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Rewriting SQL Queries for Performance in 9 Minutes (Video)

Here is another video from Stephane Faroult about how you can improve query performance:

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Oracle Database Architecture in Less than 10 Minutes (Video)

Here is a video from Stephane Faroult about Oracle database architecture. He describes the video as “a pretty reckless description of what happens when you start Oracle and when you execute a statement”. You also get to listen to his unique English accent. Watch:

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SQL Indexing Video

Another nice video from Stephane Faroult about database indexing. Stephane’s videos are always interesting.

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The Naked Truth of Mogens

Let’s take a short break from the deluge of Oracle OpenWorld related blog posts and watch this video of Oracle ACE Director Mogens Norgaard (WARNING: Not safe for work):

(via Dan Morgan)

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Oracle Street Talk (Video)

Seems like most Australians do not know about Oracle, at least as of the date this video was shot. Of course, it depends on whom you ask the question: Have you heard of Oracle Corporation before?

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Oracle Nose Job – Part 2

After the huge success of their first video, Mogens and Morten demonstrate an Oracle database installation, again wearing a straitjacket:

(via Kevin)

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Most Developers are Young and Clueless About Databases and SQL

That’s what Stephane Faroult claims in the third part of his three part video series about SQL database performance best practices (shown below). Do you agree with him?

For sure, there exist young database developers whose level of expertise is still very shallow. But, isn’t that how we all started? As you grow older and learn and try new things, you gain more experience and you become less and less clueless.

So, older developers have more experience than younger ones. But, younger developers tend to be more energetic and learn new things faster. This is of course a theory and a generalization as much as it is common sense. What do you think?

Now, do you mind If I ask you this question: Continue reading…

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Use Only Your Nose to Install an Oracle Database (How-to Video)

Kevin says “Oracle Database is the Most Difficult Product to Install”, Howard says “Quite the silliest”, I say watch for yourself:

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Oracle OpenWorld 2006 – Bye Bye

I am back home. I left San Francisco yesterday evening. I am very impressed with Oracle OpenWorld. It was the largest concentration of Oracle and Oracle related professionals ever. All of the sessions and keynotes I attended were very good and useful. It was also very nice meeting many fellow bloggers and Oracle gurus in person.

Here is a link to most of the blog posts and news about this year’s conference and also my last OOW short video:

Now, back to my pre-OOW activities…

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Oracle OpenWorld 2006 – Watch Tom Kyte (video)

The following is a video of the first three minutes of Tom Kyte‘s session at Oracle OpenWorld 2006: Things you think you know.



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