Blogs2021-08-13T12:20:17+10:00

Blogs

Blogs

Blogs

Java Mission Control for OpenJDK 8 and 11

By |July, 2019|Tags: , , |

Zulu Mission Control is powerful open source Java performance management, monitoring, and profiling tool for Java Open JDK 8 & 11. Monitor Java applications live in production without impacting performance. Perform detailed analysis and troubleshooting using Flight Recorder logs from prior runs. Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, has announced the general availability of Zulu Mission Control v7.0. Based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project, Zulu Mission [...]

YugaByte – a new world of SQL distributed databases

By |June, 2019|Tags: , |

At Pebble we are always on the lookout for something that is exciting and will meet demanding customer requirements. For the past couple of months we have been working on something that we think is worth sharing. Pebble IT started in Australia concentrating on the Oracle database. For the past ten years we have also included Microsoft’s SQL Server into the mix. Along the way we have encountered [...]

No RAC in 19c Standard Edition (SE2)

By |June, 2019|Tags: , , |

Oracle is claiming that the demand for Real Application Clusters (RAC) in SE is low – we cannot confirm that. That is their justification for no longer permitting RAC with the Standard Edition offering (SE2) as of 19c. This means the 2019 release of SE2, or 19.3, (or 12.2.0.3 in the old version naming convention) SE2 will not support RAC. 18c does, 19c does not. To upgrade to 19c [...]

Oracle Flexing its Muscle with Java JDK ?

By |May, 2019|Tags: , |

Now that the commercialisation of Java by Oracle is fully implemented, some of the negative implications of this are starting to come to light. Oracle may be starting to restrict how you can obtain the Java JDK (not the OpenJDK, but the commercial offering from Oracle). The Github image "frolvlad/alpine-oraclejdk8" as the name suggests contains Oracle Java JDK8 and has had more than 10 Million pull requests. This image [...]

Forming a Java Support Strategy

By |January, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Not sure where to start in setting a strategy for Java in your organisation ? Some devs have some great ideas but don't know if that will apply across the enterprise ? With the recent changes to the Java landscape, organisations have had it thrust upon them to form a Java strategy - in both deployment as well as support. The alternative is to do nothing and let it all [...]

An unexpected outcome: Amazon Corretto, a Java OpenJDK with LTS

By |November, 2018|Tags: , , |

One of the risks that Oracle took in making its decision to move to a commercial subscription license for Java SE, was that the market would react in unknown and unexpected ways. With the java SE Subscription License coming into effect in January 2019, organisations that want support of their Java footprint will be seeking solutions. Oracle is banking that they will be part of that solution. However, alternative [...]

Oracle Java Subscriptions: Clearing the Confusion

By |November, 2018|Tags: , , |

Background Oracle has decided to introduce subscriptions for Java SE - for both server and desktop editions. If you choose to pay for an Oracle Java SE Subscription License, you will have to license each eligible server that runs Java and each eligible desktop device that uses Java. We are guessing that Oracle wants to make money. They are a software company that sells software and support. It is hardly [...]

Speed and Safety: The Oracle Database Appliance and DBVisit Standby Alliance

By |June, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Utilise Oracle Database Standard Edition 2, DBVisit Standby and Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) as a lower cost alternative to Oracle Enterprise Edition (that utilises Data Guard). At Pebble IT we often get asked the question, is there a cost-effective alternative to using Enterprise Database with Oracle's Data Guard? The answer is – it depends. If a customer is not using any of the additional features and options of Oracle's Database [...]

Simplifying Oracle Backup and Restore with Veeam

By |May, 2018|Tags: , , |

Your Challenges You have one-off backup solutions for your Oracle database(s) and potentially different databases have different solutions and are manually maintained; Responsibility of different databases spans multiple people and this results in different designs and capabilities for protection, backup and restore; You are not 100% sure that the backups are completed successfully and the backups are application-consistent, the logs are deleted upon a successful backup, and that granular [...]

9 Alternatives to Oracle Standard Edition

By |March, 2018|Tags: , , , |

There have been 3 editions of Oracle's "Standard Edition" released. These are "Standard Edition" (SE), "Standard Edition One" (SE1) and "Standard Edition 2" (SE2). Each edition has its own licensing conditions. It is Oracle's desire to have clients move to a newer set of licensing conditions that results in a new "edition" being born much to the angst of clients. By ending support of particular editions, clients are being forced to [...]

A cheaper alternative to an Oracle database that allows virtualisation ? Say hello to Tibero!

By |February, 2018|Tags: , , , |

In 2017 we received a phone call. Would we be interested in seeing an Oracle database migrated automagically in a couple of minutes to a different database and have the existing application still work ? Well, yes quite frankly, we would. The database is called Tibero, it is new to Australia, but not new to the world. It is from the Korean company TmaxSoft and its main target is Oracle [...]

What does Mars v Oracle prove?

By |January, 2018|Tags: , , |

I have had several clients ask – “what does the Mars v Oracle court case mean for me?” Usually, the question is asked in relation to their use of virtualisation and Oracle databases.The brief answer to this is ‘nothing definitive’. This famous court case was settled out of court. To my knowledge, Oracle has not allowed any compliance related matter concerning virtualisation to reach a ruling by a court in [...]

Go to Top