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Franck Pachot

Oracle DB on Azure with Multitenant Option

By | Cloud | 3 Comments

By Franck Pachot . If you want to run an Oracle Database in the Microsoft Azure cloud, you will install it yourself on a VM. And then, you can expect the same as when you install it in your premises, in a virtual environment. Except that Oracle makes it two times more expensive by accepting to license the processor metric on vCPUs at the condition that the Intel core factor is not applied. And in…

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Frank Bléger

How to quickly download the new bunch of 21c Oracle Database documentation?

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

Last month, Oracle released its new 21c version of the database documentation. At that time, I was looking for a quick mean to get all the books of this so-called 21c Innovation Release. I could remember I used a script to get them all in one run. Quick look at google, remembered me I used the one from Christian Antognini which hasn’t been refreshed for a while. In this blog, I will provide you the…

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Julia Gugel

Installing EDB Advanced Server without EDB Repository

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Almost all of us, who already installed Enterprise DB Tools on a Linux server know the procedure. You need to add the EDB Repository to your server or your Red Hat Satellite configuration and after that you can easily install the tools you need. But what happens, if you are not able to add the repository? The answer is really simple: Download the rpms and install them directly on the server.

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Burgert Daniel

Increase your PostgreSQL databases security by checking a few settings Part 2

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Postgres, Security | No Comments

Continuing from my first blog we will check some more access and authentication configurations. Focusing on removing unnecessary database privileges. After that we will configure the backend parameters correctly to have more robust PostgreSQL server/client sessions. And at last SSL encryption for these sessions will be configured.

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Franck Pachot

What is a serverless database?

By | AWS, Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Oracle | No Comments

By Franck Pachot . After reading the×8-larry-ellison-picks-amazons-pocket-again/ paper, I am writing some thoughts about how a database can be serverless and elastic. Of course, a database needs a server to process its data. Serverless doesn’t mean that there are no servers. Serverless as not waiting for server provisioning The first idea of “serverless” is about provisioning. In the past when a developer required a new database to start a new project she had to…

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Clemens Bleile

Handle DB-Links after Cloning an Oracle Database

By | Oracle | 2 Comments

By Clemens Bleile After cloning e.g. a production database into a database for development or testing purposes, the DBA has to make sure that no activities in the cloned database have an impact on data in other production databases. Because after cloning production data jobs may still try to modify data through e.g. db-links. I.e. scheduled database jobs must not start in the cloned DB and applications connecting to the cloned database must not modify…

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Franck Pachot

AWS Certified Database Specialty (DBS-C01)

By | AWS, Cloud | One Comment

Here is my feedback after preparing and passing the AWS Database Specialty certification. There are tips about the exam but also some thoughts that came to my mind during the preparation when I had to mind-shift from a multi-purpose database system to purpose-built database services. Exam Availability This exam was in beta between last December/January and then was planned for production starting April 6, 2020. I initially planned to take the exam this first day…

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Jérôme Dubar

Make Oracle database simple again!

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Development & Performance, Hardware & Storage, Operation systems, Oracle | 6 Comments

Introduction Let’s have a look at how to make Oracle database as simple as it was before. Oracle database is a great piece of software, yes it’s quite expensive, but it’s still the reference and most of the companies can find a configuration that fits their needs according to a budget. Another complain about Oracle is the complexity: nothing is really simple, and you’ll need skillful DBA(s) to deploy, manage, upgrade, troubleshoot your databases. But…

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Jérôme Dubar

Focus on 19c NOW!

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, Database management, Oracle | 2 Comments

Introduction For years, Oracle used the same mechanism for database versioning. A major version, represented by the first number. And then a release number, 1 for the very first edition, and a mature and reliable release 2 for production databases. Both of them having patchsets (the last number) and regular patchset updates (the date optionally displayed at the end) to remove bugs and to increase security. Jumping from release 1 to release 2 required a…

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