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19 Apr 2017
Oracle Yacht Fund Capsizing Your IT Budget?
We’re throwing you a lifesaver – catch onto the more affordable OEM alternative. Help! I can’t afford Diagnostics and Tuning packs for performance monitoring with Oracle® Enterprise Manager. Really? You mean you’re not c...
18 Apr 2017
It only takes a minute to vote!! - DBTA Readers' Choice Awards - Vote for your favorite Quest Products!
Hello all Information Management product users! Voting is now open for the 2017 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards. The DBTA Readers' Choice Awards Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2017 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine. A number of Information Management solutions are contenders in a variety of categories. Unlike other awards programs that...
17 Apr 2017
Monitoring AWS EC2 Windows Instance with Foglight InfraStructure Cartridge (Host Monitoring)
The other day I was speaking to a customer about their growth strategy and planning on database management and infrastructure. One of the topic that I really liked is how companies get very creative and innovative. One of the strong drive for them is to adopt the latest technologies, and to transition with minimal disruption internally. They were planning to move some or all of their infrastructure into Amazon’s...
6 Apr 2017
Exception handling by SharePlex when dealing with out of sync?
The conventional methodology followed by SharePlex and most other replication solutions is to ignore out of sync DML within a transaction while applying rest of the successful DML to the target database. A transaction may span one or more objects, each having one or more rows, or DML. When posting that transaction, if any row runs into out of sync conditions, the default behavior is to simply discard that row, record...
31 Mar 2017
Log Shipping in Litespeed v8.5
Log shipping is a critical feature for disaster recovery. It allows you to automate the backing up of a database (the publisher) and restoring its transaction logs on one or more standby databases (the subscribers). The process runs automatically throughout the day at the interval you specify, which creates synchronized databases. LiteSpeed for SQL Server provides flexible backup options for log shipping and allows...
22 Mar 2017
New Postgres Section Live on Toad World
We’re happy to announce a new Toad World section supporting PostgreSQL and sponsored by EDBPostgres. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a surge in the adoption of open source relational database platforms. MySQL and Postgres datab...
21 Mar 2017
Collaborate Tip of the Day: Visit Quest at Booth #1308
My feet hurt. I’m tired of wandering the floor. Who’s got the best giveaways and Oracle expertise at Collaborate 2017? We don’t want to toot our own horn, but…toot, toot! We’re talking Apple watch giveaways on the dai...
20 Mar 2017
It's About Time - Oracle Time Data and SharePlex
Recently, we’ve had a number of questions about how SharePlex replicates Oracle time data; especially in cases where the source and target systems are in different timezones. Here’s a brief tutorial on how Oracle handles time data,...
14 Mar 2017
Slay SQL Server Dragons In Your Sleep
Once upon a time, there lived a great king, some would say the king of all DBAs. Every evening, he retired to his castle where he enjoyed long, blissful nights of uninterrupted slumber. He awoke at his leisure, well-rested and ready to rule his doma...
13 Mar 2017
Would you like to have a direct influence on the Toad Products? Introducing Toad Design Research.
We need your help. We know you are the experts using our products or how you might want to use our products. Our most valuable data comes from you. When you participate in our research studies, you are talking to people who have direct influence in the design process. One may see an existing product or a new prototype. In addition, we could just chat with you about how you use certain products or ask you to keep a record...
10 Mar 2017
The PostgreSQL Community, a new Toad World community
Toad World brings to you a section on Postgres to expand our community for database professionals who are using or are interested in using this powerful data platform. PostgreSQL (or Postgres) is one of the world’s most advanced open-source relational databases, with a reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. SQL-standards based, the database is highly customizable and runs on all major operating...
9 Mar 2017
Change Data Capture with SharePlex
SharePlex replication can conveniently be used to maintain a change history target. Another industry jargon for change history is Change Data Capture or CDC. The CDC target maintains historical data on target as opposed to a copy of the source in case of a target in a regular replication. The CDC target is typically used for data mining. SharePlex gathers change data from source database to populate a change history...
8 Mar 2017
Quest 4 EDB Postgres Webinar
Come one, Come all! #Quest4EDBPostgres Webinar Your Data is growing and growing and growing as is the cost of your databases and the thought of using an Open Source Database is really starting to look like a sweet way to go…..You’re not ...
