Monday Feb 23, 2015

ORACLE-DELL Webinar: What would you do if your database latency dropped 96%?

Dell-Oracle Joint Webinar: What would you do if your database latency dropped 96%?

Event Date: March 04, 2015

Time: 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST

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Are you struggling with finding the right infrastructure that supports the performance demands of ALL your Oracle workloads, while balancing budgetary constraints and limitations? Does your applications and database instances require a lot of horsepower but you can’t cost-justify deploying them on expensive, high-end infrastructure? 

Dell offers a solution for this “middle-band” of applications, one that balances performance with total cost of ownership. The Dell Integrated System for Oracle Database (DISOD), pre-installed with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, is delivered ready to be installed with Oracle Database 12c, 11gR2, or 10g, providing the flexibility to fit into any existing infrastructure. Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications, enterprise-class, low-cost support.

Attend our upcoming webinar March 4, 2015, at 9:00 am PST (11am CST) to find out :

  • Why DISOD delivers easy to procure, yet flexible to expand architecture perfectly suited to meet your needs
  • How your database can perform better without investing in high-end systems
  • Why Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the best choice for Oracle Database and Dell systems

Register today!


Friday Dec 19, 2014

Friday Spotlight: EMC PowerPath for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Server

EMC and Oracle have a deep history of collaboration dating back to 1995. EMC is a Platinum Partner and as part of the OPN program gets pre-release access to Oracle code to test and to ensure that as Oracle and EMC products are brought to market they are proven solutions and hardened for real world use. In addition Oracle Engineering and support hold regular cadence of calls with EMC E-Lab to discuss product testing status, roadmap alignment and any open customer support issues.

EMC E-Lab has active relationships with Oracle development, one great example is PowerPath and its certification with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM. EMC PowerPath is host-based software for automated data path management, failover and recovery, and optimized load balancing. PowerPath automates, standardizes, and optimizes data paths in physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments to deliver high availability and performance.

EMC E-Lab helps customers adopt new technologies by leveraging their validated solutions and processes. The E-Lab Platform team runs qualification cycles against Oracle Linux and Oracle VM when the beta is released to partners for testing. This qualification work is performed against VNXe, VNX, VPLEX, VMAX, and XtremIO. The testing is performed with DM-MPIO and PowerPath. During PowerPath release cycles, Oracle and EMC qualify the new release of PowerPath against these EMC storage platforms. When new releases of EMC storage or their storage operating environment become available, it kicks off qualification cycles with the current releases of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The end result of this exercise is the EMC Support Matrix. Read more details in this EMC article.

EMC has also published a VMAX Engineering White Paper last week, covering Oracle VM 3.3 Storage Connect for VMAX with EMC Storage Integrator V2.0.  

We wish you Happy Holidays and the best for 2015.  We will return with Friday Spotlights on Jan 9. 

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

PARTNER NEWS: Dell offers Oracle Products in its Integrated Solutions

Data center managers are faced with a perpetual dilemma: finding the right infrastructure that supports the performance demands of ALL their Oracle applications, while balancing budgetary constraints and limitations. 

They find that many applications and database instances require a lot of horsepower, but can’t cost-justify deploying on expensive, high-end infrastructure. Dell offers a solution for this “middle-band” of applications, one that balances performance with total cost of ownership. The Dell Integrated System for Oracle Databases (DISOD) is an easy to procure, yet flexible to expand architecture perfectly suited to meet these needs.

Based on Dell’s Acceleration Appliance for Databases (DAAD), the DISOD couples two 4 cpu, 40 core PowerEdge R920 servers with the ultra-fast performance of DAAD, a 12TB flash storage appliance that can deliver over a million IOPs and 5.7 gigabytes per second sustained throughput in a data warehouse or transaction processing environment.

Pre-installed with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, DISOD is delivered ready to be installed with Oracle Database 12c, 11gR2, or 10g, providing the flexibility to fit into any existing infrastructure. And, the Dell hardware configuration in this article is fully supported on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

Find out more about this innovative architecture featuring Oracle Linux by clicking here.

