As an advocate on database virtualization, I often challenge customers to consider if they are using their resources in an optimal way.
And so I usually claim, often in front of a skeptical audience, that physically deployed servers hardly ever reach an average utilization of more than 20 per cent (thereby [...]
My all-time high post with the most pageviews is the one on Linux disk alignment: How to set disk alignment in Linux. In that post I showed an easy method on how to set and check disk alignment under linux.
Enough has been written on why disk alignment is important but here [...]
Disk Fragmentation – O&O technologies.Hope they don’t mind the free advertising
Yet another customer was asking me for advice on implementing the ZFS file system on EMC storage systems. Recently I did some hands-on testing with ZFS as Oracle database file store so that I could get an opinion on the [...]
Reblogged from Kevin Closson's Blog: Platforms, Databases and Storage:
Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine – An Introduction
On October 1, 2012 Oracle issued a press release announcing the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine. Well-chosen words, Oracle marketing, surgical indeed.
Games Are Games–Including Word Games
Oracle didn’t issue a press release [...]
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