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Oracle Expands Data Integration Portfolio with Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c

Oracle Database News - 3 hours 14 min ago
Oracle Expands Data Integration Portfolio with Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12cNew product helps customers with big data governance needsREDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – October 20, 2014News Summary

In today’s data-driven business landscape, organizations need to easily and cost-effectively manage an exponentially increasing amount of information being created both inside and outside the company. Governing and managing this vast influx of data is important to ensure it is securely stored and accessible both in the cloud and on premises. The new Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, part of the Oracle Data Integration portfolio, helps customers meet these challenges and leverage their data to improve IT productivity and performance, lower costs, and deliver tangible business results.

News Facts Oracle has expanded its Oracle Data Integration portfolio with the addition of Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, a comprehensive platform that helps reduce compliance risks and ensure the success of governance programs within organizations by providing much-needed business and data transparency. A key component of Oracle’s big data governance solution, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c together with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle Big Data SQL, and Oracle Database security solutions enables organizations to manage and control all aspects of data stewardship, lifecycle management, data protection, auditing, security, and compliance. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c helps organizations govern all of their enterprise data, including structured and unstructured data, across Oracle and third-party data integration, database, and business analytics platforms. It also includes a powerful business glossary—a critical component for linking business-friendly terminology to the operational metadata that drives data flows across enterprise systems such as Apache Hadoop, ERP applications, data warehouses, and semistructured data used for big data discovery. With Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, customers can benefit from: Data lifecycle management. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c offers customers full access to track data and metadata lifecycles across the third-party and Oracle Data Integration and Oracle Business Analytics platforms. As a result, customers can now increase their security and audit measures to finer granularity from report to source, track lineage, and perform impact analysis. Harvesting and integrating third-party metadata. The new solution delivers transparency and analysis across third-party business intelligence, data integration, and database technologies. Customers are no longer bound to metadata analysis within their product stack and can apply metadata management across their full data management platform. Data governance, stewardship, and standardization. Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c fosters stewardship collaboration through feedback and comment review boards, multimedia attachments, annotations, and tagging. The solution also offers semantic lineage via a business glossary. Big data transparency. Combined with Oracle Data Integrator’s extensive support for big data standards, including Apache Sqoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c brings data transparency even in big data stores and reservoirs. Nearly 4,000 customers spanning several industries are using Oracle Data Integration to improve IT productivity and performance and lower costs in order to drive their businesses forward. Oracle Data Integration is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, the leading digital business platform for the cloud.Supporting Quotes “Data management is becoming increasingly complex and time-consuming for organizations, as data travels through a bewildering sequence of platforms and technologies in its lifecycle,” said Brad Adelberg, vice president of development at Oracle. “By providing the transparency into this data lifecycle, not just within Oracle but also across other widely used platforms, we’re helping customers easily and cost-effectively manage and govern their many streams of data. Furthermore, we’re enabling them to leverage their data, along with the latest technologies such as cloud, big data, and business analytics, to reduce risks and produce real business results.” “A comprehensive enterprise data management strategy is paramount to an organization’s ability to use its data to drive actionable results, whether that means improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, or improving governance,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, application development and deployment at IDC. “With Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c, Oracle becomes one of the few enterprise vendors that takes seriously the central role of metadata in managing systems.” Supporting Resources Oracle Data Integration Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management 12c Data Sheet Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Big Data Register for the Oracle Big Data Governance Webcast Connect with Oracle Data Integration via Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedInAbout Oracle

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Categories: Database, Vendor

Expanding the Availability and Deployment of Hadoop Solutions on Microsoft Azure

Author: Shaun Connolly
VP Corporate Strategy - Hortonworks

Data growth threatens to overwhelm existing systems and bring those systems to their knees. That’s one of the big reasons we’ve been working with Microsoft to enable a Modern Data Architecture for Windows users and Microsoft customers.

A history of delivering Hadoop to Microsoft customers

Hortonworks and Microsoft have been partnering to deliver solutions for big data on Windows since 2011. Hortonworks is the company that Microsoft relies on for providing the industry’s first and only 100% native Windows distribution of Hadoop, as well as the core Hadoop platform for Microsoft Azure HDInsight and the Hadoop region of the Microsoft Analytics Platform System.

This week we made several announcements that further enable hybrid choice for Microsoft-focused enterprises interested in deploying Apache Hadoop on-premises and in the cloud.

New capabilities for Hadoop on Windows

Hortonworks has announced the newest version of the Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows  - the market’s only Windows native Apache Hadoop-based platform. This brings many new innovations for managing, processing and analyzing big data including:

  • Enterprise SQL at scale
  • New capabilities for data scientists
  • Internet of things with Apache Kafka
  • Management and monitoring improvements
  • Easier maintenance with rolling upgrades

Automated cloud backup for Microsoft Azure
Data architects require Hadoop to act like other systems in the data center, and business continuity through replication across on-premises and cloud-based storage targets is a critical requirement.  In HDP 2.2, we extended the capabilities of Apache Falcon to establish an automated policy for cloud backup to Microsoft Azure.  This is an important first step in a broader vision to enable seamlessly integrated hybrid deployment models for Hadoop.

Certified Hadoop on Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Increasingly the cloud is an important component for big data deployments. On Wednesday October 15 we announced that the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is the first Hadoop platform to be Azure certified to run on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. This gives customers new deployment choices for small and large deployments in the cloud. With this new certification, Hortonworks and Microsoft make Apache Hadoop more widely available and easy to deploy for data processing and analytic workloads enabling the enterprise to expand their modern data architecture.

Maximizing Hadoop Deployment choice for Microsoft Customers

These latest efforts further expand the deployment options for Microsoft customers while providing them with complete interoperability between workloads on-premises and in the cloud. This means that applications built on-premises can be moved to the cloud seamlessly. Complete compatibility between these infrastructures gives customers the freedom to use the infrastructure that best meets their needs. You can backup data where the data resides (geographically) and provide the flexibility and opportunity for others to do Hadoop analytics in the cloud (globally).

