What You Need to Know About Changes to Java Licensing

posted February 8, 2019, 12:47 PM by

Jeff Klemme, Principal Architect & David Woodard, Principal Architect

There are two different builds of the Java Development Kit.  Both are owned by Oracle, but one (OpenJDK) is licensed using an open-source model and the other (Oracle JDK or Oracle…

Top Tools for Troubleshooting & Performance Benchmarking

posted February 1, 2019, 6:40 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Is this blog, we have gathered some of our favorite blogs and tools related to benchmarking and performance troubleshooting. Feel free to bookmark this blog, as we will be updating it as we author new…

Slicing the Database Security Pie

posted January 25, 2019, 3:43 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Oracle Security Best Practices in EC2 and RDS for the DBA
Many House of Brick customers who I speak to are very excited about the possibilities of running Oracle in AWS, either on EC2 or leveraging the…

SQL Sprawl and Its Impact on Your Licensing

posted January 11, 2019, 12:55 PM by

Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect

At House of Brick we regularly provide license based consulting across the SQL Server and Oracle database stacks. We have numerous blogs on the Oracle stack, but today we will be talking about SQL Server…

Renaming an Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home

posted January 7, 2019, 12:34 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

Renaming an Oracle Grid Infrastructure home is not something that needs to be done often, but I recently had occasion to change the name of a GI home without upgrading it.  Oracle documentation includes instructions…

Oracle Concurrent Device Licensing

posted December 19, 2018, 1:58 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Oracle licensing is a very complex topic. To further complicate things, different metrics have been used to license core technology products (Database and Middleware) throughout the years. The most common metrics currently in use are…

Monitoring Database Mail for SQL Server

posted November 21, 2018, 4:05 PM by

Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect

The second blog in this series on Database Mail discussed how to troubleshoot and identify some common issues seen with Database Mail and some options for resolution.

In this blog, we shift our focus to being…

Troubleshooting Database Mail for SQL Server

posted November 16, 2018, 9:20 AM by

Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect

This is part two of our database mail blog series. You can read part one, Database Mail 101 Troubleshooting, here.

At House of Brick, one of our regular interactions with our clients is to assist them…

Database Mail 101 Troubleshooting

posted November 12, 2018, 5:24 PM by

Shawn Meyers (@1dizzygoose), Principal Architect 

This blog covers the basics of troubleshooting Database Mail, and is more tailored to issues related to setup rather than installations that have been working for a while and all of a sudden have stopped….