Provisioning Virtual ASM (vASM)

Create vFiles

In this post, we’re going to use Delphix to create a virtual ASM diskgroup, and provision a clone of the virtual ASM diskgroup to a target system. I call it vASM, which is pronounced “vawesome.” Let’s make it happen.

She’s always hungry. She always needs to feed. She must eat. – Gollum

Most viewers assume Gollum was talking about Shelob the giant spider here, but I have it on good authority that he was (more...)

What’s New With Oracle Certification This Week? Week of July 27, 2015

Are you waiting for a new Oracle Certification exam to be released? Interested in beta testing, or waiting for your beta exam score? 

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Oracle Standard Edition 2, a bright new future

Okay, it is not very much more than smoke, since Ludovica Caldara found MOS note 2027072.1 about the support of Standard Edition 12.1.0.2.0 and blogged and tweeted about it.

Despite Ludovica’s disclaimer, there is, nevertheless, some smoke… And Twitter quite quickly filled up (at least the early where I take interest). Dominic Giles stated: “More to come soon!” And Ann Sjökvist urged calmness by saying: “let’s wait for facts! (more...)

APEX Developers wanted!

Currently there are multiple positions open for APEX Developers locally in Vienna/Austria.

FOEX is looking for talented Oracle APEX and/or Ext JS Developers, which want to be part of our growing Startup currently serving customers in 13 countries worldwide. Check this link for more.

click-click IT Solutions is also looking for APEX Developers/Consultants. Check this link for details.

Since both companies share a wonderful office you can expect to have also the best possible colleagues (more...)

Real Push Button Refresh with Raspberry Pi

Push Button

In this post, we’re going to perform a push button refresh of an Oracle Database, Application Express (APEX) installation, and Tomcat webserver.

“But Oracle Alchemist,” you’re probably thinking, “we know about that. You’ve told us about how Delphix can provision and refresh data.” And yes, you’d be right. But I wasn’t done yet.

We’re going to perform a refresh of an Oracle Database, APEX installation, and Tomcat running in Amazon Web Services, replicated from (more...)

Oracle APEX 5.0 Available for Download!

After a longer development cycle than usual, Oracle Application Express 5.0 is finally available for download! I think it was worth the wait. It comes with a ton of features, here are just a few marquee features. Page Designer Universal … Continue reading

Deploying Application Express with Delphix

VDBs

Seamless cloning of an application stack is an outstanding goal. Seamless cloning of an application stack including the full production database, application server, and webserver in a few minutes with next to zero disk space used or configuration required is the best goal since Alexander Graham Bell decided he wanted a better way tell Mr. Watson to “come here.”

So in the spirit of discovery, I’ve installed Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 2.0 (more...)

January 2015 Critical Patch Update

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

Posted on January 22, 2015 by SmartDog Services

January 2015 Critical Patch Update Advisory:

Oracle has received specific reports of malicious exploitation of vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released fixes. In some instances, it has been reported that malicious attackers have been successful because customers had failed to apply these Oracle patches. Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported (more...)

APEX Meetup Vienna/Austria

Hi everyone and happy “new” year!

This year’s resolution is to do even more APEX. Is this possible, you might ask?

Sure, for example on Feb 19 2015 at our next orclapex Vienna Meetup.

Hope to see you there. Patrick and Christian will provide us with the latest news of APEX 5 and tell us more about Early Adopter #3.

Don’t waste any more time: RSVP yes.

I am back

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It's been a very long time not coming here, about 2 years and half ... and I missed it big time.

Now I moved to Oracle Systems (formerly Sun Microsystems) on a role support-programmer mixed, within RPE (Revenue Product Engineering) on the Extra Care team, with focus on Solaris, Engineered Systems with Solaris, ZFS Storage Appliance and Ops Center. I'm very happy since my job is closer to development, something was (more...)

Managing your Database in a Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Server Room

Only two things are really certain: network latency over long distances, and the fact that humanity will soon rapidly degenerate into undead brain-eaters.

When that day comes, when the dead are crowding at your door and the windows are busted out and ripped up rotted arms are clawing at the inside of your home, I know what you’ll be thinking: is my database protected?

Don’t worry, my friends. The Oracle Alchemist has you covered. We (more...)

Another Great OpenWorld

Steve at the Delphix Booth

Last week I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2014, and it was an outstanding event filled with great people, awesome sessions, and a few outstanding notable experiences.

Personally I thought the messaging behind the conference itself wasn’t as amazing and upbeat as OpenWorld 2013, but that’s almost to be expected. Last year there was a ton of buzz around the introduction of Oracle 12c, Big Data was a buzzword that people were totally excited (more...)

Oracle Open World 2014 Highlights

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

The SmartDog team just got back from OOW 2014, and we wanted to share some highlights with our SmartDog community.

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Jon Dixon

Cloud

Oracle is making it’s most convincing move yet to the Cloud. Almost every Oracle sponsored session referenced cloud and all of the key notes were focused on cloud. Cloud messaging ran the full (more...)

New Labor Cost Features in Oracle R12.2

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

– Multiple Cost Rates to Support Federal Davis-Bacon Act Requirements

The wait is finally over… after years of complex custom forms, custom tables and very intricate extensions, Oracle R12.2 Projects can now provide functionality to support the Federal Davis-Bacon Act Requirements.

First, we need to start with what the Davis-Bacon Act is to fully understand the implications of the new functionality. (more...)

Why It Pays to Keep Track of Your Oracle Licenses

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

Robin Laskowski, long-time Client Solutions Director at SmartDog, is the first to concede that keeping track of Oracle technology licenses to ensure compliance is probably not a top priority for most customers. But, she says, this is potentially a very costly mistake. Here, Robin discusses why so many customers may be sitting on an Oracle technology licensing time bomb and not (more...)

Openworld 2014

Oracle OpenWorld

Are you going to Oracle OpenWorld 2014? I am, and I hope to see you there! As you probably know, OpenWorld is a humongous event with tens of thousands of people in attendance and some amazing presentations. Why, I even hear Oracle’s new CTO might be there. I wonder if he has anything to talk about?

This year we’ll have a ton of activity at the Delphix booth. You can check out the speaking schedule, (more...)

Teach Your Children Well

computerroom

Today’s the first day of school in my city, and the plethora of “OMG 1st day of school!” posts of Facebook and my own kids heading back in to slog through another year of fundamentals got me thinking about education. My own kids (12/daughter and 10/son) came home and went swimming since it was about 104 degrees today…the hottest day of the summer, as it were.

minecraft-2__140227213724Anyways, after that activity my son decided to (more...)

The Customer Experience

The Apple Experience

I’m going to kick this post off by taking sides in a long-standing feud.

Apple is amazing.

There. Edgy, right? Okay, so maybe you don’t agree with me, but you have to admit that a whole lot of people do. Why is that?

NOT part of the Customer Experience. Image from AppleFanSite.com

Image from AppleFanSite.com

Sure, there’s the snarky few that believe Apple products are successful due to an (more...)