Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

Success Texas Style with SAS and Oracle SuperCluster DBaaS

The first US state to deliver a complete portfolio of citizen services in the Cloud, Texas is the leader in Open Government. With a "my government, my way" promise, Texas relies on Oracle to help 30+ agencies deliver services to nearly 30M citizens. It creates economies and efficiencies to deploy large frames that departments couldn’t otherwise afford.  Departments are seeing a reduction of 20-35% of costs by the move to the Cloud. These agencies depend on Oracle Exadata and SuperCluster for Database as a Service in their Cloud.

Alejandro Farias is a Financial Analyst in one of these agencies: the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).  He enthusiastically shared their great experience using SAS with Cloud DBaaS running on Oracle SuperCluster at SAS Global Forum 2016. Some of the main points he covered were:

  • Their transition to the cloud
  • How they used SAS and Oracle to bring better services and accountability to the citizens of Texas
  • Lessons learned on performance tips and efficiencies
  • Insight into the necessity of having multi-disciplinary skills in today’s organizations

Their solution is based on:

  • SAS Business Intelligence Server 9.4
  • Oracle SuperCluster T5-8  
  • Oracle Solaris 11
  • Oracle Database 11g
  • Oracle E-BIZ Financials 11.5.10-2
  • Oracle Solaris Zones which provide fine grained virtualization 

Greater Performance,  Greater Services, Greater Accountability

Their efforts have really paid off and they are seeing fantastic results that enables them to provide better service to Texas residents.

  • DB user response times improved
  • Performance leveled as additional agencies came on-line
  • Resource management prioritization
  • Advanced reconciliation reporting :

o Automated

o Days to minutes

o Journal and accounting smart matching

o Incorporated validation and integrity checkpoints

Watch Alejandro’s video and presentation slides for more details.

More on the State of Texas cloud enabled services here.

Monday May 11, 2015

Oracle for SAP Technology Update

Oracle and SAP have had an ongoing commitment to tens of thousands of joint customers for over 27 years. Deploying SAP applications on Oracle platforms delivers end-to-end SAP infrastructure solutions that improve productivity and performance, increase system utilization, and create an eco-friendly data center. The two companies recently renewed their longstanding reseller and support agreements to provide enhanced access to Oracle Database technology and world class customer support.

The Oracle for SAP Technology Update is an annual publication that provides updates and information about Oracle products and services for SAP customers. The latest update was published this month.  Example topics covered are:

  • Oracle Database 12c for SAP: Roadmap and Base Certification Features 
  • Implementing a Data Management Infrastructure for SAP with Oracle Database Options and Packs
  • Why Oracle Database and Engineered Systems for SAP
  • Oracle Mission-Critical Support Services for SAP Customers
  • Oracle DB and Oracle Solaris related Notes for SAP
  • Why more and more SAP customers are migrating to Solaris
  • Oracle Security Solutions for SAP environments
  • Customer Examples

You can get the full report here: Oracle for SAP Technology Update #24

Friday Apr 27, 2012

Oracle Service Registry is available on Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86)

Oracle Service Registry version 11.1.1.2 and 11.1.1.6 are available on Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86). See Oracle Certification Matrix for more details.

Monday Apr 23, 2012

Register now for Webinar: Using SMF Manifests in Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle's Solaris Organization is pleased to announce a Technical Webinar for Developers on Oracle Solaris 11:

"Managing Application Services - Using SMF Manifests in Oracle Solaris 11"

By Matthew Hosanee (Principal Software Engineer)

This bi-weekly webinar series (every other Tuesday @ 9 a.m. PT) is designed for ISVs, IHVs, and Application Developers who want a deep-dive overview about how they can deploy Oracle Solaris 11 into their application environments. This series will provide you the unique opportunity to learn directly from Oracle Solaris ISV Engineers and will include LIVE Q&A via chat with subject matter experts from each topic area.

Any OTN member can register for this free webinar here


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Friday Jan 27, 2012

Use the OPN Fast Track to move your Application to Oracle Solaris 11

Making applications available on Oracle Solaris 11 is simpler than ever before. Most applications applications are known to work smoothly in a Solaris 11 native environment.

The Oracle Partner Network provides a comprehensive portfolio of services and resources for a smooth and cost efficient release of the application on Solaris 11.

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