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ORACLE REPORTS GAAP EPS OF $0.50; NON-GAAP EPS OF $0.64

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 23:35
Press Release ORACLE REPORTS GAAP EPS OF $0.50; NON-GAAP EPS OF $0.64 Without the effect of U.S. Dollar strengthening both would have been 4 cents higher

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 15, 2016

CLOUD SAAS AND PAAS REVENUES UP 57% IN U.S. DOLLARS AND UP 61% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2016 Q3 results. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies had a significant impact on results in the quarter. Total Revenues were $9.0 billion, down 3% in U.S. dollars and up 1% in constant currency. Cloud plus On-Premise Software Revenues were $7.1 billion, down 1% in U.S. dollars and up 3% in constant currency. Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $583 million, up 57% in U.S. dollars and up 61% in constant currency. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) revenues were $152 million, down 2% in U.S. dollars and up 2% in constant currency. Total Cloud Revenues were $735 million, up 40% in U.S. dollars and up 44% in constant currency. Total On-Premise Software Revenues were $6.3 billion, down 4% in U.S. dollars and unchanged in constant currency. Total Hardware Revenues were $1.1 billion, down 13% in U.S. dollars and down 8% in constant currency. Total Services Revenues were $793 million, down 7% in U.S. dollars and down 2% in constant currency.

Operating Income was $3.0 billion and Operating Margin was 34%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $3.8 billion and non-GAAP Operating Margin was 42%. Net Income was $2.1 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $2.7 billion. Earnings Per Share was $0.50, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.64. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 4 cents higher.

Short-term deferred revenues were $6.9 billion, up 7% in U.S. dollars and up 11% in constant currency compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $14.1 billion.

‚ÄúOur Cloud SaaS and PaaS revenue growth rate accelerated to 61% in constant currency in Q3,‚ÄĚ said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. ‚ÄúThis dramatic revenue increase drove our non-GAAP SaaS and PaaS gross margins up to 51% in Q3 as compared with 43% in Q2. Our cloud business is now in a hyper-growth phase. Our gross margins are climbing toward our target of 80%. These two factors will ignite substantial EPS and cash flow growth over Oracle‚Äôs next few quarters.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúOur SaaS and PaaS gross deferred revenue grew 96% in Q3‚ÄĒtwice as fast as Workday and three times faster than Salesforce.com reported in their most recent quarters,‚ÄĚ said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. ‚ÄúQ3 SaaS and PaaS bookings were up 77% in constant currency. We added 942 new SaaS customers in the quarter, including several customers that switched from Workday HCM to Oracle Fusion HCM. We had more than 250 customers go live on Fusion SaaS HCM and Fusion ERP in Q3 alone. We now have over 11,000 SaaS customers with nearly 2,000 Fusion ERP customers‚ÄĒten times more ERP customers than Workday claims to have.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúIn absolute dollar terms, Oracle is already selling more enterprise SaaS and PaaS new cloud revenue than any other company in the world‚ÄĒincluding Salesforce.com,‚ÄĚ said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman and CTO. ‚ÄúWe are growing much faster than Salesforce.com. We also have many more SaaS products than Salesforce.com. In some of our most important SaaS markets, such as ERP, HCM, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Salesforce.com does not participate at all. By successfully competing in all of these markets, Oracle has the ability to sustain its high growth over a long period of time. That should make it easy for us to pass Salesforce.com and become the largest SaaS and PaaS cloud company in the world.‚ÄĚ

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 14, 2016, with a payment date of April 28, 2016.

Oracle also announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $10 billion of common stock under its existing share repurchase program in future quarters.

Q3 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q3 results and Fiscal 2016 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.

A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Pass Code: 67000932.

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The Vampire King: In Memoriam

the_vampire_king_twitterthe_vampire_king_twitterRussell Hinson left this world behind in the early morning hours of March 12, 2016. He will always have a place in our hearts.

I first met Russell in the early 2000’s, when we hired him as a trainer at TetraData. Over the next few years he traveled all over the U.S., teaching school administrators how to use our analytics products to answer important questions. With “No Child Left Behind” having been signed into law, data about school performance and outcomes was a huge area of focus in education. Our customers loved working with Russell as he was always thoughtful and eager to help them find answers.

