Month: June 2016

How to Backup Oracle in the Virtual World

Michael Stone (@HoBMStone), Lead Architect and CIO VM Strategies Being virtualized brings some intriguing new possibilities to the table in terms of database backup, recovery, and cloning. Below we will explore the surface of those capabilities and implications....

Troubleshooting Application Performance Issues – Part 2

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect In part 1 of this blog we covered real time, baseline, and health check tools for troubleshooting middleware performance issues. In this part, we will take a look specifically at troubleshooting Java on middleware....

Troubleshooting Application Performance Issues – Part 1

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect I first started working with Oracle as Unix/Network administrator. Our DBA left for another job and I inherited the database stack. It was supporting an Oracle E-Business stack. Luckily, I worked with Oracle developers that...

Oracle Database Migration

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect When migrating an Oracle database from one platform to another, there are several factors to take into consideration. The first of these is called endianness format. Endianness format refers to the byte order of the data...

Convert Your CLOBs to VARCHAR2 in Oracle 12c

Michael Stone (@HoBMStone), Lead Architect and CIO Size of [N]VARCHAR2, RAW Increased 8x! One easily overlooked new feature of 12c is an increase in the size of the VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2, and RAW data types. These data types previously allowed up to 4K of data to be...