It is out for download now:
It is out for download now:
There are a couple of books on the market already which cover 11g features.
As always many of them do not really cover a lot of the new features because everything is so new and the books were written under preasure. So the have the “COVERS 11g” on the cover but inside it is mostly 10g stuff.
Here is one which is a MUST READ for everybody who is interested how Automatic Storage Management (ASM) really works:
Oracle Automatic Storage Management
What makes this book especially interesting is the fact that the authors are the Oracle developers of ASM themselves, Nitin Vengurlekar and Richard Long, and Murali Vallath., the president of the RAC SIG, plus the architect of the technology Bill Bridge who wrote the foreword for the book .
This book keeps its promises and covers the 10g and 11g features of ASM in detail.
And it is an easy reader with a sence of humor:
“The ACD is a log that allows ASM to make atomic changes to multiple data structures. It is similar to the redo logs used by the Oracle RDBMS. Each instance gests a 42 MB chunk of the ACD. (As Douglas Adams explained in Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galary, “42″ is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the Univese and Everything.) …
This is the way of reading I like!!
Thank you guys, I love it
which will allow to mask sensitive data in a captured workload
so it is not possible to read the data in plain in the testing environment, but still run the workload for testing anyway. This will definitively make it more attractive for a number of customers to use Database Replay, one of the Real Application Testing (RAT) features in 11g.
Also it will be possible to capture a workload on a 10.2.0.4 database and run it on an 11g database for testing!!!
Oracle VP Leng Leng Tan and two members of her team presented some highlights of the new OEM which is at the beta level at present. You can find details for her OOW presentations and demos and other sources here.
and see which step takes how much DB-TIME and what does it consume: is it CPU is it I/O and so forth. This makes it very easy to find out which step needs tuning exactly. In the demo yesterday they executed a long runnig parallel select and showed how easy it is to find out which full table scan need tuning in order to improve the performance of teh entire statement.
This is a very cool feature!
My next post will be about Data masking for testing.
Today Charles Phillips in his keynote officially announced the availability of Oracle Virtualization Server.
It is a virtualization server based on the opensource XEN technology.
Already two hours after the announcement there was the first brilliant presentation about GRID & Virtualization Server and its integration with Fusion Middleware. delivered by Senior Director Pavana Jain.
The software is not downloadable yet as far as I understood but will around soon as well.
Here are a few slides from the presentation:
With this technology it will be possible to store virtually everything in ASM storage and it is even possible to migrate running live VMs from one physical maschine to another one within minutes.
I cannot wait to test it!