Thursday Jan 07, 2016

ESG report: Redefining Database Performance with SPARC M7

Mike Leone, ESG Lab Analyst, documents the results of recent testing of the Oracle SPARC M7 processor with a focus on in-memory database performance for the real-time enterprise.

Leveraging new advanced features like columnar compression and on-chip in-memory query acceleration, ESG Lab compared the Oracle Database In-Memory option performance of a SPARC T7 system with a SPARC M7 processor to an x86-based system.

  • The SPARC system was 5.4x faster than the x86-based system.
  • Another metric of measurement, queries per minute, yielded the same 5.4x speed up with the SPARC system when compared with the x86 server. On a per chip level, this performance advantage improves even further to 10.8x for the SPARC system.
  • With memory bandwidth and achievable throughput being key to in-memory performance, the SPARC system scanned over 7x faster than the x86 system.”

Read the entire report here: Redefining Real-time Database Performance with the SPARC M7 Processor from Oracle

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

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).

Wednesday Jul 01, 2015

Oracle Database In-Memory Certified by SAP

Oracle Database In-Memory is now supported and certified for all SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x.

For more information, see SAP Note 2178980.

Friday Jun 19, 2015

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

24 June 2015

2 days

Exadata X5 Workshop


14 July 2015


Big Data Workshop


25 August 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


26 August 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


01 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


02 September 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


03 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


08 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


09 September 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


10 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


15 September 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


17 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


22 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


PTS workshops are free of charge for qualified Oracle partners.

Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Oracle Database In-Memory Advisor

Summary: This advisor identifies analytic workloads that will benefit from Oracle Database 12c In-Memory

Tell customers about the advisor and share the white paper to help upsell In-Memory.


Oracle Database In-Memory is designed to optimize analytical processing in the database. The In-Memory Advisor analyzes the analytical processing workload present in your database to determine an estimated benefit for the database as a whole if that analytical workload is optimized.

Share this best practices white paper for In-Memory Advisor with your customers.

They will discover that adding Oracle Database In-Memory to their Oracle Database solution delivers optimal performance for transactions while simultaneously supporting real-time analytics and reporting.

The Advisor can be run on Oracle Database and above, in order to plan your customers' adoption of Oracle Database In-Memory in

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Upcoming eSeminars by PTS

The following eSeminars by PTS are already scheduled. Click on the links for more info and registration

Learn from the experts!

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

Recent webcast now available on-demand

Did you miss any of the latest live PartnerCast on Database and Manageability?

The on-demand segments are now available. Topics we covered include: Oracle Database In-Memory | Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c R4 | ODB Performance & Tuning Specialization.

Monday Jun 16, 2014

Learn more about Oracle Database In-Memory Now

On June 10, Larry Ellison unveiled the new Oracle Database In-Memory option. Oracle Database In-Memory delivers outstanding analytical performance without the need to restrict functionality or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch—no application changes are required. It is fully integrated with Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability and security technologies making it the most industrial-strength offering in the industry.

At a special event at Oracle’s headquarters, CEO Larry Ellison described how the ability to combine real-time data analysis with sub-second transactions on existing applications enables organizations to become Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer’s demands, and continuously optimize key processes.

Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability soon and can be used with all hardware platforms on which Oracle Database 12c is supported.

Monday May 26, 2014

Oracle Database In-Memory Launch - Featuring Larry Ellison - June 10 - Joint the webcast!

For more than three-and-a-half decades, Oracle has defined database innovation. With our market-leading technologies, customers have been able to out-think and out-perform their competition. Soon they will be able to do that even faster. At a live launch event and simultaneous webcast, Larry Ellison will reveal the future of the database. Promote this strategic event to customers. 

Watch Larry Ellison on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

19:00 – 20:30 a.m. CET 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UK 

Join the webcast here!


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