Monday Aug 12, 2013

WP: Why use Oracle VM for Oracle Databases

Ever asked your self how an Oracle Database performs in a virtualized environment and how these numbers compare against a traditionally bare metal installation?

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Friday Aug 09, 2013

Announcement: ODA Patch is released

Today, 9th of August 2013 ODA Patch has been released and can be downloaded from MOS. ships with

  • Oracle Linux OS updated from UEK1 to UEK2 Kernel
  • Oracle VM updated from version 3.1.1 to version 3.2.
  • for GI and RDBMS
  • ASR 4.4

Have a look at Note 888888.1 in MOS, it will hold more details.

Launch Webcast: Latest Engineered System for Enterprise Virtualization

Install and Deploy Your Virtual Infrastructure in Just Hours

Join us and learn about our latest engineered system. It provides a converged infrastructure powered by Oracle VM server virtualization and Oracle Virtual Networking, dramatically enhancing data center operations.

Time and Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:00 a.m. PDT ( 19:00 CEST)

For more details and registration click here.

Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Quinnsight: Oracle Revolutionizes its Flagship Database for Multitenant Clouds, August 2013

On June 25th QuinSight  Research published a Technology Innovator Product Snapshot (TIPS) which covers Oracle Database 12c.

Here a brief summary of the report

  • Oracle Database 12c is the most R&D Oracle has poured into its flagship database in decades.  
  • It's difficult to find a database other than 12c that: (a) directly addresses enterprise needs for private cloud and database consolidation without (b) forcing changes in application code or database schema. 
  • 12c offers flexible cloud-era OPEX licensing options
  • 12c is truly multitenant cloud-capable - without forcing customers to change existing database implementations
  • 12c use cases: 
    • (1) Dev, test, erp upgrades.  Rapid/simple provisioning and cloning of databases 
    • (2) private cloud - fast provisioning via DBA constructed templates
    • (3) SaaS - with a single container, plug in up to 252 PDBs - each containing totally separated data.  For enterprise-class SaaS, 12c is a "potential game changer"
    • (4) Consolidation - Customers interested in DB consolidation have an entirely new engine to consider with 12c that might acutally push them over the line to commence consolidation.  Those already consolidating have an entirely new, and enhanced approach.  And DBAs lives just got easier
  • 12c delivers long term flexibility to port the database portion of the application anywhere, with minimal impact - on premis, private cloud, hybrid cloud.
  • Integration is almost assured.  Customers don't need to change schema or code.

Link to Research note

Read the complete report Oracle Revolutionizes its Flagship Database for Multitenant Clouds for more details.

Oracle VM Named a “Challenger” in Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant

Oracle is excited to announce continued upward as a second year “Challenger” in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure report. Oracle believes that its application driven virtualization strategy, along with product optimizations, easy software access, and low cost have resulted in strong customer momentum gains.

Read the full report "Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure" for Gartner's take.

Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

Announcing End of Life for Oracle VDI, Sun Ray Hardware and Software

On 1st of August Oracle announced the EOL for Oracle VDI, Sun Ray Hardware and Software.

Read the full announcement on Oracle's Virtualization Blog:

Sun Ray Hardware Last Order Dates & Extension of Premier Support for Desktop Virtualization Software


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