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Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud Database Gets a Boost with a New Dedicated Deployment Service

By | Oracle
Oracles Autonomous Database was a huge transformation in database management and cloud services. This offering provided a more hands off and automated management experience to enable companies to spend less time and energy on ongoing database management tasks and more effort on strategic development. But there were some concerns from enterprise level companies that stopped higher adoption rates. Now, Oracle is releasing more capabilities to help these enterprise level customers isolate their databases for a more customized, dedicated service. Serverless Database – The original offering, Autonomous Database Serverless, is incredibly flexible and hassle-free. The service takes care of infrastructure and maintenance needs with a minimal amount of oversight and configuration. This is great for those customers without a complicated data management system, but for enterprise level customers in need of a more customized experience, this offering proved too limited. Dedicated Database – Now Oracle is rolling out the new Dedicated Deployment service to accommodate more customization and specification. This service provides private cloud hosting within the Oracle Exadata infrastructure hosted on Oracle’s Public Cloud. This means that each customer’s private cloud space is completely isolated, giving them more flexibility when it comes to managing multiple data sources or customizing service (more…)
Security

Protect Your Cloud Database with Top Strategies for Cloud Security

By | Security
Database and data security are major concerns for most organizations, with good reason. Bad actors are pervasive in our interconnected environment and staying one step ahead takes strategic planning and active management. With more and more databases hosted in the cloud, organizations must be particularly aware of the security risks and data protection strategies available. According to the 2019 Cloud Security Report from Synopsys, 93% of organizations reported being “moderately or extremely concerned about cloud security.” This is understandable, but this concern doesn’t outweigh the benefits of utilizing a cloud or hybrid infrastructure. Instead, the important focus should be on developing and maintaining a robust security strategy, identifying top products and service providers, and taking a proactive stance in your data security platform. Selecting a Secure Cloud Provider – One of the first steps in establishing and maintaining a secure cloud database for your company is identifying the best provider for your needs. Going with a well-established service provider, like Microsoft or Oracle, means peace of mind knowing that the company has an established record of industry-leading security practices. Saving a few dollars on the front end with lesser known providers is just not worth it if it opens up (more…)

Oracle EBS – Improving Performance with Analyzers

By | Oracle
Oracle E-Business Suite is a fantastic suite of applications designed for the enterprise client to facilitate data management and analytics. The group of tools brings exciting possibilities to the Oracle client. But there’s more. The introduction of Analyzers as proactive tools improves performance and reduces troubleshooting headaches for the EBS client. If you’re using Oracle EBS, it’s time to check out the available Analyzers. What are Analyzers? These tools are essentially diagnostic support tools that can help not only identify issues but also suggest corrective action. They are designed to work alongside your current maintenance program to boost its effectiveness and your productivity. If your current diagnostics tools aren’t offering you suggested solutions, then you’re not using analyzers. The analyzers can also help if you need to open a service request with Oracle. They will gather important data to speed the diagnostic process and get a quick resolution. How do They Work? These tools can be scheduled ahead or run on demand by authorized users. They analyze your environment for known issues and create assessment reports with findings and recommended actions. The analyzers improve the health of your environments and significantly speed time to resolution for service requests. If you (more…)
Data Migration Support

Containers are In – Azure Can Help

By | Azure
Application development and deployment has come a long way in recent years. The introduction of containers opens the door for more lightweight, portable, scalable development. Add to that the capabilities of Kubernetes clusters and you get a new level of efficiency when managing application development, testing, and deployment. If your team is actively using Linux containers and Kubernetes clusters, it’s important to make sure your database products are supporting your efforts. Microsoft Azure has been helping its clients utilize and manage containers with Azure Container Service (ACS), now taking it a step further with the development of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Why Containers? Containers have tons of benefits for API development. They are basically self-contained instances that run natively on your OS, maintaining configuration settings across multiple platforms. Imagine your developers working on an API on their laptop, which has one set of configurations, and then sending to another developer for review. Will the other environment behave exactly the same way? Impossible to know. With virtualization, you can eliminate these issues, but this is taxing on your system. Containers are lightweight so that you can run multiple containers on your machine without experiencing performance issues. Remember, these are running natively, (more…)

Data Connect: SAP Renews Commitment To Sybase

By | Dobler Consulting Newsletter
  Data Connect: SAP Renews Commitment To Sybase What’s New   Last Quarter – I published a newsletter announcing the End of Mainstream Maintenance for Sybase ASE 16 and Sybase Replication Server 16 by December 31st, 2025 and for Sybase IQ 16 by December 31st, 2024. Furthermore, there was no successor release listed in the SAP internal release schedule, this left room for all kinds of speculations and assumptions that caught the attention of SAP. Their initial response with the explanation were semantic differences between End of Mainstream Maintenance and End of Life Support, although valid, did little to calm the anxiety. Last Month – SAP hosted an event in Washington DC to officially announce a Roadmap for Sybase ASE and Sybase Replication Server. This was a well-received communication and step forward in instilling confidence with the install base. Unfortunately, the way SAP publishes Roadmaps forced the documents to fall off the top placements and are difficult to find. I made it easy for you. Download the Roadmaps here.   Sybase ASE Roadmap Sybase Replication Server Roadmap   Last Week – I had a face-to-face meeting with the global SAP Leadership for database and technology. In my estimate, this was (more…)

