Three Reasons Managing The Converged Database Should Be On Your Radar

The DBA’s challenge: Simplify administration of complex workloads to achieve scale and agility.

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John Mishriky does a great job describing the converged database and, in this webinar, he asked me to talk about the managing aspects of converged workloads. Oracle has made a point of simplifying the database landscape for DBAs by incorporating new datatypes into one architecture. That means you are not standing up a myriad of different database types, each with their own tools and process, then figuring out how to integrate the data together, not to mention managing the new implementations along with everything else you’re doing.

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Announcing the general availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Management

Oracle Database Management provides comprehensive database performance and management capability for all flavors of Oracle Databases, including OCI and on-premises, which significantly reduce the burden on DBAs by providing a full-lifecycle solution encompassing monitoring, performance management, tuning, and database administration. Database Management is part of the Oracle Cloud Observability and Management platform.

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Secure Linux Configuration for HIPAA Compliance with Enterprise Manager

In 2020, there was a substantial increase in the number of breaches and incidents reported in the Healthcare vertical. In fact, the number of confirmed data breaches in Healthcare increased from the previous year according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. Misconfiguration was one of the vehicles for these data breaches that included compromised personal information, medical details and other credentials. These enabled external and/or internal actors to steal data that is then used for financial fraud. With the ever-present danger of increased security breaches, protecting these sensitive data is critical. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidance for securing healthcare information. 

Please read the full article by Product Manager Harrish Niddagatta

Secure Linux Configuration for PCI-DSS Compliance with Enterprise Manager

With the ever-present danger of security breaches, protecting sensitive data is critical. Data breaches are becoming more frequent; there has been a big increase in the number of records and the value of the information stolen. Businesses must ensure that sensitive data is protected by securing the configuration of Systems, limit privileges assigned to a well-known set of users, and all user activities audited.

Securing your payment card data through preventative measures has never been more important than it is today. PCI Data Security Standards v3.2 help protect the safety of sensitive data in your environment. 

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 7 (13.4.0.7) Is Now Available!

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 7 (13.4.0.7), RU7 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

Release Updates (RUs) are a way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes quickly, without waiting for a major release. Release Updates are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible.

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