June 23 2019, date of the SCN-bug

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The what? I read about the SCN bug a few years ago (a wildly increasing value of the SCN till a certain limit has been reached ) , and took this for granted – most of it. Until recently a customer asked for help with a 9.2 database which had to […]

Java SE licensing

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There are several good blogs about this subject (like this one), and I never paid much attention to Java and licensing. Until one of our customers became a bit frightend after Oracle approached them with the question if they were really license compliant using Java. For many the words Java […]

Oracle Open World; day 4 – almost done

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Almost done. It’s not expected that tomorrow, thursday, will be a day full of new stuff, exciting news. Today, wednesday was a mix for me between ‘normal’ content like sessions about migrating to Oracle Enterprise 13.2 (another packed room) and a very interesting session about the Autonomous Database.  Just a […]

TCO cloud calculator Oracle and AWS

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One of the main reasons to move to the cloud is the promise of a decreasing Total Cost of Ownership. But the calculation of the TCO (IaaS) is not always easy to do. Luckily some cloud-providers provide also the so-called TCO-calculators for comparising the TCO of your IT on-premise with […]