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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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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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Tales from Oracle OpenWorld 2015: Day 1 (Sunday) – The Oracle Cloud Matures

Larry Ellison kicked off Oracle Openworld on Sunday with a typically engaging presentation, which focused largely, as we all expected, on Oracle’s cloud offerings. The key messages from Ellison were that the IT industry is in the middle of a paradigm shift where more and more companies will be putting more and more services in

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Oracle Discontinues Standard Edition and Standard Edition One and Introduces Standard Edition Two (SE2)

By Seth Feeley  sfeeley@cintra.com On September 1, 2015 Oracle announced that with the release of 12.1.0.2, Oracle Standard Edition and Standard Edition One have been discontinued and replaced with a new product called Standard Edition Two (SE2). At Cintra, we’re reaching out to our Standard Edition customers to inform them of this significant change in

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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Hot Topics

Oracle OpenWorld, the company’s week-long convention in San Francisco, was bigger this year than ever before. More people, more lines, more products, and more technical sessions than in any previous year. So, what nuggets of information did the Cintra team pick up at OOW? This year, the overriding theme was 12c. Whether it was 12c

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Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c Best Practices: Part 2 – Monitoring the ETL Execution through ODI Agent

Oracle Data Integrator 12c is out and, as part of the Oracle Data Integration suite, it delivers high-performance data movement and transformation among enterprise platforms with its open and integrated E-LT architecture The latest ODI 12c version works in conjunction with Oracle Golden Gate, the Oracle’s database replication tool, in order to provide near real-time data

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An Oracle License Review can Reduce your Oracle License and Support Costs

Managing multiple Oracle license and support agreements can be a daunting task for Oracle customers and can lead to over licensing where you pay significantly more for licenses and ongoing support than necessary, or under licensing where you are at risk for a painful and potentially expensive Oracle LMS audit. The only way to ensure

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Understanding Oracle Proprietary Application Rights Licensing

We’re seeing increasing numbers of customers with concerns and questions regarding Oracle’s licensing policy for Cloud Application Service Providers. The standard Oracle License and Services Agreement only allows use of Oracle software for internal business operations. Other uses, such as a hosting a proprietary or third party application and providing software as a service where

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OBIEE 11g Installation – Part 1

Oracle made OBIEE 11g available in the following link: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/bus-intelligence-11g-165436.html It represents a significant step up from the popular OBIEE 10 release. We prepared a VMware image with Windows 2003 Server (Standard Edition, sp2). Having downloaded the software to the Vmware server’s local drive and made a backup. The install comes in 4 files: bi_windows_x86_111130_32_disk1_1of2.zip (1,2

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Exadata Delivered and Managed by Oracle’s 2011 Global Database Partner

Exadata Delivered and Managed by Oracle’s 2011 Global Database Partner of the Year  The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for any workload, providing measurable ROI through consolidation.   Part of Oracle’s engineered systems solutions, Exadata is a integrated solution composed of networking, servers, storage and software in

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