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Progress Introduces Mobile Test Automation for Native iOS and Android with Latest from Telerik Test Studio

Progress Software News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 10:01
Progress Introduces Mobile Test Automation for Native iOS and Android with Latest from Telerik Test Studio
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Oracle Introduces Groundbreaking Visual Analytics in the Cloud with New Data Visualization Cloud Service

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 23:52
Press Release Oracle Introduces Groundbreaking Visual Analytics in the Cloud with New Data Visualization Cloud Service Powerful, Easy-to-Use Visual Analytics Now Accessible to Every Business User

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

Oracle put a stunning new visual face on data with the announcement of Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service. This latest addition to Oracle’s analytics offerings in the cloud makes rich, powerful visual analytics accessible to every business user. People at all levels of an organization can blend and analyze enterprise, personal or big data in just a few clicks, effectively sifting through data clutter to quickly uncover and share hidden patterns and actionable insights. All of this can be done without the need for expert IT resources, resulting in faster time to value and significant increases in ROI.

“Adoption and usage patterns at our 400+ Business Intelligence Cloud Service customers confirm that fast, easy-to-use data visualization is critical to their businesses,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Business Analytics, Oracle. “Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service makes data visualization 100 percent self-service, empowering business users to go from raw data to actionable business insights in just a few minutes. This new service delivers rich visual analysis, rapid discovery of insights and secure collaboration, enabling fact-based decisions at every level of the organization.”

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service eliminates the complexity typically associated with blending and correlating data sets. Easy, automatic data blending allows users to combine data from a variety of sources—Oracle and other SaaS applications, on-premises systems, external sources and personal files—and immediately gain new insights using visual analysis. They can enrich the analysis with narratives to create stories that can be shared across the organization in a scalable, secure fashion. The creation and sharing of analytic insights is supported on mobile, tablet and desktop devices, enabling complete flexibility and unlimited access.

“Skanska implemented Oracle as a common BI solution for all users around the globe, for easy mobile access, self-service tools, and improved decision-making—and it reduced costs,” said Peter Bjork, vice president of information systems strategies, Skanska AB. Conny Bjorling, the senior business analyst driving the BI project on Bjork’s team, added, “Now with Data Visualization, we have something that is as visually compelling as it is easy to use. The storytelling functionality is a pivot point in terms of being able to explain your insights effectively.”

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service is further differentiated by its compatibility and integration with the full breadth of Oracle’s analytics offerings. Oracle’s consistent technology approach ensures continuity of experience and portability across its entire analytics portfolio—in the cloud and on-premises—making it simpler for customers to adopt the environment of their choice and scale as their needs evolve.

Contact Info Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
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michelle.jenkins@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 delivers the ultimate cloud experience. The industry’s most important business conference includes thousands of educational sessions and features demos and exhibitions from hundreds of partners and customers from around the world showcasing Oracle’s comprehensive cloud offerings, including an integrated stack of applications, platform and infrastructure services, as well as converged systems and industry solutions. Tens of thousands of in-person attendees and millions online gain valuable product and industry-specific insight to help them transform their businesses with Oracle. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is being held October 25 through October 29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter #oow15, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud Extends Product Depth and Breadth

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 21:30
Press Release Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud Extends Product Depth and Breadth New features, industry tailored functionality, and country localizations add to most complete ERP Cloud solution

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO —Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, the leading cloud solution for finance, procurement and project executives with more than 1,300 customers, is extending the depth and breadth of the solution with over 190 feature additions, and ever-increasing industry-specific, multi-national and global capabilities. With customers in over 60 countries and available in 24 languages, Oracle ERP Cloud is the most comprehensive cloud solution for global enterprises. Solutions for Enterprise Performance Management, Governance Risk and Compliance and Supply Chain Management as well as native integration with the broader Oracle SaaS portfolio for Human Capital Management and Customer Experience offer customers a practical, business-driven, rapid adoption path forward.

Oracle ERP Cloud continues to enhance its capabilities in industries including professional services, financial services, retail, public sector, higher education, high technology, and manufacturing. This fully integrated solution with Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud offers complete end-to-end supply chain finance orchestration.

Oracle ERP Cloud presents a simple and intuitive user experience driven by the latest design innovations. At a glance, users can view items that matter most, and continue to engage for deeper insights and actions as the information detail and business process warrants. This modern ERP Cloud user experience, accessible from any device, delivers an immediate increase in user productivity.

Oracle Financials Cloud

Oracle Financials Cloud is designed for control over operations and rapid information access with advanced embedded analytical capabilities.

  • Comprehensive cash positioning and forecasting delivers control over short-term liquidity through better planning and balancing of cash transfers or payments.
  • Expanded Financial Reporting Center features deliver a secure, collaborative report distribution model, aimed at both finance and line of business users, providing customers a single, consistent point of access for all standard and custom reporting needs.
Oracle Procurement Cloud

Oracle Procurement Cloud now includes added depth via direct materials support for manufacturers and supply chain orchestration, enabling customers in product industries to adopt cloud.

  • Direct Materials Support expands beyond indirect materials and services to support manufacturing and direct materials processes including configured items, drop shipment, and back-to-back orders.
  • Oracle Sourcing integration with Oracle PPM Cloud simplifies the management and tracking of complex negotiation activities.
Oracle Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Cloud

Oracle PPM Cloud is designed for the modern project worker with embedded analytics with interactive reporting and dashboards. Oracle PPM Cloud has broadened its native integrations to both cloud and on-premise solutions.

  • Real-time, actionable and unified project dashboards for project financial management and project execution provide improved project insight with enhanced via performance analytics for self-monitoring projects.
  • PPM Cloud now integrates Oracle Sourcing Cloud for managing negotiations and has expanded coverage for product development processes with integration to Innovation Management Cloud.
Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud

Oracle SCM Cloud enables companies to innovate quickly, execute rapidly, and scale their supply chains. Customers can rapidly deploy Oracle's supply chain management functionality with minimal risk, low cost, and maximum flexibility – either as part of an overall ERP transformation to Cloud, or as cloud-based shared services for specific supply chain functions. In additional to the existing support on the Cloud for Inventory, Costing, Product Master Data Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Transportation and Global Trade Management, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud now includes:

  • Oracle Order Management – Multi-Channel order management and fulfillment, plus integrated order capture, pricing and configuration
  • Oracle Planning Central – Integrated supply and demand planning, designed to streamline the planning process – from analysis, to optimization, to execution.
  • Manufacturing – fully integrated support for multiple manufacturing methods (Build to Stock, Build to Order, CTO, Outsourced) from product innovation, to production, to cost management.

Built on a secure and scalable architecture, Oracle ERP Cloud provides customers with flexible alternatives via full or modular adoption, seamless integration across clouds, on-premise and third party applications, as well as standardized best practices and rapid implementation templates.

“Oracle continues to maximize business value for our ERP Cloud customers by delivering frequent, customer-driven innovations at a pace unmatched by any on-premise or prior-generation ERP packages offered as SaaS.“ said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “Our focus and continuous investments in industry specific capabilities significantly broaden our support for customers from service-based to now product-based industries as they adopt cloud."

