Playing with Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT)

The Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) is an incredible free command line tool provided by Oracle Corporation as a utility to help you verify your database for common database security issues(including security policies and controls in place), as well as helping to identify

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Oracle Open World 2018 and More

Hi Everyone! These have been crazy weeks, but almost ready to board to another trip to Oracle Open World. I will like to thank everyone that participated on my Oracle Webcast last week “Does Cloud Mean the End of the

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Playing with ADWC (Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service)

Oracle has launched Oracle 18c and the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service (ADWC). Many people call the Oracle 18c as the Autonomous database, and this is a huge mistake! Oracle 18c (that is in reality Oracle is not an

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Playing with Oracle Ravello – Migrating your VMs to the Cloud

Hello everyone, A few years back we had the boom of the “Private Cloud” rush, where everyone started to implement virtualization technologies to make a better use of it Infrastructure resources and improve high availability, scalability and innovation! Now to

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The Forgotten Link To The Cloud

(Note: This article was also published at – Last year when presenting a session at Collaborate’17 in Las Vegas regarding Tips and Best Practices for DBAs, I went thru the evolution of the DBA profession and also gave

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Playing with Oracle Cloud – Creating a Hybrid DR Deployment

On this article, we will create a Hybrid Disaster Recovery (DR by using Data Guard) Oracle Database Cloud Service database deployment with a primary database on-premises and a standby database in the cloud. This can be used to implement an improve the high

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Playing with Oracle Database Cloud – Migrating to Cloud using an Oracle Cloud Backup

The idea for this scenario is to learn how to migrate an Oracle Database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud DBaaS by using a previously done backup using Oracle Cloud Backup Services. First, we will create an Oracle Database Cloud Services database

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