Oracle DBMS_CLOUD package with AWS S3

The package DBMS_CLOUD was first introduced in the Autonomous Database to provide a simple way to interact with an object store from the database. It is now available for on-premise databases starting with 19.9c and 21c. It works with OCI,…

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Oracle EBS – Cost Savings for Test Environments on the Cloud

As a managed service company, we see our customers and partners shifting their workloads to the cloud. There are various reasons for this decision, but the most important ones are cost and agility. Once on a cloud, the infrastructure team…

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Why Achieving Quick Business Wins Should Be Built Into Your D&A

data & analytics

Having worked in the Data & Analytics (D&A) space for decades, the struggle to gain business insights through data is constant. I’ve used many approaches; some have worked, while others looked better on paper. Over time, however, the path to…

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Token-Based Authentication for ADB with IAM: Part 2

adb authentication

In Part 1, we discussed the essentials of DB token-based authentication and looked at examples to set up authentication for IAM users with exclusive or shared schema mappings. In this second  part, we’ll look at use cases for setting up…

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Token-Based Authentication for ADB with IAM: Part 1

ADB authentication

Oracle has introduced an authentication mechanism that enables Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) users to use their Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials to access the Autonomous Databases (ADB) transparently.       Earlier, IAM credentials could be used to access…

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An Initial Test of Google’s AlloyDB Columnar Engine

alloydb columnar engine

Google just recently launched the public preview of their new customized cloud version of PostgreSQL called AlloyDB. This Google Cloud Platform (GCP) managed database service is not the same as their Cloud SQL PostgreSQL service that still exists and is…

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Leveraging Azure Synapse Analytics Service Integrations

azure synapse analytics

One of the biggest drivers of cloud adoption is the promise of tightly integrated first-party services. Microsoft applied this idea to the analytics space by crafting and releasing Synapse Analytics back at the end of 2019. With integration as part…

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Migrate RDB to Cloud SQL Using Google’s Dataflow

rdbms data transfer

Most corporations have huge amounts of data in RDBMS (relational database management system). When considering a RDBMS data transfer and you only need a subset of data to migrate to the cloud, follow this very efficient and easy data ingestion…

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Part Six: Deploying High Availability Applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—Oracle Management Servers

management servers

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts, that covers the details to deploy the Oracle Management Servers for a high available set up of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure‘s resources.   Recap This is…

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ExaCC vs. ExaCS – Which One is Right for You?

ExaCC vs. ExaCS

Exadata has been Oracle’s gold standard platform for running mission-critical Oracle databases for over a decade. Oracle is extending the availability of Exadata onto the cloud by offering it in two flavors: Exadata Cloud @ Customer (ExaCC) and Exadata Cloud…

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