Dr. N.J. Gunther Receives A.A. Michelson Award

Dr. N.J. Gunther has received at the annual CMG International Conference in Las Vegas last week the A.A. Michelson Award. Dr. Neil Gunther was the recipient of the prestigious A.A. Michelson Award; the industry’s highest honor for computer performance analysis and capacity planning. As he said in his acceptance speech, it was the fulfillment of a dream he had entertained at his first CMG Conference in 1993.

I really like to congratulate Dr. Neil Gunther with this very big achievement. For further reading you can check out the blog post from Dr. Neil Gunther on his website. Don’t forget to check out the speech presentation with at the end a nice picture of Dr. Neil Gunther and his father.

Miracle Benelux organizes MasterClass with Cary Millsap and Jeff Holt

Below the advertisement of the Miracle Benelux (Anjo Kolk) event.

Miracle Benelux logoThe extreme Oracle Specialists

Wednesday 10th, December 2008

Miracle MasterClass with the ORACLE PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS — Cary Millsap and Jeff Holt –, 20-21-22 Jan 2009

NL Versie
Wilt u meer leren over hoe u uw Oracle Database beten kan laten performen?
Met veel trots kan Miracle Benelux aankondigen dat
Cary Millsap en Jeff Holt van Method-R naar Nederland komen om hun
Oracle Performance MasterClass te geven. De kosten voor deze MasterClass bedraagt 1599 Euro. Echter ontvangers van deze mail kunnen boeken met een aantrekkelijke “kredietcrisis” korting van 300 euro.
Voer in het registratie formulier bij opmerkingen in –> Mailaanbieding. Dan kunt u deelnemen aan de MasterClass voor
maar 1299 euro
. Deze mailaanbieding is geldig t/m 29 december 2008. Als u ook erbij wilt zijn kunt u via onze website registreren of de agenda bekijken Agenda MasterClass 2009 » Voertaal bij de Masterclass is Engels. Lees meer »
Englisch version
Do you want to learn how to get your Oracle Database to perform better?
Miracle Benelux is proud to present that
Cary Millsap and Jeff Holt from Method-R are coming to the Netherlands to give their
Oracle performance MasterClass . The costs for this MasterClass will be 1599 Euro. However receivers from this email can book with a very nice creditcrisis discount of 300 euro. To get this discount enter in the field “opmerkingen” in the registration form –> Maildiscount. Then you can join us for the nice price of 1299 euro . This mail offer is only valid until 29 of december 2008. If you want to be there and join us for a great MasterClass then register through our website www.miraclebenelux.nl or Click here for the registration form. The form is in Dutch if you encounter any problem just email us at seminars@miraclebenelux.nl and we will help you! Read More »
Quote from a former student of Cary and Jeff
In 2002 (June 11-13), I took the Hotsos class taught by Jeff Holt and Cary Millsap and am very interested to see them teaching together again. In the past 6 years I have benefitted tremendously from what I learned.
Agenda MasterClass 2009 »
What is Method R?
Method R is a fast, effective, commonsense approach to optimizing a system. It was first documented in the book Optimizing Oracle Performanceby Method R founding members Cary Millsap and Jeff Holt. Read More about Method-R»


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GAPP and practice, a personal touch…

It is now almost a year ago I came up with the name GAPP to promote my method “General Approach Performance Profiling”. The last couple of months I have been very busy to use the method in practice and was able to fine tune the way to gather data and do the analysis quicker and quicker.

The power of the method comes to its full exposure in situations that a lot of servers are involved and the business process are very hard to be traced in any way. The latest customer I helped with the method had a system with a hardware loadbalancer, 8 application servers, 2 database servers running 30 databases each and a NETAPP storage. In this situation I was able to pinpoint that problems in the garbage collection on the application servers was there mean issue and a second important issue was residing on a synchronization process on the NETAPP.

The used data mining made it possible to find relations in the data, which are very hard to be determined without extensive tracing. Also the capabilities of data mining to predict with a model future bottlenecks, make GAPP very powerfull. Although it is probably a pitty to tell, I had still not the time to finish my whitepaper. There is a version, but is still beta and should be more professional and enriched with more information about the practical use of the method. For now I have put it online, but be aware it is very beta.

I hope I will from this moment on, not again let you wait to get some new content on this blog.

Regards, Gerwin