History Since December 2015, Oracle released Oracle Standard Edition 2 (SE2), replacing the previous Standard Edition (SE) and Standard Edition One (SE1) releases. Customers on versions before 184.108.40.206 (running Standard Edition or Standard Edition One (SE1)), and who want to upgrade to a more recent version, will have to switch to Standard Edition Two (SE2)….
Within the Oracle Partner Network, Monin is Oracle Platinum Partner and Oracle Cloud MSP (Managed Service Provider). Those partnerships ensure our experts always have in-depth knowledge as well as technical expertise of the Oracle products supported (Oracle RDBMS, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, MySQL, etc…) and the Oracle Public Cloud solutions.
Besides that, as part of the Cronos group, Monin can rely on the Microsoft Gold Partnership for the Microsoft SQL Server solutions delivered. This level of partnership provides access to a broad package of advantages at Microsoft to keep our experts on the cutting edge of their field.
Thanks to the partnership with InterSystems, customers can also rely on Monin for advice, installation & migration, management and support of the InterSystems IRIS data platform and InterSystems Caché.
In Norse mythology, Muninn (pronounced “MOO-nin”) and Huginn (pronounced “HOO-gin”) are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring information to the god Odin. Huginn is old Norse for “thought”, Muninn is old Norse for “Memory”. From the perspective of Odin:
Hugin and Munin
Fly every day
Over all the world;
I worry for Hugin
That he might not return,
But I worry more for Munin.
Monin is derived from the pronunciation for Muninn.
As a solution driven database partner, Monin delivers innovative technology independent products and services to ensure an optimal and maximal availability of a customers’ databases.
Our database experts will always provide the best suitable solution, with respect for a customers’ expectations and possibilities. Our flexible attitude ensures an outstanding collaboration and quality.
The god Odin absolutely does not want to lose Munin, his memory. Our customers’ memory are their databases, storing all necessary data to do business.
Our goal is to become the trusted database partner for our customers which guarantees the best solutions for data(base) availability so their business can fly high each day, just like the raven Munin.
Zombieload, RIDL & Fallout and Store-to-Leak Forwarding vulnerabilities for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Microsoft Windows (collectively referred to as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (mds))
Again 4 new execution side-channel vulnerabilities were disclosed by Intel on May 14th. Each of them has its own name but collectively they are referred as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (mds): CVE-2019-11091: Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM): part of RIDL CVE-2018-12126: Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS): part of Fallout CVE-2018-12127: Microarchitectural Load Port Data…
From 2008 onwards, Microsoft appears every two years with a new version of SQL Server. A new version means new functions, a better security model, a more efficient database engine, etc. For example, you can, unlike previous versions, install SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Docker. Since there are many changes in the SQL landscape,…
Last update: March 15th 2019 The last few months, there was a lot to do about Java and the fact that future usage would only be allowed via subscription. But what is it all about? And do you really need to buy a subscription for Java? A bit of history From the beginning of Java,…
Within Microsoft SQL Server databases, some fixed server-level roles are defined, providing a certain level of access and functionality. The role with the highest access and functionality is the SYSADMIN role. Only privileged users or administrators within the company are granted this role. Eddy Van Heghe, one of our experienced Microsoft SQL DBA’s, discovered a…
After the Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities (see https://monin-it.be/2018/01/17/meltdown-spectre-solution-linux-windows/) at the beginning of 2018, Intel now tackled 3 applications of another big vulnerability in their microcode: the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerabilities. All three applications of L1TF are speculative execution side channel cache timing vulnerabilities: CVE-2018-3615: Affecting Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX): CVSS score 7.9/10 CVE-2018-3620:…
Oracle just released a security alert and is urging users to patch their oracle database installations to plug a critical security issue (this one even got CVSS score 9.9/10, which is really high and shows the importance to patch). The vulnerability can result in complete compromise of the Oracle Database and shell access to the…
Will Oracle Database links really stop working after April 2019 (or June 2019)? What needs to be done?
UPDATED November 2018 On February 15th 2018 Oracle published note 2361478.1 (“Oracle Databases Need to be Patched to a Minimum Patchset/PSU/RU level before April 2019”), stating that database versions prior to 220.127.116.11 (except for 18.104.22.168) will need additional patching in order to be able to use database links after April 2019. This caused some confusion…
FINALLY! How to solve the Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities on Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Microsoft Windows
IMPORTANT UPDATE (January 31st 2018): both hardware and software vendors released patches for the Metldown and Spectre vulnerabilities. However, after a while they all found out the performance impact was bigger than expected. In some cases the patched systems even started to reboot unexpectedly from time to time. That’s why most vendors ask to wait…
Oracle 18 to be released in 2018, let’s skip versions 13,14,15,16 and 17, those are thrown away just like PSU’s and Proactive Patch Bundles.
Since the early days Oracle started to work with versions identified by sequential numbers: 2, 3, etc… until version 12c now. Each version has several releases, containing new features and bug fixes (like 12c Release 1 and 12c Release 2). Both versions and releases come available when Oracle thinks they’re stable and reliable for production…