The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part I

posted May 8, 2020, 3:58 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), Chief Evangelist

Part I: Four Criteria for Introducing or Keeping RAC

VMware vSphere High Availability can provide significant levels of high availability for many workloads. VMware HA does so without the complexity, fragility, or cost of Oracle Real…

5 Oracle Cost Cutting Hacks – a Licensing & Deployment Refresher

posted April 15, 2020, 12:06 PM by

Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services

Given the current economic climate, many organizations are identifying cost cutting options. The fees for Oracle licensing and support are usually some of the largest costs in an organization’s IT budget.

However, there are a…

Licensing Oracle on AIX and PowerVM

posted April 8, 2020, 10:33 AM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

The theme of this blog is, “it’s complicated”. PowerVM is not necessarily complicated to the point where it is difficult to understand, but is complicated compared to other hypervisors when it comes to Oracle licensing.  PowerVM…

Oracle Database Migration to Aurora/Postgres – Part 2

posted March 27, 2020, 11:22 AM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect
Part Two – Architecting the Environment
“How do I architect my Aurora environment?”  is a very frequent question I hear from clients who have decided to ditch Oracle and move to Aurora as part of an AWS…

Amazon EC2 Host Memory Conundrum

posted March 13, 2020, 10:24 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

I recently completed an engagement where the client was interested in moving from on-premises hardware to the public cloud.  The main application is an ERP with multiple large Oracle databases for the backend.  The Oracle…

AWS RDS MySQL vs. Aurora MySQL

posted March 11, 2020, 10:51 AM by

by Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) is a managed database platform-as-a-service (PaaS) by AWS that offers customers the option of running one of several database products such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or MariaDB…

ESXi and Memory Overhead

posted January 29, 2020, 11:24 AM by

by Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

Note: It is assumed that the audience for this document already understands how VMware manages memory for all of the VMs running on each ESXi host.

One of the great advantages of VMware is the ability…