Tuesday Nov 24, 2015

Software in Silicon Innovations for Database

Juan Loaiza, Sr. VP of Technology, provides an overview of innovative Software in Silicon technology that redefines Enterprise Computing, enabling customers to improve performance and reliability of applications.

Juan talks about revolutionary Software in Silicon technologies like In-Memory which enable customers to improve performance and reliability of applications.

Software in Silicon features include:

In-Memory Query Acceleration increases the performance of in-memory database queries by operating on data that is streamed directly from memory via extremely high-bandwidth interfaces—with speeds up to 160 GB/sec—resulting in large performance gains. In-Memory Query Acceleration is implemented in the SPARC M7 processor through multiple accelerator engines.

Silicon Secured Memory is the first-ever end-to-end implementation of memory-access validation done in hardware. It is designed to help prevent security bugs, such as Heartbleed, from putting systems at risk by performing real-time monitoring of memory requests made by software processes. It stops unauthorized access to memory whether that access is due to a programming error or a malicious attempt to exploit buffer overruns. It also helps accelerate code development and helps ensure software quality, reliability, and security.

In-line Decompression is a feature that significantly increases usable memory capacity. The SPARC M7 processor runs data decompression with performance that is equivalent to 64 CPU cores. This capability allows compressed databases to be stored in memory while being accessed and manipulated at full speed.

Thursday Nov 19, 2015

Partner Demo Program for ZDLRA (Zero Data-Loss Recovery Appliance)

Oracle has announced that through February 26, 2016, Oracle VADs may purchase Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance units for demonstration purposes at reduced price. VADs may also sell demo platforms to their VARs for their own demonstration purposes. The offer also allows VADs and VARs to sell the demo configuration after an eighteen month demonstration period.

Oracle partners can check campaign details here

Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

New Exadata and Systems Public References

Qatar Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (Qatar) - Exadata Database Machine, Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Data Integrator, Database, Diagnostics Pack, Tuning Pack, Real Application Clusters, Advanced Customer Support, Advanced Support Engineer
Published on October 30, 2015
Canon Inc. (Japan) - Exadata Database Machine, Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Coherence, Service Bus, Event Processing, Real Application Clusters, GoldenGate, Active Data Guard
Published on October 23, 2015
Capgemini UK (United Kingdom) - Exadata Database Machine, Advanced Customer Support, Technical Account Manager
Published on October 15, 2015
NHS Business Services Authority (United Kingdom) - Exadata Database Machine, Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Endeca Information Discovery, Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition
Published on October 07, 2015

All customer reference collateral can be found on Oracle.com/customers. Search by content type, product, industry, region, and even keywords.


Forbes Article:

Randstad (France) - BDA, Exadata
Published: November 03, 2015

New Oracle Database Hybrid Cloud e-Book

Just released - Oracle Database Cloud e-Book!

This new Database Cloud e-book provides you with a comprehensive look at Oracle Database Cloud solutions which offers full portability between your on-premises and cloud environments.  Businesses want to capitalize on new business opportunities quickly and bring new products to market faster. These ‘time to market demands’ are driving IT innovation and change. Database Clouds promise greater agility, lower risk and cost over traditional IT environments.  Most organizations will deploy some combination of private and public cloud (hybrid cloud) environment as there are advantages to each model. Oracle DBaaS solutions enable coexistence and migration between both on premises and private cloud deployments and allow for transparent movement of database workloads using the same architecture; same standards, same products, and same management.

Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

Database Insider - November 2015 issue now available


Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison: Oracle's Strategy to Provide Cloud Choices

Oracle has more cloud application, platform, and infrastructure services than any other cloud provider—it has the only truly integrated cloud stack. During his Oracle OpenWorld 2015 opening keynote, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced a broad set of new products, and emphasized Oracle’s cloud design goals and the superiority of a standards-based platform to deliver choices.
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Andy Mendelsohn

Oracle Database 12c Is Becoming the Foundation for the Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld 2015, Oracle Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies Andy Mendelsohn discussed how Oracle Database 12c and its next-generation architecture are helping customers on their journey to the cloud.
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MIT Technology Review: The Mandate to Secure the Big Data Lifecycle

In the face of increasingly massive and costly breaches, a new MIT Technology Review report produced in cooperation with Oracle argues that, given the security risks inherent in a stand-alone Hadoop solution, businesses require a unified, data-centric approach to securing the big data lifecycle. Learn how Oracle secures big data.
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Oracle Database As a Service Business Value Tool

Oracle Database As a Service Business Value Tool

Do you know the value of database as a service (DBaaS)? In a few simple steps, calculate the business benefits of Oracle Database delivered as a service in the cloud.

  • Accelerate database deployment
  • Reduce IT infrastructure acquisition, maintenance, and support costs
  • Increase IT productivity

Start your analysis now and see how much you can save.

Tuesday Nov 03, 2015

Database Products Spotlighted at Oracle Openworld 2015

The following database products were highlighted throughout keynotes and sessions at Oracle OpenWorld. 

Oracle Announces Beta Availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2

Oracle Expands Database Cloud Portfolio with Unprecedented Enterprise-Class Capabilities

  • High Availability and Scalability: Enterprises for the first time can leverage Oracle’s popular and highly regarded database clustering solution in the cloud. As part of Oracle Database Cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Real Application Clusters provides out-of-the-box, scale-out database performance on-demand and fault tolerant database availability.
  • Disaster Recovery: Businesses can now implement a real-time cloud disaster recovery solution that protects Oracle databases in the event of a site or regional outage. As part of Oracle Database Cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Active Data Guard provides continuous zero-data loss replication from Oracle databases that reside on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud to an active standby database in the Oracle Cloud. Enterprises can also boost resource utilization and productivity by offloading production reporting, ad-hoc queries and backups to the active standby Oracle Database.
  • Development and Test Services: Oracle offers free trials that developers can leverage to create cloud-native Web, departmental, and enterprise applications. Developers can use a comprehensive suite of services for dev/test with Oracle Database Cloud, including the new free service and access to Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Database Backup Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

Oracle Extends Cloud Leadership with Oracle Management Cloud for IT Operations

Monday Nov 02, 2015

Oracle Openworld 2015 - Videos on-demand

You can now watch the videos of the keynote sessions from Oracle Openworld 2015 that took place last week in San Francisco.


New Exadata and Systems Public References

Public Pension Agency (Saudi Arabia) - Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle E?Business Suite 12.1.3, Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Access Management, Oracle Advanced Customer Support

Published on 07 October, 2015

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia) - Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, Oracle Financials,  Oracle Human Resources, Oracle iProcurement, Oracle Payroll, Oracle Self-Service Human Resources, Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Premier Support for Software

Published on 13 October, 2015

Y-Telecom (Yemen) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle Database 12c, Enterprise Edition, Oracle Multitenant, Oracle Partitioning, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Sun Blade X4-2B, StorageTek SL150, Sun Rack II 1042, Oracle Advanced Customer Support, Oracle Standard System Installation, Oracle Platinum Services

Published on 13 October, 2015

Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Japan) - SPARC T5-2, Oracle Solaris, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition, Oracle Advanced Compression, Oracle Partitioning, IaaS

Published on 23 October, 2015

Informationsverarbeitung für Versicherungen (ivv) (Germany) - SPARC T7-2, Oracle Solaris 11.3

Published on 23 of October

University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium) - SPARC M7 Server, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

Top Exastack headlines: Landis+Gyr

Landis+Gyr, a leading global provider of energy management solutions, announced that it has earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) demonstrating that version 3.3 of its meter data management system (MDMS) has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SuperCluster to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Landis+Gyr is a Gold member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Oracle Takes Convergence to New Extremes - Industry Analyst Blog by the Taneja Group

Technology Analysts Taneja Group write in a recent post:

"Oracle takes [convergence] farther than anyone else in the industry. Why? Because they can....They call it Oracle on Oracle...The war has only just begun. And at this time Oracle seems to be winning. Because of the optimized stack, if Oracle databases and Oracle applications are involved, Oracle claims to beat everyone else to a pulp."

Read the full article here

SPARC M7 Sales Resources

Check out the following resources to learn about the new SPARC M7 systems that you can share with your customers:

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Beta Availability Announced

More Agility and Scalability for Cloud Deployments

In his Oracle OpenWorld General Session, Oracle Executive Vice President, Database Server Technologies, Andy Mendelsohn announced the availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Beta.

  • Best in class enterprise database for the cloud
    • with RAC, Active Data Guard, Multitenant and In-Memory
  • Only cloud offering with infrastructure optimized for data management
    • General Purpose and Engineered Systems
    • Extreme performance, availability, and security
  • Full support for hybrid cloud
    • Graceful migration between on-premises and cloud
    • Single management console

Read the press release for information on the beta availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2.

Announcing the new Oracle SuperCluster M7

Oracle today introduced an all-new family of SPARC systems built on the revolutionary 32-core, 256-thread SPARC M7 microprocessor. The systems feature Security in Silicon for advanced intrusion protection and encryption; SQL in Silicon that delivers unparalleled database efficiency; and world record performance spanning enterprise, big data, and cloud applications.

Read full announcement here

Watch the launch videos

Oracle and Intel Help Customers Migrate Oracle Database off Aging IBM Power Systems

New Exa Your Power Program offers IBM Power customers a free Proof of Concept database migration to Oracle Engineered Systems running on Intel architecture.

Read full press release here.

Friday Oct 23, 2015

Announcing Oracle Platinum Services for ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System

ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System is a single integrated solution for Oracle Engineered Systems backup storage. It is fully assembled, tested, integrated and racked in an Oracle factory providing enhanced quality, compatibility and serviceability while reducing customer production deployment times.

Effective October 22, 2015, when customers choose the power of the ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System as a backup storage for their Exadata, Exalogic, or SuperCluster in a certified configuration, Oracle Platinum Services are now available. The Certified Platinum Configuration matrix and Remote Patching Deployment Scope have been revised to include the ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System ZS4-4.

Review the updated list of qualifying Certified Platinum Configurations, updated Remote Patching Deployment Scope, and the innovative solution and power of the ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System and make sure your customers are familiar with the industry-leading Oracle Platinum Services and how it allows customers to achieve maximum performance while lowering total cost of ownership.

Additional Information:

For more information, visit the Oracle Platinum Services web pages where you will find information such as customer collateral, FAQ’s, certified configurations, technical support policies, customer references, links to related services and more..

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