Categories for Oracle

Renaming an Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home

posted January 7, 2019, 12:34 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

Renaming an Oracle Grid Infrastructure home is not something that needs to be done often, but I recently had occasion to change the name of a GI home without upgrading it.  Oracle documentation includes instructions…

Oracle Concurrent Device Licensing

posted December 19, 2018, 1:58 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Overview
Oracle licensing is a very complex topic. To further complicate things, different metrics have been used to license core technology products (Database and Middleware) throughout the years. The most common metrics currently in use are…

Using the XFS Filesystem for Databases

posted October 8, 2018, 3:16 PM by

Michael Stone (@HoBMStone), Lead Architect and CIO

Since June of 2014, with the first GA release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v7, Extensible File System (XFS) has been the default file system. According to Wikipedia’s comparison of filesystems, XFS…

Oracle RDS Best Practices for Backup

posted September 14, 2018, 9:49 AM by

Nick Walter, Principal Architect

I recently worked with a client who was using AWS RDS Oracle for the first time. They, like a lot of organizations familiar with managing Oracle databases in on-premises environment, had a fairly robust backup methodology…

Will This Latest Suit Against Oracle Ever See a Court Hearing?

posted August 15, 2018, 3:50 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO & Chief Evangelist

The City of Sunrise (Florida) Firefighters Pension Fund sued Oracle on August 10, 2018 alleging Oracle misled investors on cloud sales growth.

Déjà vu? The first class action alleging Oracle’s stock price manipulation through…

Oracle and SQL Server on the VMware Cloud on AWS

posted July 27, 2018, 12:31 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited to participate in a webinar offered by the VMware Cloud on AWS team. It has been an exciting opportunity to work with VMware and AWS, as this offering…

Cloning An Oracle Home

posted May 30, 2018, 9:44 AM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

One common Oracle DBA problem is migrating to new hardware. Typically, the Oracle database will be moved to new hardware, either on the same, or an upgraded version, of the same operating system. When moving…

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