Friday Mar 18, 2016

Oracle Data Management Solutions: Leadership From The Data Center To The Cloud

With nearly four decades of data management and analytics innovation, Oracle is off to a strong start for 2016. Industry analyst Gartner has recognized Oracle’s leadership among technology providers offering data management solutions. Gartner evaluates solution providers based on a variety of criteria including performance, customer usability, innovations, vision completeness and pricing. Based on these and other parameters, Gartner has published its latest Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics, and it is our opinion that Oracle stood out from the competition by offering a truly unique value proposition to its customers, and the ability to execute on its strategy.

Figure-1: Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse & Data Management Solutions for Analytics

        Now Oracle is harnessing the strength of its on-premise solutions to bring this value to customers through unique and differentiated cloud offerings. Spanning data centers across twenty countries, Oracle offers a complete ecosystem of cloud services including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).

Figure-2: Bringing Industry Leading Data Warehouse Expertise To The Cloud

From these service segments, Oracle extends several full-featured data management offerings that align to each step of a customer’s data path. Whether a customer is looking to enable compute services for data ingestion or disaster recovery services for data retention, Oracle’s hybrid cloud design has an end-to-end portfolio that is 100% compatible with on-premise Oracle solutions.

Figure-3: Oracle’s Data Management Cloud Services

As enterprise data management cloud services become more pervasive, data warehouse solutions are also growing in demand. Data warehouse cloud services offer a variety of benefits. First, as data warehouses gather the data from databases and create a layer that is optimized and dedicated to analytics, DWaaS helps reduce the cost and complexity of managing the associated hardware, and enable analysts to focus on extracting value from their data. Secondly, as illustrated above, data has its own life-cycle and does not exist in a silo. By having your data warehouse in the cloud it enables data to flow more readily into key destination points. One such destination point is a business intelligence engine. Oracle offers an intuitive and agile BI cloud offering that extends your analytics with the power of the market-leading Oracle Database. Oracle also supports 3rd party BI and ETL solutions through its IaaS offering to help ensure ease of integration. Lastly, whether your firm is experienced with Hadoop implementations, or you are looking to begin testing its capabilities, Oracle offers a big data cloud service that aligns with emerging trend for hybrid transactional & analytical platforms. This dual path approach helps ensure that you can capture the value of Hadoop and integrate these new data streams within your traditional data consumption models.

One of the big challenges for customers is that many public cloud providers lack support for a true hybrid-cloud and-on-premise data warehousing combination, which is the model that is predicted to be the norm for most organizations by the end of 2018. A second challenge with public cloud providers is that most customers are not looking for point product services, nor are they are satisfied by the incomplete solutions offered. Oracle offers true enterprise grade cloud solutions that are engineered for a compatible hybrid-cloud deployment.

Oracle’s Data Warehouse Cloud Differentiation:

  • The #1 relational database in the industry, offered fully featured to Oracle cloud customers, a value proposition no other public cloud provider can offer.
  • A high-performance data management cloud offering in the Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service.
  • In-Memory database provides rapid analytic scans enabling queries to execute up to 100X faster, which in turn helps accelerate decision making and better agility.
  • Oracle offers a fully featured cloud DNA that is purposely engineered to enable a hybrid cloud deployment that is 100% compatible with Oracle databases.
  • 75% faster deployment of Oracle databases and applications for faster time to value.
  • While most public cloud providers utilize commodity hardware, Oracle implements a hardened, enterprise grade, architecture optimized for critical workloads.
  • Industry leading 10x data compression for reduced storage costs and increased performance.

Figure-4: A True Enterprise Grade Cloud Service

Current Oracle customers leveraging our data management cloud services fall into two major use categories:

  1. Migration To The Cloud
  2. New Monetization Opportunities

Figure-5: Data Warehouse Use Cases In The Cloud

In the first category, we find customers that are taking more common use cases such as enterprise data warehousing, “sandbox” environments and data back-up, and they are migrating portions or all of these work streams into the cloud. In these use cases, customers value the elasticity of compute and storage resources to help address the peaks and valleys of consumption. In the second category we find customer use cases that are focused on driving new revenue streams for their companies. Oracle offers a variety of solutions that guide a customer to a common goal; the ability to leverage analytics to unlock the value of their data and deliver meaningful business value. Here the key cloud use cases are data warehousing with compute analytics, high-performance data management and big-data services.

         As we discussed throughout the blog, it is Oracle's goal to bring its expertise proven in on-premise solutions, and replicate this in a suite of cloud services that truly deliver executable value for its customers.  The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse & Data Management Solutions summaries Oracle's leadership in its ability to deliver innovation across the combination of hardware and software towards a single solution that is easy to deploy and manage.  This unique differentiation has become Oracle's foundation for building a true enterprise ready cloud offering.  For customers looking for data warehouse cloud services, Oracle provides a flexible offering that was designed to help reduce IT costs, increase business agility and performance, but also reduce risk through safe and secure data storage.  For more information on Oracle Data Management Cloud Services please visit us at - https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/data-management

Resources:

Data Warehouse Asset Tool - http://www.oracle.com/us/media/survey/index-191201.html
DWaaS Infographic: Bringing Industry Leading Data Warehouse Expertise To The Cloud - http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/oracle-dwaas-infographic-2946717.pdf
Oracle Database Cloud – https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/database
Oracle Database Cloud 30 Days Trial -
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Monday Apr 14, 2014

Business Opportunities with Oracle In-Database Analytics

Data-driven organizations across all industries adopt data warehousing and big data solutions to enable fast, high quality analytical decision-making.  Data scientists and other specialized analytical knowledge workers are getting a lot of buzz in the industry due to the increasing popularity of advanced analytical methods like data mining and geospatial analysis. Oracle helps data-driven organizations simplify and accelerate the delivery of advanced analytics through its industry-leading data warehousing and big data solutions by embedding analytical capabilities in the Oracle Database platform. In-database analytics enables advanced analysis against large datasets with little or no movement of data from one system to another. Whether revenue growth, cost savings, or risk mitigation, Oracle in-database analytics simplifies and accelerates the delivery of advanced analytics for data-driven organizations.  Read more here.[Read More]

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Learn about what’s new in data warehousing for 2014!

In the era of big data, data warehousing is becoming even more relevant for enterprises eager to become more information-driven.  Every year, Oracle conducts an informal survey of customers to understand what the latest trends in Data Warehousing are and what opportunities customers are taking advantage of to leverage those trends.  We publish the results of the survey in a whitepaper and webcast.

Download the whitepaper on “Top 10 Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities” here:


And check out the replay of our recent webcast on “Top Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities for 2014” and find out how industry leaders are taking advantage of new software and hardware technologies to simplify data management and supercharge analytics performance.

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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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