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Friday Feb 21, 2014
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
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.
Monday Apr 08, 2013
By margaret hamburger 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.
Friday Mar 08, 2013
By margaret hamburger 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%.
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:
Wednesday Jan 02, 2013
By margaret hamburger on Jan 02, 2013
A few weeks ago I spoke with Satish Zalavadia, Senior DBA at Bank of America. Listen as he describes how Oracle Advanced Compression reduced their storage footprint by 50%. This huge reduction in storage utilization meant that no additional storage was needed to accommodate their data growth for one year even as their clients introduced more applications running against the database. In addition, they saw an 80% improvement of query performance as a result of storing LOB data in Secure Files.
Friday Dec 21, 2012
By margaret hamburger on Dec 21, 2012
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.
Oracle's approach to managing data growth is just one of three compelling reasons to upgrade to Oracle Database 11g.
Have a happy and prosperous New Year!
Monday Jul 18, 2011
By margaret hamburger on Jul 18, 2011
Learn how storage resources can be shared in private clouds for improved availability of data in consolidated database environments at our "Storage Management in Private Clouds" Webcast on July 21 at 10am PT. This is part of an ongoing private cloud Webcast series. Register today for this Webcast, or the entire series!
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