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October, 2015:


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 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

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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

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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

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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

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GoldenGate 12c New Feature: The Credential Store

Oracle released a very interesting feature with GoldenGate 12c that will help with security and flexibility: the Credential Store Framework (CSF). This enables database IDs and passwords to be stored centrally and securely. I think this is a great addition, as it always bothered me to have to hard code a password (or even its

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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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GoldenGate Replication from On-Premise to Public Cloud

Now that there are several “database in the cloud” offerings it is becoming more likely that service subscribers will need some form of real-replication between databases that are on-premise and those that are cloud-based, whether for Disaster Recovery, Data Warehousing, real-time reporting and data integration, or a multi-master site strategy. Since GoldenGate has become Oracle’s

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Effective Database Management for Agile Development

With the transition of modern day software development to an agile methodology and more importantly more and more organizations adopting this approach, the implication to the Database Administrator is to be a key active participant in the agile development teams. DBAs are under constant pressure from development teams to make changes to the schema, optimize

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