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Top 5 New Features of Oracle 18c Database

With the release of Oracle 18c in January 2019, you have access to lots of new features. Here are the top five.

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10 Reasons You Need Half a DBA

If you don't require a full-time DBA or simply need fractional assistance, a part-time DBA might be for you. Here are 10 reasons you might want one.

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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.

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.

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.

AWS Database Migration Jump Start For Aurora

Industry trends continue to show strong growth in organizations migrating from on-premises to the AWS cloud-based Database-as-a-Service offering.

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.

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.

Windows on AWS

In this presentation from the AWS Dallas workshop, Datavail's migration team discusses the different decision paths to the cloud, how to decide when to migrate to AWS, and 3 case studies examples of migrations to AWS from SQL Server, Amazon Aurora, and Oracle.

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.

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.

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