Contact Info Karen Hartquist
Oracle
650.506.3552
karen.hartquist@oracle.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 delivers the ultimate cloud experience. The industry’s most important business conference includes thousands of educational sessions and features demos and exhibitions from hundreds of partners and customers from around the world showcasing Oracle’s comprehensive cloud offerings, including an integrated stack of applications, platform and infrastructure services, as well as converged systems and industry solutions. Tens of thousands of in-person attendees and millions online gain valuable product and industry-specific insight to help them transform their businesses with Oracle. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is being held October 25 through October 29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter #oow15, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Larry Ellison Kicks Off Oracle OpenWorld 2015 with Introduction of New Oracle Cloud Services and Ease-of-Use Advances

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 20:37
Press Release Larry Ellison Kicks Off Oracle OpenWorld 2015 with Introduction of New Oracle Cloud Services and Ease-of-Use Advances New capabilities on every layer of Oracle Cloud are designed for lower cost, higher reliability and performance, always-on security, open standards, and compatibility with private clouds

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison introduced more than a dozen new Oracle Cloud services and capabilities in the opening keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Ellison outlined six design goals for Oracle Cloud: cost, reliability, performance, standards, compatibility, and security. In the transition to cloud computing, Ellison said, businesses are in “the middle of a generational shift in computing that is no less important than our shift to personal computing.” And he demonstrated a new just-in-time learning system that will be available within Oracle’s Software-as-a-Service applications.

Oracle Cloud advances highlighted by Ellison included:

  • A new discrete manufacturing suite as part of Oracle SCM Cloud
  • E-Commerce in Oracle’s CX Cloud to enable business-to-consumer commerce
  • Exadata Cloud Service, based on Oracle’s high performance Exadata Database Machine
  • Modern, mobile-friendly user interface for SaaS applications
  • Oracle Multitenant Database Cloud scales to more than 4,000 pluggable databases
  • Real Application Clusters (RAC) in the Cloud, fault-tolerant database availability in the cloud
  • Database In-Memory Acceleration for faster performance of joins, expressions, and JSON scan and filter
  • Database In-Memory on Active Data Guard
  • Multitenant Java Server, high density, low cost, secure cloud platform
  • Fault-Tolerant Java Server, continuous availability and transparent deployment in multiple data centers
  • Big Data Preparation, Discovery, and Visualization Cloud Services

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “We went into the SaaS business, and came to understand that required us to be in the platform business. And we went into the platform business and came to understand we had to be in the infrastructure-as-a-service business. That’s how we got to where we are today.”
  • “On-premises computing is not going to vanish. Even if on-premises computing eventually becomes a smaller piece of the pie than cloud computing, there's going to be a long period of transition.”
  • “We're standards-based, and because we're compatible—our cloud is compatible to what you have on premise—it's very easy to lift and shift. It's very easy to take workloads you already have, databases you already have, and move them to the cloud.”
Contact Info Diana Wong
Oracle
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 25, 2015 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 19:10
Press Release New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain Oracle offers complete SCM solution for manufacturers in the cloud with the additions of Oracle Planning Central Cloud, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud as well as expansion of Oracle Order Management Cloud and other Oracle SCM Cloud solutions

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

To help manufacturers address the full needs of complex, global supply chains, Oracle announced the expansion of the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud (Oracle SCM Cloud) with two new product offerings, Oracle Planning Central Cloud and Oracle Manufacturing Cloud. Additionally, Oracle has announced enhanced capabilities in Oracle Order Management Cloud and across the entire Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud. Together these enable manufacturers to operate their supply chain in a modern cloud environment across the key business processes of:

  • Source to Settle (including Procure to Pay and full direct material support)
  • Ideas to Commercialization (for both manufactured and purchased products)
  • Order to Cash (and with Oracle CX Cloud, to extend to marketing, sales and quoting)
  • Plan to Produce (combining planning, manufacturing and fulfillment)

Businesses in industrial manufacturing and high tech industries face an unprecedented level of complexity when managing their global supply chains. The global economy has forced companies to innovate quickly, execute rapidly and scale their supply chains, all while minimizing costs. With the additions of Oracle Planning Central Cloud and Oracle Manufacturing Cloud, manufacturers now have a comprehensive, fully integrated suite of supply chain applications delivered in the cloud to address these challenges.

“Today’s modern supply chain requires best-in-class technology powering modern holistic business process, and for this to be delivered on the Cloud,” said Rick Jewell, senior vice president, Supply Chain Management Applications, Oracle. “Oracle SCM Cloud now addresses all those needs with innovative and comprehensive solutions, and because this is also part of the Oracle Public Cloud, manufacturing companies can now operate their entire business on a single, integrated cloud platform—all from Oracle.”

Oracle Planning Central Cloud

To streamline the plan to produce process into a single efficient flow, Oracle introduced Oracle Planning Central Cloud. This is a new highly responsive planning application that integrates supply and demand planning into a modern graphical and intuitive analytics workbench. It combines forecasting, inventory and supply planning with a multi-dimensional analytics framework and will provide intelligent recommendations by presenting complex supply chain information in a simple and business focused format. This allows planners to identify what is important, rapidly target the best resolution and put it into effect. Oracle Planning Central’s tight integration with other Oracle SCM Cloud applications eliminates the gap between planning and execution by allowing businesses to trigger material transfers, manufacturing work orders and purchase requisitions based upon the results of the plan.

Oracle Manufacturing Cloud

The new Oracle Manufacturing Cloud will give businesses the ability to efficiently set up and run production operations. The application enables customers to design the manufacturing process and processing standards, create and manage work orders and monitor shop floor status. This helps them to quickly and easily execute jobs and analyze and control work order costs. Oracle Manufacturing Cloud was designed for ease of use. It starts with an industry standard data model to define plant data, but presents it with a modern user interface to give the engineer an advanced graphical editing tool to build a sequence of operations that defines each manufacturing process. The application offers fully integrated support for multiple processes (build to stock, configure to order, assemble to order, outsourced) from product innovation to production to comprehensive cost management. Oracle Manufacturing Cloud also integrates with Oracle PLM Cloud and Oracle Product Master Data Management Cloud, to streamline the entire product innovation process from idea to concept to design to commercialization to manufacturing.

Oracle Order Management Cloud

Oracle Order Management Cloud can now support multiple order capture sources such as Oracle CPQ Cloud, Oracle Commerce Cloud, EDI or legacy systems. It also includes its own built-in order capture, pricing and configurator capability, that can also be used to provide cross-channel order maintenance and management capabilities. Oracle Order Management Cloud supports fulfillment within the Oracle SCM Cloud, as well as multiple external fulfillment sources. It supports complex fulfillment flows such as configure-to-order, drop-ship, back-to-back and internal material transfer flows.

Expanded SCM Capabilities to support Holistic Business Flows

Planning Central, Cloud Manufacturing Cloud and updates to Order Management Cloud are complemented by existing and expanded capabilities in the rest of the Oracle SCM Cloud portfolio, including:

  • Direct material support in Oracle Procurement Cloud
  • Complex fulfillment and inventory movement flows in Oracle Inventory Cloud
  • Standard costing in Oracle Cost Management Cloud
  • Expanded integration and change management between Oracle Innovation Management Cloud, Oracle Product Development Cloud, Oracle Product Hub Cloud, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud and Oracle Projects Cloud.

This combination has been designed to support holistic business flows, with fully integrated and consistent processes, while still preserving the ability to deploy solutions in a targeted or incremental manner.

