Monday Jul 01, 2013

Simplfy, Consolidate, and Grow with Oracle Database Appliance

Don't miss David Kelly's 'Grow up, Branch Out' article in the July/August issue of Oracle Magazine to learn how companies like AON, Yodelly and Mediswitch simplified IT operations, consolidated IT assets, and grew their IT capabilities with Oracle Database Appliance.

Friday Jun 21, 2013

Yodlee successfully deploys Oracle Database Appliance X3-2

Watch Jeff Schulte, Vice President of Operations, Scalability, and Architecture at Yodlee recount their success deploying the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 as a Solution-in-a-Box.

Monday Jun 03, 2013

Who will be Oracle Magazine's 2013 Technologist of the Year?

It's not too late to nominate someone for the Technologist of the Year: Database Developer award. Oracle is looking for technology experts who have developed innovative application solutions for Oracle databases, including Oracle Database, MySQL, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle NoSQL Database, and Oracle Berkeley DB.

Oracle Magazine's Technologist of the Year awards program is part of the Oracle Excellence Awards

Friday May 31, 2013

Oracle Database Appliance is a complete solution in a box

Just in case you missed the launch earlier this month, Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 hosts both databases and application workloads for a variety of complete solutions in a box. Watch the replay today to learn how Oracle Database Appliance helps businesses of all sizes reduce their risk while saving time and money managing valuable data and applications.

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Targetbase gets deeper insight and 40x faster query response with Oracle Exadata

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%.

Targetbase Analyzes Marketing Data up to 40x Faster, Helps Clients Launch Targeted Marketing Campaigns Earlier

Monday May 20, 2013

Need a good reason to upgrade to Oracle Database? I'll give you seventy five!

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.

Oracle Database References booklet

Friday May 03, 2013

New Podcast: Reasons Developers and DBAs Should Attend ODTUG's KScope13

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview two ODTUG (Oracle Development Tools User Group) members:

During this podcast (listen), they explain why KScope13 is a fantastic conference for both developers and DBAs alike. This year, it's happening June 23 - 27 in New Orleans, LA. 

Monty and Kellyn talk about this year's keynote, tracks and workshops, the Database and Developers Symposium on Sunday, the special event on Wednesday night and other social events, the community service project (which started 6 years ago in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina), and WIT (Women In Technology).

Make sure to listen to all of it in order to get a registration code for a $100 discount !

More info on the conference from other high profile Oracle employees and their participation:

Thursday Apr 25, 2013

Oracle Exadata Recipes for Success – A Problem Solution Approach

Organizations considering an investment in Oracle Exadata need to understand how it addresses performance, consolidation, and IT infrastructure roadmap goals, plus the changes it will have on their day-to-day operations to support Oracle Database on Oracle Exadata.

Oracle Exadata Recipes - A problem Solution Approach is a new book written by Oracle database expert and author John Clark that will show you how to maintain and optimize your Oracle Exadata environment as well as how to ensure that it is the right fit for your company. Oracle Exadata recipes is written for individuals that want to quickly learn and develop effective proven solutions without reading lengthy manuals scrubbing for techniques. Learn more about the book when you listen to this interview.

Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

Jenny Gelhausen receives 2013 Ken Jacobs Award at Collaborate 13

Delighted to see Oracle's Jenny Gelhausen receive the IOUG's 2013 Ken Jacobs Award at Collaborate 13 in Denver. Every year, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) recognize an Oracle employee who has positively affected the success of the IOUG through their support of the organization. Jenny works tirelessly behind the scenes helping the IOUG network, educate and share best practices throughout Oracle's technology and database community.

Jenny is pictured below receiving award from IOUG President John Matelski and being congratulated by IOUG Past President Andy Flower (or maybe it's well-known chef Bobby Flay?). Many congratulations to Jenny on a very well deserved award!

Monday Apr 08, 2013

Watch this Webcast: Introducing the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 with Mark Hurd

Now On Demand: More Power. More Storage. More Flexibility.

You’re invited to watch Oracle executives, including President Mark Hurd, in a replay of the launch Webcast introducing the latest release of Oracle Database Appliance. You’ll also hear customers discuss how Oracle Database Appliance has revolutionized the way they deploy, manage, and support a database platform.

View the Webcast to learn how the latest release offers midsize businesses and enterprise departments a simple, reliable, affordable, and virtualized appliance that:
  • Increases performance up to 2x and expands storage capacity up to 4x
  • Hosts both databases and application workloads for a variety of complete solutions in a box
  • Extends capacity on-demand licensing to all Oracle software

Register today for this Webcast and be among the first to learn how the Oracle Database Appliance helps businesses of all sizes reduce their risk while saving time and money managing their valuable data and applications.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

Starwood Hotels Transforms Business in Real-Time with Oracle Exadata

Listen as Arup Nanda from Starwood Hotels and Resorts describes how Oracle Exdata Database Machine transformed their business to deliver real-time market data and  on-demand reports which allowed them to react quickly to changing market conditions while reducing IT infrastructure costs.

Monday Mar 18, 2013

Verizon chooses Oracle TimesTen Over Home Grown Solution for Real-Time Fraud Detection

Listen as Jan Shook describes why Verizon Wireless replaced their home grown fraud detection solution with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database to create a real-time fraud detection architecture that offers high availability, disaster recovery, enterprise level support and tight integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager for automatic synchronization with their Oracle Database.

Friday Mar 15, 2013

In North America, there's a MAA Workshop near you !

MAA, or the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture, is Oracle's best practices blueprint based on Oracle high availability (HA) technologies, extensive validation performed by the Oracle MAA development team, and the accumulated production experience of customers who have successfully deployed business critical applications on Oracle.

There is great information about it on Oracle's web properties such as here or here

But sometimes, it's just great to hear straight from the experts that are in the same room than you. And that's why we organize these free MAA Workshops in a city near you:

Building a Highly Available "Always On" Oracle Database Environment

Check out the locations and dates here, and make sure to register. Enjoy !

Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

Don't Miss this Webcast! Upgrade to Oracle Database 11g with Zero Downtime

Its not too late to join this interactive Webcast to hear what you're missing by not upgrading to Oracle Database 11g.

Register today and get your upgrade questions answered by Oracle Experts on March 14.

Monday Mar 11, 2013

Data Warehousing Trends Webcast Now On-Demand

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!



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