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Can you become a PaaS provider for an Oracle Database service?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

This post is not about technical limitations: Oracle Database is supported in most hypervisors (certified or not) so anybody can provide a DBaaS through a virtual machine as long as it run a supported OS, has enough CPU, memory, and storage, and open the required ports to access to the database (ssh and listener). But you cannot do what you want when you install a software, and you must agree with its licence terms. Who…

 
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DataBase Cloud Service performance – IOPS

By | Development & Performance, Oracle | No Comments

Having a database in the cloud is very nice. You add storage with a few clicks. You don’t have to think about the storage type (DAS, SAN, NAS), size of disks, stripe size, SSD, etc. But do you have the performance you expect? I’ve tested I/O in the Cloud that just opened for Europe, so that I get an image of performance when nobody’s there. SLOB If you want to test IOPS, the tool is…

 
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SLOB in the Cloud: how to check Cloud Services performance

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

You buy resources on the Cloud, but they are mutualized, thanks to virtualization. Are you sure ou have the resources you paid for? When it comes to Oracle databases there are 3 ways to test performances: Run an application, or a simulation of an application, such as the excellent SwingBench from Dominic Giles Run low-level calibration tools, such as Orion that simulate database, good when you have no database yet Or run something in the…

 
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Oracle Cloud Services DBaaS and dbi services best practices

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When we give our trainings (dbi services workshops) we signal our best practices with this logo. It’s our know-how, acquired through experience, consulting, service desk, exchange at events, beta testing, etc. that we share with our customers. Let’s have a look at a few points that we recommend to change if you provision a database with DBaaS on the Cloud.  

 
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