Monitoring Oracle Database using Prometheus

Lucas Jellema 1

Prometheus is a very popular framework for gathering metrics from a plethora of runtime components, recording, analyzing, visualizing them and making them available for companion technologies such as Grafana. Prometheus harvests information from ‘exporters’ – processes that expose an HTTP endpoint where Prometheus can scrape metrics in a format that […]

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 […]

June 23 2019, date of the SCN-bug

Job Oprel

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 […]

Crash recovery of Oracle databases using Commvault

Herman Buitenhuis

Some time ago I published an article about creating a RMAN backup using Commvault. See: . 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 […]

Introducing Elastic Search NoSQL to Oracle SQL developers – comparing dozens of ElasticSearch and SQL operations (a bit like Rosetta)

Lucas Jellema

Even for organizations with strong roots in relational databases such as Oracle RDBMS, there may be valuable opportunities for leveraging additional data sources, for example to support special (search) use cases. Elastic Search (Index) is one of those data stores that can add value – for example to provide powerfur […]

Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS)

Marc Lameriks 3

While preparing for writing an article about “Oracle API Platform Cloud Service” I wanted to quickly be able to generate example JSON payload’s based on some tables in the “HR’ schema. To achieve this, I came across “Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS)” and wanted to know more about it. In […]

10 reasons NOT to implement Blockchain now

Maarten Smeets 2

A secure distributed ledger with smart contract capabilities not requiring a bank as an intermediary! Also a single source of truth with complete traceability. Definitely something we want! Blockchain technology promises to make this possible. Blockchain became famous through cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The technology could also be considered […]