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REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVES OF DB ON CLOUD, ORACLE RAC DILEMMA, COMPLIMENTARY GARTNER REPORT, AND MORE
REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVES OF DB ON CLOUD, ORACLE RAC DILEMMA, COMPLIMENTARY GARTNER REPORT, AND MORE
May 2020

In our May issue, we featured an article, Real World Perspectives of Database on Cloud – Accelerated by AWS by Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services. Also included in this edition was a blog, The Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part I, by Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, and a link to the Top 10 Trends in PaaS and Platform Innovation, 2020 report by Gartner.

Featured industry news included: Adopting a multi-cloud strategy? 5 reasons why your enterprise should and Microsoft announces next evolution of Azure VMware Solution

Additional House of Brick Newsletters

5 ORACLE COST CUTTING HACKS, ORACLE DB MIGRATION TO AURORA/POSTGRES, LICENSING ORACLE ON AIX, AND MORE
5 ORACLE COST CUTTING HACKS, ORACLE DB MIGRATION TO AURORA/POSTGRES, LICENSING ORACLE ON AIX, AND MORE
April 2020

In our April issue, we featured an article, 5 Oracle Cost Cutting Hacks – a Licensing & Deployment Refresher by Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services. Also included in this edition was a blog, Oracle Database Migration to Aurora/Postgres – Part 2, by Principal Architect Nick Walter, and a blog, Licensing Oracle on AIX and PowerVM, by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek.

Featured industry news included: What are the drivers for application modernisation? and Cloud strength positions Microsoft and Amazon for growth.

HOUSE OF BRICK JOINS OPSCOMPASS, AMAZON EC2 HOST MEMORY CONUNDRUM, ORACLE DBS IN A DEVOPS WORLD, AND MORE
HOUSE OF BRICK JOINS OPSCOMPASS, AMAZON EC2 HOST MEMORY CONUNDRUM, ORACLE DBS IN A DEVOPS WORLD, AND MORE
March 2020

In our March issue, we featured an article, OpsCompass + House of Brick – Enabling Cloud Adoption for Enterprise Applications by Senior Vice President, Nathan Biggs. Also included in this edition was a blog, AWS RDS MySQL vs. Aurora MySQL, by Senior Consultant, Cam Cameron and a blog, Amazon EC2 Host Memory Conundrum, by Principal Architect, Jeff Stonacek. A link to our upcoming webinar, Oracle Databases in a DevOps World was also shared.

Featured industry news included: Why There Will be no ‘Winner Take All’ in the Cloud, and Can Enterprises Benefit From Adopting Database DevOps?

ORACLE SPATIAL AND GRAPH, ESXI AND MEMORY OVERHEAD, VMC ON AWS WEBINAR, AND MORE
ORACLE SPATIAL AND GRAPH, ESXI AND MEMORY OVERHEAD, VMC ON AWS WEBINAR, AND MORE
January 2020

In our January issue, we featured an article, Foresight is 2020 – Predictions for Enterprise Applications in the Cloud by CEO, Nathan Biggs. Also included in this edition was a blog, ESXi and Memory Overhead, by Senior Consultant, Cam Cameron and a blog, Oracle Spatial and Graph – No License Required?, by CEO, Nathan Biggs. A link to our upcoming webinar, Benefits & Challenges of Running Oracle in VMware Cloud on AWS was also shared.

Featured industry news included: Adopting a Cloud Mindset, and Not Dead Yet: Windows Server 2008 Users Have Options.

ORACLE RAC ON VMWARE – BEWARE OVERSUBSCRIPTION, AMAZON UNLOADS ALL ITS ORACLE DATABASES, AND MORE
ORACLE RAC ON VMWARE – BEWARE OVERSUBSCRIPTION, AMAZON UNLOADS ALL ITS ORACLE DATABASES, AND MORE
December 2019

In our December issue, we featured an article, Oracle RAC on VMware – Beware Oversubscription by Senior Consultant, Cam Cameron. Also included in this edition was a blog by House of Brick’s CTO & Chief Evangelist, Dave Welch – Oracle’s Largest Customer Unloads all its Oracle Databases. A link to HoB’s BrightTALK channel featuring a variety of on-demand webinars was shared. The location where readers can download the slides from House of Brick’s recent AWS re:Invent session, Optimize your Oracle Licenses on Amazon Web Services, was also highlighted.

Featured industry news included: Gartner, Splunk & McKinsey – IT Infrastructure & Operations Predictions for 2020, and AWS re:Invent 2019: News, Announcements And Analysis.

AWS RDS ON VMWARE & THE HYBRID CLOUD, SOLARIS TO LINUX MIGRATION, AWS RE:INVENT SESSION, AND MORE
AWS RDS ON VMWARE & THE HYBRID CLOUD, SOLARIS TO LINUX MIGRATION, AWS RE:INVENT SESSION, AND MORE
November 2019

In our November issue, we featured an article, Solaris to Linux Migration with Physical Standby by Principal Architect, Jeff Stonacek. Also included in this edition was a blog by House of Brick’s Director of Client Services, Bob Lindquist and Perry Peterson, Technical Business Development Manager for Amazon Web Services – AWS RDS on VMware & the Hybrid Cloud – It’s All About Database Choice. A link to an on-demand webinar, Crossing the Cloud Chasm for Enterprise Applications presented by CEO Nathan Biggs, and John Grange CTO for OpsCompass was shared. House of Brick’s upcoming AWS re:Invent session, Optimize your Oracle Licenses on Amazon Web Services, was also highlighted.

Featured industry news included: Kubernetes is the new Java: VMware and Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2019 General Availability.

