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Import your Data directly from Object Storage in Oracle Database 21.3 and 19.12

Introduction To directly export and import data to and from Object Storage, you need the DBMS_CLOUD PL/SQL package, which was initially introduced in Oracle Autonomous Database. DBMS_CLOUD was made available for non-Autonomous Oracle Databases with version 21c and later backported to 19.9. However, direct import and export from and to Object Storage using the Data…

How to Enable Database Management for Oracle Cloud Databases

Introduction Database Management is a cloud service that provides broad capabilities for managing and monitoring your Oracle Databases on-premises and in the cloud. The new release of Database Management service now supports Oracle Databases on Virtual Machine, Bare Metal, and Exadata Cloud Service in OCI without installing the Management Agent. For databases running on OCI…

Use an Existing RMAN Backup with Zero Downtime Migration

Introduction From the very first version, Oracle Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) supports physical online, and offline migrations using RMAN and Data Guard. However, every migration job was creating a new RMAN backup from the source database to be used to create the target database. Starting with ZDM version 21.2, you can skip the full backup…

AWS RDS for Oracle to Autonomous Database using Zero Downtime Migration

Introduction Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) provides great automation capabilities to migrate your Oracle Database to Oracle Cloud. After supporting Linux-based platforms, the new version 21.2 also supports cross-platform and even cross-cloud migrations. With this enhancement, now it’s possible to migrate an AWS RDS for Oracle to Oracle Autonomous Database using the offline logical migration method…

Am I Autonomous or non-Autonomous, that is the Question

Introduction As more and more customers are moving their databases to Oracle Cloud, they have a mix of on-premises, Oracle Database Cloud Service, and Oracle Autonomous databases in their environments. DBAs and developers usually use SQL scripts to automate several tasks in the database. In some cases, they want to execute some tasks only on…

How to Import your Data into Oracle Autonomous Database – APEX Service

Introduction As you probably already know, Oracle APEX enables you to build applications with minimal coding. APEX is already available in all Oracle Autonomous Database workload types: transaction processing, data warehouse, and JSON. You get a fully-managed database where you can even more focus on your application development. Additionally, Oracle provides an Autonomous Database specifically…

Best Practices for operating Exadata Cloud Service and Exadata Cloud@Customer

Introduction Oracle Exadata Database Machine is an optimized system specifically developed to run Oracle Databases providing high availability, high capacity, cost efficiency, and superior performance. It uses unique and intelligent Exadata software and ultra-fast internal network fabric supporting every kind of application workload. So it is little surprise that Oracle uses Exadata as their ONLY…

How to use OCI Bastion Service to connect to your Private Resources

Introduction Databases and even application servers in the Cloud are usually provisioned in a private subnet that is not accessible from the internet. End users will access applications via a load balancer. To log in to the private machines for management purposes, customers will have to set up their private connection to Oracle Cloud via…

How to reduce Patching Time for Oracle Databases in the Cloud

Introduction Lately, I got a question from a customer about why patching in the cloud takes too long. First of all, we need to clarify things first and understand the exact situation: what Database Service is being used? What is the database version? Multitenant? How many PDBs are present in the CDB? How many CPUs…

Having two valid Database User Passwords at the same time???

Introduction Gradual Database Password Rollover for Applications is a new feature that was introduced in Oracle Database 21c. Now, it is backported and also available in 19c with RU 19.12. It enables to update an application user’s password while keeping the old password valid for a specific period of time. During this period, the application…

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