Author: Sinan Petrus Toma

Passionate about Oracle Database

Implement Private Endpoint for your Autonomous Database

End of February 2020 Private Endpoints in Autonomous Database on Shared Exadata Infrastructure were announced. This blog post shows an example architecture and a high-level step by step instruction for creating the necessary OCI resources to implement Private Endpoints to access the Autonomous Database from private network only. All values used here are an example and you are…

Cross-region Compute VM Migration or Clone on OCI

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a wide range of cloud services that enable you to build and run applications and services in a highly available hosted environment in deferent regions around the globe. In case you have a Compute VM running in one region and want to migrate or clone it to another region, e.g. as a disaster recovery solution, here…

Automate Data Pump Export in Autonomous Database for Archiving incl. Cross-region Copy

Oracle Autonomous Database eliminates the human labor associated with database tuning, security, backups, patching, upgrade, and other routine management tasks traditionally had to be performed manually. Other tasks like restore and recovery, migration, cloning, and moving data are done on demand (manually), but differently and more conveniently than on-premise. Data Pump is a very useful utility to extract…

Learning Path for the OCI 2019 Architect Professional Certification

Oracle Cloud is a world-class technology I can only encourage you to get familiar and proficient with! If you don’t have any training environment for hands-on experience, register for your Oracle Always Free account. In this blog post, I’m sharing my own experience, recommendations, and the learning path I went through. Feel free to create your own…

Decision Tree for migrating Oracle databases to Oracle Cloud

Oracle provides different technologies and methods to migrate Oracle databases across platforms. This decision tree is intended to provide an overview of options available to migrate Oracle on-premises databases to Oracle Cloud Database Service (DBCS) or Oracle Autonomous Database. Before making the final decision, review the Oracle documentation for all prerequisites, restrictions, and recommendations. Some…

Send Email from APEX deployed in Oracle Autonomous Database

In the Oracle Cloud, you can provision an Autonomous Database in minutes and start developing your APEX application immediatelly. If you don’t have an Oracle Cloud Account, register for the Always Free resources. From APEX, you can use the APEX_MAIL package to send emails using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Email Delivery service. Check how easy it is to configure!!! Step…

Traffic Management Steering using Geolocation

Use Case: You have a website to be accessible from all over the world. If you were running a business like a web shop, response time to the different geographical locations would be very critical. Solution 1: One web server somewhere Your customers in other regions would probably suffer from low latency. Would this web server…

Private Access to Autonomous Database using Transit Routing (across regions)

One of the frequently asked questions about Autonomous Database is “how can I access the database without having the traffic traversing the internet?” In case you are keeping the Application on-prem, then the answer is using Transit Routing while connecting to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) using VPN or FastConnect from the on-premises network. The architecture looks as simple as…