Friday Dec 11, 2015

Oracle Database Cloud Service Trial Available

Your Oracle Database in the Cloud.

Consolidate and manage databases as cloud services and accelerate analytical performance while achieving new levels of efficiency, security, and availability. Take a trial to test the features of Oracle Database 12c, quickly spin-up development and test environments, or simply to expand your technical knowledge!

Try the Oracle Database Cloud Service free 30 day trial today!

Friday Dec 04, 2015

Oracle Database: Oracle's DNA

Check out the cover story for the November/December 2015 issue of Oracle Magazine digital. 

The cover art is awesome but the story about Oracle Database, aka "Oracle" to those old-timers explains how Oracle Database is powering date-driven cloud implementations.

    Cloud <---> On-Premises
    Security by Default
    Updated and Portable

All reasons to find out more about Oracle Database Cloud Services.

Friday Nov 27, 2015

Oracle Database Cloud: The World's #1 Database in the Cloud

Combine the power and flexibility of the World's #1 Database with the Cloud?

With Oracle Database Cloud Service, you can!

Watch this short video to discover the benefits and start your journey today!

Friday Nov 20, 2015

Database Cloud Channel

Learn how to integrate existing IT with Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) with next-generation cloud learning subscriptions.

Database Cloud Channel provides complete learning subscription for Database Administrators. The Database Cloud learning subscription includes content for the Platform as a Service Database Cloud.  By subscribing to this channel you'll be able to Get Started on your cloud journey, become proficient in administrative tasks, learn how to keep it all secure as well as optimize performance.

Subscribe today and let Oracle University experts guide you on this path.  The content is exclusively digital and updated with new release information.

Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

Database In-Memory OOW Recap

Oracle Openworld 2015 was an amazing conference this year and in particular for Database In-Memory. Many thanks again to our customers and partners for their participation and contributions to make this event a success. There were many sessions with lots of great technical content and insightful discussions from customer forums as well as presentations.

A highlight of Oracle Database In-Memory customers presentations and their experiences of using In-Memory. You can find details from their sessions below:

The Customer Panel session includes speakers from AVNET, CERN, Cisco, Lockheed Martin.  Learn about their benchmarks and deployment experiences

Check out this presentation to hear how General Mills was able to drastically shortened development cycle with minimal performance tuning needed and minimal indexing required. Learn more about their experiences with Database In-Memory on Oracle Exadata after they migrated to Oracle Database 12c.

Timely analytics is a challenge for many enterprises that need instant analysis to shape business decisions. Swiss Mobiliar shares their own benchmarks as they evaluated database in-memory technologies and how they are able to gain timely analytics on OLTP data with Oracle Database In-Memory.

In this presentation, AT&T WiFi shares their evaluation and benefits with over 100X improvement on SLA for SAP Business Objects reports - reports that took 20 minutes now available in 10 seconds.

For a view of what’s new and in depth drill down of Oracle Database In-Memory, check out the presentations from the product team:

Friday Nov 13, 2015

Oracle Announces Beta Availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2

More Agility and Scalability for Cloud Deployments

Release 2 beta announcement brings customers to the next stage of database development.

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 further simplifies the journey to the cloud and provides efficient delivery of database services, with greater consolidation density and more administrative agility at cloud scale. Focus areas that are planned for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 include:

  • Improved Agility and Capacity with Enhancements to Oracle Multitenant: Planned enhancements include online movement of pluggable databases between servers, data centers and the Oracle Cloud.
  • Refinements to Oracle Database In-Memory: Features to boost performance, automate management, and provide flexibility in deployment options are planned.
  • Enhanced Support for Big Data Analytics: In addition to enhancements to Database In-Memory, plans include spatial performance improvements and improved support for graph analytics.
  • Hundreds of other new features: Drivers for all the key programming languages and frameworks have been enhanced. The release includes improvements to all the other main areas of customer interest including security, high availability, scalability, performance, and manageability.

Read the full story

Friday Nov 06, 2015

Oracle's Ellison & Mendelsohn: Oracle Database 12c Is the Foundation for the Cloud

Oracle Executives weigh in on cloud solutions.

