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Got an Oracle-based app running slowly? Here’s your guide to effectively diagnosing it

We’ve all experienced that frustrating wait while a web page loads or a business application takes an age to process something. Poor user experiences cost your organization money and risk damaging its reputation. And with so many companies now using customer experience as a differentiator, any that lag behind are at a serious disadvantage. But

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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 Multitenancy: Pluggable Database Concepts

A few years ago, Oracle released a multitenant database architecture that featured a concept called Pluggable Databases. The basic idea behind this architecture is a set of containers. A multitenant database is comprised of: One root container which acts as the main repository for metadata and common users One seed pluggable database that acts as

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Oracle Public Cloud Bursting: Benefits and Considerations

Some months ago, I migrated a customer’s environment to the Oracle Public Cloud. It was a very straight forward migration, nothing complex, a single instance database that hosts many applications with over 300 users accessing the applications at any point in time. The Oracle Cloud service subscription chosen by the customer was a Non-metered hosted

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Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) New Features

The latest versions of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) compute Cloud Service have added a slew of features and functionality that keep improving the capabilities and the performance of the service. The most notable additions of the latest releases were: High I/O shapes featuring NVMe SSD disks (February 2017) It is now possible to

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ODA X6-2 Small / Medium: Important New Tools in Our Solution Architecture Toolbox

We at Cintra have been fans of the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) platform since it was released in late 2011, seeing it as a great fit for some common use cases among our customers, namely: Modernization, Upgrades and Cloud Roadmaps Customers looking to refresh, upgrade and adopt a modern platform Customers looking to adopt a

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Oracle Database Appliance X5-2: Providing 64TB of usable storage on 8TB drives at no additional cost

If you’re not familiar with the Oracle Database Appliance (aka the “ODA”) then you need to be; the ODA is the most successful Oracle Engineered Systems platform in terms the number of units deployed globally. The ODA is now in it’s fourth incarnation and as of October 2015 Oracle announces support for 8TB high capacity

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Private Cloud Design: Pick the Right Brick

I guess many of you still remember good old times when your company had about three core applications, users were less than twenty, the client layer was installed on a few workstations and all this was fitting perfectly on 2 single instance databases. And then, the company grows, business gets diversified, and suddenly IT becomes

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Tales from Oracle OpenWorld 2015: Day 2 (Monday)

Oracle OpenWorld kicked off in earnest today, with over 65,000 people descending on the Moscone Center for their dose of Oracle knowledge! If you couldn’t make it in person, here are the Cintra team’s hottest topics of the day: Monday Morning Keynote: This morning’s keynote was largely in line with Larry Ellison’s presentation the previous

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