7 Mar 2017
Hadoop's Map Reduce component and example
I wanted to share the very popular posting from Oracle DBA, Fernando Garcia , within the NoSQL and Cloud Databases Community. Fernando is from Argentina and posted his knowledge in Spanish. With a posting this good, it needed to share amongst the English community as well. An example of using Map Reduce Map Reduce is a component of the Hadoop ecosystem. It consists of a programming model that allows large volumes...
3 Mar 2017
Forget Fake News, what about Fake Data?
Over the past few months we’ve all seen how “fake news” and “alternative facts” can influence a presidential campaign, but it’s not just world leaders who can be affected. “Fake data” has the potential to cause chaos within organisations. People talk about being in the Information Age, but for organisations it’s more like the Data Age, epitomised by trends such as...
1 Mar 2017
Toad Turnpike: Tuning Database Object Access Patterns
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul on the Database Performance Teeter-Totter: Part 2 of 2 In the previous post, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul , a DBA named "Alex" outlined what happened when he introduced a new index to speed up one user’s ...
27 Feb 2017
Spotlight Alarms and Powershell Execution
Spotlight notifies DBAs of performance issues via triggered alarm messages. More importantly, specific actions can be taken based on these alarms, by configuring the Alarm Actions feature of Spotlight. Read our blog about Alarm Actions configuration steps to learn more. Some common actions are sending an email, suppressing the alarm or running a program. Additionally, executing a Powershell script is another available...
27 Feb 2017
Use SharePlex to Replicate Oracle Data to Amazon RDS
In a previous blog we introduced you to SharePlex 8.6.6, which is certified to replicate data to Amazon and Azure Cloud Databases . In this blog, we’ll show you how easy it is to set up replication from an Oracle database , either on-...
21 Feb 2017
Two additional free powerful Toad Data Point tools available to use
In this blog, I would like to focus on an article that Toad Data Point Product Manager, Julie Hyman, shared within the Toad World community. These two tools are the Toad Intelligence Central Community Edition and the Toad Data Point Viewer . Many users may not be aware that these tools are readily available to use and they are free. Yes, absolutely free! Centrally Publish and Share Your Work with Toad Intelligence...
20 Feb 2017
The Importance of Performance Benchmarking to Decrease Op Ex
Throughout my career I have conversed with many IT leaders that have adopted the practice of measuring the performance of their technology assets by monitoring key performance indicators (or KPIs). Most of them will tell you that there needs to be some standard against which KPIs are measured and compared. The process of comparing a set of key performance metrics against some kind of objective standard is a form of benchmarking...
14 Feb 2017
Shared LOVE between Toad and Toad Intelligence Central – The Power Couple
It’s Valentine’s Day, and power couples everywhere are celebrating. Have you noticed how the biggest power couples share the love by dedicating themselves to a worthy cause? Mark and Priscilla focus on human potential and equality . Beyonc...
14 Feb 2017
Getting Organized Using Toad
Toad has so many features and RDBMS' have so many objects it can sometimes be difficult to mesh them together to accomplish the tasks at hand. Wouldn't it be great if there were ways to have these organized in the way you need vs ...
8 Feb 2017
Secure Automation Using Toad for Oracle
While Toad for Oracle has had Automation for a long time now it has been necessary to run it on your desktop. While this is an important feature this limitation made it not ideal for organizations where security is imperative, such as in t...
7 Feb 2017
Enhancement in SharePlex 8.6.6 for Replication from Oracle to Kafka
If you are currently using ActiveMQ to consume data produced by SharePlex from Oracle, you may want to look into the performance gains with Kafka. The use cases for Kafka include website activity tracking, metrics, log aggregation, stream processing, event sourcing and commit log. There are several enhancements included in the new release of SharePlex 8.6.6 for replication from Oracle to Kafka. Support for multiple...
6 Feb 2017
SharePlex Can Help You Move Your Databases To The Cloud
Almost every business is at least considering moving some of their IT workload to “the cloud” for any number of reasons. Databases are often a major component of this workload. SharePlex 8.6.6, certified for Cloud ...
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