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Oracle Geospatial Features: Spatial vs. Locator

posted March 30, 2018, 2:11 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Oracle Spatial and Graph is a product that allows for the storage and processing of geospatial objects inside of the database. From the Oracle Technology Global Pricing List, “Oracle Spatial is an integrated set of…

Protecting Oracle Databases without Data Guard

posted March 23, 2018, 3:04 PM by

Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

Oracle Data Guard has long been Oracle’s recommended solution for providing DR protection for Oracle instances. If your production Oracle databases are few, the scale of effort to implement and maintain Data Guard might be manageable,…

Considerations for Disabling Oracle Options and Management Packs

posted March 15, 2018, 5:20 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

Accidental or unintentional use of the extra-cost options and management packs for Oracle Database poses a significant risk to anyone utilizing Oracle software. All of the options and management packs are simply a part…

Can Max Server Memory Impact CPU?

posted February 22, 2018, 12:42 PM by

Shawn Meyers (@1dizzygoose), Principal Architect 

Recently while at a client site, I ran into a situation that stumped me for a bit and shows why best practices exist. This experience reminded me that max server memory is important, and forgetting…

VMFS vs. RDM vs. VVols – Part 2

posted February 9, 2018, 11:35 AM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog VMFS vs. RDM Part 1, and with the introduction of vSphere 6 and VVols (Virtual Volumes), I thought the time was right for Part 2. In part 2,…

Oracle Named User Single/Multi Server Licensing

posted February 2, 2018, 4:43 PM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Currently, the most common licensing metrics for purchases of core technology products are the following:

Processor – Per-core licensing based on a platform dependent core factor
Named User Plus (NUP) – Based on the number of…

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