Oracle announces RAC-on-VMware Support

posted November 9, 2010, 2:42 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

It’s official. Yesterday Oracle announced support for RAC or newer on VMware. No exclusions or conditions.

I laud Oracle Corp. for their decision. They are going to sell more RAC as a result of…

Naked Consulting – A Model that Fits House of Brick

posted May 21, 2010, 2:46 PM by

Nathan Biggs, CEO

I just finished reading Patrick Lencioni’s newest book Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty for the third time since its publication. I have long been a fan of Lencioni’s business…

Oracle Executives’ Keynotes at OOW ’09

posted October 22, 2009, 2:57 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

During Sunday’s Partner Event keynote, Larry Ellison said,”I think it’s enormously exciting that we can take this great company Sun and combine it with another great company Oracle and then merge those technologies and…

Oracle Open World 2009 – Tuesday

posted October 14, 2009, 3:02 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

Oracle has somehow managed to stay out of USA Today and the Wall Street Journal so far this week, according to what I have noticed. Expect that to change today with Larry Ellison’s keynote,…

Oracle Open World Day 1 – Monday

posted October 13, 2009, 3:07 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

This show’s down to about 35K attendees, compared to 45K two years ago. Oracle’s cutting back; no third year of the mega LCD screens with Oracle ads on either end of Howard St.

Surprising trend:…

Oracle RAC One Node

posted October 8, 2009, 3:13 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

I’m finally getting around to blogging on Oracle RAC One Node, coincidentally announced on the second day of VMworld.

The day Oracle announced this (September 1st), I took a quick look at the Oracle-provided collateral….

IPv6, Is it finally time?

posted September 2, 2009, 3:21 PM by

Mike Stone, CIO & Principal Architect

Welcome to the House of Brick weblog. To kick things off, here’s a summary of a presentation I did 9 years ago regarding IPv6. I was advocating that it was time for us all…