EXADATA Essentials For Oracle DBAs: Hands-on 4-Week Saturday Workshop by Gavin Soorma (OCM)

My friend and fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma, after his recent popular Oracle RAC workshop (over 100 registrants) is now offering a new hands-on 4-week Saturday workshop on "Exadata Essentials For Oracle DBA’s", so you can fast track your path towards becoming an Oracle Database Machine (DMA) administrator.

In this new workshop, instructions will be provided by Gavin on how to install and configure an Exadata Storage Server on your own individual VirtualBox platform.

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Oracle preps autonomous database at OpenWorld

Oracle preps autonomous database at OpenWorld 

https://goo.gl/snEi7c

IMHO The new database version will probably use the Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) to monitor and tune, the OMC has machine learning using big data analytics to aid performance tuning. Since version 10g, the Oracle DB has had self-tuning capabilities, i.e. auto application of SQL profiles using the Tuning pack license. Everything else was done by the DBA, perhaps with advice gained from the Tuning Advisor, but (more...)

No-Win, No-Fee Oracle Licensing Review Offer for your Oracle usage

Dear Friends,

As we all know, Oracle Licensing is a complex subject and a lack of its complete understanding can attract millions of dollars in contractual non-compliance during an official audit. Non-compliance on Oracle Licensing can be due to several reasons, including vague rules and inaccurate analysis. If your Oracle licensing is not fully managed or optimised, then you also risk over-paying for support costs that could have been avoided. Over-Licensing or Under-Licensing can both (more...)

Hands-on 5 week Sunday workshop for Oracle 12c RAC, ASM and Clusterware


My friend and fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma is offering this five week online workshop on Sundays, which looks very interesting for people seeking to learn about these advanced Oracle technologies. 

This online training workshop will help you build your own personal two-node Oracle 12c Release 2 Real Application Cluster environment and learn in-depth about Oracle 12c RAC, ASM and Clusterware Administration.

The five week, 20 hour online workshop commencing on Sunday, September (more...)

Licensing|Circle – Oracle Licensing Comprehensive training course (12 modules)



We finally can release the pre-launch discount code for Licensing|Circle - the comprehensive training course on Oracle Licensing. The discount code for the full course is "OracleSeniorDBA10" and this code is valid until 15-Aug-2017. The full course with 12 modules is here:




As mentioned earlier, Oracle Licensing can be a complex subject, and a lack of its understanding for Oracle professionals (including DBAs) could almost certainly lead to substantial financial risk (more...)

Part II: Private DBaaS using Enterprise Manager

Part II of my article series looking at the private Database as a Service (DBaaS) Cloud – how to set up such a cloud, and how to use it effectively using Oracle Enterprise Manager.  https://www.toadworld.com/platforms/oracle/b/weblog/archive/2017/07/11/database-as-a-service-using-enterprise-manager-part-ii



Comprehensive Training on Oracle License Management

With the current "Journey to Cloud" scenarios, one of the main reasons cited is Oracle licensing.

Oracle Licensing can be a complex subject, and a lack of its understanding for Oracle professionals (including DBAs) could almost certainly lead to substantial financial risk exposure due to contractual non-compliance. Depending on the size and complexity of the Oracle license estate, the commercial value of the non-compliance could run into $$ Millions during an official audit.

To combat (more...)

Private DBaaS using Enterprise Manager

My article series looking at the private Database as a Service (DBaaS) Cloud – how to set up such a cloud, and how to use it effectively using Oracle Enterprise Manager.

https://www.toadworld.com/platforms/oracle/b/weblog/archive/2017/06/07/database-as-a-service-using-enterprise-manager-part-i



New Blog "Clouds and Databases"

Dear Friends,

I have started to write on a brand new blog "Clouds and Databases" that I created recently.

On the new blog, I will be writing about different cloud technologies and databases. Please also join me there if interested in the cloud.