Contact Info Karen Hartquist
Oracle
650.506.3552
karen.hartquist@oracle.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 delivers the ultimate cloud experience. The industry’s most important business conference includes thousands of educational sessions and features demos and exhibitions from hundreds of partners and customers from around the world showcasing Oracle’s comprehensive cloud offerings, including an integrated stack of applications, platform and infrastructure services, as well as converged systems and industry solutions. Tens of thousands of in-person attendees and millions online gain valuable product and industry-specific insight to help them transform their businesses with Oracle. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is being held October 25 through October 29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter #oow15, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Announces New Oracle HCM Cloud Capabilities to Power HR Transformation

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 19:05
Press Release Oracle Announces New Oracle HCM Cloud Capabilities to Power HR Transformation Oracle Showcases New Global Capabilities and Industry Content for Oracle HCM Cloud during HCM Central @ OpenWorld

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

This week at Oracle OpenWorld, executives will showcase new capabilities in Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud that are helping its customers drive HR transformation. Oracle’s more than 5,000 HCM cloud customers are true modern HR leaders, using Oracle HCM Cloud to help transform their companies’ HR operations to help their companies grow and be successful.

Based on input from customers, Oracle is unveiling new and improved capabilities in Oracle HCM Cloud across the entire product suite that are designed to support digital transformation, extend global and industry functionality, and provide deep product enhancements.

“Oracle HCM Cloud continues to deliver features and functionality to help HR leaders and their teams address challenges of the modern workforce and support digital transformation within HCM,” said Chris Leone, senior vice president, Oracle HCM Development. “We not only enjoy sharing them with our customers at Oracle OpenWorld, but we also take time there to talk to our customers, learn what they need to be successful, and hear their suggestions for future improvements to Oracle HCM Cloud.”

Supporting Digital Transformation

Throughout Oracle HCM Cloud users will benefit from digital enablers such as personalization, recommendations, embedded multi-media options, and community engagement capabilities to support a digital transformation of HR.

New investments in Oracle Learning cloud expand beyond social learning to embed learning throughout enterprise. The addition of tutorials and compliance learning allow customers to support various types of learning at any point within the Oracle cloud suite.

Oracle has improved the user experience throughout the entire Oracle HCM Cloud product suite, particularly in benefits self-service and a new work area for time management. Smart Navigation, a new, personalized method for navigating the application helps guide users to their most frequently used actions or recommended actions taken by others. And, users will find updated designs provide a consistent look and feel as they move between mobile and desktop.

Global and Industry Expansion

Global and industry extensions in the latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud make it easier for multi-national companies to deploy and configure the solution with out-of-the-box configuration and expanded localizations for 99 countries. It also includes enhancements to support HR transformation in specific industries Grade-Step progression supports companies with standardized grade scales such as manufacturing and retail. Additional capabilities include enhanced seniority rules and collective agreements to extend support for represented workers.

Product-specific enhancements

Within Oracle HCM Cloud, updates are planned across several functional areas:

  • Global Human Resources: Oracle is expecting to deliver a Global HR integration for customers who start their implementations with recruiting, simplifying high volume and complex recruiting scenarios. Oracle HCM Cloud also expects to offer support for ACA 2015 Compliance reporting along with audit reports and dashboards to support functionality.
  • Talent Management: A new recruiting integration with LinkedIn mobile adds more flexibility to help recruit ideal candidates to help a company grow. Sub competency support in profiles and succession organization charts help map talent and plan for future growth or attrition.
  • Workforce Rewards: Updates to Workforce Rewards include adding multiple components of pay, and predefined extracts to specific in-country third-party payrolls.
  • Workforce Management: Integration of timeclock and webclock, mass approvals for time management, and easier exception clearing enable quicker workforce management actions.
HCM Central @ OpenWorld

This week during Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle is again holding HCM Central @ OpenWorld, a completely dedicated HR program located at The Palace hotel. In addition to product-focused sessions and hands-on labs, HCM Central features:

  • Keynote: Chris Leone, senior vice president, Oracle HCM Development, will deliver a keynote Monday, October 26 at 11 a.m. PT, highlighting the digital enablers needed to support a true digital transformation of HR.
  • Customer Panel: Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, Oracle HCM Strategy, will host a panel of customers discussing their HR transformations. This session on Monday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. PT features savvy modern HR leaders from Ruby Tuesday and Overhead Door, who will share details about their journey to the cloud.
  • HCM Thought Leaders Panel: The "Stay for Thursday" closing keynote at HCM Central @ OpenWorld will include key industry thought leaders Vinnie Mirchandani, Holger Mueller, Mike Fauscette, and Mark Smith in what is sure to be a lively discussion on digital transformation for HR.
  Contact Info Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
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danielle.cormier@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 delivers the ultimate cloud experience. The industry’s most important business conference includes thousands of educational sessions and features demos and exhibitions from hundreds of partners and customers from around the world showcasing Oracle’s comprehensive cloud offerings, including an integrated stack of applications, platform and infrastructure services, as well as converged systems and industry solutions. Tens of thousands of in-person attendees and millions online gain valuable product and industry-specific insight to help them transform their businesses with Oracle. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is being held October 25 through October 29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter #oow15, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Expands Database Cloud Portfolio with Unprecedented Enterprise-Class Capabilities

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 18:59
Press Release Oracle Expands Database Cloud Portfolio with Unprecedented Enterprise-Class Capabilities Industry’s Most Comprehensive Set of Services for Oracle Databases in the Cloud is Now Available

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

Oracle today announced new Oracle Database Cloud offerings, expanding its broad portfolio of Oracle Cloud Platform services that enable organizations to deliver reliable, scalable, and secure database-driven solutions and applications in the cloud. New mission-critical capabilities available now include clustering for fault-tolerant availability and on-demand scalability; zero data loss disaster recovery; and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. Oracle is also announcing a new, free database cloud service that enables DBAs and developers to try Oracle Database in the Oracle Cloud at no cost and no risk. 

“Oracle brings four decades of database experience and leadership to the cloud, enabling our customers to deploy the best database cloud solutions and realize greater agility and lower cost,” said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. “With the new capabilities, Oracle is now uniquely placed to address the needs of developers, small businesses, departments within large enterprises and enterprise IT by providing the industry’s most comprehensive set of database cloud services.”

Available today, the new capabilities in Oracle Database Cloud deliver:

  • Platform for Mission-Critical Applications: Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service offers unmatched scalability, performance and availability for Oracle Database. Enterprises can leverage the full power of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine to run mission-critical applications and consolidate databases in the Oracle Cloud.
  • High Availability and Scalability: Enterprises for the first time can leverage Oracle’s popular and highly regarded database clustering solution in the cloud. As part of Oracle Database Cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Real Application Clusters provides out-of-the-box, scale-out database performance on-demand and fault tolerant database availability.
  • Disaster Recovery: Businesses can now implement a real-time cloud disaster recovery solution that protects Oracle databases in the event of a site or regional outage. As part of Oracle Database Cloud and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Active Data Guard provides continuous zero-data loss replication from Oracle databases that reside on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud to an active standby database in the Oracle Cloud. Enterprises can also boost resource utilization and productivity by offloading production reporting, ad-hoc queries and backups to the active standby Oracle Database.
  • Development and Test Services: Oracle offers free trials that developers can leverage to create cloud-native Web, departmental, and enterprise applications. Developers can use a comprehensive suite of services for dev/test with Oracle Database Cloud, including the new free service and access to Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Database Backup Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

“Only Oracle’s cloud technology frees us entirely from licensing, configuring, and managing our business-critical database and application server environment,” said Zaki Sabbagh, CIO, Zamil Industrial Investment Group. “With Oracle, we did not need to modify anything in our databases in order to migrate to the cloud. As a result, we gained the ability to implement new business requirements for critical applications immediately—which is a major competitive advantage.”

