Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

The University of Minnesota Delivers Database as a Service

It seems we usually read about large enterprises and governments leading the way in delivering database as service, but it should be no surprise that top educational institutions have a few things to teach us.  In a recent OracleVoice post on forbes.com,  Database as a Service: A Pioneer Explains How It's Done, the University of Minnesota discusses how they are providing database as a service to consumers across the university, and the benefits that both IT and consumers are seeing.

One interesting aspect of educational institutions versus enterprises is that the former often provide troves of useful information on their public websites.  A visit to http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/index.html will enable some fruitful searches for more details.

Monday Dec 30, 2013

New Year's Resolution: learn more about Oracle Database 12c

 Interested in learning more about Oracle Database 12c's Multitenant option?  Here's a great opportunity to help kick off the new year:

Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) Oracle EM Techcast: DBA Best Practices for Performance Tuning in a Pluggable World

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 10 am PT

In Oracle Database 12c, a container database (CDB) can host up to 252 pluggable databases (PDBs).  This presentation look at the performance aspects of this deployment option:

• Best practices for DBAs
• Tuning and configuration tips
• New features

Featured Speaker: Julian Dontcheff(*), Head of Database Management & Exadata Lead for EALA (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America), Accenture
*Oracle Certified Master and an Oracle ACE Director

Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Online DBaaS Forum available on-demand

Problem: you missed the October 21 on-line forum on how to design, deploy and deliver Oracle Database in a private cloud.

Solution: watch any of the segments on-demand simply by clicking here.

If only all of life's difficulties could be handled so easily ...

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Oracle Private Database Cloud at Cloud Expo

Cloud Expo will meet June 10-13 in New York City, and Oracle experts will be hosting several demos in the exhibition hall and also offering several speaker sessions, including these sessions with an emphasis on private cloud:

Fast-track Your Transformation to Enterprise Private Cloud with my esteemed colleague Anand Akela


Best Practices for Providing Oracle DBaaS with a Private Cloud with my esteemed teammate Raj Kammend

It's a great chance to learn more about Oracle's offerings from the true experts.  If you miss out, make sure you catch us at Oracle OpenWorld in September...

Thursday May 16, 2013

Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) - Spring 2013 Conference

The NoCOUG holds its spring 2013 conference next Wednesday, 22 May 2013, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at The California Center Pleasanton (formerly CarrAmerica Conference Center).

More details and registration are available on their website.

Fellow dbclouders, please take note of Mark Scardina's session from 2:30 to 3:30 in the auditorium: Why and how you should be using Policy-Managed Databases. From the abstract:

Did you know that policy-managed databases are the default database type for Oracle Database 12c RAC implementations? If you are running Administration-managed databases and would like to learn more about Policy-managed database deployments, introduced in Oracle Database 11gR2, you should attend this session. This presentation will detail how Oracle RAC policy-managed database deployments solve longstanding customer requirements such as database service start order and last service standing, database zero-configuration scaling, HA event shutdown of less critical services and managing to performance objectives while maximizing utilization. Oracle RAC database deployment, upgrade and conversion to policy management along with the use of server pools will be explained and relevant use cases presented.

There are several other topics and speakers of interest - we hope you can make it for the entire conference!

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

Oracle Private Database Cloud at Cloud Connect next week

Oracle is a sponsor of the Cloud Connect conference being held in Santa Clara, California next week (April 2-5).  The conference includes workshops, keynotes, conferences, and an exhibition hall which is open Wednesday and Thursday from noon to six p.m. each day.

 If you're interested in Private Database Clouds, or any type of cloud for that matter, stop by the Oracle demo area and visit our Private Database Cloud booth.  We can talk about the benefits of private clouds, the different types of models to choose from, how they differ from public clouds, and a customer-proven approach to making successful transitions to cloud computing.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012

Database Consolidation Slides

In case you missed us in the Demogrounds at Oracle OpenWorld-- or if you were there and would like to take another look -- here are the slides we were presenting last week:  Database Consolidation for Private Database Clouds.

I'm thinking to add a voice-over ... once my voice recovers from four days of non-stop discussions, meetings, speaking sessions etc.  A few of the questions we answered frequently included:

Q: Is it possible to deploy an Oracle Database Cloud today with Oracle's current technologies and products?

A: Absolutely!  Oracle has been developing technologies for several years that support the key features of a cloud environment.  Oracle Database 11g is an ideal platform for database clouds.

Q: Are Oracle Engineered Systems required for Oracle Database Clouds?

A: Oracle Database Clouds run best on our Engineered Systems, but can also be deployed on any platform that supports the database, as many customers are doing today.

If you have questions, feel free to post them here and we'll start a dialog.


The Database Cloud Architecture Team at Oracle develops and documents best practices for designing and delivering database consolidation and database-as-a-service projects.


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