A brief note this time. I checked the release-planning of the Oracle databases the other day (Doc ID 742060.1), and to my big surprise I noticed that the database version 18.104.22.168 will be supported till the end of 2022 through an added Error Correction level: ‘Paid Market Driven Support’.
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 a certain high availability, so why should a standby database be considered as a viable configuration when high availability is needed?
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) is on-line to watch, there’s only one little bump to overcome: you have to register…. On the bottom of this page where the webinar can be started (jump to the REPLY section) there are very interesting questions and answers, worth reading.
A management summary.
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 backup, business continues on this server. Question: are licenses needed for Oracle databases and Linux as Operating System? (more…)
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 the German language. Tried to summarize some in this blogpost.