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Are You A Leader Or A Manager?

  Ever notice that the term ‘leader’ gets thrown around a lot?  An often used word and most people think that they know what it means.  People talk about their elected ‘leaders’ or the ‘leaders’ of corporations.  If you have a title does that make you a leader?   This topic has always fascinated me.  Hundreds […]

Great News – Dbvisit Replicate 2.6 Is Out!

The wait is over.  One of the great things about smaller companies is that we are much more agile than some of our competitors.  Rather than have a large release every 2-3 years we respond to our customers and give them features that they want sooner.  This means that we will come out with smaller […]

A Lot Can Happen In 100 days.

This week marks my 100 days at Dbvisit. It has been a fast 100 days. When I look back over these past 3 months I see that a lot has happened here at Dbvisit. I was lucky enough to start my employment right as the first official Dbvisit Replicate Training class was starting. This is a great class that […]

In a Virtual World Just How Relevant is Physical?

As a high tech software company we employ a range of industry leading tools that allow us to do business virtually. We find it a convenient, efficient channel to organize meetings, present product demonstrations, conduct training and talk with our customers, without the inconvenience of at least one party having to leave their office environment. […]

Head in the Clouds

Normally people would say that my head is in the clouds because of my height.. but now it is because I just came back from a week in Las Vegas at the reInvent conference hosted by Amazon Web Services. Much has been hyped the past few years about ‘the cloud’.  I often used to just let it […]

Oracle SE Vs. Oracle EE: Much Ado About Nothing, Or… Pure Gold? Not Too Hard To Pan Out!

We have a large customer (hosted by a great infrastructure outsourcer partner of ours) who recently went through the process of decommissioning their Oracle Enterprise Edition licenses and recommissioning all business systems to run on Oracle Standard Edition. After looking at a number of different solutions they purchased Dbvisit Standby, our answer to Data Guard […]

Adding Dbvisit Replicate as an Oracle Clusterware Resource

Today I decided to play with Oracle Clusterware and Dbvisit Replicate version (2.5.10) using a two node Oracle RAC environment as source, and a single instance as target.  The idea is to add Dbvisit Replicate to clusterware as a resource and allow it to fail-over between the nodes as required. For example, if Dbvisit Replicate […]

It’s a Wrap! Key Takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2013

While the titan battle between Team Emirates New Zealand and “Mr Oracle” Larry Ellison and team raged on outside, Oracle OpenWorld 2013 erupted into a seething mass of positive energy and unique personalities all coming together to network and investigate the latest in leading edge products and technologies, with possibly a teeny bit of socializing […]

Cloud Database Offers On-premise Advantages

These are times when there are technologies abundantly available to help you make the very best of the data you gather from your business processes. Increasing numbers of businesses choose the option to host their production database environment in one of the many cloud forms that are available these days. This example of a smart […]


5 REASONS WHY ATTENDING #OOW13 IS A GREAT USE OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY  You’d think dropping $5K+ to attend the Mother of all software company conferences might be a questionable use of time and money, but on this point, my friend, I encourage you to think again. Here’s why: 1. Massive community learning and […]

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