Oracle Cloud: Universal Credits. What you need to know…

In September 2017, Oracle announced a change to their Cloud pricing and transaction model for end users and partners alike. The change was born out of poor customer experience with contracts and billing on their previous model along with frequent internal challenges to provide a streamlined “wash, rinse, repeat” billing and payment mechanism for consuming […]

Blog, Cloud, How to, Licensing Cloud, Licensing, Oracle Cloud / March 21, 2018

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Oracle Forms – The venerable statesman with a cloudy future

Back in August 2015 I wrote a blog titled ‘The Future of Forms’ and a colleague of mine, Jon Lingard, followed this up in December 2015 by writing a continuation based upon his experience; ‘The (continued) future of Oracle Forms’. As two years have passed since these blogs were published, I thought it was time […]

Blog, Oracle Forms Oracle Cloud, Oracle Forms, upgrade / December 14, 2017

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Using Oracle Cloud for Database Upgrade

Use of Oracle Cloud for Database Upgrade and Testing The Oracle Cloud provides a comprehensive set of services that can be used for fast and efficient data migration & testing between different Database versions. The notes below are based on customer upgrade project involving a 10TB Oracle 11gR2 release to 12c. Introduction The production Database […]

Cloud, How to Oracle Cloud / October 11, 2017

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Moving to the Cloud: A Developer’s Perspective

I have been recently working with a charity who had developed a production APEX application and hosted it on apex.oracle.com. While this environment is brilliant for quickly creating a full APEX workspace and accessing from anywhere in the world, it is definitely not supposed to be used to host a production application (the environment can […]

APEX 5.1, Blog, Cloud, Explorer Cloud, Oracle Cloud / August 7, 2017

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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 […]

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

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APEX: Meet the rest of the web

APEX: Meet the rest of the web In December last year I spoke at the UKOUG TECH 16 conference in Birmingham about integrating APEX with modern web technologies. The presentation was interesting for me to build because I was able to spend some time pushing APEX beyond what is possible using only the declarative application […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Cloud, Development, Dynamic Actions, JSON, Oracle Cloud, RESTful / February 14, 2017

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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 […]

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

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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 it’s reached a maturity that is attracting a large number of “traditional” on-premise customers. So what is the Oracle Cloud? The term “Cloud” means many different things to many different people. […]

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

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