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Today’s Big Data Strategy Requires an Open Ecosystem: A Primer for Enterprises

Jean-Pierre Dijcks began his career in data integration and data warehouse consulting before he took on product management roles at Oracle for Oracle Warehouse...

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Engineered Systems

Improving ROI to Outweigh Potential Upgrade Disruption

Today's guest post is by Allan Packer, Senior Principal Software Engineer working for the Solaris Systems Engineering organization in the Operating Systems and...

Infrastructure

June Database IT Trends in Review

This summer has been an exciting one for converged infrastructure; lots of announcements past month!  In case you missed it... Oracle debuted "Oracle Soar" on...

Automate and Assist: How AI and RPA Are Changing Businesses

Today's blog post features Neil Ward-Dutton, one of Europe's most experienced and high-profile IT industry analysts. Ward-Dutton co-founded MWD Advisors and...

Hyperconverged vs. Engineered Systems: What to Look for When You’re Looking for a Solution to a Business Problem

As Oracle's senior vice president of database systems technology, Juan Loaiza helped develop Oracle Exadata and is responsible for developing the...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

An Ounce of Prevention: Real-Time Weapons in the War on Financial Fraud

Bank executives have learned from experience that most news related to financial fraud is likely to be bad news. They also know that after decades spent...

Engineered Systems

Oracle Exadata: Ten Years of Innovation

Today's guest post comes from Bob Thome, Vice President of Product Management at Oracle. I recently read some interesting blog posts on the driving forces...

Engineered Systems

Is "Zero-Overhead Virtualization" Just Hype?

At its first release—Oracle SuperCluster T4-4—Oracle claimed zero-overhead virtualization for the domain technology used on Oracle SuperCluster. Was this claim...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Mapping a Path to Profitability for the Banking Industry

Just over 20 years ago, a supercomputer named Deep Blue made history by beating the world’s best chess player, Garry Kasparov, in a six-game match. It was able...

The Future of Banking: How AI is Transforming the Industry

Today's blog post is a Q&A session with top fintech influencer and founder of Unconventional Ventures, Theodora Lau. Named one of 44 "2017 Innovators to Watch"...

Engineered Systems

Coming to a Cloud Near You: Backup Made Easy

When it comes to business, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. That’s why offsite backups are so important. As more and more of the business comes...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Why Should CMOs Care About GDPR?

What GDPR means for CMOs: “Is all the hype justified?” As a direct link to customers and their data, marketers will be uniquely affected by GDPR so we asked...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

What is IT's Role in Regards to GDPR?

Usually when any sort of new compliance and regulation regarding personal data comes out, it is automatically assumed to be solely ‘IT’s problem" because...

Supply Chain Management Is Evolving: How Will It Affect Your Enterprise?

Today's blog post is a Q&A session with leading supply chain and ERP influencer, Lisa Anderson. Operational efficiencies, productivity improvements, and cost...

Infrastructure

May Database IT Trends in Review

April and May flew by! Check out the latest database infrastructure happenings you may have missed in the last 2 months... In case you missed it... General Data...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

​It's Not Too Late: 5 Easy Steps to GDPR Compliance

GDPR went into effect last week May 25th with, unsurprisingly, many organizations scrambling to make the deadline. If you've been keeping up on this blog, you...

How to Build a Digital Business Model

Many companies understand the opportunities presented by digital technologies, but lack a common language or framework to transform their organizations. Through...

Data Protection

GDPR: Too late? Too complicated? Too flexible? Don’t panic.

‘GDPR is coming tomorrow!’ The Wall Street Journal just reported today that as many as 60% to 85% of companies say they don’t expect to be in full compliance by...

Engineered Systems

Cognizant Guest Blog: Supercharged JIT and How Technology Boosts Benefits

Just-in-time manufacturing (JIT) strategies date back to the 1980s, and manufacturers today continue to embrace JIT as they navigate a fast-changing business...

