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Are Non-Default Parameters Killing Your Oracle Database Performance?

posted November 17, 2017, 12:39 PM by

by Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

House of Brick Consultants assess Oracle instance performance for clients large and small and often find non-default parameters that are deprecated, hidden, or undersized.

These non-default parameters can cause out of memory errors, increase disk I/O,…

Oracle 12.2.0.1 Silent Installation

posted November 7, 2017, 3:12 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

A basic skill of any Oracle DBA is to install the Oracle database software, both silently and using the installer through X-Windows. In this article, we will discuss installing the Oracle database home using the…

An Opinion on Oracle Open World’s Single Message: Cloud

posted October 27, 2017, 4:23 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

This blog post is a recent interaction with a customer threading with me on Oracle Cloud.
Are there any Oracle licensing considerations beyond the user seat license scheme for ERP Cloud?
Yes, Oracle’s operational readiness….

Licensing Oracle on x86 vs. POWER

posted October 23, 2017, 1:29 PM by

Michael Stone (@HoBMStone), Lead Architect and CIO

More and more companies are coming to understand that licensing costs for commercial products, such as Oracle, usually dwarf the cost of all other components of the stack combined. For instance, a late…

Is Your Application Ready for the Cloud?

posted October 13, 2017, 2:24 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Next week House of Brick is hosting a webinar, Straight Talk on Business Critical Applications in the Cloud, as part of the From IT Ops to Cloud Ops BrightTalk Summit. A description of my presentation…

Creating HTML Reports Using SQL*Plus

posted August 25, 2017, 12:20 PM by

Jeff Klemme, Principal Architect

I recently had a project where I needed to produce some reports as part of an overall data load process scheduled through a cron job on a Linux server. In over 20 years of developing applications…

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