Oracle doubles capacity of ODA X5-2 hard disks

Oracle has recently updated the specification of the ODA X5-2 to use 8 TB hard disks, rather than 4 TB ones, effectively doubling the machine’s storage capacity. The price has remained the same ($68k list). For the base ODA the new 128 TB raw capacity translates to a DATA diskgroup, with normal redundancy, …

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ODA X5-2 Visio Stencil

Example created with ODA X5-2 Visio template canada goose readme out site Recently I’ve been working on a couple of O-box SOA proposals but couldn’t find a Visio stencil for the ODA X5-2. Although there are plenty of Oracle hardware stencils, produced by Oracle NA and VSD Grafx over at my …

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O-box launches new website… with a new domain name!

Some of you may have noticed that O-box has been “a bit lacking” in the website department… there has been so much stuff happening this year: beta programs, WebLogic on ODA 2.9 and, of course, the launch of Oracle SOA Suite 12c so our poor old website hasn’t had the attention it deserved. Well, …

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Q&A Summary from RAC SIG Web Seminar

Yesterday I gave an online seminar for the RAC SIG (http://www.oracleracsig.org), based around the “What’s So Special about the Oracle Database Appliance” presentation both Lonneke and I have presented. I was very conscious that I was talking to an esteemed audience and added some extra slides with information that I …

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WebLogic on ODA 2.9 Released

Last week was a big day in virtualised ODA-land as it saw the launch of WebLogic on ODA 2.9. Admittedly it doesn’t sound like a very exciting release but it is one that we at O-box have been looking forward to for quite some time. Let me explain why, then we’ll look into …

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SOA Made Simple – Introduction to SOA

By Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Oracle ACE Director, December 2013 A lot of organizations are implementing, or want to implement, Service Oriented Architecture to support their goals. Service Oriented Architecture is a natural step in the evolution of Information Technology; we started out with big systems in universities and banks, and …

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