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  • Cloud Customers Need to Secure Their Own Data

    Jan 31, 2020

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The key takeaway is that if you have your data in any cloud service, you must be as rigorous in securing that data as if it were in your own data center—and in some cases even more so.

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  • The Cloud Does Not Exist!

    Jul 21, 2017

    Reading Time: 4 minutes “Lets Move to The Cloud!” We often hear people talk about moving their business or their data center or their software to “The Cloud“.  For many, this concept seems confusing and vague. That’s because The Cloud does not exist! There is no “The Cloud”. In reality, there are many clouds. And therefore we can’t  just decide to move to “The Cloud”. Instead, there are many clouds with services being offered by many vendors. A cloud at its…..

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  • 4 Key Use Cases for Oracle’s Multitenant Architecture

    Mar 19, 2015

    Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re thinking of moving to Oracle Database 12c, “the first database designed for the cloud,” one of the most compelling reasons could be the Oracle Multitenant option. In this revolutionary new architecture, you can “plug” many Oracle databases into a single container database—no application changes required. Let’s quickly head off any potential confusion around the term “multitenant.” That word has been used for awhile in relation to sharing data elements (records) across databases, especially…..

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  • 5 Reasons Not to Put Your Oracle Databases in the Cloud

    Feb 13, 2015

    Reading Time: 3 minutes As I blogged about recently, Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is an important option for many Oracle database customers. But “data in the cloud” is not right for every business, and there are important issues to be aware of as you consider how or if to leverage DBaaS. Following are five concerns that might limit your use of DBaaS. This is not an exhaustive list, but it covers the most critical areas: One: Security constraints Your data is…..

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  • Database Security Issues in the Cloud, Part 2: Regulatory Compliance

    Aug 26, 2011

    Reading Time: 2 minutes As the number of databases moving to public, private and hybrid cloud computing infrastructure increases, security concerns are a significant and growing problem. Organizations will do well to scrutinize the security practices of cloud providers and other third parties that store their data. But wherever databases are running, responsibility for the security and integrity of data ultimately rests with the organization that owns the data – even when it resides with a service provider. As…..

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  • Database Security Issues in the Cloud: Part 1

    Mar 17, 2011

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The benefits of cloud computing, including reduced IT ownership and operating costs and improved resource utilization, are just too good for many organizations to pass up. More and more businesses of all sizes are moving a wide range of applications to cloud environments. But database security concerns remain a significant barrier to cloud adoption. When your applications are running on a cloud provider’s infrastructure, the provider is responsible for ensuring that its operations, facilities, network,…..

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