Categories for General, Oracle

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

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…

Licensing Oracle Workloads in the Skytap Cloud

posted February 17, 2017, 3:32 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

It has been our privilege over the past few months to work with the great people at Skytap. Skytap is a VMware ESXi-based public cloud. In addition to some very innovative capabilities around the management of…

Approachable Disaster Recovery – How to Do it Right

posted November 15, 2016, 11:39 AM by

by Chris Vacanti, Senior Consultant

Recently I had the privilege of co-presenting a webinar titled Virtualization: The Key to Approachable Disaster Recovery, a part of the BrightTalk Storage and Virtualization Summit. In this webinar we discussed how Disaster Recovery (DR)…

Using Chef to Automate Important but Overlooked Tasks

posted September 9, 2016, 4:55 PM by

John McDougald, Senior Consultant
The Database is Not Working
You’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz about DevOps, the new software design lifecycle (SDLC) paradigm that combines agile development with agile infrastructure – placing infrastructure specifications, configuration, and settings into code and building…