What You Need to Know to Migrate Your Oracle Database to the Cloud

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Many organizations are making the switch from on-prem to cloud databases. These cloud native warehouses can provide more reliable and timely access, cost-efficiency, and automated backup and recovery. If you are using any on-premises version of Oracle Database, you might want to consider whether moving to the Oracle Database Cloud is right for your company. There are numerous migration methods, and the process can be very simple when you work with an expert. Try reviewing these key factors prior to selecting a migration method and save yourself some additional time. Know Your On-Premises Operating System/Platform and Version – Ensure you have a full understanding of the platform your company is currently working on along with the version. Are you using Windows, Mac OS, or Linux? There are some operating requirements that will be applicable depending on the migration method you are interested in adopting. Know Your On-Premises Database Version & Cloud Database Version – Are you currently using Oracle Database 11g, 12c CDB, or 12c Non-CDB? Depending on your response and the cloud version you are transferring to, Oracle has multiple migration options for you to choose from. For example, a move from on-premises Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database (more…)

3 Top Analytics Tools To Boost Your Productivity

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Data analytics have become a major focus for companies determined to be competitive in the market. Leaders need to be able to access and analyze timely data quickly to help drive business decisions that will sustain their companies’ competitive advantage. Thankfully, the growing technology market continues to make this possible. Companies already have numerous analytics tools to choose from, and the options will continue to grow. We will now discuss three of the top analytics tools you should consider before making your next strategic move. 1. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) – SSAS is an innovative processing and data mining tool within the Microsoft SQL Server. It analyzes large amounts of data, provides business intelligence reports, and can be used to create business models to support business decisions. All data is stored within a data warehouse, and users can access to create cubes that allow faster analysis. These cubes are multi-dimensional and can be viewed in various ways. Imagine the data as a pivot table that can be modified using certain dimensions and attributes. Multi-dimensional expression (MDX) is the language used to query a cube. Compared to other leading analytics tools, Microsoft SSAS is less complex and much easier (more…)
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What’s the Deal with Oracle 18c? (part 2)

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Last week we introduced Oracle’s database 18c, and focused on the new release structure and its increased accessibility on cloud environments.  If you missed this article, here’s a link to go check it out now before heading back over for part 2.  – What’s the Deal with Oracle 18c (part 1) This week we are focusing on more specific feature enhancements to those areas you have come to expect in an Oracle product.  Starting with security and moving on to platform architecture we are looking at how this newest release helps simplify your data management.  We will discuss key features from Database 12c that get exciting upgrades in this new release. Stability – Several new features increase the platform stability, including Real Application Clusters, Recovery Manager and Flashback.  Oracle takes advantage of the multi-server architecture to deliver enhanced backup and recovery features, and reduced downtime for scheduled activities. Security Enhancements – Oracle has always prioritized security and this newest version builds upon that foundation.  With simplified and optimized security protocols, this database will help you prepare for more stringent security requirements coming up in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Here are just a few ways Oracle emphasizes security in (more…)
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What’s the Deal with Oracle 18c? (part 1)

By | Oracle
Oracle’s newest release, 18c, is out, and I know what you’re thinking: what happened to 12.2.0.2?  Is it really time for a whole new version?  Well rest assured, this is not really a whole new version. It’s an entirely new method of naming that more accurately reflects what has been going on for years.  The old model of multiple release versions and patch sets wasn’t doing justice to the database.  The multiple release model led many to shy away from adopting any first release database for go-live workloads.  But honestly, for years the patch sets have been full releases in all but name. So now Oracle has decided to change its release schedule, and each annual release will be named after the last two digits of the year.  The plan is to speed the release of smaller changes while avoiding the massive overhauls that used to come with first releases.  What would have been database 12.2.0.2 is now 18c, and 12.2.0.3 will instead be 19. They have also gotten rid of the Patch Set Updates and Proactive Bundle Patches.  Instead we will now get Release Updates (RU) and Release Update Revisions (RUR).  So now that we understand the new release (more…)
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Remote Database Support | Sybase | SQL Server | Oracle

