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Oracle – Refreshable Pluggable Database Switchover as Disaster Recovery

Refreshable PDB (Pluggable Databases) Switchover as Disaster Recovery As noted in our blog; “Having a data recovery strategy in place is critical to ensuring business continuity in the event of an outage or disaster. When developing a data recovery strategy, it is essential to take into consideration the different licensing rules when deploying backups, failover (active/passive), and high-availability (active/active) scenarios.” Even though a bullet-proof disaster recovery (DR) solution offers the ultimate protection for enterprise data, businesses often don’t place a […]

KVM Replacing OVM for Oracle Virtualization

Oracle is phasing out Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) in favor of Oracle Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) End of Premier Support for OVM Many Oracle customers adopted Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) as their virtualization platform taking advantage of hard partitioning capabilities of OVM. It may sound alarming to them that Oracle will not offer Premier Support for OVM 3 beyond March 2021 and Extended Support beyond March 2024. There are no new releases of OVM planned either. Sustaining Support for […]

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Compliance Warning: Customizations

Making even one small customization can put you out of compliance when using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Oracle E-Business Suite comes with “a restricted-use license for the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition, which includes WebLogic Server Basic, and a limited set of other products.” According to Oracle, Organizations using an Oracle EBS Application must use them in their “vanilla”, or “out-of-the-box” state, and modifications exceeding the restrictions of the embedded licensing will result in additional […]

Oracle Pluggable Databases; aka Multitenant

Pluggable databases were one of the new features of 12c. All Oracle databases before Oracle Database 12c were non-CDBs. Oracle has termed “multi-tenancy” to describe the process of creating a CDB that contains many “tenant” PDB’s. Starting at 12c, this was available as a paid Enterprise Option called Multitenant (NUP $350, Processor $17,500). The multitenant architecture enables an Oracle database to function as a multitenant container database (CDB). A CDB includes zero, one, or many customer-created pluggable databases (PDBs). Multitenant […]

Oracle Spatial, Graph & Machine Learning Now Free

The core spatial features in Oracle Spatial and Graph have been included in Oracle Database Locator feature for over a decade. Now, all Oracle Spatial capabilities are available with both Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2. According to the announcement, all Spatial features are included. https://blogs.oracle.com/oraclespatial/spatial-now-free-with-all-editions-of-oracle-database Previous to this announcement, Spatial and Graph was a paid for option of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, $350 per Named User Plus, and $17,500 per Processor license. Oracle Spatial is an extension to the […]

Cloud Strategy Survey

Miro is conducting a survey with thousands of organizational leaders in the public, private and governmental sectors regarding their use of cloud technologies and cloud strategies. As in industry leader, we greatly value your knowledge and expertise regarding the use of cloud technologies and cloud strategies. All survey respondents will receive a copy of the results so as to better manage and plan their future cloud strategies. Take the Survey (completion time 5 minutes) Take the Cloud Strategy Survey (5 […]

8 Secrets Microsoft Won’t Tell You

Microsoft keeps a lot of secrets from its clients. They can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in compliance penalties and wasted expenditures. They can also cost you your job. 1. You’re Paying for Cloud Whether You Use It or Not Microsoft Enterprise Agreements typically include an “Azure Monetary Commitment” fee. This is Microsoft charging you for using their cloud, even if you didn’t want it or ever use it. Not only do Microsoft reps usually not explain what […]

Oracle Support Contracts Now Auto-Renew

Oracle Support Contracts Now Auto-Renew During the late summer and early fall of 2017, Oracle made a significant addition to the Oracle Support policies but was largely silent on this change. While there are references to Online Renewal within Oracle’s websites, the most impactful change concerned auto-renew. Automatically renewing Oracle Support Contracts, designed to make it easier for Clients, has become the default method. Instead of receiving the Support Contract and thereby offering the customer the chance to review it, […]

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