The blog address is http://cloudsanddatabases.blogspot.com and this is how it looks:



Regards,

Porus.

Enterprise Manager Functionality without the Packs

A friend asked:
“I know we can use Oracle Enterprise Manager without the packs. However, is there any document that shows in detail what database monitoring and alerting functionality is provided by Enterprise Manager (12c version) without using any packs.”
The answer was:
This information is in the “Enterprise Manager Licensing Information” guide.   Chapter 10, “Base Enterprise Manager Functionality” outlines the list of features that are included with the base functionality of Oracle (more...)

Article series "Consolidation Planning for the Cloud"

This is the 6th installment of my article series "Consolidation Planning for the Cloud":

  This series is an extract from the first chapter of my Oracle Press book on the Oracle Database Cloud. The Book link is at the end of the article.

Oracle’s Database as a Service in action


Friends,

Have a look at Oracle's Database as a Service in action:




This is a preview lecture of the Udemy Course: Oracle Private Database Cloud. 

The full Udemy course is available on https://www.udemy.com/oracle-private-database-cloud/?couponCode=ORANOVTODEC16 


Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala.


Reasons to upgrade to Enterprise Manager 13.2

By Sudip Datta-Oracle
Before, during and after the Open World, I have received numerous queries on the release of Enterprise Manager 13.2. This is an important release for Enterprise Manager 12c customers whose Premier Support expires this month and who traditionally wait for the release 2 of any product before upgrading, and for customers who have already upgraded to 13c, but want their critical issues addressed. And there are specific capabilities that are sought for (more...)

Oracle Open World

My latest Oracle Press "Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook" being sold at Oracle Open World this week. Grab a copy.





Another great review

The book has also been reviewed by Rob Zoeteweij who is an Oracle ACE, Enterprise Manager expert, specialist and trainer. He also has his own Linkedin group on Enterprise Manager.

His review is on the following link. Thanks Rob.

https://oemgc.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/i-would-highly-recommend-reading-his-book/

Review of Book


Friends,
My new book has been reviewed by popular Oracle ACE Director Gokhan Atil, please see http://www.gokhanatil.com/2016/08/book-review-oracle-database-cloud-cookbook-with-oracle-enterprise-manager-cloud-control-13c.html for the detailed review. Thanks Gokhan.

Regards,


Porus.

Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook published

Friends,

If you want to know more about the Oracle Private/Hybrid Database Cloud using
the latest Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c, then this is the book.

Just published on August 5th 2016, and achieved Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11 in all Oracle Books.  Read more about the book in my LinkediIn Pulse post:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/oracle-database-cloud-cookbook-porus-homi-havewala-ocm-

This book will also be available in Oracle Open World.

Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala
(Oracle Certified Master)
(Oracle ACE Director Alumni)

My New Udemy course "Oracle Private Database Cloud"


Friends,


Happy to announce that I have created and published my very first Udemy course on the "Oracle Private Database cloud" as an Udemy Premium Instructor. I hope you find this course beneficial.

About This Course:

Published 6/2016 English
https://www.udemy.com/oracle-private-database-cloud/



Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the concepts of the Oracle Private Database cloud. You will be taught techniques for building, configuring, and managing a private database cloud with Oracle Enterprise (more...)

Announcing my new Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook from Oracle Press

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce my new book "Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control" to be published by Oracle Press, and is now available as a pre-order from Amazon. The Amazon link is:

http://www.amazon.com/Database-Cookbook-Enterprise-Manager-Control/dp/0071833536

This practical Oracle Press guide Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control teaches cutting-edge techniques for building, configuring, and managing a secure private database cloud with Oracle Enterprise (more...)

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c: New and Exciting Features

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c: New and Exciting Features

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c: What’s New
We just announced the release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c. Well, if the number 13 makes you jittery, rest assured that this new release is an improvement on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c which has witnessed unprecedented adoption among customers worldwide. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c rests on the key themes of (more...)