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Running Oracle in EC2? Leverage AWS’ New Optimize CPUs Feature

posted June 7, 2018, 5:31 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Licensing Oracle software products in a public cloud environment has always been an awkward sticking point for enterprises looking to move towards hybrid cloud or public cloud solutions. Oracle software products have traditionally been licensed by…

House of Brick’s 20th Anniversary – A Personal Retrospective

posted June 1, 2018, 10:07 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
A Former Professional Life
The Product Integration Group was established at a former employer by a visionary president. He understood the need for something that went beyond functional quality assurance—a team that proved and…

Cloning An Oracle Home

posted May 30, 2018, 9:44 AM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

One common Oracle DBA problem is migrating to new hardware. Typically, the Oracle database will be moved to new hardware, either on the same, or an upgraded version, of the same operating system. When moving…

Microsoft SQL Server on Linux: OS Installation – Red Hat

posted May 11, 2018, 5:08 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

This is part two of an ongoing series discussing the installation and configuration of SQL Server on Linux. Technically this is part 2a, and there will be parts 2b and 2c covering the installation…

Microsoft SQL Server on Linux: Getting Started

posted April 27, 2018, 4:50 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

This article will be the first in a series that discusses installing and running Microsoft SQL Server on Linux, in both physical and virtualized worlds. In this first article, we will be discussing some…

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…

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