- Tom Kyte writes about Oracle Database 12c Multitenant Option in Oracle Magazine
- Oracle and .NET session at San Francisco .NET Developer Meeting March 12
- Data warehousing leaders gather in Nice, France to discuss best practices
- Keep Informed! March 2014 Database Insider Newsletter
- Oracle Academy's March Ask the Oracle Experts Series Webcast Features Andy Mendelsohn
- Database as a Service Minnesota Style
- Join Andy Mendelsohn March 4th to Say Yes to NoSQL
- Oracle Multitenant Infograhpic
- CSX Corporation Upgrades Databases 2x Faster With Oracle Real Application Testing
- Continuous Access to Innovation with Oracle Support and Oracle Database 12c
Friday Mar 07, 2014
Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
By David Swanger on Feb 18, 2014
Are you curious about how the new game-changing features in Oracle Database 12c work in action?
Download the Oracle App on your iPhone, open the Oracle App, and select the AR Scanner. Then point your phone at the image below to see Pluggable Databases, Automatic Data Optimization, and Data Redaction in action!
Thursday Feb 13, 2014
By DataMurthy-Oracle on Feb 13, 2014
In the era of big data, data warehousing is becoming even more relevant for enterprises eager to become more information-driven. Every year, Oracle conducts an informal survey of customers to understand what the latest trends in Data Warehousing are and what opportunities customers are taking advantage of to leverage those trends. We publish the results of the survey in a whitepaper and webcast. Download the whitepaper on “Top 10 Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities” here:
Download the whitepaper on “Top 10 Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities” here:
And check out the replay of our recent webcast on “Top Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities for 2014” and find out how industry leaders are taking advantage of new software and hardware technologies to simplify data management and supercharge analytics performance.
Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
By David Swanger on Feb 11, 2014
Join us at one of our upcoming Oracle Database events to see firsthand how innovations such as Pluggable Databases and Automatic Data Optimization maximize consolidation and deliver industry leading performance, reliability, and scalability.
Whether you're a DBA, Developer, Enterprise Architect, or CIO, Oracle is offering an event below that will fit your interest including:
- Oracle Database Innovation Days
- Oracle Database as a Service Workshops
- Oracle Database as a Service Roundtables
- Oracle Days
- Oracle Cloud Odyssey coming to a Movie Theater near you
Oracle experts will be on hand to provide a comprehensive overview of this new release. Your peers will be there to share perspectives on the impact of Oracle's latest breakthrough.
Monday Dec 02, 2013
By margaret hamburger on Dec 02, 2013
Tuesday Oct 01, 2013
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute describes how Oracle Database 12c features ease managability of multi-terabyte database systems
By margaret hamburger on Oct 01, 2013
I had the pleasure of speaking with Karen Ambrose, Principle Database Administrator of
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute last week at Oracle Open World. She described for me how the Institute's green initiative and data growth
predictions have them researching ways to automate their data
archiving processes. Listen to the interview and learn how Oracle Database 12c Storage Optimization
features with Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization ease the manageability of multi-terabyte database systems,
enhance storage usability, and reduce the time and effort spent
Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
Oracle Database Appliance provides high availability and performance required for public transportation system
By margaret hamburger on Sep 17, 2013
Transports publics fribourgeois (tpf) in Fribourg Switzerland ensures reliable public transportation services with Oracle Database Appliance. In 2012, the organization transported almost 28 million passengers by road and rail. They wanted to ensure high availability of their database applications for route
planning, vehicle management, and staff allocation, to enable efficient
and cost-effective public transportation.
Oracle Database Appliance provided the high availability and performance
required for their public transportation system which allowed them to scale
easily to meet their changing business requirements and limit their total
cost of ownership. To learn why they chose Oracle and more details about their deployment of Oracle Database Appliance with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Active Data Guard read the complete story.
By margaret hamburger on Sep 17, 2013
Oracle Database 12c Storage Management sessions at this year's Oracle Open World promise to deliver the mother-load of cost savings and performance benefits to your companies bottom line. See for yourself how Oracle Advanced Compression automates both compression and storage tiering with Heat Map and Automatic Storage Optimization features that simplify administration, reduce storage costs and improve performance. You'll meet real customers like Thomson Reuter Corporation, AmerisourceBergen and the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute as they describe their storage optimization best practices. Oracle product experts will be on-hand to answer your specific questions. Don't miss the opportunity to make OOW13 your companies best investment of the year with a focus on Oracle Database 12c Storage Management.
