DBA Hero

Why You Need a Comprehensive Data Security Strategy

WHY DATABASE SECURITY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU Data is the most critical asset to any organization, whether it’s patient details, credit card information, or confidential operations information. Data is the core of any company and the one item that no amount of money can replace once it’s gone. The importance and private nature of data […]

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Oracle Database Appliance

Financial Services Company Tightens Their Belt with Oracle Database Appliance

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Guardian Eagle is a leader in providing clients with solutions to their complex, data-centric challenges. With more than 14 years as an Oracle Gold Partner, we have been offering database managed services and supporting database environments before client-server was a new, hot thing. Our core strengths are advanced database administration […]

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The Real Value of Project Management

If you have worked in IT for any length of time, you have likely overheard the following… “this is a small project, do we really need to spend the time to plan this out?” or “I’m sure I can have so-and-so oversee this effort to keep overhead down”. I’ve been working as a project manager […]

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Database Architecture

Easy Client-Side Connectivity After a Database Migration

Using SERVICE_NAMES and DNS to quickly connect clients to the new server We occasionally run into a situation when migrating a customer to a new Oracle server, where the customer needs to reconfigure a large number of workstations to connect to the new server. On top of this, there is usually a minimal amount of time […]

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Virtual Machine

Building Test Environments with Oracle VirtualBox

Everyone has been in a situation where they needed a test environment and we all know physical test environments can prove to be costly to implement and maintain. Oracle VirtualBox provides a free, easy to install, desktop virtualization tool that is available for Windows, OS X and Linux. VirtualBox allows users to run just about […]

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Backup DR

The Importance of Apply Lag on Standby Databases

Making the right decisions during system design to account for the unknown One afternoon, one of our OnTrack™ Managed Services customers called in a panic and said “I sure wish we would have implemented Flashback on the prod databases”. I knew right then that something was very wrong. As it turns out, someone logged-in to […]

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