Articles & White Papers


Death, Taxes and the Oracle Audit: How to Prepare

In a special analysis for Corporate Counsel, Arent Fox partners Arthur Beeman and Joel Muchmore and House of Brick’s Nathan Biggs and Bob Lindquist cover the imminent nature of an Oracle audit, given the prevalence of its business enterprise software, and the pre-audit and audit actions in-house counsel and IT staff can take to minimize its disruption.


Licensing Oracle in the Skytap Cloud

This paper provides an overview of licensing Oracle programs on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the Skytap Cloud.



In this white paper, you’ll gain a better understanding of the complexities involved with licensing RDBMS technologies, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL on VMware, with particular emphasis on the proper way to license modern converged and hyper-converged platforms such as VSAN, VxRail, and VxRack.

Databases in the cloud – How Virtualization and Automation Enable True DBaaS

Everyone is talking about Cloud Computing, but there seems to be wildly differing perspectives on what it means, how it works, and the costs and benefits of such a model. When it comes to databases and other business critical applications in the cloud, the message is even more confusing. In this paper, we will share our lessons learned while helping some of the biggest companies in the world with their Cloud and Database as a Service (DBaaS) strategies. We will also share best practices and success stories around automating the provisioning and deployment of fully customized, complex application environments based on Oracle core database technology.