Do-It-Yourself Exadata-Level Performance! Really? Part IV.

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.

7 Responses to “Do-It-Yourself Exadata-Level Performance! Really? Part IV.”

  1. 1 George August 20, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Kev, you know it is not we’ll give you what you need, We’ll give you what we deem you might be interested in, what we think you might find interesting.

    And sorry to hear about their “shooting down” your topic, having heard this is always makes for very interesting discussions, guessing they are scared of the truth…

    Some day when I’m big and strong I’ll also attend OW and be able to sit and listen to your chats again, of course with hat and beer in hand 😉


    • 2 kevinclosson August 20, 2010 at 5:34 am

      Hey George,

      There is nothing sinister going on. The Mix thing was a non-employee only situation. The fact that they didn’t stipulate in advance is near worthy of an installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series….well, not really 🙂

      I’ll be updating the blog soon on what I’ll be speaking about and when. Please stand by.

      Didn’t I post a photo of that crazy hat? Hmmm…

  2. 3 George August 20, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I don’t think so, Let me know, I think I should have shot here of you + Hat + refreshment… 🙂
    Looking forward to more posts again, I get the feeling there is allot t be spoken about, been a long dry season and well OW and all that’s around the corner, bound to make for some interesting discussions

  3. 5 Tim Hall August 20, 2010 at 8:34 am


    What about an unconference session on that subject? I would certainly like to see it and it sounds like 100+ others might come along too.



  4. 6 Surachart Opun August 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Hi Kevin,

    However I hope to hear more about Exadata Performance and real thing from your blog.

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