Is My Oracle Database Supported?

One thing our team hears frequently from customers is a variation on “I have to upgrade so that my database will be supported.” This statement just drives me crazy and I will get into the details of why in this article. For the short version as long as you are paying Oracle for support your database is supported regardless of the version. First up, there are two terms surrounding support that need to be understood

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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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