20 minutes | May 20th 2015

LMT Episode 07 - Interview with Ann Sjokvist

This is the first in a series of interviews with prominent experts in the Oracle world. For me Oracle Database is just the Database – “Crème de la Crème”. The Standard Edition Database is like a Rolls-Royce or Maserati Ghibli without the air-condition. This database edition is still a “wow”. The Maserati I do not yet have, but the Oracle Standard Edition (=SE) Database I know how to “drive”. Ann Sjokvist In this interview, Ann shares her vast experience of using Oracle Standard edition over the years. Ann shows that with some creativity the shortfalls in not being able to use the enterprise options can be overcome. Ann sees Oracle Standard edition as a very viable option that should be considered by large and small enterprises alike. Unless the customer really needs Advanced Security most other requirements can be handled through additional scripting or the use of third-party tools. The price of Oracle Standard Edition plus the potential cost of additional people hours and third party tools still provides excellent value for customers. Ann also shares some useful tools and sources: Carlos Sierra. EDB360 provides a number of reports giving a 360-degree view of an Oracle Database Toad for Oracle Database admin and development tool DBVisit – replication and standby solutions Tanal Poder’s Snapper, provides superb trouble shooting scripts.