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Oracle Transforms the Cloud Infrastructure Market

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:10
Press Release Oracle Transforms the Cloud Infrastructure Market New Cloud services deliver unparalleled choice, performance and flexibility

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Oracle today introduced the broadest array of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings in the industry, which include bare metal cloud servers that are 11.5X faster and 20 percent cheaper than the fastest solution offered by the competition. The new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform enable customers to get the best of both multi-tenant and single-tenant environments and include Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, Oracle Container Cloud Service and enhancements to existing Oracle Cloud services.

While the business benefits of the public cloud are increasingly clear, organizations face a myriad of performance, security and management concerns that mean they can’t simply abandon all of their existing IT practices and move all workloads to a multi-tenant cloud world. The latest enhancements to Oracle’s IaaS portfolio help organizations address this challenge by providing the ability to harness the benefits of Cloud while retaining many of the benefits provided by a corporate data center.

Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services are a high-scale public cloud offering and include bare metal cloud servers in a fully virtualized network environment. The innovative new services deliver high performance database-as-service, network block storage, object storage and VPN connectivity. In addition, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services provide a secure, private and high-performance software defined Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) that allows customers to treat Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services as a secure and elastic extension of their on-premise network. Additionally, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services maximize network throughput by providing direct connectivity between compute and storage nodes.

The regional deployment of Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services consists of three completely fault-independent availability domains, enabling customers to build high availability, high durability applications in the Cloud. Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services seamlessly interoperates with existing Oracle Cloud Platform offerings, helping customers build mission critical applications that take full advantage of available services on the Oracle Cloud.

Built on the foundation of the most modern datacenter, network and server infrastructure, the Oracle Bare Metal Services are designed with a fundamentally differentiated approach to Cloud platform development that gives customers choice and flexibility on their journey to the Cloud. This included ultra-dense compute servers that provide the industry’s best performance for enterprise workloads as well as the highest IOPS and the highest bandwidth storage servers available anywhere in public cloud offerings. As a result, Oracle customers can achieve 10X the throughput and IOPS of the best offering on competing Clouds, at a lower price. In addition to high performance, by not having software run on the compute hosts, Oracle is able to reduce potential points of failure and deliver the best possible security available in Cloud.

Further extending the Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle also announced Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, the general availability of Oracle Container Cloud Service and several significant enhancements to existing Oracle IaaS offerings.  

Oracle Ravello Cloud Service is the first cloud service in the industry that enables organizations to take enterprise VMware and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) workloads and run them in the public cloud without any changes. With Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, customers can run VMware natively on public cloud without requiring VM conversion, application reconfiguration or networking changes. It is also the only service in the industry that allows enterprises to have full L2 and L3 networking flexibility in the public cloud.

Oracle Container Cloud Service provides organizations with a Docker-compatible way to deploy application stacks with a single click. Registry integration capabilities, enterprise-grade application orchestration, and application scheduling and service scaling capabilities make the Oracle Container Cloud Service a uniquely compelling option for cloud developers.

Oracle has also introduced Oracle FastConnect – Standard and Partner editions – to help customers reliably and securely connect their datacenter to the Cloud. With the addition of Oracle FastConnect, Oracle now offers some of the broadest connectivity and peering options available in the industry, including IPsec VPN for easy setup, MPLS to connect to existing enterprise networks and Fast Connect for quick peering.

Oracle Cloud Platform offerings now also support Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service in addition to unparalleled support for Oracle’s existing Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

“As more and more enterprises leverage the Cloud, they want a simple, seamless way to migrate their large and complex IT infrastructures to the Cloud, and to use the security and management controls that their IT teams already know,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development, Oracle. “The latest additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform enable organizations to seamlessly connect their existing resources to the Oracle Cloud using Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and select from a wide variety of compute services including bare metal, virtual machines and engineered systems as if it were a part of their own datacenter.”

“We strive to accelerate our customers’ ability to build Cloud applications with DataStax Enterprise (DSE) with the most optimized Cloud infrastructure platform,” said Matt Rollender, vice president of cloud, OEM and channels at DataStax. “Deploying DSE clusters in the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud was easy and delivered impressive performance and very low latency response times which is a requirement for many of our customers. We’re excited to deepen our partnership with Oracle Cloud to offer a distributed database solution for our customers to build globally responsive and intelligent Cloud applications that deliver real-time value at epic scale.”

“We are excited about the results we are seeing with Oracle’s Bare Metal Cloud, with regard to the architecture, performance and scalability,” said Patrick Sullivan, managing partner and Oracle global technology lead at Accenture. "This enhances our clients’ ability to accelerate their journey to the Cloud.”

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

Contact Info Alex Shapiro
Oracle
+1.650.607.1591
alex.shapiro@oracle.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Unveils Unmatched Cloud Platform Based on #1 Database and #1 Middleware to Accelerate Move of Enterprise IT to the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:08
Press Release Oracle Unveils Unmatched Cloud Platform Based on #1 Database and #1 Middleware to Accelerate Move of Enterprise IT to the Cloud New Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings make it easier to move, secure and optimize workloads, development and data in the cloud

Fully compatible from entry-level to the largest critical database workloads

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Oracle today announced a series of major innovations across the Oracle Cloud Platform that are designed to give organizations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the Cloud. At the heart of Oracle’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is Oracle’s new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) based on Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Oracle’s new database is being made available in the Cloud first, providing businesses of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and flexible Cloud environment.

For nearly 40 years, more than 300,000 customers have trusted Oracle database technology to run database applications. Today, Oracle is bringing that speed, scale and reliability to the Cloud with a new DBaaS offering. Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is fully compatible from entry-level to the largest database workloads and enables businesses to take advantage of on-premise-grade capabilities to run database development, small to mid-sized business and departmental applications, as well as enterprise applications in the Cloud.

Oracle today also unveiled new enhancements and Oracle Cloud Platform offerings including comprehensive tools for all application development models. This includes simplified migration and extension of enterprise workloads in the Cloud, tools for Cloud native, and low-code development. PaaS enhancements unveiled today also include nineteen new Cloud services including: Container Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, Big Data Cloud Services and Oracle Analytics Cloud Services.

Today’s announcements by Oracle come at a time when many organizations have found themselves wanting to leverage the cost and simplicity of the Cloud but have yet to make the move. Concerns about security, scale and complexity, uncertain migration paths, fragmented toolsets, and inconsistent user experiences have left many businesses sitting on the sidelines in search of a Cloud offering with the on-premise-grade capabilities enterprise IT requires. With today’s announcements, Oracle is delivering the end-to-end capabilities enterprises need to take full advantage of the Cloud.

