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Natural Opportunities to Accelerate Re-Architecture

posted August 6, 2019, 1:11 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

This topic reminds me of a session at VMworld 2006. At the last minute, VMware delayed VMworld to November and moved it from San Francisco’s Moscone West Hall to the Los Angeles Convention…

Common Pitfalls of a DB Cloud Migration – Part 2

posted July 26, 2019, 3:51 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect
Bandwidth, Bandwidth, Bandwidth

In my role with House of Brick, I have the opportunity to assist many of our clients with migrating their business-critical databases to the public cloud.  While every client (and every migration plan) is…

Common Pitfalls of a DB Cloud Migration – Part 1

posted July 15, 2019, 2:33 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

In my role with House of Brick, I have the opportunity to assist many of our clients with migrating their business-critical databases to the public cloud.  While every client (and every migration plan) is unique, I’ve…

Oracle ASM on vSphere VMFS

posted June 14, 2019, 2:58 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

DBAs often ask me about the different layers involved when presenting storage to Oracle ASM on VMware. In the image below, we have diagrammed all the layers involved in presenting storage to ASM. Starting from…

Securities Class Complaint and City of Providence Filing, re: Oracle Cloud Revenue Statements and Oracle Stock Price Manipulation: A Layman’s Analysis

posted June 6, 2019, 4:32 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist
New Class Action Filings Against Oracle’s Executive Leadership
There are two recent and related class action lawsuits against Oracle’s executive leadership. The filings are substantial in their allegations of both consistent public misrepresentation of…

Active Data Guard Licensing

posted June 4, 2019, 2:26 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

In Oracle Database version 11g, a new feature called Active Data Guard (ADG) was introduced.  This feature extends traditional Data Guard by allowing the standby database to continue to apply redo while remaining open for…

PostgreSQL Configuration for HA and Load Balancing

posted May 7, 2019, 10:18 AM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

In this blog, we will cover the installation and configuration of PostgreSQL for load balancing and High Availability (HA).  This is a fairly basic, traditional configuration that uses a hot standby rather than SQL replication.
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