How to Avoid Disasters with Delphix

Delphix focuses on virtualizing non-production environments, easing the pressure on DBAs, resources and budget, but there is a second use case for product that we don’t discuss nearly enough. Protection from data loss. Jamie Pope, one of the great guys that works in our pre-sales engineering group, sent Adam and I an article on one […]

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February 1, 2017

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Delphix shines sunlight in data’s cloudy skies

About year ago or more, Oracle came out with a way to create thin clone copies of a database in EM 12c called “Snap Clone”. Not sure this makes working with data any sunnier and certainly doesn’t add any sunlight to the cloud movement. Snap Clone technology has seen little adoption AFAIK. I’m not aware of […]

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April 23, 2014

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Performance Testing with Agile Data

Performance testing requires full, fresh data Many organizations don’t even attempt to test performance until very late in their development cycle because it is only in the UAT (or equivalent) environment that they have a full copy of their production data set.  Errors and inefficiencies found at this stage are expensive to fix and are […]

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April 21, 2014

12c PDBs & Delphix: like chocolate & Peanut Butter

  Oracle 12c introduces the new Pluggable Database (PDB) functionality into the Oracle database. What’s the advantage of PDBs? PDBs eliminate the heavy memory overhead of starting up a full Oracle instance requiring a new SGA and full set of background processes. Instead,  we startup one container database (CDB) and then PDBs all share resources […]

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November 7, 2013

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EM 12c Snap Clone

Oracle OEM 12c introduces a new feature that enables the creation of Oracle database thin clones by leveraging file system snapshot technologies from either  ZFS  or Netapp.  The OEM adds a graphic interface to the process of making database thin clones. The feature that enables database thin cloning in OEM is called Snap Clone and […]

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September 4, 2013

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