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Licensing Oracle and SQL Server on vSphere

VMworld 2020 | Session ID: HCP1634

Oracle and SQL Server databases are licensed very differently than other applications, with many options from which to choose depending on requirements for features, mobility needs, virtualization/consolidation targets, and usage of third-party cloud resources. This breakout session will help you understand the options available to license Oracle and SQL Server database virtual machines. Learn to maximize your database licensing investment while maintaining mobility and minimizing the risk of an audit.

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  • Dave Welch, Chief Evangelist, House of Brick Technologies
  • Allan Hirt, Managing Partner, SQLHA LLC

Oracle Databases in a DevOps World

BrightTALK Summit – The Future of Enterprise App Development 2020

Have you automated your entire CI/CD pipeline except for the manual DBA actions? Are untested SQL scripts your main source of deployment issues? You aren’t alone. Many shops that embrace DevOps principles realize improvements in almost all areas… except for databases. In this talk, we will explore both methods for bringing Oracle DBA teams into a DevOps mindset, and practices for leveraging the benefits of DevOps automation for Oracle database operations.


  • Nick Walter, Principal Architect – House of Brick Technologies

Benefits & Challenges of Running Oracle in VMware Cloud on AWS

BrightTALK Summit – Advanced Infrastructure for Digital Transformation

Join us as we discuss running Oracle databases in VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. We will explore VMC on AWS architecture and provide an overview for building Oracle databases. We will also discuss the benefits customers experience when running Oracle in VMC, as well as some of the challenges. Additionally, we will share best practices related to Oracle licensing for VMware Cloud on AWS.


  • Jim Hannan, Principal Architect – House of Brick Technologies

Optimize your Oracle licenses on Amazon Web Services

AWS re:Invent 2019

Many organizations want to consider a cloud strategy for their business-critical Oracle workloads. For most, however, the concern about licensing Oracle in AWS seems like a showstopper. In this session, we discuss your licensing and support options for running Oracle on AWS, and explore ways to optimize the cost of your Oracle workloads in the cloud. We also discuss the technical innovations that AWS recently released that support your ability to optimize the cost of running Oracle on AWS and how these innovations and services can enable your cloud strategy for Oracle workloads.

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  • Nick Walter, Principal Architect – House of Brick Technologies
  • Kwesi Edwards, Business Development Manager – AWS
  • Nathan Biggs, CEO – House of Brick Technologies

Crossing the Cloud Chasm for Enterprise Applications

2020 Technology Landscape: A Brave New Digital World Summit

With the advances in architectural compatibility between on-premises technology, and the top public cloud providers, it would seem natural to assume that enterprise applications are now moving with ease into the cloud. The reality, however, is that the ability to do something is far less important than ensuring that it is done correctly. There is still a chasm to cross before the majority of organizations feel comfortable moving their enterprise applications into the cloud.

Nathan Biggs, CEO at House of Brick Technologies, an industry leader in virtualization and cloud computing for enterprise applications, and John Grange, CTO at OpsCompass, a cloud governance software provider, will share their direct experience working with clients on developing their enterprise cloud strategies. The discussion will center on the business considerations for an enterprise cloud migration that go beyond technology, and focus on the risk areas of cost containment, process governance, and vendor license compliance.


  • Nathan Biggs, CEO – House of Brick Technologies
  • John Grange, CTO – OpsCompass