Oracle 2023 Java Pricing Explodes: What Should I Do Now?

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Well, Mr. Franklin obviously never knew about Java pricing and Oracle’s penchant for squeezing every drop of money from their customers that they possibly can. What changed Just when you thought it was safe to deploy Java SE on your subscription-licensed server, Oracle has changed the rules (again).  As of today (January 23, 2023), Oracle has overhauled its Java

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Oracle ASM on vSphere VMFS

Jim Hannan (@jim_m_hannan), Principal Architect DBAs often ask me about the different layers involved when presenting storage to Oracle ASM on VMware. In the image

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Active Data Guard Licensing

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect In Oracle Database version 11g, a new feature called Active Data Guard (ADG) was introduced.  This feature extends traditional Data

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