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]

Friday Apr 11, 2014

How do you manage data growth in your Oracle Environment?

In many organizations today, the amount of additional storage hardware purchased each year in response to data growth shows no sign of slowing down. Regulatory requirements have changed how and why organizations are required to store more information for longer periods of time. Simply adding more storage isn't a cost effective approach against real world budget restrictions or when its impact on user response times and application performance takes a nose dive.

Nearly 40% of the respondents from a recent IOUG survey indicate that reducing costs was their primary reason behind implementing a tiered storage approach in their Oracle Database environment. But even with the right storage and compression capabilities, deciding which data should reside where and when to migrate data from one storage tier to another remains a real world challenge.

Forward-looking IT organizations are adopting advanced strategies for managing data growth using innovative database technologies that automate compression and storage tiering while improving database performance.

Oracle Database 12c provides new features and options that optimize database storage and work together to help you implement an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution in order to  manage data growth cost effectively and comply with new regulatory requirements for data retention and protection.

Register for an IOUG Webcast on Tuesday April 15th, to hear Kevin Jerigan from Oracle describe Oracle Database 12c Storage Optimization features and Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol.

April Edition - Oracle Database Insider Newsletter

Need weekend reading?  Check out the April edition of Oracle Database Insider newsletter.


ODTUG President Monty Latiolais on Planning Ahead for Kscope 14

ODTUG will hold its annual conference, Kscope, in Seattle, Washington, June 22 to June 26. We asked ODTUG President Monty Latiolais for a preview—plus tips on how veteran conference-goers and newcomers alike can make the most of the event.
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Oracle Independent Users Group Announces Award Winners

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) recognized three outstanding members of the Oracle community at its COLLABORATE 14 conference, which took place in Las Vegas earlier this month. Learn about this year's winners.
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Q&A: Oracle's Paul Needham on How to Defend Against Insider Attacks

The threat from insider attacks continues to grow. In fact, just since January 1, 2014, insider breaches have been reported by a major consumer bank, a major healthcare organization, and a range of state and local agencies. Oracle Senior Director of product management Paul Needham sheds light on the nature of insider risks—and discusses how organizations can best defend themselves against insider attacks.
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Monday Apr 07, 2014

Now Headlining in Vegas - COLLABORATE 14!

Many are gathering in Las Vegas as the IOUG community meets for their annual COLLABORATE 14 conference.  

For old and new users - its a great place to meet new friends and learn a lot about Oracle Database.  

If you are curious about it and didn't sign up - you can still experience it virtually to see what its all about.  Plug-In to Las Vegas with COLLABORATE 14 - IOUG Forum Virtual Conference

 If you are at the conference - here are just a few sessions we'd suggest you consider adding to your agenda.

  • Tuesday morning's keynote with MythBuster's Adam Savage!
  • Tuesday session with Oracle's Tom Kyte ID 302 10:15 - 11:15 am Level 3, Lido 3003 - Introduction to Oracle Database In-Memory : What You Need to Know
  • Tuesday session with Oracle's Willie Hardie ID 988 11:30 - 12:30 Level 2 Venetian Ballroom - Engineered for Clouds and Big Data
  • Tuesday session with Oracle's Thomas Baby ID 695 1:45 -  2:45 Level 3, San Polo 3403 Behind the Scenes of Oracle Multitenant
  • Wednesday session with Oracle's Joe Meeks ID 555 at 8:30am Level 3, Lido 3001A Oracle Active Data Guard 12c: Deep Dive
  • Thursday session with Oracle's Willie Hardie ID 341 11:00 - 12:00, Level 3 Lido 3105 - Delivering Database as a Service
  • Friday session with Oracle's Deba Chatterjee ID 682 11:00 - 12:00 Level 3, Lido 3103 - Oracle Multitenant Meets Oracle Real Application Clusters
  • Friday session with Oracle's Larry Carpenter ID 556 12:15PM, Level 3 Lido 3005 A Revolutionary Way to do Oracle Database Backup and Recovery

 Beyond the speaker sessions there is a lot the IOUG offers its members

Tuesday evening at 8:30pm try the IOUG NoSQL Database Hackfest Sponsored by Oracle OTN (Session 975), Level 3 Lido 3003 - Bring your laptop!!!

NoSQL Installation and Cluster Topology Deployment
This session walks through the process and set up for a NoSQL database in a "quick start" format. We will presents the tools and techniques used to manage an Oracle NoSQL database cluster. The discussion will also cover cluster management activities such as initial topology create, topology expansion, online software upgrades, and critical aspects of disaster recovery. Attendees will have hands-on experience managing a production instance of the Oracle NoSQL database.
Priority access for the IOUG Hackfest will be given to IOUG registrants. No pre-registration is required. All lab participants should bring their own laptop.  Laptops must be able to access the internet and download files.

 Use the IOUG's mobile app to track all the action while in Vegas!

Finally PLEASE stop by the Exhibit Hall - Oracle Demogrounds to meet the Oracle team - we'd love to meet you and hear your Oracle Database stories.

Thursday Apr 03, 2014

Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0 Announced - Extends Security, Usability, and Performance.

Continuing its leadership in enterprise-class database solutions, Oracle announced Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0. With this latest release, Oracle offers developers an enhanced NoSQL solution for building high performance, next generation applications. The combination of security, availability, scalability, and data model flexibility delivers a comprehensive high performance NoSQL solution for application developers.

Oracle NoSQL Database

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