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Benefits of Migrating JD Edwards (JDE) to Oracle Cloud (OCI)

By |August, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

JD Edwards running on Oracle Cloud may be a fantastic destination that you need to consider. Oracle Cloud is excellent at running Microsoft Windows and SQL Server workloads and has a lot of flexibility for running the different tiers of JDE. Pebble IT in conjunction with its business partner, NDEVR have been running JDE workloads on OCI for 2 years now and can discuss in detail different strategies for [...]

Oracle Support Rewards – offsetting the cost of migrating to Oracle Cloud

By |June, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Oracle recently announced ‘Oracle Support Rewards’ which in essence is a rebate against your support renewals of your licensed Oracle Technology Products (the most popular being Oracle database and Weblogic, but many others too) by using one of Oracle’s Cloud offerings. Is this reward attractive ? Yes, but it is worth understanding the detail to ensure you understand how it really applies and if there are any gotchas that [...]

Automate the Discovery of Java

By |October, 2020|Tags: , , |

Why ? To understand whether you are using Oracle Java SE in an environment that requires a Java SE Subscription. Without this knowledge you may be liable in the event of an Oracle audit. Its not only the Java SE version that may be the cause of the issue, but the virtualization used, and the usage of the system itself To get insight on what OpenJDK is installed, and [...]

Benefits of a Microsoft SAM Baseline Review for SQL Server

By |October, 2020|Tags: , , |

There are four types of Microsoft Software License Assessments, three are initiated by Microsoft at their cost and can result in an un-budgeted licensing true-up cost to the customer. The fourth is where at a minimal cost the customer takes the initiative and conducts a MSFT Baseline SAM review, taking control of the business and legal risks related to improper software deployment based on accurate and detailed inventory and [...]

Options for supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2

By |September, 2020|Tags: , , |

Extended Support ended for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on the 9th July 2019 and 14th January 2020 for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. End of support means the end of security updates. This scenario can cause security or compliance issues and put business applications at risk. Many organisations still have applications running on these versions which now presents them with a security risk that needs [...]

Two Dangers of Oracle Java SE You Need To Be Aware Of

By |September, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Oracle’s Java SE is the largest commercially supported distribution of Java due to the extensive use of Java within the Oracle product set. The version of Java will determine the extent Oracle will support it – and to whom it will support. Since the changes from Oracle’s Java SE from freeware (with exceptions) to requiring a commercial subscription, there are two aspects that you need to be aware of [...]

Should you Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c?

By |September, 2020|Tags: , , |

Why would you consider upgrading your Oracle database to 19c ? This post introduces several reasons why we think that organizations in the markets we serve being Australia, New Zealand (NZ), Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Fiji should upgrade to the 19c Oracle database. Firstly, there are new features you may want to investigate and utilise and we highlight some of these that we think our customers could benefit [...]

Bang for Buck with Oracle SE High Availability

By |September, 2020|Tags: , , , |

This post concerns how you can employ an extremely resilient and high-performing architecture using the 19C SE database. The original Oracle Standard Edition allowed you to have High Availability (HA) using the "Real Application Clusters" (RAC) option. This allowed you to install up to two instances of Oracle SE on two separate servers of 2 CPUs each. Then in SE1 ('Standard Edition One'), Oracle removed that ability altogether, there was [...]

Oracle LMS and Oracle Sales – The Truth Revealed

By |June, 2020|Tags: , |

As specialists in Oracle compliance, we work with organizations and Government departments to optimise their Oracle license estate, represent them on Oracle audits, prepare them for audits as well as any technical aspect of Oracle software. We are often asked many questions about Oracle’s License Management Services (LMS) – and we respond with opinions on what we have experienced in our dealings with Oracle LMS. However, some of the [...]

Being Accountable for Data Protection

By |May, 2020|Tags: , |

Are you in a Management Role where you are ACCOUNTABLE for Backups being in place and working? Data loss is on your head but how do you know if your teams really have the necessary processes in place to avoid data loss? Here is a simple question you could ask your DBA and System Administrator teams to gauge their confidence; “Are you confident that if we had a SEV-1 [...]

Oracle Relaxes the Single Pluggable Database Licensing Rule

By |September, 2019|Tags: , , |

If you can read the screenshot above, it is from this link at docs.oracle.com It applies to any licensed version of SE2 (Standard Edition 2) or Enterprise Edition database that is capable of the "Multitenant Architecture". Previous to this licensing condition change, you were only permitted a single user defined Pluggable Database (PDB) in addition to the root container. If you have more than one user defined PDB required the [...]

Reliable Java OpenJDK Builds

By |July, 2019|Tags: , , |

Where you source your OpenJDK from can be important. As more and more ‘supply chain’ attacks become prevalent, organisations need to ensure that they source their open-source software from reputable and reliable sources. Azul has just released the ‘Zulu Community’ for Java JDK 6 onwards, providing you a reliable source of OpenJDK builds. https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu-community/ Being OpenJDK, it is free to download and use without restrictions, has both 32 and 64-bit [...]

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