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Initiation to Containers for Database Pros (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Docker)

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Containers have been embraced by the developer community, but acceptance and adoption by DBAs is more… tepid. That’s understandable–why would anyone want a database that’s stateless and immutable?! I started using Docker under duress and had no idea what I was doing. Since then, I’ve learned that Docker elegantly addresses many situations faced by DBAs, including:
– Rapidly provisioning test and development environments
– Interacting with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure databases (including ATP and ADW)
– Preparing environments for performance testing
– Building Gold images
– Exploring new technologies and features
– Discovering and confirming bugs
– Preparing for certification exams

This session is a crash course in Docker covering the terminology, concepts, skills, and practical examples needed to begin using containers to support databases.

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