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Oracle Reinvents Database Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:20
Oracle Reinvents Database Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery ApplianceNow available, the industry’s only solution to offer end-to-end data protection for Oracle databases eliminates data loss and maintains business availabilityORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

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

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

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

The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance:

Eliminates data loss: Unique database integration enables continuous transport of redo data to the appliance, providing real-time protection for the most recent transactions so that databases can be restored without data loss. Eliminates production impact: Backup algorithms integrated into Oracle Database send only changed data to the appliance, minimizing production database impact, I/O traffic, and network load. All expensive backup processing is offloaded to the Appliance. Offloads tape archival: The Recovery Appliance can directly archive database backups to low-cost tape storage, offloading production database servers. Archival operations can run both day and night to improve tape drive utilization. Enables restore to any point in time: The database change data stored on the Appliance can be used to create virtual full database copies at any desired point in time. Delivers cloud-scale protection: A single Recovery Appliance can serve the data protection requirements of thousands of databases in a data center or region. Capacity expands seamlessly to petabytes of storage, with no downtime. Protects data from disasters: The Recovery Appliance can replicate data in real time to a remote Recovery Appliance or to Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service to protect business data from site outages. Database blocks are continuously validated to eliminate data corruption at any stage of transmission or processing.Supporting Quotes “The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance marks a completely new approach to data protection– one that focuses on business availability, and not just backups. Companies no longer have to worry about losing critical business data or the performance impact of backups on production environments,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president Oracle Corporation. “For the first time, organizations can meet all their critical database protection needs – including real-time protection, end-to-end recovery and centralized control for thousands of databases – with a single system.” “The Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is a terrific addition to the Oracle Engineered Systems Portfolio,” said Mach Terry, senior vice president and head of the information technology division at ACLEDA Bank Plc. “With its support for real-time redo transport, the Appliance is designed to bring Data Guard-like robust data protection not just for our mission critical applications - but for all the Oracle Databases in our Data Center. Also, with its support for incremental-forever backups, we don't have to take periodic full backups, and this should ease the complexity and improve the speed of our backup and restore operations."  The real-time redo and incremental-forever features of the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance show great potential as they lower the backup impact even further than our current solution, in which standby database servers must still bear the full impact of backup operations,” said Szymon Skorupinski, DBA and Backup Services Manager, CERN IT. “At the same time, virtual full backups allow overall database recovery times to be reduced by eliminating incremental apply operations - this would be a critical benefit in CERN's environment where the monthly backup traffic is constantly growing and approaching the Petabyte range.” “Enterprises need to protect vital data for their critical business applications in real time without the downtime or data loss often experienced when using today’s solutions traditional approaches,” said Laura Dubois, Program Vice President for IDC's Storage practice. “The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance meets this demand with a simple, yet powerful solution that easily scales to protect databases enterprise-wide and meet ever-stringent recovery point objectives.”Supporting Resources Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: Product Webcast Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: Data Sheet Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: White Paper Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance: Infographic Oracle Database Oracle Engineered Systems Connect with Oracle Database High Availability via BlogFacebook, and TwitterAbout Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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 550 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the JavaOne blog.

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Marcie Bradley
Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, Outperforms EMC XtremIO by up to 9x

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:18
Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, Outperforms EMC XtremIO by up to 9x Architected for Oracle Database enterprise SAN environments, Oracle FS1 Series innovates with new QoS Plus software and one-click application storage provisioningORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

