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Why the arrival of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a big deal

Published by in CLOUD, ORACLE on December 13th, 2017

There have been some big announcements around the Oracle Cloud recently, not least the availability of a new European region in Frankfurt. We’re really excited about this, because it expands Oracle’s second-generation of cloud infrastructure (known as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, or OCI) beyond North America for the first time. A London-based OCI region is due

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Understanding the Real Differences Between OCPU & vCPU

Published by in CLOUD on November 2nd, 2017

Architecting comparable IaaS workloads across Oracle, AWS, Azure & Google In arranging cost comparisons for customers across multiple cloud vendors, it became apparent that there are differences in the most core metric of all – processing power – that not all customers may be aware of. These differences when factored in with costs can make

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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 Audit Vault: A Primer

So, what is Audit Vault? Audit Vault is one part of Oracle AVDF (Audit Vault & Database Firewall).  It consolidates and secures audit event data from one or more Oracle or non-Oracle sources, and provides extensive and customizable reporting abilities to fulfil an organizations security and compliance requirements. What is the architecture of Audit Vault?

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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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ZFS Storage: All That Flash, All The Time

Back in February Oracle announced its NEW ZS5 Storage Appliance. The ZS5 Storage Appliance was designed to deliver high performance across the board for all applications. Oracle has been building the ZFS Appliance from the beginning using a powerful SMP design. This design allows all the CPU Cores in its controllers to work effortlessly. The

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Low Risk SPARC Refresh: A Primer on SPARC Solaris Migrations

These days every IT department is familiar with x86 server virtualization, a useful strategy to reduce hardware footprints, provisioning time, downtime and increase flexibility and reliability. But few know that the same paradigm can be also applied to SPARC servers. Taking advantages of the latest SPARC server platforms and consolidating legacy SPARC systems without changing

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