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Mehdi Bada

Managing Oracle Big Data Cloud – CE with REST API

By | Big Data, Cloud, Oracle | 3 Comments

In this blog post, we will see how to manage Oracle Public Cloud Big Data service Compute Edition with REST API. Scheduling the start/stop/restart of a metered PaaS in the Oracle Cloud can be interesting for managing efficiently the consumption of your cloud credits. We should first have a look at the official documentation so as to understand what the API is composed of. https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/big-data-compute-cloud/csbdp/QuickStart.html  Use the following URL composition to get access to REST endpoint: https://region-prefix.oraclecloud.com/resource-path According…

 
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Mehdi Bada

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service – Compute Edition

By | Cloud, Oracle | 4 Comments

In this blog post, we will see how to create a Big Data cluster through the Oracle Cloud Services. If you want more details about the Oracle Big Data cloud services offering, you can refer to my previous blog Introduction to Oracle Big Data. First, you need to create your trial account through the following link: https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit. Note that, when you create your trial account, all information (phone number, address, credit card…), must be from…

 
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Franck Pachot

Oracle Cloud: script to stop all PaaS services

By | Cloud, Oracle | No Comments

With metered cloud services, keeping all your instances running may become expensive. The goal is to start them only when you need them. Here is a script that stops all instances you have on the Oracle Cloud Service PaaS. You can schedule it for example to stop them at the end of the business day, or when they are not active for a long time. The scripts use the REST API called with curl, JSON…

 
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Eric Simbozel

Oracle Database to SQL Server 2016 TCO Analyzer

By | Cloud, Database management | No Comments

Today, many enterprises are striving to transform their IT organization from a cost center into a strategic asset and looking for ways to get more value from their application and data platform investments. To deliver on this vision, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – via its on-premises, cloud, or hybrid deployment options – provides customers with significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to existing Oracle DB platform. How to know the real difference in…

 
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Olivier Toussaint

DBSAT un outil pour la sécurité de vos bases de données Oracle

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management | No Comments

Qu’est-ce que DBSAT ? C’est un outil gratuit d’Oracle que vous pouvez télécharger sur My Oracle Support avec comme référence : Doc Id 2138254.1. Il a pour but d’évaluer la sécurité de vos bases de données Oracle en analysant la configuration et les stratégies de sécurité mise en place afin de découvrir les risques liés à la sécurité. Comment cela fonctionne t-il ? Dans un premier temps il sera nécessaire de collecter les informations de…

 
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Franck Pachot

Google Cloud Platform instances and Oracle Database

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

When it comes to choose a cloud instance to run Oracle Database, you want to be able to run your workload on the minimum CPU cores. This is why in a previous post I measured how many logical reads per seconds can be achieved with a SLOB workload, on AWS which is often the first considered, and will probably do it on Azure in the future. I did the same on the Oracle Cloud which…

 
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Franck Pachot

Oracle 12cR2, RAC, Cloud, ACFS, PDB thin clones and asmadmin

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

In the Oracle Public Cloud, fast provisioning gets all its meaning when creating a RAC database service: in one hour you can get an operational highly available multitenant database. You can even create it in Data Guard for Disaster Recovery. Now, Oracle is pushing ACFS to store the datafiles rather than direct ASM. Especially in multitenant because a great feature is thin cloning: CREATE PLUGGABLE DATABASE AS SNAPSHOT COPY. However, I encountered an error when…

 
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Franck Pachot

Oracle Public Cloud 12cR2: TDE is not an option

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In Oracle Public Cloud, Transparent Data Encryption is not an option. You can use it because it is included in all database services for all editions. You have to use it because the database won’t allow you to create, or import, non encrypted tablespaces. This is controlled by a new parameter, encrypt_new_tablespaces, which defaults to CLOUD_ONLY;  

 
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