We are excited to be the first Hadoop vendor to offer Hadoop on Azure Virtual Machines and we look forward to continuing our long history of working with Microsoft to engineer and offer solutions that meet the most flexible and easy to use deployment options for big data available, further increasing the power of the Modern Data Architecture. 

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Categories: Database

CopyCat Replication Suite 3.07.0 -- PG support added!

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00

I am pleased to announce a new release of our database replication engine, CopyCat Developer ! This new release adds PostgreSQL support!

CopyCat Developer is a set of Delphi / C++Builder components providing customizable replication for Firebird, Interbase, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, NexusDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL and Oracle, including heterogeneous replication between different database types.

Have a look at our site for more information : http://www.copycat.fr

Full list of changes in this release : http://copycat.fr/wordpress/copycat-developer-v-3-07-0-2/

Best regards, Jonathan Neve

Categories: Database, Open Source

The ins and outs of Apache Storm – real-time processing for Hadoop

Yesterday at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the preview of Apache Storm clusters on Azure HDInsight.  This post will give you the ins and outs of Storm.

What is Storm?

Apache Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, open source real-time event processing solution. Storm was originally used by Twitter to process massive streams of data from the Twitter firehose. Today, Storm is an incubator project as part of the Apache Software foundation. Typically, Storm will be integrated with a scalable event queuing system like Apache Kafka or Azure Event Hubs.

What can it do?

Combined with an event queuing system, the combined solution will be able to process a large amount of real-time data. This can enable many different scenarios like real-time fraud detection, click-stream analysis, financial alerts, telemetry from connected sensors/devices, and more. For information on real world scenarios, read how companies are using Storm.

How do I get started?

For Microsoft customers, we offer Storm as a preview cluster in Azure HDInsight. This gives you a managed cluster where you will have the benefit of being easy-to-setup (within a few clicks and a few minutes), having high availability (clusters are monitored 24/7 and under the Azure SLA for uptime), having elastic scale (where more resources can be added depending on need), and being integrated to the broad Azure ecosystem (ie. Event Hubs, HBase, VNet, etc).

To get started, customers will need to have an Azure subscription or a free trial to Azure. With this in hand, you should be able to get a Storm cluster up and running in minutes by going through this getting started guide.

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Categories: Database

Securitas Direct Will Be Able to Manage up to 100 Million Verisure Alarm Signals Per Day with Oracle Internet of Things Solution

Oracle Database News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:00
Securitas Direct Will Be Able to Manage up to 100 Million Verisure Alarm Signals Per Day with Oracle Internet of Things SolutionOracle technology helps Securitas Direct improve service quality and diversify offerings by increasing speed and capacity at its processing center
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – October 16, 2014Summary

Securitas Direct, a leading supplier of safety and security solutions in Spain, Europe, and Latin America, has chosen Oracle hardware and software as the backbone for its main connections and processing signals center. With the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Securitas Direct will be able to strengthen the quality of service, speed time to market for new products and services, and deliver an improved experience for its business and residential customers. The Oracle solution will allow Securitas Direct to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices. With Oracle, Securitas Direct migrated its legacy system to a scalable, integrated platform that can handle massive amounts of device data transforming it to immediate business value while providing centralized monitoring services from a hub in Spain to countries including Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, Peru, and Portugal.

New Facts Continuing its commitment to deliver the most innovative solutions for alarms and intelligent applications, Securitas Direct introduced the Verisure system, which enables customers to monitor security remotely via mobile applications. In order to develop the Verisure system and support future products and services related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart-home systems, Securitas Direct needed an integrated monitoring platform that could manage an increasing amount of data and communications originating from installed security equipment devices. With Oracle’s technology, the system can handle an exponential increase in recurrent communications between the alarm devices and the central monitoring hub. Using Oracle technology and services, Securitas Direct can scale to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices. With this next-generation platform, corporate centers from seven countries can obtain service through the systems that support the Central Monitoring Station. The new solution currently processes more than 2 million device alarm signals per day. By implementing the Oracle solutions, Securitas Direct has been able to reduce system latency of the alarm signal to response timeto mere seconds, while also improving the efficiency of the signals management system. Oracle’s technology will support Securitas Direct’s future business growth. Additionally, it will also help strengthen the quality of service for Securitas Direct’s home and business clients. Technical Description of the Oracle Solution Securitas Direct uses a wide range of Oracle technology, including Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle’s Sun x86 systems, and Oracle VM running on Oracle Linux. Specifically, the technology includes Oracle Database; Oracle SOA Suite; Oracle Event Processing; Oracle WebLogic Server 12c; Oracle Coherence 12c; Oracle JRockit Real Time; Java Platform, Enterprise Edition; Oracle VM for x86; and Oracle Linux. Using Oracle Fusion Middleware—Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, and Oracle Coherence—the company has been able to shorten the time to market for applications and services. For example, by analyzing the events that occur at home, such as movement detection and power failure, Securitas Direct has been able to speed response times to customer demands for new security features. With the implementation, the company also has improved the response time when an alert is received. Additionally, the solution has facilitated the launch of new products related to the Internet of Things and improved time to market for products and services in the new countries where the company operates. Securitas Direct replaced the previous solution with Oracle technology in two phases. First, the middleware base was created, and then the services were migrated one by one from the legacy system to the new platform without any interruption in service. With Oracle SOA Suite, Securitas Direct has been able to improve the customer experience for the services already provided to homeowners and businesses by making it possible for them to configure security remotely through mobile applications. Securitas Direct received the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation: Service-Oriented-Architecture at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Supporting Quote “Oracle solutions have helped us deliver on our commitment to providing the highest quality of service, ensuring the best experience for our customers, both homes and businesses, and getting into new areas with a time to market three times faster than before,” said David Martínez Álvarez, M2M platform manager, Securitas Direct España.Supporting Resources About Securitas Direct Join the Oracle SOA Suite communities on Facebook and Twitter Learn more about Oracle IoT solutions and follow us on TwitterAbout Oracle

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Blanc & Otus
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Categories: Database, Vendor

Preparing Your Enterprise for Big Data

Database Journal News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:01

It’s difficult to simply 'drop' big data applications into an existing IT infrastructure and expect to run smoothly. In addition to energy and cooling requirements for new hardware to support the new big data application, other IT areas need to prepare. The major factors that determine whether enhancements will be needed to existing applications include large data storage needs, larger data transmission capacity, and the demands these will place on existing hardware and software.

