Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Steve Daheb - Innovate Faster, Spend Less, and Connect People with the Right Information

Taken from Q&A Interview with Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle that was published in Oracle Cloud Platform Newsletter, OOW Edition

The cloud is disrupting how businesses operate, and changing the way people work and access information. Whether you’re just beginning your journey to cloud computing or you’ve adopted it throughout your business, the platform that supports your strategy deserves thoughtful consideration. Oracle Senior Vice President, PaaS, BI, and EPM Business Groups Steve Daheb talks about the pivotal role platform as a service (PaaS) has in helping businesses innovate faster, spend less, and connect people with the right information.

Q. How can customers rationalize their existing on-premises investments with newer cloud investments?
A. Achieving digital transformation is not a question of choosing between cloud and on-premises offerings. The foundation of all information technology is managing information. It’s about mobilizing, securing, and visualizing information. It’s about sharing the information that fuels our applications, and it’s about connecting people and businesses to information. That’s what Oracle has always done better than anybody else. As Larry Ellison says, “Don’t assemble the information, take advantage of it.”

Today, Oracle technology is allowing people to easily collect, access, and share information, and connect their applications with the information that is the lifeblood of those applications. Oracle Cloud solutions coexist with your current investments and allow you to extend their functionality to the cloud.

Q. What is the significance of the hybrid cloud?
A. An information strategy needs to span both on-premises and cloud-based environments because information lives in both places. Information flows through all things, all applications, all devices, and you have to be able to address all of these together. A hybrid cloud strategy enables you to tackle both sides, like a bridge, and allows you to go back and forth between your legacy and future on-premises investments with the cloud. It also allows you to migrate workloads between on premises and the cloud to suit business needs and to not be limited by what technology dictates. It’s a strategy that gives you choice, whether that choice is a private cloud, software as a service (SaaS), or any combination that suits your specific business and industry needs.

Oracle’s integrated portfolio of cloud platform services delivers complete capabilities for application development, integration, content sharing and collaboration, business analytics, mobile technology, enterprise management, and data management. Only Oracle offers this full technology continuum that can enable customers regardless of where they might be on their journey to the cloud.

Q. Mobile is a key trend and many organizations have made significant strides in mobile operations. How do Oracle’s solutions aid with SaaS mobile extensions, rapid application development, and mobile innovation?
A. Mobile innovation is really part of the overall conversation about getting users the information they need, in the context in which they need it. For that to work, you need to manage mobility from a centralized platform that gives mobile developers easy access to everything they need, including services such as user management, offline data, push notification, and storage. You also need a way to cut application development time and ensure consistency. Again, the platform is the key to success. Built-in components such as rapid application development kits and UX templates enable easy mobile extensions for applications.

Q. How do Oracle Cloud solutions offer specific benefits to app developers, IT architects, and line-of-business users?
A. In order to have a platform that meets the needs of all of your stakeholders, you’ve got to understand who the stakeholders are, and speak their language.

For corporate IT and DBAs, it’s about having the same database technology on premises and in the cloud. It’s about speed of provisioning, ease of administration, and ease of ongoing maintenance.

For developers it’s about building rich, high-performance apps. It’s about mobilizing the apps in the back end to support that, and giving them familiar tools to build robust, engaging, and secure apps.

For architects it’s about sandboxing and development testing and managing cloud offerings, on-premises offerings, and mobile technology together.

For line-of-business (LOB) managers, it’s about the information—how can business users easily access and consume information within the context of their business process using innovative tools such as visual analytics, regardless of where they are?

And for business analysts, it’s about giving them information that is connected across disparate sources along with the tools they need to shorten the time it takes to build analytics dashboards, helping them uncover patterns faster, and enabling them to collaborate on that analysis with LOB stakeholders.

Q. What is unique about Oracle’s value proposition?
A. Oracle’s approach is about building an information platform upon which you can run your business; one that spans infrastructure, services, databases, and applications. A hybrid cloud strategy enables you to address both cloud and on-premises needs and allows you to go back and forth, protecting both your legacy and your future technology investments. As a result, you can choose any combination of deployment model based on your business needs. Only Oracle offers the choice of both public and private cloud services. And unlike its competitors, Oracle gives its customers the flexibility to change their deployment model from private to public, or perhaps to bring a public cloud application back in-house.

Come to Oracle OpenWorld 2015 to learn more about Oracle Cloud Platform. Read the Focus On session listings and descriptions to learn more about key sessions:

Can’t attend? Follow Oracle Cloud excitement on Twitter and Facebook, watch keynote and session highlights on demand, and visit today to watch a demo or to sign up for a trial.

Also, don’t miss the global Oracle Cloud Day: Transforming Your Tomorrow series of events. Attend an event to explore a range of industry-leading cloud solutions suited to the specific needs of your job role, and discover why Oracle is the leading cloud company.

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Oracle APAC Alliances & Channels Platform Innovation Programs – Partners’ Immersion and PartnerCasts

Contributors: Kean Chye Lim, Li Chiun Sally Liong, Juliana Button

Edited on August 5 to reflect new dates for partnercasts

What’s new this FY15 (June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015) for Oracle Asia-Pacific (APAC) Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) & Technology (Tech) partners?

Within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Alliances & Channels team, the newly formed Platform Innovation Team is focused on working with partners around 3 key initiatives to help our customers as they undertake cloud and digital transformation strategies in the year ahead 

1. Mobility - to offer end-to-end mobile life cycle solution including secure Mobility Application Management (MAM).

2. Cloud Integrations and Oracle AppAdvantage - to leverage Oracle Fusion Middleware to extend and expand value from Oracle Applications

3. Infrastructure Refresh - to offer more than Database upgrade/migration; helping customers take the refresh opportunity to transform their infrastructure into innovative platform to better support ongoing business challenges.

EK Goh, who heads the Platform Innovation Team, is no stranger to our APAC partner community. He was the Senior Director, running the Channels, Programs and Readiness teams for Oracle Fusion Middleware across APAC.

What’s coming up this FY15 for OFM and Tech partners in APAC?

Oracle is committed to working with our partners to build and sustain our customers’ success with our middleware products in the region. Partners are being trained across APAC through July and will be ready to support customers in new and ongoing projects with Fusion Middleware 12c in the months ahead.

The 5-city APAC Partners’ Tour started in Sydney on 15th July, followed by Singapore on 18th July, Bangalore on 22nd July, Beijing on 25th July & Seoul on 29th July.  Partners interested in attending should contact your local Oracle contacts.

Training will also be available through a series of PartnerCasts. Here is the schedule:

  • PartnerCast: Cloud Integration & Oracle AppAdvantage 
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 11AM SGT
    In this session, we’ll address burning questions on our partners’ minds around how you can help your customers integrate cloud applications into their existing applications environments. The webcast will also highlight business opportunities for you, in helping your customers extend and enhance their existing application investments with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • PartnerCast: Mobility 
    Thursday, August 14, 2014 11AM SGT 
    Oracle Mobile Platform is the complete solution customers need for end-to-end enterprise mobility lifecycle management. Find out how Oracle’s overall mobile strategy addresses current and emerging mobile trends and challenges, and answers all your customers’ needs.

  • PartnerCast: Infrastructure Refresh
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 11AM SGT 
    Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things has change how company does it business. Oracle has been helping customers to refresh their infrastructure by modernising their infrastructure with IT as a Service capability that addresses business agility and data security. Learn how partners can participate and benefit in this journey with Oracle.

So do approach your local Oracle contacts for more information and to register for these events. We look forward to seeing many successful customer projects through our partners in the months ahead.

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

Oracle Unveils Breakthrough Technology: Database In-Memory

Missed Larry Ellison's big announcement yesterday? Oracle announced the Database In-Memory for Oracle Database12c  which  transparently extends the power of the database to enable organizations to discover business insights in real-time while simultaneously increasing transactional performance. Here's why this is important  - this new breakthrough technology enables enterprises to get faster answers to business questions ultimately leading to faster business action. Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality or accept compromises, complexity and risk. For more information on Oracle Database In-Memory go to

Friday May 23, 2014

Experience the Excitement: Team USA 17 Trimaran Comes to Oracle HQ

We are excited at Oracle headquarters to see Team USA 17's Trimaran at our very own campus in Redwood Shores, CA.  This is the same boat that won the America's Cup in Valencia, Spain in 2010.  It's pretty thrilling  to see the actual boat, that won, come home to Oracle HQ.  Check out this video and see how the boat made its journey from to our corporate campus.  Click here to view this one-of-a-kind video. 

Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

Oracle GoldenGate AppAdvantage in Action at Land O’Lakes, Smuckers, and Veolia Water

Author: Irem Radzik, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle

Originally Published on Data Integration Blog

On Tuesday at OpenWorld we had the honor to host a panel with GoldenGate customers: Land O’Lakes, Smuckers, and Veolia Water. Besides giving us yummy nutrition and healthy water, these companies have another aspect in common. They all use GoldenGate to boost their ERP application.

Veoila Water’s Pierre Kerrinckx came from their HQ in France for this panel and spoke to us about the database migration project for their JD Edwards ERP system. Using GoldenGate Veolia was able to migrate from Oracle Database 10gR2 on AIX 5.3 Oracle 10g R2 to Oracle Database Aix 7.1 Oracle 11g R2 and did so with only 2 hours of interruption to JD Edwards end users. Pierre mentioned, the other benefit of GoldenGate was the ability to switch back to the old environment if needed.

Land O’Lakes’ Mark Kohls talked about their use of GoldenGate for their JD Edwards ERP system supporting the Purina business line. Land O’Lakes had to migrate enterprise-wide JDE Xe ERP system to new database and application server platform with minimal downtime to the business. While their goal was to have less than 8 hours of downtime, with GoldenGate they limited downtime to 30 minutes.

