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Storage Snapshots for Database Refreshes

posted June 17, 2015, 1:47 PM by

Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

One of the not so fun jobs for a DBA is the never-ending task of refreshing non-production databases from their production counterparts or from some other “gold” image. There are a myriad of tools that…

Automating Virtualized Oracle Deployments – Part 2

posted June 5, 2015, 5:24 PM by

Joe Grant, Principal Architect

In keeping with the use of templates, as we did in part one of this post, the next thing would be to install the Oracle Database software into the OS template that should already exist. The…

VM Storage Presentation Methods

posted April 3, 2015, 2:49 PM by

Joe Grant, Principal Architect

There are several different ways to present storage to a VM, with different pros and cons for each type available. Simply choosing the presentation method that supplies the fastest storage is not always the best choice….

VMware vRealize Cloud Services – DBaaS Part 3

posted March 27, 2015, 8:43 AM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

In part 1 of this series we provided a general overview of Cloud Computing.  In part 2 of this series we looked at Oracle’s DBaaS model using Exadata and 12c Cloud Control. In this segment,…

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 (#2)

posted December 23, 2014, 10:38 AM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs ), CEO

We thought that a great way to end the year would be to publish our top 3 most popular blog posts from 2014. I would like to share those with you — one each week…

VAAI – Storage Hardware Acceleration

posted October 23, 2014, 8:51 AM by

Mike Stone (@HoBMStone), CIO & Principal Architect

Scenario: Virtualized 8TB Data warehouse, daily ETL extending multiple GB/day.  Enterprise storage system with 4 dedicated controllers and 16 fiber paths configured for active/active.

Oracle is occasionally recording average I/O service times greater than…

Oracle Ksplice

posted October 8, 2014, 3:40 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

Oracle Ksplice (also referred to as uptrack or Ksplice uptrack) is a kernel patching tool for Linux that does not require a reboot after applying a patch.
“On July 21, 2011, Oracle announced that it has…

Managing Oracle Licensing in a Shared Storage Environment

posted October 3, 2014, 2:04 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO, Chief Evangelist and David Woodard, COO

About a year ago, some joint customers of Oracle, VMware, and House of Brick began to be informed they needed to purchase Oracle licenses for all nodes sharing storage.
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