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Oracle Financial Services Celebrates Landmark Year for Adoption of Oracle FLEXCUBE, with More Than 65 Deployments in 12 Months

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:08
Oracle Financial Services Celebrates Landmark Year for Adoption of Oracle FLEXCUBE, with More Than 65 Deployments in 12 MonthsBanks around the world are benefitting from new Oracle FLEXCUBE capabilities and rapid deployment modelSIBOS, BOSTON, MASS. and ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – September 30, 2014News Summary

Oracle today announced that its Oracle FLEXCUBE core banking solution has enjoyed a landmark year, with banks across the globe selecting the solution and enjoying rapid and successful deployment. More than 500 banks have chosen Oracle FLEXCUBE as the foundation for their banking operations—65 in the last 12 months alone—firmly establishing the solution as the core banking system of choice for a broad range of banks facing diverse local market challenges. In addition, Oracle FLEXCUBE is now available as an Oracle Managed Cloud Service.

News Facts Oracle announced today that 65 customers have deployed Oracle FLEXCUBE in the last 12 months, with 42 of those customers going live. Highlighted customers include: Volksbank, Romania, which selected Oracle FLEXCUBE to replace its existing application Misys Midas, using IBM AS400 and DB2 as hardware and software infrastructure, and to enable the bank to consolidate its operations on a unified technology and application platform. Azizi Bank in Afghanistan, which selected Oracle FLEXCUBE to consolidate its operations across its acquired entities and to expand its presence in the country. Several banks around the world that have entered the market with new banking licenses have benefited from Oracle’s rapid deployment model for Oracle FLEXCUBE. A recent entrant in the Central Eastern Europe region deployed Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking and Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking in less than two months. United Commercial Bank Limited, Bangladesh went live with Oracle FLEXCUBE in less than six months. TNRB Bank Limited, the first private-sector bank in Bangladesh to be set up by nonresident Bangladeshis, selected Oracle FLEXCUBE to deliver services for more than 8 million nonresident Bangladeshis around the world. Oracle FLEXCUBE is now available as a managed cloud service. The recent winner of a new banking license in the United Kingdom has selected Oracle FLEXCUBE and plans to deploy the solution as an Oracle Managed Cloud Service Oracle FLEXCUBE continues to power global transaction banks. Oracle FLEXCUBE is already deployed at three of the top five banks headquartered in North America and in more than 70 financial institutions across the globe for transaction banking services. A bank that operates in six locations worldwide selected Oracle FLEXCUBE for its international operations; the bank’s first deployment was in the Cayman Islands.Supporting Quotes “Oracle FLEXCUBE momentum the last 12 months has been strong, and we continue to evolve the offering so that banks can engage more closely with their customers,” said Chet Kamat, senior vice president, Oracle Financial Services. “By implementing Oracle FLEXCUBE, banks are not only able to better address their customers’ needs, wants, and expectations but also have greater control over their banking operations.” “We have successfully migrated to Oracle FLEXCUBE,” said A.E.A. Muhaimen, additional managing director, United Commercial Bank Limited. “This journey completed in seven months, and for UCB it is a success story that I am sure will make us the envy of the industry! It was a near-perfect cutover.” “Oracle FLEXCUBE, running on Oracle’s SPARC servers and Oracle Solaris, enables us to meet changing customer, market, and industry needs while reducing IT complexity and cutting the cost of ownership,” said Abdul-Samed Iddrisu, executive director, Agricultural Development Bank. “Oracle FLEXCUBE Release 12 empowers us to provide cutting-edge financial services solutions to customers and become one of the most forward-looking banks in Africa,” said Melaku Kebede, vice president, Systems and E-Banking, United Bank S.C. of Ethiopia. “We want to provide an enriching, memorable experience to our customers with innovative products and services that are both compatible and up to date with the digital world and support compliance with Shari’a law,” said Jamal Darwiche, acting chief executive officer, Alizz Islamic Bank. “Oracle FLEXCUBE helped enable us to immediately achieve the results we desired, while also providing us with a modern, integrated banking platform that will support future growth. A project of such complexity was executed in a record-breaking timeframe of under five months by the joint team. We are proud of what we have achieved.”Supporting Resources Oracle FLEXCUBE Oracle Financial Services

 

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About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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ITTIA Sync Adapter Connects Android to Big Data

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:26
ITTIA, a global supplier of embedded relational database software, announces the availability of bidirectional synchronization for Android apps to bridge the gap of collecting big data on-the-go. Due to an unprecedented influx of sensitive data ...
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Oracle Shares Key Updates on Java Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:22
Ubiquitous across the technology landscape, Java is the world's most popular programming language and serves as the backbone of countless innovative technologies. As the global standard in community-driven enterprise software, Java Platform, ...
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Azul Offers New Release of Zing Runtime for Java

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:18
Azul Systems announced the immediate general availability of a new major release of its Zing runtime for Java. The new Zing version 14.09 further advances Azul's ReadyNow!™ technology and adds full support for Java SE 8.
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Public Launch of Xamarin Test Cloud

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:16
Xamarin has announced the public launch of Xamarin Test Cloud, with over 1,000 real devices available to help you build better apps, and ensure they work on each one. The state of mobile testing today is primitive. Last month we ran a survey that ...
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UCAAT - 2014

Elvior - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:20


Second User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing was held in Siemens Conference Centre in Munich, 16-18-September 2014. The conference program included interesting topics from different test automation fields. Martti Käärik from Elvior co-authored: Bringing TDL to Users: A Hands-on Tutorial. This tutorial introduced work done in standardization of the TDL and achievements of ETSI STF 476. For more information please visit UCAAT web page.

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Ranorex 5.1.3 Released

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:59
We are proud to announce that Ranorex 5.1.3 has been released and is now available for download. General changes/Features
  • Added support for Firefox 33
Please check out the release notes for more details about the changes in this release.

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(You can find a direct download link for the latest Ranorex version on the Ranorex Studio start page.) 

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Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading Cloud Platform for Today’s Digital Business

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:00
Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading Cloud Platform for Today’s Digital Business Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian outlines new enhancements across the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, enabling customers and partners to harness the power of the cloud, simplify IT, and deliver new innovations and customer valueORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014
News Summary

Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, outlined new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware. With these enhancements, customers and partners can leverage the world’s leading cloud platform to power innovation and drive a digital business advantage throughout their organizations. New features run the gambit of the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, including new social, mobile, security, integration, and collaboration technologies.

