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Pretzels, trains and a buzzing Oracle Community make DOAG15 fun!

This was my first year attending DOAG (Deutschland Oracle Users Group).  I have always heard many good things about DOAG so this year was going to be interesting for me to find out first hand. It turns out that all the things I heard about DOAG were true. DOAG was held in Nuremberg, as it is […]

Unravel Your Past to See Your Future; Archive Logs Explained

In the first intallment, Redo that History!, we talked about how redo logs contain the history of transactions in the Oracle database. With this next intallment, let’s continue and talk about the redo log’s cousin, the archive log. Simply put, the archive log is an old redo log. Archive logs are extremely useful to recover the […]

Oracle OpenWorld Reflections – Word on the Street

This was my fourth Oracle OpenWorld (having first attended way back in 2011) and, whatever anyone says about this conference, you can be sure that it is always quite an experience, and I am grateful for the chance to attend. Now with a few under my belt, I’m particularly interested in the differences year to year […]

Oracle OpenWorld Heads Up Into The Clouds

Chris Lawless, VP Dbvisit Software, shares his reflections on his 10th Oracle OpenWorld event (OOW15) held in San Francisco, USA in October. As usual, there was a large build up to Oracle OpenWorld and it was as big and brash as ever. So, what were the big takeaways from OOW15? Here are some of the […]

Configuring Dbvisit Standby on the Oracle Cloud – Part III

If you have been following this blog post series to this point, you will know that in Part I we looked at the basics of getting started on the Oracle Cloud – including how to create a Database Service. In Part II, we connected an Oracle database running on-premise up with the Oracle Cloud Database just […]

Up in the Cloud

What better place to write about cloud computing than sitting around 30,000ft in the air on my way to Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (OOW15). It is just amazing how things have changed in the information technology ecosphere over the last few years. In the beginning, there was a lot of talk about – cloud this, and […]

Configuring Dbvisit Replicate on the Oracle Cloud – Part II

This is the second installment in a series in which we are looking at working with the Dbvisit products, Standby and Replicate, on the Oracle cloud. If you have not done so, then I encourage you to review the first post, “Getting Started on the Oracle Cloud”, as it provides background context for what follows […]

Getting Started on the Oracle Cloud – Part I

In my opinion, I think that one of the best things about working in I.T is that there are always new technologies and services to learn about and try out; it is exciting and stimulating! Within the Oracle “ecosystem”, one of the hotly discussed developments over the past few months has been the launch of […]

Oracle vs. Amazon: The Cloud Wars

While Oracle used to put down the Cloud in the past, you’ll find Larry Ellison embracing the Cloud these days. Then Oracle announced that it would beat Amazon’s AWS pricing on Cloud services. At AWS re:Invent, Amazon has touted that AWS keeps lowering prices. With Oracle undercutting AWS, we could see further price wars. As many of you know, […]

High Tech in the Asian Insurance Market

Dbvisit was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit at the Malaysian Insurance Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We shared a booth with our partner, AETINS, where we had some good networking time and met some potentials partners and customers. What I didn’t expect was how much I would enjoy the sessions. We typically joke about […]

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