Categories: Database

Oracle Recognizes Marketing All-Stars at the 2014 Markie Awards

Oracle Database News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:00
Oracle Recognizes Marketing All-Stars at the 2014 Markie AwardsAwards honor modern marketing excellence in 12 categories including the new Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program Modern Marketing Experience Europe, London, England – October 16, 2014News Summary

In today’s rapidly changing digital world marketers are faced with a host of new challenges when trying to build personalized relationships between ideal customers and brands. The 2014 Markie Awards recognize marketers who are overcoming these challenges and demonstrating leadership in their respective industries with creative, innovative, and effective campaigns that successfully utilize modern marketing techniques to deliver revenue to their companies’ bottom lines.

News Facts To promote best practices and celebrate the accomplishments of modern marketers in an ever-evolving industry, Oracle has announced the winners of the 2014 Markie Awards. Now in its eighth year, the Markie Awards is an annual event that recognizes outstanding achievements in marketing across 12 categories. This year, the European and North American Markie Awards were presented during Modern Marketing Experience Europe, presented by Oracle, in London, England, October 14–16. The 2014 Markie Awards featured several new categories to reflect the evolving marketing landscape, including: Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program, Best Data Orchestration, Best IT-Marketing Collaboration, Best Social Campaign, and Content Is King. The Markie Awards recognized top companies and leaders for creative, innovative, and effective modern marketing campaigns that delivered increased engagement, conversation, and ROI.Winners of the 2014 Markie Awards include: Best Cross-Channel Marketing Program: Tivoli Best Data Orchestration: FIS Best International Campaign: Exact Software Best IT-Marketing Collaboration: Rautaruukki Best Lead Nurturing Program: Cetera Financial Group Best Social Campaign: Marriott Rewards Content Is King: PetRelocation Extraordinary Email: B&Q Integration Innovation: Platts Metrics That Matter: AGCO Corporation Modern Marketing Leader of the Year: Lynn Lucas, Good Technology Most Creative Marketing Campaign: Thermo Fisher ScientificSupporting Quote “In what has proven to be yet another impressive year for marketers, it is remarkable to see what this group has been able to achieve,” said Kevin Akeroyd, general manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “Our winners for 2014 are setting the bar high, fully leveraging the most innovative marketing technologies to create customer-centric campaigns that deliver increased engagement, conversation, and ROI. Oracle is proud to recognize our winners for their outstanding achievements and their dedication to modern marketing.”Supporting Resources 2014 Markie Awards Modern Marketing Experience Europe Oracle Marketing Cloud Oracle Modern Marketing Blog Oracle Marketing Cloud Twitter Oracle Marketing Cloud LinkedInAbout Oracle

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

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Oracle

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Blanc & Otus
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Categories: Database, Vendor

Microsoft announces real-time analytics in Hadoop and new ML capabilities in Marketplace

This morning at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the preview of Apache Storm clusters inside HDInsight as well as new machine learning capabilities in the Azure Marketplace.

Apache Storm is an open source project in the Hadoop ecosystem which gives users access to an event-processing analytics platform that can reliably process millions of events. Now, users of Hadoop can gain insights to events as they happen in real-time.  Learn more from here:

As part of Strata, Microsoft partner, Hortonworks announced the next version of their Hadoop distribution HDP 2.2 will include capabilities to orchestrate data from on-premise to Azure.  This will allow customers to back-up their on-premise data or elastically scale out using the power of the cloud.

Finally, Microsoft is offering new machine learning capabilities as part of the Azure Marketplace.  Customers can now access ML as web services which enable scenarios like doing anomaly detection, running a recommendation engine, doing fraud detection, and a set of R packages.

Read more of Microsoft’s Strata announcements on the Official Microsoft Blog

Categories: Database

Customers Simplify Enterprise Planning with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service

Oracle Database News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:01
Customers Simplify Enterprise Planning with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service More than 150 organizations depend on Oracle Cloud to streamline planning and forecastingRedwood Shores, CA – October 15, 2014News Summary

Global customers looking for world-class operational efficiencies are turning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for simple, cost-effective performance management. Based on the company’s popular Oracle Hyperion Planning application, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution that combines the power of enterprise planning and budgeting with the convenience of the cloud. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is part of Oracle Cloud.

News Facts Since its launch in February 2014, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service has shown strong adoption worldwide, with more than 150 customers representing organizations of all sizes across the globe. Customers across a range of industries, including Shelf Drilling, Commune Hotels and Resorts, HMV Retail Ltd., Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Manhattan Beachwear, Communications Test Design, Inc., and Bournemouth Borough Council use Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service to simply and cost effectively streamline planning and forecasting processes. Driving alignment beyond the finance function, organizations are also adopting Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service to improve sales and operational forecasting and planning processes. Built on the agile forecasting, predictive planning, rich scenario analysis, and interactive dashboard capabilities of Oracle Hyperion Planning, the service ensures organizations benefit from cloud-optimized technology, including: First-in-class functionality: Built with the functionality of Oracle Hyperion Planning, including Oracle Essbase multidimensional analysis engine, workflow, and process management and additional prebuilt functionality, the new service enables users to simplify, standardize, and automate routine transactions while addressing planning and budgeting requirements. Through powerful predictive forecasting capabilities, users can also explore a range of outcomes and increase confidence in their budgets. Fast adoption: Its simple setup, built-in training, and minimal dependence on IT means business users can speed Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service deployment, with minimal CAPEX infrastructure investment. By leveraging familiar spreadsheet interfaces and mobile collaboration, customers are experiencing increased participation in the planning process. Flexible deployment models: Based on open standards, the service offers flexible deployment options that fit the needs of each business. Customers can develop and deploy new applications in the cloud, or use the cloud as a rapid development environment for on-premises application deployment. Customers also have the ability to move applications back and forth between Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service and Oracle Hyperion Planning on-premises offerings in a hybrid environment. Supporting Quotes “Customers want powerful planning and budgeting capabilities, but are increasingly looking for solutions that require less administration and lower infrastructure investment,” said Hari Sankar, vice president of product management at Oracle. “Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service presents a compelling business case for organizations of any size, in any industry, as evidenced by the tremendous adoption we’ve experienced thus far.” “Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is very user friendly and intuitive, and will help reduce the manual work of maintaining spreadsheets so that we have more time to do useful analysis for the business,” said Tati Hartawan, financial controller, Nutricia Advance Medical Nutrition.  “Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service will enable us to significantly reduce the time and effort needed to perform our Daily P&L Forecasting Process, which is our most critical business management practice.  In addition, the real-time analytical data and comprehensive reporting that we can generate from the Oracle PBCS application will enable us to make timely and well-informed decisions in order to run our business better," said Paul Cardell, Vice President, Corporate Operations, CTDI.
Supporting Resources Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Oracle Cloud Data Sheet: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Podcast: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Video: World-Class Planning with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud White Paper: Accelerating EPM Deployment with Planning in the Cloud

Oracle Cloud Solutions

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

About Oracle

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Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Enterprise Manager Enables Seamless IT Management and Visibility for IDEXX Laboratories

Oracle Database News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Enterprise Manager Enables Seamless IT Management and Visibility for IDEXX Laboratories Global leader in diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health responds to IT issues faster with Oracle Enterprise Manager Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 15, 2014 News Summary

IDEXX Laboratories implemented Oracle Enterprise Manager to gain visibility into its technology environment. With the insight provided by Oracle Enterprise Manager, IDEXX has been able to identify the root cause of issues in its key systems significantly faster, enabling the company to redeploy resources to projects that enhance user experience and further company growth.

News Facts To increase operational efficiency and gain visibility across its Oracle technology stack, IDEXX Laboratories, a global leader in diagnostics and information technologies for animal health, has deployed Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to monitor and manage its infrastructure. With Oracle Enterprise Manager, IDEXX manages more than 5,000 targets, including Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence caches, Oracle Database, and Oracle Exadata Database Machines. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides the IDEXX IT organization visibility into its environment and the ability to monitor, diagnose, and proactively address issues within its infrastructure. By helping IDEXX to more quickly identify the root cause of system issues, Oracle Enterprise Manager allows the IT department to address and solve problems with less down time, enhance service levels, and free up resources for other company projects. With Oracle Enterprise Manager, IDEXX IT has achieved a comprehensive view of the infrastructure supporting its key business services as well as the inter-dependencies within that infrastructure, allowing IT to support the business with greater efficiency. Supporting Quotes "The visibility Oracle Enterprise Manager provides has played an extremely critical role in optimizing our Oracle infrastructure,” said Brett Curtis, senior system administrator, IDEXX Laboratories. “By monitoring the various components within our environment and alerting us to issues before they become a problem, Oracle Enterprise Manager has enabled us to be more efficient while improving service levels.” “Oracle Enterprise Manager is providing us with an end-to-end tool for our entire Oracle environment, providing valuable insight into all layers of our Java-based applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server,” said Tracy Graff, senior manager, IT, IDEXX Laboratories. “Since implementing Oracle Enterprise Manager, we have been able to streamline troubleshooting efforts and identify the root cause in minutes or hours instead of days, saving us a significant amount of time.” Supporting Resources Video: IDEXX Delivering a Rock-Solid IT Platform Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle Exadata Database Machine Oracle Coherence Oracle SOA Suite Follow Oracle Enterprise Manager on TwitterFacebookYouTube, LinkedInBlogAbout Oracle

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

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Oracle
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Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle and Forrester Study Demonstrates Business Impact of Modern Marketing Best Practices

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:35
Oracle and Forrester Study Demonstrates Business Impact of Modern Marketing Best PracticesStudy Shows Organizations that Embrace Modern Marketing Processes Outperform Competitors Across Key Business Performance Indicators Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe, London England –October 14, 2014News Summary

With the proliferation of social channels, mobile devices and new audience analytics techniques, marketers are now gaining valuable business insights from 3rd party data sources to prospect new audiences, personalize communications and drive revenue. This increase and maturation in data usage across various channels is driving the need to establish a more centralized and cost effective way to budget for and use external data across these growing channels. As part of Oracle Data as a Service (DaaS) for Marketing, Oracle today announced a new data subscription model that provides a centralized, cost-effective way to buy and use 3rd party marketing data to inform cross channel advertising and content. It is offered as a standalone data offering as well as to existing and new Oracle Marketing Cloud Data Management Platform customers.

