Monday Oct 29, 2012

IFS Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that it has earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that IFS Applications Release 8 has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. By combining IFS Applications with the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, IFS customers will be able to leverage benefits such as faster time to implementation, increased performance, as well as reduced energy and hardware footprint. IFS is a Platinum level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Initial test results showed that IFS Applications Release 8 material resource planning (MRP) batch jobs achieved a 2.5x performance improvement and a 2.2x increase in user transactions on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Additionally, IFS Applications 8 achieved a 37x higher compression ratio, resulting in significantly shorter time for daily backup routines and lowering storage costs.

Read full press release here

Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

New Exadata public references

The following customers are now public references for Exadata. Show your customers how other companies in their industries are leveraging Exadata to achieve their business objectives.

MIGROS BANK - Financial Services - Switzerland Oracle EXADATA Database Machine + OBIEE 11g
Migros Bank AG Makes Systems More Available and Improves Operational Insight and Analytics with a Scalable, Integrated Data Warehouse
Success Story (English)
Success Story(German)

TECHACCESS - Professional Services - United Arab Emirates
Oracle EXADATA Database Machine
Tech Access Drives Compelling Proof-of-Concept Evaluations for Hardware Sales in Regions Largest Solutions Center
Success Story


BALUBAID - Saudi Arabia - Wholesale Distribution
Oracle EXADATA Database Machine + OBIEE 11g
Balubaid Group of Companies Reduces Help-Desk Complaints by 75%, Improves Business Continuity and System Response
Success Story


ETISALAT - Nigeria - Communications
Oracle EXADATA Database Machine
Etisalat Accelerates Data Retrieval and Analysis by 99 Percent with Oracle Communications Data Model Running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Oracle Press Release

Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

Oracle Partner Days and Oracle Days are coming to a city in EMEA near you!

Oracle Partner Days

A new round of Oracle Partner Days is coming to a large number of European cities. These events are exclusive for Oracle partners and will deliver to you real Business return on your OPN membership.

You will hear the business opportunities coming from the adoption of the entire Oracle stack, the latest products value propositions and related sales strategy and be able to connect directly with Oracle executives and find new business opportunities with other partners in your region.

The EMEA Oracle Partner Days are Local/Regional live events targeting the key contacts in sales and consultancy delivering Oracle strategy, engaging around the several perspectives of the Oracle portfolio, executive keynotes and deep dive Business content-related breakout sessions.

The first city will be Frankfurt, on Oct. 29. Check the full list to find an Oracle Partner Day in a city near you.

Oracle Days

Oracle Days will be hosted after Oracle OpenWorld across EMEA, along October and November.

By attending an Oracle Day, customers and partners can:

  • Learn about how to leverage the power of the Oracle stack, by hearing customer case studies about successful business transformation, and by following cross-stack solution tracks within the agenda
  • Discuss key issues for business and IT executives in cloud, big data, social, and mobile solutions, and network with peers who are facing the same challenges
  • Meet Oracle experts and watch live demos of new products
  • Get the latest news from Oracle OpenWorld.

See full calendar and cities here

Thursday Oct 18, 2012

cVidya’s MoneyMap Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status

cVidya's MoneyMap running on Oracle Exadata provides extreme performance, including 4x-16x improvement in high data load rates, 4x faster data transformation and reconciliation, and query speeds - from a 2.5 billion record index –  improved from hours to few seconds!

The MoneyMap solution enables operators to reconcile information from all network, operations and business support systems and through an on-going automated process, it detects problem areas which impact profitability as a result of revenue leakage, data inconsistencies or resources that are not being used efficiently. Once detected, MoneyMap provides tools to promptly correct and manage the problems to achieve profit maximization

Learn more here.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Database Insider - October 2012 issue

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



Newly Launched Oracle Exadata X3 Redefines Extreme Performance

At Oracle OpenWorld 2012, Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3, a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and fully redundant—and ideally suited for the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing.
Read More


What Are Oracle Users Doing to Improve Availability and Disaster Recovery?

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) surveyed more than 350 data managers and professionals regarding planned and unplanned downtime, database high availability, and disaster recovery solutions. Download the report and watch the Webcast today.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Gartner report: Oracle Embraces Flash Memory in New Exadata Machine

On September 30, 2012, Gartner published "Oracle Embraces Flash Memory in New Exadata Machine"

In this report Gartner analyzes the September 30, 2012 Exadata X3 announcement. You can download it at:

Oracle Openworld Keynotes on Demand

Missed an executive keynote? Didn’t make it to Oracle OpenWorld? Click here to watch the full-length keynotes and keynote highlights.

ISV Exastack program: IBIS, Performix, Cardtek

  • Impact Business Information Solutions (IBIS) accelerates insights for Health Sciences decision-makers to achieve new levels productivity using Oracle’s extreme-performance system, Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Read More.
  • Perfomix Inc Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status. Read more.
  • Cardtek Group Company SmartSoft's payment processing solution achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status. Read more.

Featured partner: CSC Solutions in Action - Engineered Systems with Oracle

Innovation is key to competing in today’s global market. Hear how CSC and Oracle engineered a solution that removes complexity from CSC’s IT system. View CSC’s new Center of Excellence Lab featuring Oracle SPARC SuperCluster and Exadata.

Community Forum at Openworld - Presentations available

Thanks to all of you who participated at the Exadata & Manageability Partner Community session that we ran during Oracle Openworld in San Francisco. Very special thanks to the partner speakers who shared their experiences with the rest of the community!


On October 1st we held a new session of the Exadata & Manageability Partner Community in San Francisco. Thanks to all of you who participated in the event and very especially to the partner speakers who shares their experiences with the rest of the community: Francisco Bermúdez (Capgemini Spain), Dmitry Krasilov (Nvision, Russia) and Miguel Alves (WeDo Technologies, Portugal)

The slide decks used in the presentations are now available for download at the Exadata Partner Community Collaborative Workspace (for community members only - if you get an error message, please register for the Community first).

In a few weeks we will be announcing the location for the next Community event in the spring timeframe.

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Oracle Exadata X3 announcement at Oracle Openworld

Oracle Announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine
Oracle Press Release

Fourth Generation Exadata X3 Systems are Ideal for High-End OLTP, Large Data Warehouses, and Database Clouds; Eighth-Rack Configuration Offers New Low-Cost Entry Point
  • During his opening keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison announced the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine - the latest generation of its Oracle Exadata Database Machines.
  • The Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine is a key component of the Oracle Cloud.
  • Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database In-Memory Machine and Oracle Exadata X3-8 Database In-Memory Machine can store up to hundreds of Terabytes of compressed user data in Flash and RAM memory, virtually eliminating the performance overhead of reads and writes to slow disk drives, making Exadata X3 systems the ideal database platforms for the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing.
  • In order to realize the highest performance at the lowest cost, the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine implements a mass memory hierarchy that automatically moves all active data into Flash and RAM memory, while keeping less active data on low-cost disks.
  • With a new Eighth-Rack configuration, the Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database In-Memory Machine delivers a cost-effective entry point for smaller workloads, testing, development and disaster recovery systems, and is a fully redundant system that can be used with mission critical applications.

Detailed info at Oracle Exadata Database Machine


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