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Oracle 12c RAC: New Features

With Oracle 12c now established in most organizations as the standard, we wanted to highlight a few of the lesser-known features of 12c Real Application Clusters: Oracle Flex Cluster: Oracle introduced the Flex cluster feature with the 12c release, which uses a Hub and Leaf architecture. A Hub node is like standard Grid infrastructure nodes

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GoldenGate Studio – Finally a GUI for data mapping

With introduction of GoldenGate Studio, replication solution can be pre-configured and deployment templates can be created by dragging and dropping data services and replication paths to the solution diagram. Prior to GoldenGate studio, for data mapping we need to create mapping configuration manually for schema, tables and column mapping by analyzing respective schema and tables.

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Oracle Audit Vault: A Primer

So, what is Audit Vault? Audit Vault is one part of Oracle AVDF (Audit Vault & Database Firewall).  It consolidates and secures audit event data from one or more Oracle or non-Oracle sources, and provides extensive and customizable reporting abilities to fulfil an organizations security and compliance requirements. What is the architecture of Audit Vault?

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Oracle Database Appliance X6-2 S/M: Optimized and Cost-effective Database Platforms

The Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X6-2S and X6-2M are two of the latest ODA models released by Oracle which offer greater simplicity, increased optimization and flexibility as well as the ability to support several types of application workloads, deployment solutions and database editions. In addition to the various customizable solutions that the ODA X6-2S and

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Weblogic Thread Monitoring: Your Finger on the Pulse of the Middle Tier

Introduction WebLogic thread monitoring is very important for all slow or hanging application server issues. All WebLogic (middleware) requests are processed by thread pool thus it becomes a very important place to check for the problems. In Oracle DBA terms it’s very similar to checking database active sessions. Weblogic server architecture Weblogic server has a

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ZFS Storage: All That Flash, All The Time

Back in February Oracle announced its NEW ZS5 Storage Appliance. The ZS5 Storage Appliance was designed to deliver high performance across the board for all applications. Oracle has been building the ZFS Appliance from the beginning using a powerful SMP design. This design allows all the CPU Cores in its controllers to work effortlessly. The

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Low Risk SPARC Refresh: A Primer on SPARC Solaris Migrations

These days every IT department is familiar with x86 server virtualization, a useful strategy to reduce hardware footprints, provisioning time, downtime and increase flexibility and reliability. But few know that the same paradigm can be also applied to SPARC servers. Taking advantages of the latest SPARC server platforms and consolidating legacy SPARC systems without changing

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Oracle 12c Multitenant Option – A Database Architect’s Perspective

The Future Do you wonder what the future holds for the principal Oracle Database platform in terms of its RDBMS Architecture? The Oracle Multitenant Architecture is the platform for the future. Putting this plainly, the current Non-Multitenant Architecture (aka Legacy Architecture), will ultimately be de-supported so, if you’re serious as an Oracle DBA, you had

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Cintra Data Masking and Subsetting Solution

Most of us know that Oracle has an option that can be added to Enterprise Edition databases called the Data Masking and Subsetting Pack. This is a powerful solution, typically used to mask data when it is exported from a Production database and loaded into a Non-Production environment, so that our Developers do not have

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Modern Data Security: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

Information security has always been a hot topic in the IT industry, however in recent months the focus on this area has further increased. Whether due to national events such as the alleged hacking of the US election by foreign parties, international crises such as the WannaCry ransomware virus, or personal information attacks such as

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