This is the start of my Blog about topics that involve Oracle performance and availability at the platform (OS, server hardware) and storage level. I hope the topics I bring to the community will be informative, helpful and fit for discussion.
Recently I was exchanging email with fellow OakTable Network member, Tom Kyte, regarding some photos on his flickr page. Tom travels a lot (much more than I could handle) and captures a lot of the “feel” of the places he visits. There were a lot of photos there that had great composition so I commented about “fundamentals” and how having a background with an old rickety SLR like my Nikon FE2 (I actually love that thing) has helped me even with my inexpensive 6 megapixel digital. Tom made an entry in his blog about this. Carrying this train of thought to Oracle, I think a lot of the Oracle-related topics I cover in my papers and speaking engagements are rooted in this appreciation for the fundamentals. I hope as this Blog matures we both can figure out what that really means.
So, in concert with this thread about photography and fundamentals, and to get my Blog going, I thought I’d also post up a photo or two and introduce the spirit of this Blog. Nobody is perfect—most certainly not me. I will do the best I can to bring ideas and topics to this Blog that are as accurate and helpful as possible. I suppose one of the first things I should do is update my profile so readers can get an idea who I am, where I’ve been, and why I would have any business discussing Oracle-related topics from a platform and storage perspective. Hopefully my first real installment will make that point just as well.