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Leveraging 13c Cloud Control’s Auto-heal Capabilities in Your Environment – Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog, we provided an overview of the corrective action feature of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM). In this post, we will be describing what corrective actions are, and how they can be utilized to automate some of the repetitive (and more mundane) daily tasks of a DBA.
The Test
We picked one of our medium-sized Managed Services [...]

Leveraging 13c Cloud Control’s Auto-heal Capabilities in Your Environment

As an Oracle Managed Service Provider (MSP), BIAS strives to make incident handling and repetitive actions as seamless and automated as possible.  Automating repetitive tasks leveraging cloud controls corrective actions, allows us to increase our efficiency as well as provide our customers with a consistent quality of service.

As a starting point, we performed an analysis of our MSP customer base [...]

API First Integration for the Cloud

Cloud technologies are rapidly gaining momentum. Initially, lower storage cost and quick access to environments for development were features that motivated organizations to use the Cloud. Today, Cloud has features for virtually every role of technology within three different models – IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). A key aspect [...]

Responsive Design- Are You Mobile Ready?

Whether it’s online banking, shopping for shoes, or just searching Google to find DIY tips, most website administrators will tell you that their analytics are showing a huge change in the way their audiences are viewing data. In fact, according to Statista, traffic from mobile devices surpassed desktop traffic in 2017, accounting for almost 53% of global online traffic. That’s [...]

AP Automation at Citizens, Inc., BIAS’s latest ERP Cloud Implementation

I’m Chris Preziotti, a Principal Consultant with the Oracle Applications team at BIAS, and we recently went LIVE with our latest SaaS Cloud implementation at Citizens, Inc., an insurance holding company based out of Austin, Texas. The implementation itself consisted of both ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud, and focused on helping Citizens, Inc. achieve three goals:

Streamline financial processing
Improve internal controls
Align [...]

Oracle Database on Microsoft Azure Cloud – The Process Roadmap to Move to Azure

It is an exciting time to be in IT. There are more and more footprints moving from on-premise to the cloud. We are seeing more and more clients moving not only to the Oracle Cloud, but also to the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

BIAS was approached by a major software developer to assist with the future state roadmap and implementation of one [...]

What’s Common Between a Self-Driving Car and an Autonomous Database

After decades of research and hard work, self-driving cars have become a reality and are slowly being manufactured by more and more companies. A self-driving car has multiple automated features and can drive on its own without manual intervention. What started as a small car only capable of driving a few miles in a single lane without manual intervention, has now evolved to be an autonomous vehicle which can breeze through heavy traffic in a city like San [...]

Memoirs of an Oracle DBA and His Journey to the Autonomous Cloud

I remember when I started my Information Technology career in 1997. I was fortunate for my first role as an Oracle Database Administrator at a large telecommunications company. The first version of the Oracle Database I worked on was version 7.1.6. Over the first few weeks on the job I read manuals such as the Oracle Concepts guide and the Oracle Server [...]

Security in the Cloud

When you hear the word security today, it’s what everyone talks about when a breach occurs. Security in the cloud is more relevant as most enterprises are moving their data into the cloud. Organizations will have to think about protecting their customer data in the cloud, as they do not have control over where their data is stored. If data is not properly planned and relevant policies and controls are [...]

Two Sides of a Coin – A DBA’s Experience

This is a story of not just an Oracle Database Administrator, but any administrator out there in this IT world.

For the sake of this story, let’s say there is an employee, Mark Smith, who has been working as a Senior Database administrator in a retail company for many years. Mark comes to the office on a Monday morning and once [...]