Categories for Dave Welch, Oracle, VMware, VMware Cloud

Oracle and VMware Announce Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

posted September 16, 2019, 9:03 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

Today at Oracle Open World, Larry Ellison announced what a simulcast VMware blog calls Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS). I’m thinking Larry announced OVM’s deprecation. But we’ll get to that later. Here’s what…

Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis v. Oracle Executives

posted September 13, 2019, 2:03 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

Firefighter’s Retirement System of St. Louis sued Oracle executives and Oracle’s board on May 8, 2017 over allegations of conflicted and self-serving actions, in causing Oracle Corporation to pay an inflated price for…

Oracle ASM on vSphere VMFS

posted June 14, 2019, 2:58 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

DBAs often ask me about the different layers involved when presenting storage to Oracle ASM on VMware. In the image below, we have diagrammed all the layers involved in presenting storage to ASM. Starting from…

Active Data Guard Licensing

posted June 4, 2019, 2:26 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

In Oracle Database version 11g, a new feature called Active Data Guard (ADG) was introduced.  This feature extends traditional Data Guard by allowing the standby database to continue to apply redo while remaining open for…

What are Oracle Users Really Doing When It Comes to SaaS?

posted April 26, 2019, 10:07 AM by

Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services

Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle, was recently interviewed for an article, All of Our Customers Will Move to the Cloud. In this interview, Mark Hurd suggests that all of Oracle’s on-premises customers will be soon…

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…

Oracle Database Licensing Insights and Tips

posted March 29, 2019, 11:53 AM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan ), Principal Architect

Updated: March 29, 2019

Is this blog post we will take a look at general Oracle database licensing and how the Oracle database tracks feature usage. This can be helpful in preparing for a LMS…

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