Getting started with the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator – Part 1

Background Running Oracle within a container in not new, in fact when I checked I first blogged about running Oracle on Docker all the way back in 2017. However, what is new and exciting is the recent release of the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator) which has available from the Oracle GitHub area. The Oracle... Continue Reading →

Performing Oracle RMAN backups to S3 – Part 2: on-premises FlashBlade S3 Object Storage

Background Historically most of the conversations I have regarding Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) have been around the use of NFS storage, and Oracle Direct NFS (dNFS). However, more recently with the explosion in the use of Amazon S3 object storage, the topic of RMAN and S3 gets frequently raised. In Part 1 of this series... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the YugabyteDB Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Over the last few years I have seen an increasing interest within the Oracle community with PostgreSQL and more recently with Yugabyte. During a recent User Group conference I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about YugabyteDB by attending an excellent presentation by my good friend Franck Pachot. Using my new found... Continue Reading →

Portworx Enterprise 2.8 installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster Let's start by creating an Oracle Kubernetes Engine cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You can use the OCI Web UI to manually create an OKE Cluster within your OCI Compartment. Or if you prefer you may want to consider using my Terraform automation which is available in GitHub. Before... Continue Reading →

Online Oracle database storage migration with Oracle ASM

Background So, the time has come to migrate your Oracle database to another storage array. There are a number of different options available to us, including the Oracle online datafile move, Oracle Recover Manager (RMAN) backup/restore, Oracle DataGuard failover, Data Pump, GoldenGate, host base mirroring, storage replication to name just a few. The method selected... Continue Reading →

Oracle database recovery using Storage Snapshot Optimization

Oracle Storage Snapshot Optimization enables you to use third-party storage snapshots to recover a databases to the current time or a specific point-in-time without having the database placed in backup mode. To use Storage Snapshot Optimization, the snapshot technology must conform to the following requirements. The database is crash consistent during the snapshot.The snapshot preserves... Continue Reading →

How to query OCI Object Storage data from your on-premises Oracle 19c database

I have previous shared how we can access Avro file with Oracle BigData types from our on-premises Oracle database using either a NFS or local filesystem. I have also blogged on how to configure and access Object Storage from your on-premises Oracle 19c database using DBMS_CLOUD to query Avro, ORC, Parquet and other data files... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Oracle MySQL Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Today there are a number of different MySQL Kubernetes Operators available for use, many providing similar functionality with varying development effort and support offerings, for example Percona, PressLabs, GrdsCloud, Moco to name a few. However, for the purpose of this post I am going to be using the official MySQL Kubernetes Operator developed by... Continue Reading →

How to configure the Kubernetes Dashboard on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

The Kubernetes Dashboard is not deployed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) by default but can easily be enabled by following the steps below. Check Environment For this post I am using Kubernetes version 1.20.8 with Oracle Linux 7.8 nodes, you can confirm the version of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure... Continue Reading →

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