Oracle Database Service for Azure (ODSA) – What, Why, and How

Introduction I’m pretty sure you have already heard about the newly released Oracle Database Service for Azure (ODSA) service. If not, then you missed something. Either case, here you get a summary of the background, challenges, features, benefits, and much more about ODSA. Multicloud In previous blog posts, we talked more in detail about the…

Greater Security with Crypto-secure Data Management in Oracle Autonomous Database

Introduction Oracle Autonomous Database provides a fully automated, self-securing database service with a wide range of security features, including: Always-on Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to secure your data at rest. Automated encrypted backups. SQL*Net encryption for client connections. Oracle-managed and customer-managed encryption keys. Access Control Lists to restrict access to trusted sources only. Database Vault…

10+ Reasons why AWS RDS is not an option for Oracle Database High Availability

Introduction AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a managed service for several database engines, including Oracle. It offers automation for administration tasks like provisioning, patching, and backup. Hence, it is often compared to Oracle Autonomous Database on Shared Exadata Infrastructure. However, the differences are tremendous, especially (and not only) regarding database high availability. This is…

How to move your Exadata Cloud Service Databases to X9M with Zero Downtime

Introduction Oracle constantly introduces new Exadata Platforms providing higher performance, lower latency, extended storage, and optimized software and networking. The latest Exadata X9M generation is available on-premises, cloud@customer, and public cloud. AND, it comes at the same price as the previous generation!!! It is as simple as this: higher performance + same price = reduced…

What’s new in OCI and Oracle Database Cloud Services

Introduction Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is evolving every day! New features are being released, existing ones are being extended, and new data centers are being launched. More automation, more flexibility, and more capabilities to provide a better user experience, higher availability, and increased security to Oracle’s customers and partners. One frequently asked question is where…

How to measure Network Latency for Oracle Data Guard Replication

Introduction Oracle Data Guard replicates data from the primary to one or multiple standby databases for high availability and disaster recovery. The decision to transfer the redo synchronously or asynchronously depends on your RTO and RPO. Synchronous redo transport provides zero data loss and lower recovery time, but your application needs to wait until the…