Doug Burns

Doug is an Oracle 9i Certified Professional DBA with 17 years experience in a wide range of environments, and has used Oracle versions 6.0 through to 10g on a number of different operating systems. He has developed and taught Oracle PL/SQL, Performance Tuning and DBA courses for Learning Tree International and Oracle UK in the past, and is an active contributor to the UK Oracle User Group. He has written and presented technical papers at conferences in the U.S.A., UK, Europe and Middle East, which are available at his website, and is a member of the Oak Table Network and an Oracle ACE.

27 March 2013
27 March 2013

Oracle SQL Monitoring – Performance Analysis

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This video is a follow up to the webinar broadcast by Red Gate on 27th February 2012. Please leave a response and ask questions at the bottom of the page. View the presentation slides Watch video This webinar features a demonstration of Source Control for Oracle. You can find out more about this new tool here: Source Control for Orac… Read more
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01 August 2012
01 August 2012

Statistics on Partitioned Tables

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When Jonathan Lewis decided it was time to post a list of the Partition Stats posts on his blog and Noons suggested I made them easier to track down, I listened. So this post will link to the others and, at least in the short term, I’ve also included links in the side-bar on my Oracle blog. Part 1 –… Read more
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26 June 2012
26 June 2012

How I Learned to Love Pictures: OEM Performance Page Fundamentals

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The following video and set of resources are from the webinar broadcast by Red Gate on 03 July 2012. Watch video Key performance analysis and tuning principles apply regardless of the version of Oracle you’re using, but the Oracle 10g Diagnostics Pack instrumentation and related OEM Performance Pages built on these principles to offer a new, more visual, performance analysis… Read more
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12 April 2007
12 April 2007

What use is a Development DBA?

"I can't help thinking that unless you have a good DBA on a development team and use him or her as a consultant on all database matters, we're all losing out. I end up having work thrown at me that I could teach a trainee to do, which is a waste of my talents, and the development team's database skills might be 'good enough' but could be so much better." Doug Burns assesses the role of the Development DBA and its increasing importance to the success of software projects.… Read more