Guardian Eagle – A Data Protection Company

Guardian Eagle is a Data Protection Company that secures your data from the inside out. We truly save companies from data nightmares! Our legacy expertise in databases, business continuity, replication, performance tuning, and data security has allowed us to help our customers experience less down time, zero data loss, and highly tuned systems that perform […]

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DBA Hero

Why You Need a Comprehensive Data Security Strategy

WHY DATABASE SECURITY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU Data is the most critical asset to any organization, whether it’s patient details, credit card information, or confidential operations information. Data is the core of any company and the one item that no amount of money can replace once it’s gone. The importance and private nature of data […]

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Oracle Database Appliance

Financial Services Company Tightens Their Belt with Oracle Database Appliance

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Guardian Eagle is a leader in providing clients with solutions to their complex, data-centric challenges. With more than 14 years as an Oracle Gold Partner, we have been offering database managed services and supporting database environments before client-server was a new, hot thing. Our core strengths are advanced database administration […]

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The Real Value of Project Management

If you have worked in IT for any length of time, you have likely overheard the following… “this is a small project, do we really need to spend the time to plan this out?” or “I’m sure I can have so-and-so oversee this effort to keep overhead down”. I’ve been working as a project manager […]

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Minimize RPO by Replicating with Oracle Dataguard

Disaster Recovery Part Two: Achieving a 5 minute lag behind production with Oracle Dataguard This is the second installment in a three-part series about my experiences with a DR project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series provided some background on Disaster Recovery […]

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I/O Calibration using DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER

One of the important functions of an Oracle DBA is to pay close attention to database performance. During tuning exercises, Oracle DBAs often encounter I/O Subsystem bottlenecks, which can cause an increase in response times and time-outs. A calibration of the storage subsystem will reveal any performance limitations. Oracle provides two approaches to calibrating the […]

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Database Architecture

Easy Client-Side Connectivity After a Database Migration

Using SERVICE_NAMES and DNS to quickly connect clients to the new server We occasionally run into a situation when migrating a customer to a new Oracle server, where the customer needs to reconfigure a large number of workstations to connect to the new server. On top of this, there is usually a minimal amount of time […]

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Oracle

Configuring Device Mapper Multipathing with Linux

Linux SAN Multipathing What is Multipathing? Multipathing is a fault-tolerance technology that allows you to have more than one physical path between a host (server) and an external storage device (SAN). In the event that any component (NIC, cable, switch) in the environment fails, the physical path is switched to a path that does not […]

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Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery Planning for Enterprise Applications

Disaster Recovery Part One: The Foundation of Your Disaster Recovery Plan This will be the first of a three-part series about my experiences with a Disaster Recovery (DR) project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series will be some background on Disaster Recovery and […]

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What is Enterprise User Security (EUS)?

Update: January 28, 2019  What is Multi-Factor Authentication? An already excellent post by Hari Muthuswamy, I wanted to add a bit of information on Multifactor Authentication. – Dan Elliott  Multi-Factor Authentication, also known as dual factor authentication or 2FAis not a new concept but how it is delivered has changed. Many of you remember carrying […]

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Documention Your Technical Roadmap

Best Practices for Documenting Technical Procedures

Documentation – Your Technical Road Map Documentation isn’t something most of us enjoy, but in reality it is essential to what we as DBAs do.  Now, I’m not talking about Oracle documentation here, we all read plenty of that.  The documentation I’m writing about pertains more to compiling your own notes for specific tasks. I’ve been […]

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