Iphone app ‘OCI Manager’ for Oracle Cloud

By |2019-12-20T11:51:05+01:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Database|Tags: , , , , , |

During a recent presentation of Richard Garsthagen (Director Cloud Business Development at Oracle EMEA) the existence of a mobile app was mentioned: the OCI Manager. Moreover, Richard appeared to be the creator of this app. With the app, you should be able to manage some basic functionalities in your Oracle […]

Upscaling/resizing an OEM13C–VM in Oracle Cloud

By |2019-12-04T17:16:34+01:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , , |

Scaling is one of the great benefits of the Cloud: scale up when there’s a peak in workload, scale down when it’s quiet. And scaling the PaaS databases, like the autonomous database in Oracle Cloud, is just one click away, and very easy to perform. But vertical scaling (more CPU/memory […]

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

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+01:00March 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+01:00January 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 2017; day 4 – almost done

By |2019-09-09T21:08:24+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 […]