Oracle Database Cloud Portfolio

The Oracle Database Cloud offers a broad portfolio of services that meet the capacity and service level needs of developers, small businesses and global enterprises. Databases can be provisioned in minutes, offering complete compatibility with on-premises databases and built-in security with end-to-end data encryption. Customers can choose either Oracle-managed or fully automated administration, which includes automated patching, upgrades, backup and recovery. As a result, IT can greatly improve agility and reduce costs.

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service: Businesses can provision a fully-managed database to quickly develop and deploy departmental applications or an automated cloud database to support mission-critical enterprise applications. A broad range of choices are available which include Oracle Database features and options for maximum performance, availability, security and consolidation.
  • Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service: Enterprises can now deploy mission-critical production OLTP databases and data warehouses in the Oracle Cloud. The Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service runs on the Oracle Exadata platform, which is in production at thousands of sites worldwide. The service includes built-in high performance and availability with features such as Oracle Multitenant, Oracle Database In-Memory, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Active Data Guard, InfiniBand Fabric, and Smart Flash Cache.
  • Oracle Database Backup Service: The Oracle Database Cloud family also includes a highly scalable, low-cost solution for enterprises to store backups from Oracle databases that are on-premises or in the Oracle Cloud without having to worry about shrinking backup windows, lost data or incomplete recovery. Databases can be backed up to the Oracle Cloud using the same process as on-premises backups to disk or tape. Data is encrypted at the source and triple-mirrored in the cloud so it’s safe and always recoverable.

“As a reseller of Oracle technologies and cloud services, it’s critical for us to support a wide spectrum of businesses requirements,” said James Anthony, CTO, Red Stack Tech. “We support customers who are looking for enterprise-grade database solutions that deliver extreme performance and availability, as well as those who are interested in a schema service or a database backup service. We're very pleased that Oracle has taken the lead by providing a comprehensive set of database cloud services that support the variety of use cases we see in our customer environments—from development and testing to business-critical workloads for private, public and hybrid clouds.”

About Oracle Cloud

The Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 70+ million users and more than 34 billion transactions each day. It runs on more than 50,000 devices and more than 800 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.

Contact Info Teri Whitaker
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle Announces Beta Availability of Oracle Database 12<em>c</em> Release 2

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 18:59
Press Release Oracle Announces Beta Availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Release to Add More Agility and Scalability for Cloud Deployments

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

Continuing to lead the database industry with ongoing innovations, Oracle today introduced beta availability for Oracle Database 12c Release 2. With its unique multitenant architecture and dual format in-memory database technology, Oracle Database 12c is already helping customers embrace the cloud, deliver real-time analytics and harness Big Data.

“Oracle Database 12c Release 1 innovations such as the new Multitenant Architecture and Database In-Memory helped move our customers to the cloud and perform real-time analytics on their transactional data. Oracle Database 12c Release 2 continues to refine and enhance these capabilities,” said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. “With Oracle Database 12c Release 2 beta program kicking off, we’re delighted to bring our customers and partners into this next phase of the database development cycle.”

“Having the opportunity to test and plan with early access to Oracle Database 12.2 has been very helpful while preparing for the 2020 census,” said Subu Korisapati, Chief of Database and Middleware Services Branch of the US Census Bureau.

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 further simplifies the journey to the cloud and provides efficient delivery of database services, with greater consolidation density and more administrative agility at cloud scale. Focus areas that are planned for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 include:

  • Improved Agility and Capacity with Enhancements to Oracle Multitenant: Planned enhancements include online movement of pluggable databases between servers, data centers and the Oracle Cloud.
  • Refinements to Oracle Database In-Memory: Features to boost performance, automate management, and provide flexibility in deployment options are planned.
  • Enhanced Support for Big Data Analytics: In addition to enhancements to Database In-Memory, plans include spatial performance improvements and improved support for graph analytics.
  • Hundreds of other new features: Drivers for all the key programming languages and frameworks have been enhanced. The release includes improvements to all the other main areas of customer interest including security, high availability, scalability, performance, and manageability.

“Oracle Database 12c Release 2 beta features, such as interval partitioning support on spatial indexes, can greatly speed up performance. We have built a platform that processes over 800 million rows of vehicle tracking data for a large European airport for real-time decision making. Oracle Spatial and Graph is the best engine to correlate this information, and Oracle Database 12c Release 2 can enable analysis in a few minutes instead of days,” said Olivier Dubois, CEO, Oscars.

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What Customers and Partners are Saying About SPARC M7-Based Systems

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 18:00
Press Release What Customers and Partners are Saying About SPARC M7-Based Systems

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

B&H Photo Video
“B&H Photo Video continually evaluates new technology to achieve greater performance and scale for our e-commerce infrastructure with a specific focus on providing a superior customer experience. To accelerate on-line transactions, we analyze massive amounts of information to make better, quicker decisions. We tested the SPARC T7 with Oracle Database 12c in-memory options. With the new M7 Software in Silicon acceleration, queries like "How many unique price points do we have on our price list?" run 83x faster on SPARC T7 versus the same server (without silicon acceleration) using the current industry approach of flash storage," said Shlome Seidenfeld, CIO & VP E-Commerce, B&H Photo Video. “Using Oracle SPARC T7 servers, we can reach new levels of insight with real-time queries on up-to-date transactional data.”

Informationsverarbeitung für Versicherungen GmbH (ivv)
Oracle’s SPARC T7 servers will dramatically increase the speed of services we provide our insurance customers. The new platform, which runs Oracle Solaris 11.3, delivers even greater security for our customers, so they can be assured their data is safe with ivv,” said Thorsten Mühlmann, lead architect, Unix Systems, ivv.

University Hospitals Leuven
“Today, SPARC is the only suitable platform that meets our application needs. We selected SPARC servers over IBM and x86-based solutions because scalability and performance are essential for our mission-critical SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise database infrastructure. With the SPARC M7 servers, we can expand our business and grow at the speed of our customers,” said Jan Demey, Team Leader for IT Infrastructure, Leuven University Hospital.

BPC
“BPC Banking Technologies’ long-term relationship with Oracle aims to find the best technology solutions for our clients. We successfully tested SmartVista on Oracle’s SPARC M7 server running Oracle Solaris, and measured the impact of the Oracle Database In-Memory option along with the SPARC M7 processor’s new SQL in Silicon feature,” said Evgeny Kozhin, senior solutions architect, BPC Banking Technologies. “We were excited to see dramatic performance increases for both our online and batch processing tests. SmartVista is highly tuned and traditionally we only see incremental performance gains with new processor generations. No modifications to SmartVista were needed to get these extraordinary results.”

Capitek
“Capitek AAA is a carrier-grade access authentication management application for the wireless communication networks across China. In our tests processing log files for each AAA server, Oracle's SPARC M7 systems with Silicon Secured Memory and Oracle Solaris Studio development tools proved to be the only effective method of protection against dangerous programming vulnerabilities,” said Jerry Chen, senior manager, Telecom Software Product Department. “It enabled Capitek AAA to be more secure and highly available with very little impact on overall system performance. Other software based memory checking tools proved to be unusable due to their large overhead.”

