OOW was a great success …gone are the days when this event is focused towards just marketing. Normally this conference had more VP, CIO, etc attending to get overview of marketing fluff from various presentations. These days presentations are filled with good technical information useful for database administrators in their day to day activities. In this open world I had the opportunity to present three papers..
1. RAC for developers: It was a pretty to see that basic knowledge of how Oracle works lacking amongst the developers.. they did not know their query was executed by oracle and the result sets returned back to them. this was a hard presentation as I was dragged into a rat hole on what an instance was and how the database is common against many instances in a RAC environment. I did not do much justice on what the presentation was focused on namely discussing FAN, FCF, load balancing..how to code and troubleshoot them.
2. Looking under the hood at the Oracle Clusterware. I had done this presentation in OOW 2008 and received good response/feedback. This year also the response was very good, had a full room and lots of good questions at the end of the session.
3. Tools and Utilities for RAC available on Metalink. Most popular of all the presentations, its surprising how many of us really know the various tools and utilities available on Metalink and OTN that could be used for troubleshooting and monitoring a RAC. Yet we spend all the money we have to third party tool vendors and developers when most of what is provided by them and essential for day to day administration and troubleshooting of the RAC environment are available free of cost from Oracle.
Looking forward to presenting at future OOW’s and conferences around the world.
16th Jan ‘10 – this has been sitting in my draft folder for such a long time.. I understand this is old material.. but since its already done.. i decided to post it.