OCI Serverless Functions invoking other Functions – synchronous and asynchronously through API Gateway and Streaming

Lucas Jellema 2

OCI allows for cloud native application development, using facilities such as serverless functions, a light weight API gateway, a streaming service for asynchronous communication based on event messaging and built-in monitoring. In previous articles, I have gone over several aspects of serverless functions and API Gateways to create and expose […]

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 […]

Another Taste of India– ODevCYatra 2018

Lucas Jellema

July 2018 saw another edition of the Oracle Developers’ tour through India, called Yatra. In just over two weeks, seven cities participated in this tour – with each city hosting a one day mini-conference (three of four parallel tracks). Organized by many volunteers from the local chapters of the All […]

Running Istio on Oracle Kubernetes Engine–the managed Kubernetes Cloud Service

Lucas Jellema

In a recent post, I introduced the managed Oracle Cloud Service for Kubernetes, the Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE): https://technology.amis.nl/2018/05/25/first-steps-with-oracle-kubernetes-engine-the-managed-kubernetes-cloud-service/. A logical next step when working with Kubernetes in somewhat challenging situations, for example with microservice style architectures and deployments, is the use of Istio – to configure, monitor and manage […]

First steps with Oracle Kubernetes Engine–the managed Kubernetes Cloud Service

Lucas Jellema 2

Oracle recently (May 2018) launched its Managed Kubernetes Cloud Service (OKE – Oracle Kubernetes Engine) – see for example this announcement: https://blogs.oracle.com/developers/kubecon-europe-2018-oracle-open-serverless-standards-fn-project-and-kubernetes. Yesterday I got my self a new free cloud trial on the Oracle Public Cloud (https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit). Subsequently, I created a Kubernetes cluster and deployed my first pod on […]

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 […]

TCO cloud calculator Oracle and AWS

Job Oprel

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 […]

The value of the Oracle PaaS Partner Community Forum

Lucas Jellema 2

I have just returned home from the Oracle PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017 which took place in Split, Croatia. Filled with energy, inspiration, impressions, already fond memories, more understanding, longer term plans and shorter term action items and a warm feeling of being part of an international network of smart, […]

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 […]

Application Container Cloud and Multi Tenant Services – Oracle embracing 3rd party technologies and open source projects

Lucas Jellema

The Oracle PaaS cloud is turning into the next generation application server platform. More specifically: Oracle has announced the roadmap for the Application Container Cloud Service (not to be confused with the plain Container Cloud Service which runs pre built Docker containers without looking into them). The Application Container Cloud […]

How to create a private 10 Gb network on an ODA X5-2

Jaap Poot

In my previous post Network considerations on an ODA X5-2 I described a solution where I created a private network to optimize network performance between the components running on an Oracle Database Appliance. I am talking about a Virtualized setup in this article, and rebuilding the second pair of public […]

Network considerations on an ODA X5-2

Jaap Poot

When you buy an Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X5-2 off the shelve, you will get a machine with four times 10Gb copper Ethernet (bonded into two interfaces) for public communication and two 40Gb InfiniBand (bonded into one interface) for interconnect communication between the two ODA_BASE’s. You would think that should […]