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What do you do when you become responsible for an Oracle database that has been running for three years, accumulating nobody really knows what, other than it’s all very important. You have the Window 2008 […]

The effort behind the AWS button push does not appear accidentally. RDS makes it appear so simple. The only reason for me to build on EC2 is the ability to shut down certain configurations depending on […]

Oracle PULA is Real but Why?

It is not always clear what rumors about Oracle licensing are true. With regard to the new Perpetual User License Agreement (PULA), some you hear is probably true. The best advice I keep in mind […]

One thing or another always seems to lead to continuing education. Most recently, it was several weeks polishing Photoshop skills. Today, it has become learning CSS so that those photos can be displayed properly. What […]

Offline for a Month

Hopefully you like the new logo and the page in general. Thinking it was going to be a piece-of-cake, I started a 30 day trial with Adobe for Photoshop CC and started with a Lynda […]

that’s me when it comes to tuning your Oracle database. Tuning an Oracle database is nothing more than configuring the system and program global areas and locking them into memory. This is relatively simple on […]

Oracle Data Guard and Active Data Guard are basically GUIs used to accomplish some form of data replication. I have been doing data replication with Oracle since 1990 where I built a rapid prototype, integrated, […]

No RAC Here; but,

As an independent contractor working with Oracle databases, I frequently am asked about RAC experience. Here is my analysis of the product written in 2004 when Oracle went fro “i” to “g”. As contract DBA for […]

Oracle Can Be So Difficult

A year ago a Navy IT friend of mine came over so we could install Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) on an AWS (Amazon) instance. He had installed the Oracle 11g database on some hardware running […]

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