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison: Oracle's Strategy to Provide Cloud Choices

Oracle has more cloud application, platform, and infrastructure services than any other cloud provider—it has the only truly integrated cloud stack. During his Oracle OpenWorld 2015 opening keynote, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced a broad set of new products, and emphasized Oracle’s cloud design goals and the superiority of a standards-based platform to deliver choices.
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Andy Mendelsohn

Oracle Database 12c Is Becoming the Foundation for the Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld 2015, Oracle Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies Andy Mendelsohn discussed how Oracle Database 12c and its next-generation architecture are helping customers on their journey to the cloud.
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Friday Oct 30, 2015

Another Oracle OpenWorld in the Books!

What a week!  As they sweep up the streets of San Francisco, it's time to reflect on Oracle OpenWorld 2015 with some of our favorite memories.

We LITERALLY painted San Francisco RED

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Beta Availability Announced

Learn more about the significance of the release in this article Oracle Database 12c is the Foundation for Cloud Computing

Expanded Database Cloud Portfolio with Unprecedented Enterprise-Class Capabilities

  • Platform for Mission-Critical Applications
  • High Availability and Scalability
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Development and Test Services

We now have the industry’s most comprehensive set of services for Oracle Databases in the Cloud

Larry Ellison Demoing PDB Relocate as part of the SQL in Silicon Solution of the SPARC M7 announcement

We are proud of the demo team!


Lots of brain power in these full sessions.  Be sure to register early next year to secure your seat.,,  demogrounds

The DEVVY Announcements at the YesSQL Celebration

The inaugural Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards were announced.  We celebrate with the community these individuals technical expertise, contribution and enthusiasm in the Oracle Database community!

Our FAVORITE Oracle OpenWorld Moment?  Meeting with ALL our Customers!

Listening and learning what you need, what you are doing, and how successful and awesome you all are!

Safe travels home and we'll see you soon!

Friday Oct 23, 2015

Database Hands On Labs @ Oracle OpenWorld

Attend the hands-on labs. 
Work with product experts.
Hands-on-Labs are a unique experience offered at Oracle OpenWorld.

It's your chance to spend the day learning the exciting capabilities of Oracle Database 12c and its functionality with one-on-one tutorials from the product experts.

Click the links below for full descriptions and days the HOLs are available.

Register to secure your seat today!

Friday Oct 16, 2015

Pre-Register for Oracle OpenWorld Database Sessions

Build Your Schedule.  Secure Your Seat.

Click on the links below to pre-register for these sessions and mark them as favorites for easy navigation once you arrive at Oracle OpenWorld!


Next-Generation Data Management Architecture [GEN6765]
Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 11:00 a.m. | Marriott Marquis—Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)

General Session: Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy [GEN5843]
Shawn Price, SVP, Oracle Cloud GTM and Product Business Groups, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South—103

General Session: Exploiting All Your Data for Business Value—Oracle’s Big Data Strategy [GEN7350]
Luc Ducrocq, SVP - BI&A NA Leader, HCC
Chris Lynskey, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle
Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies, Oracle
Inderjeet Singh, EVP, Fusion Middleware Development, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 2:45 p.m. | Moscone South—103

YesSQL Celebration and Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards [CON10770]
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Developer Advocate for PL/SQL, Oracle
Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 4:00 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan III

General Session: Oracle Management Cloud—Real-Time Monitoring, Log, and IT Operations Analytics [GEN9778]
Amit Ganesh, Vice President Enterprise Manager, Oracle
Prakash Ramamurthy, Senior Vice President, Product Development, Oracle
Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone South—102

General Session: Revolutionizing Application Development with Oracle Cloud [GEN9500]
Chris Tonas, Vice President, Mobility and Development Tools, Oracle
Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone South—103

General Session: Oracle Cloud Platform—Transform Your Tomorrow [GEN5878]
Steve Daheb, SVP, PaaS, BI, EPM Business Groups, Oracle
Tuesday, Oct 27, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South—103


Oracle Multitenant: the Road Ahead [CON8356]
Patrick Wheeler, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Database, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South—308

Deep-Dive into High Availability with the Next Release of Oracle Database 12c [CON8827]
Wei Ming Hu, Vice President - High Availability Technologies, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South—102

Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c: Live and Uncensored! [CON6777]
Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Oracle
Roy Swonger, Sr Director, Software Development, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 1:30 p.m. | Moscone South—102

Facebook’s Use of Oracle Database In-Memory from Inception to Rollout [CON1685]
Sudheendra Vijayakumar, Database Systems Architect, Facebook, Inc
Monday, Oct 26, 2:45 p.m. | Moscone South—301