“Oracle Cloud Platform enables developers, IT, and line of business leaders to easily leverage the Cloud for any workload,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. “Oracle Cloud Platform offers an integrated offering across IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, because that’s what the enterprise customer demands. Oracle makes it easy to run our open standards based Platform as a Service in the public cloud with high performance and availability.”

Next Generation Database-as-a-Service

Today’s release of Oracle’s world’s number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, coming first in the Cloud, marks a new era of magnitude and innovation for the enterprise. Building on its unique multi-tenant architecture and in-memory technology, Oracle’s flagship database is poised to exceed today’s requirements and future-proof enterprise against the exponential data sprawl of tomorrow with faster analytics workloads and unrivalled support for database magnitudes up to hundreds of terabytes.

Oracle Database will also help reinvent productivity for DevOps while bolstering security by enabling rapid setup and teardown of new databases as well as advanced configuration to combine the world-class performance of Oracle Exadata engineered systems with Oracle’s unique pluggable database technology. This next-generation standard of performance is now available as an entry-level solution for small to medium sized databases in production, development and testing—starting at just $175 per month with Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service.

For enterprises to build on top of the world’s number one database, Oracle today released a range of new PaaS services that make it easier to develop, move, manage and connect in the Cloud.

New Approaches for Cloud Application Developers

With Oracle PaaS, developers have more choice than ever to develop on-premise or in the Cloud, using a variety of languages and services. Oracle’s Application Container Cloud Service now includes support for PHP, along with Node.js and Java. Applications composed from multiple PaaS services can be created, scaled and managed as a single unit with the new Oracle Cloud Stack Manager. In addition, enterprises can migrate Java EE apps to the Cloud automatically using Oracle AppToCloud while adding capabilities like active standby and increasing cluster size as the application is moved to the Cloud. Anyone can author complete applications from a browser without coding skills, using the Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service low-code development platform to extend services with pre-populated Oracle Software-as-a-Service APIs or custom services from a common REST API catalog.

Oracle Developer Cloud Service also makes collaboration between developers easier by integrating with popular collaboration tools like Slack, Hipchat, Hashicorp's Packer and Terraform and including agile management features for managing sprints, tasks and backlogs.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service now provides actionable insights and engagement across multi-channels and micro locations to improve the customer experience. It also provides an intelligent and contextual Chatbots experience across multiple messaging channels like Facebook Messenger, Slack, Kik and others.

Proactive Cloud Security with Identity and Analytics

Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a new Cloud-native security and identity platform that quickly integrates with Cloud applications using open standards and allows user identities to be managed across Cloud and on-premise deployments.

Security is further enhanced with the new Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service in the new Oracle Management Cloud that uses machine learning to help identify threats and provide early warnings. Oracle Management Cloud is the first fully integrated tool to manage the lifecycle of enterprise applications. It uses machine learning to monitor and analyze end-to-end operational data across heterogeneous environments, detect anomalies and help ensure performance and compliance.

Simplifying Application and Data Integration across Multiple Clouds and On-Premise

Developers can use Oracle API Platform Cloud Service to create, secure and manage their APIs with zero code and pre-built analytics charts, while being able to run the API gateway within the Oracle Cloud, on-premise or on third party clouds. Zero-code orchestration for Cloud to on-premise integration is also now available with Oracle Integration Cloud Service which includes more than fifty pre-built adapters for apps including Ariba, Concur, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Slack, Twilio, Twitter and more.

Oracle’s Data Integration Cloud Service offers streaming replication and extract, transform and load capabilities for a variety of use cases including data migration and to support data warehouse style workloads that move data across PaaS, including Oracle Database as a service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, and even non-Oracle DBaaS. Oracle Data Integration Cloud includes a unified design environment for developing MapReduce transformations, transforming structured data and developing Hive-based transformations, all in a single utility. Oracle delivers an industry first in its ability to replicate data in near real-time or in batches from on-premise to the Cloud or from one Cloud to another.

Using Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, customers can deploy out-of-the-box IoT applications such as Asset Monitoring, Production Monitoring, Fleet Monitoring or Connected Worker. The IoT Cloud service delivers simplified connectivity through device virtualization, streaming and predictive analytics. This combines in-motion data collected from devices, at-rest contextual data residing in the ERP and CRM applications and pre-existing integrations with business applications like Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards and Oracle’s PeopleSoft.

Big Data and Analytics Unleashed in the Cloud

Oracle Big Data Cloud Services adds many new services and capabilities including support for Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, and NoSQL technology. Oracle Big Data Cloud Service Compute Edition is a fully managed, elastic service, providing a platform for big data management and analytics. Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service is a fully managed, elastic service that supports the loading, processing and analysis of streaming data and the development and deployment of streaming applications. Oracle DataFlow ML Cloud Service supports streaming and batch data movement and transformations, with machine learning recommendations for mapping, profiling, and enriching big data. Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service delivers predictable high performance for the most demanding NoSQL applications. Finally, Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service offers one fast SQL query on all big data stored in Hadoop, multiple NoSQL databases and Oracle Database.

Oracle Analytics Cloud lets enterprise empower anyone to ask any question of any data using any device, in the Cloud, on-premise, or both. This includes Oracle Essbase Cloud Service, a new Cloud solution that enables enterprises to transform unreliable spreadsheet-based processes into streamlined collaborative models in minutes. Adding to rich visualization and self-service discovery capabilities, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service now interprets data to automatically create smart insights and make business more productive. It includes smart data connectors to more than 40 sources, self-service data preparation and packaged analytic applications for sales, marketing, human resources and finance.

Contact Info Alex Shapiro
Oracle
+1.650.607.1591
alex.shapiro@oracle.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

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

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Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:06
Press Release Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications Oracle adds to its industry leading Cloud portfolio with new SaaS Cloud services and enhancements

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Building on its position as the industry’s leading Cloud Applications provider, Oracle today unveiled its strategy for next generation Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud offerings that blend third-party data with real-time analytics and behavioral inputs to create Cloud Applications that adapt and learn. The result: intelligent Cloud Applications that automatically offer individualized recommended actions and streamline the tasks of business users such as human resource or finance professionals. 