In 2011, at NCover, we needed someone to keep our documentation up to date and to help customers use the product. We were delighted that Russell was available and asked him to join the team. When he started, one of our team members bought him an army helmet that he would jokingly wear while answering customer requests. Although he hardly needed it. As our customers know, Russell was always thoughtful and kind in his responses and loved to help people. We received many compliments about Russell. In fact, our company has built a reputation for great support, largely because of the rapport that Russell established with our customers.

In recent years, Russell began to struggle with an ailment that caused him to lose his mobility. He began to have trouble walking, and started using a cane. His doctors told him he would need a wheelchair, but he stubbornly resisted. Russell knew that once he started using a wheelchair, he’d never get out of it. So he fought it all the way to the end.

Russell was constantly in a great deal of pain, but you’d never know it by reading his messages or talking with him. He worked from home much of the time, but he was in the office as often as he was able. While working, we’d see him grimace in pain as a spasm came over. Sometimes he’d stop and painfully massage a muscle or adjust his position, but his attitude was always positive and he never lost his trademark sarcastic humor.

Russell had an amazing sense of humor. You could always count on his sarcastic banter in our company Slack channels and his optimism held out until the end. During his final hospital stay as doctors and family members surrounded him sensing that the end was near, he said, “I still feel like I’m going to get better, but I don’t get that sense of optimism from everyone else in this room.” That’s the way I want to remember him, clear-headed while tenaciously optimistic.

Russell was a humble guy. Smart and witty, but content to stay out of the limelight. I’ll never forget the day I found out that Russell had written a book. Edward & Amelia: The Vampire King. He didn’t even talk about it. I found out from someone else. He wrote that story for his beloved children, and if you go to his Amazon author page, you can get a sense of his spirit. He loved his family very much and he glowed when he talked about them.

Family and the written word meant a lot to Russell, and Russell meant a lot to us.

The post The Vampire King: In Memoriam appeared first on NCover.

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The Vampire King: In Memoriam

the_vampire_king_twitterthe_vampire_king_twitterRussell Hinson left this world behind in the early morning hours of March 12, 2016. He will always have a place in our hearts.

I first met Russell in the early 2000’s, when we hired him as a trainer at TetraData. Over the next few years he traveled all over the U.S., teaching school administrators how to use our analytics products to answer important questions. With “No Child Left Behind” having been signed into law, data about school performance and outcomes was a huge area of focus in education. Our customers loved working with Russell as he was always thoughtful and eager to help them find answers.

In 2011, at NCover, we needed someone to keep our documentation up to date and to help customers use the product. We were delighted that Russell was available and asked him to join the team. When he started, one of our team members bought him an army helmet that he would jokingly wear while answering customer requests. Although he hardly needed it. As our customers know, Russell was always thoughtful and kind in his responses and loved to help people. We received many compliments about Russell. In fact, our company has built a reputation for great support, largely because of the rapport that Russell established with our customers.

In recent years, Russell began to struggle with an ailment that caused him to lose his mobility. He began to have trouble walking, and started using a cane. His doctors told him he would need a wheelchair, but he stubbornly resisted. Russell knew that once he started using a wheelchair, he’d never get out of it. So he fought it all the way to the end.

Russell was constantly in a great deal of pain, but you’d never know it by reading his messages or talking with him. He worked from home much of the time, but he was in the office as often as he was able. While working, we’d see him grimace in pain as a spasm came over. Sometimes he’d stop and painfully massage a muscle or adjust his position, but his attitude was always positive and he never lost his trademark sarcastic humor.

Russell had an amazing sense of humor. You could always count on his sarcastic banter in our company Slack channels and his optimism held out until the end. During his final hospital stay as doctors and family members surrounded him sensing that the end was near, he said, “I still feel like I’m going to get better, but I don’t get that sense of optimism from everyone else in this room.” That’s the way I want to remember him, clear-headed while tenaciously optimistic.