News Facts Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, unveiled new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the cloud platform for digital business. Kurian highlighted major updates across the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, including new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and on-premises cloud offerings as well as mobile, security, content management, and data management and integration capabilities. With these innovations, customers and partners can implement new digital business models and reduce costs by leveraging elastic private and public cloud architectures. In addition to on-stage demos of the new offerings, Kurian highlighted the momentous customer adoption of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Kurian was joined on stage by Steve Holland, CTO/CDO of 7-Eleven, who shared his company’s Oracle Fusion Middleware success story. For a replay of the session and more on these new innovations, please visit www.oracle.com/openworld/live/index.html.New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware Cloud: Oracle’s public and private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings provide a complete, integrated, best-in-class and standards-based platform to lower integration costs, provide self-service capabilities to drive productivity, and deliver seamless workload portability between on-premises and cloud-based applications. Further enabling customers and partners to leverage the power of the cloud, Oracle announced six new Oracle Cloud services—Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle Node Cloud Service, and Oracle Java SE Cloud Service. These new services join the following Oracle Cloud platform services from the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio: Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Messaging Cloud Service, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, Oracle Documents Cloud Service, and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service. Oracle mobile platform: Oracle Mobile Application Framework supports rapid mobile application development across multiple devices, and Oracle Mobile Security Suite provides mobile security for BYOD and shared devices, bringing together identity and access management. To simplify secure mobile application development, Oracle deepened the integration between the two offerings, making it easier for developers to create rich mobile user experiences without compromising security. The addition of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service also simplifies access to enterprise mobile services in the cloud, and the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework Composer allows users to accelerate and simplify the development of mobile applications by offering a visual and declarative way of delivering mobile applications. Service integration: With the new Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Cloud Adapters, and Oracle Cloud Adapter Software Development Kit (SDK), organizations can simplify the integration of on-premises systems with customized and packaged cloud applications. Customers can also support multichannel delivery of applications and services across mobile, Web, B2B, and cloud applications through new API management capabilities, REST, and JSON adapters. Oracle provides complete API lifecycle management, including definition, creation, publishing, security, monitoring, and management of APIs and seamlessly integrates with private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions. Business process management (BPM): The recently released Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c is a comprehensive BPM platform that delivers business-driven process design and advanced process analytics. The new Oracle Process Cloud Service supports process innovation and optimization through process monitoring and analytics; process automation capabilities including workflow, events, and rules; and mobile forms and workspace capabilities. Data integration and business analytics: Recent data integration and business analytics offerings from Oracle provide a unified platform to speed analysis to insights and data movement across relational databases, operational systems, data warehouses, and Hadoop clusters. Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud, deployed in the cloud, and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources. A new version of Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management covers the full breadth of metadata management and data governance needs in an organization, including data lifecycle management and harvest, and integrates third-party metadata, data governance, stewardship, and standardization. Content and collaboration: Additional innovations enable collaboration in the context of business applications and integrate content management, collaboration, and process management into an agile platform for any department. The new Oracle Documents Cloud Service provides document sharing securely across devices and with others using secure workspaces. Oracle Social Network Cloud Service provides an enterprise social platform to facilitate collaboration within and across organizations. Identity management: New identity management capabilities unify access management, identity management, and governance in a unified identity platform across on-premises systems and cloud for desktop, Web, and mobile applications. The offering also enables interoperability across heterogeneous cloud services with modern security standards and protocols. Oracle Cloud Application Foundation: Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, including Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Release 1 (12.1.3) and Oracle Coherence 12c Release 1 (12.1.3), aligns with the release of Oracle Java Cloud Service. This is a significant release of Oracle’s core Java server infrastructure; in addition to major capabilities expanded for modern application development, it brings to fruition a key value proposition that enables Oracle customers to run their standards-based Java workloads in a private cloud or on-premises, on conventional hardware, or optimized for engineered infrastructure with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SuperCluster systems—all without change in the Oracle Cloud. No other modern Java application infrastructure can provide this. Supporting Quotes "As a very large multi-location retailer that runs 24x7x365, we demanded a better and safer way to connect with our external guests and deliver new innovations to market place faster and easier. With our Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies we are now able to provision new environments in less than a day. This includes the complete Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic, with Oracle Enterprise Manager managing the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Exalogic, and our Oracle Exadata databases,” said Steve Holland, CTO and CDO, 7-Eleven, Inc. “With the data explosion, globalization, and the rise of social and mobile technologies, our customers are facing more challenges than ever before,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, product development, Oracle. “Oracle is committed to delivering the technologies needed to help our customers turn those challenges into opportunities and to creating a modern, secure cloud infrastructure that can simplify IT, deliver a digital business advantage, and make it easier for organizations to deliver better customer experiences.”Supporting Resources Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Like Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter Oracle OpenWorld blog Oracle OpenWorld on LinkedInAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio with Introduction of Six New Platform Services

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:28
Press Release Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio with Introduction of Six New Platform Services Oracle cloud services help customers adapt to emerging trends such as big data, social, and mobile

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

The Oracle Cloud Platform enables customers and partners to easily build new applications, extend Oracle software as a service (SaaS) applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to the cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform offers customers and partners the same platform as a service (PaaS) foundation upon which Oracle runs its own SaaS applications and upon which many SaaS providers rely. Based on the performance, reliability, scalability, and security of Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Fusion Middleware, with built-in multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, and social capabilities, the Oracle Cloud Platform provides a fast and easy way for customers and ISVs to move to the cloud. With the new services announced today, Oracle further extends its Platform Services to include big data analytics, integration, process management, Java Platform, Standard Edition, and Node.js.

News Facts 62 million users. 23 billion transactions each day.
  • Continuing to innovate and expand the Oracle Cloud portfolio, Oracle introduced six new Oracle Cloud Platform services that help customers and partners develop and deploy new applications, extend and personalize Oracle SaaS applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to Oracle Cloud.
  • The Oracle Cloud Platform provides the foundation for Oracle's own SaaS applications and is relied on by most of the world's top SaaS providers. Oracle provides the same platform to enterprises and ISVs, enabling them to take advantage of Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies, including rich capabilities for multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, and social.
  • Today, Oracle announced expansion of the Oracle Cloud Platform to include new functionality for big data analytics, integration, process management, Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), and Node.js for server-side JavaScript.
  • Oracle Cloud provides the industry's broadest portfolio of public cloud services across SaaS, PaaS, data as a service (DaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
  • Unlike other clouds that offer services in one or two layers, Oracle Cloud is the only cloud that delivers a broad portfolio of integrated services across data, applications, platform, and infrastructure areas.
  • Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.
  • Additionally, Oracle continues to provide partners with new opportunities, enabling them to reach Oracle's customer base, grow their business, and extend their success in the cloud. Oracle also recently announced a new two-tier VAD distribution program, a new community called Oracle Cloud Connection, and the expansion of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to include system integrators.
  • Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organizations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honor their providers. More information on this prestigious award can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/innovationawards.
Latest Additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Services Portfolio

Oracle announced six new Oracle Cloud Platform services, including:

30,000 devices. 400 petabytes of storage.
  • Oracle Big Data Cloud: Enables customers to analyze and process vast amounts of data using the Hadoop framework on a secure, elastic, managed, and easy-to-use infrastructure platform that is fully integrated with other Oracle Cloud services.
  • Oracle Mobile Cloud: Enables customers to rapidly bring enterprise-grade mobile apps to market with a cloud-based mobile back end.
  • Oracle Integration Cloud: Enables customers to rapidly design, deploy, monitor, and manage cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premises integrations using a rich and intuitive browser-based interface.
  • Oracle Process Cloud: Empowers business users to design, deploy, monitor, and optimize business processes to improve efficiency, agility, and productivity.
  • Oracle Node.js Cloud: Enables customers to easily and rapidly deploy JavaScript applications along with any required libraries on a highly available and dynamically scalable Oracle Cloud infrastructure complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management.
  • Oracle Java SE Cloud: Enables customers to quickly deploy Java SE 7 or 8 applications along with any required libraries or frameworks on a highly available and dynamically scalable Oracle Cloud infrastructure complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management.
Oracle Cloud Platform Services Now Generally Available

These new services expand the Oracle Cloud Platform services that are now available:

  • Oracle Database Cloud: Provides full control of a dedicated database instance and supports any Oracle Database application, giving users greater flexibility and choice over the level of managed services provided by Oracle.
  • Oracle Database Backup Cloud: Enables customers to back up on-premises databases to Oracle Cloud with encryption, compression, and three-way mirroring.
  • Oracle Java Cloud: Provides Oracle WebLogic Server clusters for deployment of Java applications and gives full administrative control over the service with automated backup, recovery, patching, and high-availability capabilities.
  • Oracle Messaging Cloud: Provides an infrastructure that enables reliable communication between software components.
  • Oracle Developer Cloud: Provides development teams with a hosted development platform with application lifecycle management and team collaboration.
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud: Enables users to create visual, interactive dashboards for the web and mobile devices.
  • Oracle Documents Cloud: Provides a flexible, secure file-sharing and collaboration solution for mobile devices and desktops, and integration with on-premises and cloud applications.
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Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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Oracle provides the industry’s broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private, and managed cloud offerings to offer customers the choice of deployment model. Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of public cloud services across DaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Oracle also provides a rich portfolio of products and managed cloud services to deliver enterprise private clouds.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:26
Press Release Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld Personalized, connected, and secure portfolio of cloud applications helps customers succeed in a digital world

