Need a Database Sandbox on Solaris or Linux on your Desktop? Set it up using Oracle Virtualbox in 10 mins

Oracle VM Virutal box runs as a virtual machine on your Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris desktop. A number of Guest operating systems are supported. It takes only a few minutes to download the software and import pre-created templates and you are up and running in less that 10 mins. If necessary you can download […]

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Solving RMAN-06059: Errror identifying file

When using RMAN to backup archivelog files, an error “RMAN-06059: Errror identifying file ” is returned. Previously the backups have been running successfully prior to this.

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GoldenGate ggsci returns “ld.so.1: ggsci: fatal: relocation error” after GoldenGate 12c upgrade

When invoking ggsci after GoldenGate 12c upgrade why is the "ld.so.1: ggsci: fatal: relocation error" returned?

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Upgrading your Grid Infrastructure to 12c? Some things to watch out for!

Ready to upgrade your Grid Infrastructure and RAC database to 12c? Make sure to go through the following items so that your upgrade does not fail.

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Adding Log Groups on Oracle DataGuard Database

When adding Redo logs to a database which has a DataGuard associated with it, the log files have to manually be added to the destination. Below are the steps on how to add them to both the source and the DataGuard databases. Adding Log Groups on Oracle DataGuard Database On the source first determine the […]

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Oracle 12c Deprecated Database Parameters

When upgrading to Oracle 12c it's good to be familiar with the deprecated parameters. These are not really desupported, just that they will be de-supported in future versions of the Database. Read more ..

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Oracle MAA 12c – A Data Plan for Meeting Every Organization’s Needs

Data is one of the most valuable and crucial asset for any company, hence businesses spend huge amounts of money on their enterprise software to ensure its safety and availability. RAC and clustering are some examples of the ways companies practice for high availability and performance of their enterprise and databases. However there are still […]

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Oracle ZFS Network Attached Storage ZS4-4 System for Oracle Database 12c

Oracle has recently announced its latest generation of Network-attached Storage or NAS system namely the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4. With the new Oracle Database 12c in place, ZS4-4 is capable of providing some brand new exciting features, which in the words of Oracle VP, Mr. John Fowler expand Oracle’s leadership in NAS performance. New Capabilities […]

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Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year from VitalSoftTech!

We at VST want to thank you, our prestigious members, for making 2014 a memorable year for us!  We are ever so grateful for your continuous support, participation and words of encouragement.  As technological mavens, you help us sustain this community with quality feedback that derives continued success for us all! How about mastering a […]

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ASM DiskGroup Performance Statistics

The V$ASM_DISKGROUP_STAT view provides 12c ASM DiskGroup Performance Statistics for current DiskGroups. The data is extracted from the X$KFGRP_STAT source table. This view like all other ASM views are available in both the ASM and the Database instance. The data for this view accessed from the ASM includes information for all databases connected to the […]

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GoldenGate Not Keeping Up? Split the Process Using GoldenGate Range Function

In most environments one set of GoldenGate process (1 Extract & 1 Replicat process) is sufficient for change data synchronization. But if your source database generates a huge volume of data then a single process may not be sufficient to handle the data volume. In such a scenario there may be need to split the […]

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Configure Oracle Exadata Write Back Flash Cache

In addition to improving read I/Os, Oracle Exadata Write back flash cache also provides the ability to cache write I/Os directly to PCI flash. Exadata storage software version 11.2.3.2.1 is the minimum version required to use write back flash cache. Grid infrastructure and database homes must run 11.2.0.3.9 or later to use with Write-back Smart […]

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Advanced Sessions for Oracle Open World Conference 2015

As database gurus and fanatics of the world, as well as hotels and cabbies of San Francisco know, one of the largest events the Oracle Open World conference ..

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Larry Ellison Stepping Down as Chief of Oracle

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle is finally stepping down! He’s not leaving Oracle but as part of succession planning will be moving into the Executive Chairman role. He is one of the co-founders of Oracle and started the enterprise in 1977. The CEO responsibility will be shared between Mark V. Hurd and Safra A. Catz. […]

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Oracle Database 10g Certifications to Expire in March 01, 2015

Oracle Database is one of the leading relational database management system and is used all over the world. It has various training’s, exams and certifications for its Database and other products. However due to regular update in Database, they have to redesign their trainings, certification and exams to add new features and to remove old […]

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Welcome to WordPress 4.0 “Benny”

WordPress 4.0 has been released. Upgraded my site without any issues. Key enhancements include: Intuitive editing Toolbar stays in place as you add content. Allows you to focus on your content. Seamless Media Embeds Just placing the link allows you to see the content.  New Plugin Browser Browse Plugins and Reviews directly in the dashboard. […]

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A Preview of Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Oracle OpenWorld is an annual conference organized by Oracle, which provides Oracle users and technologists a unique opportunity to learn and socialize. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is scheduled to take place from September 28 – October 2, 2014 in San Francisco. The conference is designed to provide Oracle users a platform to find best suited Oracle […]

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Increase DSS Performance by 100x and OLTP by 2x. Learn more about Oracle 12c In-Memory Database.

With Oracle 12.1.0.2, the largest performance enhancing features, the Oracle 12c In-memory database option, has been released. Learn more about how to enable it, the licensing costs, etc. Also read other about Oracle 12c In-Memory Database FAQ's here ...

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Oracle Database 12c Release 1 [12.1.0.2] Patch Released

Oracle 12.1.0.2 Database Patch 17694377 for Linux, Solaris SPARC and x86 has been released on Metalink and edelivery. This software is a complete set and does not require a previous install. A number of key features in this release include the much talked about “Oracle Database In-Memory” database option. This feature will increase the DSS […]

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Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14 Released

Oracle has just released the Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. You can download the binaries here and view the change log here. VirtualBox Articles

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