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Get Around the Clock Database Support at an Affordable Price. Traditional remote database support services offer services based on your install base, if you need it or not. We offer a new approach of database managed services that goes beyond the databases and covers the entire user experience of any application. Remote DBA Support Plans and Pricing   We Support These Systems SAP Sybase ASE 16 SAP Sybase IQ SAP Sybase Replication Server SAP Sybase PowerDesigner SAP Sybase PowerBuilder SQL Anywhere SAP HANA SAP BusinessObjects Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Microsoft SharePoint Oracle Database 12c Golden Gate Oracle RAC Oracle Enterprise Manager MySQL Times Ten In-Memory Database Discover the Difference Managed Oracle Database Services Can Have on Your Business The basic concept of a remote database support is to lower the cost of database administration. Traditionally, remote database support was offered to large enterprise corporations with entire teams of databases. The goal was to do the same at a lower cost. This is just another form of outsourcing.   The Right Remote Database Support Service Model For You Our remote database support approach is one of the most flexible in the business. It is geared towards small and medium businesses that have a one or more applications (more…)
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Dobler Consulting Ranked 17 on Tampa Bay Business Journal “Fast 50” 2016

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CEO Peter Dobler Cites Employee Engagement and Client Satisfaction as Keys to the Database Services Company’s Ongoing Success

 

Tampa, FL (July 22, 2016) — Dobler Consulting (doblerconsulting.com), a leading information technology and database services company offering a wide spectrum of services to its clients, recently ranked 17 on the 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal “Fast 50”—a listing of the 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the Tampa Bay area. This is the second such award for Dobler Consulting, who ranked No. 10 on the 2013 Fast 50 list.

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Oracle Database

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The Oracle Database offers a multi-tenant architecture that makes  consolidating databases quick and simple while also offering cloud services. This database also includes in-memory data processing capabilities that deliver a breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database inventions deliver improved levels of performance, efficiency, security, and availability. What are the advantages of using an Oracle Database? Portability – Oracle is ported to more platforms than any of its competition, as it runs on more than 100 different hardware platforms and 20 different network protocols. Writing an Oracle application is safe from changes in direction in both hardware and software. Backup and Recovery – From online backups and recovery, to software tolerance and disk failure, Oracle offers some of the best overall solutions. Performance – Even with larger databases and amounts of data, the Oracle database and application runs quickly and efficiently without locking and loss of transaction control. Multiple Database Support – Oracle has a superior ability to manage multiple databases within the same transactions using various protocols. It is simple for users to move data to where it is needed from node to node and with data mirroring.  About Dobler Consulting Offering a wide array database services, Dobler Consulting is one of the (more…)

Database Strategy

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Elevate Your Business With The Right Database Strategy   An Effective Database Strategy for Your Business Your business’s database strategy must be developed with consideration for the varying database technologies that are available on the market and how they can be used to support the data used by your business. We start with a full evaluation of the data needs of your business, and then evaluate existing systems to determine their ability to fulfill those needs. We evaluate the following when creating an effective strategy: Required business intelligence needs Data types Existing Enterprise Technology Stack Relation with vendors Alignment of Enterprise Data Requirements to Vendor Software Database Performance requirements in relation to the Size and structure of existing databases How the data needs of the company will grow over the next 5 years With these insights, our team can go to work developing a database strategy that will support the needs of your business throughout its future growth. Whether we need to adjust your existing system or migrate to a new system, our team will ensure that your systems will be there to support your business through the growing demands of your ever-changing business needs. Database Strategy With Dobler Consulting (more…)
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Database Migration

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Database Migration in the Real World   The Database Migration Process Moving your data from one database to another can seem like a simple task in the beginning, but it can get very complicated very quickly as you dig into the processes and systems. Creating a plan and diligently following that plan is imperative to a successful database migration. At Dobler Consulting, our team of experts starts by evaluating the data structure, systems that contribute to the database, and the systems that pull from the database. After we understand how the systems are currently working, we will assess the growth strategy of the business and data demands that will be made in order to reach that growth strategy. This is a key step in any migration process. If you spend the time and resources necessary to migrate your data to a database that cannot achieve your short and long term goals without unnecessary complication, you will be doing more harm than good. Which Database Should You Migrate To? There are many factors that the end result of a database migration will be successful. What software and architectural solutions are available to maximize the effectiveness of your database? Will your software (more…)