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Should you Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c?

By |2021-06-08T09:38:36+10:00September, 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 |2021-06-08T09:41:34+10:00September, 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 [...]

Being Accountable for Data Protection

By |2021-06-08T20:58:34+10:00May, 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 |2021-06-08T09:45:27+10:00September, 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 [...]

YugaByte – a new world of SQL distributed databases

By |2021-06-15T17:23:46+10:00June, 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 |2021-06-08T13:13:34+10:00June, 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 [...]

9 Alternatives to Oracle Standard Edition

By |2021-06-07T13:03:34+10:00March, 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 |2021-06-15T12:14:50+10:00February, 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 [...]

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