Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Oracle Customers Secure Critical Encryption Keys with Oracle Key Vault

Centrally Manage Oracle Database Encryption Master Keys, Oracle Wallets, Java KeyStores and Other Credential Files 

Encryption is widely recognized as the gold standard for protecting data privacy, but encryption is only as strong as its key management. Critical credential files such as Oracle Wallets, Java KeyStores, SSH key files and SSL certificate files are often widely distributed across servers and server clusters with error-prone synchronization and backup mechanisms. As organizations increasingly encrypt data at rest and on the network, securely managing all the encryption keys and credential files in the data center has become a major challenge.

At the same time, organizations also need to comply with stringent regulatory requirements for managing keys and certificates. Many global regulations and industry standards call for audits demonstrating that keys are routinely rotated, properly destroyed, and accessed solely by authorized entities.

To address the need for robust key management, Oracle today introduced Oracle Key Vault, a software appliance designed to securely manage encryption keys and credential files in the enterprise data center. 

Read the press release and register for the August 21 webcast to learn how Oracle Key Vault
  • Centralizes Keys in a modern, secure, and robust key management platform
  • Secures, shares, and manages keys and secrets for the enterprise
  • Manages key lifecycle stages including creation, rotation, and expiration
Learn more: Oracle Key Vault enables customers to quickly deploy encryption and other security solutions. 

Monday Jul 28, 2014

Oracle Multitenant in Minutes Workshop

Oracle Database 12c give you the ability to plug into a multitenant architecture that combines ease, power, and flexibility. This workshop is your opportunity to learn how Oracle Multitenant will enable your organization to simplify database consolidation, manage many databases as one, and enable your organization to adopt private a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) model.

Join Oracle Experts in a city near you for this half-day event for database administrators, system administrators and other IT professionals where we'll dive deeper into Oracle Multitenant option along with some hands on exercises and demonstrations.

You'll experience first-hand how this database innovation allows you to save time and effort by accomplishing a number of tasks in just minutes. It also simplifies the way in which your organization can achieve high availability and protection against data loss. Oracle Multitenant works seamlessly with Oracle Real Application Clusters, Active Data Guard, and Golden Gate. Together they can deliver Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture best practices that provide the high availability required for consolidating business-critical databases or implementing a multitenant architecture for public or private clouds.

Register for an Oracle Multitenant Workshop in city near you today.

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Database In-Memory is Generally Available

Oracle Database 12c’s newest patch release 12.1.0.2, including Oracle Database In-Memory is generally available today.  Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c today to plug into the cloud and power the real-time enterprise![Read More]

Monday Jul 21, 2014

IOUG BIWA SIG’s FREE 2014 BIWA Virtual Conference


Coming to your desktop July 30-31, 2014.


Expect an extreme performance experience!

Register today!

Thursday Jul 10, 2014

NoSQL Now! Conference - coming to San Jose, CA this August!

Oracle is a Platinum Sponsor of the fourth annual NoSQL Now! Conference!

Please plan to join us - use Registration Code ORACLE by 8/15 to received a discount of $300!

Visit us at Booth #402 to learn about the latest NoSQL solutions.
Join us as Andrew Mendelsohn, Oracle’s Executive Vice President for Database Server Technologies, delivers the Keynote Address on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

Also don’t miss the following sessions presented by Oracle thought leaders:
Enterprise Ready, Set, Go to NoSQL – Dave Segleau, Director, Product Management
Tuesday, August 19, 12:00 p.m.

Tutorial: Tools and Techniques for Using Oracle NoSQL Database – Robert Greene, Product Manager/Strategist & Anuj Sahni, Principal Product Manager
Tuesday, August 19, 1:30 p.m.

What Makes Oracle NoSQL Compelling in the World of NoSQL Databases? – Dave Rubin, Director, Engineering
Tuesday, August 19, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

July Edition - Oracle Database Insider

We invite you to check out the July Edition of the Database Insider Newsletter - this issue includes Real-Time Enterprise, Big Data Breakthrough, Oracle OpenWorld Sneak Peek and much more!

NEWS

Oracle Database In-Memory: Real Time to Reality

Find out what customers and analysts are saying about Oracle Database In-Memory, Oracle's breakthrough technology that accelerates database performance for instant analytics while also speeding up online transaction processing.
Read More


Andy Mendelsohn to Launch Oracle's Latest Big Data Breakthrough on July 15

At a launch event on July 15, Oracle Executive Vice President Andy Mendelsohn plans to unveil a new Oracle big data solution designed to enable customers to use SQL to query Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle Database with enterprise-grade security and high performance.
Read More


Take an Early Peek at the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Lineup

Though still a few months away, the organizers of Oracle OpenWorld are already beginning to schedule high-profile sessions for this year's event, which will take place in San Francisco September 28 to October 2. The event features some of the most innovative minds in the industry, including Tom Kyte and Steven Feuerstein. Get a preview of some of the top don't-miss sessions that are planned.
Read More


Tuesday Jul 01, 2014

Oracle's Steven Feuerstein - PL/SQL Webcast Series - Register Today!

