Oracle EBS: Streamline Business and IT Ops with Logging Analytics

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is one of the most comprehensive suites of business applications used by organizations of all sizes and plays a critical role in daily business operations. As such, it’s important to ensure that EBS is functioning properly at all times from both technical and business perspectives.

Oracle introduced EBS discovery and automatic topology creation in OCI Logging Analytics last year. It provided in-depth monitoring from an IT perspective. Customers loved it because it simplified setting up EBS monitoring and we have been releasing a steady stream of enhancements customers have been requesting for EBS.  The number one request from customers was how to streamline business operations, and keep a tab on the functional health of critical business flows running on EBS.

Please read the full article by Kumar Varun


Introducing Oracle’s sovereign cloud regions for the European Union

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) will launch new sovereign cloud regions for our customers across the European Union. 

Cloud is not one size fits all. As companies and governments move more mission critical workloads to cloud, there is increasing demand for protection of sensitive data in public clouds that span national borders and jurisdictions. Countries and jurisdictions are placing more requirements on data within their borders, and organizations are asking their global cloud providers for more transparency and control over how and where their data is stored, handled, and secured.

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Alert and analyze Oracle GoldenGate logs to locate issues faster with OCI Logging, Notifications and Logging Analytics

We’ll show how you can source Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) server logs with OCI Logging to proactively notify through OCI Notification when an error is detected in the logs. Then use Service Connector Hub to route the logs into Logging Analytics for detailed analysi and root-cause identification.

You can use the OGG error log to view:

  • See a history of GGSCI commands used
  • View the Oracle GoldenGate processes that started and stopped
  • Understand what processing was performed
  • Check if any errors occurred or if there were any informational and warning messages

Since the OGG error log details events as they occurred in sequence, it is a good method to use for detecting the cause of an error. For example, you might discover that:

  • Someone stopped a process
  • A process failed to make a TCP/IP or database connection
  • A process could not open a file

The are several ways the error log can be natively viewed:

Read the complete article by Vishak Chittuvalapil

Use Oracle Enterprise Manager data with OCI to unlock new insights

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 customers gain greater operations, capacity planning, and forecasting insight by enabling rich Enterprise Manager target-level data and sharing it with Oracle Cloud Observability & Management platform services. Enterprise Manager transfers data from managed targets and Oracle Management Repository (OMR) to OCI Object Storage, where it is accessible by Oracle Cloud O&M services like Operations Insights, Logging Analytics, etc. In this three part blog series, we will be covering how to get Enterprise Manager data into OCI Object Storage (This post) and how to leverage that data in OCI Operations Insights (Part 2) and how to leverage that data in OCI Logging Analytics (Part3)..

Read the complete blog article by Murtaza Husain

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9 delivers cloud portability for developing and deploying diverse workloads

Customers challenged with migrating to the cloud or implementing hybrid cloud strategies will find Oracle’s new Private Cloud Appliance to be a compelling solution. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9-2 (PCA X9-2) uses infrastructure APIs and management tools that are compatible with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enable customers to design, develop, and operate applications and middleware using architectures and tools that are consistent across both a private and public cloud. PCA X9-2 allows customers to rapidly develop and deploy new applications using cloud-native capabilities and run existing enterprise applications with multiple operating systems on scalable infrastructure in their data centers.

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Migration of data to Autonomous Database using EM

As Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM) is the monitoring and management tool for on-premise data-center components for many years already, this scope has been extended with workloads that run in the private and public cloud as well. OEM now supports IT departments to transparently manage the road to the cloud, by means of the Database Migration Workbench that simplifies the migration of on-premises databases to an Autonomous Databases.

Did I trigger your attention?

Take a look at the Simple Guide for Migration of data to Autonomous Database using EM, written by Rohan Prasad (Consulting member of the technical staff)

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.

Read the complete article by Sriram Vrinda

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. 

Please read the full article by Product Manager Harrish Niddigatta