Categories for Oracle

The Basics of Troubleshooting

posted April 28, 2017, 5:01 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect
No matter how resilient your attempt to design an application system, something will always go wrong. The issue then becomes what to do about it when you get the call that something is broken…

HammerDB Capture and Replay for Oracle

posted April 6, 2017, 3:42 PM by

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant

This blog covers using the capture replay feature of HammerDB, and helps the Oracle DBA and/or Tech Manager determine if this tool could provide value to their organization.

During the work that prompted my writing this blog,…

TWM window manager on RHEL 7

posted March 20, 2017, 10:23 AM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

I recently went to one of my most referenced blog articles, only to find that it had been deleted. It was for installing the TWM windows manager on Red Hat 7 based distributions, like…

Gathering Statistics in Parallel – Oracle Standard Edition

posted March 8, 2017, 4:53 PM by

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant

Gathering statistics for the Oracle database is a common task for DBAs.  Quite often, an experienced DBA will discover that the standard Oracle method of gathering statistics skips tables that need to be analyzed frequently…

Why You Should Consider Oracle SE2

posted January 20, 2017, 6:12 PM by

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect

With core counts rapidly increasing per socket (currently we are seeing chips with 20+ cores per socket), Oracle felt they needed to do something about their SE and SE1 licenses, which offered ever increasing capability…

Oracle on VMware in the AWS Cloud

posted November 23, 2016, 4:52 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO
VMware and AWS Announcement May Crack Open the Window of Opportunity
Over the past two years, we at House of Brick have seen a sea change in the attitudes of companies worldwide toward virtualizing Oracle technology. Whereas…

Database Cloning Using Pure Storage

posted November 4, 2016, 10:54 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

Cloning an Oracle database that is running on Pure Storage can be done through Pure’s snapshot and copy technologies. Snapshots are taken of the source database volumes and then copied to the target volumes. There…