Migrating Oracle Enterprise Edition database To Standard Edition using Transportable Tablespaces

Johan Buijser

Introduction Oracle database Standard Edition (SE)  has the main features of a RDBMS database and cost significantly less than Oracle Enterprise Edition (EE). Migrating a database from Oracle Enterprise Edition  to Standard Edition can be a consideration ifthe Enterprise Edition options or features are not used (or not required) in […]

Preparation for migrating data to Oracle Virtual Private Database

Jacco Cijsouw

  preparation for migrating data to Oracle Virtual Private Database Introduction Recently I was part of a team involved in the preparation of migration data belonging to multiple business units into a single Oracle 19c database with Virtual Private Database (VPD). The VPD solution is used for the virtual separation […]

What is Apache Drill and how to setup your Proof-of-Concept

Sam Vruggink 2

Apache Drill is a schema-free SQL query engine. Drill supports a variety of NoSQL databases and file systems, including HBase, MongoDB, MapR-DB, HDFS, MapR-FS, Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Swift, NAS and local files. A single query can join data from multiple datastores. For example, you can […]

InfluxDB V2.0 – Stack Implementation Proof of Concept

Sam Vruggink 2

This blogpost will give you detailed instructions and information regarding the InfluxDB stack. Since February 2019 InfluxDB now consists not only the database itself, but also Telegraf, Chronograf and Kapacitor. Later you’ll read about what every part of the stack does. 18-2-2019: Living on the bloody edge, do not run […]

Enterprise Manager Convert to Cluster Database (RAC) fails without showing errors at Pre Configuration phase

Johan Buijser

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c provides a wizard to convert a single-instance database to an Oracle RAC database. This requires the Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. When converting the database to a cluster database, after proving all the required details in the wizard,  a […]

Enterprise Manager DataGuard Add Standby Database fails without showing errors at Destination Preparation phase

Johan Buijser

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c provides the Add Standby Database wizard to create a broker configuration that includes a primary database and one or more standby database. This requires the Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. When adding a Standby Database, after proving all the […]

Crash recovery of Oracle databases using Commvault

Herman Buitenhuis

Some time ago I published an article about creating a RMAN backup using Commvault. See: https://technology.amis.nl/2018/03/01/creating-rman-backups-using-commvault/ . In this article I describe how to execute a crash recovery using Commvault. You need to do a crash recovery when you lost all your datafiles, redolog files, control files and spfile. For example […]

ETL using Oracle DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH and SQL Server

Harry Dragstra

While I prefer a “loosely coupled architecture” for replication between Oracle and SQL Server, sometimes a direct (database) link cannot be avoided. By using DBMS_HS_PASSTHROUGH for data extraction the 2 other ETL processes (transformation and load) can be configured and administered with more flexibility, providing an almost acceptable level of […]

How About Oracle Database 12c Threaded_Execution

Harry Dragstra

THREADED_EXECUTION Threaded_Execution is an Oracle Database 12c feature aiming to reduce the number of Oracle processes on LINUX. After setting parameter THREADED_EXECUTION on TRUE and a database bounce, most of the background processes are threads within just 6 Oracle processes, where more than 60 processes existed before the bounce. And […]

Oracle 12c STIG Password Generator in PL/SQL

Harry Dragstra 1

Creating or modifying an Oracle Database user password can be done by using any standard password generator you can find on the WEB. But I wanted a password to comply to “ora12c_strong_verify_function”, and this isn’t as easy to generate as you might expect. Though most generators provide options to include […]

Node.js and Oracle NoSQL Database

Maarten Smeets

Oracle NoSQL Database is an interesting option to consider when you want a schemaless, fast, scale-able database which can provide relaxed (eventual) consistency. Oracle provides a Node.js driver for this database. In this blog I’ll describe how to install Oracle NoSQL database and how to connect to it from a […]

Oracle licenses needed while monitoring your (non-)Oracle environment with OEM

Job Oprel 3

With Oracle Enterprise Manager you are able to monitor an Oracle environment as well as a non-Oracle environment, like Microsoft’s SQL Server. You are also able to exchange notifications between Oracle Enterprise Manager and e.g. Microsoft’s SCOM, and there’s a choice how to monitor this heterogeneous environment. One of the […]