Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Automated Database Services in the Cloud

Businesses have no choice but to compete in today’s high-speed, always-on world, where customers require more than ever.

That’s easier said than done, especially when decision-makers must wait hours – sometimes days – to extract vital information from terabytes of data deep within the enterprise. That disconnect – fast business yet unhurried analytics – can force a tough choice: make a less informed decision right when it’s needed, or put the business on hold until the analytics come through.

What if you could get answers instantaneously rather than hours or days? That would be a tremendous advantage. Executives, managers and all employees would be able to pinpoint opportunities faster, negotiate smarter, and engage customers better. 

This exciting capability is now possible with Oracle Database In-Memory – new software that lets Oracle Database customers create a real-time enterprise. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison introduced Oracle Database In-Memory on June 10 at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.

The real-time responsiveness enabled by Oracle Database In-Memory can deliver insights at the moment important decisions need to be made. This blink-of-an-eye performance is made possible without having to funnel data to a separate database or change your current business applications.

This high-impact, low-disruption approach has long guided Oracle through successive technology advancements, including database clustering, multitenant architecture, and Flash storage.

Ideal for Mixed Workloads
Oracle Database In-Memory is designed for mixed workloads. Its unique dual-format approach accelerates analytics while ensuring that the most up-to-date transactional data is constantly available—no moving of data out to a separate database.

Performance on Databases of Any Size
Oracle Database In-Memory lets CIOs and IT teams use a mix of storage technologies to get optimal performance while keeping storage costs down. It does not require that all data fit into memory.With Oracle Database In-Memory, you decide what data goes into memory – with no limits or restraints from the software. The rest of your data is stored in less-expensive Flash or on disk. Oracle Database In-Memory works seamlessly with them all.

Real-Time Answers, Smarter Decisions
Oracle Database In-Memory’s flexibility – supporting both analytics and transactions while utilizing the most optimal storage media – will help your customers get even more value from their Oracle Database investments.

Oracle Database In-Memory runs on hardware platforms supported by Oracle Database 12c. Oracle Engineered Systems are ideal platforms for Oracle Database and Oracle Database In-Memory.

With Oracle Database In-Memory, your customers can make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer demands, and continuously optimize key processes. Your organization can become a real-time enterprise.

Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled to be generally available later this month.

Cheers,
Joel Borellis

Joel Borellis is group vice president, Partner Enablement at Oracle. Monthly guest blogs such as this one are part of The VAR Guy’s annual sponsorship. Read all of Oracle’s guest blogs here.