why you need data masking for Oracle test data management

5 Reasons Why You Need Data Masking for Oracle Test Data Management

In the world of Oracle DevOps, agility is key and yet it must be balanced with information security.  Unfortunately, the headlines are filled with stories of companies who have not gotten the balance correct resulting large scale data breaches that cost companies millions of dollars financially and countless more in reputation.  As you think about your risk, ask yourself “how many copies do I have of my critical databases with private customer information?” For most companies, the answer is “more than we would like.” Every database copy represents a potential target for a hacker, and so it is critical to have central control and to provide consistent and reliable masking.

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oracle data capture

Revolutionary Oracle Data Capture: The Pros and Cons of Oracle Backup Methods

Actifio's Mike Salins is back for another in-depth data focused review covering revolutionary Oracle data capture.

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Oracle Backup, Recovery & Test Data Management: Actifio vs Legacy Vendors

Even top cloud vendors like Salesforce & Amazon use Oracle database for one or more critical apps. The odds of finding an enterprise running a mission-critical application without an Oracle database is extremely low.

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Questions from Oracle Open World

Common Data Protection Questions from Oracle Open World 2018

Last week, I attended Oracle Open World in San Francisco.  Actifio had a large booth, and I was excited to meet with many Oracle users to discuss the challenges of Oracle protection and cloning.  As part of the show, I also presented in two sessions:

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Actifio Tames the Database Beast at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

We are preparing and planning for our participation next week at the 2018 Oracle OpenWorld

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Oracle DBA Challenges

5 Challenges Oracle DBAs Face Daily

If you are part of a large enterprise, chances are high that you have Oracle database servers in your production environment. If you are an Oracle DBA, you would be entrusted with ensuring that data integrity and availability is maintained all the times. That means you’d have to make sure that if there are any data corruptions/deletions you need to find a way to get back to a consistent state in order to minimize business revenue loss.

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A Checklist for every Oracle DBA

A Checklist for Every Oracle DBA

Most Fortune 1000 enterprises spend millions of dollars on infrastructure to run mission-critical Oracle databases. For any performance glitches, you put everything under a microscope: compute, storage, database queries, database layout, indexes, triggers, locks, archive log space, etc. Invariably a DBA is at the hub of the troubleshooting and root-cause analysis.

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ASM & Flash Cache – 2 Oracle DB Features that Matter

Working in IT can be both rewarding and aggravating.  Rewarding because there is nothing more exciting than creating solutions and products that make a genuine difference to peoples lives.   Equally, in IT Support, not much matches that thrill of solving problems quickly and efficiently.   I frankly have always loved that feeling of success:  It was broken... I fixed it.

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How to Not Lose Sleep When You Have 30, 50, or even 100TB Databases

While I’m not in sales, I am lucky enough to talk to enterprise IT organizations a lot in my travels – about 10 meetings or calls a week. Recently, I have been discovering more environments than ever that have 50 or 100 TB Oracle databases, 10-15-20TB Microsoft SQL Server instances, i.e. many VLDBs (a.k.a. very large databases, which has to be one of the funniest acronyms in tech after JBOD). There are some common emotional patterns across the organizations who have such environments.

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Continuous Improvement – Oracle and Actifio Application Development, Resiliency, and Cloud

Oracle OpenWorld is making its usual September splash in San Francisco and there’s more to it than appearances by Sting and Gwen Stefani. Actifio will also be appearing. As with VMworld a few weeks ago, the Oracle event prompts a pause to reflect on our mutual progress. We’ve been at it since the beginning, and it is progress that’s been warmly embraced by our customers. Let’s start with now and work backwards.

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