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Amazon Web Services EC2 Cloud is full scale public data center offering services that are in many aspects far ahead of ancient practices present in regular IT environments. Fast provisioning and virtually unlimited scale make old fashioned server procurement and installations look like what they are - past century's practices. This article will not deal with usual objections to cloud computing revolving around change management difficulties ( how to incorporate new environment into the existing IT infrastructure ), security, reliability, performance etc. since we think that all those issues exist in internal, in-house IT departments, perhaps at even larger degree compared to what Amazon EC2 can provide. Cloud will not solve all IT problems but will at least dramatically increase IT productivity while eliminating capex and being able to carefully manage opex. We are... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications - Installation and First Impressions (Part 4)

Oracle Identity Management is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware and part of the Oracle Fusion Applications infrastructure. Its purpose is to manage user identities across the enterprise. We are going to install Oracle Internet Directory 11g (OID), Oracle Virtual Directory 11g (OVD), Oracle Identity Manager 11g (OIM), Oracle Access Manager 11g (OAM) as well as two instances of Oracle Database ( - one for the Identity Store and the other for the Policy Store. SOA Suite is first component to be installed since Identity Manager requires it. Some SOA Suite components (... (more)

Column Store, In-Memory, MPP Databases and Oracle

( For latest information on Oracle 12c database update please refer to the following article: Oracle 12c Database and How It Relates to SAP Hana ) RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors like Oracle to come up with new features and products. Column Stores and Oracle Column store concept has been around for quite a while. Vendors like HP Vertica grabbed some market share in data warehousing seg... (more)

Oracle Disaster Recovery Site Hosted by Amazon Cloud

DR sites are typically built as an exact replica of the primary site. Application and database software is installed on DR site and sits there mostly unused, waiting for a disaster to happen. DR site is very expensive proposition than only large companies are able to afford. Amazon AWS is an interesting alternative to having your own DR site. Oracle databases on the DR side are in Data Guard configuration with a primary site and actively apply archive log files shipped from there. Pay per use, scalable Amazon Cloud model makes it an attractive alternative to creating and maintai... (more)

The Oracle Database Cloud Service vs Oracle on Amazon RDS, EC2

The Oracle Database Cloud is Platform as a Service ( PaaS ) so it only makes sense to compare it to Oracle on Amazon RDS.  Oracle on Amazon EC2, on the other hand, is an IaaS ( Infrastructure as a Service ) offering, which gives you full control over the installation, features and actions around your database. Oracle Public Cloud will consist of a number of major services, the Oracle Database Cloud being one of them. Please refer here for a complete list  of services. One of the most interesting characteristics of the Oracle Database Cloud is that there is no need to  purchase d... (more)