ORACLE’S UPDATED VMWARE SUPPORT STATEMENT, MODERN DATA STRATEGIES WEBINAR, ORACLE TO AURORA MIGRATION AND MORE
ORACLE’S UPDATED VMWARE SUPPORT STATEMENT, MODERN DATA STRATEGIES WEBINAR, ORACLE TO AURORA MIGRATION AND MORE
October 2019

In our October issue, we featured an article, Oracle’s Updated Support Policy for VMware – What it Means for You by CEO Nathan Biggs. Also included in this edition was a blog by Principal Architect Nick Walter, Oracle Database Migration to Aurora/Postgres – Part 1. A link to a webinar available on demand, Modern Data Strategies – Moving Beyond RDBMS presented by Lead Architect and CIO Mike Stone, and House of Brick’s upcoming VMworld Europe 2019 sessions, were also highlighted.

Featured industry news included: AWS launches RDS on VMware as hybrid cloud picture evolves and Microsoft Acquisition Continues to Bolster Cloud Capabilities.

MODERN DATA STRATEGIES WEBINAR, PAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY, ORACLE CLOUD VMWARE SOLUTION, AND MORE
MODERN DATA STRATEGIES WEBINAR, PAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY, ORACLE CLOUD VMWARE SOLUTION, AND MORE
September 2019

In our September issue, we featured an article, Page Life Expectancy and What It’s Telling You by Senior Consultant Aamir Syed. Also included in this edition were two blogs by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, Oracle and VMware Announce Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and Fireman’s Retirement System of St. Louis v. Oracle Executives. An upcoming webinar, Modern Data Strategies – Moving Beyond RDBMS presented by Lead Architect and CIO Mike Stone, and House of Brick’s on demand VMworld US 2019 sessions, were also highlighted.

Featured industry news included: Supported AWS Outposts Services Hyped Ahead of Launch and How MS and Oracle Became Cloud Buddies, and What’s Next…

ORACLE DB CHALLENGES WEBINAR, NEW VMWORLD SESSIONS ADDED, AND MORE
ORACLE DB CHALLENGES WEBINAR, NEW VMWORLD SESSIONS ADDED, AND MORE
August 2019

In our August issue, we featured an article, Common Pitfalls of a DB Cloud Migration – Part 3, by Principal Architect Nick Walter. Also included in this edition was a blog by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, Natural Opportunities to Accelerate Re-Architecture. An upcoming webinar, Oracle Database Challenges in a Hybrid Cloud World presented by Principal Architect Nick Walter, and House of Brick’s newly added VMworld 2019 sessions and tutorials, were also highlighted.

Industry news featured included: What Microsoft Licensing Changes Could Mean for your Business and AWS Reinforces Which Cloud Has the ‘Magic’ with Q2 Results.

VSPHERE 5.5 SUPPORT ENDING, COMMON PITFALLS OF A DB CLOUD MIGRATION, AND MORE
VSPHERE 5.5 SUPPORT ENDING, COMMON PITFALLS OF A DB CLOUD MIGRATION, AND MORE
July 2019

In our July issue, we featured an article, vSphere 5.5 Extended Support Ends in September 2020. Now What? Or so What?, by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch. Also included in this edition was a couple of blogs by Principal Architect Nick Walter, Common Pitfalls of a DB Cloud Migration – Part 1, and Part 2. An on demand webinar, Designing Scalable Oracle Database Solutions in AWS presented by Principal Architect Nick Walter, and House of Brick’s recently announced VMworld 2019 sessions, were also highlighted.

Industry news featured included: AWS Makes Case for Running Windows Workloads on its Cloud and Databases are Migrating to the Cloud.

ORACLE ASM ON VSPHERE VMFS, ACTIVE DATA GUARD LICENSING, VMWORLD 2019 SESSIONS, AND MORE
ORACLE ASM ON VSPHERE VMFS, ACTIVE DATA GUARD LICENSING, VMWORLD 2019 SESSIONS, AND MORE
June 2019

In our June issue, we featured an article, Debunking the Top 5 Myths of Running Oracle Software in the Cloud, by CEO Nathan Biggs. Also included in this edition was a blog by CTO & Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, Securities Class Complaint and City of Providence Filing, RE: Oracle Cloud Revenue Statements & Oracle Stock Price Manipulation: A Layman’s Analysis, and articles Active Data Guard Licensing by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek and Oracle ASM on vSphere VMFS by Principal Architect Jim Hannan. An upcoming webinar, Designing Scalable Oracle Database Solutions in AWS presented by Principal Architect Nick Walter, and House of Brick’s recently announced VMworld 2019 sessions, were also highlighted.

Industry news featured included: What to Expect from Oracle and Microsoft Cloud Partnership and Google Cloud’s Looker Acquisition Could Give it an Edge.

POSTGRESQL CONFIGURATION FOR HA, ORACLE ON AWS FAQS, AND MORE
POSTGRESQL CONFIGURATION FOR HA, ORACLE ON AWS FAQS, AND MORE
May 2019

In our May issue, we featured an article, PostgreSQL Configuration for HA and Load Balancing, by Senior Consultant Andy Kerber. Also included in this edition was a blog by Director of Client Services Bob Lindquist, What are Oracle Users Really Doing When it Comes to SaaS?, and an article Reviewing VMware Cloud on Dell EMC by CEO Nathan Biggs. A new resource, Running Oracle on AWS – FAQs, was also highlighted.

Industry news featured included: As Organizations Continue to Adopt Multicloud… and Majority of Licensees are Rethinking Oracle.

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