Categories for AWS, Cloud, Oracle

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…

Oracle Geospatial Features: Spatial vs. Locator

posted March 30, 2018, 2:11 PM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Oracle Spatial and Graph is a product that allows for the storage and processing of geospatial objects inside of the database. From the Oracle Technology Global Pricing List, “Oracle Spatial is an integrated set of…

Protecting Oracle Databases without Data Guard

posted March 23, 2018, 3:04 PM by

Jonas Mason, Principal Architect

Oracle Data Guard has long been Oracle’s recommended solution for providing DR protection for Oracle instances. If your production Oracle databases are few, the scale of effort to implement and maintain Data Guard might be manageable,…

Considerations for Disabling Oracle Options and Management Packs

posted March 15, 2018, 5:20 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

Accidental or unintentional use of the extra-cost options and management packs for Oracle Database poses a significant risk to anyone utilizing Oracle software. All of the options and management packs are simply a part…

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