Thursday Jan 31, 2013

Wm Morrison Supermarkets Improves Performance on Exadata

Learn how Morrison can now react in real time to business needs and take query performance from minutes to seconds. Oracle Exadata became a strategic partner to the business, delivering real analytics, business benefit, and 20x storage compression.


Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

IDC Whitepaper - Time for Change: Optimizing Datacenter Infrastructure with Technology Refresh

IDC recently published a White Paper - "Time for Change: Optimizing Datacenter Infrastructure with Technology Refresh", sponsored by Oracle, which provides valuable insight and quantifies the business benefits of upgrading and modernizing IT infrastructure.

The report is based on in-depth interviews with seven enterprises that have recently worked with Oracle to refresh and optimize their data center infrastructure for an average three-year ROI of 267% and a payback in 13 months.

By consolidating and virtualizing their UNIX server and storage environments, IDC found these organizations were able to realize the following benefits:

  • Gain a more powerful infrastructure that delivers an aggregate financial benefit of $91,466 per 100 end users;
  • Optimize IT staff support by enabling them to more proactively manage IT infrastructure and reduce time spent responding to problems and architecture complexities;
  • Quantify real end user productivity gains derived from higher service levels and faster response times;
  • Mitigate the risks associated with service downtime by up to 99%; enabling more productive business operations.

Download report here


Tuesday Jan 29, 2013

Exalogic X3-2 Now Certified for Oracle Platinum Services

  • In addition to Exadata and Supercluster, Oracle Platinum Services, is now available for Exalogic X3-2. Oracle Platinum Services represents a new model in IT support that provides remote fault monitoring, industry-leading response times and patch deployment services for qualified Oracle Premier Support customers – at no additional cost. These services provide a unique opportunity to differentiate Oracle in discussions with customers and now the Exalogic X3-2 is certified for Platinum coverage.

Learn More

With Oracle Platinum Services, customers spend less time supporting their systems and more time supporting their business. Learn more by exploring these links:

Using Hybrid Columnar Compression with Exadata and ZFS: RL Polk

RL Polk uses Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression in its Exadata and Sun ZFS Storage Appliance. HCC is critical to Polk’s ability to replicate its database in the ZFS Storage appliance to the development and test environment


Monday Jan 28, 2013

New SAP-on-Exadata Deep-Dive Consultant Training for Partners.- Walldorf, March 11-15, 2013


Help consultants from partners become end-to-end experts on how to deploy, migrate, install and run Exadata on SAP applications. We will share technical experience and demonstrations, showing you how to become technical heroes on Exadata.


SAP Technical/BASIS Consultants, SAP Migration Consultants, SAP Technical Associate Consultants, SAP Certified Technical/BASIS/Associate/Migration consultants who are willing to deploy technical infrastructure (BASIS, installation, migration, deployment, clustering, backup, monitoring, operations, etc.) staff for SAP on Exadata platform.

This 5-day technical training is free of charge for partner consultants with the right qualifications.

Registration information and full details of the training (content, agenda, prerequisites, preparation material) are available for download from the Exadata Partner Community Collaborative Workspace: download here(Only accesible for registered members of the Exadata Partner Community - If you are not a member yet, please register here)

 Capacity is limited. Register now!

New Exastack Optimized ISV: ATS

Saudi-headquartered  Adaptive TechSoft (ATS), whose applications are used throughout the Middle East, has achieved the Exadata Optimized status, certified by Oracle's value added distributor Avnet Technology Solutions Middle East & Africa.

Read full story here.


Featured partner: STERCi Reduces Operational Risk for Financial Institutes with Exalogic and Tuxedo

Headquartered in Geneva, Sterci Group is a market-leading financial messaging solutions company with subsidary divisions in London, Brussels, Toronto, New York, Paris, Riyadh, Singapore and Zurich.

STERCi leverages Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Tuxedo to achieve record performance benchmarks with 3.5 million of financial messages per hour, while driving down cost of ownership and operational risks for large financial institutions.


Friday Jan 25, 2013

Database Insider - January 2013 issue

The January issue of the Database Insider newsletter is now available. (Full newsletter here)


Oracle's Big Data Solutions Simplify Management, Speed Time-to-Value

To help customers capitalize on big data, Oracle has launched a series of new enhancements and updates to Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Big Data Connectors, including tighter integration with the Oracle ecosystem and simplified management of Hadoop systems.
Read More

Low-Cost High Availability

A series of new videos stars the calmest IT guy in the world. Why so calm? Because he has deployed Oracle Database high-availability solutions to minimize the effect of downtime on mission-critical systems while also eliminating idle redundancy in his IT environment.
Read More

Announcing Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall

In December, Oracle announced Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, the industry's first and only product that protects both Oracle and non-Oracle databases by bringing together network traffic monitoring and audit data analysis into a single software appliance–based platform.
Read More


Customer references: Immonet Uses Oracle Exadata and Exalytics to Manage and Analyze Customer Data

Immonet CEO, Christian Maar, discusses how Oracle Exalytics, BI, RTD, and Exadata improve business by increasing quality of customer data while lowering costs.

(Relaed post: ISE (Germany) and Techdata Azlan: Exadata win over IBM at Immonet)


Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

Running E-Business Suite and Exadata: Radio Systems

Hear how Radio Systems is able to cut batch processing times and data warehouse extraction times with Oracle Exadata. Using Oracle Exadata and Oracle E-Business Suite, Radio Systems is able to innovate quickly and get to market faster.


Running E-Business Suite on Exadata: Apollo Group

Apollo Group selected an integrated hardware and software solution from Oracle including Oracle Exadata running E-Business Suite and the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance for backup and recovery.


Running E-Business Suite on Exadata: Alpha Natural Resources

Learn more about Alpha Natural Resources gained E-Business Suite performance improvements of up to 10x. Hear how they are able to be more nimble, scale quickly, drive user productivity, and save $1 million in their first year with Oracle Exadata.


New Exalogic public references: Cognizant

Cognizant replaces IBM servers to run Peoplesoft with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, gains scalability on demand and improves application speed by 50 percent. (Read full story here)

New Exadata public references: SunGard

SunGard Availability Services improves database performance by 70 percent with Oracle Exadata and Sun ZFS to enhance its customer offering, compress its data, and enable replication of its production backups to an off-site data center several times a day. (Read full story here)


Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

Upcoming PTS Exadata Technical Workshops

The popular Exadata Technical Workshop delivered by PTS (Platform Technology Services) for partners' architects and technical staff  is scheduled for the following locations and dates:

  • February 5-6, 2013: Budapest, Hungary

Contact your local Oracle Partner Enablement to register 



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