Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Goldengate Monitor Memory Leak/monitoring

I've seen issues with Goldengate Monitor crashing over and over.  I've had very limited success from Oracle support...one company I worked with scheduled something in cron to stop/start Monitor during a low activity time to keep it from crashing unexpectedly.

Although that may be a work around, that shouldn't be necessary.  Monitor has been around for a few years now...it should be more stable than this.  I found a blog today where somebody had this issue and dug pretty deeply into the root issue...here's the link:

http://darthdba.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

To OEM 13c, or not to OEM 13c?

Last week I met with some Oracle people for an OEM 13c presentation with some other customers to look at the great new features offered. 

When they asked, "Who has installed 13c?". I was the only one in the group of ~30 who raised my hand.  By the end of the presentation and at the urging of the Oracle guys presenting, everybody was going to rush back to the office and download and install it to take advantage of all the great new features.

This week I'm at Hotsos in Dallas at a presentation by Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman (DBA Kevlar), and she just mentioned a new revision of OEM (13.2) is going to be released in the next quarter with new features and a lot of refinements.

So...you might want to wait for it.  :)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Hotsos 2016

...and so it begins!  If you haven't heard of it...Hotsos is a symposium based in Dallas, TX focused on performance in Oracle database and tools.  Its the best, most intensive, focused place to gain internals knowledge and network with some of the best minds in the industry, IMHO.

Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gormon (aka dbakevlar and OEM 13c guru) and Jeff Smith (aka The Jeff Smith) gave the keynote this morning.

Bryn Llewellyn (Oracle's PLSQL product manager) and Carlos Sierra are up next...but I'm really looking forward to Tanel Poder, Richard Foote and Kerry Osborne's presentations.