VMware vRealize Cloud Services – DBaaS Part 3

posted March 27, 2015, 8:43 AM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

In part 1 of this series we provided a general overview of Cloud Computing.  In part 2 of this series we looked at Oracle’s DBaaS model using Exadata and 12c Cloud Control. In this segment,…

#RedefineDatabase Events in Brazil

posted March 20, 2015, 1:56 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

It was my privilege to participate in EMC Brazil’s #RedefineDatabase seminars last week. We had two days of presentations each in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro; meeting with many customers who are using Oracle technology….

Why Oracle RAC on VMware?

posted March 13, 2015, 5:35 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

If there were ever a system stack begging for comprehensive break/fix and performance/throughput testing, it’s Oracle Real Application Clusters, or RAC.

In my non-statistical observation, we can only justify RAC to continue to be maintained…

The Oracle Parking Garage

posted March 3, 2015, 1:16 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

As we work with our customers to virtualize Oracle on VMware, we hear how Oracle is telling them that they have to license every node in a cluster, or every node accessing common storage, or even…

Benchmarking Transaction Databases

posted February 25, 2015, 3:41 PM by

Tom Roehr, Senior Consultant

How much work can your database server do?

That’s a question that’s difficult to answer.  After all, unless you’ve run performance tests against a known standard with the database server, any answer you can give is just…

OS Watcher Black Box – Revisited

posted February 13, 2015, 2:51 PM by

Tom Roehr, Senior Consultant

Previously, my colleague Jim Hannan, wrote an introductory blog about Oracle’s OS Watcher Black Box. I’d like to review OS Watcher and add some additional information that I have found useful.
What is OS Watcher Black Box?

Oracle’s Cloud Offering: DBaaS Part 2

posted February 6, 2015, 3:43 PM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Every major hardware and software vendor has a Cloud Computing offering nowadays.  Oracle Corporation is no different.  In part 1 of this series we provided a general overview of Cloud Computing.  In this segment, we will…

Making the Decision to Upgrade to Oracle 12c in 2015

posted January 22, 2015, 3:30 PM by

Mike Stone (@HoBMStone), CIO & Principal Architect

Making the decision to upgrade to the latest version of Oracle can be a complex process for many organizations. In this blog, I discuss a variety of factors, including Oracle version support, new…

Overview of Database as a Service – Part 1

posted January 15, 2015, 2:52 PM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Cloud computing is a hot topic in the IT industry and has spawned a revolution in the fields of infrastructure and provisioning. Since House of Brick is heavily invested in providing services around virtualizing tier 1…