Is Continuous Integration compatible with database applications ?

November 10th, 2014
Continuous integration and continuous delivery offers huge efficiency gains for companies  but is continuous integration even possible when the application's backbone is a massive relational database. How can one spin up database copies for developers, QA, integration testing,  and delivery testing ?  Its not like Chef or Puppet can spin up a 10TB database copy in a few minutes the way one can spin up a Linux VM. There is a way and that way is called data virtualization which allows one to spin up that 10TB database in minutes as well as branch a copy of that 10TB from Dev to QA, ...


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#CloneAttack online ! (and in person at #ECO14 & #DOAG14)

November 5th, 2014
I'll be at #ECO14 today in Raleigh,NC. Catch me in person to get a copy of #CloneAttack. I'll also be at #DOAG14 in Nuremberg Nov 18-20 running an official #CloneAttack along side of #RacAttack and #RepAttack. Will also be at #BGOUG in Sofia Bulgaria Nov 14-16. For online #CloneAttack info read on: We are starting a limited publicly accessible download of a trial version of Delphix and lab. If interested connect with me on linkedin at  www.linkedin.com/in/kylehailey/ and I will send you the download info via linkedin messages. Delphix trial version and lab: The lab consists of 3 virtual machines. The virtual machines are available from ...


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Jonathan Lewis explains Delphix

November 4th, 2014
OOW 2014 was the best so far for me and a whirl wind.  After not having a presentation accepted since I left Oracle 10 years ago, I got not only a presentation accepted but 3 presentations accepted. Woohoo! Two of my presentations are available on youtube at Ashmasters Lies, damn lies and I/O benchmarking On top of that with the awesome support of the Oaktable, Delphix, Pythian and Enkitec , I was able to secure a great venue for the 3rd annual Oaktable World at OOW where we had the leading Oracle performance and internals experts speak for 2 solid days. You can see videos ...


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DevOps and Databases?

October 16th, 2014
I'm super looking forward to next weeks DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco. You might ask "Why?!" since I'm a database guy and not a DevOps guy.  I can understand that reaction. I don't know about you, but when I hear the term DevOps I have to roll my eyes and think "oh, the latest greatest tech industry buzzword." So why would I as a DBA care about DevOps? With DevOps, as with most tech industry buzzwords, there is actually a worthy idea at the kernel. The kernel of DevOps has two parts. communication automation The first part is changing company culture seeking to improve ...


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Delphix and Oracle 12c partnership

October 10th, 2014
More and more people have been asking me how Delphix compares with Oracle EM 12c Cloud Control with Snap Clone. Delphix compliments Oracle. Oracle and Delphix are partners.  Delphix is an Oracle Gold ISV partner and we collaborated at Oracle Open World on hosting hands on Delphix labs. Delphix adds value to Oracle by enabling Oracle customers to more efficiently and easily make copies of there databases. Databases are typically copied from a production system to development, QA, backups, reporting, sandboxes, UAT, forensics etc. Across these copies 90-99% of the data blocks are duplicate. Instead of making duplicate copies, Delphix enables the duplicate ...


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Where the real technical talks are at OOW

September 26th, 2014
What are the real technical talks at OOW amid all the marketing fluff? I don't know all of them but I can vouch for the following   time id speaker room title Sunday 9:00 UGF2563 Jeremiah Wilton, Marc Fielding M South 309 24/7 Availability with Oracle Database Application Continuity 9:00 UGF4378 Gwen Shapira M South 308 Analyzing Twitter Data with Hadoop - Live Demo 10:00 UGF3587 Tim Gorman M South 301 Scaling To Infinity: Partitioning DW on Oracle Database 11:00 UGF3147 Chris Antognini M South 304 Adaptive Query Optimization 2:30 UGF8949 12 speakers... M South 304 12 Looks at Oracle Database 12c: EOUC Short Talks UGF8949 pt. 1 Jonathan Lewis M South 304 Ugrading to 12c - What will go wrong? 2:30 UGF2244 Connor McDonald M South 303 12c features for Developers 2:30 UGF3475 Martin Bach, Frits Hoogland M ...


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Oaktable World & Delphix Labs on Mon & Tues

September 25th, 2014
Next week during Oracle Open World, be sure and come on Monday and Tuesday to the free Oaktable World and  on Tuesday to Delphix hands on lab and free 90 day trial version at #CloneAttack at the same venue as Oaktable World.   The labs will also be joined by DBvisit for #RepAttack and Solarwinds (Confio) for #MonitorAttack.   Beer, Meat, Explode        


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Oracle Open World schedule

September 24th, 2014
Here is my schedule of presentations at Open World this coming week. I most excited about my talk on Sunday. The Phoenix Project is a awesome book everyone should read, DevOps is the rising star of IT and this talk will empower DBAs to take their careers to the next level with data virtualization - virtualize, govern and deliver data efficiently boosting your companies efficiencies and bottom line much greater than any other change one could make as a DBA. Sunday 3:30 - DevOps, Databases, and the Phoenix Project (UGF4042) Moscone South - 301 Monday - 8am - 5pm  - Oaktable World 10am - to see Jonathan Lewis at ...


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Delphix trial version available for first time : #CloneAttack

September 23rd, 2014
  Update: Delphix is now hosting a community board for the hands on lab called Landshark ------ At Oracle Open World we will be leading hands on labs to install a fully operation Delphix environment on your laptop. The labs will be hosted at the Creativity Museum, the same location as Oaktable World on Tuesday Sept 30 from 10am to 5pm. Solarwinds Confio and DBvisit will also beholding #MonitorAttack and #RepAttack in the same location. The labs for Delphix will be led by Kyle Hailey Steve Karam Adam Bowen Ben Prusinski Tim Gorman We will provide automated install scripts along with 3 OVA files for the following VMs: Linux Source (CentOS 6.5) 1.8 GB OVA file,  ...


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Jonathan Lewis explains Delphix internals

September 22nd, 2014
Last week we had a great webinar with Jonathan Lewis as he explained his hands on experience of Delphix, how Delphix works internally and some use cases that Delphix solves for Jonathan. Jonathan will be joining us a the Delphix booth at Oracle Open World and giving shorter version of the presentation at 10am on Monday and Tuesday and 11am on Wednesday. Also Jonathan will be speaking at Oaktable World on Monday 1pm and both Monday and Tuesday for Ted Talks at Oaktable World between noon and 1pm. If you are interested in trying Delphix out, we will be hosting a hands on ...


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