Russell was a humble guy. Smart and witty, but content to stay out of the limelight. I’ll never forget the day I found out that Russell had written a book. Edward & Amelia: The Vampire King. He didn’t even talk about it. I found out from someone else. He wrote that story for his beloved children, and if you go to his Amazon author page, you can get a sense of his spirit. He loved his family very much and he glowed when he talked about them.

Family and the written word meant a lot to Russell, and Russell meant a lot to us.

The post The Vampire King: In Memoriam appeared first on NCover.

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Access to Understandable Health Information with Dr. Lidia Schapira and Fergal McGovern

VisibleThread - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:14

From Empowered Patient Radio with Karen Jagoda
Published: March 14, 2016

Dr. Lidia Schapira, Editor-in-Chief Cancer.net, and Fergal McGovern CEO VisibleThread on the challenge of getting patients and caregivers accurate health information that is accessible and understandable.  Lidia and Fergal provide thoughtful observations about the challenges of providing accurate cancer-related information to an international online audience on Cancer.net which was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

 
http://www.visiblethread.com/wp-content/uploads/EP160309.mp3


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EqualsVerifier

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 07:00
EqualsVerifier is an open source Java tool that can be used in unit tests. It verifies whether the contract for the equals and hashCode methods is met.
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Bees with Machine Guns

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 06:58
Bees with Machine Guns is an open source utility for arming (creating) many bees (micro EC2 instances) to attack (load test) targets (web applications).
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Join Polarion at IoT Dev + Test to Discuss Challenges Facing Embedded Software

Polarion Software - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 02:50

Businesses want the Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace, and that means developing or adopting embedded software to enhance products. This new evolution means software quality is even more important in manufacturing, as more organizations want to release products with embedded software.

The post Join Polarion at IoT Dev + Test to Discuss Challenges Facing Embedded Software appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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.NET Collaborators

In the development world, we know that each line of code has been built upon what our community has learned the line before it. We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to two amazing collaborators and influencers to coding around the world:

Mihail Mateev

ncover_mvp_mihail_mateev_twitterThree-time MVP Mihail Mateev is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and serves as Solutions Architect, Project Manager and Senior Technical Evangelist at Strypes, a Dutch-owned software development company. Over the last year, he has been working on the design of the new version of iOTA, a new generation of the IoT system with backend in Microsoft Azure using some of the latest features in Azure such as DocumentDB and Azure File Service.

When he’s not developing, you can find Mihail leading two user groups: Bulgaria NI & .Net UG and jQuery Sofia UG and serving as chairman of the board of the Bulgarian Software Community, a nonprofit association to manage community conferences in Bulgaria.

Check in on Mihail’s latest projects on his blog or on Twitter @mihailmateev.

Patrick Lamber

ncover_mvp_patrick_lamber_twitterOffice 365 MVP Patrick Lamber is a long-standing .NET Developer and has offered SharePoint consulting, development, and training services to customers since the launch of SharePoint 2007. Since April 1, 2013, Patrick has been awarded as a SharePoint Server MVP. He is focusing on collaboration and communication topics in combination with SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365.

Patrick is the founder and CEO of NUBO, a group of professionals specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and .NET technologies.  Patrick speaks three languages (German, Italian, and English), with most of his work focused in Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Patrick is married to Daniela and lives in South Tyrol (Italy). In his spare time he enjoys swimming and salsa-dancing with his wife.

Learn about his latest involvement with the SharePoint community on his blog or on Twitter @patricklamber.

The post .NET Collaborators appeared first on NCover.

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.NET Collaborators

In the development world, we know that each line of code has been built upon what our community has learned the line before it. We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to two amazing collaborators and influencers to coding around the world:

Mihail Mateev

ncover_mvp_mihail_mateev_twitterThree-time MVP Mihail Mateev is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and serves as Solutions Architect, Project Manager and Senior Technical Evangelist at Strypes, a Dutch-owned software development company. Over the last year, he has been working on the design of the new version of iOTA, a new generation of the IoT system with backend in Microsoft Azure using some of the latest features in Azure such as DocumentDB and Azure File Service.