News Facts To assess marketing maturity and demonstrate the business impact of modern marketing best practices, Oracle partnered with Forrester Consulting to conduct a global study of marketing decision makers. Published today, “Why You Need To Be A Modern Marketer: The Business Impact Of Marketing Maturity In The Age Of The Customer,” shows a strong correlation between modern marketing best practices and business success. The study surveyed 492 marketing decision-makers across a range of industries in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France, and found that organizations that embrace modern marketing processes outperform their non-modern marketing peers and competitors on key business performance indicators including: Revenue growth: 44 percent of modern marketers reported that their organization’s revenues exceeded their plan by 10 percent or more over the last 12 months, versus only 23 percent of their non-modern marketing peers. Market leadership: 94 percent of modern marketers reported they have some form of market leadership position, with 49 percent claiming that they are the sole market leaders. Workplace excellence: 71 percent of modern marketers claimed that they had received national recognition as a “best place to work” at least once in the past three years, compared with only 38 percent of novice marketers. The study defined “modern marketers” as marketers that use a combination of real-time predicative models and statistical techniques including intelligent targeting and cross-channel marketing attribution to ensure personalized customer engagement throughout each stage of the purchase journey.The State of Modern Marketing Despite a clear and measurable impact on revenue, many businesses have yet to adopt modern marketing best practices. In fact, only 11 percent of respondents were considered “Modern Marketers,” and most respondents were either identified as “Experienced” marketers (33 percent), “Discovery” marketers (41 percent) or “Novice” marketers (15 percent). To deliver on the full promise of customer centricity and achieve the business benefits of modern marketing many marketers still need to rethink: Customer conversion and acquisition: More than half of the respondents (52 percent) still focus marketing efforts on conventional conversion and customer acquisition processes, and only 17 percent of marketers extend activity to include lead scoring, nurturing, behavioral triggers and lead recycling. Customer communications: While marketers strive to enhance engagement, 57 percent still conduct mostly one-way, outbound communications, and only 11 percent say they engage in a real dialogue with customers at each stage of the buyer’s journey. Cross-channel integration: More than half of marketers (57 percent) admit their marketing infrastructure is separated by channel and lacks integration, and only 14 percent have standardized fully-integrated cross-channel marketing automation platforms.Modern Marketers Enhance Customer Centricity Through Data Modern marketers have made significant progress enhancing customer centricity through investments in data management technology. Key benefits achieved include: Real-time customer insights: 60 percent of modern marketers say that they’ve successfully combined – or are in the process of combining – real-time customer data with predictive models and statistical techniques to help engage customers in a digital dialogue and improve marketing effectiveness. Precise targeting: More than half (55 percent) have advanced beyond basic demographic and firmographic information to segment based on personal criteria and interests; 87 percent agreed that their messaging has become much more targeted towards specific segments, personas or client needs. Improved data quality: Almost 70 percent of modern marketers cited having formal, consistent data gathering techniques; 31 percent employ intelligent tracking based on real-time feedback and behavior tracking.Supporting Quote “To meet ever increasing demands, marketers need to be able to quickly and easily optimize the customer experience and execute marketing programs that have a measurable impact on revenue,” said Andrea Ward, VP of Marketing, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “The survey results indicate that most marketers understand the need to adopt modern marketing technology and best practices in order to meet these demands. While it is clear that many organizations have quite a way to go in their journey to modern marketing, the strong correlation between marketing maturity and business success clearly demonstrates how modern marketers can take on a more strategic and impactful role within their organizations.” Supporting Resources Oracle Marketing Cloud Forrester Consulting “Why You Need To Be A Modern Marketer: The Business impact Of Marketing Maturity In The Age Of The Customer” Oracle Modern Marketing Blog Oracle Marketing Cloud Twitter Oracle Marketing Cloud LinkedInAbout Oracle

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

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Jessica Elkus
Oracle

+1.415.278.5410
jessica.elkus@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Data as a Service Helps Marketers Reduce Audience Data Costs By Up To 70 Percent

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:33
Oracle Data as a Service Helps Marketers Reduce Audience Data Costs By Up To 70 PercentNew Data Subscription Model for Oracle DaaS for Marketing Delivers Centralized, Cost-Effective Pricing Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe, London England –October 14, 2014News Summary

With the proliferation of social channels, mobile devices and new audience analytics techniques, marketers are now gaining valuable business insights from 3rd party data sources to prospect new audiences, personalize communications and drive revenue. This increase and maturation in data usage across various channels is driving the need to establish a more centralized and cost effective way to budget for and use external data across these growing channels. As part of Oracle Data as a Service (DaaS) for Marketing, Oracle today announced a new data subscription model that provides a centralized, cost-effective way to buy and use 3rd party marketing data to inform cross channel advertising and content. It is offered as a standalone data offering as well as to existing and new Oracle Marketing Cloud Data Management Platform customers.

News Facts To give marketers a centralized, cost-effective way to budget for and buy anonymous audience data, Oracle today announced a new data subscription model for Oracle Data as a Service (DaaS) for Marketing, a component of Oracle Data Cloud. The new subscription model is tailored to suit organizations that leverage audience data across multiple channels, and will help marketers control data costs, precisely target communications and deliver consistent messages to their audiences. To simplify the way marketers budget for and buy data, the pricing model is designed to provide cost consistency across a range of use cases, even during peak marketing periods, and can be easily upgraded to satisfy increased data demand. With the consistent month-to-month pricing delivered by Oracle DaaS for Marketing, customers can expect to reduce data costs by up to 70 percent after shifting from usage-based pricing models. Included in each subscription is access to Oracle DaaS for Marketing audience analytics tools to help marketers profile and grow their prospect pool, model site visitors, and guide audience definition and data buying decisions. With access to more than one billion profiles globally, Oracle DaaS gives marketers access to one of the world’s largest data marketplace and a diverse array of data across offline, online and mobile data sources. These provide valuable targeting signals including intent to purchase, B2B attributes, geographic, demographic, interest, lifestyle predictors, past purchases and branded data to define and reach both desktop and mobile audiences. Oracle also offers one of the industry’s largest ecosystem of activation partners, providing seamless integration to turn data into action across hundreds of applications and platforms for data-driven advertising and customer experiences across online, mobile, social and video. Oracle DaaS for Marketing subscription prices vary depending on the number of data categories and destinations where you want to use the data. Prices start from $800 per month. Oracle DaaS for Marketing is available as a standalone data offering and also comes pre-integrated with the Oracle Marketing Cloud data management platform.Supporting Quote “Today’s marketers are increasingly using external data to enhance targeting for more effective digital marketing campaigns,” said Omar Tawakol, general manager and group vice president, Oracle Data Cloud. “At the same time, marketers are looking for more efficient ways to buy data and gain access to high-quality external data assets. We’ve tailored our subscription options to give customers easy access to the right amount of data to enhance their marketing efforts.” Supporting Resources Oracle Data as a Service Oracle BlueKai Oracle Marketing Cloud Forrester Navigating the New Data Market Landscape Data-as-a-Service: the Next Step in the As-a-service Journey Data As A Service: Get More Data Value Without All The HeadachesAbout Oracle

