What's Next for Oracle Database?
By mharrist on Oct 02, 2012
Monday’s database general session featured a fictional IT group tasked with accelerating IT projects on a flat budget. Sound familiar? To show how the latest innovations in Oracle Database can help IT teams meet this common challenge, Oracle Executive Vice President Andy Mendelsohn took the stage.
Oracle database development has been focused on three areas, he said: big data, Oracle engineered systems, and cloud computing. This general session focused on new ways Oracle Database will help customers save money with cloud computing.
IT budgets are not growing as fast as what the business demands of IT, Mendelsohn said. “So customers have been trying to figure out—especially in the context of databases—how do I lower my cost of ownership and my total cost around running my databases?”
IT teams can reduce costs by improving the way they deliver key aspects of cloud computing, said Mendelsohn, such as consolidating more servers, reducing the number of separate databases, and keeping database applications isolated and unchanged. Mendelsohn introduced a new database approach from Oracle created to accomplish this.
“We've done a fundamental rearchitecture of the database to provide Oracle customers with pluggable databases,” Mendelsohn said. Pluggable databases enable customers to consolidate many databases under a single container database, allowing them to quickly deploy new databases and manage many databases as one. “The single-container database can be maintained and patched, and all the pluggable databases within it get the same maintenance and patching,” he explained.
This innovation, along with many others planned for Oracle Database, can help customers accelerate IT projects, protect enterprise data, lower IT costs, and add value to the business, Mendelsohn said.
Learn more about pluggable databases and other database features in the Oracle OpenWorld Database Track