Called Adaptive Intelligent Applications, these next generation Cloud offerings are based on the insights contained within Oracle’s Data Cloud, which is a collection of more than 5+ billion consumer and business profiles, with over 45,000 attributes. When activated, these new Adaptive Intelligent Applications use Oracle’s web-scale data and apply advanced data science to learn and ingest data about an organization’s users and their behaviors to deliver targeted information to customers and employees. The insights from these deep analytics build a knowledge base that helps improve business results across organizations.

R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and CEO at Constellation Research said: “Machine learning applications and analytics provide huge opportunities for customers to monetize their existing businesses and accelerate digital business. Success requires a large corpus of data, strong expertise in data science, massive compute power, industry and domain expertise, and breadth of application solutions. More importantly, machine learning techniques are here today and the ability to adapt on demand is what separates the hype from the reality.”

“A company’s data is its most valuable weapon. To remain competitive today, companies must access their information in real time to intelligently forecast and grow,” said Steve Miranda, Oracle’s executive vice president of applications development. “Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications leverage anonymized information from our extensive Data Cloud to optimize existing Cloud Application functionality. When this is combined with a company’s own data, we are able to provide unparalleled customized insights to help enhance business performance.

Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications have direct benefits for functional business units, providing them with actionable business and customer insights to make more informed decisions:

  • Finance professionals can nimbly negotiate best supplier terms, while optimizing cash flow needs and balancing costs—especially during critical financial events such as the end of a quarter or for a high volume of payables.
  • Human Resources recruiters can automatically identify best-fit candidates in the shortest time and HR managers can create job descriptions that will help candidates more efficiently find the best and most well-suited positions.
  • Marketing and Commerce managers can drive higher conversion rates, lift, repeat purchases, and ultimately, revenue, with smart, contextual offers and recommended actions for individual consumers.
  • Supply Chain managers can automatically find the best options to distribute goods around the world, while optimizing costs and price for both the buyers and the transporters to provide the best value freight and transportation options for enterprise shippers.

“Within the foreseeable future, every enterprise application will be a smart application that intuitively learns from interactions with an enterprise’s data. Oracle’s new Adaptive Intelligent solutions take this value proposition a step further. They are set apart from others by allowing the intelligent applications to learn from billions of anonymized consumer and business profiles available from Oracle.” said Dave Schubmehl, research director of cognitive systems and content analytics for IDC. 

Building on its industry-leading suite of Cloud Applications, Oracle further expanded its SaaS portfolio with additional new Cloud Applications and enhancements that span sales, marketing, finance, human resources, and other areas of business. Some of the new offerings include: 

  • Oracle Engagement Cloud, part of Oracle’s Customer Experience Cloud portfolio, is a new offering, which combines Oracle’s sales and service capabilities in one, providing a unique combination of sales automation, service request management, knowledge management, and customer self-service. Oracle Engagement Cloud enables organizations’ employees to deliver both sales and customer services from a single screen, powering a one-stop customer experience. Oracle Engagement Cloud helps improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, while increasing up-sell opportunities, particularly for organizations providing high-touch and high value customer engagements, such as wealth managers, enterprise sales reps, or managers who need access to service request in industries such as financial services, high tech and industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, and communications.
  • Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close (FCCS) Cloud, part of Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Cloud portfolio, enables Chief Financial Officers at organizations of all sizes to minimize risk, provide transparency, and ensure accurate results of the close. Able to rapidly deploy in weeks, Oracle FCCS provides CFOs the operational agility they need to effectively communicate their financial results to internal and external stakeholders, to quickly consolidate the operating results of an acquired business to help ensure compliance, and to scale globally without a need to re-implement core financial processes or systems.
  • Oracle Revenue Management Cloud, part of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, increases visibility into the status and value of contracts, delivers compliant revenue recognition, and creates configurable and auditable revenue entries. The solution allows companies to adhere to the ASC 606/IFRS 15 core principles, accelerating the transition to the new accounting standards. Oracle ERP Cloud’s new enhancements deliver new support to Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and their organizations with revenue recognition standards and multi-period accounting capabilities. Driving efficiencies and controls, Oracle ERP Cloud also enables organizations to scale globally with multi-language, multi-GAAP, multi-currency, and localization extensions that can transform finance organizations. As the most complete, modern, and proven ERP Cloud solution, Oracle ERP Cloud’s rapidly expanding customer base includes strong momentum in the public sector and with state and local governments.
  • Oracle Student Cloud’s new Oracle CX for Higher Education uses Oracle’s intuitive mobile technology to help recruiters boost their pipeline by targeting and qualifying best-fit prospects via social, email, and SMS CRM capabilities. Oracle Student Recruiting Cloud’s embedded analytics also help improve forecasting and monitor and optimize recruiters’ performance in their territories. Student Management Cloud is Oracle’s first application of student information systems (SIS) in the Cloud. It provides a student management roadmap and the foundation for nontraditional university functionality in a comprehensive, next-generation SIS that supports changing academic models by managing flexible academic structures, personalized learning, just-in-time intelligence, and BYOD access.
  • Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud’s latest release provides healthcare solutions to manage complex labor rules and contractual terms that enable customers to define eligibility rules for core Human Resources and criteria for benefits, absence, time, and labor and payroll. Oracle also helps provide an added layer of auditing, which can be easily managed in the Cloud. Additional global and industry extensions for higher education, retail, manufacturing, public sector, and professional services, also make it easier for multinational organizations to deploy and configure the solutions with expanded localizations for 99 countries.
  • Oracle Internet of Things Cloud collects data and conducts analysis in real time. Line of business users, such as Manufacturing Plant Managers, can monitor real-time quality control, get early insights into predictive maintenance needs, improve worker and equipment safety, and optimize yield through Oracle’s IoT Cloud Applications.
  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud updates enable increased flexibility, reduced costs, and improved performance and visibility across the business. This comprehensive foundation allows forward-thinking organizations to optimize their global supply chains from ideation to design, to order capture, to manufacturing and planning, to shipping and logistics. Leverages the additional insights available through capabilities such as the Internet of Things and Oracle Data Cloud, Oracle offers the Intelligent Supply Chain.
Contact Info Joann Wardrip
Oracle
+1.415.867.6018
joann.wardrip@oracle.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

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

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Oracle Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Offering for Analytics in the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:04
Press Release Oracle Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Offering for Analytics in the Cloud Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive set of capabilities spanning packaged content, expert models, and data services as well as platform, applications and infrastructure

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Oracle today announced a number of innovations in analytics that give organizations a unified and complete suite of Cloud services to unlock value from their data. The new Oracle Cloud services enable businesses to fundamentally transform the way they generate insights from people, algorithms, processes and machines and deliver them to their users with intuitive visualizations, creative narratives and predictive outcomes using expert models and adaptive learning.

