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Blog | Jun 14, 2017

Deprecated & Discontinued Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2016

Posted by Anil Kumar

Full and Transaction Log Backups with media password are already obsolete however we can restore backups with media password in SQL Server 2016. This feature will be condemned in future release.

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Blog | Jun 7, 2017

Oracle Database 12c – Data Pump Enhancements (EXPDP)-Part 2

Posted by Sanchit Midha

In the case of a container database (CDB), the actual data belongs to the underlying pluggable databases (PDB) and each pluggable database appears as a non-CDB to the client. Therefore, it makes more sense to take an export of the objects from a pluggable database. Click here to read Part 1.

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Blog | Jun 2, 2017

Oracle Database 12c – Data Pump Enhancements (EXPDP)-Part 1

Posted by Sanchit Midha

Data Pump (EXPDP/IMPDP) is a utility for exporting and importing database objects in and across databases and is commonly known to most DBAs. However, with the introduction of Oracle Database 12c and particularly with the introduction of Multi-tenant architecture, there are certain changes in the methods that we use in data pump to export and import data. Click to read Part 2

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Blog | Jun 1, 2017

AWS/ Cloud Services Whitepaper: Aligning to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in the AWS Cloud

Posted by Dan Robinson

On May 9, 2017, AWS released its latest whitepaper called "Aligning to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in the AWS Cloud." We've put together a few highlights from the report and, as far as AWS/ Cloud Services goes, what you don't know might just surprise you. Here are five tips that we've gleaned from this report.

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Blog | May 26, 2017

Where Are Our Customers Taking Us?

Posted by Matt Bradley

Blog orginally posted on Rackspace.

At Rackspace, we regularly remind ourselves to let our customers pull us toward our future.

Sometimes they have to yank us there because what they want us to do for them is hard. If it were easy, someone else would already be doing it. That’s why, after starting as a Linux hosting shop almost two decades ago, we added expertise and support for Windows — which now accounts for 40 percent of our managed hosting business. That’s why we later added three flavors of private cloud. And expertise and support for customers who use AWS and Microsoft Azure (and, soon, the Google Cloud.)


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Blog | May 25, 2017

Introduction to Oracle Agent Gold Image Feature

Posted by Kausik Das

Agent Gold Image has some impressive functionalities that can be utilized for better efficiency. This new feature also provides both convenience and improved functionality where users need not upgrade management agents using the Agent Upgrade Console, apply patches using Patch plans, manage plug-ins using the plug-in lifecycle application and so on.

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Blog | May 24, 2017

SAPPHIRE 2017 Has Come and Gone...Now What?

Posted by Steve Woodgate

An estimated 30,000 conference-goers met in Orlando, Florida, to enjoy a week of sun, fun, and…SAP!?!

From the thought provoking key note addresses to the dazzling demonstrations, there was something for everybody. SAP has proven again that their brand is as strong as ever and the future is coming fast! Everyone has their own reasons for attending the conference. Whether it is understanding SAP’s path forward, researching the perfect tool to add to your IT toolkit, or reuniting with SAP colleagues from around the globe, SAPPHIRE NOW brings together the greatest SAP minds in a way few conferences can.

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Blog | May 18, 2017

Introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer-Part 2

Posted by Abhishek Shukla

If you don’t have an existing Discoverer End User Layer, you must create a new Discoverer 11.1.1 End User Layer. Fresh installations of e-Business Suite Release 12 Production do not contain a pre-installed Discoverer End User Layer. Only the E-Business Suite Release 12 Vision database contains a pre-installed Discoverer End User Layer. Click to read Part 1.

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Blog | May 17, 2017

Introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

Posted by Abhishek Shukla

In the two part blog series, I will cover the steps required to install/upgrade Discoverer within an existing EBS R12 instance. In part one I will discuss about the installation of various software required for Discoverer 11.1.1.7 upgrade. Click to read Part 2.

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Blog | May 15, 2017

SAPPHIRE NOW is underway: Let’s meet up and talk about your digital transformation journey

Posted by Peter Castello

There’s no shortage of conversation around the topic of digital transformation today, and we can’t talk about digital transformation without referencing SAP. SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicted at last year’s SAPPHIRE NOW conference that the next five to 10 years will be far more disruptive than the last five to 10, with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality as the next game changers. 

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