EnterpriseDB Webinar: Using EDB Postgres with Containers

Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Presenter: Phil Vacca, Senior Database Consultant, EnterpriseDB
Times: 8:00am and 1:00pm Eastern Standard US Time
Duration: 1 Hour

The use of containers to simplify and speed the deployment and development of applications is taking off. Most container usage is around stateless micro-services, but data and transactions are key components of most applications.

Phil Vacca, Sr. Database Consultant, from EDB will discuss:

  • The purpose of containers and their usage
  • How to containerize your EDB Postgres deployment
  • How to deal with issues of managing your database and storage
  • How to set up a cluster for high availability
  • How to build a container with the EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager Agent in the container

Target Audience:This technical presentation is for DBAs, Data Architects, Developers, DevOps, IT Operations and anyone responsible for supporting a Postgres interested in learning about Containers. It is equally suitable for organizations using community PostgreSQL as well as EDB’s Postgres Plus product family.

Register Now for 8:00am Eastern Standard US Time

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LISAsoft PostgreSQL Administration Training, Sydney, Wednesday 16th March 2016

LISAsoft is pleased to announce that we’ve scheduled our next PostgreSQL Administration training session to be held in Sydney, Wednesday 16th through Friday 18th, March, 2016.

The training covers all essential details of PostgreSQL Administration including PostgreSQL architecture, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, backup, recovery and data movement.

Course Synopsis

Course Name: PostgreSQL Administration
Course Location: Sydney, NSW
Course Duration: 3 Days
Course Date: Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th March, 2016

For a full description of the PostgreSQL Administration Program click through here: PostgreSQL Administration

To view the complete LISAsoft Training Schedule through to April 2016 click through here: LISAsoft Training Schedule

All your LISAsoft Training FAQ’s should be answered if you click through here: LISAsoft Training FAQ’s

We hope you can make it along to the course.

Call Cameron Shorter at LISAsoft on 02 9009 5000 to reserve a seat or if there is anything further about the training you’d like to discuss.

EnterpriseDB Webinar: Expanding with EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Presenter: Jason Davis, Senior Director Product Management EnterpriseDB
Times: 8:00am Eastern Standard US Time
Duration: 1 Hour

Building on PostgreSQL 9.5 with developer and DBA enhancements, EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5 delivers significant enhancements in performance, security, integration and other productivity enhancements. Together, these advances propel EDB Postgres deeper into enterprise use cases, allowing IT to transform their core DBMS to drive application innovation.

Attend this webinar to learn more about EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5 capabilities and how they can help IT get more out of EDB Postgres deployments such as:

  • Performance: 133% improvement over 9.4 for 128 clients
  • Security: Password profiles adding to EDB Postgres security blueprint
  • Integration: Data adapters for MongoDB, Hadoop and MySQL eliminating data silos in IT
  • Developer Productivity: Session tag auditing
  • Oracle Compatibility: New functions & EDB Loader options making Oracle migrations to EDB Postgres easier

Target Audience: If you are currently using a Postgres database, or are interested in adding Postgres to your datacenter, this is the perfect presentation to learn more about EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Advanced Server 9.5. This presentation is intended for IT Decision-makers exploring Postgres, and any member of IT involved in Postgres database deployment, design, architecture and maintenance.

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Are Local Authorities Being Targeted In Oracle Software-Licence Audits ?

Story Source and Credit: Graeme Burton, computing.co.uk
December 1st 2015

Oracle’s notoriously aggressive software licence auditing teams are turning their attention to local authorities, with one-in-six London boroughs being targeted by the software giant.

That is the claim of Oracle rival TmaxSoft, which dug out the information using a series of Freedom of Information requests.

Ninety-two per cent of London’s councils use Oracle relational database software somewhere within their organisations, claimed TmaxSoft, with one-third of London councils spending more than £100,000 over the past two years on licensing fees alone, while 15 per cent spent more than £500,000 on Oracle software licences.

Croydon, Greenwich, Havering, and Hillingdon already spend more than £500,000 on Oracle software, while Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Camden, Ealing, Lambeth, and Lewisham all admitted to spending between £100,001 and £500,000 on Oracle software.

Furthermore, four of the 25 councils that responded admitted that they have been subjected to a software licensing audit by Oracle in the past year alone.