The industry's only end-to-end solution for business analytics, Oracle Analytics Cloud includes a high performance analytic processing infrastructure at scale; a broad suite of tools for data preparation, discovery, visualization and collaboration; a pre-packaged suite of domain-specific machine learning models; packaged best-practice analytic key performance indicators (KPIs) to run your business; and large scale, curated public data sets all designed for analytics.

“Public Cloud deployments of business analytics software are still in relatively early stages of adoption. However, the market for Cloud deployments are expected to grow at a rate 5x greater than on-premises and other deployment methods. Oracle Analytics Cloud embraces the emerging hybrid data management and analytics architecture, delivers self-service data access and analysis, and will embed cognitive/AI functionality. These capabilities make the company well positioned to take advantage of this market opportunity.” Dan Vesset, group vice president, Analytics and Information Management at IDC.  

Oracle is the only company that unifies all these components of a modern analytics foundation including:

High Performance Infrastructure for Analytics at Scale

Oracle provides a complete set of very high-performance, elastically scalable infrastructure services designed for analytics processing on data of various types, shapes, and speeds:

  • Infrastructure: hyper-efficient compute, block and object storage infrastructure in the Cloud provides the best performance and scalability for analytic processing.
  • Elastic Analytics Platform: elastic Hadoop, Spark, and data streaming using Kafka allows customers to create elastic clusters to process data with MapReduce and Spark.
  • Flexible Data Storage: includes high-performance Object Storage, HDFS, Oracle Database and key-value/NoSQL engines.
  • Smart Options for Data Ingestion: includes streaming for high speed real-time and event data, and high-volume data replication across varied sources.
Powerful Capabilities for Data Preparation, Discovery, Visualization, and Collaboration

Built on the high-performance analytics infrastructure, Oracle provides a complete suite of tools to enable anyone in the company to derive insights and share them: 

  • Data preparation to ingest, profile and cleanse data using a variety of algorithms.
  • Data flow allows data stewards to prepare, transform and aggregate data and then run machine-learning models at scale.
  • Data discovery makes it easy for subject matter experts to collaborate with data science teams, blending intelligent analysis at scale, machine learning, and statistical modeling.
  • Data visualization empowers anyone to visualize any data and glean insight on any device, on premises and in the cloud.
  • Data collaboration offers everyone proactive conversational content and drives ongoing interaction around smart insights.
  • Data-driven interfaces enable application developers to extend, customize and embed rich analytic experiences in their application flow.
Packaged Analytics and Machine Learning Models

Extending intelligence across the enterprise requires knowing the right metrics to measure and getting the guidance to understand those metrics in every aspect of the business. Unlike other vendors who provide platforms without data or expertise, or only offer artificial intelligence as the solution, Oracle delivers data, intelligence and expertise together. This includes hundreds of person years of analytical expertise tailored to multiple industries and business functions, embedded in core applications and extensible via a cloud-based analytics platform:

  • 8,000+ best practice KPIs for roles across a variety of functions including sales, marketing, service, finance, human resources and supply chain.
  • Optimized solutions with pre-built analytics for the largest portfolio of industry specific solutions including Communications, Construction and Engineering, Education, Financial Services, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail and Utilities.
  • Smart Applications that adapt based on packaged machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to provide intelligent predictions and recommendations.
  • Domain-specific applications for industries such as asset monitoring, production monitoring of manufacturing and supply chain systems, fleet management and connected workers.
  • A collaborative Oracle Cloud community for users to share analytics and expertise by exchanging data models, machine learning solutions, and algorithms.
Packaged Curated Data Sets to drive Analytics

To drive more effective marketing, selling, e-commerce and customer service, Oracle also offers packaged and highly curated data sets to drive more effective business processes and more targeted analytics.

  • Oracle Data Cloud: the world’s largest data marketplace intelligently aggregates and normalizes data across more than 5 billion global consumer profiles, with over 45,000 different dimensions from 1,500 providers. This unique data marketplace gives enterprises deep insight into their customers and prospects and can be activated through a suite of adaptive intelligent applications powered by deep learning models that operate at web-scale to learn about users and their behaviors.

“Competition in the cloud is changing,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle. “Inexpensive computing and storage are important, but the real game changer is creating business value through better insight. Only Oracle ties all the data, technologies, and expertise together to deliver that value for our customers. It’s that simple.”

Contact Info Simon Jones
Oracle PR
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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ClubCorp, eHarmony and Lyft Tap Oracle Cloud to Help Accelerate Innovation and Lower Costs

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:02
Press Release ClubCorp, eHarmony and Lyft Tap Oracle Cloud to Help Accelerate Innovation and Lower Costs Top global and innovative digital brands choose Oracle to run their businesses

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

From the world's largest companies to industry disrupters and leading consultancies, Oracle Cloud is redefining the future of enterprise software and helping to transform businesses around the world. Boingo Wireless, SUPERVALU, and Telefonica UK, are just a few of the many organizations who have selected Oracle to help them take advantage of the Cloud to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage. Oracle Cloud is experiencing exceptional growth and now has more than 20,000 customers.

This week at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, featured customer speakers ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson and HSBC Global Services CFO Joanna Fielding will share their stories on stage with Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. Additionally, as part of more than 2,500 innovative sessions, customer and partner speakers from top global brands and emerging companies will talk about how they are using Oracle Cloud to help drive success, including Airbnb, American Airlines, American Express, Arby’s, Coach, The Clorox Company, Comcast, DocuSign, eHarmony, Facebook, FedEx, Gap, Goldman Sachs, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, IDEA Cellular, JCPenney, Lyft, McGraw-Hill Education, MoneyGram, Orange, Pandora Media, NBCUniversal, Nintendo of America, SGS, Skanska, Sur La Table, T-Mobile, Tippett Studio, Twitter, United Airlines, Vodafone, Volkswagen AG and Wells Fargo.

“Our customers see significant advantage in a comprehensive, integrated suite of Cloud capabilities across all layers of the Cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle. “But where we really differentiate is by integrating the layers in unprecedented ways. There is tremendous power in that integration as it provides customers with unparalleled choice, flexibility and security.”