Here's a webcast series provided in partnership with ODTUG

PL/SQL Series Featuring Oracle's PL/SQL Evangelist, Steven Feuerstein

Be sure to register today to reserve your spot!

Previously held - now on-demand!



Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

Larry Ellison Unveils Oracle Database In-Memory

A Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality

Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with virtually any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch--no application changes are required. It is fully integrated with Oracle Database's scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability and security technologies making it the most industrial-strength offering in the industry.

Learn More

  • Read the Press Release
  • Get Product Details
  • View the Webcast On-Demand Replay
  • Follow the conversation #DB12c #OracleDBIM

Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

June Edition - Oracle Database Insider

Now available.  The June edition of the Oracle Database Insider includes:

NEWS

Larry Ellison

June 10: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Live on the Future of Database Performance

At a live webcast on June 10 at Oracle’s headquarters, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is expected to announce the upcoming availability of Oracle Database In-Memory, which dramatically accelerates business decision-making by processing analytical queries in memory without requiring any changes to existing applications.
Read More


New Study Confirms Capital Expenditure Savings with Oracle Multitenant

A new study finds that Oracle Multitenant, an option of Oracle Database 12c, drives significant savings in capital expenditures by enabling the consolidation of a large number of databases on the same number or fewer hardware resources.
Read More



VIDEO

Oracle Database 12c: Multitenant Environment with Tom Kyte

Oracle Database 12c: Multitenant Environment with Tom Kyte

Tom Kyte discusses Oracle Multitenant, followed by a demo of the multitenant architecture that includes moving a pluggable database (PDB) from one multitenant container database to another, cloning a PDB, and creating a new PDB.

 and much more.

Friday May 16, 2014

SAVE THE DATE

Need More Speed? 

Watch Larry Ellison on 6.10.14 and see the innovation of database performance! 


Wednesday May 14, 2014

Join Oracle Database Storage Experts and Verizon Wireless on May 21 at IOUG Storage Event

IOUG will host an Oracle Database Storage Event on May 21, 2014 from 9am-1pm Pacific Time.

Oracle experts and Verizon Wireless will share Oracle Database Storage best practices and real life experiences. You will learn:

• How to increase Oracle Database performance and storage efficiency
• Why you should consider Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3 Series in Oracle Database Environments
• Details on Verizon's real-life success with an Oracle on Oracle implementation

More details can be found here. Don't forget to register!


Thursday May 08, 2014

May Edition - Oracle Database Insider Newsletter

Check out the highlights of this month's edition.

NEWS

New Release: Empower Developers with Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0

In April 2014, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0, the latest version of Oracle's distributed key-value database for building high-performance, next-generation applications. Learn about the enhancements in the new release.
Read More


Real-World Performance Tour Now Available on Your Desktop

Have you always wanted to attend a Real-World Performance Tour event? Now you can access the expertise of Oracle's real-world performance team from your desktop. Join upcoming live chats, access a learning library, and watch videos featuring the team's road show presentations.
Read More


Protecting the Electric Grid in a Dangerous World

New security standards announced in March 2014 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mean that North America's power suppliers and distributors face intense pressure to protect the bulk electric system, including sensitive data. Oracle has a white paper that maps individual critical infrastructure protection standards to specific Oracle solutions.
Read More

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

Oracle #1 in DBMS for 2013

Gartner: Oracle #1 in DBMS for 2013 *

Gartner has published their market share numbers for 2013 based on total software revenues. According to Gartner, Oracle:

  • Remains #1 in worldwide DBMS subsegment software revenue share
  • Leads next closest competitor revenue share by 28%

* Source: Gartner, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013, Colleen Graham, Yanna Dharmasthira, Chad Eschinger, et al., March 28, 2014

Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Compression Advisor estimates compression ratio possible with Oracle Advanced Compression

What if you could estimate the compression ratio in your database environment to see how much Oracle Advanced Compression can reduce your storage footprint before you consider adding more storage?

If the biggest challenge facing your organization is managing data growth cost effectively, you'll need a better strategy for managing your database storage environment that doesn't involve throwing more storage hardware or administration at the problem.

With Compression Advisor, a FREE database tool from Oracle, you can use your real data to estimate the compression results you could realize when you deploy Oracle Advanced Compression Option in your database environment.

Find instructions for using Compression Advisor when you watch this quick overview about Oracle Advanced Compression. The Compression Advisor Package DBMS_COMPRESSION is included with Oracle Database 12c.



Monday Apr 14, 2014

Business Opportunities with Oracle In-Database Analytics

Data-driven organizations across all industries adopt data warehousing and big data solutions to enable fast, high quality analytical decision-making.  Data scientists and other specialized analytical knowledge workers are getting a lot of buzz in the industry due to the increasing popularity of advanced analytical methods like data mining and geospatial analysis. Oracle helps data-driven organizations simplify and accelerate the delivery of advanced analytics through its industry-leading data warehousing and big data solutions by embedding analytical capabilities in the Oracle Database platform. In-database analytics enables advanced analysis against large datasets with little or no movement of data from one system to another. Whether revenue growth, cost savings, or risk mitigation, Oracle in-database analytics simplifies and accelerates the delivery of advanced analytics for data-driven organizations.  Read more here.[Read More]
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