Richard Koranteng

Soft Skill Tips To Help You Grow Your IT Career

Alot of junior IT professionals make the assumption that their talents alone will get them far in the tech workforce. Sorry to be  the bearer of bad news, but your talent is meaningless in the tech workforce. There are several things that you should do inorder to succeed and continue to grow your IT career, however all of them can be summed up in two simple categories (technical skills and soft skills). Technical skills are self explanatory: simply stated, master your craft and obtain certs/credentials to showcase your IT knowledge.  This blog will cover the  steps/actions needed to improve your soft skills.

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Flushing Shared Pool In Production DB

The Oracle Database Server is made up of two main components; the instance and database. The instance consists of memory structures and background processes, whiles the database is a collection of physical database files. If we look at the Oracle Database architecture we can see that there is an organized layout for the memory structures, in which we can find the main memory structure and it’s sub-memory structures.

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You Need More Than Talent

I’ve had the opportunity to work along side a wide range of personalities. Some of these personalities have left a lasting impression on me and I’ve always wondered why. More importantly I wonder why some of the people I’ve met in my professional career have succeeded whiles others failed or stayed stagnant.  I’ve finally reached my own conclusion. Successful IT professionals find ways to turn their talents into valuable skills.

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Faster Run-Time In Oracle 12c Data Pump Import

I remember when Data Pump was introduced in Oracle 10g database; it was ground-breaking at that time with all the cool features such as the ability to pause and resume an operation or even export/import an entire tablespace. Well if you thought that was exciting then hold on to your seat for what you are about to hear. Oracle 12c database allows you to suppress the generation of redo during a Data Pump import. 

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OBIEE Pre-req Check Failure on OEL 5.11

Did I Just Hit a Bug

A client recently asked me to provision Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 5.11 in their pre-prod environment. Even though this was my first time provisioning OBIEE on this specific version of the OS, I was still very confident that it would be a fairly easy deployment since I had recently deployed the same version of OBIEE on RHEL.

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Install Oracle VM Server 2.0 on Exalytics X4-4

This blog will guide you through the process of installing Oracle VM Server (OVS) 2.0 on Exalytics X4-4. Once this step is completed, you can install Oracle VM Manager. The Oracle VM Server (OVS) is a managed virtualization environment providing a lightweight, secure, server platform which runs virtual machines, also known as domains. At least one Oracle VM Server is required, but several are needed to take advantage of clustering. Oracle VM Server is installed on a bare metal computer, and contains the Oracle VM Agent to manage communication with Oracle VM Manager. This article assumes that the Exalytics machine is setup and ILOM IP addresses are configured

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