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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…

Options for Running Oracle on Amazon RDS

posted April 22, 2019, 5:42 PM by

Michael Stone (@HoBMStone), Lead Architect and CIO

Although I’m an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect, one has to admit that AWS has an almost overwhelming number of options and a security infrastructure with nearly infinite possibilities.  This kind…

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…

Oracle RDS Best Practices for Backup

posted September 14, 2018, 9:49 AM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

I recently worked with a client who was using AWS RDS Oracle for the first time. They, like a lot of organizations familiar with managing Oracle databases in on-premises environment, had a fairly robust backup methodology…

Oracle and SQL Server on the VMware Cloud on AWS

posted July 27, 2018, 12:31 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited to participate in a webinar offered by the VMware Cloud on AWS team. It has been an exciting opportunity to work with VMware and AWS, as this offering…

AWS’ Optimize CPUs Feature Expands to RDS

posted June 19, 2018, 4:33 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Recently I wrote a blog about AWS’ newly unveiled Optimize CPUs for Amazon EC2 Instances feature. While a very welcome feature, it was disappointing that the feature was only initially available for EC2 but not RDS….

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