Monday Dec 23, 2013

Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2

Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 17, 2013

News Summary

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 further advances Oracle’s leadership in delivering Engineered Systems for running custom and packaged applications with superior performance, while reducing data center cost and complexity. Compared to the previous release, Oracle Exalogic X4-2 provides higher throughput and coupled with Oracle Exabus technology, delivers near native response times for virtualized applications, resulting in greater consolidation benefits. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 hardware, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, provides 50% more cores per node, large amounts of memory and significantly increased flash and disk storage capacity. In addition, the latest release of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software provides the ability to combine different application architectures (bare metal, virtualized and infrastructure as a service) on a single rack and allows customers to leverage virtualization templates and assemblies through Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.

Read full press release here

New Exadata Public References

Top Exastack ISV Headlines: IFS and SAS Institute

  •  David Eager, VP Global Alliances at IFS talks about the benefits of running IFS applications on Exadata and Exalogic. Watch Video here.
  • Paul Kent, VP Big Data at SAS Institute talks about the benefits of running SAS Access being Exadata and SuperCluster Optimized. Watch Video here.                                       

Monday Dec 16, 2013

Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Unissant and Temenos

  • Will Rhode, Chief Solutions Officer at Unissant talks about the benefits of running Analytix360 on Exadata, Exalytics, Exalogic and SuperCluster. Watch the video here.
  • Martin Bailey, Product Director Enterprise Technology at Temenos, talks about the performance benefits of running their T24 on Exadata and Exalogic. You can watch this video here.

Thursday Dec 12, 2013

Get up to speed on Exadata X4

After the announcement yesterday of the new Exadata X4 you can immediately start learning more:


Oracle Launches Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4

Oracle’s Fifth Generation Database Machine Dramatically Increases Performance and Capacity; New Software Capabilities Optimize OLTP, Database as a Service, and Data Warehousing

Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 11, 2013

News Summary

Oracle’s fifth-generation flagship database machine, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4, introduces new hardware and software to accelerate performance, increase capacity, and improve efficiency and quality of service for database deployments. The new release focuses on Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Database as a Service (DBaaS), and Data Warehousing and is also designed to help enterprises simplify their biggest database challenges. It includes performance increases between 50 and 100 percent and storage capacity increases between 33 and 100 percent. Quality of service in complex and varying Database as a Service deployments or database consolidation deployments is ensured end-to-end from database servers, through network adapters and network switches, to storage. Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4 is the foundation for modern database cloud environments.

Read full press release here 

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

IDC on Converged Infrastructure providers

CRN, a leading publication for VARs and Technology Integrators, reports on the IDC second quarter 2013 revenue report for the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms. This market grew 50.2 percent over revenue for second quarter 2012 to reach $1.3 billion.

Read the full  article "Oracle Leads The Pack As Converged Infrastructure Q2 Sales Surge", by Joseph F. Kovar 

Monday Dec 09, 2013

Starwood Hotel & Resort Modernize with Exadata and Goldengate - From the voice of our Customers

Starwood Hotel

 " Oracle Exadata and GoldenGate enable us   to move forward with an enviroment that provides our hotel managers and corporate executives with near-real-time information to make optimal business decisions and provide ideal amenities for our guests ” 

 Gordon Light, Business Relationship Mgr Starwood H&R

New Exadata Public References

  • Federal Taxation Service of Russia Ensures 30% Tax Revenue Increase, Cuts Storage Costs 10x, and Centralizes Data Access. Read the story
  • Higher Colleges of Technology - “For HCT, Oracle Exadata is delivering superb performance and has accelerated our end-of-semester processes by an average 75%, and it delivered an immediate return on investment by fully leveraging our new and existing resources.” — Sanjeev Ananth, Chief Technology Officer, Higher Colleges of Technology. Read the story. 
  • IDDEEA Gains a 50x Faster Response for Processing Bosnia and Herzegovina Citizen ID Cards—with 400% More Storage and Tripled Processing Power. Read full story
  • Swiss Re Sees Threefold Increase in Performance Using Optimized System on Ready-to-Run Hardware, Deployed in Record Time. Read the story 
  • Pak Telecom Mobile Saves More Than US$2 Million While Improving the Customer Experience and Its Competitive Edge with Exadata. Read the story 

Oracle Database 12c Essentials Exam is now in beta

As of December 2, 2013, partners have the chance to prove their expertise with Oracle Database 12c! The implementation exam is now in beta and open for enrollment. More info and registration here.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Database 12c specialization.

Exam vouchers are available for beta testers on a first come-first served basis. 

Thursday Dec 05, 2013

Database Insider - December 2013 issue now available

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

NEWS

New On-Demand Webcast Delivers Blueprint for Database as a Service

As more organizations explore the value of the database-as-a-service model, Oracle is providing a prescriptive blueprint for successfully designing, deploying, and delivering DBaaS. Find out more from analysts, experts, and real-world customers using the technology.
Read More


Real-Time Data Replication for the Cloud: Meet Oracle GoldenGate 12c

Oracle GoldenGate 12c delivers the best real-time, logical data replication for Oracle Database 12c, cloud environments, and beyond. Get details about the new release.
Read More


Top Database Security Trends in 2014

What are the fundamental data security questions your organization needs to ask in 2014? Discover the top three trends that highlight the importance of data security.
Read More

Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

New Exadata Public References

  • First Investment Bank Cuts Day-End Close from Six Hours to Three, Processes Customer Transactions 30% Faster
  • Overhead Door Enhances Customer Experience with Oracle Exadata (video)

 

 Overhead Door


Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

Monday Dec 02, 2013

Who Should Manage an Oracle Exadata Database Machine?

The Database Admin? The Systems Admin? What about the storage admin? Brian Bream, CTO of Collier IT, gives us his opinion on the matter, as well as other reactions about the Exadata that he gets from the students of his Oracle University classes.

Watch the video discussion here


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