how it works, and give you a peek under the hood at how everything is instrumented. And as always, Cary and Martin will discuss your questions along the way.

What is “Fill the Glass”? This new webinar series is about Oracle and related technologies. It is a little different than the usual hello-slide-show-Q&A-bye routine. These shows include conversation. Our aim is to bring the technology to life. Our guests of course talk about the problems they’re solving and how they solve them, but our conversations include discussions about their ideas, their motives, their tools, …even their careers. Cary likes to find the twist, a way of perceiving a situation that you might not have thought of. Join us to learn, improve your career, and have some fun. See Episode 1 with Karen Morton here.

Where Did My CPU Go? Enkitec & Redgate Webinar by Karl Arao

This webinar focuses on CPU monitoring and capacity planning. Karl highlights scenarios typically encountered on a massively consolidated environment. For example, an environment where you may have 30+ databases and need to know how many CPU cores are being used at a particular time. In the Oracle world, the CPU is not just the “green thing” in the Enterprise Manager (OEM). It is actually much more than that. Karl will discuss the usual CPU monitoring tools in OEM, visualization enhancements that can be made by AWR analytics, as well as how these can be applied to critical capacity planning scenarios.

Key takeaways from this webinar:

  • Identify the consolidated CPU load of a cluster environment
  • Take quantitative information and make it visual so both the technical and non-technical can “see” what’s going on leading to prompt and accurate solutions

In-Memory in Action by Cary Millsap, Kerry Osborne and Tanel Poder

This one-hour webinar includes three of the brightest minds in the industry, Cary Millsap, Kerry Osborne and Tanel Poder. Hear them discuss the revolutionary technology of Oracle Database In-Memory, an in-memory column store that does not slow down … [Continue reading]

Favorite Sessions from E4 2014

Below are some of our favorite sessions from last years Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo (E4) conference. My PX Goes to 11 by Kerry Osborne & Chris Wones This session provides a case study detailing the implementation of extreme parallelism in … [Continue reading]

Fill the Glass – New Webinar Series by Cary Millsap

Accenture Enkitec Group is excited to announce a new webinar series hosted by Cary Millsap. Find details below on the series and the first webinar featuring Karen Morton. Cary Millsap is a developer, teacher, writer, and consultant who has been a … [Continue reading]

DB12c Adaptive Optimization by Kerry Osborne

Summary: One of the most interesting new features of the Oracle Database Optimizer is the ability to recognize its own mistakes and use execution statistics to automatically improve execution plans. Oracle calls this "Adaptive Optimization" and this … [Continue reading]

Enkitec Awarded Oracle Excellence Awards- Energy/Utilities & Financial Services

Enkitec has established a global reputation with its customers by building and sustaining advanced technology environments. “Companies in these sectors have complex technology requirements well-suited for Oracle's sophisticated solutions. We have b … [Continue reading]

Reducing downtime using incremental backups and X-Platform TTS, presented by Martin Bach

A little known MOS note describes how you can potentially reduce downtime by a significant amount when migrating databases between systems with different endianness. Many sites are looking for ways to move their databases from big-endian platforms … [Continue reading]

Enkitec at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Oracle PartnerNetwork's Joel Borellis with Martin Paynter discussing Oracle Exadata for financial services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy0mwvaJUlo&feature=youtube_gdata_player   … [Continue reading]

Hadoop Architecture vs. Exadata Architecture

Watch Kerry Osborne compare and contrast Hadoop and Exadata Architecture from his E4 2012 presentation "Hadoop Meets Exadata." http://vimeo.com/65149611 … [Continue reading]