On top of that, while 40 per cent were not able to answer questions over rising costs, one-third admitted that their spending on Oracle software had risen by up to 20 per cent, while just under four per cent reported a doubling of spending on Oracle – at a time when local authority budgets are being tightly squeezed. Just under four per cent also indicated that they had slashed their spending on Oracle software by more than 60 per cent.

Full Story Here……….

The ORACLE® SE2 Tea Party

Story Source and Credit: Keith Alsheimer, Chief Marketing Officer at EnterpriseDB
November 24, 2015

As of December 1, 2015, Oracle® is no longer offering two of its most popular database license options, SE and SE1; replacing them instead with a new SE2 version which effectively increases license limitations to force more customers onto their Enterprise Edition—at an enormous cost increase. This dramatic change is forcing many existing Oracle SE and SE1 users into the unwelcome dilemma of having to choose the least bad of the costly and disruptive options available to them.

This is just one more example of the tyrannical practices that have given Oracle such an infamously gluttonous reputation for so many years. But just as fed-up American colonists once threw a shipload of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest excessive taxation, sometimes tyranny can be a forge for unexpected liberation.

For those who may not yet know all the details, Oracle has eliminated SE and SE1 database license options beginning with its 12.1.0.2 release and replaced them with a new version called Oracle SE2. SE2 will cost 20% more than SE1, and while the same price as SE, will provide 50% less capacity by reducing the maximum allowable footprint from 4 sockets down to just 2 with a maximum of 16 CPU threads per instance. Minimum named user plus licenses are also increased from 5 to 10 and Real Application Cluster (RAC) maximum deployments are now limited to 2 clusters of one socket each with a maximum of 8 CPU threads per instance at any time.

After a long string of disappointing earnings results, Oracle seems intent on forcing more Oracle Enterprise Edition license sales at far greater cost ($47,500 per core plus add-ons vs. $17,500 per socket) along with higher ongoing maintenance fees (22% of license cost).

While this will certainly affect purchasing decision options for prospective new customers, it has a far bigger impact on existing users, particularly those with an Oracle SE license. Here’s what it means for an average Oracle customer running SE on a 4-socket server using 8-core processors per socket. Since a Oracle SE2 maximum deployment is a 2-socket server, the user must pay an astonishing 4,000% cost increase to move to Enterprise Edition and license 32 cores, or “upgrade” to SE2 and buy two new database servers each with a maximum capacity of 2 sockets then split the deployment across the two servers.

However, if Oracle RAC were part of the deployment, then the SE2 limitation would only allow 1 socket per node with a maximum limit of 2 nodes and 8 CPU threads per instance. This would therefore most likely require either reengineering the application or accepting reduced performance capacity of the cluster.

Full Story Here……..

LISAsoft PostgreSQL Administration Training, Sydney, Wednesday 16th March 2016

LISAsoft is pleased to announce that we’ve scheduled our next PostgreSQL Administration training session to be held in Sydney, Wednesday 16th through Friday 18th, March, 2016.

The training covers all essential details of PostgreSQL Administration including PostgreSQL architecture, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, backup, recovery and data movement.

Course Synopsis:

Course Name: PostgreSQL Administration
Course Location: Sydney, NSW
Course Duration: 3 Days
Course Date: Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th March, 2016

For a full description of the PostgreSQL Administration Program click through here: PostgreSQL Administration

To view the complete LISAsoft Training Schedule through to April 2016 click through here: LISAsoft Training Schedule

All your LISAsoft Training FAQ’s should be answered if you click through here: LISAsoft Training FAQ’s

We hope you can make it along to the course.

Call Cameron Shorter at LISAsoft on 02 9009 5000 to reserve a seat or if there is anything further about the training you’d like to discuss.

FOSS4G Seoul Videos Are Available On The Web

Story Source and Credit: Sanghee Shin, Gaia3D, Inc. – The GeoSpatial Company

All the videos of FOSS4G Seoul are now available on the web.

FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Video Collection

This might not be possible without great contribution from Ms. Seoin Kim. Many thanks to Seoin! It took more than we expected due to some technical problems in the videos. Anyway please enjoy it.

And as you know all the presentation files are linked here at the conference program.

Seoul team will link videos to conference program as well soon.