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) […]

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 […]

All about Oracle Licensing

By |2019-03-18T07:38:26+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, licensing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Oracle licensing is mostly a substantial part of the costs of running Oracle software. And every change in the Oracle environment, whether it is about new hardware, going to the cloud, or up- or down- scaling, licensing is involved. And knowledge about Oracle licensing is needed to save costs or […]

ORA-31626, (Database-pump)-job does not exist

By |2019-05-12T14:08:41+02:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Cloud, Database|Tags: |

Found out a scheduled export- and import job was broken. Error:  ORA-31626: job does not exist. After checking the scheduled jobs I realized that it’s not the scheduled job, but the datapump-job. And it’s all related to being cost-effective in the cloud….

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Oracle, Azure Cloud and licensing with hyperthreading enabled.

By |2018-01-25T13:42:31+02:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Cloud, Database, licensing|Tags: , , |

Until recently, there was one rule when deploying Oracle software in the Azure cloud:

  • count one Azure CPU Core as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license.

But there was somehow what confusion about hyperthreading VM’s. This has been nuanced by Oracle in their cloud-licensing document very recently

Oracle Open World; day 4 – almost done

By |2017-10-05T20:43:38+02:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Cloud, Database|Tags: , , |

Almost done. It’s not expected that tomorrow, thursday, will be a day full of new stuff, exciting news. Today, wednesday was a mix for me between ‘normal’ content like sessions about migrating to Oracle Enterprise 13.2 (another packed room) and a very interesting session about the Autonomous Database.  Just a […]

Oracle Open World 2017; day 1 observations

By |2017-10-02T16:46:58+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 |2017-10-01T12:22:28+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 […]

TCO cloud calculator Oracle and AWS

By |2019-03-18T07:35:45+02:00May 14th, 2017|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , , , |

One of the main reasons to move to the cloud is the promise of a decreasing Total Cost of Ownership. But the calculation of the TCO (IaaS) is not always easy to do. Luckily some cloud-providers provide also the so-called TCO-calculators for comparising the TCO of your IT on-premise with […]

Public Cloud implications with an Oracle environment

By |2019-06-02T11:47:55+02:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , |

The title may suggests a negative statement of using a Public Cloud. Well, it isn’t.  I’m convinced the Cloud is the next best thing, with huge advantages for businesses. But companies should be aware of what they choose. A lot of providers, including Oracle, are pushing us to the cloud, […]