Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

MetLife Saves With Active Data Guard and Advanced Compression

MetLife, a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefits, has been an Oracle customer and user for many years, and uses Oracle technology for many of its mission-critical applications. On top of the Oracle Database, they deployed business applications from Oracle such as PeopleSoft, Enterprise Performance Management solutions, and OBIEE.
For failover scenarios, MetLife deployed Oracle Data Guard a while back, and soon realized that with new capabilities introduced with Oracle Active Data Guard, internal global reporting functionality can easily be improved by generating reports from the open, and otherwise idle, standby database.
To increase internal resource utilization even more, MetLife made the decision to use Oracle Advanced Compression, that reduced disk space considerably for archiving requirements and production systems alike. In production environments, the savings were even multiplied as it also reduced the amount of data that gets shipped over the wire to, and stored at, every standby database.

Watch Margaret Maglione, Director of Oracle Implementation, explain how her team realized just that:

In addition, learn from Asha Santosh, Lead DBA in the Oracle Implementation Team at MetLife, how she and her team achieved all this:

Friday Feb 15, 2013

Live Webcast: Top Data Warehousing Trends for 2013

Date: February 19, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET


Join the Panel of IT Experts as They Discuss What to Expect in 2013

It’s time to look at the data warehousing trends, solutions, and technologies that will be at the top of every CIO’s to-do list in 2013.

Join us for this live Webcast, “Data Warehousing Trends for 2013.” Our panel of experts will share their experiences and real-life examples as they discuss the top 10 data warehousing trends for 2013.

You’ll have the opportunity to get expert advice on data warehousing challenges that include:
  • Delivering breakthrough performance that transforms your business
  • Providing deeper business insight with real-time data and actionable analytics
  • Simplifying reporting and analysis with multipurpose, high-volume database platforms
How will these trends affect you? Register for the Webcast and find out.

Friday Feb 08, 2013

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