- Business Opportunities with Oracle In-Database Analytics
- How do you manage data growth in your Oracle Environment?
- April Edition - Oracle Database Insider Newsletter
- Now Headlining in Vegas - COLLABORATE 14!
- Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0 Announced - Extends Security, Usability, and Performance.
- How to migrate from Microft SQL Server to an Oracle Database 12c centralized environment with ODP.NET
- Need best practices for deploying JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Database Appliance?
- Oracle's Real-World Performance Tour - now comes to you!
- Tom Kyte writes about Oracle Database 12c Multitenant Option in Oracle Magazine
- Oracle and .NET session at San Francisco .NET Developer Meeting March 12
Monday Apr 14, 2014
Friday Apr 11, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Apr 11, 2014
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.
Friday Mar 28, 2014
How to migrate from Microft SQL Server to an Oracle Database 12c centralized environment with ODP.NET
By margaret hamburger on Mar 28, 2014
Recently the Federal Tax Service of Russia migrated from their Microsoft SQL Server environment to an Oracle Database 12c centralized environment with the help of ODP.NET.
The Federal Tax Ministry of Russia is a national government agency located in Moscow. It operates nine regional offices that oversee major taxpayers with a wide network of local offices that employ 140,000 people.The ministry is in the process of migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle Database 12c technology and Exadata. Its goal is to centralize all fiscal data access, improve performance, and reduce storage costs, while continuing to keep its investment in a Microsoft .NET infrastructure.
Oracle Database 12c makes developing and deploying Oracle on Windows and .NET easier, faster, and more cost-effective. By using Oracle’s .NET components (ODP.NET), the tax ministry can adopt new Oracle Database 12c features for their .NET applications. The migration to Oracle so far is meeting their goal for centralized data access and provides 20x better performance with a tenfold reduction in storage costs.
Listen to this Database Insider Podcast Interview for more details about their migration from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle Database 12c.
Friday Mar 21, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Mar 21, 2014
You get an ERP solution-in-a-box running on a complete Oracle technology stack that delivers high availability database and application services, efficiently utilizes system resources, provides performance advantages associated with Oracle’s Engineered Systems, and takes advantage of capacity-on-demand licensing for multiple workloads by leveraging Oracle VM hard partitioning.
This best practices white paper explains how to deploying JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Database Appliance
Oracle Database Appliance is a simple, reliable, and affordable Engineered System from Oracle. It saves you time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of high availability database solutions. Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform, based on Oracle VM, enables customers to quickly deploy both database and application workloads in a single virtualized appliance platform.
Through virtualization, the benefits of simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of high availability database solutions are extended to the application tier to provide customers a comprehensive solution-in-a-box
WP: Solution-in-a-box: Best practices for deploying JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Database Appliance
Thursday Mar 13, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Mar 13, 2014
In the March issue of Oracle Magazine, Tom Kyte discusses Oracle Database 12c Multitenant option with Patrick Wheeler, Oracle Sr. Director of Product Management.
This exchange between two Oracle Experts explains how Oracle Multitenant option can save customers capital expenses by consolidating more applications per server and reducing operating expenses.
Companies face enormous pressure to consolidate - to reduce floor space, power costs, and license costs and at the same time to realize the benefits of cloud computing and cloud-based agility, including rapid, low-cost self-service provisioning and delivery of standardized services. Its no longer a question of whether to consolidate but how to consolidate.
Oracle Multitenant is a new option for Oracle Database 12c that provides a multitenant architecture for consolidating databases and simplifying operations in the cloud.
You'll find more articles on Oracle Database 12c written by Tom Kyte in past issues of Oracle Magazine.
Friday Mar 07, 2014
By DataMurthy-Oracle on Mar 07, 2014
Friday Feb 28, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Feb 28, 2014
This is a great story that's worth repeating of how the University of Minnesota began offering database as a service a few years ago as a way of providing database services to the University’s colleges, departments, and administrative offices.
In typical Minnesota style, the University of Minnesota was way out in front of the DBaaS trend. The school's database sprawl was becoming more difficult to maintain and manage with 215 databases running on 40 servers, and requiring the equivalent of four to five full-time DBAs to manage it all.
The University's IT team decided to consolidate and centralize databases on two Oracle Exadata Database Machines -one for production workloads and the other for testing and development, reducing the number of databases from 215 to 25, and servers from 40 to 8.
As part of the consolidation initiative, the University began offering DBaaS to support their business applications on campus which included Oracle PeopleSoft for HR, financial management, administration-and Web sites. When new business needs arise at the University, they can satisfy the requirements almost immediately with database as a service, rather than go through a time consuming database acquisition and deployment process one project at a time.
As an early adoptor if DBaaS, the University is evaluating Oracle Database 12c as the potential next step with its multitenant architecture and pluggable databases, making it even easier to offer database services.
Thursday Feb 27, 2014
By David Swanger on Feb 27, 2014
Customers are just starting to realize the many benefits that Oracle Multitenant offers. Take a look at the infographic below to see how Oracle Multitenant dramatically increases consolidation density while allowing for the management of many databases as one---all without having to make application changes.
What's been your early experience with Oracle Multitenant?
Friday Feb 21, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Feb 21, 2014
Thursday Feb 20, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Feb 20, 2014
In this podcast you'll hear Sudhi describe the performance the challenges in their existing storage environment and how the Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Direct NFS improved their database performance and doubled the bandwidth to their legacy storage systems. This increased the backup performance of their storage servers without incurring additional storage expenditures, plus it allowed them to cut the time to run batch reports and other jobs by half.
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!
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.
Thursday Feb 06, 2014
By David Swanger on Feb 06, 2014
Last summer we introduced Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant. Over the past several months we've shared some impressive benchmarks and reports that detail how pluggable databases allow organizations to rapidly build their own Database as a Service environments that take advantage of:
- Rapid Provisioning
- Simple Database Tiering
- Managing Many Databases as One
e-DBA recently deployed Oracle Multitenant for their own Database as a Service environment and the results are nothing short of impressive.
They have achieved greater agility in standing up new database environments while reducing operational expense and complexity. In addition, e-DBA has been able to reduce their hardware spend by 75% thanks to Oracle Multitenant's sophisticated consolidation architecture.
What could Oracle Multitenant do for your organization?
Tuesday Feb 04, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Feb 04, 2014
What do you get when you combine the advantages of Oracle Database Appliance with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne? You get an ERP solution-in-a-box running on a complete Oracle technology stack that is simple, low-cost, and performs well.
Customers benefit from a fully integrated system that delivers high availability database and application services, efficiently utilizes system resources, provides performance advantages associated with Oracle’s Engineered Systems, and takes advantage of capacity-on-demand licensing for multiple workloads by leveraging Oracle VM hard partitioning.
This best practice white paper outlines the process of setting up Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform.
Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
By margaret hamburger on Jan 22, 2014
Listen to Guido van de Zweerde, Senior DBA from
University Twente's ICT Service Center describe how they
consolidated their database server environment and improved high
availability with Oracle Database Appliance.