Categories for AWS, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Oracle

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…

9 Key Questions Every IT Department Should Ask in 2019

posted February 15, 2019, 4:30 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect; Nick Walter, Principal Architect; and Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services

In this blog we take a look at some trends that we have observed in the industry over the past year, and what we believe 2019…

Will This Latest Suit Against Oracle Ever See a Court Hearing?

posted August 15, 2018, 3:50 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

The City of Sunrise (Florida) Firefighters Pension Fund sued Oracle on August 10, 2018 alleging Oracle misled investors on cloud sales growth.

Déjà vu? The first class action alleging Oracle’s stock price manipulation through…

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….

Running Oracle in EC2? Leverage AWS’ New Optimize CPUs Feature

posted June 7, 2018, 5:31 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

Licensing Oracle software products in a public cloud environment has always been an awkward sticking point for enterprises looking to move towards hybrid cloud or public cloud solutions. Oracle software products have traditionally been licensed by…

Meltdown and Spectre: What Customers Need to Know

posted January 9, 2018, 4:16 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

At House of Brick we’ve been closely following the latest news stories regarding the recently revealed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which affect modern CPU architectures. Meltdown, as first widely reported by The Register, concerns a flaw…

Configuring AWS for X-Windows

posted January 8, 2018, 1:11 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

As an Oracle DBA, I often find it necessary to use X-Windows. For unknown reasons, Oracle has chosen to standardize on X-Windows as the normal installer for their software. Because of this requirement for Oracle,…

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