AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 3/3 – Pricing and personal Thoughts

This is the third and last part of the blog post series about AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle. The blog post series: Part 1: Gives you an overview about the setup Part 2: About connectivity and what you get from AWS Part 3: My personal opinion about this service and some words about pricing After testing and running AWS RDS Custom for Oracle for a while, it’s time to came to a summary and finish…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 2/3 – Connectivity and what you get

This is the second part of the blog post series about AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle. In this part we take a look how we can connect to the Oracle database host and to the database itself by a tool like the Oracle SQL Developer. The blog post series: Part 1: Gives you an overview about the setup Part 2: About connectivity and what you get from AWS Part 3: My personal opinion about this…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 1/3 – Setup

Some weeks ago I saw in an AWS public presentation a topic about a RDS service for Oracle databases where you can build your own environments and get full OS access. This was new for me how knows the normal AWS RDS offerings for Oracle databases, where no (or very limited) OS access is possible. And this meant for me as a child of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: time to play! I spent a lot of time in the last three…

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Oracle 11g – let’s move that old Stuff to the Oracle Cloud

This blog post describes the lift and shift of an on-prem Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by using Oracle RMAN paired with OCI Object Storage. Works for other versions > Oracle 11g / Enterprise Edition too (the tablespace encryption method may change). Architecture Q&A What’s the motivation of the lift and shift of a good old on-prem Oracle 11g database to Oracle Database Service? Hardware runs out of lifecycle Out scoping of an on-prem database which is…

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Never stop Learning – why I love Oracle LiveLabs

Since over one and a half year, this week I was back in an onsite training, live people, live teaching. With a motivated junior DBA class, we started with all about Oracle architecture based on our Trivadis training O-AI – Oracle Architecture and Internals. The training is a mix between slides, demos and labs. Therefore during the course we run the training environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, build by Terraform (Credits to Stefan Oehrli from oradba.ch which has ramped up…

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