Month: October 2014

Factors to Consider Before Upgrading to Oracle 12c

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect In recent months we have been helping customers plan and upgrade to 12c. In this blog post we will share some topics you should consider before upgrading. Once you have made the decision to upgrade your Oracle database to 12c,...

VAAI – Storage Hardware Acceleration

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...

Disabling Transparent HugePages Using Tuned

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect Introduction If you are reading this post then you probably already know about HugePages in Linux. If not, then read this previous blog post, which describes HugePages. In newer versions of Linux, specifically RHEL/OEL 6.x and SLES...

Oracle Ksplice

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect Oracle Ksplice (also referred to as uptrack or Ksplice uptrack) http://www.ksplice.com is a kernel patching tool for Linux that does not require a reboot after applying a patch. “On July 21, 2011, Oracle announced...