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…

How to enable Data Plane Events for VM DB Systems on Oracle Cloud

Introduction The Oracle Cloud Events Service enables you to execute actions automatically based on state changes of your cloud resources. For example, a state change could be when the creation of the database is completed. An action could be sending an email notification or executing a function to implement post-creation tasks like creating users. If…

How PDB Recovery Isolation in 21c makes your Life easier

Introduction We already talked about remote PDB cloning in Data Guard environments in previous blog posts. As the datafiles of the cloned PDB are not present on the standby database, there are several manual steps to be followed to create the PDB on the standby site in 19c: Using Transient no-standby PDB. Using STANDBYS=NONE followed…

Considerations and Challenges of Multicloud and how to Overcome them

Introduction In the previous blog post, we talked about the many benefits of multicloud. However, implementing a multicloud strategy is not easy for many organizations. Moving workloads to the cloud require thorough planning, effort, and considerations already. So what comes on top of that when using services from even multiple cloud service providers? This article…

10 Reasons to Adopt a Multicloud Strategy

Introduction Today, enterprises from every sector and industry are increasingly deploying and implementing cloud solutions to benefit from agility, simplicity, automation, consistent high performance, and low and predictable pricing, among many more other benefits. So what is driving companies to adopt a multicloud strategy? Is one cloud not sufficient? Or maybe challenging enough? Indeed, according…