Categories for Dave Welch, General, Oracle Licensing, VMware

House of Brick’s 20th Anniversary – A Personal Retrospective

posted June 1, 2018, 10:07 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
A Former Professional Life
The Product Integration Group was established at a former employer by a visionary president. He understood the need for something that went beyond functional quality assurance—a team that proved and…

Microsoft SQL Server on Linux: OS Installation – Red Hat

posted May 11, 2018, 5:08 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

This is part two of an ongoing series discussing the installation and configuration of SQL Server on Linux. Technically this is part 2a, and there will be parts 2b and 2c covering the installation…

Oracle Geospatial Features: Spatial vs. Locator

posted March 30, 2018, 2:11 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Oracle Spatial and Graph is a product that allows for the storage and processing of geospatial objects inside of the database. From the Oracle Technology Global Pricing List, “Oracle Spatial is an integrated set of…

Protecting Oracle Databases without Data Guard

posted March 23, 2018, 3:04 PM by

Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

Oracle Data Guard has long been Oracle’s recommended solution for providing DR protection for Oracle instances. If your production Oracle databases are few, the scale of effort to implement and maintain Data Guard might be manageable,…

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…

Database Cloud – is it Real, Possible and Licensable?

posted August 24, 2017, 1:19 PM by

Bob Lindquist – House of Brick Client Services Director; Jim Hannan – House of Brick Principal Architect; and Pete Schmitt – cStor CTO
Database Cloud – it is Real
Bob:

House of Brick has been the pioneer in database virtualization for over…

Data Pump and Grants to PUBLIC

posted March 1, 2017, 10:52 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

In a recent migration activity using Oracle Data Pump, we ran into problems with table permissions on the target database. After working with the software vendor and investigating the issues, it was determined that the…

To Cloud or Not to Cloud – What Are the Right Questions?

posted February 21, 2017, 6:15 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

I have been given the opportunity to speak at both the Infotec and IOUG Collaborate conferences this year. I am very excited to continue to present on the topic of Cloud. This blog is in…

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