Monday Mar 02, 2015

Webcast - Oracle Database 12c High Availability New Features

High Availability OverviewOrganizations today are dependent on IT to run efficient operations, quickly analyze information and compete more effectively. Consequently, it is essential that their IT infrastructure and databases in particular, are continuously available; otherwise the cost of downtime will be measured in lost revenues, lost productivity and loss of customers and reputation.

Designed for the cloud, Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant enables customers to make more efficient use of their IT resources while continuing to improve their users’ service levels and reduce IT costs. Focused on this, Oracle Database 12c goes beyond the limitations of basic high availability architectures using redundant resources which can prove costly and fall short of availability service level expectations due to technological limitations, and complex integration, and inability to offer availability through planned maintenance.

Oracle Database 12c optimized High Availability technologies, as part of the Maximum Availability Architecture, offer an integrated product set and best practice blueprints to address the common causes on unforeseen and planned downtime that can be deployed at minimal cost.
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Saturday Feb 28, 2015

Even More Oracle Database Health Checks with ORAchk 12.1.0.2.1 and 12.1.0.2.3 (Beta)

As we have discussed before, it can be a challenge to quantify how well your database is meeting operational expectations and identify areas to improve performance. Database health checks are always important and the more critical your databases are they become even more important.

Oracle health check is now available as ORAchk version 12.1.0.2.1, with versioning aligned with and following the same format used by the Oracle 12c Database Patch Set Updates (PSUs), as always aiming in proactively scanning various layers of your stack.

In summary, ORAchk investigates and analyzes which known issues present a risk, generating high level reports that show your system health risks. It’s also now even easier to update ORAchk across multiple machines.aims to proactively scan for various layers of your stack.

New Features in 12.1.0.2.1 include  easier to stay up to date, Windows Support, Role separation and execute as Root, Faster Results & Enhanced Comparison with lots of newlly added checks and Custom Naming of reports.

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Monday Feb 23, 2015

Oracle REST data services on Oracle Database Cloud Application Express

For those familiar with Oracle Application Express (aka APEX) - Oracle’s web-based application development tool, you probably now, that Oracle Application Express Listener is now known as Oracle REST Data Services.  

The name change aims to emphasize the future direction, focusing on ways to easily expose Oracle Database and it’s suite of offerings to the RESTful Web, while still continuing to provide the PL/SQL Web Gateway that applications such as Oracle Application Express rely on, where using only a web browser, you can develop and deploy professional Web-based SQL and PL/SQL applications for desktops and mobile devices.

When do we use this and how?

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Friday Nov 07, 2014

SQL Translation Framework in Oracle Database 12c

SQLTranslationFrameworkOne of the new Database 12c features is the SQL Translation Framework. A key part of migrating non-Oracle databases to Oracle Database involves the conversion of non-Oracle SQL statements to SQL statements that are acceptable to Oracle Database. The conversion of the non-Oracle SQL statements of the applications is a manual and tedious process. To minimize the effort, or to eliminate the necessity for converting these statements, Oracle Database Release 12c introduces this new feature called SQL Translation Framework using which these SQL statements can be accepted from client applications and then can be translated at run-time before execution.

Although developed primarily to help customers migrate their 3rd party applications and databases to Oracle, by translating non-Oracle SQL statements, SQL Translation Framework can also be used to substitute an Oracle SQL statement with another Oracle statement to address a semantic or a performance issue, thus becoming an invaluable tool for application DBAs, who finally have the opportunity to substitute poorly performing SQL without the need change the application itself.

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Friday Oct 10, 2014

Partner Webcast – Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2): Are you ready for the Future of the Database?

Oracle Database 12c was launched over a year ago delivering the next-generation of the #1 database, designed to meet modern business needs, providing a new multitenant architecture on top of a fast, scalable, reliable, and secure database platform.

A couple months ago, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 was made available for download, being the most comprehensive patch set we've ever built, adding exciting new features and key options, such as In-Memory Option, but also with many fixes over the already very stable first release of Oracle Database 12c.

The future of Database has begun with Oracle Database 12c. Are you ready? Or are you going to stay behind? 

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Monday Sep 29, 2014

Partner Webcast – Oracle NoSQL key-value database

White Papers: Top Reasons for Using Oracle NoSQL Database to Build Next-Generation Applications

The Oracle NoSQL Database is a horizontally scaled, Key-Value database for Web Services and Cloud, designed specifically to provide highly reliable, scalable and available data storage across a configurable set of systems that function as storage nodes. Oracle NoSQL Database provides a powerful and flexible transaction model that greatly simplifies the process of developing a NoSQL-based application. It scales horizontally with high availability and transparent load balancing even when dynamically adding new capacity.

With Big Data becoming the biggest thing in IT since the internet itself, developers everywhere are focused on applications to accelerate businesses. 

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