Website change

Just a quick note to let you know I’m changing the website over the next couple of days so if it disappears off the radar for a while that will be why. There’ll be some minor tweaking that I need to do after the change but all the pages, posts, comments and so on will […]

Metering and Chargeback

In the past few posts, I’ve covered setting up PDBaaS, using the Self Service portal with PDBaaS, setting up Schema as a Service, and using the Self Service Portal with Schema as a Service, all of these using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c release Now I want to move on to an area where […]

Using the Self Service Portal with Schema as a Service in EM

In a previous blog post, I covered setting up Schema as a Service for schema level consolidation. In this post I’m going to cover how to use the Self Service Portal with Schema as a Service in EM Just as it was in my posting on using the Self Service Portal with DBaaS, our […]

Schema Consolidation in EM – Setup

Schema as a Service provides database consolidation by allowing administrators to host multiple application schemas within a single database. This offers Database as a Service to possibly hundreds of application users without creating database sprawl. Users can perform day-to-day actions like provisioning, monitoring, and backup, all from a single Self Service console. Schema as a […]

Plagiarism and Posting

I received an interesting question as a comment on another post (which I’ll approve as soon as I post this one) and I thought it was interesting enough to add a completely separate post on my thoughts. In essence, the comment was along the lines of this: “With so much content and articles do you […]

Using the Self Service Portal with PDBaaS in EM

Following on from my earlier blog post on setting up Pluggable Database as a Service (PDBaaS) in EM, this post will cover how you actually use the Self Service Portal to create on demand an empty pluggable database within the container database I created for that earlier post. You’ll no doubt be pleased to […]

Database Consolidation (PDBaaS) in EM – Setup

Introduction This is an almighty long post, because it walks you step-by-step through the setup of Pluggable Database as a Service (PDBaaS) in Enterprise Manager so there are a lot of screenshots. The actual setup doesn’t take long at all, so don’t be put off by the length of the post. 🙂 Just as […]

Delivering DBaaS using EM

One of the jobs I’m currently working on is writing a technical whitepaper on Delivering DBaaS using EM12c. I realized as I was starting it that a technical whitepaper really isn’t the place for a step-by-step how-to sort of description, so I thought I’d better blog about it instead. Actually, I’m going to write a […]

Granting Access to BI Publisher in EM

In my Configuring Highly Available BI Publisher in EM post, I covered how you configured BI Publisher in a highly available environment. When BI Publisher is configured, by default only the super-administrator accounts you have defined in your EM12c environment have access to the tool. That means that none of your normal administrator level […]

What books by what authors should I read?

I’ve been asked the same question by multiple people, around what books by what authors are good to have, so let me answer it once here. 🙂 The answer is easy – it depends! Are you interested in database administration? Application development against an Oracle database? Technical apps? Functional apps? High Availability? Enterprise Manager? No […]