Running Oracle on AWS – FAQs

House of Brick has been helping customers architect their Oracle environments for over 20 years. Like any infrastructure choice for Oracle, answering key architectural questions lays the groundwork for success. Here are some of the questions customers need to ask when considering AWS for their Oracle workloads.

House of Brick Services Overview

For more than 20 years, House of Brick has helped clients architect their database infrastructure while optimizing their vendor license spend, keeping compliance at the forefront. As the consulting division of OpsCompass, we focus on architecture, license strategy, performance, virtualization, and cloud computing for business-critical Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL applications.


Virtualization and Cloud Computing for Business critical Systems

House of Brick is the recognized industry leader in the virtualization of business-critical systems. Having consulted with dozens of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as many SMB enterprises, House of Brick has the experience and expertise to make the virtualization of your business-critical applications and systems successful. House of Brick provides an array of consulting services focused on virtualization technologies.


Oracle License Assessment Service

Oracle licensing can be a complex and intimidating process to comprehend and the cost of getting it wrong can be significant. But with the complexity of the options, compounded by the potential of Oracle sales representatives to misunderstand the real needs of your organization, confusion is understandable. The Oracle License Assessment Service from House of Brick (HoB) can bring clarity to the process. Our experts know the ins and outs of Oracle licensing from the agreement to system deployment. In the course of our reviews, we have considerably reduced our client’s costs, while bringing them peace of mind and confirming that their needs are being met.


Oracle Virtualization Prototype

House of Brick can work with your team to build a virtualized environment of a non-production Oracle database as a Proof of Concept (POC) of how the migration process and virtual infrastucture will be executed. This POC will also show how a virtual environment will be sized and what factors go into sizing a virtual environment. The instance will be migrated to a
virtualized Linux server running on VMware’s vSphere.

RISC to X86 Migration Analysis

Oracle RISC to x86 Migration Analysis

Migrating Oracle from one platform and operating system to another can be a daunting task to accomplish. A number of factors need to be taken into account when planning such a project. These factors include the number of applications, databases and mixed workloads to migrate and can add to the complexity and risks associated with such projects. The professionals at House of Brick can help you navigate this complexity and guide you in the direction that will make your company successful.


Managed Consulting Services

You face a variety of challenges from reduced IT budgets to increased regulations. Overcoming these challenges are often complicated by factors such as limited staff and a lack of specific technical expertise. This is where House of Brick’s Managed Consulting Services (MCS) comes in. Our MCS offerings are designed to provide ongoing, proactive, 24×7 support for clients that either need “burst” DBA capacity or specific niche technical expertise.


SRM Assessment Service

House of Brick (HoB), through its work with business critical systems, brings a unique perspective to the implementation of Site Recovery Manager (SRM). House of Brick works closely with clients in understanding their Disaster Recovery (DR) vision including which business critical applications can have the biggest impact on their organization’s bottom line.