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Mobiliar Insurance consolidates over 350 PDBs to new Exadatas

The year is almost over and many of you will take off in your well-deserved holidays. At this point it’s not time yet for a 2019 summary or my “Best Records of 2019” list, but to highlight a great success story from Swiss Mobiliar Insurance’s Oracle team.

Mobiliar Insurance consolidates over 350 PDBs to new Exadatas

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Mobiliar Insurance – never heard about them?

There are actually two typical situations when you’ve never heard about Mobiliar Insurance (“Die Mobiliar“) before. You either don’t live in Switzerland and you never visited one of our workshops nor any of the talks Alain Fuhrer and …

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How long can you provision database version X in the Cloud?

That’s a question I have gotten several times already: How long can you provision database version X in the Cloud? Meaning, is there a fixed date when you’ll be unable to provision an instance containing Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 for instance?

How long can you provision database version X in the Cloud?

Please find the updated blog post here:

–Mike…

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Patching to Oracle 18.2.0 in the Oracle Cloud (OCI Classic)

Patching to Oracle 18.2.0 in the Oracle Cloud (OCI Classic)I was quite surprised when I spotted the Update (RU) Oracle 18.2.0 mid of April in my OCI Classic (DBCS, DBaaS) account. Of course I was thrilled immediately and started the patching to Oracle 18.2.0 in the Oracle Cloud (OCI Classic).

Patching to Oracle 18.2.0 in the Oracle Cloud (OCI Classic)

The April 2018 Updates (and Bundle Patches and Patch Set Updates for Oracle releases below 12.2) got released on April 17, 2018. You can read more here on how I applied all of them to my Oracle 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2 and 12.2.0.1 databases. But I was positively surprised when …

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TDE is wonderful – Journey to the Cloud V

What happened so far on my Journey to the Cloud?

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Today’s journey:
Learn about TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) and other secrets

What I really really love about my job: …

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Clean up APEX – Journey to the Cloud IV

What happened so far on my Journey to the Cloud?

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Today’s journey: Cleanup APEX removal leftovers 

When you read my “Patch” blog post from Dec 22, 2015 you’ll see

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Patch, patch, patch – Journey to the Cloud – III

What happened so far on my Journey to the Cloud?

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I haven’t stopped my journey if you wonder about the inactivity for two weeks. I just had to learn …

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Switch on/off + Remove – Journey to the Oracle Cloud – II

What happened so far on my Journey to the Cloud?

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Day 2 of my Cloud exploration journey.

In my blog posts about my DBaaS Cloud journey I won’t explain …

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Push a Button – Journey to the Oracle Cloud – I

What happened so far on my Journey to the Cloud?

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Isn’t that a great marketing picture/poster?

Push a Button - Journey to the Oracle Cloud - I

But the real question is:

  • How do you move a database to the
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Airfare Pricing vs. Oracle Multitenant for DBaaS?

I’m currently evalutating flight options to and from India for the 3 workshops in March in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

As everything at Oracle is fully self-serviced I’ve got stuck in our booking tool for over an hour now just wondering … wondering … wondering …

For instance I wonder why an Economy class ticket with Lufthansa and Swiss to Mumbai and return from Bangalore will cost over EUR 5000 (no joke!!!) even though Swiss is a 100% subsidiary of Lufthansa.

Airfare Pricing vs. Oracle Multitenant for DBaaS?

whereas I can fly a slightly different route with Delta Airlines only from Germany to the US and back …

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