Case Study: How One Company Gained Strategic Advantages by Selecting the Right DBMSP

Description: A global technology company had a complex database environment supporting more than 500TB of data and an on-site hardware configuration consisting of two Oracle SPARC SuperClusters with full-rack Exadata, backup devices, and gateways to access the data centers. The workflow application was mission critical and needed to adhere to strict Service Level Agreements. Because […]

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Comparative Study: Database Managed Services

This case study is courtesy of an IT Architect and Senior DBA working for a large international call and service center. He has managed four separate Database Managed Service Providers (DBMSPs) as a part of keeping mission-critical database systems up and running. This study is based upon his experiences with each. His company had more […]

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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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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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