Learn Something New in Oracle Cloud Every Day

Starting with four commercial regions, Oracle Cloud has grown to 36 commercial regions in the last few years. And more to come. Additional services and features are being continuously released. In 2022, there were 462 new release notes. This is more than one release note per day. Oracle Databases in OCI got 42 release notes.…

Your Options for Multicloud Network Connectivity

Introduction In previous blog posts, we talked about the benefits and considerations of multicloud. As cross-cloud network connectivity is a crucial part of multicloud deployments, this blog post discusses the options to connect Oracle Cloud to other Public Clouds. It highlights their latency, bandwidth, availability, reliability, costs, and more characteristics. Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Site-to-site Virtual…

FastSync or Far Sync? FastSync AND Far Sync!

Introduction FastSync and Far Sync seem to be very similar terms, especially in the spoken language. In my conversations, I have seen these terms being mixed up and even questions about using one OR the other. Indeed, FastSync and Far Sync are two different things that can be used independently or make perfect sense to…

How Oracle Active Data Guard provides better Disaster Recovery than AWS RDS Read Replicas

Introduction Recently I have been asked whether AWS RDS for Oracle provides a solid disaster recovery solution using Read Replicas based on Oracle Active Data Guard. Oracle (Active) Data Guard is undoubtedly Oracle’s most comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solution for Oracle Database. However, whenever I read or hear “RDS”, the next word that…

Why and How to install OCI CLI in a Virtual Environment on Oracle Cloud

Introduction Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Command Line Interface (CLI) is a small-footprint tool that lets you create and manage resources in Oracle Cloud using a command line interface. It enables you to automate tasks and makes things easier. The Quickstart documentation provides quick installation instructions. However, installations via RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) on Base…

Fast-Start Failover in Data Guard Environments on Oracle Cloud

Introduction Oracle Data Guard and Active Data Guard ensure high availability and disaster recovery during maintenance operations and in case of outages. Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of zero (zero data loss) can be achieved by setting up SYNC or FASTSYNC replication, even at any distance, using Far Sync without compromising performance. Recovery Time Objective (RTO)…