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…

How to create a Single Service Name in Data Guard Environments on Oracle Cloud

Introduction Oracle Data Guard provides high availability and disaster recovery by replicating data from the primary to standby databases. In case of an outage on the primary site or for maintenance operation, a standby database becomes a primary and continues serving application requests. This role switch should be transparent for applications, not requiring any changes…

How to forward a Program Display from a Remote Linux Server using X11

Introduction Software is usually installed via command-line tools. It can be automated, scheduled, and repeated with minimal effort. However, for quick testing and demo purposing, or when you are new to some products, you might prefer discovering the new options using a graphical interface. For example, when installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure, Oracle Database, or Oracle…

Loading Data from Azure Blob Storage to Oracle Database

Introduction In multicloud environments, while using resources from multiple cloud vendors, you usually deal with migrating data across the environments or keeping it on one cloud environment while accessing it from another. The Oracle Database DBMS_CLOUD PL/SQL package allows you to access data on OCI Object Storage, Azure Blob Storage, and Amazon S3 buckets or…

Loading Data from AWS S3 to Oracle Database

Introduction In multicloud environments, while using resources from multiple cloud vendors, you usually deal with migrating data across the environments or keeping it on one cloud environment while accessing it from another. The Oracle Database DBMS_CLOUD PL/SQL package allows you to access data on OCI Object Storage, Azure Blob Storage, and Amazon S3 buckets or…

Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) – Logical Online Migration to VM DB Systems

Introduction Configuring GoldenGate for database migrations might be complex and require deep knowledge and expertise in GoldenGate. Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) requires only a response file with the needed parameters. It configures and runs everything for you automatically to achieve (near) zero downtime while migrating your Oracle database to Oracle Cloud. This blog post provides…