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Imagine this: You have consolidated you applications into one database (version 10gR2). You take a full backup every Tuesday and Thursday evening and an archivelog backup every few hours. These backups go to an NFS share, and not straight to tape. Everything is running fine until one day a new release of one of the applications messes up its data. Let’s assume that happened on a Wednesday evening.
Application management want’s you to restore the data of app_schema to just before the new misbehaving release went live.
DBA: Say what? Mgmt: Yes, we have a backup don’t we? So please put the data back to just before this release went live. We’ll come back with the exact time we want you to go back to.
What are your options? (more…)
Corporate speakers at Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne draw from a range of expressions that may have less than obvious meanings. These expressions are used sometimes for brevity and at other times to say less than polite things in a fairly civilized manner or less than corporately correct things in a way that does not get the speaker into trouble with the chain of command.
For newcomers to this conference, it may be useful to get acquainted with some of these expressions – and their intended meanings. I have collected a few. Feel free to help me update this list.
As every year, Open World is again packed with sessions, meetings, announcements, Demo grounds, Hands-on labs, events, music. My calendar is rapidly filling up but I keep on discovering other interesting sessions and it’s a constant challenge to plan everything and to have a good overview of all alternatives. In addition to the schedule builder and electronic agenda, I’m actually looking forward to the print-out .
With so many subjects it’s always a challenge to make a selection. My main subjects will be:
- ADF development and architecture
- Service Oriented Architecture
- Application Lifecycle Management
- Oracle Fusion Applications
I hope to get some answers to the following questions:
- What are best practices to manage build, delivery, test and deployment of ADF and SOA applications / components?
- How does the cloud influence the daily practice for developers?
- How does the cloud influence application and enterprise architecture?
- How does mobile influence the daily practice of developers?
- What does Oracle Fusion Applications offer ADF and SOA developers? Is it an interesting environment in which they can apply their knowlegde and skills?
- What are best practices for developing More >
OOW13: What questions to get answered and plans to see evolved at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld Conference0
As I am about to start my ninth Oracle OpenWorld Conference, I am wondering what this year’s conference will have in store for me. My schedule is largely filled up, I know who I am going to meet, where I have to speak and where I need to go. Now I also try to create an overview of what questions I would like to get answered during this conference, what topics I – and my 11 colleagues from AMIS who are also attending the conference – should cover in our explorations, report and presentation after OOW. During the AMIS Oracle OpenWorld Review session – Thursday 10th of October – we will answering most of these questions in our presentation at AMIS HQ (sign up here: http://www.amis.nl/nl-NL/evenementen/technologie-evenementen/oow-review).
(note: this is the list I put together before hearing any announcements or learning of any inside stories. Later today I will learn such information under embargo and then I could no longer honestly speculate of course)
- What is this In-Memory Database option that promises such spectacular (10-100 times) application performance improvements? And what is required to benefit from it – both in terms of hardware, application architecture, database More >
OOW13: Sneak Preview of the Major Announcements?! In-Memory Database, PaaS (Database and Java) and M6 big memory machine0
Recent press releases as well as the comment provided by Oracle’s top brass around the FY14 Q1 earning provide some insight in what the key stories seem likely to be during this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference. Note: I write this article before having any real information (that would put be under embargo such as a NDA).
Some remarks around the FY14-Q1 earning report by Mark Hurd seem to suggest certain areas of interest: “….a couple of comments about Oracle OpenWorld, which is next week. We plan to have roughly 60,000 people at the event in San Francisco from 145 countries. We expect to have 2 million attendees online.
And we will make some significant product announcements at the event as well. We’ll be introducing Oracle 12c in-memory database. We’ll be talking about it, being able to deliver 100x faster application performance using our new architectural approach. We’ll talking about — we’ll be talking about existing Oracle apps that can now run in the Oracle Database functionality without change when using this in-memory capability. We’ll have some releases in cloud. We’ll talk about we’ll have some releases in HCM and talent management, we’ll talk about database as a More >
I have come across customers running their Virtual Machines (VM) on Oracle VM 2.x wanting to migrate them to Oracle VM 3.x Most of the time the engineers think the migration to 3.x is a lot of work. I have seen situations where they installed fresh new VM’s on Oracle VM 3.x and migrated the applications or they performed full system restores on them. A lot of work …, more than migrating!
The migration of Oracle VM 2.x to 3.x is, simply put, nothing more than importing the VM as a template into Oracle VM 3.x and create a new VM based on this template.
As of Oracle 3.x the only way to import a template, is to upload them using ftp of http(s). A standard approach is to copy the img and cfg files to local storage on, for example, a ftp- of webserver and from there upload them to Oracle VM 3.x as a template. In al this can be a very time consuming job due to network connectivity. Especially when moving to and from DMZ’s through firewalls.
In this article I wil demonstrate a quick and easy way to migrate a VM from Oracle VM 2.x to 3.x Without the hassle of first copying them to a local disk storage and the uploading them to Oracle VM 3.x.
Prerequisites: Network connectivity, ftp or More >