Month: September 2015

Installing Oracle Software – Prerequisites

Andy Kerber, Senior Consultant The intent of this series of posts is to cover basic Oracle skills for the beginning DBA. These are follow-on posts to my previous article titled ‘Eleven Critical Skills for the Beginning DBA’. I debated with myself for some time on how...

Oracle Announces Standard Edition 2

Nick Walter, Principal Architect & David Woodard, Principal Architect It’s been discussed and speculated about for a while, and on September 1st Oracle announced Standard Edition 2 (SE2) in a blog post by Mike Dietrich. SE2 is the only Standard Edition...

Go-Live: Optimizing Your Environment & Operations

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect At House of Brick, we specialize in virtualization and cloud computing for business critical applications. This gets us involved in many types of projects. For this blog in particular, I would like to discuss our projects...

Oracle Calibrate I/O – Part 2

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect In Part 1 of this blog, published in June of last year, we discussed the value of having I/O baselines and some of the tools available to administrators and DBAs for testing I/O. Additionally, we detailed how to test IOPS...