The Transformative Power of Blockchain: How Will It Affect Your Enterprise?

Today's blog post is a Q&A session with blockchain expert and founder of Datafloq, Mark van Rijmenam. According to the World Economic Forum, 10 percent of the...

Engineered Systems

Oracle Database Appliance: Simplicity and Performance Go Hand-in-Hand

Financial transactions are an essential part of life. For retail bank customers, paying monthly bills online helps avoid late fees. For business owners, rapidly...

Going Boldly into the Brave New World of Digital Transformation

Today's blog post is a Q&A session with influencer, internationally recognized analyst, and founder of CXOTalk, Michael Krigsman. Digital innovation disrupts...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Telcos, Your Future Is Calling: It Wants to Show You What’s Possible

With more than 107,000 visitors from 205 countries or territories, this year’s Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona provided a glimpse into the future of...

Welcome to the ‘Self-Driving’ Autonomous Database

Maria Colgan, master product manager, Oracle Database, started her career at Oracle over 20 years ago as a developer. Today, she creates best practices for...

Cognizant Guest Blog: Uncovering the Keys to Success in Today’s Retail Industry

Innovation and Integration For modern retailers, success remains a moving target... Today’s retailers know from experience that there’s no place for complacency...

Customers

SAP Reveals Much Longer-Term Commitment to Oracle

Today's guest post is from Mustafa Aktas, Head of Oracle on Oracle Solutions, EMEA Region, Engineered Systems for Oracle Applications, ISVs and SAP. SAP has...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Telcos, Your Future is Calling! Is Your Back Office Holding Your Back?

Telecommunications service providers (telcos) have faced an ongoing assault on their business the past decade from some unlikely sources. How nimbly their...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Your Future Is Calling: Surprise! There’s (Always) More Regulation on the Way

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave for the past couple of years, you know that the always-highly-regulated telecommunications industry is about to be hit...

Data Protection

No Downtime for the Enterprise, Part 2: A Fresh Look at the Value of Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture

In a recent blog post, my colleague Andre Carpenter argued that a successful digital transformation requires zero downtime—a goal that can only be achieved with...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

4 Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2018

Today's guest blog comes from Andre Carpenter, Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle. 2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year which has already shown...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Your Future Is Calling: Get Connected—With Everything

Mobile devices play a pivotal role in the technology innovations that continue to transform the business and consumer worlds, as attendees at the recent Mobile...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

March Database IT Trends in Review

Check out the latest database happenings you may have missed in March... In Case You Missed It... Forbes - Larry Ellison: Oracle's Self-Driving Database 'Most...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Your Future Is Calling: How to Turn Data into Value-Added Services

Maybe it’s time to stop calling them smart “phones.” After all, we use them to shop, do our banking, watch TV, take photos and videos, wake us up in the...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

What is GDPR? Everything You Need to Know.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation explained... The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th 2018. For those still...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Time to See GDPR as an Opportunity, Not a Chore

When many people think of data-driven businesses the temptation may be to think of major consumer facing websites, online retailers or social media companies....

Going the Extra Mile: From Fleet Management to Digital Freight Management

In a recent blog post, we talked about the new, consumer-driven supply chain—the mile after the last mile—in which consumers expect order delivery wherever and...

Engineered Systems

Big Data Can Power a Superior Bike-Sharing Experience

It should come as no surprise that a superior customer experience (CX) drives growth in customer acquisition as well as in customer revenue, and a recent...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

The Gaming Industry Bets on Cloud-Ready Solutions

Today's guest post comes from Robert Garity, the Senior Sales Director for Gaming for Oracle Hospitality. The gaming industry has seen a remarkable...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

February Database IT Trends in Review

February, 2018 newsworthy happenings in review: Oracle’s Cloud-Ready Infrastructure emerges as key element for database workload demands of modern...

Manufacturers Turn to Cloud-Ready Infrastructure to Tame an Unruly Internet of Things

The last thing a manufacturing IT leader needs is another issue to keep them awake at night. But for many, that’s exactly what the Internet of Things (IoT) is...

