Enhance the security of your website with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Web Application Firewall

Oracle recently introduced a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to further enhance and secure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offerings. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure WAF is based on Oracle Zenedge and Oracle Dyn technologies. It inspects all traffic destined to your web application origin and identifies and blocks all malicious traffic. The WAF offers the following tools, which can be used on any website, regardless of where it is being hosted:

  • Origin management
  • Bot management
  • Access control
  • Over 250 robust protection rules that include the OWASP rulesets to protect against SQL injection, cross-site scripting, HTML injection, and more

In this post, I configure a set of access control WAF policies to a website. Access control defines explicit actions for requests that meet conditions based on URI, request headers, client IP address, or countries and regions.

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Autoscaling in Oracle Cloud and OKE (Oracle Container Engine) as load generator

I just came across this great article by Ali Mukadam to autoscale OCI instances based on Instance Configuration, Instance Pools and defining auto-scale policies. Finally, using Kubernetes (OKE) to generate load.

Don’t miss out this great read:

https://medium.com/oracledevs/autoscaling-in-oracle-cloud-and-oke-oracle-container-engine-as-load-generator-2e9ccb44b44

Setup Autonomous DB Monitoring in OMC

In this post I will show you how you can setup Autonomous DB monitoring in Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) in under 5 minutes. Continue reading “Setup Autonomous DB Monitoring in OMC”

Why Would you Monitor an Autonomous Database?

You probably heard that Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) leverages machine learning to automate with traditional infrastructure related database administration tasks such as security, backups and patching.

No matter how well designed your database infrastructure is, performance and issues relating application or external components which make up the application ecosystem can still have an impact on end user response time or availability. Continue reading “Why Would you Monitor an Autonomous Database?”

An automated approach to provisioning the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes

I was reflecting recently on how IT tools and productivity aids often allow us to make a mess real quickly. There is often some underlying basics that need to be considered before using the productivity tool in order to get a sustainable outcome. As the old adage goes … A fool with a tool is still a fool !

I just read a great blog posted by my colleague Ali Mukadam. He has been spending some time exploring a number of interesting technologies including the Oracle Container Engine. For those unaware, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) is a fully-managed, scalable, and highly available service that you can use to deploy your containerized applications to the cloud. I have played with this a little and as a technology geek I really love it.

Oracle does provides a Quick create option to help you get to function quickly, however often you will need to consider the wider IT landscape, such as where does this service fit into my overall network topology in order to assess how you want to lay out your network etc. To that end Ali has developed a toolkit to automate the provisioning of OKE on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

You can check out his blog post here …. One does not simply deploy Kubernetes to the cloud .

Oracle Service Cloud to Eloqua – Bulk Opportunity Import using Service Cloud ROQL and OIC

I have already blogged two different integration pattern between Service Cloud to Eloqua.

This first integration pattern was using Standard Object e.g. Contact object, documented in this blog

The second integration pattern was using Custom Object e.g. Degree Object, documented in this blog.

Now, in this current blog, I am going to cover another integration pattern where bulk data can be imported from Service Cloud to Eloqua using Service Cloud ROQL statement.

In both my previous blogs, data was getting exchanged real time but one transaction at a time, but in this blog data will be transmitted from Service Cloud to Eloqua in bulk for Opportunity Business Object.

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Oracle Service Cloud to Eloqua Custom Object Replication using OIC

In my previous blog I have focused on how Standard Business Object e.g. Contact can be replicated from Service Cloud to Eloqua.

Now, in this blog focused will be, how Custom Object can be replicated from Service Cloud to Eloqua.

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