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Is it Really That Critical to Patch? Oracle CPU Patching

A recent survey of Oracle DBAs indicated that only one-third of DBAs have ever applied a CPU or PSU patch. Find out why you should be prioritizing patches in our latest blog post.

Cindy Putnam | April 18, 2019

Tech Tip: How to Fix the SYSAUX Tablespace Size Issue in Oracle 11g

This post will discuss a major problem that one Datavail client encountered with the size of the SYSAUX tablespace in Oracle 11g, and how Datavail’s team helped them resolve it.

Steve Thompson | April 17, 2019

How to Plug Your Mainframe Skills Gap

Older employees with mainframe skills are nearing retirement age. There’s a shortage of younger workers with this knowledge. Plan a strategy to close the gap.

Scott Konash | April 16, 2019

Are You Confused About Oracle Database Extended Support Deadlines? Here’s What You Need to Know

What’s in-support and out-of-support for Oracle Database is a bit confusing right now.

Steve Thompson | April 11, 2019

Drop Everything and Patch Your Oracle Databases

You’re not going to be able to wait on patching your Oracle databases that are 12.1.0.1 or 11.2.0.3 and older. Find out why.

Chad Cleveland | April 10, 2019

Cheat Sheet: 5 Things to Know Before Migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Many organizations are migrating from Oracle to open source cloud platforms. PostgreSQL is among the world’s most advanced open source database platforms.

Will Fike | April 9, 2019

Why Mainframe Computing is Here to Stay (And What You Can Do About It)

While the mainframe may have a shrinking user base in this era of the cloud, companies still on the mainframe are likely to remain there into the foreseeable future.

Scott Konash | April 4, 2019

SQL Server 2008: Outside Expertise Can Help Your End-of-Support Migration

Like a band hiring studio musicians, a company planning to migrate from SQL Server 2008 before support ends on July 19 can benefit from skilled assistance.

Mehul Joshi | April 2, 2019

Removing Advanced Compression from Large Tables with DBMS_REDEFINITION

One of our customers found there were some tables using advanced compression features, but did not have a license, and the tables were too large to be moved.

Steve Thompson | March 28, 2019
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