Home » 2015

Archive for: 2015:


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

(Read More…)

Oracle GoldenGate 12c: Integrated Configurations

Setting up a GoldenGate environment entails making several decisions on how to structure the environment. Choices like trail file location, naming conventions for processes, etc. are usually pretty simple. With the release of 12c, there is a decision that merits very close attention: whether to use an INTEGRATED configuration or a CLASSIC one. The INTEGRATED

(Read More…)

The Oracle Optimizer: Mode Considerations

Oracle’s Cost-Based Optimizer has been with us now for a long time. Choosing the right mode setting can improve the average performance of your database queries and is often overlooked. The Optimizer tries to determine the best execution plan for a database query based on many factors including table statistics, query predicates, joins, indexes, partitions

(Read More…)

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

(Read More…)

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

(Read More…)

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

(Read More…)

Oracle Exadata: A Few Features You May Not Be Aware Of

Oracle Exadata represents the most capable and powerful converged system on the planet for consumer businesses. While most people are familiar with flash cache and storage cells, Cintra occasionally runs into a few features with which even the most experienced Database Machine Administrators are not familiar. Here are a list of some that we typically

(Read More…)

Oracle Solaris: Engineered For The Cloud

Whenever you’re building your own Private Cloud or want to make use of a public cloud service, the de facto standard has always been Linux. However, what do you do if your applications are only certified on SPARC platforms, or your in-house skill sets revolve primarily around Solaris? With the latest Oracle Solaris release we

(Read More…)

Exadata: How Cintra Ensures a Smooth Deployment

Oracle Exadata has picked up popularity in recent years as each generation has become more capable and feature-rich. Exadata is the number one choice for any Oracle architecture where extreme performance, reliability and consolidation is the key. At Cintra, we have been working with many customers helping them migrate to Exadata and making the transition

(Read More…)

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) Agile Analytics

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) is the cloud based version of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The Cloud BI service brings a low-cost, enterprise-class analytics environment, with built-in mobile capabilities, to users across an organization, regardless of technical level. “Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, with built-in mobile capabilities, will speed and improve decision-making across

(Read More…)

© This website and its content is copyright of © Cintra Software and Services 2011. All rights reserved.