Grace  Lesch

Grace Lesch

1622447460

Provisioning an Oracle Autonomous Database on the Oracle Cloud

Overview of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW)
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) is a fully managed and high-performance solution. It includes all of the Oracle Database advantages in the environment adjusted and optimized for the Data Warehouse workload. Thus, you don’t need to take more effort and resources in the DBA role to do the database management and optimization jobs.
Notice the most essential pluses of Oracle Autonomous Database:

  • **Self-Driving – **The user defines service levels while the database makes them happen.
  • **Self-Securing – **It protects the data from both external attacks and malicious internal users.
  • **Self-Repairing **– It providesautomated protection from all downtime.

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Provisioning an Oracle Autonomous Database on the Oracle Cloud
Adaline  Kulas

Adaline Kulas

1594162500

Multi-cloud Spending: 8 Tips To Lower Cost

A multi-cloud approach is nothing but leveraging two or more cloud platforms for meeting the various business requirements of an enterprise. The multi-cloud IT environment incorporates different clouds from multiple vendors and negates the dependence on a single public cloud service provider. Thus enterprises can choose specific services from multiple public clouds and reap the benefits of each.

Given its affordability and agility, most enterprises opt for a multi-cloud approach in cloud computing now. A 2018 survey on the public cloud services market points out that 81% of the respondents use services from two or more providers. Subsequently, the cloud computing services market has reported incredible growth in recent times. The worldwide public cloud services market is all set to reach $500 billion in the next four years, according to IDC.

By choosing multi-cloud solutions strategically, enterprises can optimize the benefits of cloud computing and aim for some key competitive advantages. They can avoid the lengthy and cumbersome processes involved in buying, installing and testing high-priced systems. The IaaS and PaaS solutions have become a windfall for the enterprise’s budget as it does not incur huge up-front capital expenditure.

However, cost optimization is still a challenge while facilitating a multi-cloud environment and a large number of enterprises end up overpaying with or without realizing it. The below-mentioned tips would help you ensure the money is spent wisely on cloud computing services.

  • Deactivate underused or unattached resources

Most organizations tend to get wrong with simple things which turn out to be the root cause for needless spending and resource wastage. The first step to cost optimization in your cloud strategy is to identify underutilized resources that you have been paying for.

Enterprises often continue to pay for resources that have been purchased earlier but are no longer useful. Identifying such unused and unattached resources and deactivating it on a regular basis brings you one step closer to cost optimization. If needed, you can deploy automated cloud management tools that are largely helpful in providing the analytics needed to optimize the cloud spending and cut costs on an ongoing basis.

  • Figure out idle instances

Another key cost optimization strategy is to identify the idle computing instances and consolidate them into fewer instances. An idle computing instance may require a CPU utilization level of 1-5%, but you may be billed by the service provider for 100% for the same instance.

Every enterprise will have such non-production instances that constitute unnecessary storage space and lead to overpaying. Re-evaluating your resource allocations regularly and removing unnecessary storage may help you save money significantly. Resource allocation is not only a matter of CPU and memory but also it is linked to the storage, network, and various other factors.

  • Deploy monitoring mechanisms

The key to efficient cost reduction in cloud computing technology lies in proactive monitoring. A comprehensive view of the cloud usage helps enterprises to monitor and minimize unnecessary spending. You can make use of various mechanisms for monitoring computing demand.

For instance, you can use a heatmap to understand the highs and lows in computing visually. This heat map indicates the start and stop times which in turn lead to reduced costs. You can also deploy automated tools that help organizations to schedule instances to start and stop. By following a heatmap, you can understand whether it is safe to shut down servers on holidays or weekends.

#cloud computing services #all #hybrid cloud #cloud #multi-cloud strategy #cloud spend #multi-cloud spending #multi cloud adoption #why multi cloud #multi cloud trends #multi cloud companies #multi cloud research #multi cloud market

Grace  Lesch

Grace Lesch

1622447460

Provisioning an Oracle Autonomous Database on the Oracle Cloud

Overview of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW)
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) is a fully managed and high-performance solution. It includes all of the Oracle Database advantages in the environment adjusted and optimized for the Data Warehouse workload. Thus, you don’t need to take more effort and resources in the DBA role to do the database management and optimization jobs.
Notice the most essential pluses of Oracle Autonomous Database:

  • **Self-Driving – **The user defines service levels while the database makes them happen.
  • **Self-Securing – **It protects the data from both external attacks and malicious internal users.
  • **Self-Repairing **– It providesautomated protection from all downtime.