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle introduced Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9, including significant additions and updates to its full portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Oracle offers a modern cloud that is personalized, connected, and secure to deliver complete, best-of-breed functionality in the cloud that helps its customers succeed in a digital world. Oracle provides modern business practices for every function in the enterprise and a practical path to the cloud to help customers to achieve business goals. News Facts Oracle Applications Cloud
  • At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco, Oracle unveiled Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9.
  • The latest release of Oracle Applications Cloud provides a full portfolio of cloud offerings that are personalized, secure, and connected and provide a practical path to the cloud for Oracle customers.
  • Personalized:
    • Oracle Applications Cloud allow users to tailor applications to fit their business, empowering employees to configure their user experience, dashboards, reports, workflow, and data.
    • Customers and partners can easily personalize their Oracle Applications Cloud using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (Oracle Cloud PaaS) to create new features and build their own modern cloud and mobile SaaS applications.
    • Connected:
      • With Oracle Applications Cloud, companies can connect the entire business— data, processes, analytics, and people—and provide employees with a unified user experience.
      • In addition, customers can seamlessly integrate processes and data between cloud, on-premises, and third-party applications.
    • Secure:
      • Oracle is a proven cloud provider known for viability, reliability, and expertise. Its Oracle Applications Cloud help customers comply with local data residency requirements via 19 global data centers, industry clouds, world-class data security, common controls and processes, advanced security infrastructure, and isolated data tenancy.
    • Practical path to the cloud:
      • To help customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program to Oracle ERP customers. This program enables Oracle’s on-premises customers to move current support to modern cloud applications and helps customers be successful through rapid startup services and packaged integrations.
      • Oracle has also expanded Oracle partner programs related to Customer 2 Cloud to help partners successfully transition their business practices to the cloud.
    • Oracle Cloud provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of public cloud services across data as a service (DaaS), SaaS, platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
    • Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.
    • Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organizations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honor their providers. More information on this prestigious award can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/innovationawards.
    Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud Mobile Financial Reporting Center

    Mobile enhancements to Oracle ERP Cloud make it easier for users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to.

    • Key new features in Oracle ERP Cloud include:
      • Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud, designed to help companies and organizations capture and qualify suppliers with accurate information.
      • Encumbrance Accounting and Budgetary Control for Public Sector, which helps government agencies and municipalities to better plan and budget, control costs, and analyze actual and expected spending data.
      • Oracle Grants Management Cloud, a new product designed to help effectively manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization.
    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud WorkLife Solutions page screenshot

    Work Life solutions in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 help reach and engage an organization's entire workforce.

    • Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) Release 9 continues to provide users with the experience they have come to expect from consumer applications. It includes design enhancements developed with customer input to give even casual users a simple solution so they can get back to their day-to-day work more quickly and maximize their productivity.
    • Oracle HCM Cloud supports integrations to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll, enabling existing customers to move to the cloud at their own pace.
    • Also available in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new Work Life solutions, social applications designed to help reach and engage an organization’s entire workforce, especially Millennials.
    • Users can now access the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud on their mobile devices via a single, unified experience in a browser or via the mobile application.
    Oracle Customer Experience Cloud
    • Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud) is a complete set of best-in-class, integrated, cloud-enabled solutions that encompass the entire customer journey. Oracle has recently updated Oracle CX Cloud to help companies break down organizational barriers so they can connect engagements, build advocacy, and grow revenue.
    • Extending its commitment to create streamlined data access for the enterprise and help sales teams drive efficiencies and sell more, Oracle today announced Oracle Data as a Service for Sales (Oracle DaaS for Sales), a component of the Oracle Data Cloud. In partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial data and business insights, Oracle DaaS for Sales enables organizations to create new business opportunities with the world’s largest source of trusted B2B company data including reference, social, and competitive profile information.
    • To help simplify marketing across all channels and deliver truly customer-centric campaigns, Oracle also announced the integration of the Oracle Data Management Platform solution (formerly BlueKai Data Management Platform) with Oracle Cross-Channel Contact Center, to help marketers define, target, and retarget their ideal customers to build more-effective marketing programs.
    • To help marketers improve collaboration, streamline processes, and better manage their digital assets, Oracle has integrated Oracle Marketing Cloud with Box, a cloud platform that helps businesses securely store, share and manage content.
    • With Release 9, Oracle introduced enhanced social commerce capabilities in Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce. By enabling organizations to precisely target content to segmented audiences on Facebook, Oracle is extending its commitment to helping organizations enhance the customer experience and generate higher brand awareness and conversion rates.
    • Oracle also announced new modules for Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud’s social relationship management (SRM) platform. The new modules enhance customer visibility and agility with real-time data, reporting, and response features that help organizations quickly prove the value of social programs.
    • Major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud include new smartphone and tablet applications, prebuilt and drill-down reporting capabilities for analytics, new partner relationship management capabilities, and industry-specific solutions. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, organizations can rapidly innovate to meet customers’ changing needs by enabling sales professionals to plan, prospect, collaborate, and close deals more effectively and efficiently.
    Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Enhanced Analytics Capabilities in Oracle Analytics Cloud Benefit Full Line of Oracle Applications Cloud Personalized. Connected. Secure. Ready for Cloud
    • Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT. Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications.
    • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence embeds analytics in Oracle SaaS applications, providing reports and analysis in real time for Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud, and Oracle ERP Cloud.
    • Completely integrated within Oracle Applications Cloud, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence automatically extends and adapts reporting when the underlying applications are configured. It automatically integrates with security roles of the source applications.
    • Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
    • “In today’s modern, digital world, businesses and organizations rely on technology to help them run their back-office operations, as well as customer-facing functions such as sales and marketing,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “To help them remain truly competitive, Oracle offers a complete portfolio of Oracle Applications Cloud that provides modern business practices for virtually every function in the enterprise. Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 is personalized, connected, and secure, designed to help our customers achieve their most critical business goals.”
    Contact Information Danielle Cormier-Smith
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Oracle Introduces Oracle Analytics Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:24
Press Release Oracle Introduces Oracle Analytics Cloud The most comprehensive analytics offering in the cloud, combining business intelligence, big data analytics, and embedded SaaS analytics. Available today.

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

With rapid adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, accumulation of data at unprecedented rates, and growing preference for cloud-based IT deployments, data gravity is moving to the cloud. With that shift, cloud-based analytics has become paramount. Until now, however, analytics technology in the cloud and analytics for cloud-based data have been delivered piecemeal, with significant gaps. Oracle today announced Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud; deployed in the cloud; and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources.

News Facts Oracle Analytics Cloud

 With today's announcement, Oracle is first to fulfill a gap in the market, offering Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings with millions of users already leveraging it. 

—Balaji Yelamanchili, Senior Vice President, Analytics and Performance Management Products, Oracle

  • Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive offering that delivers business intelligence and analytics for traditional data and big data.
  • Cloud-resident technologies enable the collection, storage, preparation, and analysis of all the data assets of an organization.
  • Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT.
  • Mobile access and analysis is provided out of the box, so customers can access and analyze insights anytime, anywhere, with no additional development required.
  • Oracle partners can leverage Oracle Analytics Cloud to deliver a vast range of analytic functionality for their clients, opening up new revenue streams.
  • The offering also frees up valuable IT resources, enabling them to ensure security and maintain control over their information architecture.
  • Built on proven, industry-leading Oracle Business Intelligence and database technologies and the Oracle Cloud infrastructure, Oracle Analytics Cloud delivers massive scalability, high availability, state of the art security, operational simplicity, and elastic scaling.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud includes:

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    Business intelligence as a service

    • Based on Oracle's proven BI technology, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (Oracle BI Cloud Service) is optimized for the cloud and empowers users to combine data from diverse sources—including cloud, on-premises, and third-party applications—to quickly create rich, interactive analytic applications.
    • Oracle BI Cloud Service is a subscription-based cloud offering that allows customers to rapidly deliver analytics to small groups, business departments, or the entire organization, with no capital costs.
    • Oracle BI Cloud Service allows users of all technical skill levels to quickly and easily create meaningful analytic applications by providing a platform that is quick to start, easy to adopt, mobile, and flexible.