When he’s not developing, you can find Mihail leading two user groups: Bulgaria NI & .Net UG and jQuery Sofia UG and serving as chairman of the board of the Bulgarian Software Community, a nonprofit association to manage community conferences in Bulgaria.

Check in on Mihail’s latest projects on his blog or on Twitter @mihailmateev.

Patrick Lamber

ncover_mvp_patrick_lamber_twitterOffice 365 MVP Patrick Lamber is a long-standing .NET Developer and has offered SharePoint consulting, development, and training services to customers since the launch of SharePoint 2007. Since April 1, 2013, Patrick has been awarded as a SharePoint Server MVP. He is focusing on collaboration and communication topics in combination with SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365.

Patrick is the founder and CEO of NUBO, a group of professionals specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and .NET technologies.  Patrick speaks three languages (German, Italian, and English), with most of his work focused in Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Patrick is married to Daniela and lives in South Tyrol (Italy). In his spare time he enjoys swimming and salsa-dancing with his wife.

Learn about his latest involvement with the SharePoint community on his blog or on Twitter @patricklamber.

The post .NET Collaborators appeared first on NCover.

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Guest Post: Software and Security of Connected Products, Part One

Polarion Software - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 18:13

We live in the era of smart products. The last decade of mobile device technology created a new platform - smartphones. Originally designed as a communication device, smartphones transformed into a ubiquitous platform of elements - chip, WiFi, memory, display, Bluetooth, storage, and similar products that can be reused in every product.

The post Guest Post: Software and Security of Connected Products, Part One appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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The Best and Worst at Plain Language in Government

VisibleThread - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:42

From GovLoop. By Lauren Girardin
Published: February 09, 2016

Federal agencies are legally required to use¬†plain language. Yet, according to a new report, federal agencies are failing to do so.Plain language has been the law of the land for federal agencies since the Plain Writing¬†Act of 2010. A GSA user experience evangelist¬†once described¬†the Act¬†as ‚Äúone of the most important developments in open government‚Ķakin to the falling of the Berlin Wall and the bringing of democracy to Eastern Europe.‚ÄĚThat might seem like hyperbole. But, using plain language makes it more likely that¬†people will understand what your agency has to say. It can also reduce the costs of running your agency.

Despite the clear need for plain language in federal communications, according to the new report, agencies have gotten worse at using it on their websites. Since an agency’s website is usually one of the most important tools for helping and empowering people with services and knowledge, this failure is troubling.

The good news is that some agencies are using plain language¬†well and some are showing signs of¬†improvement‚ÄĒthough many¬†are¬†failing to put best practices into place.

Which federal agencies should you look to as models of plain language? Which ones are getting it wrong and why?

Government agency plain language, ranked

The U.S. Government 2016 Plain Writing Index by VisibleThread is a new report that ranks the language used on federal agency websites across four different categories: readability, overuse of passive voice, use of long sentences that can be hard to read, and avoiding complex words.

VisibleThread first evaluated these federal agency websites in 2011, and that data serves as a benchmark in the new report. The company revisited 29 of those federal websites (minus NASA’s, for technical reasons) to judge how well government continues to use plain language.

The¬†report found ‚Äúthat despite modest improvements in passive voice and long-sentence frequency, federal agency communication is regressing. Measures of average complexity‚Ķhave more than doubled and readability has gone up a full grade level.‚ÄĚ This is bad news because, to meet plain language guidelines, you most likely¬†want¬†complexity and grade level to¬†go down.

 

The leaders

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the best at plain language, ranked #1. It scores that high primarily because it limits the use of passive voice and long sentences.

It’s a comfort that the USGS has embraced plain language given what one of its past directors, Otis Smith, said way back in 1921:

 

‚ÄúThe world has a right to discount our¬†usefulness and even to distrust our honesty if¬†we persist in concealing our thoughts, or lack¬†of thoughts, behind a mask of professional¬†jargon.‚ÄĚ

 

Almost 100 years after Smith‚Äôs¬†plea¬†for plain language, government still struggles¬†to communicate in what Smith called, ‚Äúlanguage¬†understood by the many rather than only by the¬†few.‚ÄĚ

The other top plain language performers are: #2 the U.S. Mint, #3 the Smithsonian, #4 the Department of the Interior, and, tied for #5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau.