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Simplifies the Delivery of Personal and Contextual Customer Experiences

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:30
Oracle Marketing Cloud Simplifies the Delivery of Personal and Contextual Customer ExperiencesNew Release Ensures CMOs and Global Marketing Teams Do Not Have to Trade Power for Simplicity Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe, London England –October 14, 2014News Summary

Marketers face an increasingly complex balancing act as they try to deliver on the full promise of customer centricity. In fact, according to Accenture, 77 percent of marketers say it is essential or very important to deliver an effective customer experience for their company, but only 62 percent think they’re doing a good job. One reason for this is that marketers often don’t have the time or resources to devote to enhancing the customer experience as they struggle with complex, siloed, and ineffective marketing systems and data.

To simplify the marketer’s job and help organizations deliver on the full promise of customer centricity, Oracle has introduced new features and enhancements to the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The latest updates help marketers create ideal customers by delivering more personalized and contextual customer experiences, simplifying marketing management and making it quick and easy for marketers to take advantage of the industry’s most comprehensive marketing technology ecosystem.

News Facts Extending one of the industry’s most customer-centric, easy-to-use and enterprise-ready modern marketing platform, Oracle has introduced new features and enhancements to the Oracle Marketing Cloud. Key updates help CMOs and global marketing teams execute marketing campaigns that have a measurable impact on revenue by delivering more personalized and contextual customer experiences, simplifying marketing campaign management and extending the industry’s most comprehensive marketing technology ecosystem. The new features and enhancements are supported by further integrations across Oracle’s range of marketing solutions - which include Oracle Cross-Channel Marketing (Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service and Oracle Responsys Marketing Platform Cloud Service), Oracle Data Management Platform, Oracle Content Marketing and Oracle Social Marketing – and further reinforce Oracle Marketing Cloud’s position as the industry’s most comprehensive marketing platform.Increase customer-centricity and provide more contextual customer experiences Oracle Data Management Platform Integrations: This fall, Oracle will be releasing integrations between Oracle DMP and Cross-Channel B2B Marketing. Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud customers are able to seamlessly add campaign behavior data to their data management platform. This integration enables powerful campaign retargeting, cross-channel orchestration, campaign behavior audience insights, and look-alike modeling to find more ideal customers. Push campaign manager: Building on the ability to include push messaging as part of multi-stage, cross-channel orchestrations in Oracle Responsys Marketing Platform Cloud Service, a new push campaign manager provides enhanced tools for creating, personalizing and previewing push messages. A/B testing: To help modern marketers improve customer engagement and campaign performance, Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service now includes seamless integration of A/B testing functionality. To help marketers save time, this feature also includes automated testing and sending of the best performing emails. New B2B and finance audience data: To meet the increased demand for third-party business data for prospecting among B2B marketers, Oracle has formed an exclusive partnership with Madison Logic, bringing an additional B2B audience dataset on 100M+ anonymous business profiles to the Oracle Data Management Platform.  In addition, FinancialAudience™ partners with Oracle to bring over 30M profiles on financial audiences including active traders, financial advisors and wealth managers for cross-channel ad targeting, creative customization and site personalization.Leverage the power of the most integrated, open, global platform that scales for the enterprise Industry’s largest marketing technology ecosystem: New additions to the Oracle Marketing Cloud AppCloud (260 best-of-breed apps for marketers) and Oracle BlueKai Data Partner Program (200+ direct integrations) help marketers to more easily deliver cross-channel campaigns, capture and track the digital body language of prospects and customers, develop actionable insights, and extend the reach of marketing campaigns. Single sign-on support: Extending the rich enterprise functionality of the Marketing Cloud, Oracle Content Marketing now supports single sign-on, simplifying access control by allowing marketers to use their corporate logins. Content workflow enhancements: Building on the content workflow feature released by Oracle Content Marketing this summer, marketers are now able to create and customize content creation workflows, help to scale out content marketing activities throughout the enterprise. New REST APIs: By adding REST APIs for the most popular API functions within the Oracle Responsys Marketing Platform Cloud Service, Oracle is continuing to invest in an open platform by allowing customers and partners to provide powerful new customization and integrations into the enterprise and across other cloud software Seven New UI Localizations: To support the local demands of CMOs and global marketing teams, the Oracle Responsys Marketing Platform Cloud Service user interface has been translated into seven additional languages (French, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Worldwide Spanish, Korean, and Russian). This adds to the 19 languages currently supported by the B2B Cross-Channel Marketing solution.Simplify marketing with new marketing management tools Mobile campaign manager: Marketers now have the ability to manage marketing campaigns from mobile devices with Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service. Key capabilities include viewing campaign information as well as activating and deactivating campaigns. Bulk self-service classification: To increase the speed and efficiency of managing first-party data taxonomy trees, Oracle Data Management Platform enables marketers to bulk create and edit multiple data categories at once. Marketers now have more control over managing their taxonomy, allowing for granular targeting and experimentation.Supporting Quote “Marketers face increasing complexity in almost all facets of their jobs and we believe they should not have to trade power for simplicity when choosing between different marketing technologies,” said John Stetic, group vice president, Products, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “With the new features and enhancements to the Oracle Marketing Cloud, we continue to help make the marketer’s life easier by simplifying the delivery of personal and contextual customer experiences. By further simplifying marketing processes and enabling marketers to deliver on the promise of true customer centricity, we are helping our customers execute marketing campaigns that have a measurable impact on revenue.” Supporting Resources Oracle Marketing Cloud Oracle Data Management Platform Oracle Eloqua Oracle Responsys Oracle Modern Marketing Blog Oracle Marketing Cloud Twitter Oracle Marketing Cloud LinkedIn Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe 2014About Oracle

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

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jessica.elkus@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
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sjones@blancandotus.com

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Skipping Schema DML in an Oracle 11.2 Logical Standby Database

Database Journal News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:01

Skipping DML for one or more schemas isn't as simple as you might think.  Read on to see what steps are necessary to avoid ORA-02149 errors and keep the logical standby synchronized.