Friday Sep 13, 2013
By margaret hamburger on Sep 13, 2013
Read how IOUG members approach database storage management in the 2013 Database Growth Survey: Achieving Database Performance and you'll understand why Oracle Database 12c Storage Optimization features like Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization in Oracle Advanced Compression help reduce costs and improve performance while providing a smarter approach to data management and information lifecycle management.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
By margaret hamburger on May 21, 2013
This is a great example of the evolution happening in Oracle Data Warehousing environments as customers consolidate databases into a single source of truth for their businesses with Oracle Exadata. Not only was Targetbase able to integrate large volumes of social, retail, and point-of-sale (POS) data, such as Web blogs, to drive richer and more actionable insights for their clients. They enabled real-time analytics scoring and consumer-specific text mining on large volumes of marketing-related data while achieving some great performance gains with up to 40x faster queries. Learn how Oracle Database compression features helped reduce their storage costs by 30%.
Monday May 20, 2013
By margaret hamburger on May 20, 2013
A few times a year, I'm asked to update the Oracle Database Reference Booklet. Each time, the number of customers benefiting from upgrading to the Oracle Database grows. Read for yourself how an airline cut analysis time for travel partner bookings from 10 hours to 10 minutes, helping staff develop better informed partner sales and marketing strategies. Or how a bank completed their database upgrade without disruption to their day-to-day operations and minimized system downtime for more than 2 million customers, who expect around the clock services. Or how a manufacturing company saved an expected US$609,000 on storage hardware costs. These are just of few of the customer who improved performance, provided better service for their customers and saved money with the Oracle Database.
Need a good reason to upgrade to the Oracle Database? Look no further.
Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
By margaret hamburger on Mar 20, 2013
Monday Mar 11, 2013
By margaret hamburger on Mar 11, 2013
Recently, I had the a unique opportunity to moderate a panel of Data Warehousing experts which included Dan Vesset from IDC, George Lumkin from Oracle and Arup Nanda from Starwood Hotels & Resorts. If you missed the live event, the on-demand broadcast is now available. Don't miss your opportunity to get expert advice on the data warehousing trends and best practices that can help to transform your business. Watch it now!
Friday Mar 08, 2013
By margaret hamburger on Mar 08, 2013
Oracle Exadata Database Machine delivers extreme performance for Data Warehousing and OLTP workloads, It also provides the 'petabyte scalability' required to cost effectively manage the sheer volume of data collected and stored by enterprise customers.
Read how these customers address 'petabyte scalability' with Oracle Exadata Database Machine in their environments:
Turkcell manages 100 terabytes of compressed data—that's a whopping petabyte of uncompressed raw data—on Oracle Exadata. When combined with the analytics capabilities of Oracle Advanced Analytics, they can now complete antifraud analysis for large amounts of call-data records in just a few hours.
SK Telecom became the first mobile communications operator in Korea to
introduce rate plans with unlimited data usage. This led to a large
increase in data volumes and, as a result, the company’s data analysis
and verification processes became more complex. On average 40 billion
transactions are processed each day on Oracle Exadata Database Machine enabling the company to store 1 petabyte of raw
data. Now they can provide detailed, accurate information about their customers’ roaming
data usage while ensuring high availability and performance to support billions of transactions a day.
Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
By Markus Weber on Feb 19, 2013
MetLife, a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefits, has been an Oracle customer and user for many years, and uses Oracle technology for many of its mission-critical applications. On top of the Oracle Database, they deployed business applications from Oracle such as PeopleSoft, Enterprise Performance Management solutions, and OBIEE.
For failover scenarios, MetLife deployed Oracle Data Guard a while back, and soon realized that with new capabilities introduced with Oracle Active Data Guard, internal global reporting functionality can easily be improved by generating reports from the open, and otherwise idle, standby database.
To increase internal resource utilization even more, MetLife made the decision to use Oracle Advanced Compression, that reduced disk space considerably for archiving requirements and production systems alike. In production environments, the savings were even multiplied as it also reduced the amount of data that gets shipped over the wire to, and stored at, every standby database.
Watch Margaret Maglione, Director of Oracle Implementation, explain how her team realized just that: