By Eric Mader
One of the common misconceptions about any cloud-based Relational Database Service is that it is essentially a "DBA-as-a-Service" - all of the database administration tasks are handled by the cloud provider, and there is no need for a DBA to provide her functional expertise. In other words, there is no need for a DBA in any organization's cloud transformation.
Again ...a misconception.
Are You Sure You Can Recover?
There have been studies done by various researchers and companies on the causes of data loss. Generally, these lists include hardware failure, human error, software corruption, and computer viruses. The intention of this article is to provide you a guide and thoughts on many situations you might encounter. Since everything depends on your unique system and circumstance, this is just a spring board for you to investigate your own system and solutions.
Oracle Sharding Deployment
Oracle recently announced Oracle Database 12c Release 2, which added various new features, one of which is database native "Sharding". In part two of this three-part series, Nassyam Basha addresses the prerequisites and initial deployment step.