Posts from ‘May, 2009’

Setting up a load-balanced Oracle Weblogic cluster in Amazon EC2

Oracle recently made available a set of AMI images suitable for use with the Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform. I found the two images (32-bit and 64-bit) that contain Weblogic (along with Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and JRockit) the most interesting of the lot. This article will explain how to set up a basic two-node [...]

Thoughts on Cloud Computing and Conference and Expo Europe

Having just got back from the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo Europe held in Prague this week, I thought I’d share my impressions of the event. The higlhights of the conference for me were: GoodData have built a Business Intelligence solution on top of the cloud. It’s a Software-as-a-Service product that they can deploy with [...]

The Server Labs open sources their Maven utPLSQL plugin

Following on from my post the other day, I’m very happy to announce that we have released the source code for our Maven utPLSQL plugin under an Apache 2.0 license. The code (and downloads for the latest version of the plugin) is published on the Google Code website and is available from the following URL: [...]

Configuring Oracle ASM On Amazon EC2

As part of the work we did for running Astrometric Processing on Amazon EC2, we needed to configure an instance of Oracle Enterprise 11g using ASM (Automated Storage Management) The steps in this post are based on the Oracle supplied AMI ami-7ecb2f17 which includes Oracle 11g 11.06 Enterprise Edition 64bit. You can use the EC2 [...]

Continuous Integration with Oracle PL/SQL, utPLSQL and Hudson

PL/SQL is not exactly the coolest technology around these days but many businesses rely on it for their day-to-day operation. The fact that it is relatively old and does not mean that you cannot apply Extreme Programming(XP) practices to PL/SQL development. A few years ago, Steven Feuerstein developed utPLSQL, a unit testing framework for PL/SQL, [...]