Oracle Engineered Systems

10 August 2017

This Job Site Really Needs Help!

Written by Mary Lynn Backstrom, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-BA – Implementation Specialist

Addressing Primavera System and Connectivity Issues

Over the last few years I have worked with many clients on turnaround projects in remote trailers on job sites that didn't have great connectivity. Now I am no techy, so I cannot pinpoint what causes the problem, but I know there is a problem when the coffee maker is the busiest place in the trailer. Now I am talking trailer coffee here folks, that stuff is gut rot at the best of times. If the planning team is hanging around, it is because they have been kicked out of Primavera P6 again!


Primavera P6 Connectivity


In the current economy the mere suggestion of financial spends to address system issues are something that will elicit gasps, face palms and shocked facial expressions, let alone a few choice words. But during one of these “extended coffee breaks” I did some number crunching out of curiosity on what the downtime costs really were.

23 November 2015

How The Oracle Database Appliance Can Help Your Company Work Better

Written by Paul Jardin - VP of Technology

The ODA Supports Application Workloads Through Virtualization

The Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is a powerful and affordable solution for any company that is interested in taking advantage of an engineered system, aimed at providing the best performance for an Oracle database. The Oracle database can run in a “bare metal” configuration, or it can run in a virtualized mode.

30 September 2015

Hardware Failure Results in Zero Downtime When Running Emerald’s Primavera In-A-Box

Written by Paul Jardin - VP of Technology

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I woke up with little stress or angst the other day despite the fact that I knew we were replacing a memory module on Emerald’s Primavera-in-a-Box solution that was running production workloads for a client in the energy industry.

31 August 2015

Deployment and Data Provisioning Time Drastically Minimized Thanks to the ODA and OAKCLI

Upgrading from Oracle 11g to 12C took approximately an hour with the Oracle Database Appliance

The Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is part of Oracle’s flagship Engineered Systems that are designed to optimize the entire hardware and software technology stack to deliver extreme performance, reliability and high availability. Now while there are many advantages, we want to highlight how much this system reduces deployment and database provisioning time down to a few hours compared to the multiple weeks it would take using traditional legacy systems. 


11 August 2014

Oracle ODA and ZFS Storage Appliance Join Forces For Data Safety

Part 2 of Emerald's ODA Adventures

In our last update we discussed the installation of the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA). Today I am writing to share an update on our latest project milestone, the connection of the ODA to the ZFS storage appliance.

12 June 2014

Oracle ODA and ZFS Appliance Rack and Stack

Written by Dan MacMillan - Integration Specialist


We are just at the beginning of a project to migrate our client's Primavera databases and applications onto multiple Oracle Database Appliance X4-2s (ODAs) and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3-2s (ZSAs) in multiple datacenters, implementing the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture to ensure the highest standard of availability is maintained.  They have had issues in the past with their system becoming unavailable during a turnaround and they have acquired these appliances and contracted Emerald Associates to ensure that experience is not repeated.