Month: May 2019

Oracle Licensing Guide 2019

Oracle Licensing Guide 2019 now available New York, NY – Miro is a leading global provider of software asset management and subscription management services for Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, and Salesforce.  We specialize in license management, audit advisory, negotiation tactics, support management, and cloud services. Miro Consulting has just released the 2019 version of its Oracle Licensing Guide, available for free here: http://p.miroconsulting.com/oracle-licensing-guide Due to changes in Oracle policies and rules, managing Oracle Licensing and maintaining compliance can prove challenging.  […]

Expiration of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Extended Support Reminder

Although this blog is a reprise, it is important to remember that SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 Extended Support is expiring soon.  SQL Server 2008 R2 Extended Support will expire on July 9, 2019 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Extended Support will expire on January 14, 2020.  Migration from both Windows and SQL Server can be time consuming and tie up resources that cannot always be pulled quickly from other projects.  As a result customers can often […]

Edge Computing

Oh no.  Is this even a concept or some ‘edgy’ buzzword? Oh no – Edge Computing is real. Think of Edge Computing as optimizing data processing at the edge of the Cloud network near its data source, rather than in a data center. Today about ‘10% of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud.  By 2025, Garnet predicts this figure will reach 75%’.* Is Edge Computing worth it? One needs to consider what […]

Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon has just made RDS data transfers easier and quicker. According to Amazon, starting February 26, 2019, Amazon Relational Database (RDS) for Oracle supports integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for data ingress and egress capabilities. Amazon Simple Storage Service is simply storage for the Internet. This new feature allows RDS Oracle customers to easily, efficiently, and securely transfer data between their RDS Oracle DB Instances and Amazon S3. With Amazon S3 Integration, you can perform data access to […]

Does IBM audit cloud?

There is a misconception that ‘IBM does not audit cloud’. This statement cannot be considered universal.  Cloud describes different services and cannot be simplified in such a fashion.  Let’s review what Cloud could be, and whether there is something to examine for licensing purposes. Software as a Service (SaaS) that is provided by IBM, such as IBM Analytics (Cognos), Bluemix, or API Connect.  IBM is aware of one’s usage of these software products because they host and invoice the client […]

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