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Author: Kevin Turner

Oracle Autonomous Database – Requirements, Limitations & Licensing

Oracle Autonomous Database may not be a fit for everyone. There are restrictions and limitations. There are many organizations that require some of the features not available in an Oracle Autonomous Database environment. There are also organizations that have strict security policies and cannot use the public cloud.

Oracle – Refreshable Pluggable Database Switchover as Disaster Recovery

Refreshable PDB (Pluggable Databases) Switchover as Disaster Recovery As noted in our blog; “Having a data recovery strategy in place is critical to ensuring business continuity in the event of an outage or disaster. When developing a data recovery strategy, it is essential to take into consideration the different licensing rules when deploying backups, failover (active/passive), and high-availability (active/active) scenarios.” Even though a bullet-proof disaster recovery (DR) solution offers the ultimate protection for enterprise data, businesses often don’t place a […]

Oracle Lifetime Support – Premier vs Extended vs Sustaining Support

Oracle Support Basics: According to Oracle, support is effective upon the effective date of your order (unless stated otherwise in your order). If your order was placed through the Oracle Store, the effective date is the date your order was accepted by Oracle. Oracle technical support terms, including pricing, reflect a 12-month support period (the “support period”). Once placed, your order for technical support services is non-cancelable and the sums paid non-refundable, except as provided in the relevant order. Oracle […]

Oracle Engineered Systems – Database Appliance, Exadata, & Exalogic

Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is a bundle of two server nodes that include storage and embedded cluster networking. Each server node has an Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) interface that is used for management and maintenance tasks. In general, an ODA consists of a single-box device that contains the hardware, networking, storage and software. It is a two node Oracle Linux RAC cluster in a single box with shared storage and networking all included in the box. It is built […]

Hidden Costs: Oracle On-Premise vs Oracle Cloud

Hidden Costs and Limitations of Commercial Software Solutions Rather than building your own in-house applications, commercial off-the-shelf software such as On-Premise Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), or a cloud-based solution may sound like interesting options, but what is best for your situation, and what are the licensing options and limitations? When considering candidates, considerations should include: Cloud versus On-Premise. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and how does it affect your applications usages and needs, now and in […]

Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon has just made RDS data transfers easier and quicker. According to Amazon, starting February 26, 2019, Amazon Relational Database (RDS) for Oracle supports integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for data ingress and egress capabilities. Amazon Simple Storage Service is simply storage for the Internet. This new feature allows RDS Oracle customers to easily, efficiently, and securely transfer data between their RDS Oracle DB Instances and Amazon S3. With Amazon S3 Integration, you can perform data access to […]

Licensing Oracle Apex

Oracle APEX – The Skinny on this Skinny App Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a web-based software development environment that runs on an Oracle database. It is considered a “Low Code” application. APEX permits developers to go from no code to low code to more code (https://blogs.oracle.com/oraclemagazine/from-low-code-to-high-control &  https://apex.oracle.com/lowcode/ ). Oracle APEX is fully supported and comes standard as part of all Oracle Database editions. As of Oracle 11g, APEX installed by default as part of the core database install. […]

Get on the Express, Enterprise Manager Database Express That Is

Oracle has removed previous versions of the Database Console and replaced it with Enterprise Manager Express (aka. EM Express). This is a much smaller and lightweight program, it is easy to use and configure, and provides the basics of what is expected from an Enterprise Manager such as database configuration and administration, space administration, users and roles management, and performance management.

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