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Oracle on the SDDC – CPBU 2017

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Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC Developments 2017H1 Many positive developments have materialized over the past few months pertaining to the subject of Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC.  This blog entry will both summarize the individual developments as well as highlight the important aspects of each item.   VMware and Oracle Collaborate to Enable Read more...

VMware Experts Database Program 2016 Events

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The VMware Experts Database Program The program started in 2013 and sponsored by the Cloud Platform Business Unit boasts completed six successful workshop events.  The program, thus far has focused on gathering MS SQL Server and Oracle experts in either Palo Alto or Sofia Bulgaria (Cork Ireland and Singapore are under consideration for future events) for three Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey

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This blog follows (and uses some of the same text) the earlier blog entry which reported on the 2016 IOUG survey.  The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a Read more...

Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage

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The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and High Performance Computing Solutions”.  Although both Big Data and HPC have long occupied important and unique focus Read more...

BCA User Group Survey Program – IOUG Oracle Survey 2016

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The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a variety of Business Critical Applications and RDBMS disciplines. The program is run by the CPBU as a partnership with “Database Trends Read more...

Planning Highly Available, Mission Critical SQL Server Deployments with VMware vSphere

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The VMware Experts Database program (MS SQL Server and Oracle editions) invites the specially selected industry Experts to contribute to the breath of VMware industry knowledge by presenting sessions at VMware events to and developing white papers. Often these papers are commissioned by VMware (sometimes jointly with other partners) and in this case partial funding Read more...

VMware vSphere CPU-Affinity NEW KB

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The definition and understanding of the technology of what is often referred to as “CPU Pinning” or more precisely “CPU Affinity” has been both distorted and confused over the last decade.  This new Knowledge Base Article serves to clarify those distortions and misunderstandings.  This is particularly important now because the desire on the part of Read more...

NEW – Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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The long awaited update to the Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide is now available.  Sudhir Balasubramanian and colleagues have completed the  extensive project to update the classic doc for both Oracle and VMware versions.  In this doc you will find references to many new features, approaches and architectural concepts to include Oracle 12c, VSAN Read more...

VMware Experts Database Workshop – Oracle Edition – April 2016

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The most recent edition of the VMware Experts Database Workshop completed last week in Palo Alto. This event was focused on Oracle as the Cloud Platform Business Unit and VMware Execs partnered with Pure Storage to host 11 prominent and specially selected Oracle technology technical experts for a “Dawn to Midnight Oracle on vSphere” experience. Read more...