Non-Default Oracle Database Parameters: Additional Considerations

posted December 21, 2017, 1:26 PM by

Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

My last blog on Non-Default Oracle parameters asked a question in order to prompt a conversation between technical management and DBAs. The blog prompted additional feedback from colleagues here at House of Brick that is worth mentioning,…

Setup of an Oracle GoldenGate Hub

posted December 5, 2017, 3:21 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

In this post, we will provide the steps to setup a GoldenGate hub.  In our hypothetical environment, we have a medium sized company, with two offices, one in Delaware and one in Washington.  The HR…

Troubleshooting VMware Workstation at 100% CPU

posted November 30, 2017, 2:51 PM by

by Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect

Here at House of Brick, virtualization is near and dear to our hearts, we heavily utilize VMware Workstation to create secure client access, create labs to test new features, etc.

This is a great product,…

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 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…