A redo of the solutions
By ambreesh on Sep 08, 2011
My entire org migrated to another part of Oracle. We now are in Oracle's Industry Business Unit, specifically the Financial Services IBU. As a part of this move, some of the solutions have changed names and some have more meat to them.
The LSDM solution that I wrote about in the last blog is now called the "Financial Services Data Management" solution, and in addition to Reference Data and Risk Analytics, we are now also focusing on Data Warehousing (Capital Markets buyside, Banking and Insurance). The Banking data warehouse is the Oracle's Financial Services Data Warehouse stack, and the Insurance DW is Oracle's Insurance Insight Data Warehouse stack.
The next solution I want to talk about is the "Extreme Java Trading Platform", based on the Exalogic product. Exalogic was the second engineered machine to be built at Oracle after the Sun acquisition, and it is focused on the Java applications market. While it is generally positioned as the best machine to run Weblogic applications on, my team is aiming it at the Capital Markets industry. We know a large portion of this market writes applications in Java, north of 80%. We know these applications are latency sensitive. So we have built a platform where Java applications that are chatty, will run faster. We are looking to expose the innards of the Infiniband network that is the backplane of the Exalogic (and data) machines, to the Java applications. In phase 1 we will do this via Coherence. In phase 2, likely natively so the programmers can write RDMA in Java. Some announcements coming up at OOW about this.
Talking about OOW, the other exciting announcement will be about a new SPARC CPU and an engineered machine built around it. The T4 is in beta test at the moment, clocking at around 2.9GHz with 8 cores and 8 threads/core. We in the FS IBU are starting benchmarks of some key FSI applications on this CPU, and are eagerly awaiting the engineered machine. Stay tuned for more on this.