    Embedded transactional analytics for line-of-business SaaS users

    • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence embeds analytics in Oracle SaaS applications, providing reports and analysis in real time. Coverage includes Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud.
    • Completely integrated within the SaaS applications, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence automatically extends and adapts reporting anytime the underlying applications are configured. It automatically integrates with security roles of the source applications.
    • Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
    • More than 2 million business users regularly use Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence coupled to their Oracle SaaS applications today.

    Deep, cross-source analytics for line-of-business SaaS users

    Big Data as a Service Learn more about Big Data as a Service
    • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise brings the power of data warehouse analytics and prebuilt analytic applications to the cloud.
    • Modeled after Oracle’s BI applications, which have been adopted by 4,000 companies worldwide, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise brings together customer, sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, and other data together for a consistent, cross-enterprise view.
    • Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
    • In addition to out-of-box support for Oracle SaaS and on-premises applications, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise can be extended to third-party sources, providing a single, cloud-based mechanism to analyze any data.

    Big data as a service

    • Oracle Big Data Cloud Service enables customers to store, analyze, and process vast amounts of data using the Hadoop framework on a secure, elastic, managed, and easy-to-use infrastructure platform that integrates with other Oracle Cloud services.
    • Customers may choose Oracle Big Data Cloud Service deployed on either Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service, or on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Big Data Appliance, providing a range of performance, quality of service, and cost options.
    • Leveraging Oracle Big Data SQL, Hadoop, and Oracle Database as a Service together is the basis for an integrated big data management and analysis capability.

    Big data discovery as a service

    • Enabling easy data wrangling and analysis of Big Data on Hadoop, Oracle Big Data Discovery is the "visual face of Hadoop."
    • It uniquely allows business analysts, data scientists, and IT staff to collaborate on big data analytics projects and accelerate the time to value.
    • Self-service data preparation easily allows users to find, profile, explore, and transform messy Hadoop data to enable meaningful navigation of big data assets without coding.
    • Self-service analysis is presented through visual, search-based data discovery tools, together with predictive analytics.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud offers integrated graph analytics for actionable insights:
    • Oracle Analytics Cloud leverages integrated graph analysis capabilities such as enterprise social graph and cross-channel identity graph for actionable insights.
    • These capabilities incorporate machine learning techniques utilizing big data algorithms and pattern recognition across enterprise transactions and social interactions to determine successful business patterns.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud simplifies administration, helps ensure security, and offers compelling economics:
    • Cloud solutions can provide compelling economic value relative to on-premises solutions. With Oracle Analytics Cloud, organizations can reduce the costs and resources required, enabling broader exploitation of analytics throughout their organizations.
    • As with all Oracle Cloud services, users of Oracle Analytics Cloud can expect to enjoy:
      • Scalability: The cloud-based model allows organizations to add new users, applications, and analytic capabilities as requirements change and without limit.
      • Availability: Oracle Cloud architecture and SLAs deliver high availability.
      • Security: Data and analytic applications are hosted in the Oracle Cloud, which meets the industry’s highest security standards.
      • Simplicity: Oracle manages patching and upgrades, further freeing up IT resources and ensuring immediate availability of the latest capabilities.
      • Elasticity: The service leverages the power of Oracle Cloud infrastructure to support current and future analytic needs.
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  • "Data gravity is moving to the cloud, driven by the rapid adoption of SaaS applications and accelerating preference for cloud-based IT deployments. The need for cloud-based analytics has increased as a result," said Balaji Yelamanchili, senior vice president, analytics and performance management products, Oracle. "With today’s announcement, Oracle is first to fulfill a gap in the market, offering Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings with millions of users already leveraging it. The comprehensive BI and big data analytics capabilities in the cloud will empower organizations to find and exploit new insights to drive their organizations forward."

    "The embedded analytics in Oracle HCM Cloud have helped our universities get the insight they need for running our business, improving our ability to plan and increasing the job satisfaction of our employees. The dashboards and reports are used every day by our human resources executives and analysts," said Segar Annamalai, chief information officer, American Career College.

    "Oracle BI Cloud Service allows Skanska to be a lot more agile," said Peter Bjork, vice president, Information System Strategies, Skanska. "When we need new analytics, Oracle BI Cloud Service allows us to create them quickly, without having to worry about infrastructure setup or software upgrades. And it allows us to tap into all our information sources. Together with the other Oracle cloud services we use, we see Oracle BI Cloud Service as a way to help us transform our industry."

    "Business intelligence is reaching beyond its traditional confines of power users to help a much broader audience of people apply data-driven insight to everyday decision-making. The emergence of cloud BI reflects the diverse requirements of this emergent audience, providing flexible access to analytical capability without the need for significant and time-consuming investment in on-premises hardware and software. BI has definitely trailed other business applications’ move to cloud, but as the volume of data generated and stored there grows, the case for cloud BI becomes compelling," said Tom M. Pringle, practice leader, Information Management, Ovum.

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Oracle Announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:22
Press Release Oracle Announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 Oracle upgrades Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine to dramatically increase performance and capacity; leverages Oracle Database In-Memory for faster data driven insights

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Learn more about Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine

The ability to find answers to strategic business questions quickly offers a competitive advantage to organizations of any size in any industry. The latest refresh of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, an engineered system for business analytics, includes Intel Xeon processors customized for Oracle business analytics workloads, supporting 50 percent faster clock speed, 50 percent more processing cores and 50 percent more memory compared to the previous generation. The increased processing power and capacity enables organizations of all sizes to compete better by delivering answers to the most pressing business questions with unmatched speed, intelligence and simplicity. Oracle also announced certification of Oracle Database In-Memory with Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, expanding the scope of in-memory analytics to include the full capabilities of the Oracle Database. With up to 3 TB of memory per machine, Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 enables caching of analytic data marts entirely in memory, delivering speed-of-thought analytics on existing data warehouses and systems of record.

News Facts Increased Capacity in Every Dimension
  • Oracle has introduced Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4, designed to deliver high-performance analytics for business intelligence and enterprise performance management applications. The new release features upgraded hardware powered by four Intel Xeon E7-8895 v2 series processors, customized by Intel for Oracle Engineered Systems. This processor has the ability to dynamically scale the frequency and number of cores with Oracle software to maximize performance to address business analytics workloads that require faster single threaded performance as well as large levels of parallelism.
  • The Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 supports up to 3 TB of memory, 4.8 TB of PCI Flash and 7.2 TB of hard disks—increasing capacity in every dimension.
  • Oracle Database In-Memory is now certified for all Oracle Exalytics configurations. Combined with the up to 3 TB of memory available per machine, entire reporting data marts can be cached in memory and provide fast analysis without forklift upgrades.
  • Oracle continues to invest in Exalytics In-Memory Software, providing several Oracle Essbase in-memory features, including patented lockless algorithms, Oracle Exalytics-specific thread pool and resource management, and background multiuser write that helps dramatically improve overall Oracle Essbase performance and scalability.
  • Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 is a complete solution featuring updated best-in-class hardware, an enterprise business intelligence platform, and in-memory analytics software, preintegrated to enable a lower total cost of ownership while increasing performance.
  • Exalytics X4-4 is engineered to support the widest range of reporting and analytics capabilities, out of the box, with support for new releases of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Oracle Real-Time Decisions, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management, speeding time-to-value.
  • Oracle Exalytics continues to enjoy strong customer adoption worldwide. Hundreds of companies of varying sizes are deploying multiple units to create powerful analytics platforms dealing with significant data volumes and analytics needs. Oracle Exalytics has found adoption in large-scale business intelligence deployments as well as in small but nimble organizations requiring real-time analytics and a high degree of interactivity.
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Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:20
Press Release Oracle Reinvents Database Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance Now available, the industry’s only solution to offer end-to-end data protection for Oracle databases eliminates data loss and maintains business availability

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

During his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced the general availability of Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, the world's first and only engineered system designed specifically for Oracle Database protection. This massively scalable appliance delivers unparalleled data protection, efficiency, and scalability.

News Facts Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance infographic

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  • Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance) is the first appliance ever to deliver zero data loss protection for critical Oracle Databases. When using today’s solutions to restore a database, businesses typically lose all data generated since the last backup—often hours to days of critical data.
  • The Recovery Appliance dramatically reduces the impact of backups on production servers and networks, virtually eliminating the need for lengthy backup windows.
  • The cloud-scale architecture enables a single Recovery Appliance to manage the data protection requirements of thousands of databases, avoiding the cost and complexity of disparate backup systems.
Reinventing Database Protection

Existing data protection solutions fail to meet the demands of critical databases because they treat databases as simply files to copy rather than as transactional systems with specific data integrity, performance, and availability requirements. With today’s solutions, business data is lost, end users are impacted, and deployment and management are complex and fragmented. Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance tightly integrates advanced data protection technologies with Oracle Database to address these challenges head-on.

The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance:

  • Unparalleled Data Protection

    A superior approach to Oracle database protection that eliminates data loss and enables recovery to any point in time. (4 slides)

  • No More Backup Overhead

    Continuous incremental backup automatically captures real-time database changes—without impacting production performance.

  • Cloud-Scale Protection

    Enables database protection as a service that scales up and out to protect thousands of databases.

  • End-to-End Visibility and Control

    Provides complete data protection management for all databases–from data creation to tape archival–from a single interface.

  • Eliminates data loss: Unique database integration enables continuous transport of redo data to the appliance, providing real-time protection for the most recent transactions so that databases can be restored without data loss.
  • Eliminates production impact: Backup algorithms integrated into Oracle Database send only changed data to the appliance, minimizing production database impact, I/O traffic, and network load. All expensive backup processing is offloaded to the Appliance.
  • Offloads tape archival: The Recovery Appliance can directly archive database backups to low-cost tape storage, offloading production database servers. Archival operations can run both day and night to improve tape drive utilization.
  • Enables restore to any point in time: The database change data stored on the Appliance can be used to create virtual full database copies at any desired point in time.
  • Delivers cloud-scale protection: A single Recovery Appliance can serve the data protection requirements of thousands of databases in a data center or region. Capacity expands seamlessly to petabytes of storage, with no downtime.
  • Protects data from disasters: The Recovery Appliance can replicate data in real time to a remote Recovery Appliance or to Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service to protect business data from site outages. Database blocks are continuously validated to eliminate data corruption at any stage of transmission or processing.
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  • "The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance marks a completely new approach to data protection—one that focuses on business availability, and not just backups. Companies no longer have to worry about losing critical business data or the performance impact of backups on production environments," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president Oracle Corporation. "For the first time, organizations can meet all their critical database protection needs—including real-time protection, end-to-end recovery and centralized control for thousands of databases—with a single system."

    "The Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is a terrific addition to the Oracle Engineered Systems Portfolio," said Mach Terry, senior vice president and head of the information technology division at ACLEDA Bank Plc. "With its support for real-time redo transport, the Appliance is designed to bring Data Guard-like robust data protection not just for our mission critical applications—but for all the Oracle Databases in our Data Center. Also, with its support for incremental-forever backups, we don't have to take periodic full backups, and this should ease the complexity and improve the speed of our backup and restore operations."

    The real-time redo and incremental-forever features of the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance show great potential as they lower the backup impact even further than our current solution, in which standby database servers must still bear the full impact of backup operations," said Szymon Skorupinski, DBA and Backup Services Manager, CERN IT. "At the same time, virtual full backups allow overall database recovery times to be reduced by eliminating incremental apply operations—this would be a critical benefit in CERN's environment where the monthly backup traffic is constantly growing and approaching the Petabyte range."

    "Enterprises need to protect vital data for their critical business applications in real time without the downtime or data loss often experienced when using today's solutions traditional approaches," said Laura Dubois, Program Vice President for IDC's Storage practice. "The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance meets this demand with a simple, yet powerful solution that easily scales to protect databases enterprise-wide and meet ever-stringent recovery point objectives."

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Morris Medical Monday: Work Item Type Architectural Design

Polarion Software - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:19
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Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, Outperforms EMC XtremIO by up to 9x

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:18
Press Release Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, Outperforms EMC XtremIO by up to 9x Architected for Oracle Database enterprise SAN environments, Oracle FS1 Series innovates with new QoS Plus software and one-click application storage provisioning

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

Transcending the limitations of existing all-flash storage arrays, the new Oracle FS1 Series flash storage system scales to petabytes of all-flash capacity while delivering a multitude of innovations designed to take flash technology to new extremes. Users of Oracle Applications including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle's PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and Siebel applications can now benefit from one-click application storage provisioning that simplifies deployment and automates complex manual tuning and administration.

Users also benefit from the new system's QoS Plus software, the most intelligent management framework in the industry, delivering adaptive and anticipatory storage resources with rapid learning and highly granular data tiering. QoS Plus combines business priorities with data usage to determine data placement across four tiers of storage media, delivering performance optimization at the lowest cost metric.

Built on Oracle's five generations of flash expertise and innovations such as Oracle Exadata and the first flash-aware database, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, the Oracle FS1 Series is co-engineered with Oracle servers, operating systems, applications, and databases for maximum operational efficiency. Unlike most competitors' all-flash arrays, the Oracle FS1 Series gives enterprises the option to exploit the economics of hard disk without affecting the predictable performance expected from an all-flash array.

News Facts Deliver up to 8x higher IOPS and 9.7x higher throughput
  • Scaling to petabytes of flash capacity with a high-availability, scale-out architecture, the Oracle FS1 Series flash storage system is the most intelligent, high-performance flash storage array for Oracle environments.
  • The new system's QoS Plus management software simultaneously optimizes performance, cost and business value using fine-grain autotiering and secure multi-tenancy for application and user data isolation—all in a single, scalable storage platform.
  • Oracle FS1 Series is designed to deliver sustained, predictable, deterministic performance by individual application, under the control of administrators or autonomously by the Oracle FS1 Series system.
  • Oracle FS1-2 building blocks deliver up to 8x higher IOPS and 9.7x higher throughput than EMC XtremIO X-Bricks at less than half the cost per TB(1).
  • Maximizing the power of flash along with the option of exploiting the economics of disk, the Oracle FS1 Series is the only storage system that dynamically autotiers data across four storage tiers using business priority and application workload characteristics to deliver the lowest cost per IOP and per terabyte.
  • Oracle FS1-2 is 400x more efficient than HP 3PAR and EMC VNX2–moving data in 640KB blocks, which dramatically saves valuable flash resources and optimizes performance for Oracle databases. Customers no longer have to waste flash where it does no good.
  • Oracle FS1 Series supports both flash and HDD while outperforming competitor all-flash arrays(2).
  • Co-engineered with Oracle Database and Oracle Applications, the new Oracle FS1 Series optimizes data center performance and Oracle software investments with Oracle-specific features such as:
    • Hybrid Columnar Compression compresses data by 10x to 50x
    • Application Profiles accelerate deployment and streamline management with single-click provisioning and deployment of Oracle Database and Oracle Applications
  • Oracle FS1 Series provides broad operating system and hypervisor support, including support for Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows, and VMware.
  • Oracle FS1 Series accelerates data center consolidation and cloud deployments with secure multitenancy using Oracle FS1 Storage Domains that combine lock-down security with performance predictability.
What Customers Are Saying What Customers Are Saying

"With over 164,000 affiliated companies, Groupe AGRICA serves more than 1.45 million subscribers and clients with pension and insurance products. Business continuity is critical to us," said Julien Mousqueton, CTO, Groupe AGRICA. "We are extremely pleased with our experience with the new Oracle FS1 flash storage system and will be deploying it as the foundation of our virtualized, highly available private cloud infrastructure. FS1 will enable us to standardize on an intelligent storage platform that simplifies storage services and SLA management for our private cloud to support our company's future growth."

