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..

Updated Oracle Platinum Services Certified Configurations

Effective Oct 22, 2015, Oracle Platinum Services is now available with an updated combination of certified components based on Oracle engineered systems: Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, Oracle SuperCluster systems, and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System. The Certified Platinum Configuration matrix has been revised, and now includes the following key updates:
  • Addition of the Oracle Exadata X5-8
  • Revisions to Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software versions
  • Revisions to Oracle Database versions
  • Addition of ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System ZS4-4


Review the updated list of qualifying Certified Platinum Configurations and make sure your customers are familiar with the industry-leading Oracle Platinum Services and how it allows them 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.

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

Database Cloud Business Value Tool

Use the business value tool to learn how a delivering DBaaS can help increase agility while decreasing costs.

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Customers can follow a few simple steps to calculate the following benefits for their company:

  • Accelerate Database Deployment
  • Reduce IT Infrastructure Acquisition, Maintenance and Support Costs
  • Increase IT Productivity

See how much can be saved! 

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Monday Oct 19, 2015

Top Exastack headlines: Neoflex

Neoflex Reporting gains a 200x increase running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Neoflex Reporting provides for the creation of a universal warehouse of different types of reporting systems mandatory, management, IAS & tax – Learn more

Monday Oct 12, 2015

New whitepaper: Database Consolidation on Oracle SuperCluster

This white paper discusses relevant design considerations and requirements as well as database consolidation options, offered by Oracle SuperCluster. It provides guidelines with recommendations on how these guidelines can best be used and combined to build a consolidated database infrastructure.

Click here to read the White Paper

Consolidation on SuperCluster

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Database Insider - October 2015 issue now available

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

NEWS

Beyond Conference Sessions: Maximizing the Value of Oracle OpenWorld 2015

In addition to high-profile keynotes, hundreds of formal conference sessions, and a great customer appreciation event, attendees at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 will also have a wealth of opportunities for more-intimate access to leading database experts at venues such as demos, hands-on labs, informal social events, and developer lounges. Oracle Vice President of Oracle Database Product Management Willie Hardie recommends several.
Read More


Cloud Central @ OpenWorld 2015 Spotlights the Latest Advances in Oracle Database Cloud Solutions

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 will feature more than 70 sessions that help attendees get up to speed on Oracle’s database-as-a-service solutions. Find out which sessions offer exceptional insight into database technologies as part of the broader strategic journey to the cloud.
Read More


Get to the Heart of Database Security at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

From strategic conference sessions to hands-on labs featuring real-world scenarios—plus unique opportunities for access to both Oracle experts and fellow customers, partners, and developers—Oracle OpenWorld 2015 offers an extraordinary chance to learn about the latest innovations and enhancements in Oracle’s database security technologies.
Read More

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VIDEO

Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: Reinventing Database Protection

Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: Reinventing Database Protection

Prevention is way better than a cure, but what would you do if disaster struck your data? Will your backup solution be reliable enough to restore it all? Watch the video to find out how Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance can help you prote

Read full newsletter  here

Oracle Database Cloud Service Trials Available Now

FREE 30-Day Trials allow prospects to enroll for a trial subscription to consolidate and manage databases as cloud services and accelerate analytical performance while achieving new levels of efficiency, security, and availability.

Take Action: Help spread the word to your prospects to sign up for the Oracle Database Cloud Service trials.

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Prepare for Openworld - Partner presentations: Accenture on Exadata Total Cost of Ownership

Oracle Exadata: New Subscription Options and Total Cost of Ownership Analysis [CON8820]
Amit Kanda, Senior Director, Outbound Product Management, Oracle
Pat Sullivan, Managing Director - Oracle Practice, Accenture

There are substantial business benefits from acquiring systems that provide extreme performance, consolidation, and single vendor support. Organizations not only want reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)—they also want flexibility to acquire these products with cloud models. This session explains various ways (traditional purchase, private/public cloud) through which customers can acquire Oracle Exadata to match their business requirements, and then details how using Oracle Exadata profoundly changes the total cost of ownership. Using data from comparative testing and real-world customer experiences, this session presents a TCO analysis for Oracle Exadata that can be used as a template for developing an Oracle Exadata business case.

Conference Session
Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone South—305

Monday Oct 05, 2015

Prepare for Openworld: 'Focus On' documents

Prepare for Openworld! The "Focus On..." documents provide you with a selection of the key sessions on specific solutions and product areas:  

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Prepare for Openworld: 'Focus On' document for Exadata sessions

Prepare for Openworld! The "Focus On..." documents provide you with a selection of the key sessions on specific solutions and product areas:  

Focus on Exadata

Oracle Database In-Memory vs SAP HANA benchmark results

On September 16th, Oracle publicly released the benchmark white paper describing the results of SAP BW-EML Benchmark using Oracle In-Memory option. The results demonstrated that Oracle Database 12c runs SAP applications 2x faster than SAP HANA.

For your SAP clients running on Oracle Database make sure you consider the following points:

  • Why Risk Disrupting Your Client Business with SAP HANA

No application changes required. Oracle Database In-Memory is 100 percent compatible with all existing applications to transparently accelerate analytics for mixed workloads for both OLTP and data warehouse databases. No complexity, no compromises, no risks. Modern in-memory technology simply and seamlessly works with your business—not the other way around.

  • Instant Analytics: 2x Faster Than SAP HANA

Oracle Database In-Memory implements a dual-format architecture and state-of-the-art algorithms to accelerate analytics by orders of magnitude. This allows users to get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours. This same Oracle in-memory technology is proven to speed up SAP applications 2x faster than SAP HANA. Read the benchmark white paper.

  • More Cost-Effective Than SAP HANA

Oracle Database In-Memory does not mandate that all data fit in-memory. Database queries execute transparently on data residing on all three tiers—memory, flash, and disk—enabling Oracle Database In-Memory to be used with databases of any size in order to take advantage of the combination of fast in-memory and low-cost storage technologies.

View the Database In-Memory Infographic.

  • The Gold Standard Database for Your Enterprise

Building on decades of innovation, Oracle Database offers a proven platform with integrated high availability and data protection to ensure a reliable, secured “always-on” business operation you can count on. Does SAP HANA offer the same high availability capabilities? Read more.

Read the Press release: "Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory Certified and Supported by SAP for Use with SAP Solutions."

Read the IDC white paper: "Memory-Optimized Transactions and Analytics in One Platform: Achieving Business Agility with Oracle Database." (PDF)

  • Breakthrough Transaction Processing Performance

Oracle has been a proven leader in publishing benchmarks on transaction processing performance as measured by SAP's own standard application benchmarks (SAP Standard Application Benchmarks).

Friday Sep 25, 2015

Tech Mahindra implements Oracle Exadata solution at Videocon d2h

Tech Mahindra Ltd., an Oracle Platinum Partner, helped Videocon d2h to deploy Oracle Exadata. Leveraging its in-depth expertise in delivering database solutions, Videocon d2h’s IT team worked with Tech Mahindra consultants as a team to ensure a timely and troublefree implementation. 

"We chose Oracle over other vendors, such as IBM and Dell, because Oracle Exadata was the only engineered system on the market that met our business requirements and supported exponential growth. By using a single-vendor solution for hardware and software, we saved US$2 million in annual license fees and enhanced customer satisfaction.” - Samir Dhaga, Vice President and Head of IT, Videocon d2h Ltd.

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