Storage Presentation Options

posted July 24, 2015, 4:23 PM by

Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

One of the most asked questions concerning running Oracle Databases in a virtualized environment is:

“How do we present the fastest storage possible?”

It is not always necessary to present the fastest storage available, but rather to…

Fast XTTS with Cross Platform Incremental Backup – Part 2

posted July 17, 2015, 11:27 AM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect
In part one of this post, we described the high level concept of using Oracle’s new cross platform incremental backup along with transportable tablespaces. These tools allow a DBA to perform cross platform transportable tablespace operations…

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…