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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Minimize RPO by Replicating with Oracle Dataguard

Disaster Recovery Part Two: Achieving a 5 minute lag behind production with Oracle Dataguard This is the second installment in a three-part series about my experiences with a DR project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series provided some background on Disaster Recovery […]

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I/O Calibration using DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER

One of the important functions of an Oracle DBA is to pay close attention to database performance. During tuning exercises, Oracle DBAs often encounter I/O Subsystem bottlenecks, which can cause an increase in response times and time-outs. A calibration of the storage subsystem will reveal any performance limitations. Oracle provides two approaches to calibrating the […]

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Oracle

Configuring Device Mapper Multipathing with Linux

Linux SAN Multipathing What is Multipathing? Multipathing is a fault-tolerance technology that allows you to have more than one physical path between a host (server) and an external storage device (SAN). In the event that any component (NIC, cable, switch) in the environment fails, the physical path is switched to a path that does not […]

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Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery Planning for Enterprise Applications

Disaster Recovery Part One: The Foundation of Your Disaster Recovery Plan This will be the first of a three-part series about my experiences with a Disaster Recovery (DR) project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series will be some background on Disaster Recovery and […]

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What is Enterprise User Security (EUS)?

Update: January 28, 2019  What is Multi-Factor Authentication? An already excellent post by Hari Muthuswamy, I wanted to add a bit of information on Multifactor Authentication. – Dan Elliott  Multi-Factor Authentication, also known as dual factor authentication or 2FAis not a new concept but how it is delivered has changed. Many of you remember carrying […]

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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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Recovery Time Objective

Measuring a Successful Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters, hardware failures, and human error – not anything we want to happen, but the reality is they do happen. Considering organizations’ IT infrastructure, applications and valuable data at risk, all of these occurrences could cause irreparable damage. This is not new information. We all know that “things happen.” So the focus should be […]

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Cloud Strategy

Managed Services in the Cloud

Not Everyone Can Fly the Plane When you travel by plane are you ever tempted to hop into the cockpit and take over flight controls? After all, you have flown for years; you know all the tricks to getting through security; you have the perfect carry-on bag for the overhead space; and you have mastered […]

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