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Webinar(Nov 11):How to Save Time and Cost with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco UCS


Title: Boost Performance and Cut Deployment Time with Nimble SmartStack for Oracle  

When: November 11, 11am PST/2pm EST

Panelists:

Michele Resta, Director of Linux and Virtualization Alliances, Oracle, John McAbel, Senior Product Manager, Cisco and Ibby Rahmani, Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage 

For CIOs and IT managers, continuously tuning IT infrastructure to support evolving environments, rapidly provisioning more resources to support growing database environments, maintaining services levels and staying within budgets, especially in rapid growth environments is hard. To address these challenges, Nimble Storage, along with Oracle, and Cisco offers a converged infrastructure to deliver adaptive performance with high availability, capacity savings, efficient data protection, and improved staff productivity while handling rapid growth.

In this webinar you will learn how you can benefit from Nimble Storage SmartStack with Oracle and Cisco. The solution provides pre-tested, validated architectures and documented best practices for Oracle Database environments with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM.

SmartStack, built on best-of-breed components, delivers the performance and reliability needed for deploying Oracle on a single symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on multiple nodes. 

Register today


Friday Oct 17, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux and MySQL TPC-C Optimizations Whitepaper

Happy Friday Oracle Linux fans, this week our spotlight is a new whitepaper that is co- authored by Rick Stehno of Seagate and Avi Miller of Oracle. This paper gives tips to optimize your Oracle Linux, MySQL and the PCIe card which increases the performance of your environment with just few steps:

Oracle Linux and MySQL TPC-C Optimizations When Implementing the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card 

Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) was chosen for this study because of its upstream support for the latest hardware relevant to modern data center operations. In addition, MySQL database workloads benefit from the platform’s deep integration with the solution stack, optimizations resulting from industry collaborations and enhancements in the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enteprise Kernel includes extensive performance and scalability improvements to the process scheduler, memory management, file systems, and the networking stack. It was tuned to perform better and faster on leading-edge x86 configurations that feature many CPU cores and large amounts of main memory, and optimized libraries and system calls help to improve performance for MySQL queries. Because of these optimizations and pervasive testing that occurs within Oracle, Oracle Linux is able to address large transaction capacities and scale well as the number of database users or the number of databases increases. This document will present tuning and processes that can be applied to increase TPC-C performance when using the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card.  

By following the simple tuning tips outlined in this paper, a successful implementation of the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card with optimal performance can occur in most environments.  

Read more

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Dell To Showcase Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

Is your business being challenged to quickly and rapidly deploy critical enterprise applications?  Do you want to automatically provision entire application stacks instead of individual components? Imagine the advantages you can realize through integrated management of the complete IT stack including Oracle VM and the applications running inside the VM!

An example of such integration is the integration of Dell Compellent Live Volume and Oracle VM Live Migration capability, which can be effectively used for planned migration of virtual machines between homogeneous storage arrays with zero downtime. The migration across heterogeneous storage arrays is not so straightforward and a joint solution developed by Dell and Oracle to address this challenge will be demonstrated. You will have an opportunity to discuss other Dell storage solutions developed by Dell Storage Engineering Solutions team.  In addition, you will also learn about the zero downtime heterogeneous storage migration solution leveraging the Dell Software SharePlex database replication solution with ZeroIMPACT migration methodology.

Furthermore, Dell’s latest generation of PowerEdge servers have been certified for support on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM; similarly the PowerEdge Oracle Validated Configurations offer pre-tested and validated Dell/Oracle architectures that serve as an assurance for customers.

Join Dell at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack, at Oracle OpenWorld, for live demonstrations, and discuss how Dell can help you with Oracle solutions.

Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
Dell Kiosk is located at SLX-010, exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Oracle at Cisco Live Conference in San Francisco on May 18-22

Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. Oracle will be part of the largest gathering of Cisco customers, experts, and partners anywhere in the world, on May 18-22 in San Francisco.

Cisco is one of our closest partners with more than 20 years of partnership, which covers engineering, joint solutions, sales engagement, support for mutual customers and more. As part of our engineering engagement, Cisco is constantly qualifying and supporting Cisco UCS hardware on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM. 

Oracle had been collaborating with Cisco and Netapp to validate the FlexPod solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The combined products give customers access to infrastructure designs that are pre-tested and pre-validated building blocks for application consolidation, private cloud migration or data center modernization. In addition to the benefits of the integrated design and validation, there are specific unique benefits that Oracle VM and Oracle Linux add to Cisco products. You can get more information about these solutions as well as other key advantages of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM if you visit our booth.

Come and see us at Booth 2229 – Cisco Application Partners Pavilion. 

