Data warehousing leaders gather in Nice, France to discuss best practices

Data warehousing and big data is hotter than ever and Oracle’s Data Warehouse Global Leaders recently gathered in Nice, France to discuss recent data warehousing trends in their respective companies.  The meet was part of the exclusive event series that Oracle sponsors for members of its Data Warehouse Global Leaders program. The program brings data warehousing leaders together to share best practices and advance new concepts in data warehousing.

The December 2013 event in Nice, France attracted more than 80 participants from nearly 20 countries around the globe. Participants discussed a variety of topics from optimizing existing data warehousing systems to leveraging big data technologies. One example European media company talked about using the Oracle Big Data Appliance to integrate a high variety of data sources and data formats to improve marketing and lower the cost of sales.

Another European bank customer talked about using Oracle Exadata to consolidate multiple transactional and analytical systems. The bank is doing some very clever work to use data management techniques to optimize the data infrastructure itself. By using the Oracle Big Data Appliance to filter historically query logs from its analytical systems, the bank has been able to identify its hottest and most accessed database tables to then optimize the analytical systems. These sorts of recursively optimizing architectures are feasible to build with Oracle’s solutions and lead to continuous gains in analytical performance.

A large European healthcare provider also discussed their massive Oracle infrastructure consisting of hundreds of workloads and over 10,000 database tables. By migrating the infrastructure to Oracle Exadata, they experience anywhere from 3X-10X performance acceleration on their key database maintenance operations as well as on business intelligence report generation.

The Data Warehouse Global Leaders programs helps customers share best practices and success stories like these, and helps Oracle continue to deliver leadership in the data warehousing space. For more information about the Data Warehouse Global Leaders program, check out: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/bi-datawarehousing/oracle-dw-global-leaders-brochure-345526.pdf

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