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SQL Server & HA – What to Know Before You Decide

posted May 18, 2015, 10:49 AM by

Shawn Meyers (@1dizzygoose), Principal Architect

In this post I will discuss High Availability (HA) and list native SQL Server types along with their pros and cons. This is a brief overview and while there is a lot more to each…

Changing a Database Name Using NEWID

posted May 8, 2015, 1:15 PM by

Tom Roehr, Senior Consultant

One of the many tasks a DBA will perform is cloning a database. Usually this is done from a production database to a quality assurance or test database to provide production volume data. If the database…

An Interview – Backups & Recoverability – Part 4

posted April 30, 2015, 10:09 AM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect & Joe Grant, Principal Architect

In this final part of a recent interview between Jim Hannan and his colleague, and fellow Principal Architect Joe Grant, Joe shares his favorite RMAN restore war story.
Tell me your…

An Interview – Backups & Recoverability – Part 3

posted April 24, 2015, 12:31 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect & Joe Grant, Principal Architect

This is the third part of a recent interview between Jim Hannan and his colleague, and fellow Principal Architect Joe Grant, who has completed over 100 restores in his more…

An Interview – Backups & Recoverability – Part 2

posted April 16, 2015, 2:12 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect & Joe Grant, Principal Architect

Jim Hannan recently interviewed his colleague, and fellow Principal Architect Joe Grant, who has completed over 100 restores in his more than 10 years as an Oracle DBA for his…

An Interview – Backups & Recoverability – Part 1

posted April 13, 2015, 1:37 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect & Joe Grant, Principal Architect

Jim Hannan recently interviewed his colleague, and fellow Principal Architect Joe Grant, who has completed over 100 restores in his more than 10 years as an Oracle DBA for his…

VM Storage Presentation Methods

posted April 3, 2015, 2:49 PM by

Joe Grant, Principal Architect

There are several different ways to present storage to a VM, with different pros and cons for each type available. Simply choosing the presentation method that supplies the fastest storage is not always the best choice….

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,…

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