Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The question of what the technology backing EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes comes up often.  PIOPS volumes are backed by Solid-State Drives (SSDs), Provisioned IOPS volumes support up to 30 IOPS per GB which enables you to provision 4000 IOPS on a volume as small as 134 GB. 

More details here:

Monday, April 14, 2014

AWS high memory instance type : Good for Oracle Databases on AWS

The r3.8xlarage has 244 GiB of memory, 32 vCPUs, and 2 - 320 GB SSD drives. The cost is $2.80 per hour for on-demand instances.  More details here:


Prior to this you had to use the i2.8xlarge instance type which also has 244 GiB of memory and 32 vCPUs. But also has 8 - 800 GB SSD drives which you will most likely not use for your Oracle Database.  The cost of i2.8xlage is $6.82 per hour for on-demand instances.  The other highest memory option is the cr1.8xlarge with 32 vCPUs and 244 GIB with 2 -120 GB SSD drives.  The cost of this option is $3.50 per hour for on-demand instances.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Data Center Migration to AWS

Learn how RISO Inc. used Apps Associates services to move their data center to the AWS cloud. In so doing, RISO Inc. avoided capital intensive hardware purchases and redeployed IT staff to projects that directly supported their business goals. We'll also describe how you can integrate your existing environment with the cloud to create a hybrid architecture.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AWS Boston events coming soon

Here are some event that are happening in Boston the week of April 21:

Register today for the AWS Cloud Roadshow Series for SLED.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Oracle RDS GoldenGate support

Oracle GoldenGate can be used with Amazon RDS for Oracle for active-active database replication, zero-downtime migration and upgrades, disaster recovery and data protection, and cross region replication. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Oracle Spatial on Amazon EC2

The summary is:
  • Technical approach:
    ·   Oracle Database with Spatial
    ·   Deploy on Amazon EC2
    ·   J2EE Web Application Server
    ·   Multi-tenant Multi-user 100% Web software for Mapping and analyzing business data 
– eSpatial OnDemand GIS

    Amazon Overview
    ·      Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2)

    ·      Variety of Instance Types (CPU cores, memory...)
    ·      Pre-configured Amazon Machine Instances (AMI’s)
    ·      Availability Zones
    ·      Elastic Block Storage – EBS
 Simple Storage Service (S3)
 Elastic IP addresses

    ·      Load Balancing & Auto Scaling, More...
    Amazon Deployment:
    ·   Dedicated Database Server(s) with separate Web Application Servers
    ·   AMI - Oracle 11g DB & Redhat Fedora
    ·   Database on an EBS volume
    ·   ARCHIVELOG as normal – archive to a separate EBS volume
    ·   RMAN Backup to separate EBS volume
    ·   Copy backups to Amazon S3
    ·   EE & RAC or SE-1 with Standby DB
    ·   Backup from Standby DB

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Oracle Collaborate 2014 AWS sessions

Here are the three AWS focused sessions at Oracle Collaborate http://collaborate14.com

564: Best Practices for Running Oracle Databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS)   -- Speakers: Abdul Sait
Date: 04/11/2014
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Level 3, Lido 3101B

Deploying PeopleSoft to the Amazon Cloud  --  Speakers: Abdul Sait, David Brunet
9 Apr 08:30 AM-09:30 AM
Session ID: 106940
Room: Level 4, Lando 4301B

OEM 12c session with Oracle Product Management and App Associates:
Workshop: Simplify, Automate, and Enhance Management of E-Business Suite (EBS) ApplicationsMonday, April 7
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Level 1
Sands 101
This is a paid workshop.  More information here: