We are pleased to announce an update to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4. The update is now available on OTN.
So what exactly is adaptive private PaaS?
releases of Enterprise Manager have expanded capabilities around
Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery in your private cloud. In
particular, the EM Cloud Management Packs have focused on two critical
areas for Oracle customers: Database as a Service (DBaaS) and Middleware
as a Service (MWaaS).
In this release, these PaaS capabilities
have become more adaptive to complex, rapidly growing environments.
Let's look at 3 areas where database and middleware users and managers
Controlling Expanding Database as a Service Environments
adoption of database as a service can lead to even faster growth in the
number of database instances and the number of database versions and
configurations. This can severely impact your management costs and could
even cripple your database as a service initiative. The new release
enhances our solution to this problem:
· Configuration standardization with integrated advisory, to detect differences across databases and eliminate configuration drift
· Database fleet patching using minimum downtime techniques, to bring database configurations back into compliance
· Rules for custom placement, to
intelligently find a suitable target for database placement, based on
current load, current population and placement constraints
A database as a service approach can improve service to database users while simultaneously reducing database management costs.
Developing More Rapidly, with Increased Security
application development and testing requires convenient access to
up-to-date test data. The Enterprise Manager Snap Clone feature gives
DBAs, developers and QA engineers direct access to self-service cloning,
so they can create fully functional copies of production databases
within minutes. This release introduces several exciting new Snap Clone
· Continuous data refresh from the source database. As your production system gets updated, you can continuously refresh your test data.
· Integrated data masking, subsetting and patching. Use
the Enterprise Manager Data Masking and Subsetting Pack together with
Snap Clone to keep your test databases lean and free of sensitive
information, and keep them up to date with the latest PSUs and patch
· Restore a database to a previous point in time with a convenient calendar view.
· Snap Clone support on EMC VMAX and VNX Block Storage. This
adds to Snap Clone's native support for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
and NetApp Storage Appliance in addition to generic support of other
Software developers can also take advantage of
new test-to-production (and reverse) cloning of SOA, OSB and WebCenter
environments with application artifacts automation.
Flexible APaaS Service Catalogs Read the complete article here.
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