 

Getting better, sort of

These agencies improved their use of plain language since 2011:

The report explains that DoT and its agencies, the FHWA and FRA, improved their use of plain language by reducing passive voice. But, when you look at the numbers behind the data, it‚Äôs not all good news. The report explains, ‚ÄúOverall DoT‚Äôs gains‚Ķare somewhat¬†misleading. It would be more accurate to describe DoT‚Äôs performance as regressing at a slower rate than¬†its peers.‚ÄĚ

 

Yikes

The Department of Justice‚Äôs¬†Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) is at the very bottom of the list. The report calls out¬†COPS‚Äô ‚Äúextraordinarily poor‚ÄĚ readability score and overuse of long sentences.

The other bottom performers are: the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).

[Note: It’s worth mentioning that VisibleThread’s report is just one evaluation of the use of plain language by federal agencies. The Center for Plain Language also publishes an annual Federal Plain Language Report Card, which examines a smaller set of writing samples that are voluntarily submitted by agencies. VisibleThread’s software crawls up to 100 pages of online content. They’re both worth a look.]

Resources on plain language

Now that you know the extent of the problem federal agencies have with plain language on their websites, what can you do about it?

Start by learning more using these resources. Then, start advocating for plain language at your agency.

 

Government resources Books

And finally, GovLoop Academy offers an online learning course on plain language.

Lauren Girardin is a marketing and communications consultant, writer, and trainer. Find her on Twitter at @girardinl.


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European cybersecurity and data protection laws and the implications for managing open source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 16:00
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Open source makes up 30% of the code estate of most organizations today and that number will only rise. While there is nothing specifically unsecure about open source, managing vulnerabilities in open source components does require a new and different process. Legal, security and development functions can and should combine forces to ensure that their organization gets all the benefits of open source software while managing the risks, particularly in the face of new regulation.

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An Air Tight Solution to Dated DOORS

Polarion Software - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 18:14

Today’s fast-paced product line engineering environment demands that you compete and capitalize on opportunities.

The post An Air Tight Solution to Dated DOORS appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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Integrating ALM & PLM Processes and Lifecycle Data

Intland Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 17:00
Date and time: 9 Mar 2016, 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: The increasing reliance on embedded electronics and software in several industries, and the spreading of IoT-connected devices have created a
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RuboCop

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:20
RuboCop is a Ruby static code analyzer. Out of the box it will enforce many of the guidelines outlined in the community Ruby Style Guide. Most aspects of its behavior can be tweaked via various configuration options. Apart from reporting problems ...
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RubyMine

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:17
RubyMine is an IDE that allows to produce high-quality code more efficiently, thanks to first-class support for Ruby and Rails, JavaScript and CoffeeScript, ERB and HAML, CSS, Sass and Less, and more.
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SmarteSoft and Inflectra Partner to Optimize QA and ALM Portfolios

Inflectra News - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 01:00

SmarteSoft, the leader in script-less application testing, today announced an expanded partnership with Inflectra¬ģ, a provider of powerful application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions. Working together, the companies deliver the market‚Äôs most user-friendly and extensible quality assurance (QA) and application lifecycle management solution platform.

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Oracle Unleashes New Innovations in Data Analytics with Free and Open Interfaces to On-chip Accelerators

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 23:37
Press Release Oracle Unleashes New Innovations in Data Analytics with Free and Open Interfaces to On-chip Accelerators Analytics Added to Open Platform for Security to Enable Breakthroughs in Data Analytics Using Oracle’s Software in Silicon Technology

