Oracle Database 23c Free Developer Release on OKE with Portworx Essentials – Part 3

In this blog series I set out to share how to deploy the Oracle Database 23c Free Developer Release on an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) Cluster with Portworx storage. In Part 1 of this series I shared how to create an OKE Kubernetes Cluster. In part 2 I shared how to install and configure Portworx... Continue Reading →

Portworx Cloud Drive Support for Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE)

Portworx 2.13 brings support for Cloud Drives to Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE), Cloud Drives provide the ability to automatically provision storage, this is great news for anyone using Portworx on OKE as it means you no longer need to pre-allocate block storage. I have previously shared how to install Portworx on the Oracle... Continue Reading →

How to backup Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) Applications with Portworx PX-Backup – Part 1

In this blog post I am going to share how to install and configure Portworx PX-Backup to perform a backup of an application using the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) managed Kubernetes service running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Kubernetes Cluster For this post I have built a 3 node Kubernetes v1.25.4 cluster in... Continue Reading →

How to deploy a PostgreSQL database on the Oracle Cloud using OKE and Portworx Data Services (PDS)

With the recent growth in popularity of PostgreSQL, you may have noticed that many of the major Cloud vendors have developed and now offer managed PostgreSQL Database-as-Service (DBaaS) solutions, for example: Azure Database for PostgreSQL Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Amazon Aurora Google Cloud SQL PostgreSQL Google AlloyDB for PostgreSQL IBM Cloud Database for PostgreSQL Additional,... Continue Reading →

Working with Kubernetes Labels

Kubernetes labels provide an important role in the management of large complex Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes implements labels as key value pairs which are attached to objects, such as nodes and pods to store identifying and meaningful attributes, which can then be used to manage the running Kubernetes platform. For the purpose of the post I... Continue Reading →

Using Portworx storage with Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

In this post I will share how to use the Portworx Container Storage Interface (CSI) with the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, more commonly known as Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) to Create, Snapshot, Clone, Resize, Restore and Delete Kubernetes Persistent Volume Claims (PVCs) Create a StorageClass (SC) Let's start by creating a new Portworx Storage... Continue Reading →

Oracle 21c warm failover with the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator), OCI and Portworx storage

Background In Getting started with Oracle 21c, Oracle database Kubernetes operator (OraOperator), OCI and Portworx storage I shared details of my Terraform script which I use to build OKE clusters with Portworx storage. I detailed how to install the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator and how to configure it for a single instance database running on Oracle... 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 →

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