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

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

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

News Facts Scaling to petabytes of flash capacity with a high-availability, scale-out architecture, the Oracle FS1 Series flash storage system is the most intelligent, high-performance flash storage array for Oracle environments. The new system’s QoS Plus management software simultaneously optimizes performance, cost and business value using fine-grain autotiering and secure multi-tenancy for application and user data isolation—all in a single, scalable storage platform. Oracle FS1 Series is designed to deliver sustained, predictable, deterministic performance by individual application, under the control of administrators or autonomously by the Oracle FS1 Series system. Oracle FS1-2 building blocks deliver up to 8x higher IOPS and 9.7x higher throughput than EMC XtremIO X-Bricks at less than half the cost per TB(1). Maximizing the power of flash along with the option of exploiting the economics of disk, the Oracle FS1 Series is the only storage system that dynamically autotiers data across four storage tiers using business priority and application workload characteristics to deliver the lowest cost per IOP and per terabyte. Oracle FS1-2 is 400x more efficient than HP 3PAR and EMC VNX2 –moving data in 640KB blocks, which dramatically saves valuable flash resources and optimizes performance for Oracle databases. Customers no longer have to waste flash where it does no good. Oracle FS1 Series supports both flash and HDD while outperforming competitor all-flash arrays(2). Co-engineered with Oracle Database and Oracle Applications, the new Oracle FS1 Series optimizes data center performance and Oracle software investments with Oracle-specific features such as: Hybrid Columnar Compression compresses data by 10x to 50x Application Profiles accelerate deployment and streamline management with single-click provisioning and deployment of Oracle Database and Oracle Applications Oracle FS1 Series provides broad operating system and hypervisor support, including support for Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows, and VMware. Oracle FS1 Series accelerates data center consolidation and cloud deployments with secure multitenancy using Oracle FS1 Storage Domains that combine lock-down security with performance predictability.What Customers Are Saying "With over 164,000 affiliated companies, Groupe AGRICA serves more than 1.45 million subscribers and clients with pension and insurance products. Business continuity is critical to us,” said Julien Mousqueton, CTO, Groupe AGRICA. “We are extremely pleased with our experience with the new Oracle FS1 flash storage system and will be deploying it as the foundation of our virtualized, highly available private cloud infrastructure. FS1 will enable us to standardize on an intelligent storage platform that simplifies storage services and SLA management for our private cloud to support our company’s future growth.” “Keolis is France’s largest private sector transport group. As such, we need a high performance and highly available storage infrastructure to support all of our booking and ticketing systems, communications, passenger information and video security systems in a heavily virtualized environment,” said Olivier Parcollet, information system architect, Keolis. “We are impressed with the Oracle FS1 flash storage system’s performance and ease of deployment with our current infrastructure. To protect our data, we plan to implement a three-way disaster recovery configuration based on FS1 as a highly scalable storage platform combined with the FS1 high-availability data-replication features.” Analysts on Oracle FS1 Series “The FS1 aggressively solves via automation two major application workload problems today that currently rely on unsustainable manual labor-intensive admin intervention, and that frankly need addressing,” said Marc Staimer, president of Dragon Slayer Consulting. “The first problem it solves is that of the VM noisy neighbor where unimportant VMs interfere with the performance of mission- critical VMs and applications regardless of which hypervisor is utilized. The second even more critical problem is being able to deliver the elasticity in performance and capacity at a sufficiently granular level, to service mission- critical databases and applications in real time. These problems are intimately familiar to Oracle being the worldwide leader in relational databases. Solving them is just common sense.” “If your storage were smart and self-optimizing, using the right combo of intelligent caching, flash and disk—and could deliver QoS at a granular enough level—you'd be perfectly aligned. With the launch of the FS1, Oracle seems to have built just that,” said Steve Duplessie, senior analyst and founder, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The new Oracle FS1 is like no other array we've ever seen on the market,” said David Vellante, chief research officer at Wikibon.org. “Not only is the system engineered specifically for Oracle software, but also it's uniquely optimized for both performance and cost, depending on the workload. With built-in orchestration, the array is designed to dramatically speed deployment and simplify ongoing tuning. In addition, secure multi-tenant domains together with extremely high levels of storage allocation granularity supports a unique business-led QoS. There's a lot to the FS1 that will appeal to application heads, DBAs and storage pros alike.” Supporting Quote “The Oracle FS1 Series marks the emergence of a new class of application- engineered storage that eclipses SAN solutions from EMC, NetApp, HP, and IBM. It enables our customers to use business priorities to drive their IT investments instead of IT limiting their business potential,” said Mike Workman, senior vice president, Oracle Storage. “The Oracle FS1 Series is designed from the ground up to optimize and automate the use of high-performance flash storage technologies to support the demanding and varied workloads in today’s dynamic data centers. When combined with Oracle Database technologies such as Hybrid Columnar Compression, Automatic Data Optimization, and Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle FS1 Series systems will enable our customers to achieve dramatic reductions in capital expenditures and greater operational efficiencies.” Supporting Resources Oracle FS1 Series Oracle Hardware on Facebook, TwitterAbout Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.Footnotes(1) Oracle FS1-2 delivers 8x higher IOPS for 50% Read/50% Write IOs of 32KB, 215,000 for FS1-2 and 26,863 for XtremIO X-Brick, and 9.7x higher write throughput 5.4GB/s for FS1-2 and 554MB/s for XtremIO X-Brick. XtremIO data from pages 10-13 of http://xtremio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/h13419_White-Paper_XtremIO_Ver_2-4-1_Performance-Report.pdf, published September 2014. EMC pricing of $510,000 for a 20TB X-Brick from GSA price list published at http://www.emc.com/sales/stateoffl/florida-price-list-2014-05.pdf(2) Based on Oracle test results and publicly available third party information.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.

Contact Info

Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
+1.425.945.8306
michelle.jenkins@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
dsmith@blancandotus.com

 
Categories: Database, Vendor

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

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:16

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

Deep innovations in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 designed to set customers up for HR success and maximized productivityORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

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

News Facts The latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud continues to provide users with the experience they have come to expect from consumer applications. It includes design enhancements developed with customer input to give even casual users a simple solution so they can get back to their day-to-day work more quickly and maximize their productivity. Oracle HCM Cloud supports integrations to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll, enabling existing customers to move to the cloud at their own pace. Also available in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new Work Life solutions, social applications designed to help reach and engage your entire workforce, especially Millennials. Users can now access the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud on their mobile devices via a single, unified experience in any browser or via the mobile application. Oracle provides a single and simplified HCM user experience (UX) for all business users Oracle’s UX investment in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 is centered on simplicity, unification, working across devices, and employee engagement to deliver a great experience for recruiters, candidates, employees, and managers. Simplicity: In the latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud, both analytics and social have been streamlined. Analytics have been selectively embedded throughout the product for both employees and managers. Oracle also simplified the social experience for both employees and managers with a new social panel in Oracle HCM Cloud. Unification: In Release 9, Oracle HCM Cloud presents managers with a simple, consistent, unified experience across hiring, learning, HR, and talent. With simple card views that bring together key HR data, managers have the opportunity to glance, scan, and quickly commit to an action. Release 9 also presents a common visual style for the browser-based Oracle HCM Cloud and the Oracle HCM Cloud mobile application. Working across devices: Addressing managers’ increasing need for mobility, Oracle HCM Cloud enables managers to work on talent acquisition, hiring, and learning on the laptop, desktop, and tablet, as well as on hiring via the smartphone. Managers can move seamlessly across devices; Release 9 functionality is tailored to how, when, and where managers need to work to help maximize productivity. To further optimize Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle has introduced advanced analytics based on a data warehouse in the cloud that brings together enterprise data and big data, enabling deeper analytics that leverage historical views and big data, as well as industry-specific insights to drive increased innovation, profitability, and competitive advantage.Oracle delivers payroll integrations to help existing customers transition to the cloud at their own pace Oracle has delivered integrations to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll in the latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud, enabling customers to move in phases to the cloud. Standard integration templates from Oracle HCM Cloud to PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business Suite help keep costs down and also enable customers to pace their move to the cloud, moving their payroll functions only when they are ready to do so. These new integrations come on the heels of Oracle’s Customer 2 Cloud program, in which customers can opt to redirect elements of their installed on-premises solutions to Oracle Applications Cloud within the same product family. This means that customers can use current support spend to move to modern cloud applications.Announcing Work Life solutions to reach and engage Millennials Work Life solutions in Oracle HCM Cloud help employers reach and engage their workforce by providing employees information they need to find the right blend of work-life integration for themselves. Previewed at Oracle HCM World, Work Life solutions My Competitions and My Reputation are now available as part of Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9, with My Wellness available as a preview. In each Work Life solution, employees can opt into the right activities in the right measure that enable them to align their development and performance goals with their personal life and career goals. Oracle’s Work Life solutions combine a wide range of data gathered across both external and internal social media, wearable devices, and quantified self apps, plus corporate enterprise data, complete with embedded social and gamification features. The solutions present analysis in multiple social graphs, summarized into business and work-life relevant metrics so employees can take action and employers receive strategic insights and cost savings. To help improve employee engagement, Oracle has introduced Oracle HCM Cloud Competitions. This tool enables employees, managers, or HR specialists to create contests and competitions to engage employees in different kinds of activities, such as wellness, completing on-boarding training, or even car ride sharing. These kinds of competitions are designed to bring employees together across geographies and generations.Oracle delivers comprehensive mobile HCM functionality Available as part of Release 9, the next version of Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile includes enhanced functionality for line managers, hiring managers, and individual employees. With this release, Oracle now delivers the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud services on mobile devices via a single, unified experience across all devices in any browser. In Release 9, all manager and employee processes across hire to retire are now on the Oracle Application Development Framework mobile technology platform. Big data and analytics can be viewed easily by the C-suite and every manager on any device. New features in Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile include: Interview evaluation: With Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile Interview Evaluation feature, teams can easily evaluate candidates using their mobile devices and submit timely feedback. This allows hiring managers to visualize interview feedback and make informed hiring decisions. Hiring worklist: Hiring managers can manage their requisition, candidates, and offer approvals while on the go with Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile’s Hiring Worklist feature. Workforce management: For added flexibility, employees and managers can manage absences and their timecards using their mobile devices. Pay slips: With the Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile payroll capabilities, employees are able to view their recent pay history and detailed pay slips from the mobile app.Supporting Quote “In the latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud, we have focused on delivering innovations and enhancements that enable casual users—such as managers and employees— to easily navigate and complete their HR tasks so they can get back to their day-to-day jobs and be productive,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, Oracle HCM Strategy. “We put a major emphasis on user experience, engagement, and the ability to work across any device, which we believe will set our customers up for success.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 Readiness material Video: Oracle Applications Release 9 Spotlight on Human Capital Management Data sheet: Workforce Reputation Management HCM Central @ OpenWorld Highlights: HCM Central @ OpenWorld Oracle OpenWorld Oracle HCM: Modern HR in the Cloud Oracle HCM Cloud Oracle HCM blog Oracle HCM on Twitter Oracle HCM on FacebookAbout Oracle OpenWorld

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

About 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.

