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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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How Oracle DBA’s can avoid Software License Non-Compliance due to feature usage

Oracle licensing is a complex subject. A complete policy guide for the database alone runs over 130 pages, and contains a lot of details which are easily misconstrued by even the most experienced users. The Cintra team often come across new customers who have unknowingly created a license compliance issue, either due to being unaware

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Zero Downtime, Zero Risk Oracle Migrations

As the world of data is constantly, exponentially expanding and uptime requirements are following suit, this presents problems for not only storing that data, but how to migrate it between Oracle versions. Oracle Database 12c presents some compelling benefits, but if we cannot move our multi-terabyte database to it without significant downtime, we may not

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Oracle Eliminates Generic Hosting Rights and Lowers Discounts for SaaS providers for Technology Products

In a move that underscores the growing threat of competitive Cloud based services to Oracle’s traditional perpetual license business model, Oracle announced in October that they are no longer providing Generic Hosting Rights for Oracle Database  and they are raising prices for database licensing for SaaS/Cloud Services providers. This move will effectively remove any potential

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