Tuesday May 03, 2016

Oracle ASM Considerations for Exadata Upgrades (Updated for X6) - Technical White Paper

ASMExaUpgrades

The Exadata product family consists of different machine configurations with various disk, flash and memory attributes. There is a well-defined upgrade path for each configuration. There is usually a period of time between the original purchase and an upgrade, and it is likely that the upgrade components will be different from the original components. This paper explains the upgrade options, and provides guidance and examples from an Oracle ASM perspective for planning deployments to accommodate the generational changes in Exadata technology. This paper assumes a single cluster and storage expansion within that cluster. This paper does not take into consideration the deployment of Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) on Exadata and its impact on sharing of ASM storage servers. This paper has been updated to reflect the relevant changes in the recently announced Exadata X6

Exadata Statement of Direction (Updated for X6)

With thousands of Exadata deployments globally, that include the top banks, telecoms and retailers, one common question for customers invested and interested in Exadata is where the Exadata technology is headed in the near future. The "Exadata Statement of Direction (Updated for X6)" is intended to outline the general product direction for Oracle Exadata, so that customers can feel reassured that they will continue to get significant returns on their Exadata investment for the foreseeable future.

StatmentofDirection

Monday Apr 25, 2016

Exadata Virtual Conference

The IOUG Exadata Special Interest Group (SIG) will host its annual online Virtual Conference on May 2 and 3. Partners and their customers are encouraged to register for this free conference.

This is a great opportunity to receive Exadata updates, and session topics include:

  • Oracle Exadata X6: Technical Deep Dive – Architecture and Internals
  • Exadata Database Machine Security
  • Oracle Cloud Machine: Bringing the Oracle Cloud on Premise
  • Database Machine Administration and Database Administration: Similarities & Differences
  • Success Stories and Case Studies

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016

Exadata X6 New Features Overview - Webcast for Partners - Friday, April 22


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Oracle Exadata X6 was announced earlier this month by Oracle. The Oracle Sales and Partner Academy will be hosting a series of 1-hour webcasts, aimed at providing partners with information around Exadata X6-2 and X6-8.

These webcasts will also feature a Q&A session with Amit Kanda, Director, Exadata Product Management.


Webcast Agenda

Exadata X6 New Features & Technical Overview
Exadata X6 Pricing
Exadata in the Cloud
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Tuesday Apr 05, 2016

Exadata X6 is here!

Today Oracle released the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine, introducing game-changing performance, capacity and availability, all at no additional cost. Oracle Exadata continues to lead the industry with breakthrough technology that delivers extreme performance and the best price/performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.

Read full press release here

See Juan Loaiza's video here 

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Tuesday Mar 08, 2016

ATOS combines Exadata and PCA for maximum performance and flexibility

Erik Cramer, Atos Global Offering and Portfolio Manager, explains how the combination of Exadata and PCA provides both extreme performance and flexibility to customers of their EPCe (Extreme Performance Computing environment) service.

Monday Nov 02, 2015

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


Tuesday Aug 18, 2015

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service brings the full power of the Oracle Exadata database platform to the cloud. With this service, customers can run Oracle databases in the cloud with the same functionality, performance, and availability of on-premises Oracle Exadata-based production databases, already in operation at thousands of mission-critical sites worldwide. Oracle databases deployed in the cloud as part of this service are 100 percent compatible with those that are deployed on premises, enabling a smooth migration to the cloud, as well as a seamless transition to a hybrid cloud strategy.

Friday Jul 10, 2015

New Sales Play for EMEA Partners! Engineered Systems for Managed Service Providers

Many thanks to those of you who joined our partner webcast on July 2nd, where we launched the new FY16 Partner Sales Play "Engineered Systems for Managed Service Providers" (ES4MSP)!

The re-play link, the webcast slides, and additional resources are available in the Community Workspace, in the FY16_Sales_Plays_Engineered_Systems_for_Managed-Services_Providers folder.Remember: you must be a Community member to access, and if you are not, please register here (select the "Exadata" Community when asked).

 Why ES4MSP?

Over the next five years, a majority of organizations will stop managing their own infrastructure. Many of them will make greater use of dedicated and shared cloud offerings from Managed Service Providers (MSP) datacenters.

According to IDC, European managed hosting revenues will grow at+20% CAGR in the same timeframe.

The new Oracle Engineered Systems X5 family provides MSP's with the most cost-effective, reliable, high performance and easy to manage infrastructure for their datacenters - hence allowing MSPs to grow their business and minimize their costs.

In the launch webcast, Olivier TordoPaul Thompson and Giuseppe Facchetti talked about:

  • Datacenter and Cloud market trends, and the business opportunity for partners
  • The Oracle Engineered Systems value proposition for Managed Service Providers
  • How to identify the best target customers for an MSP proposition
  • Contents and resources available to you, for growing your business by building an MSP offering.

Wednesday Jun 24, 2015

Great Infographic: Customers Cite Engineered Systems Cost Savings

  Oracle's engineered systems are helping Oracle customers cut costs dramatically:

  • Secure-24 CEO says deploying an infrastructure based on Virtual Compute Appliance cut acquisition costs by 50% and deployment costs by 90%
  • Sai Prasad Group's IT general manager said Exadata cost 31% less than products from other vendors and by using it to run JDE ERP applications, they can create daily sales reports 60x faster, introduce products 36x faster, and increase IT productivity by 40%
  • Advania Used a private-cloud environment to cut operational costs by 80% 

Find more customer statements about the value of Oracle's engineered systems in the infographic here.

Share with customers and prospects!

Infographic_ES_CostSavings


Friday Jun 19, 2015

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS: Exadata, In-Memory, Database Cloud Service

24 June 2015

2 days

Exadata X5 Workshop

Bucharest

14 July 2015

3

Big Data Workshop

Warsaw

25 August 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

Prague

26 August 2015

2

Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop

Prague

01 September 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

Vienna

02 September 2015

2

Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop

Vienna

03 September 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

London

08 September 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

Lysaker

09 September 2015

2

Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop

Lysaker

10 September 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

Utrecht

15 September 2015

2

Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop

Ballerup

17 September 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

Ballerup

22 September 2015

1

Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop

Colombes


PTS workshops are free of charge for qualified Oracle partners.

Monday Feb 23, 2015

Cognizant Technology Solutions Improves Database and Application Scalability to Support Growth, Reduces Power Consumption by 75%

Cognizant Technology Solutions implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to reduce system downtime, increase scalability, and support future consulting-business growth.

Read full story here 

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Gartner research note regarding Exadata X5

  Gartner database analyst, Donald Feinberg has released a new research note regarding Oracle's Exadata X5 January 2015 announcement.

Quotes from the research note include:

  • "Exadata X5 contains technology upgrades of all components, and should be a big step forward in customer satisfaction regarding cost."
  • "Purchasing and IT management should re-evaluate Exadata."
  • "Exadata X5’s most important changes are flexible, configurable hardware, capacity on demand (COD) pricing of the DBMS software and the availability of Oracle VM on Exadata"

Oracle has purchased rights to the full report.

Thursday Jan 08, 2015

New Exadata, Exalytics, ZFS Public References

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES & SPOTLIGHTS

Avago Technologies (Singapore) - Exalytics, OBIEE, BI Mobile, BI Apps
Published: December 11, 2014

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (US) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Financials, Oracle Health Insurance Claims Adjudication
Published: December 04, 2014

Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan) - Big Data Appliance, ZFS Storage Appliance, Sun Servers
Published: December 03, 2014

HDFC Bank (India) -  Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle E-Business Suite
Published: December 03, 2014

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

Friday Sep 05, 2014

Database-as-a-Service Reaches New Heights of Efficiency

 An excellent business-level report on how the combination of Multitenant, Exadata and Enterprise Manager 12c are bringing the business benefits coming from database consolidation and database-as-a-service to new heights

CIO_DBaaSNewHeights

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