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Amazon recently added Oracle database hosting capabilities to its RDS service offering. You can rent an Oracle database related infrastructure in a pay-as-you-go fashion now. We are going to explore if corporations should be utilizing Amazon AWS Oracle Database related services (EC2, RDS ), how it should be used, where possible savings and potential trouble points are. With services like Amazon AWS it doesn't matter where your hardware and software physically is - it could be in a room next to you or in some other country. It is much easier and cheaper to procure and get new servers up and running. What's Really New? You swipe your credit card and get an Oracle database server up and running in half an hour. Sounds like magic, especially if you compare it to the weeks and months it normally takes to have an Oracle database server operational in an average enterprise ... (more)

AWS Announced New Scaling and Availability Features for Oracle Databases

Oracle database is offering a rich set of HA options in a non-Amazon world - active/passive clusters based on operating system failover capabilities (for example, IBM HACMP), active/active instances -  Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters), Oracle Data Guard (physical and logical standby databases located in remote data center). Amazon Web Services RDS (Relational Database Service)  is already offering multi-AZ deployments for MySQL, soon to be released for Oracle databases too. Multi-AZ deployment means that a simple click will suffice to create an Oracle physical standby data... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications - Installation and First Impressions (Part 1)

Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Fusion Applications at Oracle Open World 2011. Oracle Fusion Applications is the next generation Oracle ERP that will gradually replace the existing Oracle E Business Suite, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and other products that Oracle either acquired or developed inhouse. According to Larry Ellison it took Oracle six years to develop and finalize this product. If you look at the Oracle E-Delivery Oracle Fusion Applications download page one of the reasons why it took so long becomes obvious - product comes on 24 DVDs - total si... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications - Installation and First Impressions (Part 7)

Oracle Fusion Applications Provisioning is the überinstaller for OFA. Based on your input and its knowledge about OFA dependencies it will prepare and deploy OFA components to appropriate target locations. Provisioning Plan is driving the installation process. It is created when you select this option from Provisioning Wizard:   Here you pick components Provisioning Plan is created for - we chose Oracle Financials module: Wizard will show you topology summary and details about the chosen configuration: Here we provide Access Manager details: Here we supply Oracle Identity ... (more)

HBase Big Data on Amazon Web Services

Hadoop is designed to store extremely large volumes of data. HBase, an open source NoSQL data store, makes it possible to randomly access such large data sets. HBase is included in Cloudera's Hadoop distribution. One of the major obstacles to a wider adoption of NoSQL databases is the lack of query languages, i.e., lack of comprehensive non-programmatic interfaces to data inside NoSQL data store. We expect NoSQL databases to come up with such query languages in near future. In meantime, Quest's Toad for Cloud fills this gap and makes it easy to seamlessly access NoSQL, Cloud and ... (more)