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Announcing PGConf US 2015: Mar 25 - 27, NYC - Call for Presentations Open

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00

The United States PostgreSQL Association announces that PGConf US 2015 will be held from March 25 to March 27, 2015 at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York City.

Please visit http://www.pgconf.us for more information about PGConf US 2015.

Thanks to the support of our attendees, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors, PGConf NYC 2014 was the largest PostgreSQL conference ever in the United States, with 259 attendees representing 140 different companies from 5 continents gathering in New York last year. With the support of the United States PostgreSQL Association, we have renamed the conference to PGConf US to reflect the growth and excitement around PostgreSQL in the United States and to help build a stronger community.

PGConf US 2015 will feature the familiar two-day conference format on March 26 - 27 with a mix of specialized sessions, keynotes, and the ability to connect with PostgreSQL fans at various receptions throughout the day. As with past PostgreSQL conferences in NYC, we will feature presentations from the perspective of developers, DBAs, systems administrators, business-intelligence analysts, and decisions makers.

We have added on an additional day to the conference on March 25 for hosting trainings and summits. Trainings will occur at the conference venue and the training schedule will be announced in the near future. We are also launching the "First Annual Regulated Industry Summit: Finance, Government, Healthcare, and PostgreSQL" hosted at the Goldman Sachs headquarters across from the PGConf US 2015 venue, which will bring together PostgreSQL contributors and enterprise developers to discuss challenges and solutions in utilizing PostgreSQL in regulated environments. For more information about the summit and how to attend, please visit http://www.pgconf.us/2015/training/

And with that, the call for presentations is now open! For more information, please visit http://www.pgconf.us/2015/submit/

Presentation submissions will be allowed until December 17th, 2014. All speakers will be confirmed by January 10, 2015, when we will announce the schedule. As with our past conferences, there will be no extensions of the submission deadline, so we suggest you get your submissions in early!

PGConf US 2015 would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, which allows us to continue to produce a high-quality event while keeping registraiton fees low to encourage growing our community. We extend a very warm thank you to our launch sponsors:

For more information about sponsorship, we invite you to view our sponsorship prospectus slideshow at http://www.pgconf.us/static/prospectus/PGConf-US-2015-Prospectus.pdf

We look forward to seeing everyone in March to make this the best PostgreSQL conference in the United States to date!

For more information, please visit http://www.pgconf.us/

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MySQL Goes Mobile: A Roundup of Popular MySQL Mobile Apps for iOS

Database Journal News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:01

Being one of the most popular databases on the planet, MySQL administration has been made a whole lot easier thanks to a number of new mobile apps. Rob Gravelle picks out some of the more promising new products for iOS.

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PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 3 Released

PostgreSQL News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:00

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released 9.4 Beta 3, the next beta release of the new version. This beta contains previews of all of the features which will be available in version 9.4, plus corrections for many of the issues discovered by users who tested Beta 2. Please download, test, and report what you find.

The primary change in Beta 3 is a modification of the JSONB data type format in order to make JSONB fields more compressable and reduce storage requirements. This change is not backwards-compatible, so users who loaded data into JSONB fields using 9.4 Beta 1 or Beta 2 will need to pg_dump and restore to upgrade to Beta 3.

Among the other changes made since 9.4 Beta 2 are:

  • Rename pg_recvlogical's --create/--drop to --create-slot/--drop-slot
  • Prevent unbounded delay when starting background worker
  • Remove num_xloginsert_locks GUC, replace with a #define
  • Fix pg_dump's --if-exists for large objects
  • Remove ban on zero length JSON object keys
  • Return NULL from json_object_agg if it gets no rows
  • Log ALTER SYSTEM statements as DDL
  • Fix failure of contrib/auto_explain to print per-node timing information
  • Multiple fixes for TAP checks
  • Support ALTER SYSTEM RESET command
  • Fix power_var_int() for large integer exponents
  • Fix vacuumdb --analyze-in-stages --all order
  • Change the way latency is calculated with pgbench --rate option
  • Support ALTER ... ALL IN with event triggers
  • Remove superuser-only restriction from pg_is_xlog_replay_paused()
  • Fix FOR UPDATE NOWAIT on updated tuple chains
  • Fix Var handling for security barrier views
  • Fix superuser concurrent refresh of matview owned by another
  • Don't track DEALLOCATE in pg_stat_statements
  • Fix corner-case behaviors in JSON/JSONB field extraction operators
  • Change the way pg_basebackup's tablespace mapping is implemented
  • Rework 'MOVE ALL' to 'ALTER .. ALL IN TABLESPACE'
  • Fix core dump in jsonb #> operator
  • Revert psql changes to support wrapped expanded mode
  • Expose -S option in pg_receivexlog
  • Reject duplicate column names in foreign key referenced-columns lists
  • Fix checkpointer crash
  • Many minor fixes to JSON and JSONB functionality
  • Many minor fixes to logical decoding
  • Multiple bug fixes for older issues to be included in an upcoming minor release.
  • More documentation improvements and changes

Beta 3 includes changes to pg_control and to the system catalogs. As such, users who have been testing Beta 1 or Beta 2 will need to upgrade in order to test Beta 3. We suggest using pg_upgrade for this upgrade in order to test that as well.

For a full listing of the features in version 9.4 Beta, please see the release notes. Additional descriptions and notes on the new features are available on the 9.4 Features Wiki Page.

We depend on our community to help test the next version in order to guarantee that it is high-performance and bug-free. Please download PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 3 and try it with your workloads and applications as soon as you can, and give feedback to the PostgreSQL developers. Features and APIs in Beta 3 will not change substantially before final release, so it is now safe to start building applications against the new features. More information on how to test and report issues

Get the PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta 3, including binaries and installers for Windows, Linux and Mac from our download page.

