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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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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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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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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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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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