JomaSoft
“JomaSoft recently completed performance tests on Oracle’s SPARC T7 system running Virtual Datacenter Control Framework (VDCF), our management solution for creating, migrating, patching and monitoring Oracle Solaris environments. Our results showed VDCF to be 1.5x faster core-to-core on SPARC T7 compared to SPARC T5. JomaSoft views Oracle’s powerful SPARC M7 and T7 systems as ideal platforms for customer consolidation and virtualization projects, with technology and value that no other vendor can offer,” said Marcel Hofstetter, CEO at JomaSoft.

MSC Software
“MSC Software, a worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation technology, recently tested our SimManager simulation data and process management system on Oracle’s SPARC M7 system with Oracle Database 12c. Our testing found SPARC M7 to be extremely scalable and able to deliver better core-to-core throughput than an Intel Xeon X5 v3 server running a SimManager workload. Oracle Solaris 11 virtualization also consolidates multiple instances of the MSC SimManager server, providing a simplified method of managing and processing hundreds of thousands of simulations for product design onto a single platform,” said Leo Kilfoy, general manager, Engineering Lifecycle Management Business Unit, MSC Software Corporation.

SAS
"Oracle's Software in Silicon technology delivers significant value to both SAS customers and internal development teams. The scalability, performance and extensive memory bandwidth of the Oracle SPARC M7 is well-matched with the highly threaded and memory intensive algorithms of our high performance Business Analytics software – which means customers running SAS on Oracle will see faster analysis of their data so they can make better business decisions,” said Craig Rubendall, vice president, Research & Development, SAS. “In addition, SAS uses a variety of tools to ensure the quality of code that is delivered to our customers. The SPARC M7’s Silicon Secured Memory feature along with the Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer detected difficult to find run-time errors far more quickly than other products we use for this purpose, resulting in faster fixes to common code across all platforms.”

Siemens PLM Software
“As a leading global provider of product lifecycle management software and services, Siemens PLM Software, helps thousands of companies realize innovation by optimizing their processes. We continually leverage our strong relationship with Oracle to ensure that our Teamcenter software is tuned to run on Oracle platforms. Teamcenter tests of the new Oracle SPARC M7 servers showed dramatic performance improvements, surpassing any improvements seen with a single generation upgrade of SPARC servers. Software-in-Silicon features of the SPARC M7 processor such as the Silicon Secured Memory and SQL in Silicon offer unique capabilities for performance tuning,” said Chris Brosz, vice president of Technical Operations, Siemens PLM Software.

Software AG
“Software AG’s Adabas Database Management System Platform is optimized for large-scale transaction processing and provides high-performance and reliable data processing for enterprise business transactions. We have been collaborating closely with Oracle engineering and we recently tested Adabas version 6.4 SP 1 on Oracle’s SPARC M7 system through their early access program and achieved an amazing 2.8X performance increase over Oracle’s SPARC T5 system,” said Angelika Siffring, VP, Product Management, Software AG. “Software AG’s relationship with Oracle helps us provide the fastest and most secure software solutions to our mutual customers.”

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Oracle Solaris 11.3 Delivers Security, Speed and Simplicity for Enterprise Cloud Environments and DevOps

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 17:26
Press Release Oracle Solaris 11.3 Delivers Security, Speed and Simplicity for Enterprise Cloud Environments and DevOps Includes Full Support for Security in Silicon, SQL in Silicon, Secure Live Migration, Secure Lifecycle Management, Automated Upgrades and Rollbacks, and High Availability for OpenStack

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

Oracle today introduced Oracle Solaris 11.3, the latest release of the world’s most advanced enterprise operating system, with enhanced security, virtualization, and cloud management.

“With Oracle Solaris 11.3 we provide a secure cloud platform. In addition to unique security features like our immutable virtualization and time-based access control, we are using the SPARC M7 processor’s Silicon Secured Memory to helps prevent common security attacks like buffer overreads and buffer overwrites,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Oracle Solaris Core Technology. “Leveraging hardware offload, we are making encryption affordable for data and network traffic as well as live migration across a wide range of encryption modes so customers don’t have to choose between security and performance.”

Designed for Security -- Oracle Solaris 11.3 transparently integrates the Oracle SPARC M7 processor’s Security in Silicon capabilities, dramatically improving security for existing and future applications. Oracle Solaris 11.3 enables Silicon Secured Memory which helps prevent common security attacks like buffer overreads and overwrites. Oracle Solaris 11.3 also enables widespread use of SPARC M7 encryption acceleration across the datacenter for database, Java, existing applications, ZFS file system, network, and hot virtual machine migration without performance impact.

Designed for Lifecycle Management -- Oracle Solaris 11.3 simplifies the deployment and update of secure environments with three key features:

  • Full stack patching and updating enables the creation of complete, trusted and signed software bundles including applications, operating system, and firmware verified at boot time.
  • Immutable virtual machines prevent unauthorized installation of any additional software or configuration changes.
  • One-step automated updates and patches through a trusted path enables simple, secure immutable virtual machine updates. This combination provides complete lock down of all virtual machine content, including built-in audit and compliance reporting.

“Oracle Solaris is secure by default, and security is built in to every feature. We routinely use the Oracle Solaris compliance tool as well as the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) metadata in IPS to automatically generate reports for our application and operating system environments. It is fully customizable and easy to use, allowing us to achieve a tenfold reduction in compliance reporting overhead,” said Thorsten Mühlmann, lead architect, Unix Systems, Informationsverarbeitung für Versicherungen GmbH (ivv).

Oracle Database Integration -- Oracle Database In-Memory and Oracle Solaris 11.3 fully support the new SPARC M7 SQL in Silicon capabilities that enables up to 10x better database query performance for all current enterprise software and next generation analytics applications. Critical functions such as dynamic resource management and integrated high performance lock manager enhancements for Oracle RAC make Oracle Solaris 11.3 the most agile platform for delivering database-as-a-service. Full stack observability and troubleshooting enabled by DTrace provides simple analysis from the database to the OS kernel for real-time database troubleshooting and tuning.

OpenStack for the Enterprise -- With Oracle Solaris 11.3, these security capabilities are also available with OpenStack. Oracle Solaris 11.3 includes automated upgrades and instant roll-back leveraging ZFS based boot environments. OpenStack Heat provides orchestration of multi-tier applications. Ironic enables bare metal provisioning. Leveraging Oracle Solaris Cluster delivers fault tolerance at all levels through automated service restarts, evacuation of faulty hardware and disaster recovery. Oracle’s Murano database-as-a-service application enables provisioning of pluggable databases to achieve up to 5x higher efficiency.

Enterprise DevOps -- With Java, Oracle Solaris Studio, and Oracle SPARC M7-based systems, Oracle Solaris 11.3 provides an ideal platform for DevOps. With Oracle Solaris Studio, developers can easily maximize their code performance by quantifying the effect of their code on the hardware resources while at the same time improving their productivity. C and C++ developers can easily take advantage of the Silicon Secured Memory feature through Oracle Solaris Studio’s Discover module and instantly identify coding errors like stale pointers with virtually no impact on application performance. Developers can also utilize this integrated continuous deployment environment with secure lifecycle management using OpenStack.

Available Now: Oracle Solaris 11.3 is available now for download or update.

