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The CPU Costing Model: A Few Thoughts Part V (Reality)

There’s plenty more I could talk about regarding the CBO CPU costing model and system statistics but I’ll make this my final little comment on this subject for now.   As previously discussed, the CPU costing model basically takes the time it takes to perform the all necessary I/O related activities and all the time it takes to [...]

Merry Christmas (Peace On Earth)

Wow, yet another year almost behind us and what looks like being yet another busy year ahead. Can you believe that The Noughties are nearly all gone, I remember being all excited at the dawn of The Eighties !! I must say I’m really looking forward to finally saying “Twenty Ten” rather than the more long-winded “Two [...]

Collaborate 2010: Penny Lane

Well, so much for my plans to not travel as much next year … Found out earlier in the week I’ve now been selected to present at next year’s Collaborate 10 event in Las Vegas. I’ll be presenting a new version of my Indexing Tricks and Traps presentation on Monday, 19 April from 10:45am to 11:45am [...]

Hotsos Symposium 2010

I’ve attended and presented at numerous Oracle conferences and events over the years but one conference I’ve never had the opportunity to attend is the Hotsos Symposium, held each year in Dallas, Texas, USA. It’s one of the premier Oracle events, especially for those of us DBAs with a special interest in performance tuning and management and [...]