Register today

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion Spotlight - Part II

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As we draw closer to the first day of Oracle OpenWorld, starting in less than a week, we continue to showcase some of our premier partners exhibiting in the Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion ( Booth #1033). We have Independent Hardware Vendors, Independent Software Vendors and Systems Integrators that show the breadth of support in the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM ecosystem. In today's post we highlight three additional Oracle Linux / Oracle VM Partners from the pavilion.

Micro Focus

Micro Focus delivers mainframe solutions software and software delivery tools with its Borland products. These tools are grouped under the following solutions:

  • Analysis and testing tools for JDeveloper
    • Micro Focus Enterprise Analyzer is key to the success of application overhaul and modernization strategies by ensuring that they are based on a solid knowledge foundation. It reveals the reality of enterprise application portfolios and the detailed constructs of business applications.
  • COBOL for Oracle Database, Oracle Linux, and Tuxedo
    • Micro Focus Visual COBOL delivers the next generation of COBOL development and deployment. Itbrings the productivity of the Eclipse IDE to COBOL, and provides the ability to deploy key business critical COBOL applications to Oracle Linux both natively and under a JVM.
  • Migration and Modernization tooling for mainframes
    • Enterprise application knowledge, development, test and workload re-hosting tools significantly improves the efficiency of business application delivery, enabling CIOs and IT leaders to modernize application portfolios and target platforms such as Oracle Linux.


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When it comes to Oracle Linux database environments, supporting high transaction rates with minimal response times is no longer just a goal. It’s a strategic imperative. The “data deluge” is impacting the ability of databases and other strategic applications to access data and provide real-time analytics and reporting. As such, customer demand for accelerated application performance is increasing.

Visit LSI at the Oracle Linux Pavilion, #733, to find out how LSI Nytro Application Acceleration products are designed from the ground up for database acceleration. Our intelligent solid-state storage solutions help to eliminate I/O bottlenecks, increase throughput and enable Oracle customers achieve the highest levels of DB performance.


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Accelerate Your Exadata Success With Teleran.

Teleran’s software solutions for Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database reduce the cost, time and effort of migrating and consolidating applications on Exadata. In addition Teleran delivers visibility and control solutions for BI/data warehouse performance and user management that ensure service levels and cost efficiency.

Teleran will demonstrate these solutions at the Oracle Open World Linux Pavilion:

  • Consolidation Accelerator - Reduces the cost, time and risk ofof migrating and consolidation
  • applications on Exadata.
  • Application Readiness – Identifies legacy application performance enhancements needed to take
  • advantage of Exadata performance features
  • Workload Accelerator – Identifies and clusters workloads for faster performance on Exadata
  • Application Visibility and Control - Improves performance, user productivity, and alignment to
  • business objectives while reducing support and resource costs.


Oracle Linux Penguin Logo Thanks for reading today's Partner Spotlight. Three more partners will be highlighted tomorrow. If you missed our first Partner Spotlight check it out here.

Wednesday May 02, 2012

Accelerate your Linux Deployments with Oracle Validated Configurations

For those who are not familiar, Oracle Validated Configurations enable easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM solutions in the enterprise. The program offers pre-tested, validated architectures, with documented best practices for software, hardware, storage, and network components. This integrated approach helps improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of solutions, with faster, lower-cost implementations. This industry-wide program is accepted and endorsed by partners as a way to document best practice deployments of their products in Oracle's Linux and virtualized environments.

Oracle Validated Configurations provide unique value to the customers as the integrated stack, including hardware and software, goes through rigorous testing to ensure that different pieces work together in the most effective way. This means customers do not have to do any additional testing in their own environments. Moreover, customers can get support for the individual pieces of the Oracle Validated Configurations in exactly same way as they get support for any other Oracle and partner products. Oracle and the participating ISV and IHV partners have joint support processes to address any customer issues that may come up with the Oracle Validated Configuration.

For reference, some of the recent Oracle Validated Configurations are listed below. For a complete list, please visit Published Validated Configurations.

Server Platform
Storage Model
Oracle Software
Linux Distribution
HP ProLiant DL385 G7
Huawei Symantec S6800T
Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.2)
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
HP ProLiant DL385 G7
EMC Clariion CX4-240
Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.3)
Oracle Linux 5 Update 8
Sun Fire X6270 M3
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7420
Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.3)
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
Sun Fire X4270 M3
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7420
Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.3)
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
Sun Fire X4170 M3
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7420
Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.3)
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
Dell PowerEdge R620
Dell Compellent SC040
Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.3)
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7

For more details about the Oracle Validated Configuration program, please visit the FAQ page.
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