ClubCorp Selects Oracle Cloud

With a portfolio of more than 200 golf and country clubs and business, sports and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, ClubCorp is the largest owner and operator of private golf, country clubs and business clubs in the US. The clubs in its network serve more than 430,000 members and 20,000 employees.

ClubCorp is modernizing its IT environment and migrating to the Oracle Cloud to run a mix of Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Additionally, newly acquired clubs and members will be on-boarded more quickly and seamlessly to optimize profit.

“We anticipate that moving our entire IT environment to the Oracle Cloud will have an incredible impact on our business model in many ways, including our ability to serve our clubs and their members,” said Patrick Benson, CIO, ClubCorp.

Oracle Cloud enables organizations to move their enterprise workloads to the Cloud while providing their customers with a portfolio of highly innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, social, mobile and IoT.

For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
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nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Accenture and Oracle Expand the Accenture Oracle Business Group to Include Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offerings

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:01
Press Release Accenture and Oracle Expand the Accenture Oracle Business Group to Include Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offerings Accenture becomes the first cloud managed service provider across Oracle’s public cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) have announced that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will now be available through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, adding to the already-existing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities. The expansion of capabilities further positions Accenture as Oracle’s largest global systems integrator (GSI) and a leader in Oracle Public Cloud.

The Accenture Oracle Business Group was launched in April 2015 to deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Public Cloud that help clients with their digital transformation goals, realize the benefits of the Cloud faster and help reduce risk. Following an initial focus on the public, financial and hospitality services sectors, the combined business group has grown to support federal, insurance, health, higher education, oil and gas, and utilities industries. The extension to IaaS now means that the robust set of industry solutions will be available across a comprehensive Cloud suite of offerings, including both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads.

“Oracle is expanding their Cloud capabilities at an impressive pace, and we are pleased to now provide joint clients with a complete suite of offerings and industry solutions through the Accenture Oracle Business Group,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer. “The addition of new IaaS offerings reflects our ongoing commitment to help clients achieve value through Oracle’s Cloud solutions and solidifies Accenture’s position as the first managed services provider for Oracle’s Cloud portfolio.”

“The growth of the Accenture Oracle Business Group showcases the continued strength of our more than two decade relationship with Accenture,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle. “Oracle is excited to announce Accenture as the first partner in our new Cloud Managed Service Provider Program. We look forward to Accenture’s ongoing role as a leading service provider for migration, implementation and managed services within Oracle’s Public Cloud to help mutual clients on their journey to the Cloud.”

With the addition of IaaS to the Accenture Oracle Business Group, Accenture has launched the following offerings:

  • Accenture migration services factory for Oracle IaaS
  • Accenture database performance lab for Oracle IaaS
  • Accenture managed services for Oracle Public Cloud (across SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)

Accenture will also migrate several of its Oracle offerings to Oracle IaaS and delivering them through the Accenture Oracle Business Group. The offerings will be supported on Oracle IaaS and include Accenture Enterprise Services for Government, Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle and Accenture Life Sciences Cloud.

Accenture has been widely recognized by analyst firms as a leading Oracle implementation and managed services GSI. With this extension to IaaS, Accenture has achieved the prominent position of a leading Oracle services provider across Oracle’s Cloud portfolio—spanning SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS (including Oracle Cloud Machine).

The Accenture Oracle Business Group has been especially successful in its inaugural year with more than 70 clients added. The growth of the combined business group strongly positions the deep technology expertise of Accenture and Oracle’s expansive set of Cloud solutions to help these pioneering leaders effectively move to the Cloud.

Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Diamond and Global Cloud Elite-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, please visit www.accenture/oracle.

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Partners Accelerate Innovation and Customer Success in the Cloud with Oracle

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Partners Accelerate Innovation and Customer Success in the Cloud with Oracle New Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program pairs partner services with Oracle’s leading cloud platform to drive datacenter transformation for customers in the cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Companies are increasingly looking to the Cloud to stay competitive and drive datacenter transformation. However, many lack the internal skillsets and resources needed to manage complex Cloud migrations and ongoing maintenance, or have the need to shift those resources to areas of strategic innovation. Enabling customers to speed up success in the Cloud with support from the right partner and platform, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today announced the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program.

Available to partners with the skills and infrastructure to build, deploy, run and manage both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads, the program enables OPN members to offer a complete managed service solution for workloads running on Oracle Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.

The partner will be able to buy Oracle Cloud Platform based on the unique needs of the customer, package their MSP services, and sell the integrated solution through a streamlined business model. Partners reap the benefits of building their services on a world-class Cloud infrastructure and customers get the complete solution they need to optimize their Cloud initiatives—helping reduce risk, cost and complexity.

Early partners participating in the program include Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Dimension Data, Fujitsu, Hitachi Consulting, Infosys Limited, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra Limited, and Wipro Limited.

“Cloud represents a huge opportunity for our partner community and Oracle will continue to innovate new programs and offerings that help them grow and thrive in the Cloud,” said Sanjay Sinha, vice president, Platform Products, Oracle. “The new MSP program is a win-win for our customers and partners, as it enables us to work in tandem to provide the solutions and services needed to accelerate time to value and success in the Cloud.”

Sample services provided by Oracle Cloud MSP partners can include: cloud advisory, service migration, DevOps, provisioning and orchestration, monitoring, incidence and change management, and Cloud optimization, among many others.

“Cloud represents the new tech battle ground as companies of all sizes look to modernize their infrastructure to stay competitive,” said Steve White, program vice president, Channels and Alliances, IDC. “The new Cloud MSP program from Oracle offers partners and customers an avenue to pair leading services with Oracle’s Cloud platform to help orchestrate this evolution to the Cloud in an efficient model.”

Helping Partners Grow their Business in the Cloud

Demonstrating the strong market demand for Cloud MSP support, a recent report from 451 Research found that Managed Services at Cloud Service Providers are expected to grow from $17B in 2014 to $43B in 2018.

To participate in the program, partners must meet a specific set of criteria. This includes meeting the conditions of an Oracle Cloud MSP Partner Validation Checklist, which will be audited by a third party, as well demonstrate a minimum level of competency in Oracle IaaS and PaaS products. 

Oracle Cloud MSP partners will receive sales and go-to-market support, and can promote their offering with specific Oracle Managed Service Provider branding. OPN also today unveiled the Oracle Cloud MSP Knowledge Zone providing partners with key enablement resources and support throughout their engagement in the program.  