Safe Harbor Disclaimer:

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

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Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
+1.610.766.3463
danielle.cormier@oracle.com

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

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Empowers Sales Teams to Sell More with Oracle Data as a Service for Sales

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:14
Oracle Empowers Sales Teams to Sell More with Oracle Data as a Service for SalesNew Enterprise-Ready Data as a Service Offering Provides the Most In-Depth B2B Profile Data on Qualified Companies and Decision Makers; Actionable to Sales, Marketing and Business Intelligence ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

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

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

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

About 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.

Trademarks

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

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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 Delivers Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:13
Oracle Delivers Big Data Analytics in the CloudOracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service lowers barriers for BI adoption for organizations of all sizesORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

While organizations accumulate data at unprecedented rates, pervasive business intelligence for every employee remains largely a pipe dream. Business analysts and IT have access to a wealth of data, yet everyday employees still struggle to obtain and analyze timely and relevant information. To enable all users to tap into the most pertinent data, whenever and wherever they need it, Oracle has introduced Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (Oracle BI Cloud Service), a part of Oracle Analytics Cloud, which offers the most comprehensive analytics cloud suite on the planet. With built-in mobile capabilities, Oracle BI Cloud Service helps speed and improve decision-making across the organization by lowering the barrier to entry for users providing secure, comprehensive information access with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the cloud.

News Facts Part of Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (Oracle BI Cloud Service) is a new service that extends the power of data-driven insights and data visualizations to users throughout an organization. Based on Oracle’s proven BI technology, Oracle BI Cloud Service is optimized for the cloud and empowers users to combine data from diverse sources, including in the cloud and in on-premises and third-party applications, to quickly create rich, interactive analytic applications. Because it is a subscription-based cloud offering, customers can deploy Oracle BI Cloud Service right away, to small groups, business departments, or the entire organization, with no capital costs. The service includes out-of-the-box mobile capabilities, so customers can access and analyze insights anytime, anywhere, with no additional development required. Oracle partners can leverage Oracle BI Cloud Service to deliver rich, custom applications to their clients, opening up new revenue streams. The offering also frees up valuable IT resources, while allowing IT to maintain security control over a company’s information architecture. Built on the industry-leading Oracle Database Cloud, Oracle BI Cloud Service is based on the robust functionality of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, used by millions worldwide. Empower Users with Rich, Interactive Experience Oracle BI Cloud Service allows users of all technical levels to quickly and easily create meaningful analytic applications by providing a service that is: Quick to start: With simple, wizard-driven data import and data model introspection, business users can build analyses, BI applications, or data mashups, without any programming or specialized analytics skills. Easy to adopt: An interactive user interface with integrated guidance and tutorials improves productivity and adoption. Users with prior knowledge of Oracle BI or Oracle Cloud Applications can utilize the service right away, without retraining. Cloud-based industry best practices will also be included. Mobile: Built-in mobile capabilities offer analysis on-the-go, including touch, drill, and interact features, with no additional development necessary. Additionally, Oracle BI Cloud Service is equipped for offline use, with fine-grained security to manage access and visibility. Flexible: For more custom queries and data-loading choices, users can leverage programming interfaces for deeper integration.Cloud Service Reduces Administration while Maintaining Security With Oracle BI Cloud, organizations can reduce the costs and resources required to deploy analytic applications, while retaining comprehensive governance of the data pipeline. Benefits include: Scalability: The cloud-based model allows organizations to add new users and applications as requirements change. Availability: Oracle Cloud delivers high availability, while Oracle optimizes speed by offloading analytic workloads to the cloud. Security: Data and BI applications are part of the Oracle Cloud, which meets the industry's highest security standards and is completely owned and operated by Oracle, helping ensure data does not travel to third parties. Simplicity: Oracle manages patching and upgrade cycles, further freeing up IT resources and ensuring immediate availability of the latest capabilities. Elasticity: The service offers the power of the Oracle Database and sophisticated Oracle BI capabilities to support current and future comprehensive analytic needs.Supporting Quotes “Information has the power to transform business—but only if it is in the hands of the right people at the right time,” said Balaji Yelamanchili, senior vice president, analytics and performance management products, Oracle. “Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, with built-in mobile capabilities, will speed and improve decision-making across the organization by lowering the barrier to entry for all users, providing secure and comprehensive information access with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the cloud.” “Snap-on Business Solutions expects to realize Oracle application development productivity gains, attain broader organizational use, and accelerate deployment timelines in the data warehouse environment as a result of the capabilities in Oracle BI Cloud Service to quickly format and present query results via dashboards, charts, graphs, and reports,” said Martin Fye, director, Application Business Systems, Snap-on Business Solutions. “We need our users to interact more directly with our data so we can do faster analysis,” said Kyle Bayliff, director of IT and Supply Chain at Pioneer Balloon Company. “Oracle BI Cloud Service lets us do exactly that, by making it easy to load and combine data from multiple sources. Together with built-in mobile, Oracle BI Cloud Service means we will be able to get analytics to our employees, wherever and whenever they need them.”
Supporting Resources Oracle Analytics Cloud Learn more about Oracle BI Cloud Service Skanska Explores Oracle BI Cloud Service City of Las Vegas Discovers Oracle BI Cloud Service Agile Analytics with Oracle BI Cloud Service White paper - Agile Analytics in the Cloud Oracle Cloud Applications Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Like Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook, Twitter (#0014) or LinkedIn. Or follow the conversation on the Oracle OpenWorld BlogAbout Oracle OpenWorld

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

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Oracle Extends Partner Opportunities in the Cloud with New Two-Tier VAD Distribution Offerings and Cloud-Focused Partner Community

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:12
Oracle Extends Partner Opportunities in the Cloud with New Two-Tier VAD Distribution Offerings and Cloud-Focused Partner Community Oracle PartnerNetwork expands reach and leadership to help partners grow their business in the cloud ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014
News Summary

Oracle Cloud represents one of the fastest-growing segments for Oracle. To broaden Oracle’s market reach and help Oracle partners extend their own opportunities and revenue potential with the cloud, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) has added Oracle Cloud services to Oracle’s value added distributor (VAD) distribution offerings. The new two-tier distribution model for the Oracle Cloud enables partners to leverage local VADs in their respective markets to take full advantage of Oracle Cloud reselling and implementation services. OPN also has created Oracle Cloud Connection, an online community that offers new cloud resources to help partners get the information and tools they need to better serve the cloud needs of joint customers around the world.

News Facts Oracle PartnerNetwork today announced the addition of Oracle Cloud services to Oracle’s VAD distribution offerings, enabling a new two-tier distribution model for the Oracle Cloud. The addition of cloud services will provide partners with more choices in how they deploy Oracle’s cloud offerings. Oracle Cloud offers the broadest suite of enterprise-grade, public cloud services, including Oracle Applications, Platform, and Infrastructure services, allowing partners to help their customers adopt Oracle Cloud. Oracle will work closely with its VAD community to further its reach in the broad market and deliver new opportunities to cloud resellers and customers around the globe. Kicking off the program, Oracle will work with VAD partners Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet, NEXTGEN, and Tech Data to identify and enable partners best suited to deliver customer value in cloud implementation and managed services. Oracle will continue to expand its ecosystem of VAD partners in the program throughout the upcoming quarters. Enabling New Partner Opportunities in the Cloud

• Cloud technologies represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the OPN program.

• OPN offers a wide range of cloud programs and enablement resources that help partners speed time to market with cloud-based services and solutions.

• Today, more than 15,000 individuals have achieved Oracle Cloud specialist certifications, 600 partners have achieved Cloud Specializations, and Oracle continues to add solutions to support Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

• Adding to those resources, OPN is extending its cloud leadership with the debut of its new Oracle Cloud Connection online community.

• The Oracle Cloud Connection community is designed to engage both new and existing OPN partners in achieving successful business results by partnering with Oracle as part of their cloud strategy. Oracle Cloud Connection will be the place to explore, learn, and engage in the Oracle Cloud.

• The community will provide a centralized point for existing OPN members to access information on all of Oracle’s existing cloud partner programs and offerings, as well as provide a location for non-OPN members to freely explore Oracle Cloud information.

• In the Oracle Cloud Connection, partners can:

Explore Oracle Cloud content, information, tools and resources in a centralized location Interact with subject matter experts Engage with and learn best practices from other successful Oracle partners Access free trial versions of Oracle Cloud services Learn about Oracle’s comprehensive array of OPN Cloud programsSupporting Quotes “There are many corners of the market and globe Oracle simply cannot reach. Our success relies on our partners’ ability to sell and implement Oracle Cloud services in the broad market. For this very reason, we continue to invest more resources in helping partners maximize their cloud-based opportunities, in turn, extending the opportunities for our customers,” said Bruce Chumley, group vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Distribution Sales, Oracle. “The addition of Oracle Cloud services to Oracle’s VAD distribution offerings will not only help extend our reach, but also give both our reseller partners and our customers the chance to work with skilled cloud experts in their local markets. It’s a win-win for everyone.” “Given Arrow’s long-standing, global relationship with Oracle, we are delighted to deliver Oracle Cloud services to our North American solution provider community,” said Laurent Sadoun, president of services and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for Arrow’s North American enterprise computing solutions business. “Our goal is to create the industry’s most compelling cloud offering, and this agreement represents a significant addition for solution providers seeking to move up the ‘stack’ and offer SaaS solutions and applications that address key business needs.” “Cloud spending is expected to reach record highs in the coming year and represents a huge opportunity for solution providers,” said Chuck Scalia, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Oracle Solutions group. “Building on our 25-year relationship with Oracle and broad technical and market expertise in public, private and hybrid clouds, we look forward to helping Oracle expand its reach in the segments we serve and helping the partner community capitalize on the significant market and revenue opportunity cloud technologies represent.” “Oracle is committed to supporting and leveraging the channel in its cloud strategy,” said John Walters, managing director, NEXTGEN Distribution in Australia. “The channel increases reach but more importantly the channel provides deep subject matter expertise; skilled and certified resources; and trusted relationships to ensure that Oracle Cloud is sold and implemented for the best ongoing customer experience. We at NEXTGEN were so enthused by this opportunity to offer Oracle Cloud services as a part of Oracle’s VAD distribution offerings, that we acquired and enhanced a cloud aggregation and distribution platform that will give a comprehensive marketplace for our partners to leverage the Oracle Cloud.” “Tech Data is honored to extend our TDCloud portfolio with Oracle’s leading SaaS applications portfolio,” said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, product marketing, TDCloud at Tech Data. “With our deep expertise in the market and award-winning go-to-market and enablement strategies, we have the formula partners need to successfully broaden their own portfolio and revenue opportunities with Oracle’s SaaS solutions.”Supporting Resources Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) OPN Central @ OpenWorld Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Oracle PartnerNetwork Blog Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on TwitterOPN on FacebookOPN on LinkedIn and OPN on YouTube.

 

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

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

About 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

KeyBank Intends to Use Oracle Banking Platform to Provide Online and Mobile Innovation to Meet Customers’ Changing Expectations

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:03
KeyBank Intends to Use Oracle Banking Platform to Provide Online and Mobile Innovation to Meet Customers’ Changing Expectations   Leading national bank continues to bring customer-centric approach for enhanced service delivery and relationships on digital channelsSIBOS, BOSTON, MASS. and ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

Customers are bringing lofty new expectations to their banking relationships, fueled, in part, by the personalized experience they have come to expect from their favorite brands. KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, understands these evolving customer needs. To deliver an excellent experience to its current and future customers, KeyBank will enhance its online and mobile channels through Oracle Banking Platform.

News Facts Customers are demanding more from their banks, to intuitively know what they want and to impress them with solutions and services tailored to their individual needs. Banks that continue to lead with a siloed, product-only mindset, will not succeed. KeyBank plans to answer this call by using components of Oracle Banking Platform to deliver customer ease and convenience through its online and mobile channels. Oracle today announced that KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, has selected Oracle Banking Platform to drive innovation across its digital channels and deliver the market-leading customer experience clients have come to expect from KeyBank. Expanding the existing relationship with Oracle, KeyBank is embarking on a journey to deliver customer-centric capabilities and services such as the new KeyBank Hassle-Free Account℠, acquiring and engaging customers digitally, digital payments, secure and self-service banking. Further, KeyBank will benefit from Oracle Banking Platform’s native service-oriented architecture for ease of integration into KeyBank’s existing IT ecosystem. With its modern architecture and framework, Oracle Banking Platform enables banks to increase the speed with which they deliver transformational customer-centric services, such as originations, relationship pricing, limits, and collateral management and collections.Supporting Quote “KeyBank puts customers at the center of all that we do,” said Amy Brady, CIO, KeyCorp. “We are redefining convenience by constantly evaluating how we can provide ease, value and expertise that helps our clients make more confident financial decisions. We selected Oracle as a provider for our digital platform because it offers a best-in-class solution for meeting customers evolving needs.” “Oracle is pleased to support KeyBank’s Digital Modernization program with Oracle Banking Platform—which will enable KeyBank to put the customer at the center of its business. Know me, empower me, wow me. These simple statements summarize the mindset of today’s banking customers and define the ‘customer in’ approach that banks need to take in order to compete and win. Customers have elevated their service delivery expectations, and banks now need to demonstrate a complete and holistic understanding of their unique needs, as well as ways in which to best service them, on the customer’s terms,” said Sonny Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Financial Services. Supporting Resources Oracle Financial Services Oracle Banking Platform Follow Oracle Financial Services on Twitter Join the Oracle Financial Services Community on Facebook Follow the Oracle Financial Services Blog Subscribe to the Oracle Financial Services YouTube channel

 

About Oracle

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

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $92 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank N.A. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information on how clients Turn To Key, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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 550 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the JavaOne blog.

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Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud Service Offers Complete Lifecycle Processing for Asset-Based Lending and Leasing

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:02
Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud Service Offers Complete Lifecycle Processing for Asset-Based Lending and LeasingNew cloud service delivers improved customer service and integrated partner channels; enables reduced time to marketSIBOS, BOSTON, MASS. and ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO –September 29, 2014News Summary

Asset-based lending institutions are challenged by changes in regulations and shifts in customer expectations. To keep pace, compete, and win the business, these institutions need instant access to a solution that enables a quick response and improves the accuracy of credit decisions. Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud answers this call with an easy-to-use solution for originations, servicing and collections that delivers performance and security from a scalable, high-performing single platform in the cloud.

