Categories for General, VMware

What You Need to Know About Changes to Java Licensing

posted February 8, 2019, 12:47 PM by

Jeff Klemme, Principal Architect & David Woodard, Principal Architect

There are two different builds of the Java Development Kit.  Both are owned by Oracle, but one (OpenJDK) is licensed using an open-source model and the other (Oracle JDK or Oracle…

Top Tools for Troubleshooting & Performance Benchmarking

posted February 1, 2019, 6:40 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

Is this blog, we have gathered some of our favorite blogs and tools related to benchmarking and performance troubleshooting. Feel free to bookmark this blog, as we will be updating it as we author new…

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…

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