TCO cloud calculator Oracle and AWS

By | 2017-05-14T10:54:52+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , , , |

One of the main reasons to move to the cloud is the promise of a decreasing Total Cost of Ownership. But the calculation of the TCO (IaaS) is not always easy to do. Luckily some cloud-providers provide also the so-called TCO-calculators for comparising the TCO of your IT on-premise with […]

Consequences of stopping Oracle support

By | 2017-05-10T14:16:20+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: licensing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

When buying licenses for Oracle, the first year support is mostly part of the deal. After that, a Customer may decide to stop paying for the yearly technical support of the Oracle licenses. The consequences of that decision is not always clear to customers. Most OLSA’s […]

Net usable storage when using Oracle Database Appliance

By | 2017-04-29T13:19:15+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: ODA|Tags: , , |

Since the birth of the ODA X6-2 HA, the net usable storage has become more of a challenge when advising a customer as the X5-2 HA had substantial more – but slower – storage.

This very short blogpost is just a quick summary / checklist of the net usable storage, depending […]

Public Cloud consequences with an Oracle environment

By | 2017-02-19T17:38:04+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , |

The title suggests a negative statement of using a Public Cloud. Well, it isn’t.  I’m convinced the Cloud is the next best thing, with huge advantages for businesses. But companies should be aware of what they choose. A lot of providers, including Oracle, are pushing us to the cloud, Public, […]

Connecting Oracle Management Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

By | 2017-02-12T15:09:08+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , |

Let’s clear about this: Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is NOT a replacement of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM CC) or even an equivalant. Rumours are that this will  be Oracle’s policy in a far away future, but in the meantime we focus on what they do best. OEM CC […]

Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L and X6-2 HA, comparing the line

By | 2017-05-16T09:45:26+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Categories: ODA, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A while ago I published an article about the ODA X6-2S and X6-2M, the new entry level machines for small business. And since then Oracle introduced the ODA X6-2L and the successor of de ODA X5-2: ODA X6-2 HA. Quite a line of ODA’s. But when to choose what […]

Deploying Oracle Management Cloud for Infrastructure Monitoring

By | 2016-12-26T13:39:19+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Categories: Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

It’s a bit hard to choose the right heading for this article. How do you call setting up Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) – a trial environment – to explore the possibilities for monitoring the infrastructure such as hosts, databases, middleware. You don’t have to install OMC – it’s already there […]

Saving money by understanding Oracle licenses – part II

By | 2016-08-31T07:41:37+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In part 1 the basics were explained. In this part II other topics will be treated. This post will treat topics like virtualizing, engineered systems, SE2, Unlimited License Agreements, Cloud and other stuff. Whenever I can I will link to other posts. Comments or additions are welcome.

The information in this post […]

Save money by understanding the Oracle licensing model – part I

By | 2016-08-29T16:41:17+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Categories: Database, licensing, Meta-DBA|Tags: , |

At several companies I worked for, there was a lot of confusion about the licensing model of Oracle. The general feeling was that they paid too much for their use of Oracle products, and they were not certain of their compliancy. This post will try to give some clarity about this issue.

Utilizing your IT environment with Oracle Database Appliance

By | 2016-07-21T08:40:50+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: ODA|Tags: , , , , , , |

I admit, I’m a bit of a fan of the Oracle Database Appliance. And I also admit there are some characteristics of the X5-2 ODA’s which made it sometimes a bit hard to fit in the needs of the customer. I’ll come to that later in this post. With the […]