Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Guide to Private DBaaS - Customer Insights

Database clouds enable efficient consolidation of servers, storage, and database workloads.By utilizing the multitenant architecture Oracle Database 12c, customers can reduce operational costs, reduce the impact of maintenance and risk of failures, and become more agile in the data center. This includes rapid self-service provisioning of database services, and monitoring and metering of performant, reliable and secure database services on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Three customers (KPN, a telecommunications firm in the Netherlands e-DBA, a technology service provider in the UK, and State of Texas, a U.S government agency) share their DBaaS insights in the following guides:

Thursday Mar 12, 2015

VNIIA Reduces Database Administrative Time and Effort by 70 Percent, Lowers Costs

All-Russia Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA), founded in 1954, is part of the state-owned atomic energy corporation ROSATOM. The institute’s core activities include exploration, research and development (R&D), and full-scale product manufacturing. Its efforts focus on nuclear material control and accounting, complex technical-system safety, research and reporting on material behavior under high temperature and shock stress, and nonproliferation of nuclear and radioactive materials. In 2011, VNIIA established its Fundamental and Applied Research Center to extend theoretical research. 

Helped by Oracle and partner Croc, VNIIIA deployed Oracle Enterprise Manager to flexibly manage VNIIA’s multivendor environment, so it can consolidate monitoring, control, diagnostics, and reporting for heterogeneous hardware and software products in a single console.

Full story here

Friday Nov 21, 2014

Oracle Enterprise Manager Enables Seamless IT Management and Visibility for IDEXX Laboratories

"The visibility Oracle Enterprise Manager provides has played an extremely critical role in optimizing our Oracle infrastructure,” said Brett Curtis, senior system administrator, IDEXX Laboratories. “By monitoring the various components within our environment and alerting us to issues before they become a problem, Oracle Enterprise Manager has enabled us to be more efficient while improving service levels.”

“Oracle Enterprise Manager is providing us with an end-to-end tool for our entire Oracle environment, providing valuable insight into all layers of our Java-based applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server,” said Tracy Graff, senior manager, IT, IDEXX Laboratories. “Since implementing Oracle Enterprise Manager, we have been able to streamline troubleshooting efforts and identify the root cause in minutes or hours instead of days, saving us a significant amount of time.”

Read full story here 

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Paragon Data Enhances Its Customer and Employee Experience Across 450 Bookstores Following 10-Day Migration

Paragon Data GmbH runs the data center for its parent company, Deutsche Buch Handels GmbH & Co. KG (DBH), a book-trading market leader in Germany. Paragon provides high-performing, secure, and stable IT infrastructure to more than 450 bookstores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland—each with up to 80,000 items in stock and more than 10 million deliverables. 

“Deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machine—combined with the integrated management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c—has greatly reduced the number of distinct environments we have to monitor, patch, and back up, lowering overall management effort by more than 50%. The Oracle Exadata platform has an excellent price-to-performance ratio, and receiving the system and support from a single vendor helps us ensure business continuity and to provide an outstanding customer experience.” – Christian Trieb, Senior Database Administrator, Paragon Data GmbH 

Read full story here 

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Cerner Delivers High performance Private Cloud

Cerner Corporation talks about how they use Oracle Enterprise Manager to deliver predictable and agile cloud services.

Watch video here

Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Managing across the entire Oracle stack with Oracle Enterprise Manager: IDEXX Laboratory

IDEXX Laboratory delivers innovative diagnostics and technologies for better veterinary care and safer food and water. Oracle Enterprise Manager enables IDEXX to gain visibility across its entire Oracle technology stack.

Watch video here 

Monday Apr 15, 2013

New Public References for Enterprise Manager on Exadata Environments

  • Oracle Exadata, Enterprise Manager & eBusiness Suite:

Capgemini - Consulting Services - France
Capgemini Increases its Worldwide Business Unit Reporting Activity by 35% and Reduces Reporting Execution Time by 75%

ADNOC Distribution - Oil & Gas -  United Arab Emirates
ADNOC Distribution Increases Database Response by 20x with Engineered Systems

Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

IDC case study - Making Oracle Database Easier and Faster to Manage and Run: Cardinal Health's Consolidation on Oracle Exadata

IDC's published a non-commissioned case study on Cardinal Health's migration from 20 UNIX servers to two Exadata half-racks.

This IDC Buyer Case Study examines the experience of Cardinal Health in consolidating a number of operational databases on Oracle Exadata. It considers the reasons for the move, alternatives considered, and benefits realized. It also draws conclusions from the experience of Cardinal Health and includes observations and lessons learned from this project.

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