In my post entitled Do-It-Yourself Exadata-Level Performance? Really? I invited readers to visit the Oracle Mix page and vote for my suggest-a-session where I aimed to present on DIY Exadata-level performance. As the following screenshot shows I got a lot of good folks to vote on that. It must have been an interesting sounding topic!
Yes, 105 votes. I’m not positive, but that may be the largest number of votes for any suggest-a-session. Thanks for the support. The screenshot also states that back in the week of July 5 the results and notifications would be posted. I waited a few weeks after July 5, without notice, and emailed some of the Mix folks. Here’s what I got:
Oracle employees were not eligible to be selected. The Mix process is meant to give external folks another opportunity to submit their sessions for review and possible inclusion.
I wish they would have stipulated the fact that Oracle Employees need not participate in suggest-a-session. I would have saved those 105 folks the headache of voting.
So, I’m sorry to say that if the topic I suggested in my abstract was something you wanted to hear in a general session, your want is in vain. However, the syllabus for the show suggests to me that there will be plenty of content that you need to hear as per the powers that be. I think the old Stones’ lyric should change to:
You can’t always get what you want. We’ll give you what you need.
I’ll blog more about this seemingly seedy concept of DIY Exadata-level performance soon. I’ll also post about the sessions I am involved with at OOW 2010. I’m hoping my dry-spell on blogging is going to ease. I have a large amount of content to get out.