News Facts Oracle today introduced Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud, combining the power of Oracle’s comprehensive, industry-leading lending and leasing solution with the simplicity, elasticity and security of Oracle Cloud and empowering lending institutions to grow and improve profitability of their core lending business. Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud provides customers with complete consumer lending operations and lifecycle processing, from origination to servicing and collections—delivering accurate, actionable information from a single data source to help lending institutions make faster and more-informed decisions about loans, reduce risk, effectively manage the loan lifecycle, and manage delinquencies and losses. Lending institutions can provide faster and more consistent access to credit decisions and improved revenue generation and collection strategies, with a seamless customer experience—all from a scalable, high-performing and secure cloud service. The cloud service offers lending institutions complete support with IT operations, infrastructure administration with disaster recovery and application maintenance services on one extensible architecture platform, delivering unprecedented scalability, performance, and security while helping to reduce IT risk and complexity and lower total cost of ownership. Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud supports out-of-the-box integration with standard cloud-based predictive dialers for improved collections functionality, helping financial institutions to improve user productivity in servicing and collections. The cloud-based version also features a new highly intuitive interface that supports context-based account and customer sessions and streamlines navigation to help boost productivity.Supporting Quote “With the Oracle Financial Service Lending and Leasing Cloud, asset-based lending institutions can focus entirely on building the book and reducing time to market. Leading consumer finance brands and in-house finance divisions can efficiently originate and service the business from customers and partners,” said Sonny Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Financial Services.Supporting Resources Oracle Financial Services Oracle Financial Services Lending and Leasing Cloud Service Follow Oracle Financial Services on Twitter Join the Oracle Financial Services Community on Facebook Follow the Oracle Financial Services blog Subscribe to the Oracle Financial Services YouTube channel

 

About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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 550 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the JavaOne blog.

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Categories: Database, Vendor

Insurers Can Increase Revenue Opportunities, Reduce Costs, and Improve Customer Service with New Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud Service

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:01
Insurers Can Increase Revenue Opportunities, Reduce Costs, and Improve Customer Service with New Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud Service Oracle extends the industry’s broadest and most advanced portfolio of cloud offerings with new cloud service for the insurance industrySIBOS, BOSTON, MASS. and ORACLE OPENWORLD – SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014News Summary

Today’s insurance marketplace is evolving rapidly, with new reforms in healthcare, more-complex distribution channels, and group product bundling creating a challenging landscape for insurers with legacy systems that struggle to support accurate consolidated billing and revenue management. Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud Service offers the simplicity and scalability of the cloud, while delivering important insurance-specific features such as improved transaction feed management, enhanced individual and aggregated stop loss calculations, and on-demand billing that make it easier for insurers to bill more efficiently and flexibly to meet customer needs.

News Facts Oracle today introduced Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud Service, combining the power of Oracle’s modern, rules-based system for billing, payment and collections management with the simplicity, elasticity and security of the Oracle Cloud. Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud enables insurers to improve operational efficiency through seamless and secure application access and stay ahead of the competition with new enhancements including: Improved transaction feed management: The new solution increases performance by evaluating claim transactions as they come in, fully calculating the fees or discounts daily rather than waiting for the weekly bill cycle. Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud also improves user productivity by enabling price definition at the group and subgroup levels. Enhanced individual and aggregate stop loss calculations: To support major health plans, the Oracle solution enables insurers to load claims from the plan’s own customers or from a third-party carrier, where they can be aggregated toward specific stop loss (SSL) or aggregate stop loss (ASL) calculations. On-demand billing: New cloud service capabilities enable users to create ad hoc invoices for a policy, making it possible for users to control which charges link to the resulting bill. Supporting Quote “Payers today are facing unprecedented change in their business driven by healthcare reform, the need for consumer-centricity, nontraditional products and market competition,” said Sonny Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Financial Services. “Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud helps insurers and payers rapidly deliver new business practices and products with minimal disruption to existing systems and offers comprehensive pricing, billing, payment reconciliation and collections capabilities on Oracle’s secure public cloud infrastructure.” Supporting Resources Oracle Insurance Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing Cloud Follow Oracle Insurance on Twitter Join the Oracle Insurance Community on Facebook Oracle Insurance on LinkedIn Subscribe to the Oracle Insurance YouTube channel

 

About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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 550 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, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the JavaOne blog.

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

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Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle: Can a NULL sql_id Use CPU?

Database Journal News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:01

Oracle can exhibit 'strange' behavior with the sql_id values in V$SESSION, but just because the sql_id is NULL that doesn't mean Oracle isn't processing a long-running statement.

Categories: Database

Oracle OpenWorld Kicks Off a Week of Education, Innovation, and Insights for Customers Around the Globe

Oracle Database News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:00
Oracle OpenWorld Kicks Off a Week of Education, Innovation, and Insights for Customers Around the GlobeCustomers, partners, and visionary thought leaders converge at preeminent technology and innovation event to discuss cloud, big data, engineered systems, and other transformational technologies REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – September 26, 2014News Summary

From the information deluge to the rise of mobile and social communications, the pace of change within organizations is moving at a faster rate than ever before. Providing companies the intelligence they need to harness digital disruption and create opportunity within their own organizations, Oracle OpenWorld will provide business leaders with education and insights beginning Sunday, September 28.

