October 20th, 2015
Oracle has always offered a database option for small to medium sized businesses with Oracle Database Standard. When compared to Oracle Enterprise, the cost savings alone, made it the obvious choice for its targeted users.
However, Oracle continues to upgrade and develop new software and databases to meet the changing needs of customers. Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 is part of that change.
Oracle says that Standard Edition 2 is:
- An affordable, full-featured database
- Built for ease of use, power, and performance
- Available on servers supporting a maximum of two sockets
- Optimized for small business
Comparing Standard Edition 2 and Enterprise Edition
When deciding which option may best fit your business, it’s important to understand the differences between Oracle’s two types of databases.
Standard Edition 2
This version was specifically created for small businesses. It is scalable as your business grows. However, you should be aware of possible licensing requirements when changing from one version to another.
As mentioned above, affordability is a hallmark of this version. Prices range from $700 to $17,500. Though it has a maximum support of two sockets, this is typically a good option for small to medium sized businesses.
For those businesses needing greater scalability, Enterprise Edition will be the better choice. This version is available on single and clustered servers. There is no socket limitation.
Cost will be a consideration with this version as prices range from $4,750 to $47,500. Before choosing this option, you will want to discuss your business needs with Oracle professionals. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
As Oracle moves forward with Standard 2, customers may have questions about migrating from their old edition to the new. Oracle says they expect this to be a seamless process. Though, as with any new database, delays or challenges may arise. It is important to fully understand the transition, and how it will affect your business before the migration actually occurs.
We at LSG Solutions look forward to speaking with you and working with you through this change. Please contact us with any questions or simply to discuss options.
October 6th, 2015
Over the past few years, we have continued to update Oklahoma’s Sex Offender Registry. We have worked to ensure the system is current and easy to access. We believe it not only keeps the community informed, but also provides people peace of mind.
One of the features we’re particularly proud of is the email alerts. Users can go to Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry, and sign up to be alerted when a sex offender registers their residence address in the radius of your specified address.
For example, you could enter your home address and set the radius for one mile. After entering an email address for the alerts to be sent to, you will receive notification if a sex offender registers an address in that radius. We recommend you register your children’s school too.
The feature also allows you to set multiple physical addresses for one email address. So, you may want alerts for a radius around your home, family member’s home or other location you frequent.
Benefits of the Alert
The alert feature allows you to receive notification in real time. As soon as an offender registers an address and a law enforcement agency adds it to the registry, the system automatically sends out alerts if the address is within the radius of a location you selected.
The ease of use is another benefit of the feature. You simply enter a physical address, a radius of 1, 3 or 5 miles, your email, and first and last name. There are no passwords to set up or remember. You simply need your email address to maintain your monitored locations.
Finally, when you are notified by email of an alert in your selected area, a link is sent with the email. You simply click on the link and are taken to the system. From there, you can search and learn more about the offender.
At LSG Solutions, we are committed to the continued development and improvement of the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry. We believe a registry with current, easy-to-find information is essential in keeping the community informed. We believe this feature will benefit law enforcement agencies and communities alike.