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- March Edition - Database Insider Newsletter
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- Oracle Database Hands On Labs @ IOUG COLLABORATE 16
- Oracle Database Insights Forum Starts Worldwide Tour
- Video Series on Oracle Database Multitenant
- Identifying Use Cases for Accelerating Apps with Oracle Database In-Memory
Friday May 31, 2013
Tuesday May 21, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle 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-Oracle 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.
Thursday Apr 25, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Apr 25, 2013
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
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Apr 09, 2013
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
By David Swanger on Apr 08, 2013
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.
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Apr 08, 2013
The best part of my job is getting to speak with Oracle customers about their experiences with our products. I recently spoke with Sven Lareum, BI Expert at Heidelberg, the world's leading service and solution provider in the print media industry about the five-figure cost savings they realized when Oracle Advanced Compression was deployed in their SAP environment.
Not only did they reduce storage consumption by 50%, they dramatically improved report processing times and database operational performance to achieve a total return on their investment in less than 5 months. Pretty amazing.
Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Mar 20, 2013
Monday Mar 18, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Mar 18, 2013
Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Mar 13, 2013
Monday Mar 11, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle 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-Oracle on Mar 08, 2013
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle on Mar 08, 2013
Listen to Satish Zalavadia, Senior
DBA at Bank of America describes how Oracle Advanced
Compression and Secure
Files helped them accommodate
future data growth by reducing
their database storage footprint by 50% saving money and
improving query performance by 80%.
By Margaret Hamburger-Oracle 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: