Building an Oracle Image on AWS EC2

The effort behind the AWS button push does not appear accidentally. RDS makes it appear so simple. The only reason for me to build on EC2 is the ability to shut down certain configurations depending on the project. This post documents what it takes to build a fresh image of an operational, usable instance of Oracle 12c…

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Oracle, Amazon has the right model

I want to go on record with my preliminary investigation of Oracle licenses obtained through traditional sources and those provided by Amazon. There are two different philosophies at work here. Oracle and Amazon are at odds. Amazon will win. Either Oracle prices will be allowed to get cheaper, or people will move off to other…

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“When the moon is in the seventh house

And Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then peace will guide the planets, And love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the age of Aquarius, Aquarius, Aquarius”. This is the dawning of the age, the Age of Aquarius Amazon. Amazon Web Services is, or has the ability to become, everything at one’s fingertips. Before…

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