#database #oracle #oracle cloud #oracle autonomous database

Adaline  Kulas

Adaline Kulas

1594166040

What are the benefits of cloud migration? Reasons you should migrate

The moving of applications, databases and other business elements from the local server to the cloud server called cloud migration. This article will deal with migration techniques, requirement and the benefits of cloud migration.

In simple terms, moving from local to the public cloud server is called cloud migration. Gartner says 17.5% revenue growth as promised in cloud migration and also has a forecast for 2022 as shown in the following image.

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Houston  Sipes

Houston Sipes

1599847200

Oracle Introduces the MySQL Database Service on Its Cloud Infrastructure

In a recent blog post, Oracle introduced the MySQL Database Service in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The service is now available as a fully-managed service running on Oracle Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure.

The MySQL team at Oracle was responsible for the development of the MySQL Database Service and will also manage and support it. Since the MySQL Database Service is available as a managed service, customers do not need to provision, patch, update, backup or restore a MySQL instance - this is done automatically. Furthermore, they can quickly scale a MySQL instance, monitor resources, implement security best practices to meet regulatory requirements, access the MySQL databases via standard MySQL protocols, and automate any administrative task through the OCI web console, REST API, CLI, or DevOps tools.

According to the blog post, customers can benefit from leveraging MySQL Database Service as it is built on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as an ultra-secure native service – and thus leverages the benefits of a Cloud that is architected and designed to run mission-critical Enterprise workloads and databases. Furthermore, the same MySQL Server is used in the cloud, on-premises, and in hybrid deployments. Hence, customers can get maximum flexibility for their deployment strategy.

Various public cloud vendors have offered a managed MySQL database service on their platform for some time now. Microsoft, for instance, has a MySQL service on Azure generally available since 2018, and Google started offering the Google Cloud SQL as a fully-managed MySQL since 2013. Moreover, even earlier AWS had a MySQL offering called Amazon RDS, as of 2009.

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Justyn  Ortiz

Justyn Ortiz

1603465200

Oracle Kills 402 Bugs in Massive October Patch Update

Business software giant Oracle is urging customers to update their systems in the October release of its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU), which fixes 402 vulnerabilities across various product families.

Well over half (272) of these vulnerabilities open products up to remote exploitation without authentication. That means that the flaw may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.

The majority of the flaws are in Oracle Financial Services Applications (53), Oracle MySQL (53), Oracle Communications (52), Oracle Fusion Middleware (46), Oracle Retail Applications (28) and Oracle E-Business Suite (27). But overall, 27 Oracle product families are affected by the flaws. Users can find a patch availability document for each product, available here.

“Oracle continues to periodically receive reports of attempts to maliciously exploit vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released security patches,” according to the company’s release on Tuesday. “In some instances, it has been reported that attackers have been successful because targeted customers had failed to apply available Oracle patches. Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply Critical Patch Update security patches without delay.”

While details of the flaws themselves are scant, two of the critical vulnerabilities disclosed by Oracle rank the highest severity score – 10 out of 10 – on the CVSS scale.

These include a flaw in the self-service analytics component of Oracle Healthcare Foundation, which is a unified healthcare-analytics platform that is part of the Oracle Health Science Applications suite. The flaw (CVE-2020-1953), which can be remotely exploited without requiring any user credentials, requires no user interaction and is easy to exploit, according to Oracle. Affected supported versions include 7.1.1, 7.2.0, 7.2.1 and 7.3.0.

The second severe flaw (CVE-2020-14871) exists in the pluggable authentication module of Oracle Solaris, its enterprise operating system for Oracle Database and Java applications (part of the Oracle Systems risk matrix). The flaw is also remotely exploitable without user credentials, requires no user interaction and is a “low-complexity” attack. Versions 10 and 11 are affected.

Sixty-five of the vulnerabilities also had a CVSS base score of 9.8 (and six had a score of 9.4) out of 10, making them critical in severity.

Oracle did offer some workarounds, advising that for attacks that require certain privileges or access to certain packages, removing the privileges or the ability to access the packages from users that do not need the privileges may help reduce the risk of successful attack. Users can also reduce the risk of successful attack by blocking network protocols required by an attack.

However, both these approaches may break application functionality, and Oracle does not recommend that either approach be considered a long-term solution as neither corrects the underlying problem.

“Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Update security patches as soon as possible,” according to the company.

Oracle releases its CPUs on the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July and October.

Previous quarterly updates have stomped out hundreds of bugs across the company’s product lines, including one in April that patched 405. There are also out-of-band updates; in June for instance, Oracle warned of a critical remote code-execution flaw in its WebLogic Server being actively exploited in the wild.

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