While troubleshooting a customer's technical problem today, I had to Google things I haven't searched for ages: Database High Availability. Hey, I've been doing hardware for the past 2 years, let other people worries on how to make the database highly available... hehehehe.
So, I came across M.A.A which is actually a compilation of Oracle's Best Practices Blueprint. To the uninitiated, Oracle is a database brand name.
Oracle, for the past 30 years has been producing really good products and the database is one of the well known and used in this world. However, good products don't mean anything and can be useless to customers if they (or the implementors) don't know how to unleash the capabilities.
The M.A.A (I know it reminds you of that insurance company), that stands for Maximum Availability Architecture is supposed to help System Architects and IT managers to understand how they can remove the complexity in their system to have better system availability.
If that sounds Greek to you, let me just put it this way.
How often do you get the message 'Rekod anda tidak dapat diproses kerana masalah teknikal.' whenever you need to complete an online transactions?
This type of message is more often than not used to suppress IT system unavailability problems, that is usually caused by bad system design (and bad management decision, too).
The main objective of this blog entry is to somehow educate all IT managers and decision makers out there to take sometime to study blueprints such as M.A.A so that they could influence the Finance Directors better. You get what you paid for. Hahaha. Makcik suka buat kerja menyelam sambil minum air ni.
Selain daripada itu, agenda tersembunyi Makcik untuk tahun ini ialah untuk mempastikan Waz1f and Shawq1 pandai main bola (sebab kengkadang tu Makcik tangkap diorang main masak-masak... kikiki).
So, Mr. Hubby dah belikan diorang ni bola baru.
Makcik pastikan seminggu sekali membodek diorang ni dengan makan kat tempat best-best.
Diorang memang sukeeeee pizza.
Bodek lagi diorang dengan bawak tengok wayang-wayang yang diorang suka... contohnya Transformers.
Pastu, petang-petang bila tak hujan, suruh diorang pegi main bola. Jangan haraplah Makcik nak beli PS2 ke, PS3 ke.... Lagipun, Mr. Hubby ada banyak football jersey, kan? Nanti, bolehle kasi diorang pakai. Heheheh... Sambil-sambil tu Makcik pun pinjam gak Jersey tu sekali.