Oracle Database 23c Free Version Now Available to Developers

Before you check the date of the post, no it's not 1st April, and yes Oracle has just announced the very exiting news that Oracle Database 23c Free-Developer Release is now available for Developers. Oracle Announcement You can find out more information about Oracle Database 23c Free–Developer Release at And read the new features and... 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 →

Protect Kubernetes Portworx volumes with CloudSnap to OCI S3 Object Storage

In this post I will share how we can use Portworx CloudSnap to backup a Kubernetes Portworx volume to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Object Storage S3 Bucket. OCI Object Storage Let's start by logging into an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) account, and from the Dashboard selecting Object Storage or via the hamburger menu navigate to Storage -> Object Storage -> Buckets.... Continue Reading →

How to deploy an on-premises 21c database using the Oracle Database Operator for Kubernetes

Background The Oracle Database Operator for Kubernetes (OraOpeator) provides a simple, supported method of provisioning, cloning, and patching Oracle Databases including databases deployed on Kubernetes. I have previously posted a blog on how to use the OraOperator (v0.1.0) to deliver an Oracle database on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE)... Continue Reading →

Use PL/SQL to perform Storage Snapshots from within the Oracle Database using UTL_HTTP

In this blog post I will share how the Oracle UTL_HTTP package can been used to enable full stack automation by calling external application and infrastructure REST APIs from within an Oracle 19c or 21c database. I have previously shared how to perform File System snapshots on a Pure Storage FlashBlade using the UTL_HTTP package, in this... Continue Reading →

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