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Oracle Announces Breakthrough Processor and Systems Design with SPARC M7

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 17:06
Press Release Oracle Announces Breakthrough Processor and Systems Design with SPARC M7 Dramatic Advancements in Memory Protection, Encryption Acceleration, and In-memory Database Processing Deliver End-to-End Security and Efficiency for Oracle Engineered Systems and Servers

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO —Oct 26, 2015

Oracle today introduced an all-new family of SPARC systems built on the revolutionary 32-core, 256-thread SPARC M7 microprocessor. The systems feature Security in Silicon for advanced intrusion protection and encryption; SQL in Silicon that delivers unparalleled database efficiency; and world record performance spanning enterprise, big data, and cloud applications.

The new SPARC M7 processor-based systems, including the Oracle SuperCluster M7 engineered system and SPARC T7 and M7 servers, are designed to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and include fully integrated virtualization and management for cloud. All existing commercial and custom applications will run on SPARC M7 systems unchanged with significant improvements in security, efficiency, and performance. In addition, SPARC M7 is an open platform that developers can utilize to create new software that takes advantage of Security in Silicon and SQL in Silicon capabilities.

Oracle’s new SPARC M7 systems feature:

Security in Silicon, with two key new enhancements in systems design.

  • Silicon Secured Memory – For the first time, Silicon Secured Memory adds real-time checking of access to data in memory to help protect against malicious intrusion and flawed program code in production for greater security and reliability. Silicon Secured Memory protection is utilized by Oracle Database 12c by default and is simple and easy to turn on for existing applications. Oracle is also making application programming interfaces available for advanced customization.
  • Hardware-Assisted Encryption – New breakthrough performance with hardware-assisted encryption built into all 32 cores enables uncompromised use without performance penalty. This gives customers the ability to have secure runtime and data for all applications even when combined with wide key usage of AES, DES, SHA, and more. Existing applications that use encryption will be automatically accelerated by this new capability including Oracle, third party, and custom applications.

SQL in Silicon: Adds co-processors to all 32 cores of the SPARC M7 that offload and accelerate important data functions, dramatically improving efficiency and performance of database applications. Critical functions accelerated by these new co-processors include memory de-compression, memory scan, range scan, filtering, and join assist. Offloading these functions to co-processors greatly increases the efficiency of each CPU core, lowers memory utilization, and enables up to 10x better database query performance. Oracle Database 12c In-Memory option fully supports this new capability in the current release. In addition, this new functionality is slated to be available to advanced developers to build the next generation of big data analytics platforms.

World Record Performance: Powered by the world’s fastest microprocessor, Oracle’s new SPARC M7-based systems deliver proven performance superiority with world record results in over 20 benchmarks. In addition to superior performance for database, middleware, Java, and enterprise applications from Oracle and third party ISV’s, the new SPARC M7-based systems achieve incredible performance compared to the competition for big data and cloud workloads. 

“Until now, no computing platform has been able to tackle security without significantly impacting application performance and efficiency,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “Today Oracle is delivering breakthrough technology for memory intrusion protection and encryption, while accelerating in-memory analytics, databases and Java. Oracle’s SPARC T7 and M7 systems and Oracle SuperCluster M7 are starting a new era in delivering secure computing while increasing efficiency.”

“Oracle's core investments in SPARC M7 are delivering breakthrough capabilities for information security, database efficiency, and performance that go beyond enterprise workloads to big data and cloud. This is the most significant advancement in SPARC microprocessor and systems design in the last decade,” said Matthew Eastwood, senior vice president, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter Group, IDC.

Balanced Design Principles: The new SPARC M7 processor is the design center of the new line of SPARC M7 systems that scale from 32 to 512 cores, 256 to 4,096 threads and up to 8 TB of memory. Oracle’s SPARC M7 chip is a 4.1 GHz 32-core/256-thread processor that addresses the most demanding workloads with a balanced high performance design across all factors of memory, IO, and scalability. In addition, Oracle has improved every other aspect of the design compared to previous generation designs resulting in increased single-thread performance and reduced latency.

Technology That Delivers: Oracle’s new SPARC M7 systems deliver outstanding security and performance as demonstrated by a new world record result for the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark for database and Java(1). Oracle has run this benchmark fully encrypted to demonstrate the levels of security, efficiency, and performance that SPARC M7 delivers. Two SPARC T7-1 servers, fully encrypted, are faster than the second best result from a pair of four-processor IBM Power8 systems, running the same workload unencrypted. Oracle’s SPARC M7 TeraSort benchmark results prove superiority over IBM for running Hadoop, while also utilizing SPARC M7 encryption acceleration with negligible performance impact. One SPARC T7-4 with 128 cores using an AES-256-GCM encrypted file system is 3.8x faster than an unsecure 8-node IBM S822L Power8 cluster with 192 cores(2). Customers can now run workloads fully encrypted with greater efficiency and without performance penalty.

Available Now: New SuperCluster M7 and SPARC M7-based servers are available now for ordering and delivery.

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  1. (1)SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 10/25/2015. SPARC T7-1, 25,818.85 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure); SPARC T7-1, 25,093.06 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (secure); IBM Power S824, 22,543.34 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure); IBM x3650 M5, 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure).
  2. (2)Hadoop Terasort: SPARC T7-4 with 4 processors, 32.5 GB/min per chip (unsecure); SPARC T7-4 with 4 processors, 29.1 GB/min per chip (secure); 8-node cluster of IBM S822L Power8 3.5GHz 6-core, 7.5 GB/min per chip (unsecure).
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Oracle Fusion Middleware Enhancements Enable Organizations to Innovate and Consolidate On-Premises and in the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Fusion Middleware Enhancements Enable Organizations to Innovate and Consolidate On-Premises and in the Cloud New Release Introduces Oracle WebLogic Server Multitenant—World’s First Cloud-Native, Enterprise Java Platform

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

Further enhancing its digital business platform for the enterprise and the cloud, Oracle today outlined new innovations across the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio. This release boasts hundreds of new features that will help customers and partners create and run agile, intelligent business applications, fuel innovation, and consolidate their systems and improve business continuity on premises and the cloud.

As part of this major Oracle Fusion Middleware release, Oracle announced the largest release of Oracle WebLogic Server in a decade, unveiling the world’s first cloud-native, enterprise Java Platform. Enhancements were also made to components of Oracle Fusion Middleware, including Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Data Integration, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebCenter, and Oracle Developer Tools.

“The latest Oracle Fusion Middleware release continues our long history of innovation, and offers a modern, agile platform that enables organizations to respond to their most complex challenges around cloud, big data, mobility and IoT,” said Inderjeet Singh, executive vice president of Fusion Middleware at Oracle. “This is a significant release of WebLogic Server, and a major milestone for Coherence, delivering significant innovations that deliver unparalleled availability while enabling organizations to consolidate workloads with multi-tenancy.”

