I recently increased my StatCounter log size to 1,000 — more from boredom than any real need, admittedly — and have found it fascinating to see the range of countries that the Sponge gets visits from. Here is my current list:
Country Visits =============== ====== United States: 209 United Kingdom: 72 Australia: 26 Switzerland: 21 Canada: 20 Sweden: 12 Unknown: 12 India: 11 Greece: 9 Germany: 9 Netherlands: 6 Turkey: 6 Luxembourg: 5 Singapore: 5 Slovenia: 4 France: 4 Denmark: 4 Spain: 4 Estonia: 3 Hong Kong: 2 Romania: 2 Belgium: 2 Ukraine: 2 Serbia And Montenegro: 1 Saudi Arabia: 1 Egypt: 1 Lebanon: 1 Japan: 1 Czech Republic: 1 Lithuania: 1 Austria: 1 Finland 1
As you see, Septics lead the way, followed closely by other English speaking countries.
Being the well-travelled International Citizen that I am, I’m a little embarrassed that I sometimes get goggly at the thought of all these far-away places, and also that I use non-words like “goggly” and “septic” to an international audience. I catch myself thinking dumb things like, “Wow! They have databases in Lithuania!?!?”. Yes dumbass, they also have cars and washing machines as well, I expect.
Anyway, a question: what do people use for support in the smaller countries of the world? Do Oracle have national support staff speaking the local language(s), or do you rely on a regional system where the major regional languages are spoken, or do you have to fall back on knowledge of English and contact Oracle’s global support people? I was trying to find out a while back whether Oracle published their documentation in any languages other than English, but pretty much drew a blank on it.