What’s New in Oracle Database Security [CON6819]
Vipin Samar, Vice President, Database Security Development, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 4:00 p.m. | Moscone South—303

Big Data and the Next Generation of Oracle Database [CON8738]
George Lumpkin, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 5:15 p.m. | Moscone South—102

Oracle Exadata: What’s New and What’s Coming [CON6788]
Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President Systems Technology, Oracle
Monday, Oct 26, 5:15 p.m. | Moscone South—103

Best Practices for Getting Started with Oracle Database In-Memory [CON6775]
Maria Colgan, Master Product Manager, Oracle
Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone South—104

Oracle Database In-Memory—What’s New and What’s Coming [CON8659]
Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President Systems Technology, Oracle
Tuesday, Oct 27, 5:15 p.m. | Moscone South—103

How Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database In-Memory Power Precision Marketing at General Mills [CON4292]
Mark Donohue, DBA, General Mills
Joshua Moe, Solution Architect, General Mills
Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:00 p.m. | Moscone South—254

Graph and Spatial Analytics Built for Big Data Platforms [CON8760]
Jayant Sharma, Director, Product Mgmt, Oracle
James Steiner, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle
Alan Wu, Architect, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South—254

Friday Oct 09, 2015

Focus on Oracle Database @ Oracle OpenWorld 2015

TIME is a precious business commodity.  Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is an opportunity of a lifetime for interacting with colleagues and product experts. Plan to get the most out of your TIME during OpenWorld.

  • Create a custom agenda for yourself or use one of the focused agendas we've created by topic area:

    • Explore Oracle Database solutions and products at Moscone South demogrounds
    • Learn from experts during one of our interactive hands-on Labs

    Friday Oct 02, 2015

    Oracle Developer Advocate Video Series

    The Oracle Developer Advocates team share their joy of SQL with Oracle Database Developers worldwide. 

    The Magic of SQL Channel with Chris Saxon

    Practically Perfect PL/SQL Channel with Steven Feuerstein

    Simply Smarter SQL Channel with Connor McDonald

    Add these video series to your YouTube playlist.  Sign up today and hone your SQL skills!

    Friday Sep 25, 2015

    Oracle Women Redefining Who's Who In Computer Science

    Question:  What can three women with very different backgrounds from very different parts of the world all have in common?

    Answer:  A passion for computer science (CS), and a talent for turning that passion into a successful, fulfilling career.

    Check out how these women are redefining the female place in the Computer Science field at Oracle in the Forbes OracleVoice article:

    These Women Are Redefining Who's Who In Computer Science

    We applaud Penny Avril, a vice president for Oracle Database development, as one of those making a difference in the industry.

    Friday Sep 18, 2015

    Oracle Database at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

    Oracle OpenWorld Returns to San Francisco October 25–29, 2015

    At Oracle OpenWorld, you’ll discover ways to optimize your database systems and solutions to help you take your business to the cloud. You’ll hear from Oracle experts and thought leaders sharing best practices aimed to make you successful at your job!

    Oracle Executive Vice President Andy Mendelsohn Addresses Oracle OpenWorld Crowd

    Here are a few sessions we'd like to invite you to add to your schedule!

    General Session: Next-Generation Data Management Architecture (GEN6765)

    October 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |Marriott Marquis—Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)
    Oracle Executive Vice President Andy Mendelsohn provides wide-ranging insight into what’s new—and what’s coming—from the Oracle Database development team.

    Optimizing SQL Performance and Maintainability - a Panel Discussion [CON8415]

    October 26, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | Moscone South—306
    Don't miss your chance to pose SQL questions top this panel.  During the session cards will be provided, but the best chance of getting your questions in front of these experts is to post it in the SQL Experts blog as a blog comment.  The panel will try to cover as many questions as time allows.

    General Session: Oracle Cloud Platform - Transform Your Tomorrow (GEN5878)

    October 27, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm | Moscone South—103
    Steve Daheb, Oracle SVP, PaaS, BI, EPM Business Groups, discusses how Oracle Cloud Platform enables developers, IT professionals, and line-of-business users to innovate faster, improve time to market, and gain a competitive advantage.

    Oracle Database In-Memory—What’s New and What’s Coming (CON8659)

    October 27, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm | Moscone South—103
    Oracle Senior Vice President of Systems Technology Juan Loaiza explores how Oracle’s unique dual format architecture works and how the new in-memory functionality interacts with performance features such as Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Exadata, and much more. Plus, get a sneak peak at where Oracle Database In-Memory is going next.

