Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

Oracle PaaS Cloud partner events

Take a look at this partner event that will discuss concepts and architecture to implement and manage Hybrid (Public/Private) Clouds utilizing Engineered Systems from Oracle.
Oracle Cloud partner workshop

Tuesday Oct 11, 2011

Oracle new public cloud offering

Big announcements at Oracle OpenWorld around the Oracle public cloud offering: Oracle Database Service: 1. Secure Separare database - no multi-tenancy 2. Multi-tenancy of database was a great idea 15 years ago! Application, Database and OS: 1. Virtualization to run your OS, database and application 2. All clouds today are virtualized! 3. Virtualization Vs. Multi-tenancy ... virtualization is the way to go

Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

Savvis DaaS Oracle RAC based offering

OpenWorld is all about cloud computing this year. Interesting announcement from Savvis regarding DaaS offering with Oracle Database: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/savvis-launches-cloud-based-database-platform-2011-10-03?siteid=nbkh

Thursday Sep 22, 2011

Oracle Database Appliance - Cloud 'in a box' for small to mid-size companies ?

Seems logical for Oracle to announce a database appliance for small to mid-size companies as Exadata was too big for these companies: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/495422 This announcement reminds me of an information week article I just read titled "Appliances: Just How Many Toasters Do You Need?'. The article discusses the need for both virtualization and specialized software/hardware appliances. Article also discusses Oracle Exadata or mainframe for large database workloads. Now there is a new 'toaster' for small and medium size database workloads.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

Oracle APEX is made for cloud computing

Either by design or coincidence APEX is an incredible fit as the product for cloud based-systems from development to deployment. From a development perspective, APEX is a cloud development platform as all development is done in a web browser. There are absolutely no development components to be installed on a client machine. All components can that are developed in APEX can be exposed as web services and be consumed by other applications running on a private, public or hybrid cloud. All the end user needs to access the application is a URL. From a deployment perspective, APEX addresses some of the biggest issues with public cloud application deployments: dynamic multi-tenant workload migration, management and provisioning. This is because the APEX security, database, metadata, and application are all contained in the Oracle Database. This means an APEX application from bits on disk, to network, to database to the application can be managed, provisioned and migrated as one workload. This type of end to end workload management, migration and provisioning can only be achieved by using virtualization. With Oracle APEX, all these capabilities are provided without the need and overhead of a virtual server. More on APEX in the cloud can be found here: http://www.jsa2.com/ http://www.jsa2.com/news/2011/6/13/new-book-migrating-to-the-cloud-oracle-client-server-moderni.html

Thursday Jun 02, 2011

Sybase as the default SAP database engine

Interesting article. The biggest issue, and it is not covered in the article, is the fact that most companies are standardizing on databases other then Sybase. So, why would they then move their SAP database engine to Sybase? http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/enterprise_apps/229700180

Friday May 20, 2011

Hadoop, Oracle and cloud computing

In a meeting today with an Oracle partner, a conversation regarding Hadoop and the role Oracle plays in this open source distributed 'database' solution. Hadoop plays a significant role in cloud computing as cloud-centric companies such as Facebook Twitter, Google and Yahoo all use Hadoop. Hadoop has several interesting facets: 1. It is a used to distributed data processing across a grid of hardware servers. 2. It is a column-based solution This means it is intended for data warehouses. 3. It is a write once, read many solution. 4. Hadoop is often created, accessed and queried using Java. A solution from Oracle that offers clustering of data (outside of a database engine) is Oracle Coherence. The interesting thing is that Oracle Coherence and Hadoop are very complimentary solutions. This is because Hadoop Java Objects can be clustered using the Oracle Coherence solution (Oracle Coherence clusters Java objects). Will Hadoop displace the Oracle Database in cloud deployments? Probably not any time soon with all the business applications that run on COTS applications built on Oracle. In addition, Hadoop's data warehouse (write once) architecture does not lend its self well to consumer to business and business to business environments where OLTP is a must.
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