Categories for Dave Welch, Oracle, Oracle Licensing, VMware, vSphere

Mars vs. Oracle

posted January 17, 2016, 2:06 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

House of Brick has become the industry’s lightning rod on the topic of licensing Oracle technology running on VMware. As a compliment to our contract instruction over the years, we have pointed out…

vSphere Settings for All Flash Arrays

posted October 29, 2015, 3:28 PM by

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect
The use of all-flash arrays is increasing all the time. House of Brick has definitely seen an uptick in the number of clients utilizing all-flash arrays. Their popularity is not surprising since prices are getting more…

Storage Presentation Options

posted July 24, 2015, 4:23 PM by

Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

One of the most asked questions concerning running Oracle Databases in a virtualized environment is:

“How do we present the fastest storage possible?”

It is not always necessary to present the fastest storage available, but rather to…

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…