    Oracle Multitenant: Customer Panel (CON8358)

    October 28, 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm | Moscone South—301
    Attend this session to hear directly from Oracle customers about their successful Oracle Multitenant deployments.

    HOL (Hands-on Lab) Sessions

    Oracle Multitenant [HOL10485]

    October 26, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 27, 10:15 am - 11:15 am | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 28, 10:15 am - 11:15 am | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    Build Mobile Applications with Oracle Application Express 5 [HOL10451]
    October 26, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Hotel Nikko—Bay View

    October 27, 8:45 am - 9:45 am | Hotel Nikko—Bay View

    Upgrade, Migrate, and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c [HOL10438]

    October 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 27, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 28, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 29, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate

    Oracle Database In-Memory Option Boot Camp: Everything You Need to Know [HOL10483]

    October 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 27, 8:45 am - 9:45 am | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 28, 8:45 am - 9:45 am | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate
    October 29, 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Hotel Nikko—Golden Gate

    Access a complete list of  Sessions | Meet the Experts | Hands on Labs

    * Please note that content is still being added. The content behind the above links will be updated continuously. 

    Of course Product Managers and experts will be at the demogrounds all week long.  Please stop by - they WANT to talk with you to hear your Oracle Database experience for the Cloud.

    Register now for Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

    Friday Sep 11, 2015

    Your Oracle Database in the Cloud

    Database cloud computing - you get that, but how do you get your business operations to that point?

    First things first. Figure out which service offering is best for your business. 

    Oracle Cloud provides several Oracle Database offerings that enable you to dial in the right level of service for your databases and applications in the cloud.

    Database Schema Service

    Database Schema Service provides a development environment for Oracle Application Express (APEX) and RESTful Web Services that can be provisioned in minutes and is ideal for departmental apps.

    This single schema based service is fully managed by Oracle and offers a choice of 5, 20, and 50GB of database storage.

    It includes APEX, which lets you quickly and easily develop rich applications using a web browser and an internet connection. You can also easily access and leverage data for applications outside of the Schema Service using RESTful Web Services.  

    Database as a Service

    Database as a Service offers a complete database instance, with pre-installed database software, running on a dedicated virtual machine. You get the full power of the Oracle Database in the cloud to support any type of application. The database can be provisioned in minutes and the service includes advanced cloud tooling to automate key administrative tasks, including one-click patching, upgrades, backup and point-in-time recovery.  It also allows full SQL*Net access and root OS and SYSDBA access for you to maintain full administrative control of your database. This service is available in a variety of categories ranging from the Standard Edition Service for smaller workloads to the Extreme Performance Service, which includes all Oracle Database 12c options to support enterprise application development and deployment. 

    Exadata Service

    The Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service delivers the world’s best Cloud Database Platform by combining the world’s #1 database with Exadata, the most powerful database platform, and adding all the simplicity and cost effectiveness of the public cloud.

    This service offers a fully featured Oracle Database on Exadata with all Database Options, Enterprise Manager Packs and Exadata performance optimizations available.  This service is 100% compatible with on-premises Oracle Databases to ensure a smooth transition of your business-critical workload to the cloud.  Flexible pay-as-you-grow dedicated Exadata configurations allow you to start with Quarter Rack, Half Rack, or Full Rack, then scale as your business needs require. No overpaying for capacity that is not used.  Full administrative root OS and SYSDBA access is included. This puts you in full control of your database management.  The Exadata Service supports OLTP / analytic / mixed workload databases at any scale to enable consolidation, Test/Dev, proof-of-concept environments. This highly secured environment provides secured network access with customer databases running in separate VMs. With the Oracle Database Backup Service, backup & recovery for Exadata is made simple and very cost effective. Oracle does all the heavy lifting of the infrastructure lifecycle management for the server, storage, network so you can focus on growing your business.

    No matter which Oracle Database Cloud service you choose, the database runs exactly the same as it does on-premises - no changes period - you can use the same features and management tools for complete, transparent hybrid cloud support.

    Once you understand which service works for you, the next steps of consolidation and management to accelerate analytical performance while achieving new levels of efficiency, security, and availability will be clearer.  Start your journey to the cloud with the Oracle Database Cloud service offering that best fits your business.



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