Moving to Seattle! Our beautiful rental available in San Francisco

June 10th, 2016
More news coming, but for now, we (family and I) are moving to Seattle! We will be giving up our gorgeous rental house in San Francisco thus it will be available to the next lucky family. Elegant mediterranean style family home on a quiet tree lined street in a sweet residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown and the Peninsula.  Photos of house . Perfect location for commuting to Peninsula on 280  or downtown SF in 20 minutes on muni. Pristine 3+ bedroom 1.5+ bath (two showers)  Formal Living room with cathedral ceiling with mahogany trim and wood burning fireplace.  Formal Dining room and Breakfast room  Gourmet Kitchen  Hardwood floors throughout.  Laundry/bath ...


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Evolution of Masking Vendors

April 25th, 2016
Masking with Delphix (where duplicate blocks are shared making a new copy almost free storage wise and almost instantaneous) has 4 big advantages Instant data, no copying Ease of Use Consistent across data centers and databases vendors Master/Slave Virtual Data Masking Delphix masking and virtualization is the most advanced solution in the market place, because Delphix doesn't provision data. Instead of provisioning data, Delphix sets up pointers back to existing data for a new clone. When that new clone tries to modify data, the existing data stays unchanged, and the changed data is stored elsewhere and only visible to the clone that made the change. This allows Delphix to ...


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Delphix replication and push button cloud migration

April 22nd, 2016
Someone just asked on the Delphix Forums whether they could test Delphix replication with the free version of Delphix called Delphix Express. I'd never tried, so I sat down to try and was amazed at how easy it was. One of the coolest things about Delphix replication is that it makes it super easy to migrate to the cloud and also to fall back to in house if need be.  For cloud migration, I just set up a Delphix engine in house and one in a cloud, for example Amazon EC2. Then I just give the in house engine the  credentials to replicate ...


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Collaborate 2016 Oaktable World Sessions

April 12th, 2016
Oaktable World Las Vegas is happening at Collaborate 2016! Many thanks to Tim Gorman, Alex Gorbachev and Mark Farnham for organizing! Free Oaktable World t-shirts available at Delphix booth 1613 on Tuesday and at the Oaktable World talks on Wednesday. Also available at the Delphix booth is free copies of Mike Swing's "the little r12.2.5 upgrade essentials for managers and tema members". Mike will be doing Q&A at the Delphix booth Tuesday 1:15-2:00 and book signing on Wednesday 2:00- 2:45. Oaktable World all day Wednesday 9:15-6:15 Mandalay Bay Ballroom I Time Session Type Presenter Name Proposed Topic 09:15 - 10:15 60 mins Alex Gorbachev Back of a Napkin Guide to ...


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DB2 fully supported on Delphix

March 21st, 2016
I've received a number of inquiries lately about the support of DB2 on Delphix and yes, Delphix 5.0 now supports full automation of virtual data for DB2. With the addition of DB2, Delphix now supports full automation of virtual data on all three of the major enterprise databases Oracle SQL Server DB2 as well as Sybase, MySQL and Postgres. For more information on DB2 in Delphix 5.0 see Good blog post on Delphix support for DB2 Delphix documentation on DB2 and here is a video demoing DB2 on Delphix 5.o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4rIe_vQy1g&feature=youtu.be


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Overcoming Your Oracle Data Insecurity Webinar

March 10th, 2016
Overcoming Your Oracle Data Insecurity Webinar – Wednesday, March 30 – 10am PT In 2016, the risks and reasons why companies should secure their sensitive data are well known (Sony, Target, and Anthem just to name a few examples). Yet, most companies have pitiful or limited data security in their Oracle databases. Join Pete Finnigan, Oracle security specialist, and discover: The challenges with securing Oracle databases Why and how securing test and development systems are just as important as securing the production data How Delphix can be used to clone, mask and audit databases to ensure data security Oracle security best practices and health checks Register now   Featured Speaker Pete ...


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Fibre Channel vs NFS

March 4th, 2016
NFS is the future, has larger bandwidth than FC, market is growing faster than FC, cheaper, easier, more flexible, cloud ready and improving faster than FC.   photo by Paul Oka Fibre Channel Legacy : FC is becoming legacy like Cobal and the Mainframe. Not going way, but not what you want to invest in. Throughput : FC throughput has fallen behind NFS and is the gap is only widening. Price : FC is much more expensive than NFS Cloud:  How can you set up FC connections dynamically in cloud infrastructure? Generally you can't setup FC in the cloud but you can easily with NFS. NFS is perfect for the cloud. Consolidation ...


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SQL – is there a better way?

January 23rd, 2016
Next Tuesday at 11:20 am at Oracle headquarters there will be a panel discussion on SQL. You can participate whether you are there or not as we are collecting questions ahead of time and will video the panel to be posted later. The panel's participants will be Andy Mendelsohn (Executive Vice President for Database Server Technologies) George Lumpkin (Vice President, Product Management) Bryn Llewellyn (Distinguished Product Manager) Steven Feuerstein (Developer Advocate) Mohamed Zait (Architect) will explain Oracle’s strategy Graham Wood You can add your questions to the list of questions here on the Google spreadsheet or in the comments on this post. Is it worth discussing webscale? Webscale seems like a ...


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Jenkins Plugin for Delphix

January 19th, 2016
In my last blog I talked about trying out Jenkins. In this blog post I want to talk about the new Jenkins plugin for Delphix. Delphix plugin Delphix plugin is easy to add. Just navigate to “Manage Jenkins” in the top left Then click on “Manage Plugins” Then type in “delphix” in the search bar and then click on the “Delphix Jenkins plugin” to install Now we can access Delphix APIs through the Jenkins interface. If I access a job (pick a job then click “configure” on the top left, or create a new job) and click  “add build step” under build, you will now see ...


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Trying out Jenkins

January 15th, 2016
Jenkins seems to be the top code build, integration and QA automation tool to support continuous delivery. Jenkins allows me to kick of jobs on a schedule or ofter certain events and Jenkins will keep track of the status of the jobs and the results. To get Jenkins installed,  I read wiki.jenkins-ci.org   and then read biouno.org to try my first Jenkins example. I installed Jenkins  on one of the VMs from the "landshark" demo environment for Delphix Express. Landshark consists of two Linux Centos VMs that provide source and target examples for Delphix Express. I used the "target" VM but could have just as easily used the "source" machine. Installing Jenkins To install Jenkins ...


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