• OCI command line setup and some interesting features

    This article shows how to install and configure OCI command line under Linux OS. It also covers some features that may ease your life when using the tool like: profiles, output filtering, generating and reusing templates for creating objects in the cloud. Install. The “new” OCI command line tool is actually a next version of formerly bmcs. It is now called simply oci. The installation process is fully automated you just need to run the following command under the user you plan to use it.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure NVMe SSD vs AWS local storage. Broader test.

    In this blog we compared Oracle Cloud Infrastructure baremetal local NVMe SSD with AWS instance NVMe store on MemSQL use case. MemSQL load mostly concerned about concurrent writes, and relatively large reads. Thins blog will do broader test, covering most performance aspects of SSD. Will use Cloud Harmony Block storage project for benchmarking. In my opinion it is one of the most comprehensive benchmarking suites for SSD. It replicates the SNIA Solid State Storage (SSS) Performance Test Specification (PTS) Enterprise v1.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure vs AWS. NVMe SSD test for MemSQL use case - 2

    One of the big use cases for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) formerly known as Baremetal Cloud is noSQL and newSQL. Oracle says what big advantage on storage layer would be PCIe based NVMe SSD with super low latency. And elimination of virtualization layer would let it shine at full. While MemSQL row store is in-memory, it’s columnar store persists on disk. When look from filesystem level, columnar store data consists of a lot of small files.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure vs AWS. NVMe SSD test for MemSQL use case.

    One of the big use cases for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) formerly known as Baremetal Cloud is noSQL and newSQL. Oracle states what big advantage on storage layer would be PCIe based NVMe SSD with super low latency. And elimination of virtualization layer would let it shine at full. While MemSQL row store is in-memory, it’s columnar store persists on disk. When look from filesystem level, columnar store data consists of a lot of small files.
  • Install oracle bmcs (oraclebmc-cli)

    Here is a quick example how to install Oracle Braremetal cloud cli on MacOS or Linux. Please note what oracle just renamed Braremetal cloud to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) First thing first - python. I recommend to start with Python 3.6 or later. Oracle says python 2 is also supported, but when I tried bmcs installed on 2.7.13, I got error: $ bmcs compute image list --compartment-id ocid1.compartment.oc1..aaaaaaaaforqbvs3vdq2a73tfkih4ntll35dobofj4q2qjjk27l5p5gh3xna SSLError: ("bad handshake: SysCallError(54, 'Connection reset by peer')",) Which links to a problem what old python uses TLS 1.