FREE customised workshops on "Oracle License Management"

Friends,

My friend Sibaji Dey Choudhury is offering customised workshops on "Oracle License Management" for members of this group. The workshops are FREE, and are designed to highlight potential Oracle licensing issues that your organisation may be facing. Each workshop will be on a 1-on-1 basis, and will last around 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the Oracle license estate.


A bit of introduction: Sibaji Dey Choudhury is an experienced Oracle Licensing (more...)

Part VI of my article series "Database as a Service using Enterprise Manager"

Part VI of my article series "Database as a Service using Enterprise Manager" 

https://goo.gl/7mDqLe


Author Signed Copy of my Oracle Private Database Cloud cookbook

Friends,

My Oracle Press book "Oracle Private Database Cloud cookbook" looks at all the private database/ schema/ PDB services in detail, and shows you how to set up Chargeback, and also explains how to use the RESTful API for performing DBaaS, SCHaaS and PDBaaS, and gives step by step instructions to set up the Oracle Database Hybrid Cloud using the Enterprise Manager Hybrid Gateway to connect to the Oracle Public Database Cloud.

A few Author (more...)

Gavin Soorma to conduct new Oracle 12c Data Guard/Backup and Recovery Workshop

Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to announce the  upcoming new Oracle 12c Data Guard/Backup and Recovery Workshop. This will be conducted by my friend Gavin Soorma who is an Oracle ACE Director, Oracle Certified Master, and a highly experienced Oracle technology instructor.

DBAs, protect your company data and also more importantly protect your job!

Learn how to configure an Oracle 12c Data Guard environment and perform switchovers and failovers in an Active Data Guard (more...)

Free trial access of the Oracle Licensing training course

Friends,

This is a message from my friend and Oracle licensing expert Sibaji Dey Choudhury.

Oracle Licensing has been a global challenge for a number of years now, and a lack of deep understanding on Oracle Licensing has derived $$ Millions during audits from unaware Oracle customers. To help tackle this issue 'Licensing Circle' was built to train and certify Oracle professionals on a comprehensive, portal-based knowledge on Oracle License Management.



The Oracle Senior DBA  (more...)

Part V of my article series "Database as a Service using Enterprise Manager"


This is Part V of my article series "Database as a Service using Enterprise Manager" 


https://goo.gl/q92vYE


Gavin Soorma Implementation Workshop: GoldenGate 12c

From fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma:

Register for the new Oracle GoldenGate 12c Release 3 online training course from Gavin and learn all about the exciting new features in Oracle 12.3 OGG like the Microservices Architecture, Parallel Replicats, Automatic Conflict Resolution and more as well as fast track yourself towards acquiring the skills to implement and maintain an Oracle 12c GoldenGate replication environment. Great for cloud database migrations as well.


Course Duration: 20+ (more...)

New Oracle Training from OCM Gavin Soorma

Dear Friends,

Fellow Oracle Certified Master Gavin Soorma has now created some exciting new Oracle training courses.  On his behalf, we are pleased to announce the following forthcoming online training courses:

<> Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and Release 2 New Features
<> Oracle 12c Data Guard and Backup and Recovery
<> Oracle Performance Tuning Workshop
<> Exadata essentials for Oracle DBA’s
<> Oracle GoldenGate 12c Release 3 Implementation Workshop
<> Oracle GoldenGate 12c (more...)

Aussie Database Performance Tuning software "Ellarose" from Riyosu


My friend and fellow Oracle OCP Nathan McAteer is providing all readers with an opportunity to purchase the latest version of Riyosu’s Aussie database performance tuning software "Ellarose" at a discounted rate. Ellarose, named after his daughter by the proud father, is used by some of Australia’s largest financial institutions on a daily basis. In fact the majority of articles posted by Nathan on the Riyosu website are real world scenarios from one of the (more...)

Optimize Oracle response times with Cary Millsap using Method R




Came across this interesting logical method of Oracle Database Tuning called as Method R, created by Cary Millsap (pictured), a performance tuning expert and an Oracle veteran. If you want to learn more about Method R, you can attend the webinar below. The following information is from Cintra where Cary is currently a Vice President.

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Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Time: 11:00 (EDT) and 16:00 (BST) 
Duration: 30 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A
Location: (more...)

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.

(more...)

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...)