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Worried About Your Paris Trip? Don’t Be, Check Out This Quirky Stuff

If you are looking for an unparalleled vacation experience, look to the City of Light. Holidays in Paris are simply indulgent and are fantastic …

Gamification Can Help People Actually Use Analytics Tools

If you’re trying to use advanced analytics to improve your organization’s decisions, join the club. Most of the companies I talk to are embarked on just such a quest. But it’s a rocky one.<p>The technological challenge is hard enough. You have to identify the right data and develop useful tools, such …

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

Cognitive Computing

Obama's Proposed College Savings Tax Gave Opposition a Needed Boost

For years, accountants and 529 plan managers have had a long debate as to whether or not technology was a qualified education expense. If it is families could use 529 plan funds for laptop computers, etc. If it isn’t families could be subject to a hefty tax penalty if they decide to take college …

What Does It Cost to Live for a Month in Paris?

Entrance to the Louvre in Paris<p>Last fall my friend, Joyce, and I discussed walking the Camino de Santiago. She commented, “If we’re going to go that …

Data Guard

Important Statistics & Wait Events on Exadata

With this posting, I’d like to highlight the most important Statistics & Wait Events on Exadata that a DBA needs to be familiar with in my view. We …

Exadata Part VII: Meaning of the various Disk Layers

Whenever I have tought an Exadata Database Machine course, there was some confusion amongst the attendees about the many different kinds of Disks …

Exadata

Exadata Part IV: Flash Cache

With this posting we will look at the <i>Flash Cache</i>, built into the Exadata Database Machine. This feature is one major reason why Exadata is not only …

Exadata Smart Flash Cache – a note of understanding

I thought of publishing this post to serve as a note of understanding on Smart Flash Cache in an Exadata database system. It outlines the general …

Demystifying ASM REQUIRED_MIRROR_FREE_MB and USABLE_FILE_MB

A recurring question in my classes is how Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) calculates the REQUIRED_MIRROR_FREE_MB and USABLE_FILE_MB disk …

Exadata

Starting from Oracle 12, in a default configured database, there are more log writer processes than the well known ‘LGWR’ process itself, which are …

Exadata: what kind of IO requests has a cell been receiving?

When you are administering an Exadata or more Exadata’s, you probably have multiple databases running on different database or “computing” nodes. In …

ORADEBUG DOC

Oracle made big improvements to its diagnosability infrastructure in database version 11g. Every major kernel function and component has been …

Oracle and Exadata: Business and technical notes | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services

May 3, 2011<p>Last Friday I stopped by Oracle for my first conversation since January, 2010, in this case for a chat with Andy Mendelsohn, Mark …

Oracle Exadata for SAP revisited

Oracle’s Exadata, Exalogic and Exalytic systems have failed to take the market by storm but that has not stopped Oracle from pushing them as much as …

King France

Chris is here! And now Paris really feels like home!<br>Early on in Chris' Paris adventures, he developed an impressive mental map of Paris that made my …

What, Where and How Paris Summer Plans Revealed

Posted at 04:30h in France by Weekend In Paris 5 Comments<p>Lovely guest room at the Hotel Lutetia with a peek of the Eiffel Tower.<br>Photo courtesy of …

Crime robs City of Romance of its sheen

Is Paris slowly shedding its title of the City of Romance to become the theft and pickpocketing capital of Europe where tourists are regularly …

C'Est La Vie

<i>We headed for Au Chat Noir in Bellevue. It seemed to us to be a part of Paris that was creative, friendly and inclusive. There was a sense of freedom</i> …

Eating Well on a Budget in Paris

Do you love to travel and have dreams of going to Paris but hesitate when you read that it is one of the most expensive cities in the world? Was …

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Paris for beginners: Read this before you go!

The French are different from you and me. To start with, they have better manners. "It's acceptable to order a hamburger," my friend Sarah explained. "But you must always eat it with a knife and fork. French people believe that touching your food is disgusting."<p>Sarah, lucky girl, lives and works in …

5 Free Things to Do in Paris

Paris is not a cheap city. France’s capital is a city with a lot to offer to any type of traveller, and even if many of its main attractions involve …

France

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

CIO WaterCooler | CIOs CTOs & Change Agents

Digital & Marketing Leadership / Feature / Knowledge Bank<p>Deep Dive into Digital Transformation in Marketing with SAP’s CMO of Customer Experience, …