Partners interested in becoming an Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider can also learn more at: http://bit.ly/2cLgNFt

Contact Info Candice van der Laan
Oracle
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candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers an intuitive user interface to browse and search for available applications and services, as well as user ratings and reviews to help customers determine the best business solutions for their organization. With its new automated application installation features, customers can easily deploy provider business applications from a centralized cloud interface.

About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Hear What Partners Are Saying About the New Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program and Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Hear What Partners Are Saying About the New Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program and Oracle Cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

“Accenture is excited to be the first partner in Oracle’s new Cloud Managed Service Provider Program,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer. “As a leading global systems integrator, Accenture looks forward to building on our 25-year long relationship to help joint clients move to the Cloud quickly, easily and with less risk.”

“Our Oracle experts have deep experience and expertise in helping clients plan, adopt and implement Oracle Cloud initiatives as the foundation of a digital transformation,” said John Cooper, vice president and Oracle Solution Practice Leader, Cognizant. “As a member of the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program, we are focused on expanding our long relationship and extensive work with Oracle as we develop innovative Cloud solutions, platforms and services that can help our clients accelerate their move to a more nimble, competitive enterprise infrastructure designed for the digital era.”

“The Oracle MSP program provides Dimension Data an avenue to expand our global services and offer enterprise wide Cloud solutions to our clients on any workload,” said Scott Gibson, group executive, Digital Practice, Dimension Data. “This speaks to the heart of Dimension Data where connecting our clients has been core to our business for 30 years. The Oracle MSP program enhances our reach and enables our team to operate at a new level, regardless of location. This MSP program solidifies the Oracle relationship with Dimension Data, an ever increasing strategic focus.”

“Oracle and Fujitsu have a 30+ year business relationship helping customers solve business challenges through technology solutions. Both companies are committed to driving Digital Transformation and offer a clear path to the Cloud,” illustrates Ananth Kondalraj, vice president Oracle Practice at Fujitsu America, Inc. “Leveraging the Fujitsu Digital Business Platform, MetaArc and Software Cloud Services Management, with Oracle’s Cloud infrastructure—in one streamlined package—offers customers the strong foundation needed to migrate and manage critical workloads in the Cloud, with less cost and complexity, allowing for more flexibility in technology deployments.”

“Infosys is proud to be collaborating with Oracle, to offer our clients Oracle Managed Cloud Services. Infosys differentiated tools and solutions working together with Oracle Infrastructure as a Service can empower our clients to leverage their existing IT investments while accelerating their journey to the cloud,” said Narsimha Rao, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Infosys. â€śThis can help customers create compelling business value and reduce complexity at the same time. Infosys is a leader in cloud consulting and implementation services and we are delighted to bring this expertise to our clients with Oracle.”

“As clients across the world are looking at migrating to the Cloud environment, Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering is uniquely positioned to help them in this journey by being part of the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program,” said Pritam Parvatkar, senior vice president and global head, Strategic Alliances of Tech Mahindra Ltd. “We are looking at building a deeper relationship with Oracle by leveraging Oracle’s leading cloud infrastructure for clients across the world.”

“We are excited to be part of Oracle Cloud Managed Services Partner program (MSP) to help enterprises build a scalable hybrid IT model leveraging Wipro’s BoundaryLess Data Center (BLDC) platform to accelerate their digital journey,” said Kiran Desai, senior vice president and business head, Global Infrastructure Services (GIS), Wipro Limited. “The BLDC platform provides end to end life cycle services across Oracle IaaS and PaaS to help customers enhance speed of execution and improve business performance.”

Contact Info Candice van der Laan
Oracle
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candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers an intuitive user interface to browse and search for available applications and services, as well as user ratings and reviews to help customers determine the best business solutions for their organization. With its new automated application installation features, customers can easily deploy provider business applications from a centralized cloud interface.

About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Inflectra to Sponsor Florida Open Agile 2016

Inflectra News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to sponsor the Open Agile Florida 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida along with our partners OAT Solutions. We shall be at the OAT Solutions booth at the conference and hope to see you there.

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Oracle Kicks off Oracle OpenWorld 2016 by Showcasing Industry-First Cloud Innovations

Oracle Database News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 20:00
Press Release Oracle Kicks off Oracle OpenWorld 2016 by Showcasing Industry-First Cloud Innovations

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 18, 2016

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison showcased innovations across the world’s most complete, open and integrated Cloud computing platform in his opening keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Ellison introduced Oracle Database 12c Release 2, as well as more than 20 new Oracle Cloud Platform and Application services that extend choice and access for customers and partners globally. Industry-first innovations highlighted include a new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) that is orders of magnitudes faster and more scalable than other Cloud database services and new Adaptive Intelligence Applications that use machine learning to power the next generation of Cloud applications.

The release of Oracle’s world’s number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, coming first in the Cloud, marks a new era of magnitude and innovation for the enterprise. Building on its unique multi-tenant architecture and in-memory technology, Oracle’s flagship database is able to drive robust enterprise workloads faster than the nearest competitor.

Additional innovations unveiled across the Oracle Cloud include:

  • New public sector and revenue management Cloud services as part of Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Modern employee engagement capabilities as part of Oracle HCM Cloud
  • Expanded packaged industry solutions, new blended agent capabilities for sales and service professionals and expanded B2B commerce functionality within Oracle CX Cloud
  • New financial consolidation and close and profitability and cost management capabilities within Oracle EPM Cloud
  • Exadata Express Cloud Service
  • Container Cloud service to support Cloud developers and make managing containers easy on the public Cloud
  • API Cloud service to help developers create, secure, manage and analyze APIs
  • Enhanced mobile Cloud services that include support for chatbots
  • Low-code development platform that enables business users and developers quickly and easily to extend services and build new applications
  • Integration Cloud service to support integration of Cloud and on-premises applications
  • New analytics Cloud suite to connect data sources and instantly visualize any data on any device
  • Big data discovery Cloud service to visualize and discover hidden value in all data
  • Internet of Things applications for asset management, production insights, connected worker and fleet management
  • Management Cloud services that use machine learning to identify threats and provide early warnings

