Applying Traditional DBA Skills to Oracle Exadata
1 Apr 2013
Oracle Exadata presents a new set of concepts that can be overwhelming for Oracle DBAs - InfiniBand, Storage Servers, CellCLI, bundle patches, and others. Yet Oracle Exadata still runs Oracle database software, and makes heavy use of well-known RAC and ASM technology. Beginning starts with Oracle Exadata's architecture, this presentation shows where traditional database, storage, network, and operating concepts are in use. It moves on to discuss the Oracle Exadata's secret sauce, and the skills DBAs need to make best use of it.
Marc Fielding is senior consultant with Pythian's advanced technology group, where he specializes in high availability, scalability, and performance tuning. He has worked with Oracle database products over the past ten years, from version 7.3 up to the very latest version. He is an active blogger and member of the Oracle community. His experience across the entire enterprise application stack allows him to provide reliable, scalable, fast, creative, and cost-effective solutions to Pythian's diverse client base.