considering an investment in Oracle Exadata need
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performance, consolidation, and IT infrastructure roadmap
goals, plus the changes
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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:
You can reduce storage costs AND improve performance when you choose Oracle’s approach to managing data growth. Read how Information
Processing Center reduced their operational database resources by more than
400% using Oracle Advanced Compression. Likewise,
found that it increased the performance of its
PeopleSoft reporting environment by reducing the time to complete certain nightly
extracts from 12 hours to four. Deutsche
Börse AG used a combination of compression and partitioning to reduce their
storage requirements which had grown by 50% to 24 terabytes and achieve optimal performance by partitioning fact
tables with more than 1 terabyte. Health
Market Science also used this combination to manage data growth more cost effectively.
To learn how they did it, listen to Oracle Database expert Kevin
Jernigan describe how to reduce your database storage footprint and costs.
Use these simple tools to help you compare the
savings with and without compression and assess your
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In researching this paper, IDC found that the upgrade process is
smooth, the latest version offers key benefits over older versions,
and the new features and procedures are easy to learn and well worth
The paper highlights users of Oracle applications,
such as Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise applications, Siebel Customer
Relationship Management (CRM) applications, and Oracle E-Business
It includes a review of Oracle Database 11g improvements and new features along with best practices from Oracle users who upgraded to
Oracle Database 11g.