Both Veolia and Land O’Lakes used GoldenGate in an Active-Passive fashion, meaning that the new environment was not used simultaneously with the old one, and the users migrated all at once. GoldenGate provides Active-Active migration model too, if the company prefers to do a phased migration and truly zero downtime.

Smuckers's Neal Indermuhle had a different story to share. He talked about operational reporting for their critical Oracle E-Business Suite and how using Oracle GoldenGate helped the company to achieve the near real-time data they need in making critical business decisions. Neil shared that the replication latency averages less than 10 seconds and Oracle GoldenGate Veridata is leveraged to validate synchronization.

I would like to thank Pierre, Mark, and Neal for sharing their best practices, and taking tough questions from the audience. If you would like to learn more about Oracle GoldenGate’s solutions for JD Edwards, E-Business Suite and other key Oracle Applications please check out our new resource center with recorded video presentations and detailed white papers.

Monday Jul 01, 2013

Hot off the Press: Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Database 12c

Earlier today, Oracle announced general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the cloud. As more and more organizations embrace cloud, Oracle Database 12c provides  a new multi-tenant architecture on top of a fast, scalable, reliable, and secure database platform allowing you to bring agility to your enterprise, improve performance and availability for your applications while at the same time, simplify database consolidation.

We recommend you check out the press release and visit for more information on Oracle Database 12c.

As always, more information on Oracle Fusion Middleware available here.

Monday Apr 08, 2013

Leveraging Data Integration for Successful Cloud Deployments

Data Integration Product Marketing Team Blog

Cloud adoption has been rising in recent years. According to our survey conducted with Oracle users, 38% of the respondents already have implemented a private cloud architecture. It is not surprising if you consider the benefits of cloud computing, ranging from agility and scalability to cost savings. Faced with today’s cost pressures and demand for innovation, companies choose to move to cloud architectures; private, public, or hybrid (consisting of both). And, you may be part of one of the many organizations that already started or plans to move to cloud.

The question we want to tackle is: what happens to your enterprise data when you move to a private or public cloud? In today’s screencast we will be discussing data integration technology’s critical role for cloud.

We invite you to view this screencast part of The New Business Imperative: Social, Mobile, Cloud series to learn more about choosing the right data integration technology for cloud computing, and how Oracle Data Integration products can make your cloud implementation a success.

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Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

Introducing Oracle Public Cloud at Oracle Open World 2011

By Sandeep Banerjie, Oct 5, 2011

Larry Ellison announced the Oracle Public Cloud today! For those of you who missed this exciting announcement live, let me quickly summarize it for you:

The Oracle Public Cloud is a suite of Oracle applications, middleware and database offerings delivered in a self-service, subscription-based, elastically scalable, reliable, highly available and secure manner. Oracle provides hosting, management, software updates, and world-class support for these offerings.

The Oracle Public Cloud includes the following services:

Application Services

  • Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service
  • Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Service
  • Oracle Social Network Cloud Service

Platform Services

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service
  • Oracle Java Cloud Service

So what’s unique about Oracle Public Cloud?

It is an enterprise cloud for business. It is an integrated suite of services spanning Oracle's complete portfolio based on open Java and SQL standards offering flexible cloud and on-premise deployment. The services offered in the cloud are based upon Oracle's complete portfolio of best-in-class solutions. They are fully integrated together so IT departments do not have to unify the solutions they buy, and the cloud provides an extensive array of timely and relevant 3rd party content to enrich applications. Applications can be built or extended using standards-based technology such as full Java EE applications and SQL. Organizations can deploy Java applications with no changes onto our cloud, customize Fusion Applications, and develop new custom applications. There is easy instant provisioning with a transparent, predictable pricing model that is based upon monthly subscriptions and consolidated billing. Additionally, applications and end users can move from Oracle Public Cloud to on premise and back. Finally, the cloud is based upon Exalogic and Exadata, offering superior reliability, performance, and elastic capacity.

To learn more about Oracle Public Cloud and get a first hand view of the different cloud services, be sure to attend the “Oracle Powers the Cloud” day at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct 6 (Thursday). It’s going to be an action packed day with keynotes, 25+ cloud sessions, and 15+ demos. And off course you don’t want to miss “It’s a Wrap” closing party that day, featuring Berlin and the Five Hundreds! So if you are not already registered for this special day at Oracle OpenWorld, do that right away at:

Be sure to attend the Oracle Public Cloud General Session repeated 3 times on Oct 6:

“Power Your Cloud: An Enterprise Cloud for your Business Critical Applications”

  • 10:30 – 11:30am at Moscone South 307
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm at Moscone West 2005
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm at Moscone West 3022

See you tomorrow and in the meantime, check out Oracle Public Cloud at


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