Tag: misc

Just one more week

I’m off to UKOUG again this year.  It’s an awesome conference, and I’ll be doing three talks there. On Monday at 3:30 it’s my first keynote talk   “12 Things You’ll Love About the Oracle Database 12.2”, followed up at 6pm by “AskTom –…

OTN tour 2016 APAC

The OTN tour came to APAC this year, so it’s been a pleasure and privilege to be able to participate in some of the legs.  Being Perth born and bred, I know all too well that any travel to Australia from … well… anywhere…

Shirts of OpenWorld

OpenWorld just isn’t OpenWorld without enjoying a bit of fun with one’s attire                  

After OpenWorld…

Don’t forget that there’s lot of great content still to come your way throughout the rest of the year. I’ll be part of the OTN Tour in Bangalore, Sydney and Brisbane. And for a change of pace… I’ll be doing a keynote  at UKOUG…

OOW16 – The Park Central

Some of my sessions this year at OpenWorld are at the Park Central. So…you’ve arrived at the Moscone Center, and you’re wondering “How do I get to the Park Central ?  After all…that’s where all of the hot talks will be” Here’s my simple…

A bumper OpenWorld 2016 for me…

My first OpenWorld was in the Australia in ..well… I’m not sure when but it might have even been the late 1990’s.  Time flies. But 2016 will be my first OpenWorld as an Oracle employee…and hence, I’ll be busy Hopefully you can come along…

Uber’s move to MySQL

I was reading a very interesting article on Uber’s move from Postgres to MySQL. I really like it when IT professionals and/or companies take the time to explain their technology decisions.  It’s a brave thing to do, because it’s easy for people to jump…

OpenWorld 2016 is not far away

OpenWorld is just around the corner, and the Ask Tom team will be involved in a number of panels where you can chat to us, ask questions, debate topics and basically have a relaxed 45mins during all the frenzied activity that is OpenWorld.  So…

OTN Yathra– scenes from Bangalore and Hyderbad

It’s sad that I could not capture in pictures the amazing sights and sounds from both inside the conference and outside in the streets of these amazing places. I was too busy just absorbing it myself and neglected to take enough pictures But again,…

OTN Yathra Chennai

Rather than try to convey in words the first couple of days in India, I thought I’d share some of the images from the first days here in India, covering the Chennai conference. Enjoy

Technology debates

As always happens from time to time, we had the following request on AskTom today: Could you list down 2 reasons why sql server is better than oracle? Then 2 counter reasons as to why why oracle is better than sql server   And…

A old story from the past

My own personal hell story was back in the late 1990’s, when moving database from one server to another.  We were recycling some of the hardware (disks and memory), so it was a unload-to-tape, reload-from-tape job. The servers were in Port Hedland (a rat-infested…