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “Amazon’s lead is over. Amazon is going to have serious competition going forward. And we’re very proud of our second generation of Infrastructure as a Service. We’re going to be focusing on it and aggressively featuring it not only during Oracle OpenWorld but for the remainder of this fiscal year and next fiscal year and the year after that.”
  • “We have more SaaS applications by a huge margin than any other cloud services provider. We have HCM suite, CRM Suite, Customer Experience Suite plus lots and lots of industry suites as well. And we’re constantly, constantly adding to our footprint.”
  • “There are two big databases that keep track of consumers, if you will, and have a lot of information about consumers. One is very famous. It’s called Facebook. The other one is less well known. It’s Oracle’s Data Cloud. We actually have more consumers in our data cloud than they have in theirs.”
  • “You will see as we develop features for the cloud, we’ll also start delivering our software in the cloud first. Clearly it’s going to go on-premises, but the first deployment of our database and a lot of our software now is going to go to the cloud first.”
  • “We have toolsets for developers who want to extend and migrate their existing enterprise applications to the cloud. We have toolsets for cloud-centric developers who are developing all new applications that will only be in the cloud. And we have toolsets for business users, where they can easily, without writing code, easily create extensions to our SaaS applications and even build something.”
  • “Our new second-generation datacenters offer twice as many cores as Amazon, twice as much memory as Amazon, four times as much storage as Amazon, and more than 10 times the I/O capacity of Amazon. But you have to be willing to pay less. If you’re not willing to pay less, you can’t place the order.”
  • “Oracle competes at all three levels of the cloud, all three tiers of the cloud.”
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APMP Webinar: Assessing Probability, Risk and Cost in Responses to U.S. Federal RFPs

VisibleThread - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 17:08
APMP Webinar: Assessing Probability, Risk and Cost in Responses to U.S. Federal RFPs

 

APMPWednesday September 21st 2016 at 1pm VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern and Phil Nesbitt, Director of Proposal Development for Artel LLC will present this APMP Webinar about assessing probability, risk and cost in responses to US Federal RFPS. How well a RFP is written impacts your ability to respond and compete for assignment. “Garbage in, garbage out” – as the saying goes, contents of RFP documents can vary wildly and so can their quality. In this session, presenters discuss Federal RFP structures, best practices for review and response and the findings of a qualitative survey of Federal procurement documents.

Top Takeaways
  • Learn about the factors that impact Federal procurement document assembly and quality.
  • Understand the business case for RFPs with greater clarity
  • Better understanding of solicitation language
  • Better understanding of response language
  • Why less is often more
  • Identify common bid-killers and where to look for them

 

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Marketing Automation Specialist

Intland Blog - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 14:28
Intland Software is a fast-growing B2B software (Application Lifecycle Management) solution provider. Our product codeBeamer ALM is a platform that helps our clients in the Automotive, Healthcare and Avionics industries develop better software faster. While the company is based in
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Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Delivers the Ultimate Cloud Experience

Oracle Database News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Delivers the Ultimate Cloud Experience Conference marks 20th year with a positive economic impact totaling $3.2 billion for the City of San Francisco

ORACLE OPENWORLD, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 16, 2016

This weekend, Oracle welcomes thousands of customers, hundreds of partners, and millions of online attendees from more than 141 countries to Oracle OpenWorld 2016. This year’s ultimate cloud experience, which runs through September 22, brings together top technologists, world leaders, and innovators to share ideas about the future of technology and its impact on the way we live and work. A dynamic line-up of visionaries headline the event, spanning today’s brightest thinkers like best-selling author and educator Adam Grant; renowned economists including Moody’s Mark Zandi; and key political strategists Stephanie Cutter and Mike Murphy. At Oracle’s Customer Appreciation event, record-breaking performance artists Gwen Stefani and Sting take the stage at AT&T Park for an exclusive concert. Top-charting band American Authors kick off Oracle OpenWorld in a special performance at Oracle Cloud Plaza on Howard Street.

On Sunday night, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison opens main stage conversations in a keynote about how Oracle innovations are transforming enterprise cloud computing and outlines his vision for the future of IT. Throughout the week, Ellison, Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd and Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian, will discuss today’s most critical topics, alongside some of the most powerful names in the world of technology and business.

“Oracle OpenWorld 2016 focuses on the success of our customers,” said Judy Sim, Oracle’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our approach is always to put our attendees first, and in doing so, we ensure that every aspect of the conference sparks learning, fosters networking, promotes innovation, and unites our customers and partners.”

To Learn and Explore:
  • Sessions: choose from 2,240 sessions presented by 2,054 customer and partner speakers, 400 Oracle demos, as well as hundreds of partner and customer exhibitions.
  • Oracle Keynotes:
    • Sunday, 5:00 p.m. – Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison leads with the future of Oracle Cloud.
    • Monday, 9:15 a.m. – Oracle CEO Mark Hurd shares his perspective on the future of technology and the world ahead, and speaks with leaders from top Oracle customers including Joanna Fielding, Chief Financial Officer, HSBC Technology and Services and Patrick Benson, Chief Information Officer, ClubCorp.
    • Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian showcases new innovations across Oracle infrastructure, platform, applications and data.
    • Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. – Larry Ellison returns to the mainstage to discuss the future of cloud database and infrastructure.
    • Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. – John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems, leads an engaging session on database platforms of the future, featuring Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President, Oracle Systems Technology, and Oracle Executive Vice President David Donatelli.
  • Oracle Partner Keynotes:
    • Sunday, 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Diane Bryant, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, shares the technology innovations that Intel, Oracle, and Oracle partners are creating to deliver the next wave of enterprise opportunity.
    • Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Bhanu Murthy B.M., President and Chief Operating Officer, Wipro, outlines how cloud-powered enterprises are creating value and gaining competitive advantage in the new digital economy.
    • Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys, offers his thoughts on how business leaders can leverage artificial intelligence to drive agility and deliver new kinds of value for their companies and stakeholders.
  • Oracle Leader’s Circle: Learn from today’s top educators, economists, political scientists and industry thought leaders at this empowering two-day executive program hosted by Oracle CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.
  • Inclusive Leadership Summit: Hear from executives and thought leaders on the cutting edge, including social justice pioneer Billie Jean King, as they connect and share personal perspectives on how inclusive leadership advances employee engagement and increases innovation.
  • Collective Learning Pilot: Experience interactive sessions redesigned by Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero, which uses discussion, personal reflection and information sharing to solve attendees’ business challenges as a community.
  • Oracle Education Foundation’s Design Realization Garage: Get creative in hands-on, student-led innovation sessions and watch Design Tech High School (d.tech) students demo their technology prototypes created in Oracle Education Foundation workshops.
To Support the Community and Environment:
  • Sustainability and Giving: Uncover a fresh take on food and beverage while enjoying local, organic, healthy food options. Eighty percent of the food at Oracle OpenWorld is sustainably sourced and prepared within 100 miles of Howard Street. Throughout the week of the event, Oracle will donate 7,275 meals to charities in San Francisco.
  • Plant a Billion Trees: Learn how The Nature Conservancy and Oracle save forests through donations to plant trees in the United States, Brazil and China that will sequester 290K metric tons of carbon. Oracle will donate $1 million over the next four years.
  • JavaOne4Kids: Take part in a one-of-a-kind children’s workshop to inspire the next generation of coders and developers, hosted by Oracle Academy.
  • Education: Participate in one of the many education-themed attractions and activities happening at the event. Learn more about Oracle’s $4 billion annual commitment to education and its positive impact on more than 3 million students in 110 countries annually through Oracle Academy, Oracle Giving, and Oracle Education Foundation.
To Connect and Play:
  • ORACLE TEAM USA: Meet the America’s Cup champion sailors at Oracle Cloud Plaza on Howard Street and learn how Oracle technology is helping the team defend its title for a second time at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.
  • The CafĂ© on Howard: Reserve seats for meetings, relaxation, networking and reflection.
  • Concerts: See best-selling recording artists, Gwen Stefani and Sting, and celebrate with Oracle customers and partners at the Oracle Appreciation Event in AT&T Park. Also, watch American Authors kick off Oracle OpenWorld in a special performance at the welcome reception on Howard Street.

