Database News You Can UseOctober 2000
A monthly newsletter for Oracle users
from Database Specialists, a consulting firm
specializing in Oracle technology
In this issue:SQL Tuning: Live and In Person
Last month, we announced a new white paper by Database Specialists’ founder Roger Schrag, entitled, “Use EXPLAIN PLAN and TKPROF To Tune Your Applications.” Over 300 people at Oracle OpenWorld attended Roger’s technical session of the same name.
We are pleased to present this session once again on Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 at Lockheed in Sunnyvale for the next quarterly meeting of the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG). The NoCOUG meetings provide an excellent opportunity for Oracle DBAs and developers to attend technical sessions to improve their skills. Attendance is free for members and $40 for non-members. Where else can you get a day packed with three technical tracks to choose from AND a free lunch?!
To learn more about NoCOUG, visit http://www.nocoug.org.
On the last day of Oracle OpenWorld, a panel featuring a who’s-who in the Oracle arena convened to take audience questions. When asked for the best technical books they’ve read in the last year, the Oracles recommended:
Their favorite websites for finding answers to those nagging Oracle questions:
Oracle Education presented lots of mini-lessons at Oracle OpenWorld, and slide shows for 33 of these mini-lessons. (You will need an unzip utility and Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.) When viewing a presentation, be sure to check the slide notes for additional information. (This option is under the View menu in Microsoft PowerPoint.) Following are some valuable presentations recommended by the folks at Database Specialists:
Database Specialists is excited to be working with Wily Technology. Wily Technology’s mission is to help e-businesses build and operate world-class web systems using Java. Wily Technology delivers products and services providing high performance and reliability to custom Java applications. Some of Wily Technology’s offerings leverage Oracle technology, and that is where we are offering assistance. For more information about Wily Technology, visit their website at http://www.wilytech.com.
Here is a joke heard at Oracle OpenWorld:
Question: What’s the difference between a terrorist and a DBA?
(You know those DBAs… always wanting data integrity!)