Categories for Cloud, Cloud Computing, Oracle

Oracle Feigns Support Challenges of RAC in Third-Party Clouds

posted June 29, 2020, 3:23 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), Chief Evangelist and Nick Walter, Principal Architect

On June 14, 2020, Oracle published Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Support on Third-Party Clouds–An Overview and Clarification. It attempts to list reasons why Oracle doesn’t consider any clouds other…

LMS and Sales – Oracle Tells the Truth in Job Posting

posted June 12, 2020, 10:56 AM by

David Woodard, Principal Architect

If you have regularly followed our blogs in the past, you will no doubt have read Nathan Biggs’ blog about the pending class-action lawsuit against Oracle Corporation. In that blog, Nathan notes that one of the…

Considerations for a First-Time Oracle Install

posted June 5, 2020, 2:42 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect


Over the last few months, I have had several clients deploying Oracle Database for the first time, which is unusual for me. They were all deploying commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)…

The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part II

posted June 1, 2020, 9:26 AM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), Chief Evangelist

Part II: Four Operational Best Practices

In this post, we discuss four RAC operational best practices for shops that have either strategically selected RAC or have been compelled to adopt it.

RAC operational best practices include:


The Oracle Database Standard Edition Licensing Trap

posted May 22, 2020, 10:57 AM by

David Woodard, Principal Architect

Standard Edition 2 Can be a Great Value
Oracle database Standard Edition 2 (SE2), as well as past editions Standard Edition and Standard Edition 1, can be a great value and cost significantly less than Oracle Enterprise…

The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part I

posted May 8, 2020, 3:58 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), Chief Evangelist

Part I: Four Criteria for Introducing or Keeping RAC

VMware vSphere High Availability can provide significant levels of high availability for many workloads. VMware HA does so without the complexity, fragility, or cost of Oracle Real…

Amazon EC2 Host Memory Conundrum

posted March 13, 2020, 10:24 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

I recently completed an engagement where the client was interested in moving from on-premises hardware to the public cloud.  The main application is an ERP with multiple large Oracle databases for the backend.  The Oracle…

ESXi and Memory Overhead

posted January 29, 2020, 11:24 AM by

by Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

Note: It is assumed that the audience for this document already understands how VMware manages memory for all of the VMs running on each ESXi host.

One of the great advantages of VMware is the ability…