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The First Dbvisit Europe Meeting and Why Database Replication is our Specialty

Dbvisit has 700 customers in 80 countries on 6 continents; 80 partners in 25 countries, and direct staff in 5 countries. Physically we are a virtual organisation, culturally we are a company that brainstorms, collaborates, talks, argues, and laughs together sometimes in person but usually via video conference or chat. Our HQ is in New [...]

Kscope13 in New Orleans – Fun And Profit Enjoyed By All!

Our lives in the Oracle database technology field consist of lots and lots of project work, tough deadlines, configuration challenges, resource constraints, and a heaping helping of plain ol’ stress. So it’s a good thing to get out of the office and meet up with people you only know by telephone / email to get [...]

Oracle Database 12c and three New RMAN Features

Last week Oracle Database 12c was released and as many did I downloaded it straight away, looking forward to installing and testing some of the new features. The download consists of two zip files for the database, and another two files for the Grid Infrastructure installation if you want to use ASM or if you [...]

‘Vienna Heat’

  Left today on the17:10 flight to Vienna from Düsseldorf with clear skies and wind on the tail. Tomorrow the convention will kick off at the Ottakringer Brewery. This will be the ultimate combination of hi-tech content and good entertainment. There will be many friends of Dbvisit present. In the unique setting of technology meets hi-tech [...]

How to set up multiple standby databases with Dbvisit Standby

One question the Dbvisit Support team often gets asked is, whether it is possible to run multiple standby databases off the same primary database. The good news is that the answer is yes, and with Dbvisit Standby this is actually very easy to configure. In this post I am going to walk through the steps [...]

Oracle Offload Reporting Solution Buyer’s Guide

Cost effective delivery of offload reporting databases is something many companies are chasing in this age of real-time…everything! Within any organization this information will come from multiple sources, and is continually being created and updated by a wide range of systems.  They demand the ability to review and report on the detail of this data, effectively [...]

What’s going on? “Connected to an idle instance”, but database is running.

I have seen this a few times over the past few months, cases where a database is running but when you try and initiate a local connection to it, you receive the “connected to an idle instance” message. This can be a little bit confusing, especially if your database is working fine otherwise and connections [...]

5 Key Factors Challenging Oracle Data Replication Myths

The value of cost-effectively deploying enterprise-wide data integration without the spectre of enterprise-class levels of cost are pretty easy to imagine! Imagine that… You could set up highly available active-active Oracle replication where customers and users experience wonderfully fast response times You could offload voracious CPU cycle-consuming queries and reports, running them on platforms costing [...]

RMAN – Cataloging, Formatting and Deleting

There is one utility in Oracle that I think is essential to know about, even if it is just a few basics – and that is RMAN. It can get complex, and this is partly due to the fact that you can do so much with it, but just knowing a few of its commands [...]

How to perform real-time Reporting on your data that is “stuck” in the Cloud

More and more companies are moving their data and applications to the Cloud. Everyone talks about the Cloud, but this means different things to different people. When I talk about ‘The Cloud’ I mean one of the 3 models listed below: Software as a service (SaaS): The application and database are hosted in the Cloud. An [...]

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