>License compliance is not easy

Certified Oracle Compliance Over the last decade or so, countless Oracle customers have experienced license issues by falling foul of Oracle’s ‘trust model’, complex licensing metrics and how Oracle’s policies affect third party technologies. As a result of this, numerous companies have setup ‘license consultancy’ practices and developing SAM tools suggesting they can provide a […]

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Blog, Cloud, Licensing, Uncategorized / AWS, Azure, Cloud, Compliance, Licensing, LMS / March 28, 2017

>Need more oomph from Oracle?

Need more oomph from Oracle?! Read on. Since joining Explorer in 2010 and working with customers with varying sizes of Oracle estates there are 2 key drivers that push customers to want to talk to me; reducing costs and improving performance. I’ve already shared my thoughts on reducing costs in another blog and here I […]

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Blog, Cloud, How to, Licensing, Uncategorized / / February 24, 2017

>How to reduce your Oracle Costs

How to reduce your Oracle Costs Businesses up and down the country relying on Oracle technology to deliver and underpin key business applications all have one thing in common; they chose Oracle because it was the best solution to address their requirements. That said, as the cost of supporting Oracle continues to increase our customers […]

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Blog, Cloud, How to, Licensing, Uncategorized / Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing, SAM / February 24, 2017

>Oracle licensing rules for AWS & Azure

Oracle licensing rules for AWS & Azure Oracle customers that deploy software in AWS or Azure now have a real challenge with license management following Oracle’s recent change to how it charges users to run their software in these Cloud platforms. For a long time, Oracle customers have been able to rely on the Oracle […]

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Blog, Cloud, Licensing, Uncategorized / Amazon, AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing / January 31, 2017

>Oracle Data Visualization

Oracle Data Visualization Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a few blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features, an overview of access controls in DVCS, an overview of how to manage data […]

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Blog, Cloud, How to, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting, Uncategorized / BI, Business Intelligence, Charting, Cloud, Development, Discoverer, reporting / December 9, 2016

>Do you see Oracle as an enabler or blocker for modernisation and innovation?

The world of IT has changed unrecognisably over the last 40 years and we’re now on the edge of a paradigm shift to another hugely disruptive force within IT; The Cloud. Given that you’ve invested so much money and resource into Oracle (otherwise why are you reading this?!) do you see Oracle as an enabler […]

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Cloud, Uncategorized / / October 13, 2016

>Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Managing Data Sources

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Managing Data Sources Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a couple blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features and, more recently, an overview of access controls […]

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Blog, Cloud, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting, Uncategorized / BI, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Oracle Data Visualization, reporting / August 19, 2016

>Oracle Cloud; what you need to know

Oracle Cloud; what you need to know The Oracle Cloud has been available for a few years now in various shapes and sizes but since the start of 2016 it’s reached a maturity that is attracting a large number of “traditional” on-premise Database customers. So what is the Oracle Cloud? The term “Cloud” means many […]

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Blog, Cloud, Licensing, Uncategorized / IaaS, Oracle Cloud, PaaS / August 18, 2016

>Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service In recent months Oracle has extended its portfolio of data analytics solutions. Building on the availability of Data Visualization Business Intelligence Cloud Service in recent months it has released new versions: Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) (Oct 2015) Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) (May 2016) The new releases are targeted at […]

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Blog, Cloud, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting, Uncategorized / BI, Business Intelligence, Charting, Cloud, Disco, Discoverer / May 26, 2016

>The (continued) future of Oracle Forms…

The (continued) future of Oracle Forms… Our previous blog about “The future of Oracle Forms” was published in August and the response and acknowledgement from the Oracle development community proved that we had struck a nerve with many of you. This blog is a follow up and in light of the facts around the recently […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Cloud, Oracle Forms, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / APEX, Cloud, Oracle Forms / December 10, 2015

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