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 8, 2016

Empowering developers to build the next generation of big data analytics platforms, Oracle released a free and open API and developer kit for its Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) in SPARC processors through its Software in Silicon Developer Program. The program also lets developers view sample use cases and program code, and to test and validate how DAX can speed up analytics applications while test driving Software in Silicon Technology.   “High performance data analytics are critical to a range of key use cases like click stream data, social media sentiment, buying behavior, and more,” said John Fowler, Executive Vice President of Systems, Oracle. “Through our Software in Silicon Developer Program, developers can now apply our DAX technology to a broad spectrum of previously unsolvable challenges in the analytics space because we have integrated data analytics acceleration into processors, enabling unprecedented data scan rates of up to 170 billion rows per second.”   With the release of the 32-core, 256 thread SPARC M7 processor, Oracle created a number of Software in Silicon features by building in higher-level software functions into processor design. One of the most exciting new capabilities introduced in the SPARC M7 processor as part of the Software in Silicon innovations in SPARC M7 is DAX, which delivers unprecedented analytics efficiency.   Data Analytics Accelerator on SPARC M7 DAX adds processing capability that can run selective functionality – Scan, Extract, Select and Translate – at incredibly fast speeds. The SPARC M7 DAX accelerates these analytics primitives on a dedicated physical unit separate from the standard compute cores.   Initial software development enabled DAX for Oracle Database 12c, and all the applications above it. This extends analytics acceleration to all Oracle, ISV, and customer applications.   Large scale scan and filter operations are made trivial by transparent use of 32 dedicated DAX co-processors in the SPARC microprocessor which operate at memory bus speeds of up to 160 GB/s between cache and DRAM. These accelerators, implemented for the first time on-chip for the highest level of performance and efficiency, can now be used by developers through APIs in Oracle Solaris 11, and applied to a variety of use cases.   As one notable example of Data Analytics Accelerator integration into machine learning and Big Data use cases, Oracle engineers have shown that the DAX can significantly accelerate Apache Spark, which has become one of the most popular methods for processing large data sets. Through this project, engineers used the DAX with Apache Spark to take one billion rows of data in memory and filter it into a 3D cube so fast that interactive data analytics are now possible.   SPARC M7 and DAX design advantages include:
 
  • Industry-leading delivered memory bandwidth: at an industry-leading 160GB/s memory bandwidth, the SPARC M7 processor provides enough capacity to feed both the DAX units as well as processor cores.
     
  • DAX offload: frees the processor cores for other processing.
     
  • Efficient decompressing combined with in-memory processing: putting decompression in the DAX unit is much faster than software implementations. Designing decompression with scanning means needless back and forth memory transfers are avoided. Results from the DAX are entered into the CPU cache for better CPU efficiency.
     
  • DAX range comparisons: many real-world database analytics queries are written to find data transacted between certain dates, or product cost ranges, etc. The DAX processes range comparisons at the same rate as individual comparisons. Other processors require additional computational time for each comparison.
     
  • Avoiding cache pollution: the DAX does much of its computation without needing to store intermediate data in a cache, freeing the CPU’s cache for other processing.
    Partnerships with Developer Community and Leading Higher Education Institutions Oracle continues to deliver traditional processor enhancements to improve performance of traditional workloads with more than 20 world record results over the competition. Software in Silicon can deliver previously unattainable step function improvements required in areas such as security and data analytics by embedding the functionalities to handle particular algorithms on the processor with greater performance and efficiency.   Oracle has also published several use cases with code samples to maximize developer productivity and expedite projects as well as a detailed example of DAX integration with Apache Spark. Resources can be accessed now via the Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud, a freely available cloud service for developers and researchers that provides direct access to this technology. Additionally, Oracle is partnering with leading higher education institutions such as Brown University, on innovative research projects with Software in Silicon.   “We are currently working on characterizing the performance of DAX across a suite of modern in-memory data layout schemes. After completing this study, we will work on the optimal use of DAX in accelerating interactive data exploration and visualization with the Tupleware main-memory database system and S-Store real-time stream processing system,” stated Ugur Centimenel, Chairman of the Computer Science Department, Brown University. “Through these studies, we will quantify the performance and scalability of M7 and DAX on real workloads involving sophisticated search and machine learning over large data sets.”   Open APIs for Oracle’s Data Analytics Accelerator are now available for free via the Software in Silicon Cloud. Developers can join the community now to get started on developing the next generation of big data and analytics applications.   Additional Information:   Contact Info Diana Wong
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