Wednesday Jan 19, 2011

ODTUG – Vote for you favorite abstract

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Wednesday Sep 08, 2010

Session Queuing and Workload Management

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Thursday Mar 04, 2010

Data Warehousing, ODTUG and the World Cup

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Tuesday Mar 02, 2010

OpenWorld call for papers is now open

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Wednesday Feb 10, 2010

Data Model or Knowledge Model

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Thursday Dec 03, 2009

Increase Performance while Reducing Cost

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Monday Nov 30, 2009

TechCast: Data Warehouse Best Practices – Dec 2nd

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Monday Nov 09, 2009

Next Generation Data Warehouse Platforms

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Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

Chunking of Updates

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Thursday Oct 15, 2009

Impressions from Openworld

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Monday Sep 21, 2009

500GB/sec and Database Machine Generation 2

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Monday Sep 14, 2009

Announcing something very cool...

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Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

Partitioning and/or/with Exadata?

Got a little busy there with all the comments on the Netezza posting, but now we're back into some of the outstanding topics. This post is the next one on discussing some of the ODTUG session questions (see this post). One of the questions was about the use of partitioning and whether it is made obsolete by Exadata off-loading... In other words, should you look at one, the other or both? The answer is that you will want both, and there are a variety of reasons for that. First of all, on the query side you will hopefully be using partitioning (often range partitioning) for partition elimination. From an I/O perspective that looks roughly like this*:
Partition_pruning.JPG
In essence, partition pruning allows you to reduce a 5TB I/O operation to a much smaller I/O operation and therefore much faster return of the information. Compression is something that may or may not be used. In this example we are compressing the data and further reducing the I/O numbers. So far there is nothing new here, with Exadata however you will see a further reduction. After applying a smart scan, both the rows returned (remember Exadata is smart storage and actually knows rows and columns should be returned!) and the columns returned are further reduced. This is on top of partitioning. You will get something like this:
ExadatawithPartition_pruning.JPG
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