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Oracle workloads using Intel Optane DC PMM in Memory Mode on VMware vSphere platform – An Investigation

Techopedia – “While scaling out involves adding more discrete units to a system in order to add capacity, scaling up involves building existing units by integrating resources into them” Business-critical production Oracle workload are very resource intensive and large memory … Continue reading

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Accelerate Oracle Smart Flash Cache performance using Intel Optane DC PMM backed Oracle 21c Persistent Memory Filestore on VMware vSphere

Wikipedia – Nicknamed the “Scarlet Speedster”, all incarnations of the Flash possess “super speed“, which includes the ability to run, move, and think extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes, and seemingly violate certain laws of physics. This blog demonstrates how performance … Continue reading

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Accelerate Oracle Redo performance using Intel Optane DC PMM backed Oracle 21c Persistent Memory Filestore on VMware vSphere

Pulling a rabbit out from a hat when you thought the magician had magically whisked him away forever to a far far away land – all of us have seen that. What if we tell you data in memory persists … Continue reading

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Oracle Workloads and Redo Log Blocksize – 512 bytes or 4k blocksize for redo log

What if Obelix of the Asterix & Obelix fame had to throw ‘512-byte size’ menhirs at the Romans? That would take him a long time , yes, even with the magic portion , to get all the Romans. hmmm.. ‘4k … Continue reading

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Architecting General Business Critical Applications (BCA) and Oracle on VMware vSphere Platform – Revamped Best Practices Guide

VMware has created separate best practice documents for compute, storage, networking, and performance. The latest guide can be found at Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere. The BCA team (Sudhir Balasubramanian , Oleg Ulyanov and Deji Akomolafe) has undertaken a … Continue reading

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Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Support on Non-Oracle Clouds

On December 15th , 2020 , there was recent changes made to the Oracle document  – “Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Support on Third-Party Clouds – An Overview and Clarification – Revision 2020.06.14”. “Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Support on … Continue reading

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Oracle Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds

Customers have successfully run their business-critical Oracle workloads with high-performance demands on VMware vSphere for many years. Common concerns that often delay virtualization of business-critical database workloads include: Rapid database growth and the need to reduce backup windows to meet … Continue reading

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Moving away from DBA-as-a-Service to Database as a Service (DBaaS) for Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Platform

Deploying and managing an Oracle DB environment is not a trivial undertaking. Oracle infrastructure tends to have stringent performance, business continuity, and backup and recovery requirements. To support these requirements, IT departments often are tasked with maintaining sprawling infrastructure for … Continue reading

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Storage vMotion for Oracle Non-RAC Workloads within same vSphere Cluster

In the world of Business-Critical Applications, especially IO intensive Oracle workloads, there is always a need for storage migration, based on the ever-demanding workload profile. For example, Migrate storage from one Tier to another Tier within a storage array Migrate … Continue reading

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Hot Remove CPU and Memory for Oracle production workloads

The previous blog On Demand Scaling up resources for Oracle production workloads – Hot Add CPU and Hot Add Memory focused on how to stop hoarding much needed infrastructure resources and live wisely ever after by scaling up as needed … Continue reading

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