New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence
    The largest release of Oracle WebLogic Server in the past 10 years, and a major milestone for Oracle Coherence, this release includes significant innovations that deliver unparalleled availability while enabling organizations to consolidate workloads with multitenancy. The new product releases include new features that support multitenancy, multi datacenter high availability, and developer innovations with full Java EE 7 and Java SE 8 support. With this release, organizations also have access to the same platform on-premises and in the cloud via the Oracle Java Cloud Service, which is based on Oracle WebLogic Server.
  • Oracle Developer Tools
    To help increase developer productivity, the new release is fully Java EE 7 compatible with REST, JSON, JMS, WebSockets, etc., as well as certified with Java SE 8. Integrations between Oracle Coherence and Java SE 8 enable Lambdas and Streams for high performance, dynamic in-memory data processing. In addition, the new release supports the latest DevOps practices with Arquillian, Docker, Jenkins, and Maven. It also enables pluggable WebLogic partitions that allow DevOps practitioners to easily move and copy environments between dev/test and production deployments. Additionally, updates to developer tooling, such as Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) and JDeveloper, allow developers to continue to utilize popular IDEs while taking advantage of these new Oracle Cloud and Oracle Fusion Middleware features. In this release, Oracle Forms introduces many enhancements along with compatibility with Oracle WebLogic Server, and easy integration with other Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies like Oracle Reports and Oracle BI-Publisher.
  • Oracle SOA Suite
    Oracle SOA Suite’s new release includes features that simplify and reduce the time to develop new integrations, and significantly improve response times. Developers now have the ability to improve performance with support for end-to-end JSON, as well as utilize JavaScript directly in their integration flows. New in-memory features dramatically improve transaction performance and new B2B optimization further improves transaction speed for partner collaboration. In the area of streaming analytics, Oracle Stream Explorer delivers a simplified and business-friendly approach, as well as advanced machine learning capabilities. To visualize analytics accessible from integration flows, new custom functions have been added to Oracle SOA Suite’s Business Activity Monitoring capabilities to better align analytics with customer-specific key performance indicators. The integration platform also introduces new features to maximize uptime, diagnose and tune the integration environment, and make SOA deployments more resilient to exceptions and overload.
  • Oracle BPM Suite
    Oracle BPM Suite’s new functionality includes a modern user interface to streamline and improve workforce productivity. It also features a comprehensive set of REST APIs that enable applications built with any technology to leverage Oracle BPM Suite as an engine for workflow management, service integration, and process orchestration. Additionally, Oracle BPM Suite can now easily create hybrid applications between Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle BPM Suite, reducing time-to-market and costs by moving new process initiatives to the cloud.
  • Oracle WebCenter
    This release delivers an improved user experience that is cohesive, responsive and device friendly across Oracle WebCenter Sites, Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content. Now, Oracle WebCenter products provide modern and responsive UI, wizard-driven data integration and out-of-the-box custom visualization, and full access to enterprise content management. Oracle WebCenter Sites now provides Oracle Marketing Cloud integration, which delivers enhanced marketing insight, in-context analytics on pages and assets, conversion events in-context and anonymous user tracking. It also provides a new WebCenter Content Viewer for Imaging with annotation and redaction. This latest release now also offers hybrid ECM integration between WebCenter Content and the Oracle Document Cloud Service.
  • Oracle Data Integration
    The latest release of the Oracle Data Integration portfolio extends big data capabilities across its data integration, data governance, and data quality products. Oracle Data Integrator offers big data functionality, including more flexible support for Spark, Pig and Oozie, as well as new release management capabilities that enable customers to support parallel development over distributed locations. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management now includes HDFS File support, in addition to existing Hive, HCatalog, HBase, Impala, Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR support for big data governance. Additionally, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality now provides the industry’s first rich multi-tenant global data matching services, providing Oracle Cloud Applications customers with seamless and richly configurable data quality protection. It also features fully automated REST Web Service generation and deployment, and native connectivity to big data systems, making it even easier to integrate quality data within the enterprise.
  • “We’re excited about many of the innovations in this new Oracle WebLogic Server release, especially the multi-tenancy concept, and both multi data center and full Java EE 7 support,” said Ralf Ernst, senior IT Architect, Bundesagentur fĂĽr Arbeit, (BA) the Federal Employment Agency in Germany with more than 100,000 employees and over 700 offices across the country. “The new Oracle WebLogic Server multitenant and continuous availability offerings, such as pluggable partitions, will accelerate application delivery, and allow for implementing development best practices. The new features will help us increase cross-team productivity, and – through support for maximum availability architectures—will substantially improve our quality of service.”

    “The new release of Oracle SOA Suite provides important new capabilities such as providing integration workload statistics for diagnosing, and circuit breaker for correcting problems in production environments,” said Manoj Kona, Director Corporate Middleware, National Oilwell Varco.“We see lot of use cases for these and are excited about the release.”

    “Oracle WebLogic Server’s multitenant and continuous availability capabilities are exactly what Keste and our customers need. Customers are excited to drive consolidation and deploy applications in the cloud with the multitenancy support. The multi datacenter high availability architecture enables us to setup end-to-end disaster recovery plans for our customer environments. Developing Java EE 7 applications with Java SE 8 for Oracle WebLogic Server has never been easier and with the new micro container partitions, application delivery and management has been significantly accelerated. With this being part of the Oracle Java Cloud Service, customers are able to develop applications in the cloud and deploy these practically anywhere, making Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence, the best platform on-premise and in the cloud,” said Sri Ayyeppen, president and CTO, Keste Software.

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.NET Teachers

We all started in the .NET community on our own different paths. Our common denominator was being welcomed by an amazing group of people willing to show us what .NET could do. We wanted to take a moment to recognize two outstanding .NET teachers.

Ockert Johannes du Preez

ncover_mvp_ockert_johannes_du_preezVisual Basic MVP Ockert du Preez (“Hannes”) has been actively engaged with our .NET community since 1998. He has been involved with CodeGuru since 2001 and with VBForums since 2003. He entered into the community in a similar way to a lot us, Hannes initially decided to join a forum because he had a problem that he couldn’t solve on his own. He found the answers to his problems, and after consistent involvement in the community, in 2007 he was appointed moderator of the VB.NET forums on CodeGuru. He has been writing articles for CodeGuru since 2005 and loves helping people properly understand the .NET Framework.

As a trainer in his home country South Africa, he provides sessions on Visual Basic 5 – 6, Visual Basic.NET, C, C++, C#, Java, HTML 4-5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, VBScript, SQL and ASP.NET. When not teaching, Hannes stays active on the online-community side helping people in forums and continues to write articles based on Windows 8 / 8.1 development.

Richard Campbell

ncover_mvp_richard_campbellASP.NET/IIS MVP Richard Campbell could be the poster child for doing good with technology.  A 30-year high-tech veteran and one of the co-founders of Strangeloop Networks, Richard has traveled the world, co-hosting conferences in developing countries to talk with young developers about the opportunities that technology can offer them. His message: you don’t need to come to America to work. If you have electricity, an Internet connection and a laptop, you can start building a better world for yourself and others as a developer. Today, he serves as product evangelist, introducing the company’s unique story to advisors, investors, patent attorneys, beta-customer candidates, and potential employees.

He has consulted with a number of leading North American organizations; Barnes&Noble.com, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force. In addition to speaking at conferences around the world, Richard is co-host of the .NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers (www.dotnetrocks.com) podcast and the host of RunAs Radio, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals (www.runasradio.com) podcast. Follow Richard on Twitter @richcampbell.

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Progress Delivers More Contextually Relevant, Personalized Web Experiences with Latest Telerik Sitefinity Release

Progress Software News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:00
Progress Delivers More Contextually Relevant, Personalized Web Experiences with Latest Telerik Sitefinity Release
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TaraVault Released - Secure Private Git & Subversion for Spira

Inflectra News - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce the release of TaraVault, our new secure, private @Git and @Subversion #scm hosting from Inflectra. It is now available for SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam customers that are hosted in our cloud environment.

