Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Top Three Challenges Driving Adoption of Database as a Service

A recent study estimates that the market for cloud databases and database as a service (DBaaS) will grow 14x, from about US$1 billion in 2014 to approximately US$14 billion by 2019.

According to Oracle Product Marketing Director Scott McNeil, three management challenges are driving IT executives and database managers to move toward DBaaS:

  • Unmanaged asset sprawl.
  • Configuration pollution.
  • Slow time to deliver database instances.

Friday Jun 24, 2011

Adoption of Exadata - Gartner research note

Independent research note by Gartner acknowledges Oracle Exadata Database Machine has achieved significant early adoption and acceptance of its database appliance value proposition.

Analyst Merv Adrian looks at some of the main issues that IT professionals have solved as they assess or deploy the Oracle Exadata solution, including:
  • OLTP and DSS workload support
  • workload consolidation
  • increasing performance and scalability demands
  • data compression improvements 
Gartner reports clients using Oracle Exadata experienced the following:
  • report significant performance improvements
  • substantial amounts of cache memory which greatly improves processing speed
  • Oracle Advanced Compression providing 2-4X data compression delivering significant reductions in storage requirements and driving shorter times for backup operations
  • Tables compressed with Oracle Advanced Compression automatically recompress as data is added/updated.
  • One client specifically reported consolidating more than 400 applications onto the Oracle Exadata platform
Read the full Gartner note
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