Categories for AWS, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Oracle

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…

Oracle Spatial and Graph – No License Required?

posted January 24, 2020, 2:59 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

The use of the Oracle’s database option Spatial and Graph has long been a thorn in our side when it comes to refuting Oracle audit findings. Based on what we are now seeing from Oracle, we…

Oracle RAC on VMware – Beware Oversubscription

posted November 27, 2019, 3:17 PM by

by Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

At House of Brick, we’ve been virtualizing Oracle RAC on VMware for over twelve years. The technology is reliable. Of course, prerequisites and best practices exist in a virtual deployment, just like they do with…

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
Part One – 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…

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…

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