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.

    Friday Sep 04, 2015

    Coming in September Virtual Technology - Oracle Database Cloud Services

    The Oracle Technology Network invites you to register for the new Virtual Technology Summits.

    Hear from Oracle ACEs and Oracle Product Experts, as they share their insights and expertise through Hands-on-Labs, highly technical presentations and demos that enable you to master the skills you need to meet today’s IT challenges.

    This interactive, online event offers a database track, Develop, Deploy and Manage Database Applications in the Oracle Cloud, with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, best practices and tips:

    Developing, Deploying and Managing Applications in the Oracle Cloud

    An overview of the Oracle PaaS announcement and resources you need to get your cloud strategy in play.

    Using Oracle SQL Developer and Oracle REST Data Services to enable the Oracle Cloud

    This session presents the latest capabilities in Oracle's popular SQL Developer and ORDS tools for database application development and deployment in the cloud.  See how to clone and migrate data between Oracle cloud and on-premise implementations and other powerful techniques for developing applications for the cloud, in the cloud.

    Developing APEX 5.0 Applications in the Oracle Cloud

    This session will walk through the capabilities for rapidly building and deploying responsive web applications using APEX 5.0 in the Oracle Database Cloud Services

    DBaaS in a Private Cloud and Public Cloud with EM12c

    This session provides an overview of Oracle Database Cloud Services and the management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control. See how to manage Oracle cloud deployment, provisioning, security and application access and monitoring.

    It’s all about the Cloud!

    Oracle has delivered the most comprehensive and powerful platform for deploying cloud-based applications and services. Join us to see what Oracle offers an in-depth overview of the Oracle Database Cloud Services and the enabling technologies for developing, deploying and managing applications in the Oracle Cloud. 

    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

    Oracle Database In-Memory Ease of Use and Instant Analytics Empowers SAP Customers

    Oracle recently announced that Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory were now certified and supported by SAP for use with SAP Solutions. Our ongoing collaboration with SAP ensures the latest Oracle Database technology is always available to our joint customers.

    The common need for instant analytics is pervasive, whether it’s a business running SAP applications with SAP BusinessObjects or an individual user searching for available tee times or hotel rooms. When we press the <ENTER> or <Search> key, we expect information instantly. With Oracle Database In-Memory, both IT and their end users can access analytics instantly. Below are two use cases illustrating how customers benefit from the speed and ease of adoption of Oracle Database In-Memory

    Engineered for Ease of Adoption:

    Oracle Database In-Memory is designed with ease of adoption in mind. No application changes or migration of data is required.

    Swiss insurance leader, Die Mobiliar, chose the Oracle Database to be the strategic database after a series of mergers and acquisition. Important in the database decision were the impressive performance improvements that Oracle Database In-Memory offered to existing applications and the fact that no changes or fine-tuning were required to achieve these performance benefits. For example, one report that was running in 200 to 300 seconds now runs in just 1 second. The enabler for this is Oracle Database In-Memory’s unique dual-format architecture that allows for fast analytics together with high-performance OLTP. Data is processed at a rate of billions of rows per second rather than millions and allows analytics to run directly in OLTP databases to help provide reports in seconds rather than the traditional days or week’s manual efforts. Read more about Die Mobiliar use of Oracle Database In-Memory.

    Designed for Speed & Cost Savings:

    Shanghai Customs is a government agency for the General Administration of Customs in China. It oversees the surveillance and control of imports and exports through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SHFTZ). Shanghai Customs experienced rapid growth in SHFTZ’s customs activities due to the significant increase in re-export and off-shore trade and the expansion of customs duties and business rules. In response, they have used Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Database In-Memory, and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database to build a new customs-surveillance and control-information platform that ensures efficient logistics operations and supports future trade growth.

    Oracle Database In-Memory’s dual-format architecture enables customers to automatically route OLTP transactions to the traditional row format and OLAP queries to Oracle’s new in-memory column format, expanding memory capacity and improving query performance. This approach helps to eliminate the need to copy analytical data out of the OLTP environment into a data warehouse thereby reducing system complexity and storage costs.

    Oracle Times-Ten In-Memory Database further adds to speed and cost savings. By storing transactional and analytical data in Oracle Database 12c and managing this data with Oracle Database In-Memory and Oracle Times-Ten In-Memory Database in the application tier, customers can gain microsecond response times to accelerate data processing and achieve microseconds response times. Read more to see how Shanghai Customs Processes Clearance 43x Faster, Improves Declaration-Services Efficiency and Reduces Costs with Oracle In-Memory Database.

    Stay tuned for more examples of customer use cases for Database In-Memory.



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