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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Yes SQL ! the conference Jan 26 & 27 at Oracle

January 13th, 2016
Wow, this is big - a Yes SQL conference ! Finally ! It's here ! Yes SQL ! the conference! At Oracle headquarters ! Send me your questions! Have questions about SQL? about No SQL? about Yes SQL? About how Oracle is faring in the industry with SQL? I'll be moderating a SQL panel discussion with 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 Send me your questions - ideally just put them in the comments below - and I'll ask them in the panel discussion. Is ...


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Graphora

January 13th, 2016
I knew I had to try out Neto's  Graphora when I saw that it was a docker container to collect Oracle performance data and send it to Graphite. Graphite has been on my radar as I see and hear about more and more companies using it to graph and monitor performance data.  Any graphical Oracle performance tool interests me and recently I've been spending some time investigating Docker so having everything rolled up in Graphora sounded perfect. To run Graphora you need docker. It's easy enough to do a yum install docker, but I decided to use a VM with docker ...


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Test Data Management (TDM) – your downfall or triumph?

December 29th, 2015
A recent post on LinkedIn had this image:   The problem is as old as development. The tester finds a bug but the developer can't reproduce the bug so closes it as unreproducible. ... but how else can testing show development the bug? Should the developer come over to the testers desk and work on the testers systems while the tester waits? The problem is that there is a difference in the developer's environment and the tester's environment. To solve this problem we have to track down why and then see if we can address it. The industry has been addressing many of these why's. We are able to share ...


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ASH art on Twitter profiles

December 28th, 2015
What fun to see Top Activity aka ASH artwork on twitter profiles:


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