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J茅r么me Dubar

Disk usage on ODA – Free MB and usable MB

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Hardware & Storage, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction Oracle Database Appliances rely on ASM to manage disk redundancy. And ASM is brilliant. Compared to RAID, redundancy is managed at the block level. For NORMAL redundancy, which is similar to RAID1, you need at least 2 disks, but it can also work with 3 disks, 4 disks, 5 disks and so on. There is no need for parity at the disk level. HIGH redundancy, which does not exist in RAID technology, is basically…

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J茅r么me Dubar

Oracle Database Appliance vs Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Development & Performance, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction Oracle Database Appliances are very popular these days. And not only among new customers for this kind of engineered systems. Almost all customers already using old generation ODAs are renewing their infrastructure by choosing again ODAs, meaning that the solution is good enough and probably better than anything else. But now, public clouds are a real alternative to on-premise servers, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a solid competitor vs Amazon and Azure public clouds….

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Christian Weinfurtner

Upgrade to Oracle 19c – performance issue

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

In this blog I want to introduce you to a workaround for a performance issue which randomly appeared during the upgrades of several Oracle 12c databases to 19c I performed for a financial services provider. During the upgrades we ran into a severe performance issue after the upgrades of more than 40 databases had worked just fine. While most of them finished in less than one hour, we run into one which would have taken…

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Franck Pachot

CLUSTER

By | Oracle | No Comments

By Franck Pachot . Statistically, my blog posts starting with a single SQL keyword (like COMMIT and ROLLBACK) in the title are not fully technical ones, but about moves. Same here. It is more about community engagement, people sharing. And about a friend. And clusters of course… In 2020 because of this COVID virus, we try to avoid clusters of people. And everybody suffers from that in the community because we have no, or very…

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Clemens Bleile

Automatic column formatting in Oracle sqlplus

By | Oracle | No Comments

Column formatting was always a pain in sqlplus when writing queries on the prompt. Most people use tools like SQL Developer or Quest TOAD which can scroll horizontally when running queries against a database, but as a consultant you are often still forced to use sqlplus. Here’s the issue: When running e.g. a query on a table T1 (which is a copy of ALL_OBJECTS) it looks by default as follows and is hard to read:…

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Franck Pachot

Oracle ADB from a Jupyter Notebook

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

By Franck Pachot . My first attempt to connect to an Oracle database from a Jupyter Notebook on Google Colab was about one year ago: https://medium.com/@FranckPachot/a-jupyter-notebook-on-google-collab-to-connect-to-the-oracle-cloud-atp-5e88b12282b0 I’m currently preparing a notebook as a handout from my coming SQL101 presentation where I start with some NoSQL to discover the benefits of RDBMS and SQL. I’m running everything on the Oracle Database because it provides all APIs (NoSQL-like key-value, with SODA, documents with OSON, and of course…

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Franck Pachot

Oracle MAA reference architecture and HA, DR, RTO, RPO

By | Oracle | No Comments

By Franck Pachot . I may have mentioned in some previous blog post that, in my opinion, the names of Oracle Database features make sense on the vendor product management context more than in a user context. I’m not saying that it is good or bad. There are so many features, that can be combined, and that evolved for many years. The possible use cases is unlimited. What I see customers doing in Europe is…

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Marc Wagner

How to migrate High Availability databases on an ODA?

By | Oracle | One Comment

Through this blog, I would like to show, with a real customer case, how I have been migrating databases in High Availability environment on an ODA. High Availability using Data Guard for Oracle Enterprise Edition or dbvisit for Oracle Standard Edition 2. One of the advantage here would be to use the Standby Database as fallback in case there would be some application issue with new database version. Although, I would expect that for any…

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