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

By |2021-06-08T20:58:59+10:00June, 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 |2021-06-08T21:00:42+10:00May, 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 |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 [...]

What does Mars v Oracle prove?

By |2021-06-07T21:54:46+10:00January, 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 [...]

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