Another Hotsos Symposium is in the books (well, the main Symposium is over with only the Training Day remaining tomorrow). As usual, it was a phenomenal event. Hotsos has got it down to a science on how to deliver a 5 Diamond event and it just seems to get better every year. My thanks go out to everyone at Hotsos who work so hard to make this event happen (special nod to Rhonda B and Becky G...sounds like a new girl band, huh?).
Today was a double celebration for Pythian & founder Paul Vallée (happy birthday again Paul). We’re thrilled to be recognized for our unique and varied culture of top industry talent. I’m proud to announce our latest award, the 2012 Employer Excellence Award for Retention and Engagement by Hire Immigrants Ottawa, for our achievement in workplace [...]
High Availability Features to Watch Out For in SQL Server 2012 While there have been several discussions about the next version of SQL Server within the technical communities, most customers are still thinking about whether or not to upgrade. I can’t blame them, upgrading to the latest version of any software or hardware is no [...]
In recent past we had a situation where in, we were required to move MSDB, Model and Master databases to a new location, the reason being a faulty drive. While moving the system databases to the new location we needed to be extra cautious. Let’s see the process step-by-step. Step 1: Let’s query sys view [...]
Today I'm taking a look at the core packages of the PL/SQL language, namely the STANDARD and DBMS_STANDARD packages in the SYS schema. These packages contain a lot of the language features we use every day in PL/SQL programming.
The headline articles of the Fall 1993 edition of Oracle Magazine included topics on Multimedia Servers, Free Space Defragmentation and Geographic Information Systems. Apart from the head line articles most of the other articles were about product announcements/updates and about how certain types of companies were using IT.
With this milestone birthday that has now arrived for Paul, it’s time to look back on the years and SOME (there are way too many stories to put them all here) of the Pythian history highlights. By the way, for those of you who aren’t aware, Paul has always been an entrepreneur, and when you [...]
Celebrating the colors of our beautiful relationship, I wish you and your family all the bright hues of life. Have a colourful holi ! May God gift you all the colors of life ; colors of joy, colors of happiness , colors of friendship , colors of love and all the other colors , you want to paint your life with.
One of the session’s I attended yesterday (6th March) was Karen Morton speaking about grouping in SQL. Karen is a member of the Oak Table network, knows what she’s talking about, and speaks well. So you’ll be pleased to hear that one of the first slide she showed was about an offer from Apress for the book Pro Oracle SQLthat she co-authored with several other members of the Oak Table.