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Load Testing with HammerDB

posted June 23, 2015, 10:13 AM by

Mike Stone (@HoBMStone), CIO & Principal Architect

When we are asked to introduce new database technology or a new architecture at an existing customer site, some of the first questions we’re always asked are around performance. Of course there’s plenty…

Storage Snapshots for Database Refreshes

posted June 17, 2015, 1:47 PM by

Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

One of the not so fun jobs for a DBA is the never-ending task of refreshing non-production databases from their production counterparts or from some other “gold” image. There are a myriad of tools that…

Oracle Database Licensing Insights and Tips

posted June 11, 2015, 5:21 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

Is this blog post we will take a look at general Oracle database licensing and how the Oracle database tracks feature usage. This can be helpful in preparing for a LMS audit or for taking…

Automating Virtualized Oracle Deployments – Part 2

posted June 5, 2015, 5:24 PM by

Joe Grant, Principal Architect

In keeping with the use of templates, as we did in part one of this post, the next thing would be to install the Oracle Database software into the OS template that should already exist. The…

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…

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