Factors to Consider Before Upgrading to Oracle 12c

posted October 30, 2014, 11:21 AM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

In recent months we have been helping customers plan and upgrade to 12c. In this blog post we will share some topics you should consider before upgrading.

Once you have made the decision to upgrade your Oracle…

VAAI – Storage Hardware Acceleration

posted October 23, 2014, 8:51 AM by

Mike Stone (@HoBMStone), CIO & Principal Architect

Scenario: Virtualized 8TB Data warehouse, daily ETL extending multiple GB/day.  Enterprise storage system with 4 dedicated controllers and 16 fiber paths configured for active/active.

Oracle is occasionally recording average I/O service times greater than…

Disabling Transparent HugePages Using Tuned

posted October 15, 2014, 10:08 AM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect
If you are reading this post then you probably already know about HugePages in Linux. If not, then read this previous blog post, which describes HugePages.

In newer versions of Linux, specifically RHEL/OEL 6.x and SLES 11,…

Oracle Ksplice

posted October 8, 2014, 3:40 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

Oracle Ksplice (also referred to as uptrack or Ksplice uptrack)

http://www.ksplice.com is a kernel patching tool for Linux that does not require a reboot after applying a patch.
“On July 21, 2011, Oracle announced that it has…

Managing Oracle Licensing in a Shared Storage Environment

posted October 3, 2014, 2:04 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO, Chief Evangelist and David Woodard, COO

About a year ago, some joint customers of Oracle, VMware, and House of Brick began to be informed they needed to purchase Oracle licenses for all nodes sharing storage.
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