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Oracle OpenWorld 2012: BIG-IP ASM and Oracle Database Firewall Integration

I meet with F5 Business Development Solution Architect, Chris Akker to show the BIG-IP ASM integration with Oracle's Database Firewall. A layered, defense-in-depth approach along with the contextual information needed for digital forensic... Read more
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The Challenges of SQL Load Balancing

#infosec #iam load balancing databases is fraught with many operational and business challenges. While cloud computing has brought to the forefront of our attention the ability to scale through duplication, i.e. horizontal scaling or “scale... Read more
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F5 Friday: Load Balancing MySQL with F5 BIG-IP

Scaling MySQL just got a whole lot easier  load balancing MySQL – any database, really – is not a trivial task. Generally speaking one does not simply round robin your way through a cluster of MySQL databases as a means to achieve... Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld 2011: BIG-IP ASM & Oracle Database Firewall

I visit again with Chris Akker, F5 Solution Architect to learn more about the BIG-IP ASM and Oracle Database Firewall integration. Demo included. Secure and protect both the web and database tiers. ps Related: Oracle OpenWorld 2011 -... Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld 2011: BIG-IP WANOp & Oracle GoldenGate

I find F5 Solution Architect Chris Akker to discuss F5's WAN OP Manager and how it helps accelerate Oracle GoldenGate Software. ps Technorati Tags: F5, oracle openworld, integration, Pete Silva, security, business, goldengate, technology,... Read more
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Databases in the Cloud Revisited

A few of us were talking on Facebook about high speed rail (HSR) and where/when it makes sense the other day, and I finally said that it almost never does. Trains lost out to automobiles precisely because they are rigid and inflexible, whil... Read more
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Defense in Depth in Context

In the days of yore, a military technique called Defense-in-Depth was used to protect kingdoms, castles, and other locations where you might be vulnerable to attack. It's a layered defense strategy where the attacker would have to breach... Read more
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What Do Database Connectivity Standards and the Pirate’s Code Have in Common?

A: They’re both more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules.   An almost irrefutable fact of application design today is the need for a database, or at a minimum a data store – i.e. a place to store the data generated and... Read more
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The Golden Age of Data Mobility?

I was working for a mid-sized enterprise as an IT manager, a project that was on the cutting edge of technology at the time, and because it was on the cutting edge, we were using a whole slew of different embedded applications and their masters t... Read more
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The Database Tier is Not Elastic

It is the database tier and its unique characteristics that ultimate determine where an application will be deployed. cloud computing is mostly about “elasticity.” The extraction and contraction of resources based on demand. It is the... Read more
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F5 Friday: THE Database Gets Some Love

The database has long been the black sheep of application infrastructure; oft dismissed with a casual hand-wave in discussions involving acceleration and scalability. Finally, the database gets some much deserved application delivery love. ... Read more
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Sessions, Sessions Everywhere

If you’re replicating session state across application servers you probably need to rethink your strategy. There’s other options – more efficient options – than wasting RAM and, ultimately, money.   Although the discussion of Oracle’s... Read more
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Oracle OpenWorld2010 - F5 Oracle Application Ready Solutions

I visit with one of my favorite F5 Solutions Engineer, Chris Akker as he whiteboards some of the F5 Application Ready Solutions for Oracle. Read more
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CloudFucius’ Road Trip: Oracle Open World

You might not know (not that you really care) that I moved recently.  I used to live in San Jose and visiting Moscone for the variety of technology shows held there was an easy drive up the 280 and a nightmare on the 101.  Now that ... Read more
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CloudFucius’ Road Trip: Oracle Open World

You might not know (not that you really care) that I moved recently.  I used to live in San Jose and visiting Moscone for the variety of technology shows held there was an easy drive up the 280 and a nightmare on the 101.  Now that ... Read more
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Oracle RMAN Replication with F5's BIG-IP WOM

In this side by side demo, you will see an Oracle database duplicated using the RMAN process, both with and without Wan acceleration from F5. How to accelerate Oracle Recovery Manager database duplication using F5's Wan Optimization technology. Read more
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Cloud Database – Are you prepared?

The ongoing saga of everything cloud is entertaining, if nothing else. I have a couple of areas of interest that aren’t really burning up the electrons, one of them is cloud databases. Let’s face it, while “the cloud” is interesting in an... Read more
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Oracle Data Guard sync over the WAN with F5 BIG-IP

While at Interop 2010 this week, we shot some videos and in this one, learn how F5's WAN Optimization can enhance Oracle's Data Guard solution. I talk with Chris Akker, Solution Engineer, about the challenges of real-time database sync and... Read more
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Why Is Reusable Code So Hard to Secure?

Being an efficient developer often means abstracting functionality such that a single function can be applied to a variety of uses across an application. Even as this decreases risk of errors, time to develop, and the attack surface necessary to... Read more
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Cloud Computing: Will data integration be its Achilles Heel?

Wesley:  Now, there may be problems once our app is in the cloud. Inigo:  I'll say.  How do I find the data?  Once I do, how do I integrate it with the other apps?  Once I integrate it, how do I replicate it?If... Read more
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Cloud Computing: Application session management in a dynamic environment

Deploying applications in a cloud computing environment, whether private or public, requires a bit of proactive thinking on the ramifications of a dynamic, on-demand environment, particularly when considering the impact on application session... Read more
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Cloud Computing: What's stopping service-oriented clouds?

Whenever there is a shift in architectural thinking about technology, such as is happening right now with cloud computing and virtualization, we start thinking forward, past the now, and into the future about how that technology might be... Read more
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