Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Sterci today announced it has earned Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status

Sterci has announced it has earned Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status.

(Read full announcement here)

"GTExchange from Sterci is a high-performance multi-network and multi-standard financial messaging solution that provides a comprehensive connection hub to SWIFT and other networks, as well as handling internal message transfer. It supports high volume and complex message flows from multiple counterparties, delivering control, transparency and proven efficiencies.

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status, Sterci has shown that its GTExchange solution has achieved a 3.8 x greater throughput (nearly 4 million messages an hour), than any previous tests on comparable x86 systems." 

Fundtech’s Global PAYplus Achieves Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status

Fundtech, a leader in global transaction banking solutions, has announced  that Global PAYplus® – Services Platform (GPP-SP) version 4 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status.

(Read full announcement here)

"GPP-SP testing was done in the third quarter of 2012 in the Oracle Exastack Lab located in the Oracle Solution Center in Linlithgow, Scotland. It showed that an integrated solution can result in a highly streamlined installation, enabling reduced cost of evaluation, acquisition and ownership. Highlights of the transaction processing test are as follows:

  • 9.3 million Mass Payments per hour
  • 5.7 million Single Payments per hour

The test found that the optimized combination of GPP-SP running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is able to increase transactions per second (TPS) output per core, and able to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). The volumes achieved were using only 25% of Exadata/Exalogic processing capacity".

Exadata X3 launch webcast - Available on-demand

Available on-demand, this webcast covers everything partners need to know about Oracle’s next-generation database machine. You will learn how to improve performance by storing multiple databases in memory, lower power and cooling costs by 30%, and easily deploy a cloud based database service. Exadata X3 combines massive memory and low-cost disks to deliver the highest performance at the lowest cost.

View here!

Featured partner - Arrow uses Proof of Concept and Demo infrastructure to help VARs win new projects

Arrow ECS is one of the key VADs of Oracle in EMEA, and very active in the Exadata area. In different countries they have put in place demo and POC infrastructure. 

Ludovic Brûlé describes in the this video  how Arrow ECS can support their channel partners with Exadata and Exalogic projects.


New Exadata and Exalogic public references

The following are new public references for Exadata and Exalogic:

Oracle customer, Allegis, describes how Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic helped consolidate and optimize critical processes running in Oracle's PeopleSoft. 

The company implemented Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle WebCenter Content 11g to ensure high performance and stability for its new document-centralization system 

 

Leading Research Institution Consolidates More Than 200 Databases to Approximately 20 while Maximizing Availability for Thousands of Users

By consolidating 68 databases into a single Oracle Exadata Database Machine, SThree achieved the stability and scalability it needed to support its growth targets. Further enhancements to the organization’s core systems include a planned upgrade for Siebel Contact Center and improved integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

New Whitepaper - Exalogic Virtualization Architecture

One of the key enhancements in the current generation of Oracle Exalogic systems—and the focus of this whitepaper—is Oracle’s incorporation of virtualized InfiniBand I/O interconnects using Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) technology to permit the system to share the internal InfiniBand network and storage fabric between as many as 63 virtual machines per physical server node with near-native performance simultaneously allowing both high performance and high workload consolidation.

Oracle Exalogic X3-2 Installation and Maintenance Training (from OU)

Many of the Exadata partners in our community are also architecting and servicing Exalogic-based solution. The following training is open to partners and will be of interest.

New Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Demo

Exalogic is hardware and software engineered together to provide extreme performance, reliability and scalability for Oracle, Java and other applications, while delivering lower TCO, reduced risk, higher user productivity and one-stop support.

This new video describes and demos some of the key features. 

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