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Solaris to Linux Migration with Physical Standby

posted November 13, 2019, 5:20 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

There has been some interest from House of Brick customers running on x86 Solaris about migrating to Linux.  Unlike Sparc Solaris, where there is an endian conversion to move to an x86 platform, x86 Solaris…

Mark Hurd’s Passing

posted October 18, 2019, 1:30 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

We note with sadness the passing of Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd. We offer our sincere condolences to Mark’s family, his associates, and Oracle Corporation and its team members.

In my mind, Mark’s legacy at…

Oracle Database Migration to Aurora/Postgres – Part 1

posted September 26, 2019, 12:12 PM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect
Building the Business Case
“How do I move off Oracle entirely?” is probably the most frequently asked question I get when helping clients with Oracle licensing cost reduction projects or audits.  For the last several years, House…

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…

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