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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]