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Oracle Launches Next-Generation Cloud Program to Help Partners Accelerate Success in the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 22:00
Press Release Oracle Launches Next-Generation Cloud Program to Help Partners Accelerate Success in the Cloud Oracle PartnerNetwork Sees Record Adoption of Cloud Programs

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 25, 2015

Oracle today announced that a record number of partners are extending their opportunities and revenue potential in the cloud with Oracle. To further support partner business growth in the cloud, Oracle announced a new cloud program within Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This builds on Oracle’s award winning program and enables existing and new Oracle partners to grow their cloud business with Oracle.

“Cloud is our top priority and we are aligning our resources to that strategic initiative,” said Shawn Price, senior vice president, Cloud, Oracle. “We will work with our partner ecosystem to pivot to the cloud and fully capitalize on the historic opportunity before us. We remain committed to expanding our partner community and providing all of its valued members the tools, technology and expertise they need to deliver excellence to our joint customers and succeed in the market.”

Oracle has seen rapid adoption and growth of its vast and expanding portfolio of cloud products and services. The newly announced cloud program is designed to help  partners take advantage of Oracle’s integrated cloud portfolio to successfully transition new and existing customers to the cloud, assuring partners' success in this accelerated market.

New cloud program designations unveiled today within OPN will be launched February 1, 2016, offering OPN members the opportunity to showcase expertise, skills and their investment in the Oracle Cloud as well as differentiate themselves with Oracle’s Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services.  These designations complement existing OPN program levels to provide tiers of recognition and progressive level benefits. Working with Oracle in the cloud will significantly support partners’ cloud business strategy, and provide them with the framework to build that success. OPN now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of cloud programs to enable partners to fully realize the competitive advantages offered through Oracle’s cloud services.

In addition, Oracle launched a new entry point into the OPN program called the Cloud Registered level. This program provides immediate opportunities for new cloud partners to begin their journey and grow their business with the Oracle Cloud, requiring no initial investment.  New cloud partners are encouraged to join OPN at the Cloud Registered level between today and May 31, 2016 to take advantage of key Oracle Cloud focused benefits with no membership fee.  Cloud Registered level members will be eligible for benefits including the ability to resell Oracle Cloud Platform solutions, including  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, access to the OPN Cloud Business Builder for sales, marketing and technical training and resources, as well as OPN branding. For more details, visit: http://bit.ly/1MZ0uAh.

Last year, Oracle  launched Oracle Cloud Connection online community and we have over 350,000 views from partners to explore, learn, and engage in the Oracle Cloud as well as a wide range of cloud programs and enablement resources that help partners speed time to market with cloud-based services and solutions.

To amplify Oracle’s reach in the broad marketplace and help partners extend their opportunities and revenue potential with the cloud, OPN added the complete portfolio of PaaS and IaaS offerings as well as new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to its Oracle Cloud resale program in FY16. The program enables both Value Added Resellers and Distributors to take advantage of new OPN incentive rebates for Cloud services across the majority of Oracle’s SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS offerings. In addition to rebates, the Oracle Cloud resale program provides partners the ability to sell multi-year deals, as well as take advantage of renewals and up-sell opportunities to gain ongoing annuity through a front-end margin. In the last quarter alone, Oracle’s cloud resale program has grown year over year more than 122 percent.

  Contact Info Candice van der Laan
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candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
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kreeves@blancandotus.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 delivers the ultimate cloud experience. The industry’s most important business conference includes thousands of educational sessions and features demos and exhibitions from hundreds of partners and customers from around the world showcasing Oracle’s comprehensive cloud offerings, including an integrated stack of applications, platform and infrastructure services, as well as converged systems and industry solutions. Tens of thousands of in-person attendees and millions online gain valuable product and industry-specific insight to help them transform their businesses with Oracle. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is being held October 25 through October 29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter #oow15, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Oracle

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Oracle and Intel Help Customers Migrate Oracle Database off Aging IBM Power Systems

Oracle Database News - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 17:00
Press Release Oracle and Intel Help Customers Migrate Oracle Database off Aging IBM Power Systems New Exa Your Power Program offers IBM Power customers a free Proof of Concept database migration to Oracle Engineered Systems running on Intel architecture

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 25, 2015

Oracle is introducing its Exa Your Power Program to help customers migrate Oracle Database from IBM Power systems to Oracle Engineered Systems using Intel technology. Oracle Engineered Systems are software and hardware engineered together that provide the highest-performing and most-available platform for running Oracle Database and customer applications. Since the launch of Oracle Exadata—purpose built to optimize the performance and cost of running Oracle—thousands of customers have moved their Oracle Databases to Oracle Engineered Systems running on Intel architecture.

Data is the lifeblood of any organization, relied upon for day-to-day and minute-by-minute operations. It is critical to both business operations and understanding how an enterprise is supporting its customers. Many enterprises also have business, legal and regulatory requirements to have immediate access to complete and accurate data, making it hard to migrate data from one platform to another without taking on risk and cost.

The Exa Your Power program is a free database migration Proof of Concept (PoC) for qualified customers. Oracle will assess the customer’s environment, deliver a customized database migration results report, and show how they may be able to significantly reduce the time and cost required to run critical database workloads.

“CSC has successfully migrated dozens of customers’ enterprise workloads to Oracle Engineered Systems as a part of our Digital Transformation Services. We recently migrated an Oracle Database for a major insurance provider from IBM Power 7 to an Exadata X5 engineered system as a Proof of Concept,” said Ashish Mahadwar, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Business Group. â€śOur test results showed their Siebel Application running four-to-ten times faster and their ETL Processes running up to 12-times faster on the Exadata. The customer was very impressed by the scale of the benefits and the ease of migration and is now working with CSC on a major Exadata deployment.”

“Working together with Intel and our partners, we have helped thousands of enterprises quickly and easily move their Oracle database from their legacy systems to Oracle Engineered Systems,” said, Karen Sigman, vice president, Oracle Platform Business. “This is an extension of our partnership focused on helping our customers achieve better performance, lower costs and better security.”

“Transformation of the enterprise is already underway with the continuous improvements in capabilities, performance per dollar, energy efficiency, and a vast software ecosystem that Intel and Oracle deliver together,” said Raj Hazra, vice president, Data Center Group, general manager, Enterprise and High Performance Computing Platform Group. “Our companies understand demanding enterprise workloads and have long collaborated to optimize the performance and reliability of Oracle Database on Intel® Xeon® processors. The Exa Your Power program will make it easier for customers to realize the benefits of moving to Intel architecture.”

The Exa Your Power Program is jointly funded by Oracle and Intel. Specifically, the program offers qualified customers:

  • A free Proof of Concept migration of one or more sample databases
  • A customized report documenting the migration process and test results
  • A comprehensive roadmap for modernizing their database environment to Oracle Engineered Systems optimized for Oracle Database

Learn more about the IBM Power migration program at Exa Your Power.

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Contact Info Diana Wong
Oracle
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diana.wong@oracle.com About Oracle Engineered Systems

Oracle Engineered Systems are integrated systems architected, integrated, tested, and optimized to work together—cutting complexity and eliminating costs. This results in easier deployment and upgrades, and more efficient systems management.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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