Virtual Reality in Manufacturing: Technology at a Tipping Point

Virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies are getting a lot more attention lately. Even as VR/AR moves quickly into the consumer mainstream,...

Engineered Systems

Digital Transformation and the Future of Manufacturing - How Today’s Technology Drives Improved Just-In-Time Manufacturing

Unified commerce (in which multiple retail channels are connected to one real-time version of information), mergers and acquisitions, and new retail formats...

What’s the Point of Backing Up If You Can’t Recover?

While backup and recovery may not be the most glamorous job in an organization, have a failure when restoring critical data and you’re suddenly the center of...

Engineered Systems

Manufacturers Benefit While Transitioning to the Cloud

Manufacturers are always looking for ways improve the performance, efficiency, and availability of their operations and business processes, so they can...

Customers

4 Steps to Enhance Financial Data Security in Your Organization

Did you know... Financial Services Organizations Are Now the #1 Target for Cyberattackers? The WannaCry ransomware attack that broke out May 12 attacked...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

2018 Prediction: Key to Business Growth Lies with Empowered DBAs

Data is the backbone of every organization, and IT is the first part of the organization that touches it. So when you streamline IT, you enable the business to...

Selling the Future: Where Can Your Supply Chain Take You?

The retail industry turned 180 degrees when shirts, coffee pots, convenience-store snacks, and other retail goods took on secondary lives as data points in...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Selling the Future: You’re Not Selling Goods. You’re Selling an Experience

As we saw in part 2 of our "Future of Selling" series, today’s consumers are often digital natives who don’t shop the way their parents did. With expectations...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Selling the Future: Designing Experiences Your Customers Crave

The rulebook for competing and winning in the modern retail climate is entirely different than it was a decade ago . Back then, retailers were able to capture...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

GDPR Compliance and the Cloud – Help or Hindrance?

Today's guest post comes from Paul Flannery, Oracle's Senior Director, Business Development, Systems in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region....

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Selling the Future: The Last Days of Retail or the Best Days of Retail?

We’ve been hearing the term “retail apocalypse” ad nauseam. Is it really the last days of traditional retail? Or do the best days of retail still lie ahead? In...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

How 2 Manufacturing Companies Are Preparing for the Cloud

When I hear “manufacturing,” my mind immediately shifts to sepia-toned steam-powered factories. But the adoption of innovative technology is putting that...

Data Protection

No Downtime for the Enterprise

Today's guest blog comes from Andre Carpenter, Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle. It is astounding to think that IT availability concerns in this day and age...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

AT&T’s Strategy for Cloud Transformation Is Oracle Cloud at Customer

There’s a cloud for every organization. AT&T adopts Cloud at Customer, proving that even the largest and most complex organizations can get the agility and...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

How 3 Companies Reestablished Their Competitive Advantage

It's difficult to mention digital transformation without the word "agility" entering the picture. Gaining a competitive advantage in the business world...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Backup is Worthless If You Can’t Recover

Today's guest blog is by Kerstin Woods, Director, Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Storage at Oracle. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But if...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Grow Your Customer Base With the Right Infrastructure

With the global economy on the upswing, organizations have the opportunity to lay the foundation for business growth. But slow, outdated IT systems can act as...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

8 Questions to Ask When Migrating to Cloud Infrastructure

Migrating to the cloud is never simple, especially if you have a large investment in traditional on-premises data infrastructure. Ask yourself these eight...

An Important Announcement From This Year’s Oracle OpenWorld

Did you get a chance to visit Oracle OpenWorld 2017? If so, you probably learned about some of the major announcements Larry Ellison made about automation, AI,...

