Oracle Hacking Session with Tanel Poder from OakTableWorld (Oct 2012 in San Francisco)

I delivered a live Oracle hacking session at OakTableWorld in San Francisco two weeks ago and here's the video (Thanks to Kyle Hailey & co)! Note that this was a hacking session deliberately aimed to be fun and "hackerish" rather than useful. … [Continue reading]

“My Perspective on Exadata” – Kerry Osborne interviewing Cary Millsap on E4 Stage

Here's the opening session's video of the the Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo conference. Kerry Osborne is interviewing Cary Millsap on Cary's view on Oracle Exadata! Enjoy!   … [Continue reading]

Oracle Hacking Session with Tanel Poder – Oracle Parameter Infrastructure

This hacking session's topic is Oracle parameter infrastructure. We will look into some internals of Oracle instance, session and optimizer environment parameter management. This session does not attempt to explain what all the individual parameters … [Continue reading]

Oracle full table scans, direct path reads, object level checkpoints, ORA-8103s

Note: The video below is back online now!  Here's another hacking session video from last year: Topics: How do full table scans work? How and why do the "ORA-8103: object no longer exists" errors happen How does Oracle (11g) decide … [Continue reading]

Oracle Troubleshooting: ORA-4031 errors and shared pool memory troubleshooting

Here's an old video of mine about shared pool internals, ORA-4031 errors and shared pool memory troubleshooting:   … [Continue reading]