Full documentation of the new version is available online, and also installs with PostgreSQL.

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Microsoft sessions at PASS Summit 2014

Got SQL Server 2005 running on Windows Server 2003?  We have fantastic pre-con and general sessions to help you plan your upgrade and migration strategies.

Interested in the new Azure data services like Azure DocumentDB, Azure ML, and Azure Search?  We have awesome people lined up to give you all the details.

Want know the nitty-gritty about Azure SQL Database? We got you covered.

It is PASS Summit time and we are counting down the days. We have Microsoft experts from our Redmond campus, field experts flying in from Italy and the U.K., and we’re bringing customers to share their stories – just to name a few.  Check out the Microsoft sessions below and add them to your PASS Summit session builder along with great community sessions. 

7 Databases in 70 Minutes: A Primer for NoSQL in Azure, Lara Rubbelke and Karen Lopez

Analytics Platform System Deep Dive (APS), Paul Dyke

Analytics Platform System Overview (APS), Nicolle Whitman

Analyzing tweets with HDInsight, Excel and Power BI, Miguel Martinez and Sanjay Soni

Application Lifecycle Management for SQL Server database development, Lonny Bastien and Steven Green

Azure CAT: Azure Data Platform: Picking the right storage solution for the right problem, Kun Cheng, Rama Ramani, and Ewan Fairweather

Azure CAT: Azure SQL DB Performance Tuning & Troubleshooting, Sanjay Mishra, Kun Cheng, and Silvano Coriani

Azure CAT: Deep dive of Real world complex Azure data solutions: Lindsey Allen, and Rama Ramani

Azure CAT: Running your Line of Business application on Azure Virtual Machine Services, Juergen Thomas

Azure CAT: SQL Server 2014 Gems, Shep Sheppard

Azure CAT: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Customer Deployments: Lessons Learned, Michael Weiner and Stephen Baron

Azure Search Deep Dive, Pablo Castro

Azure SQL Database Business Continuity and Auditing Deep Dive, Nadav Helfman and Sasha Nosov

Azure SQL Database Overview, Bill Gibson and Sanjay Nagamangalam

Azure SQL Database Performance and Scale Out Deep Dive, Torsten Garbs and Michael Ray

BI Power Hour, Matt Masson and Matthew Roche

Building a Big Data Predictive Application, Nishant Thacker and Karan Gulati

Built for Speed: Database Application Design for Performance, Pam Lahoud

ColumnStore Index: SQL Server 2014 and Beyond, Sunil Agarwal and Jamie Reding

Connecting SAP ERP and Microsoft BI Platform, Sanjay Soni

Data-tier Considerations of Cloud-based Modern Application Design, Scott Klein

Deep Dive into Power Query Formula Language, Matt Masson and Theresa Palmer-Boroski

Deploying Hadoop in a Hybrid Environment, Matt Winkler

Deployment and best practices for Power BI for Office 365, Miguel Llopis

End-to-End Demos with Power BI, Kasper de Jonge and Sanjay Soni

HBase: Building real-time big data apps in the cloud, Maxim Lukiyanov

Improve Availability using Online Operations in SQL Server 2014, Ajay Jagannathan and Ravinder Vuppula

In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014: End-to-End Migration, George Li

Interactive Data Visualization with Power View, Will Thompson

Introducing Azure Machine Learning, Raymond Laghaeian

Introduction to Azure HDInsight and Visual Studio customizations, Matt Winkler

Just in Time Data Analytics with SQL Server 2014, Binh Cao and Tomas Polanco

Leveraging SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines Best Practices, Scott Klein

Life in the fast lane with Azure DocumentDB, Stephen Baron

Making the most of Azure Machine Learning end-to-end, Parmita Mehta

Managing 1 Million+ DBs-How Big Data is used to run SQL Azure, Conor Cunningham

Match the database to the data – from on prem to the cloud, Buck Woody

Microsoft Azure SQL Database – Resource Management, Mine Tokus

Migration and Deployment Principles for SQL Server in Azure VMs, Selcin Turkarslan

Polybase in the Modern Data Warehouse, Artin Avanes

Power BI Hybrid Data Access via Data Management Gateway, Luming Han and Mini Nair

Power View with Analysis Services Multidimensional Models, Kasper de Jonge

Real world Healthcare BI transformations in the cloud, Matt Smith and Michael Wilmot

SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn (High Availability and Disaster Recovery), Luis Carlos Vargas Herring

SQL Server 2014 in-Memory OLTP - Memory/Storage Monitoring and Troubleshooting, Sunil Agarwal

SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Query Processing, Jos de Bruijn

SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Transaction Processing, Jos de Bruijn

SQL Server 2014: In-Memory Overview, Kevin Farlee

SQL Server Hybrid Features End to End, Xin Jin

SQL Server in Azure VM Roadmap, Luis Carlos Vargas Herring

To The Cloud, Infinity, & Beyond: Top 10 Lessons Learned at MSIT, Jimmy May

Upgrading and Migrating SQL Server, John Martin

What's New in Microsoft Power Query for Excel, Miguel Llopis

Who Dunnit? A Walk Around the SQL Server 2014 Audit Feature, Timothy McAliley and Michael Ray

 

Still want more? No problem. Check back November 5th for additional sessions and speakers.

Only 28 More days until PASS Summit. You won’t want to miss it!

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#SQLHaikusweeps – We have a winner!

Thank you for participating in our Twitter sweepstakes.

As always, the creativity of our community never fails to amaze.  Congratulations to @dragonfurther for the winning haiku.


 

Notable mentions include entries from @John_Deardurff and @sdevanny

 

 


 

We look forward to seeing everyone at PASS Summit 2014.  Can’t make it in person?  Don’t miss the live streaming of the keynotes on November 5th and 6th at www.passsummit.com



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