"Keolis is France's largest private sector transport group. As such, we need a high performance and highly available storage infrastructure to support all of our booking and ticketing systems, communications, passenger information and video security systems in a heavily virtualized environment," said Olivier Parcollet, information system architect, Keolis. "We are impressed with the Oracle FS1 flash storage system's performance and ease of deployment with our current infrastructure. To protect our data, we plan to implement a three-way disaster recovery configuration based on FS1 as a highly scalable storage platform combined with the FS1 high-availability data-replication features."

Analysts on Oracle FS1 Series

"The FS1 aggressively solves via automation two major application workload problems today that currently rely on unsustainable manual labor-intensive admin intervention, and that frankly need addressing," said Marc Staimer, president of Dragon Slayer Consulting. "The first problem it solves is that of the VM noisy neighbor where unimportant VMs interfere with the performance of mission- critical VMs and applications regardless of which hypervisor is utilized. The second even more critical problem is being able to deliver the elasticity in performance and capacity at a sufficiently granular level, to service mission- critical databases and applications in real time. These problems are intimately familiar to Oracle being the worldwide leader in relational databases. Solving them is just common sense."

"If your storage were smart and self-optimizing, using the right combo of intelligent caching, flash and disk—and could deliver QoS at a granular enough level—you'd be perfectly aligned. With the launch of the FS1, Oracle seems to have built just that," said Steve Duplessie, senior analyst and founder, Enterprise Strategy Group.

"The new Oracle FS1 is like no other array we've ever seen on the market," said David Vellante, chief research officer at Wikibon.org. "Not only is the system engineered specifically for Oracle software, but also it's uniquely optimized for both performance and cost, depending on the workload. With built-in orchestration, the array is designed to dramatically speed deployment and simplify ongoing tuning. In addition, secure multi-tenant domains together with extremely high levels of storage allocation granularity supports a unique business-led QoS. There's a lot to the FS1 that will appeal to application heads, DBAs and storage pros alike."

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(1) Oracle FS1-2 delivers 8x higher IOPS for 50% Read/50% Write IOs of 32KB, 215,000 for FS1-2 and 26,863 for XtremIO X-Brick, and 9.7x higher write throughput 5.4GB/s for FS1-2 and 554MB/s for XtremIO X-Brick. XtremIO data from pages 10-13 of http://xtremio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/h13419_White-Paper_XtremIO_Ver_2-4-1_Performance-Report.pdf, published September 2014. EMC pricing of $510,000 for a 20TB X-Brick from GSA price list published at http://www.emc.com/sales/stateoffl/florida-price-list-2014-05.pdf

(2) http://www.emc.com/sales/stateoffl/florida-price-list-2014-05.pdf

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Latest Version of Oracle HCM Cloud Delivers a Simple and Unified HCM Cloud Experience to Engage All Employees and Managers

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:16
Press Release Latest Version of Oracle HCM Cloud Delivers a Simple and Unified HCM Cloud Experience to Engage All Employees and Managers Deep innovations in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 designed to set customers up for HR success and maximized productivity

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) Release 9 continues Oracle’s ongoing investment in a world-class user experience for employees, managers, and HR specialists. The latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud delivers a single and simplified HCM cloud experience for all employees and managers, including a next-generation user experience for casual users across the entire hire-to-retire process. In addition, Oracle has introduced Work Life solutions to better reach and engage Millennials, complete mobile functionality, and new integrations to further unify its HCM platform.

News Facts Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud

Modern HR in the cloud

  • The latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud continues to provide users with the experience they have come to expect from consumer applications. It includes design enhancements developed with customer input to give even casual users a simple solution so they can get back to their day-to-day work more quickly and maximize their productivity.
  • Oracle HCM Cloud supports integrations to Oracle's PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll, enabling existing customers to move to the cloud at their own pace.
  • Also available in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new Work Life solutions, social applications designed to help reach and engage your entire workforce, especially Millennials.
  • Users can now access the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud on their mobile devices via a single, unified experience in any browser or via the mobile application.

Oracle provides a single and simplified HCM user experience (UX) for all business users

  • Oracle's UX investment in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 is centered on simplicity, unification, working across devices, and employee engagement to deliver a great experience for recruiters, candidates, employees, and managers.
    • Simplicity: In the latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud, both analytics and social have been streamlined. Analytics have been selectively embedded throughout the product for both employees and managers. Oracle also simplified the social experience for both employees and managers with a new social panel in Oracle HCM Cloud.
    • Unification: In Release 9, Oracle HCM Cloud presents managers with a simple, consistent, unified experience across hiring, learning, HR, and talent. With simple card views that bring together key HR data, managers have the opportunity to glance, scan, and quickly commit to an action. Release 9 also presents a common visual style for the browser-based Oracle HCM Cloud and the Oracle HCM Cloud mobile application.
    • Working across devices: Addressing managers' increasing need for mobility, Oracle HCM Cloud enables managers to work on talent acquisition, hiring, and learning on the laptop, desktop, and tablet, as well as on hiring via the smartphone. Managers can move seamlessly across devices; Release 9 functionality is tailored to how, when, and where managers need to work to help maximize productivity.
  • To further optimize Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle has introduced advanced analytics based on a data warehouse in the cloud that brings together enterprise data and big data, enabling deeper analytics that leverage historical views and big data, as well as industry-specific insights to drive increased innovation, profitability, and competitive advantage.

Oracle delivers payroll integrations to help existing customers transition to the cloud at their own pace

Work Life solutions in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new social applications designed to help reach and engage your entire workforce.

  • Oracle has delivered integrations to Oracle's PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll in the latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud, enabling customers to move in phases to the cloud.
  • Standard integration templates from Oracle HCM Cloud to PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business Suite help keep costs down and also enable customers to pace their move to the cloud, moving their payroll functions only when they are ready to do so.
  • These new integrations come on the heels of Oracle's Customer 2 Cloud program, in which customers can opt to redirect elements of their installed on-premises solutions to Oracle Applications Cloud within the same product family. This means that customers can use current support spend to move to modern cloud applications.

Announcing Work Life solutions to reach and engage Millennials

Simplicity. Consistency. Working Across Devices.
  • Work Life solutions in Oracle HCM Cloud help employers reach and engage their workforce by providing employees information they need to find the right blend of work-life integration for themselves.
  • Previewed at Oracle HCM World, Work Life solutions My Competitions and My Reputation are now available as part of Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9, with My Wellness available as a preview.
  • In each Work Life solution, employees can opt into the right activities in the right measure that enable them to align their development and performance goals with their personal life and career goals.
  • Oracle's Work Life solutions combine a wide range of data gathered across both external and internal social media, wearable devices, and quantified self apps, plus corporate enterprise data, complete with embedded social and gamification features.
  • The solutions present analysis in multiple social graphs, summarized into business and work-life relevant metrics so employees can take action and employers receive strategic insights and cost savings.
  • To help improve employee engagement, Oracle has introduced Oracle HCM Cloud Competitions. This tool enables employees, managers, or HR specialists to create contests and competitions to engage employees in different kinds of activities, such as wellness, completing on-boarding training, or even car ride sharing. These kinds of competitions are designed to bring employees together across geographies and generations.

Oracle delivers comprehensive mobile HCM functionality

Oracle's Work Life solutions combine a wide range of data gathered across external and internal sources and present analysis in multiple social graphs, summarized into business and work-life relevant metrics.