Infrastructure

5 Things at OpenWorld That Made Me Rethink Oracle

If I had to describe my first Oracle OpenWorld in two words, they would be disruptive innovation. I’m not going to lie. When I first joined Oracle, I thought of...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

How Cloud Infrastructure is Reshaping the European Enterprise

Today's guest blog comes from James Stanbridge. Europe’s CIOs are under enormous pressure to rethink their IT strategies. Around them, information-driven...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Automation Provides the Key That Makes IT Thrive

Is there anyone in IT who doesn’t have competing priorities? The reality is that IT will always be called on to provide faster performance, more functionality,...

So Much Data, So Little Hassle: Building an Infrastructure to Tame Your Data

The promise of big data is essentially unlimited. Organizations across the globe are just scratching the surface of vast data mines to reveal new insights and...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

What’s New with Exadata? Oracle OpenWorld Exadata Power Hour Sessions Will Unveil More Than You Think

  Oracle Database technology is evolving to be autonomous.  Our pricing models are shifting too.  You’ve heard a lot of new stuff from Oracle over the past few...

How 2 IT Service Providers Built a Growth Strategy With Cloud

When businesses need to scale their IT infrastructure to adapt to fast-changing business conditions, they increasingly look to third-party service providers...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Don't Miss! Oracle OpenWorld Exadata Session Catalog - Top Sessions

We've pulled together your personal, must-attend Exadata sessions for #OOW17 – all in one place.  Mark your calendars and register today to get your seat....

Data Protection

Why Co-Engineering Matters: Fastest Speed, Highest Security with New Oracle M8 Systems

Today's guest blog comes from Renato Ribeiro, Director for SPARC Systems Engineering at Oracle. Oracle has just announced a new microprocessor, and the servers...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Digital Business Transformation Starts with the Right Infrastructure

Your Company’s Data Is a Source of Value—Whether You Know It or Not Whether your organization is a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer, a healthcare...

Customers

3 Companies Harness Big Data to Drive Big Returns

Executives must confront an unsettling reality in the era of digital business: despite growing volumes of data and increasingly sophisticated tools to analyze...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

4 Reasons Cloud at Customer Gets Top Marks from Colleges and Universities

While trust in the security of public clouds is growing, still only 23% of organizations trust public clouds to keep their data secure, according to Forbes...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Finding Your Way to the Cloud

Today's guest blog comes from Angie Dorfman, Vice President of Global ACS Marketing, Go To Market, and Cloud Services at Oracle. Many businesses looking to...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Reinventing Banking for Speed and Security

Bank customers today expect a better digital experience from their banks. How can banks efficiently build an IT infrastructure to delight customers?

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Consolidating Databases the Right Way: Here's How

Today's guest blog comes from Rodrigo Righetti, Practice Director at Accenture Operations. Oracle Exadata makes consolidating databases so easy that it just...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

IT: Your Secret Weapon for Superior Customer Service

A fast, agile, and flexible IT framework is critical for providing exceptional customer experiences. When discussing how the right IT infrastructure can deliver...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Preparing for Cloud: Is Your Infrastructure Cloud-Ready?

These days, talking to IT leaders about cloud is eerily like talking about retirement. Even though it might not be here yet, you know it's coming soon—and...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Tapping into Data Capital with AI and Machine Learning

As companies begin to understand the vast potential of their data, the question they face is: How does our business make the most of it? The answer lies in...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Tomorrow’s Digital Fleet Management...Delivered Today

Featured Guest Blogger: C. Prasanna Venkatesan, Director of Digital Solutions, Oracle Industry Solutions Group   The transportation and logistics industry is at...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

New Job Roles in the Age of Cloud and Big Data

Not so long ago, the net worth of many large enterprises derived from their physical assets. Today, the source of an organization’s value is its data.  Data,...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Data Monetization and Acquisition: Here’s What It Takes

Data is an organization’s most valuable tangible asset. A cloud-based strategy built on integrated infrastructure facilitates data mining to maximize its value....

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Tame Big Data with the Right Data Storage Infrastructure

Today's Guest Blog Author is Nick Collins, the Oracle Big Data Practice Lead at Accenture. Just how big is big data? Huge, and growing bigger every minute....

