Early this year, I wrote a blog to let you know that Oracle Database RAC was available on Docker. However, in that blog, I described several manual steps required to rebuild the image before you could start using the RAC database.
I’m now delighted to announce that you can simply download an Oracle Database RAC Docker image (under database) from the container registry. Furthermore, the image has a pre-installed / pre-built image—making it easier to have a RAC database for your demos, development or test environments.
Update to this post: Starting December 2021, Oracle Database 21c (21.3) comes with full production support for Oracle RAC on Docker! You can get more details on exactly what RAC images are supported for production databases on the Oracle MAA blog.
I began my love affair with Docker a year ago when @GeraldVenzl got me started with my very first 12.2 Multitenant container database on Docker and I have to say I absolutely love the convenience of having an Oracle Database directly on my MAC for demos and building test cases to help answer AskTOM questions.
Then about six months ago I got an opportunity to beta test RAC on Docker when I needed a two-node RAC cluster for a blog post on controlling where data is populated into In-Memory on a RAC cluster.
Now you have an opportunity to try RAC on Docker for yourself, as Oracle has just released Docker build files to create an Oracle RAC Database Docker image on Github.
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Over the last month or so I’ve been on the road presenting at different user group conferences and meeting with customers. I’ve gotten a number of requests via blog comments to share the slides for the sessions I presented.
One of the most requested sessions is actually one I delivered, as a joint session with @GeraldVenzl, called Oracle Database 12c and DevOps.
In this session Gerald takes on the role of the lead developer on a project to deploy a RESTful web-based application, while I play the role of the DBA. Through the course of the session, we learn to work together to find a solution that will allow our (fictitious) company to embrace a more agile development approach, as well as the latest technology trends without exposing the business to painful availability or security vulnerabilities.
Although the slides don’t do our witty repartee justice , hopefully they will inspire you to try out some of the technologies we describe in the session!
Below is the other session that I got a lot of requests for was the keynote session I gave at this year’s Georgia Oracle Users Group Tech Days 2017 , “What to expect from Oracle Database 12c”.
Last week at Dockercon, Oracle announced that the Oracle Database is now available alongside other Oracle products the on Docker Store.
Given how much folks here in Silicon Valley (including my better half) rave about how easy and great Docker is, I thought I would try it out and share with you exactly how I did.
Since I was a Docker virgin, the first thing I had to do was download and install Docker. Then, a quick trip to the Docker Store followed by a double click, and I was up and running!
Next, I needed to get the new Oracle Database container. Again, you have two options here:
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