  • Available as part of Release 9, the next version of Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile includes enhanced functionality for line managers, hiring managers, and individual employees.
  • With this release, Oracle now delivers the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud services on mobile devices via a single, unified experience across all devices in any browser.
  • In Release 9, all manager and employee processes across hire to retire are now on the Oracle Application Development Framework mobile technology platform.
  • Big data and analytics can be viewed easily by the C-suite and every manager on any device.
  • New features in Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile include:
    • Interview evaluation: With Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile Interview Evaluation feature, teams can easily evaluate candidates using their mobile devices and submit timely feedback. This allows hiring managers to visualize interview feedback and make informed hiring decisions.
    • Hiring worklist: Hiring managers can manage their requisition, candidates, and offer approvals while on the go with Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile's Hiring Worklist feature.
    • Workforce management: For added flexibility, employees and managers can manage absences and their timecards using their mobile devices.
    • Pay slips: With the Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile payroll capabilities, employees are able to view their recent pay history and detailed pay slips from the mobile app.
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Oracle Empowers Sales Teams to Sell More with Oracle Data as a Service for Sales

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:14
Press Release Oracle Empowers Sales Teams to Sell More with Oracle Data as a Service for Sales New Enterprise-Ready Data as a Service Offering Provides the Most In-Depth B2B Profile Data on Qualified Companies and Decision Makers; Actionable to Sales, Marketing and Business Intelligence

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

Enterprises are increasingly investing in data to empower sales, marketing and BI teams with rich prospect information, high-quality leads and insights on customers. Instead of relying solely on incomplete internal data and custom research, organizations need one trusted data solution that offers quick and easy access to a large pool of high-quality sales data that is business application ready. To meet this demand, Oracle today announced Oracle Data as a Service (DaaS) for Sales, a new component of the Oracle Data Cloud. Through a recently announced partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data and business insights, Oracle Cloud customers will have access to the world's largest source of trusted B2B decision-maker data—with unmatched profile granularity—for prospecting, database validation and competitive insights.

News Facts
  • Extending its commitment to create streamlined data access for the enterprise, and help sales teams drive efficiencies and sell more, Oracle today announced, Oracle Data as a Service (DaaS) for Sales, a component of the Oracle Data Cloud.
  • In partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data and business insights, Oracle DaaS enables organizations to create new business opportunities with the world's largest source of trusted B2B company data including reference, social and competitive profile information.
  • Oracle DaaS for Sales helps enhance sales effectiveness by delivering the most in-depth company (150 attributes) and contact (over 100 attributes) profile data, including social identity and competitive Data for richer prospecting.
  • The high-quality data delivered by Oracle DaaS gives sales customers the ability to expand their prospect pool, hone in on new leads and clearly define target audiences.
  • Oracle DaaS provides an enterprise ready data solution that reduces integration complexities and simplifies data licensing terms and data portability/usage across multiple lines of business.
  • To further extend the data, Oracle DaaS enables customers to quickly and easily integrate B2B data with multiple Oracle business applications across sales, marketing, social and eventually human capital management, business intelligence and customer service. For example, customers can easily integrate contact list data into the Oracle Marketing Cloud to feed prospect nurturing and lead-generation campaigns.
  • Oracle DaaS reduces the cost and complexity typically associated with purchasing external data by providing one license for multi-application usage and allowing organizations to only pay for contacts imported, regardless of the numbers of users.
  • To further reduce the complexity for sales and IT, Oracle DaaS also delivers data with the commercial, compliance and privacy rights required for usage.
  • Oracle DaaS for Sales is the latest addition to the Oracle Data Cloud, a platform that includes Oracle's leading data products and the newly acquired BlueKai Audience Data Marketplace.
  • "Oracle is excited to provide our sales cloud customers with direct access to the deepest set of B2B company and decision makers available in the market through our partnership with D&B and other data companies. However, the value does not stop there," says Omar Tawakol, group vice president, Oracle Data Cloud. "We designed this Data as a Service offering with the enterprise customer in mind, including core components such as zero IT complexity, ideal organization-wide pricing and contracts, and data portability across business functions."

    "This new solution allows Oracle Cloud customers to natively access and leverage Dun & Bradstreet's database of premium company and contact data to optimize their sales and marketing processes through more tailored and insightful customer interactions," said Mike Sabin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Alliances and Partnerships, Dun & Bradstreet.

    "With a greater knowledge of each customer, we are now able to better nurture leads and improve the customer experience," said Bence Gazdag of Oracle Internal Sales and Marketing IT. "Oracle DaaS for Sales gives our sales team enhanced audience insights and customer visibility, which is driving more conversions."

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How To Increase Transparency in Your Project Planning Process

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Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio with Introduction of Six New Platform Services

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:28
Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio with Introduction of Six New Platform Services Oracle Cloud Platform services help customers develop and deploy applications leveraging big data analytics, social, and mobileORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

The Oracle Cloud Platform enables customers and partners to easily build new applications, extend Oracle software as a service (SaaS) applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to the cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform offers customers and partners the same platform as a service (PaaS) foundation upon which Oracle runs its own SaaS applications and upon which 19 of the world’s top 20 SaaS providers rely. Based on the performance, reliability, scalability, and security of Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Fusion Middleware, with built-in multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, and social capabilities, the Oracle Cloud Platform provides a fast and easy way for customers and ISVs to move to the cloud. With the new services announced today, Oracle further extends its Platform Services to include big data analytics, integration, process management, Java Platform, Standard Edition, and Node.js.

News Facts Continuing to innovate and expand the Oracle Cloud portfolio, Oracle introduced six new Oracle Cloud Platform services that help customers and partners develop and deploy new applications, extend and personalize Oracle SaaS applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to Oracle Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform provides the foundation for Oracle’s own SaaS applications and is relied on by most of the world’s top SaaS providers. Oracle provides the same platform to enterprises and ISVs, enabling them to take advantage of Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies, including rich capabilities for multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, and social. Today, Oracle announced expansion of the Oracle Cloud Platform to include new functionality for big data analytics, integration, process management, Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), and Node.js for server-side JavaScript. Oracle Cloud provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of public cloud services across SaaS, PaaS, data as a service (DaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Unlike other clouds that offer services in one or two layers, Oracle Cloud is the only cloud that delivers a broad portfolio of integrated services across data, applications, platform, and infrastructure areas. Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world. Additionally, Oracle continues to provide partners with new opportunities, enabling them to reach Oracle’s customer base, grow their business, and extend their success in the cloud. Oracle also recently announced a new two-tier VAD distribution program, a new community called Oracle Cloud Connection, and the expansion of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to include system integrators. Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organizations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honor their providers.  More information on this prestigious award can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/innovationawards.Latest Additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Services Portfolio

Oracle announced six new Oracle Cloud Platform services, including:

Oracle Big Data Cloud: Enables customers to analyze and process vast amounts of data using the Hadoop framework on a secure, elastic, managed, and easy-to-use infrastructure platform that is fully integrated with other Oracle Cloud services. Oracle Mobile Cloud: Enables customers to rapidly bring enterprise-grade mobile apps to market with a cloud-based mobile back end. Oracle Integration Cloud: Enables customers to rapidly design, deploy, monitor, and manage cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premises integrations using a rich and intuitive browser-based interface. Oracle Process Cloud: Empowers business users to design, deploy, monitor, and optimize business processes to improve efficiency, agility, and productivity. Oracle Node.js Cloud: Enables customers to easily and rapidly deploy JavaScript applications along with any required libraries on a highly available and dynamically scalable Oracle Cloud infrastructure complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management. Oracle Java SE Cloud: Enables customers to quickly deploy Java SE 7 or 8 applications along with any required libraries or frameworks on a highly available and dynamically scalable Oracle Cloud infrastructure complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management.Oracle Cloud Platform Services Now Generally Available

These new services expand the Oracle Cloud Platform services that are now available:

Oracle Database Cloud: Provides full control of a dedicated database instance and supports any Oracle Database application, giving users greater flexibility and choice over the level of managed services provided by Oracle. Oracle Database Backup Cloud: Enables customers to back up on-premises databases to Oracle Cloud with encryption, compression, and three-way mirroring. Oracle Java Cloud: Provides Oracle WebLogic Server clusters for deployment of Java applications and gives full administrative control over the service with automated backup, recovery, patching, and high-availability capabilities. Oracle Messaging Cloud: Provides an infrastructure that enables reliable communication between software components. Oracle Developer Cloud: Provides development teams with a hosted development platform with application lifecycle management and team collaboration. Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud: Enables users to create visual, interactive dashboards for the web and mobile devices. Oracle Documents Cloud: Provides a flexible, secure file-sharing and collaboration solution for mobile devices and desktops, and integration with on-premises and cloud applications. Supporting Quote “Today’s cloud computing technologies have the potential to open up a wealth of business opportunities, but to truly embrace the benefits the cloud offers, there needs to be a robust supporting platform in place,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle. “With this new set of platform services, Oracle is positioned even better than before to help our customers realize the true benefits of cloud computing. Oracle will continue to expand its portfolio of functionally rich, integrated, and secure platform services built on a core set of infrastructure services to truly empower the developer community to build modern applications of tomorrow.”Supporting Resources Sign up for Oracle Cloud Learn more about Oracle Cloud E-book: Your Oracle Database in the Cloud E-book: An Environment to Build, Deploy, and Manage Java Enterprise Applications Join the Oracle Cloud online communities: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs Oracle Cloud Solutions

Oracle provides the industry’s broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private, and managed cloud offerings to offer customers the choice of deployment model. Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of public cloud services across DaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Oracle also provides a rich portfolio of products and managed cloud services to deliver enterprise private clouds.

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Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:26
Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorldPersonalized, connected, and secure portfolio of cloud applications helps customers succeed in a digital worldORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle introduced Oracle Cloud Applications Release 9, including significant additions and updates to its full portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Oracle offers a modern cloud that is personalized, connected, and secure to deliver complete, best-of-breed functionality in the cloud that helps its customers succeed in a digital world. Oracle provides modern business practices for every function in the enterprise and a practical path to the cloud to help customers to achieve business goals.

News Facts At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco, Oracle unveiled Oracle Cloud Applications Release 9. The latest release of Oracle Cloud Applications provides a full portfolio of cloud offerings that are personalized, secure, and connected and provide a practical path to the cloud for Oracle customers. Personalized: Oracle Cloud Applications allow users to tailor applications to fit their business, empowering employees to configure their user experience, dashboards, reports, workflow, and data. Customers and partners can easily personalize their Oracle Cloud Applications using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (Oracle Cloud PaaS) to create new features and build their own modern cloud and mobile SaaS applications. Connected:o With Oracle Cloud Applications, companies can connect the entire business— data, processes, analytics, and people—and provide employees with a unified user experience.o In addition, customers can seamlessly integrate processes and data between cloud, on-premises, and third-party applications.• Secure:o Oracle is a proven cloud provider known for viability, reliability, and expertise. Its Oracle Cloud Applications help customers comply with local data residency requirements via 19 global data centers, industry clouds, world-class data security, common controls and processes, advanced security infrastructure, and isolated data tenancy.• Practical path to the cloud: To help customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program to Oracle ERP customers. This program enables Oracle’s on-premises customers to move current support to modern cloud applications and helps customers be successful through rapid startup services and packaged integrations. Oracle has also expanded Oracle partner programs related to Customer 2 Cloud to help partners successfully transition their business practices to the cloud.• Oracle Cloud provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of public cloud services across data as a service (DaaS), SaaS, platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).• Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.• Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organizations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honor their providers. More information on this prestigious award can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/innovationawards.Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud) is composed of Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud Release 9 includes a broad suite of applications that are tailored to meet the needs of customers in specific industries, including public sector and higher education. Significant mobile enhancements make it easier for Oracle ERP Cloud users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to. Key new features in Oracle ERP Cloud include: Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud, designed to help companies and organizations capture and qualify suppliers with accurate information. Encumbrance Accounting and Budgetary Control for Public Sector, which helps government agencies and municipalities to better plan and budget, control costs, and analyze actual and expected spending data. Oracle Grants Management Cloud, a new product designed to help effectively manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization.Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) Release 9 continues to provide users with the experience they have come to expect from consumer applications. It includes design enhancements developed with customer input to give even casual users a simple solution so they can get back to their day-to-day work more quickly and maximize their productivity. Oracle HCM Cloud supports integrations to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll, enabling existing customers to move to the cloud at their own pace. Also available in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new Work Life solutions, social applications designed to help reach and engage an organization’s entire workforce, especially Millennials. Users can now access the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud on their mobile devices via a single, unified experience in a browser or via the mobile application.Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud) is a complete set of best-in-class, integrated, cloud-enabled solutions that encompass the entire customer journey. Oracle has recently updated Oracle CX Cloud to help companies break down organizational barriers so they can connect engagements, build advocacy, and grow revenue. Extending its commitment to create streamlined data access for the enterprise and help sales teams drive efficiencies and sell more, Oracle today announced Oracle Data as a Service for Sales (Oracle DaaS for Sales), a component of the Oracle Data Cloud. In partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial data and business insights, Oracle DaaS for Sales enables organizations to create new business opportunities with the world’s largest source of trusted B2B company data including reference, social, and competitive profile information. To help simplify marketing across all channels and deliver truly customer-centric campaigns, Oracle also announced the integration of the Oracle Data Management Platform solution (formerly BlueKai Data Management Platform) with Oracle Cross-Channel Contact Center, to help marketers define, target, and retarget their ideal customers to build more-effective marketing programs. To help marketers improve collaboration, streamline processes, and better manage their digital assets, Oracle has integrated Oracle Marketing Cloud with Box, a cloud platform that helps businesses securely store, share and manage content. With Release 9, Oracle introduced enhanced social commerce capabilities in Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce. By enabling organizations to precisely target content to segmented audiences on Facebook, Oracle is extending its commitment to helping organizations enhance the customer experience and generate higher brand awareness and conversion rates. Oracle also announced new modules for Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud’s social relationship management (SRM) platform. The new modules enhance customer visibility and agility with real-time data, reporting, and response features that help organizations quickly prove the value of social programs. Major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud include new smartphone and tablet applications, prebuilt and drill-down reporting capabilities for analytics, new partner relationship management capabilities, and industry-specific solutions. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, organizations can rapidly innovate to meet customers’ changing needs by enabling sales professionals to plan, prospect, collaborate, and close deals more effectively and efficiently.Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud A consistent supply chain drives customer satisfaction and financial performance. Major updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud (Oracle SCM Cloud) help companies keep up with a fast-paced, digital world. Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud further extend Oracles’ commitment to providing innovation for today’s global supply chains, which help customers of any size quickly and easily support business growth and market expansion by allowing reduced transportation costs, increased operational efficiency, improved customer service, decreased supply chain lead times, and mitigated supply chain and trade compliance risk. Oracle also is expanding its portfolio of Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud solutions with Oracle Innovation Management Cloud and Oracle Product Development Cloud. These solutions will help organizations achieve a more cost-effective use of time, resources, and budget, while also supporting top-line growth by rapidly delivering higher-value products.Enhanced Analytics Capabilities in Oracle Analytics Cloud Benefit Full Line of Oracle Cloud Applications Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT. Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications. Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence embeds analytics in Oracle SaaS applications, providing reports and analysis in real time for Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud, and Oracle ERP Cloud. Completely integrated within Oracle Cloud Applications, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence automatically extends and adapts reporting when the underlying applications are configured. It automatically integrates with security roles of the source applications. Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.Supporting Quote “In today’s modern, digital world, businesses and organizations rely on technology to help them run their back-office operations, as well as customer-facing functions such as sales and marketing,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “To help them remain truly competitive, Oracle offers a complete portfolio of Oracle Cloud Applications that provides modern business practices for virtually every function in the enterprise. Oracle Cloud Applications Release 9 is personalized, connected, and secure, designed to help our customers achieve their most critical business goals.”Supporting Resources Oracle Applications Cloud Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 Readiness material Oracle OpenWorldOracle Cloud Solutions

Oracle provides the industry’s broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private, and managed cloud offerings to offer customers the choice of deployment model. Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of public cloud services across DaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Oracle also provides a rich portfolio of products and managed cloud services to deliver enterprise private clouds.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

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Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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