Started at Amazon! … want to join me?

August 29th, 2016
(Disclamer: any opinions expressed here are fully my own and not representative of my employer) photo by alvaroprieto  (cc 2.0) Super excited to be working at Amazon on my passion which is performance data visualization and database monitoring. Suffice it to say this is the most excited I've been about work in my career and I've had ample opportunity to work on database performance in the past such as at Oracle (where I helped design the performance pages and designed Top Activity page), at Quest (now Dell) on Spotlight, on my own free tools ( ASHMon, S-ASH, W-ASH, Oramon etc)  and at Embarcadero ...


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Oaktable World 2016 Sept 19 & 20 is on !!

August 26th, 2016
Having take a new job at Amazon just two weeks ago and moving to Seattle (!)  I didn’t have the time nor was it practical to set up Oaktable World  this year. Luckily Kellyn Pot’vin has taken over the mantel ! Get the info straight from the horses mouth at her blog. The following content has been graciously supplied from Kellyn’s blog: Oak Table World is FREE to the PUBLIC!  We don’t require an Oracle Open World badge to attend, so bring a friend and they’ll owe you big time! Here is the current schedule: The Great Dane Mogens Norgaard will be opening Oak Table World on Monday, at 8:30am. Be ...


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Denial of Service (DoS) attacks continue

August 24th, 2016
It's frustrating to have to spend time jumping off into web security and wordpress configurations when there are so many other things that are important to be doing. Today the DoS continued and the Jetpack solution didn't seem to work. The other two solutions from Digital Ocean didn't seem reasonable. One was to re-install wordpress with there install version. Nice that they offer a better security protected version but I didn't feel like re-installing my wordpress. TH other option basically eliminated all access to xmlrpc.php. Looking around I found a plugin that does firewall work and had just added functionality for ...


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Denial of Service (DoS) attack on this site

August 22nd, 2016
This site had been running for a years with no big issues. I had performance and system saturation issues about 3 years ago and then move the site to DigitalOcean.com. DigitalOcean.com is inexpensive and the performance is awesome. Then last Monday and every day since the site had been going down. Simplest "solution" for me was just to get on and bounce the machine. That cleared it up. After this went on for a few days I contacted DigitalOcean saying I didn't see how it could be an issue with them, but I'd asked anyway. Sure enough they had identified the issue, which had nothing to do with ...


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Speaking at OOW 2016 on Sunday on Active Session History

August 19th, 2016
Session ID: UGF3110 Advanced Active Session History Analytics Moscone West—3020 09/18/16, 03:30:00 PM - 04:15:00 PM    


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Moving to Seattle! Our beautiful rental available in San Francisco

June 10th, 2016
More news coming, but for now, we (family and I) are moving to Seattle! We will be giving up our gorgeous rental house in San Francisco thus it will be available to the next lucky family. Beautiful large house a block from San Francisco's most prestigious neighborhood St Francis Woods. see: Photos of house It is a wonderful elegant big family house for our family and two kids walking distance to Commodore Sloat a block from St Francis Woods on a safe family street. We love it but we have to move because of my job change. Its an amazing home. Perfect for our family as we ...


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Evolution of Masking Vendors

April 25th, 2016
Masking with Delphix (where duplicate blocks are shared making a new copy almost free storage wise and almost instantaneous) has 4 big advantages Instant data, no copying Ease of Use Consistent across data centers and databases vendors Master/Slave Virtual Data Masking Delphix masking and virtualization is the most advanced solution in the market place, because Delphix doesn't provision data. Instead of provisioning data, Delphix sets up pointers back to existing data for a new clone. When that new clone tries to modify data, the existing data stays unchanged, and the changed data is stored elsewhere and only visible to the clone that made the change. This allows Delphix to ...


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Delphix replication and push button cloud migration

April 22nd, 2016
Someone just asked on the Delphix Forums whether they could test Delphix replication with the free version of Delphix called Delphix Express. I'd never tried, so I sat down to try and was amazed at how easy it was. One of the coolest things about Delphix replication is that it makes it super easy to migrate to the cloud and also to fall back to in house if need be.  For cloud migration, I just set up a Delphix engine in house and one in a cloud, for example Amazon EC2. Then I just give the in house engine the  credentials to replicate ...


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Collaborate 2016 Oaktable World Sessions

April 12th, 2016
Oaktable World Las Vegas is happening at Collaborate 2016! Many thanks to Tim Gorman, Alex Gorbachev and Mark Farnham for organizing! Free Oaktable World t-shirts available at Delphix booth 1613 on Tuesday and at the Oaktable World talks on Wednesday. Also available at the Delphix booth is free copies of Mike Swing's "the little r12.2.5 upgrade essentials for managers and tema members". Mike will be doing Q&A at the Delphix booth Tuesday 1:15-2:00 and book signing on Wednesday 2:00- 2:45. Oaktable World all day Wednesday 9:15-6:15 Mandalay Bay Ballroom I Time Session Type Presenter Name Proposed Topic 09:15 - 10:15 60 mins Alex Gorbachev Back of a Napkin Guide to ...


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DB2 fully supported on Delphix

March 21st, 2016
I've received a number of inquiries lately about the support of DB2 on Delphix and yes, Delphix 5.0 now supports full automation of virtual data for DB2. With the addition of DB2, Delphix now supports full automation of virtual data on all three of the major enterprise databases Oracle SQL Server DB2 as well as Sybase, MySQL and Postgres. For more information on DB2 in Delphix 5.0 see Good blog post on Delphix support for DB2 Delphix documentation on DB2 and here is a video demoing DB2 on Delphix 5.o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4rIe_vQy1g&feature=youtu.be


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