Cloud Infrastructure Services

How to Best Support Your Company's New Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

In the hardware and IT infrastructure business, we often focus on how to best support our customers. This is by no means a misguided notion, but it does leave...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Driving Innovation and Profitability with Modern Cloud Infrastructure in the New Digital Economy

Companies are recognizing that getting real-time insights from their own data is key to building and maintaining their competitive advantage. Those insights...

Engineered Systems

Announcing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Enhancements

Today, we’re pleased to announce Oracle Private Cloud Appliance release 2.3.1. These latest enhancements build on our strategy to deliver a uniquely flexible...

Data Protection

New Ways to Leverage Data to Drive Business Value

No longer the exclusive domain of tech companies or IT departments, data has become a business driver in a just about every industry and line of business. Data...

Moving Business-Critical Applications to the Cloud

Today's guest post comes from Laura DuBois, Program Vice President for IDC's Storage practice. Today’s businesses face the challenge of building for the future...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

3 Key Pillars of the Modern Enterprise

What runs the modern enterprise? “It’s not what you know. It’s what you do with what you know.” So says Daniel Newman in a January 2017 Forbes article. This...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Spreading the Wealth of Data Capitalism

Today's guest blog comes from Oracle's Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger. Two weeks ago The Economist's cover article was about the data economy. It declared...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Getting Clear About Clouds: How to Find the Best Approach for Your Enterprise

Most business and IT executives understand the extent to which cloud computing is transforming business and disrupting IT organizations. These services and...

Customers

How the Right IT Infrastructure Can Deliver an Extraordinary Customer Experience

It's no secret that digital business requires tools, solutions, and technologies that allow data and information to flow through the enterprise efficiently....

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Future-Proofing Your Cloud Journey

As the new operational model of choice, cloud is changing how organizations work. It enables you to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery...

IT Infrastructure for the Data-Driven Era

by Beth O'shea We’re in the midst of a data explosion.  According to Forbes, by 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created EVERY second for...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

3 Cloud Skills You Need to Get Hired

In a recent blog post on cloud competency, we put the spotlight on three key cloud skills that companies are looking for on candidate resumes - cloud security,...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

4 Simple Tips for Evolving Your Database Landscape

Today's guest blog is by Ian Price, Oracle Propositions Manager, Fujitsu EMEIA   The database landscape is evolving again. And it couldn’t come at a better...

Engineered Systems

Don't Let Infrastructure Be a Roadblock to Business Success

It’s safe to say that in many cases, decisions on what to do with enterprise data center infrastructure are still driven by the hardware; how to upgrade it, how...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Want More from Cloud? New Exadata Subscription-Based On-Premise Services

Cloud-integrated engineered systems for Oracle Databases address many of the key concerns that inhibit enterprises from making a swifter transition away from...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

What Does a Modern Digital Customer Experience Database Look Like?

Oracle’s Marketing Automation systems including segmentation, reporting, analytics & Marketing Digital Lab all run on Oracle Exadata. I sat down with Dan...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Are You Cloud-Competent? Add These Cloud Skills to Your Resume

I think that by now, it’s pretty clear that cloud computing has gone from emerging technology to mainstream. According to a recent IDG survey, 70% of companies...

Data Protection

Meeting the IT Demands of Modern Tech Jobs with Oracle MiniCluster

Modern enterprises have rapidly expanded their use of applications from day-to-day operations like customer-facing e-commerce applications and management of...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

What If You Could Put a Public Cloud Behind Your Firewall? (Spoiler Alert: You Can.)

The move to the public cloud continues unabated. Spending on cloud IT infrastructure worldwide is expected to reach $44.2 billion this year, doubling in only...

Cloud Infrastructure Services

How Oracle Database Exadata Cloud at Customer Works

Despite the well documented stampede to the cloud, many companies don’t have the luxury of fully abandoning their on-premises infrastructures.  How do you get...