Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Next Generation Optimized Directory - Oracle Unified Directory (CON9024)

With new computing technologies to transform business, is your underlying directory infrastructure ready to support mobile, cloud and social networking? How can I simplify my directory architecture but deliver high scalability, availability and performance? How to leverage directory to easily make your applications location aware and social relationship aware?  How do I migrate existing directories to OUD? How to optimize OUD performance on T5/ T4 hardware? This was one of many of highly attended conference sessions at this year's Oracle OpenWorld 2013.  If you missed this, or would like a second opportunity to see this presentation in slide form, join us by checking out "Next Generation Optimized Directory" today.

Tuesday May 08, 2012

Hardware and Software engineered to work together: Oracle Optimized System for Oracle Unified Directory

The Oracle Optimized System for Oracle Unified Directory (OOS4OUD) is a matched and tuned set of SPARC hardware and OUD software configured by the Optimized Systems Team and the Directory Team to deliver top performance.

The hardware consists of three SPARC T4-1 servers running Solaris 11 and using the integrated load balancer for redundancy and throughput.  Each T4-1 machine uses a Sun Storage 2500-M2 array connected using two fiber channel cards.

The team then tuned the Solaris OS configuration to take full advantage of the hardware and to support advanced features of the OUD software.

The resulting combination of high performance hardware, storage, next generation directory software and expert tuning is a highly scalable, redundant and secure directory platform.

You can read more on our OTN page here and on our solution page here.

Tuesday Mar 06, 2012

Cisco's Platform Approach to Identity Management

As Security Architect for Enterprise Identity and Access Management Service in Cisco Systems, Inc., Ranjan Jain knows a few things about how to get Identity Management right. After all, he has spent over 12 years in the Security industry in various roles from administrator to technical lead to domain expert and security architect.  

On March 14th, join industry veteran, Michael Neuenschwander as he hosts a live, online interview with Ranjan to discuss the drivers, challenges and merits of the Platform approach to Identity Management. Using Cisco's own implementation as the backdrop, Ranjan and Michael will discuss the roadmap to a successful Identity Platform implementation. We are hoping that Ranjan would also elaborate on his belief that "password is the necessary evil and enterprises should be proactive in reducing their password footprint".

Join us for this live, complimentary webcast:

Live: Cisco's Platform Approach to Identity Management

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern

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Sunday Sep 18, 2011

OOW Session - Manage Database, Solaris and Linux users with Oracle Directory Services

Centralizing and externalizing access control is a trend in Identity management. By centralizing the database and Unix accounts, administrators can divide and conquer with delegated administration and provide a single point of control for data and applications. The CISO and audit group get the benefit of a single point of audit and control. The overall impact to scale and security across the organization is dramatic. Instead of managing multiple instances of Unix systems or database services, administrators can now manage thousands of accounts per administrator. This is particularly urgent for Unix administrators who are still using NIS or NIS+ and need to find an alternative.

Join Mark Wilcox and I for this informative Open World 2011 presentation as we discuss how to centrally manage Oracle database user accounts and credentials, along with Oracle Solaris and Linux user accounts, using Oracle directory services. The session will be held on Thursday, 09:00 AM, Moscone West - room 3022.

For a complete list of Identity Management sessions at Open World 2011 see our Focus On  Document

Tuesday Aug 30, 2011

OOW Session A Directory for Enterprise and the Cloud

Earlier this year, Oracle launched Oracle Unified Directory (OUD). OUD is the next generation directory server aimed at providing the scale and performance needed to build mobile applications and cloud applications. In general the landscape for directory services is changing. If you are creating applications that require high scale authentication you won't want to miss this session on Tuesday October 4th at 4pm in Moscone West.

  • Increased demand for write operations - Today mobile applications are storing more personalization data and more location data. This is driving a greater demand for write operations. Approximately 40% of the operations are writes as opposed to 10 years ago when the write operations to the directory were approximately 20-30%. OUD provides 3x the performance on read operations when compared to ODSEE.
  • Increased speed of read operations - despite the increase in demand for write operations, the need for high speed read operations has not diminished. OUD provides a 5x performance enhancement on write operations.
    • Oracle Unified directory is part of the Oracle Directory Services Suite Plus and is an interoperable and integrated part of the directory services suite. For a full schedule of Identity Management sessions see the Identity focus onYou can view the launch webcast on demand.


Oracle Identity Management is a complete and integrated next-generation identity management platform that provides breakthrough scalability; enables organizations to achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates; secures sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on-premise or in a cloud; and reduces operational costs. Oracle Identity Management enables secure user access to resources anytime on any device.


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