Impressions of the OEM13c app from Oracle Cloud marketplace

By |2019-11-14T14:46:54+01:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , |

Intrigued by the announcement that Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 (OEM13c) is available as an ‘app’, I decided to give it a go and try this app out. Before going into more detail, I must note that even though it’s called an app, it doesn’t come close to the

OOW19 / Code one – some shortcuts to keynotes and dowloadable presentations

By |2019-09-24T13:06:51+02:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Database, ODA|Tags: , , , , , |

Oracle Open World is over. Didn’t attend this year, but I’m always interested in what is going on, and in the presentations. so I listed some shortcuts to the keynotes and presentations for my own lazyness. A lot of presentations are downloadable, but it depends on the willingness of the […]

Should a standby database be considered in the cloud?

By |2019-09-03T20:38:57+02:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Database, Standby, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

To answer this question for your company, the criticalness of your application and database must be clear. In a High Availability Environment, a standby-database can be part of the technical solution to ensure minimum downtime for your database.

But when moving to a public or private cloud (IaaS, PaaS), the providers ensure […]

Webinar “Oracle migration to Postgres in the Cloud”

By |2019-08-01T10:25:23+02:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , , , , |

Recently I attended a webinar “Oracle migration to Postgres in the Cloud”. It felt a bit like cheating, as I’m more an Oracle guy and my company is Oracle Platinum partner…. But very curious how easy it is to migrate (it depends…) and what hurdles to expect.

The webinar (1 hour) […]

Enterprise Postgres Day 2019, June 11th 2019, an impression

By |2019-07-15T09:05:01+02:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , , |

I attended the Enterprise Postgres Day 2019 at the nice location of Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the morning sessions till 1 PM, but it seems enough to get a good impression.  For those who are not familiar with the difference between Postgres […]

Oracle disaster recovery without licensing the DR site

By |2019-06-02T11:40:43+02:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , |

Recently I got a question of a customer regarding a failover configuration. They wanted to install a second server acting as a failover server, switched off until the primary experiences an outage, and they don’t want to pay licenses for it. By bringing the failover-server to life and restore the […]

Little struggle with APEX 19.1 installation with Vagrant and VirtualBox on Oracle 18c XE – on Windows

By |2019-05-12T13:33:42+02:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , |

Why is this a separate blogpost? It is clearly described at the github-page with Vagrant-boxes, so what can be added?

Well… it didn’t work. For me anyway. The database wasn’t created in de VM, so the rest was of no use either. The cause? A combination of […]

If Oracle made toasters…

By |2019-09-29T19:11:40+02:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Database, Zonder categorie|Tags: , |

An old fun comparison. Judge by yourself if it still make a bit of sense… :-). Author unknown.

If IBM made toasters…
They would want one big toaster where people bring bread to be submitted for overnight toasting. IBM would claim a worldwide market for five, maybe […]

Preparations for the 1Z0-932 – exam

By |2019-04-29T13:54:20+02:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , , , |

I passed the 1Z0-932- exam, known as “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate”. This was not a ‘walk in the park’ (for me), so I decided to share some experiences of my preparations. What not to do and what definitely should be done. I already had some experience with the […]