Multi-Master Oracle Replication Using GoldenGate

posted May 5, 2017, 12:54 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

In this four part series, I will provide an example of how to set up replication using Oracle GoldenGate. In part one, we will set up Multi-Master replication between two Oracle databases. In part two,…

The Basics of Troubleshooting

posted April 28, 2017, 5:01 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect
No matter how resilient your attempt to design an application system, something will always go wrong. The issue then becomes what to do about it when you get the call that something is broken…

VMware Enterprise Licensing – What You Need To Know

posted April 14, 2017, 12:59 PM by

Rob Wiens, Managing Director, Sequoia Enterprise Services

This is a guest blog post written by Rob Wiens, a former award winning VMware Account Executive and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sequoia Enterprise Services. Sequoia is a consulting firm specializing in…

HammerDB Capture and Replay for Oracle

posted April 6, 2017, 3:42 PM by

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant

This blog covers using the capture replay feature of HammerDB, and helps the Oracle DBA and/or Tech Manager determine if this tool could provide value to their organization.

During the work that prompted my writing this blog,…

TWM window manager on RHEL 7

posted March 20, 2017, 10:23 AM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

I recently went to one of my most referenced blog articles, only to find that it had been deleted. It was for installing the TWM windows manager on Red Hat 7 based distributions, like…

Gathering Statistics in Parallel – Oracle Standard Edition

posted March 8, 2017, 4:53 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

Gathering statistics for the Oracle database is a common task for DBAs.  Quite often, an experienced DBA will discover that the standard Oracle method of gathering statistics skips tables that need to be analyzed frequently…

Data Pump and Grants to PUBLIC

posted March 1, 2017, 10:52 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

In a recent migration activity using Oracle Data Pump, we ran into problems with table permissions on the target database. After working with the software vendor and investigating the issues, it was determined that the…

To Cloud or Not to Cloud – What Are the Right Questions?

posted February 21, 2017, 6:15 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

I have been given the opportunity to speak at both the Infotec and IOUG Collaborate conferences this year. I am very excited to continue to present on the topic of Cloud. This blog is in…

Licensing Oracle Workloads in the Skytap Cloud

posted February 17, 2017, 3:32 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

It has been our privilege over the past few months to work with the great people at Skytap. Skytap is a VMware ESXi-based public cloud. In addition to some very innovative capabilities around the management of…