Hello Upgrade! Do you run faster in the Cloud?

Introduction A customer is having long upgrade times on-premises. As they are moving to the Cloud, I got the question whether their upgrade in the Cloud would be faster. First of all, when it comes to patching, upgrade, and migration, I can only encourage you to read the blogs by Mike Dietrich and Daniel Overby…

Database Outage? Who cares???

Introduction Have you ever experienced this before? You click on “Book Now” for a trip or a hotel reservation, but get “an unknown error has occurred”, or even no feedback at all? You are ultimately torn between packing your bags and repeating the booking process.To avoid such situations, Application Continuity is there. By the way,…

Minimal Downtime Patching using Refreshable PDB Clones

Introduction Oracle Multitenant allows you to clone PDBs from one CDB to another easily, even though the source and target CDBs were of different patch levels, e.g. 19.9 and 19.10, and even different editions like moving from SE to EE. The only thing you’ll need is to run datapatch afterwards. Unplug and Plug the PDB…

Oracle Connection Manager (CMAN) – Install, Configure, and Connect to DBCS and Autonomous Databases

Introduction Oracle Connection Manager (CMAN) is a software that acts as a proxy server to forward connection requests from clients to databases.It operates on the session level and is usually installed on a separate server. CMAN is available for installations with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 12c and higher. Use Cases CMAN could be useful in many use…