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Oracle Maximum Security Architecture presents the following Database Security Controls that are classified into four main categories:

(1) Prevent
- Strong Authentication
- Network Encryption
- Data Redaction
- Centrally Managed Users
- Database Vault
- Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
- Oracle Key Value
- Data Masking and Subsetting
- Database Firewall

(2) Detect
- Audit Vault
- Database Firewall

(3) Assess
- Privilege Analysis
- Assess Overall Security
- Identify Users and their Entitlements
- Discover Sensitive Data

(4) Data-driven Security
- Virtual Private Database
- Label Security
- Real Application Security

Thanks to Sean Cahill for his nice article:
“Oracle’s Maximum Security Architecture for Database Security”

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Using a bastion or jump server has been a common way to allow access to secure compute instances in private subnets. That approach is implemented by some IaaS providers like Oracle.

However, using bastion hosts is not the best practice from the security point of view

Recently, the big three cloud providers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, have all released services that provide an alternative solution for Leaving Bastion Hosts Behind!

For example, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently released two new features that allow us to connect securely to private infrastructure without the need for a bastion host. …

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As a Cloud Solution Architect who has interest in Multi-Cloud Solutions, currently, I am interested in Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is one of the leader cloud providers in the world.

AWS Community Day events are community-led conferences where event logistics and content is planned, sourced, and delivered by community leaders. They feature technical discussions, workshops, and hands-on labs led by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. Community Day events deliver a peer-to-peer learning experience, providing developers with a venue for them to acquire AWS knowledge in their preferred way: from one another. …

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Database Migration Solution Playbook is a step-by-step guide that aims to help make database migrations faster and easier and achieve.

In this article, I mention five important database migration playbooks provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, I state nine migration solution playbooks provided by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Database Migration Playbooks are a series of guides focused on best practices for creating successful heterogeneous database migration blueprints. AWS provide the following five Migration playbooks and step-by-step guides:

  • Migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL
  • Migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL
  • Migrate from Oracle to Amazon Aurora…

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AWS can host Oracle APEX!

Oracle APEX is the Oracle’s choice for building enterprise apps 20x faster with 100x less code, than building with JavaScript.

AWS is the leader and the top of all cloud services provider. AWS can host your APEX 20.1 on Amazon RDS. For more information, please check the following link

However, , to the best of my knowledge, Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) has great power of AI and ML. In the other hand, AWS does not have a product like ADB. That’s why I would prefer using Oracle ADB with APEX.

It worth to mention that AWS has an IDE used to build ML models called Amazon SageMaker. You could use Data from an Amazon RDS Database to Create an Amazon ML Datasource…

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Each Cloud Solution Architect would need to know about the best practices and recommended design patterns for a cloud solution he/she is architecting.

That’s why I would like to share the following architecture centers published by the giant cloud providers:

In addition, I would like to thank Mahesh Chand for his nice article:
Top 10 Cloud Providers in 2020



Mahmoud Rabie

Cloud Solution Architect and Technical Consultant who has over 20y experience in analysis, design, development and delivery of on-premise and cloud solutions.

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