Architecture and installation is a critical point in a system’s lifecycle. Many permanent or hard-to-change configuration options are set at installation time. Those options may be the difference between a stable and unstable system or an easy-to-manage and a difficult system. Blue Gecko DBAs focus on the business and IT requirements and budget before making installation recommendations. Because we manage literally hundreds of databases and thousands of servers, we have a broad perspective of architecture possibilities that keep long-term system stability and manageability in mind.
Blue Gecko DBAs have managed large-scale systems and data center installations with hundreds of databases that can stand very little downtime for patching and maintenance. Running the Oracle Installer manually is fine, but if you need a patch applied quickly and consistently, automation is the key. We can implement maintenance techniques that will reduce system downtime from hours to minutes, all while improving the reliability and consistency of the outcome.
We also help customers pro-actively plan patching and upgrade efforts. Sometimes the latest and greatest is not the right way to go; sometimes security patches don’t apply to the current technology stack. Our admins can evaluate patching and upgrades to make sure they meet your business needs before spending a lot of time applying something our clients don’t need.