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 […]

No more RAC in SE2 19c

By |2019-04-09T09:58:03+02:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Database, licensing, RAC, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A short post after a tweet of Johannes Ahrends (@carajandb on twitter). He brought to our attention that he was worried: SE2 doesn’t include RAC anymore in 19c. Is it a documentation bug? Unfortunately not… his worries appeared to be ligitimate.  He made a blogpost about it – in […]

What kind of Oracle Linux support on Oracle hardware is included

By |2019-05-30T11:31:46+02:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Database, licensing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

When you buy an Oracle Database Appliance – any type – or just a X-server (e.g. X7-2), you get free support for OracleVM, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux. But Oracle Linux has different flavours , like basic, premier and premier limited. What kind of support do you get when buying […]

The bare minimum of licensing an ODA X7-2

By |2019-05-30T11:34:37+02:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: ODA, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The other day we had a discussion about the question if you can buy an Oracle Database Appliance X7-2 HA when you only have 1 socket license Oracle SE. The licensing rules can be interpreted different by some. Disregarding the question why you would buy an ODA HA if you […]

Upgrade OEM 12.1.0.5 OMS to OEM13.2

By |2019-06-02T11:29:31+02:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Despite the potential of Oracle Management Cloud, I’m a fan of Oracle Enterprise Manager, with its small imperfections. So when noticing a 12c Oracle Enterprise Manager on Linux, and targets on Windows, I took the challenge of modernizing the customer’s environment a bit. And the starting point , 12.1.0.5 for […]

Oracle Open World 2017; day 3- some highlights

By |2019-09-09T21:08:33+02:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Database, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Day 3 began with a very smooth and interesting keynote of Thomas Kurian, full of flawless, wonderful demo’s . The second keynote, of Larry Ellison happened in the afternoon, I couldn’t attent for as I head a product management meeting. But some hickups I heard. Beside the keynotes it was […]

Oracle Open World 2017; day 1 observations

By |2019-09-09T21:08:58+02:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cloud, Database, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Just a quick note about day 1 at Oracle Open World. This Sunday traditionally is filled with presentations of usergroups, customers and product management, and at the end of the day the welcome-keynote. In the presentations there’s not really exciting news, they will have to wait until the keynotes. But […]

The day before OOW17; infra expectations

By |2019-09-09T21:09:14+02:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: Cloud, Database, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Oracle Open World 2017 is starting tomorrow, and as a platinum partner of Oracle, we – AMIS Services – are obliged to keep us and our customers informed with the roadmap of Oracle products.

And of course translate this to added business-value for our customers.  In short: what to pick of […]

Virtualization on the Oracle Database Appliance S, M, L

By |2017-07-05T22:51:27+02:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: ODA, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

One of the great advantages of the Oracle database Appliance HA is the possibility of Virtualization through OracleVM. This virtualization wasn’t possible for the other members of the Oracle Database Appliance. Until now.

In the patch 12.1.2.11.0 which has been released recently for the ODA S,M and L, virtualization is possible… […]

Consequences of stopping Oracle support

By |2019-09-28T19:24:57+02:00May 7th, 2017|Categories: licensing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

When buying licenses for Oracle, the first year support is mostly part of the deal. After that, a Customer may decide to stop paying for the yearly technical support of the Oracle licenses. The consequences of that decision is not always clear to customers. Most OLSA’s […]