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Oracle Cost Traps Whitepaper, Understanding Your Options for Deploying and Licensing Oracle on AWS, and More
Oracle Cost Traps Whitepaper, Understanding Your Options for Deploying and Licensing Oracle on AWS, and More

In our February issue, we featured a whitepaper by Principal Architects Nick Walter, Joe Grant, and Cam Cameron, Oracle Cost Traps and How to Overcome Them with AWS Solutions. This edition also included a blog by Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services, Understanding Your Options for Deploying and Licensing Oracle on AWS, and a blog by Jeff Stonacek, Oracle RAC Alternatives in AWS.

In addition, we shared a link to our recent webinar Optimizing Oracle Licenses on AWS (Webinar) where we discuss Oracle and migrating to AWS and answered some key architectural questions of running Oracle on AWS in our Running Oracle on AWS FAQ.

Additional House of Brick Newsletters

Complementary Gartner Report from OpsCompass, Oracle Licensing Tools: Compliance & Governance Best Practices (Part 1), Oracle Proprietary Application Hosting Dangers in AWS RDS
Complementary Gartner Report from OpsCompass, Oracle Licensing Tools: Compliance & Governance Best Practices (Part 1), Oracle Proprietary Application Hosting Dangers in AWS RDS
October 2020

In our October issue, we featured a Complementary Gartner Report from OpsCompass, and a blog from Bob Lindquist, Director of Client Services & Strategic Business Development, Oracle Licensing Tools: Compliance & Governance Best Practices (Part 1). This edition also included a blog by Principal Architect Nick Walter, Oracle Proprietary Application Hosting Dangers in AWS RDS.

AWS Podcast Featuring Scottish Government, New HoB Website, Licensing Oracle RAC on AWS, and more
AWS Podcast Featuring Scottish Government, New HoB Website, Licensing Oracle RAC on AWS, and more
September 2020

In our September issue, we featured an article by Principal Architect Nick Walter, Oracle RAC on AWS – The Licensing Question. Also included in this edition was a blog by Chief Evangelist Dave Welch, Oracle Expands Their Vendor Lock Attempt with Deprecation of Term License Options; and an article by Principal Architect Nick Walter, Oracle’s New Sales Tactic – SaaS Hosting Compliance.

A link to our newly launched website was also highlighted. In addition, we shared a podcast discussing how the Scottish Government migrated their on-premises datacenters to the cloud using VMware Cloud™ on AWS, with help from House of Brick and AWS, which was featured on The Official AWS Podcast.

Industry news included: Gartner: 10 key security projects through 2021 and AWS Introduces New EBS Volume io2 with Higher Durability and IOPS/GiB.

Adopting Multi-Cloud Webinar, Paid Java Versions, Oracle on GCVE, and more
Adopting Multi-Cloud Webinar, Paid Java Versions, Oracle on GCVE, and more
August 2020

In our August issue, we featured an article by Principal Architect Mike Stone, and Client Services Director Bob Lindquist, Oracle on GCVE – Support, License & Architecture Considerations. Also included in this edition was a blog by Principal Architect Joe Grant; Which Java Version Do I Have to Pay For?; an article by Principal Architect Jeff Stonacek, Running Oracle Jobs in the Background; and a blog by Client Services Director Bob Lindquist, Understanding Your Options for Deploying and Licensing Oracle on AWS.

A link to an on-demand webinar, Adopting Multi-Cloud Services with Confidence presented by Kevin Hakanson, Director of Customer Success at OpsCompass was also highlighted.

Featured industry news included: Optimizing IT for COVID-19: Why the Crisis is a Watershed Moment for Business Technology and Follow 3 key steps to improve multi-cloud monitoring.

Complimentary Gartner Report, Oracle SE vs. EE, Org Evolution in a Cloud-First World, and more
Complimentary Gartner Report, Oracle SE vs. EE, Org Evolution in a Cloud-First World, and more
July 2020

In our July issue, we featured an article LMS and Oracle Feigns Support Challenges of RAC in Third-Party Clouds by Chief Evangelist Dave Welch and Principal Architect Nick Walter. Also included in this edition was a blog, Choosing the Right Oracle Database Edition – Standard vs. Enterprise by Principal Architect Joe Grant and a blog, Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part III by Dave Welch, Chief Evangelist.

Featured industry news included: AWS RDS on Outposts goes GA and An effective cloud security posture begins with these three steps.

Oracle LMS & Sales, Oracle RAC Dilemma, Considerations for a First-Time Install, and more
Oracle LMS & Sales, Oracle RAC Dilemma, Considerations for a First-Time Install, and more
June 2020

In our June issue, we featured an article LMS and Sales – Oracle Tells the Truth in Job Posting by Principal Architect David Woodard.  Also included in this edition was a blog, Considerations for a First-Time Oracle Install, by Principal Architect Joe Grant, and a blog, Oracle RAC Dilemma – Part II by Dave Welch, Chief Evangelist.

Featured industry news included: It’s The End Of IaaS As We Know It: Here’s What’s Next and Build Your Cloud Strategy — The Right Way.

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

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.

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