Following Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Cloud Days will launch a three-month, 60-city tour showcasing the power of data-driven innovation and digital transformation.

    • Download Oracle OpenWorld (Android | Apple) and JavaOne (Android | Apple) mobile applications
    • Live Stream keynotes live from Oracle OpenWorld
    • Like Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook
    • Follow @OracleOpenWorld on Twitter for the latest #oow16
Contact Info Julie Sugishita
Oracle Corporate Communications
1.650.506.0076
julie.sugishita@oracle.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18–September 22 at 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.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Q1 FY17 GAAP SAAS AND PAAS REVENUES WERE UP 77%, AND UP 79% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY

Oracle Database News - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 21:05
Press Release Q1 FY17 GAAP SAAS AND PAAS REVENUES WERE UP 77%, AND UP 79% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY Q1 FY17 Non-GAAP SaaS and PaaS Revenues grew 82% in Constant Currency

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 15, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q1 results. Total Revenues were $8.6 billion, up 2% in U.S. dollars and up 3% in constant currency. Cloud plus On-Premise Software Revenues were $6.8 billion, up 5% in U.S. dollars and up 6% in constant currency. Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $798 million, up 77% in U.S. dollars and up 79% in constant currency. Total Cloud Revenues, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), were $969 million, up 59% in U.S. dollars and up 61% in constant currency. Operating Income was $2.6 billion and Operating Margin was 31%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $3.4 billion and non-GAAP Operating Margin was 39%. Net Income was $1.8 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $2.3 billion. Earnings Per Share was up 10% to $0.43, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was up 4% to $0.55. GAAP and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was negatively impacted by three factors: 1 cent because of a higher tax rate due to more cloud sales being in the U.S, half of one cent because of borrowing, and 1 cent due to strengthening of the U.S. dollar.

Short-term deferred revenues were $9.5 billion, up 4% in U.S. dollars and up 5% in constant currency compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $13.7 billion.

“Our Cloud business plus our On-Premise Software business grew 7% in constant currency in the first quarter, on a non-GAAP basis,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “The overall top-line growth of our two strategic businesses was driven by non-GAAP SaaS and PaaS revenue growing 82% in constant currency, substantially outperforming our guidance. As our SaaS and PaaS business continues its rapid growth, we expect its gross margins to climb from 62% this quarter toward our 80% target.”

“This year we are on track to sell more than $2 billion of SaaS and PaaS annually recurring revenue,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “We believe this will be the second year in a row that Oracle has sold more SaaS and PaaS than any cloud services provider. In the first quarter alone, we added more than 750 new SaaS customers including 344 new SaaS Fusion ERP customers—that’s more ERP customers than Workday has sold in the history of their company.”

“Next week at Oracle OpenWorld, we will introduce the second generation of our Infrastructure as a Service,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman and CTO. “Our Generation2 IaaS delivers twice the compute, twice the memory, four times the storage and ten times more I/O at a 20% lower price than Amazon Web Services. IaaS represents a huge new cloud opportunity for Oracle to layer on top of our rapidly growing SaaS and PaaS businesses.”

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 12, 2016, with a payment date of October 26, 2016.

Q1 Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q1 results and Fiscal 2017 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.

A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Passcode: 77971381.

Contact Info Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.607.0349
ken.bond@oracle.com Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communciations
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com or contact Investor Relations at investor_us@oracle.com or (650) 506-4073.

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Managing Open Source in Application Security and SDLC

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 16:00
Managing Open Source in Application Security and SDLChleclair Thu, 09/15/2016 - 11:00 Resource Type Webinars Resource Content Cigital and Black Duck experts explain the impacts of open source on application security. Resource Image Resource Link https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13983/219915?utm_source=Web&utm_medium=Home%… Resource Topic Application Security Exclude from resource page No
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Test Your iOS 10 Apps

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:31

Apple’s iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad lives up to its milestone software version number and implements major changes to your daily phone and tablet routine.

Benefit from features such as:

  • A fully redesigned lock screen
  • Siri open for developers
  • Huge changes and new features for messages
  • A redesigned Apple Music app
  • Deletable stock apps
  • A completely new Home app for HomeKit
  • and many more features.

We are delighted to announce that with our latest release, Ranorex 6.1, iOS 10 is supported.

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Progress Embraces Latest Programming Frameworks, Including Angular 2, ASP.NET Core, Universal Windows Platform and Xamarin

Progress Software News - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:00
Progress Embraces Latest Programming Frameworks, Including Angular 2, ASP.NET Core, Universal Windows Platform and Xamarin
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Implementing Software Quality Assurance Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 14 Sep 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: With software quality becoming a central topic shaping the professional discussion in various industries,
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Many Organizations Lag in Digital Marketing Maturity, According to Progress Survey

Progress Software News - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:00
Many Organizations Lag in Digital Marketing Maturity, According to Progress Survey
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