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Solaris to Linux Migration with Physical Standby

posted November 13, 2019, 5:20 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

There has been some interest from House of Brick customers running on x86 Solaris about migrating to Linux.  Unlike Sparc Solaris, where there is an endian conversion to move to an x86 platform, x86 Solaris…

Mark Hurd’s Passing

posted October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

We note with sadness the passing of Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd. We offer our sincere condolences to Mark’s family, his associates, and Oracle Corporation and its team members.

In my mind, Mark’s legacy at…

Oracle Database Migration to Aurora/Postgres – Part 1

posted September 26, 2019, 12:12 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect
Building the Business Case
“How do I move off Oracle entirely?” is probably the most frequently asked question I get when helping clients with Oracle licensing cost reduction projects or audits.  For the last several years, House…

Oracle and VMware Announce Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

posted September 16, 2019, 9:03 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

Today at Oracle Open World, Larry Ellison announced what a simulcast VMware blog calls Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS). I’m thinking Larry announced OVM’s deprecation. But we’ll get to that later. Here’s what…

Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis v. Oracle Executives

posted September 13, 2019, 2:03 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

Firefighter’s Retirement System of St. Louis sued Oracle executives and Oracle’s board on May 8, 2017 over allegations of conflicted and self-serving actions, in causing Oracle Corporation to pay an inflated price for…

How to Eat an Elephant – Getting Started with Large Projects

posted September 6, 2019, 11:28 AM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

Through the years, I have been assigned to several projects that can be considered large migrations. Some were just database migrations, but many of them included a variety of different applications. Other examples of…

Page Life Expectancy and What it’s Telling You

posted August 23, 2019, 10:12 AM by

Aamir Syed (@sqlevo), Senior Consultant

SQL Server keeps data pages in memory for quicker access rather than reading from disk every time. Now, keep in mind that Page Life Expectancy doesn’t prove or disprove anything on its own. It’s simply…

Common Pitfalls of a DB Cloud Migration – Part 3

posted August 9, 2019, 3:54 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect
The Licensing Trap
In my role with House of Brick, I get the opportunity to assist many of our clients with migrating their business-critical databases to the public cloud.  While every client and every migration plan is…

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