Migrating from SQL Server to Azure

By | Azure, Database Technology Trends, SQL Server
Extended support for SQL Server 2008 has ended, and there is no better time to consider a migration to Azure. Continuing to run business applications and workloads on an unsupported platform will open you up to unnecessary vulnerabilities and potential legal issues. The risk is just not worth it. If you have been holding out for fear of complicated processes, there’s good news, Microsoft is making it easier than ever to migrate to Azure and take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, including scalable resources and always up-to-date security features. With a trusted database solutions partner, your migration can be quick and painless. Check out this guide for more information about migrating from SQL to Azure. Why Migrate – If you are on SQL Server 2008, the answer is clear. Migrating is a must to stay on top of your database health and security. Now you may be asking, why can’t I just upgrade to Server 2019? You absolutely can. But this time is a perfect opportunity to minimize the impact of a cloud migration to reap the benefits of hosting your workloads in a cloud or hybrid environment. Utilizing the Azure cloud allows for scalable database solutions and (more…)

Why Consider Dobler Consulting for Your Custom Software Development

By | Custom Software
Custom software development projects are a close collaboration between the client and development team. Your development team will directly impact the success of your project, and your experience during the process.  Identifying the right development team for your project is about more than just finding knowledgeable coders. It involves finding the right combination of experience, knowledgebase, services, and personality. At Dobler Consulting, we handle comprehensive database management and technology services, and this puts us in a unique position to address custom software projects with a holistic understanding of the IT strategy. The result is more than just a development project. More Than Just Custom Software – Communication is a key aspect of the design process and requires bridging the gap between the business and tech languages. This is no easy feat, as most subject matter experts are proficient in one over the other. The resulting miscommunication can create challenges from the requirements phase all the way to implementation. Understanding the true goals of the software and how best to accomplish them from both a business and a software perspective means finding a team that can bridge those language barriers. At Dobler Consulting, we have built relationships with many companies through (more…)

Data Connect: Sybase – Strolling Down Memory Lane….

By | Dobler Consulting Newsletter
  Data Connect: Sybase – Strolling Down Memory Lane…. What’s New Sybase – Strolling Down Memory Lane In April of 2010, SAP announced the purchase of Sybase. At the time there was much confusion on what to make of it. In a January 2011 Newsletter , I outlined my thoughts on what the acquisition could mean. In January of 2014, SAP dropped the Sybase name from all its acquired Sybase products to integrate them into the SAP portfolio. In the same year, there was the second to last ISUG-TECH Annual Conference in Atlanta and the emotions ran high. Read more about the name change . At this ISUG-TECH conference, SAP announced the GA of SAP ASE 16. It was a big reveal and the name change issue was quickly replaced with excitement. Fast forward: Last year SAP announced end of life for support and maintenance (no more bug fixes, security patches or enhancements) for the following products: SAP (Sybase) ASE 16: December 31st 2025 SAP (Sybase) Replication Server 16: December 31st 2025 SAP (Sybase) IQ 16.1: December 31st 2024 SAP (Sybase) SQL Anywhere 17.0: December 31st 2025 Earlier end of maintenance dates are in effect for any previous releases and many have (more…)
Database Migration

How to Approach a Custom Software Development Project

By | Custom Software
If you have never participated in a custom software development project you may be wondering what to expect during the process. New experiences can bring uncertainty and concern, but custom software development projects don’t have to be intimidating. If you are not sure about where to start, then this brief assessment of how to approach the project and what to expect during the process will help you get your feet wet. At Dobler Consulting, we wanted to take the mystery out of the process with this simple guide to approaching a custom software development project, including some tips to bring to the table to expedite the process. Custom Projects are Customized – Remember, a custom software development project is a unique experience. Each project will be tailored to the needs of the client and the software. One of the benefits of working with a professional development team is the expertise and flexibility they bring to the project. Be sure to openly discuss any concerns about timeline and any business practices (end of year, quarterly reports, etc.)  that will be impacted by the project completion.  The Basic Steps – In any custom software project there are some basic project components that (more…)

Why OCI is the Perfect Platform for Oracle EBS

By | Blog, Oracle
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is a fantastic compilation of tools for consolidating your enterprise functionality, management, and analytics. But what platform should you use to make the most out of your Oracle EBS? On-prem or third-party cloud infrastructure may not be making the most out of your Oracle applications. With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) you will enjoy the fastest, most efficient, most optimized platform to get the maximum benefit from Oracle EBS. What is Oracle EBS? This suite of applications handles everything you need to run your enterprise level business functionality, including customer relationship management (CRM), human resources management (HRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and supply-chain management (SCM). The EBS collection is one of Oracle’s major product offerings with robust capabilities to consolidate your business management under one roof. With tools covering logistics, financials, order management, marketing, HR, and many more, Oracle EBS is an industry leading, comprehensive solution. Is On-Prem a Problem? If you are a current or future owner of Oracle EBS you may be wondering what infrastructure will best compliment this powerhouse of tools. More and more companies are moving away from in-house data centers because of the high cost of implementation and maintenance. These data centers (more…)