Running September 28 through October 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, the event brings together some of the biggest names in technology to discuss how companies can reduce cost and complexity to speed innovation and improve the customer experience. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions and draws 60,000 attendees from around the world.

News Facts Bringing together the industry’s brightest minds and most innovative ideas, Oracle OpenWorld 2014 begins September 28 and runs through October 2, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison will kick off a week of main stage conversations with leading Oracle executives, including CEO Mark Hurd, Executive Vice Presidents Thomas Kurian and John Fowler, and Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven. Oracle customers, including dunnhumby, Intel, P&G, Walgreens, and Xerox will also join the conversation to share their success stories. Oracle OpenWorld keynotes will be streamed live from www.oracle.com/openworld. Together, Oracle executives and Oracle customers will share insights about the state of technology from cloud and customer experience to big data and engineered systems—everything for the modern enterprise now and in the future. The technology and innovation event of the year, Oracle OpenWorld expects to bring together more than 60,000 attendees from 145 countries to discuss important business trends and transformational technology, including cloud computing, engineered systems, and big data. As the largest and most important educational and networking event for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners, the conference will also feature insight into Oracle’s strategy and product roadmaps. Helping customers get the critical information they need to grow their business, this year’s Oracle OpenWorld will feature nine “Central” breakout areas focusing on: Big data Engineered systems Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Human capital management (HCM) MySQL Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Customer experience (CX) — for Marketers, Customer Service and Sales Management to Directors of Social and Commerce Supply chain management (SCM) Industries—from financial services and retail to communications and public sector JavaOne, the world’s most comprehensive conference for Java developers, will run in tandem with Oracle OpenWorld. The conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. JavaOne will be held September 28 through October 2, 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 Wyndham. Come to Learn Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to experience more than 2,700 sessions, hands-on labs (HOLs), tutorials, and birds-of-a-feather sessions (BOFs). More than 3,400 speakers, including more than 1,800 customer and partner speakers, will share how they are using Oracle technology to innovate, simplify their IT infrastructure, and improve customer experiences. Event participants can also view more than 400 demonstrations across key Oracle product areas, from servers to applications, as well as 450 partner and customer exhibits. In addition to key technology and industry tracks, the event includes deep-dive training seminars from Oracle University discussing timely topics ranging from cloud and database to engineered systems and big data. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with more than 10 Oracle user groups from around the world. Come to Network Continuing its commitment to its community, Oracle is dedicated to bringing unique and memorable experiences to conference-goers each year. This year, attendees can enjoy: Three nights of great music, starting with Empire of the Sun on Monday, September 29 at Oracle Technology Network’s Tech Fest. Tuesday, September 30 will feature Capital Cities at the CX Central Fest. The music experience will culminate with Aerosmith, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Spacehog at the Oracle Customer Appreciation Event on San Francisco’s renowned Treasure Island the evening of Wednesday, October 1. An opportunity to network with peers, Oracle partners, and Oracle experts, attendees can connect at one of many lounges, Recharge Zones, and Tap and Brews during the show. Attendees also have the chance to meet Sean D. Tucker, part of Team Oracle and the world's premier air show performer. For fun-seekers, Oracle’s Ping Pong Alley, Nothin’ but Net, and Pop Quiz Corner provide innovative places to relax and play.Supporting Quote “Oracle OpenWorld 2014 will offer opportunities for our customer and partner communities to connect and to learn strategies they can employ to create more innovative, agile, and competitive businesses,” said Tania Weidick, vice president of event marketing at Oracle. “This year’s event is full of opportunities to network and learn from the brightest minds and leaders in technology. From the sessions to the unique events, it promises to be an unforgettable show.” Supporting Resources Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes Like Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook Join the conversation on Twitter at #oow14 Oracle OpenWorld Blog Oracle OpenWorld on LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

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

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Oracle Hosts HCM Central @ OpenWorld to Help Customers Create a Great Employee Experience through Collaboration and Connectivity

Oracle Database News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Hosts HCM Central @ OpenWorld to Help Customers Create a Great Employee Experience through Collaboration and ConnectivityPopular HCM program at Oracle OpenWorld showcases key technologies that enable HR leaders to take care of their peopleRedwood Shores, Calif. – September 26, 2014News Summary

People are the most important assets of any company or organization, and today’s HR professionals are tasked with finding, growing, and retaining the best possible talent in an increasingly competitive and mobile business environment. This year at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle will again host HCM Central @ OpenWorld, a focused program designed to help companies create a great employee experience with modern, talent-centric, and engaging human capital management (HCM) strategies and systems. Sessions will help attendees assess how their companies are taking care of their people, show how they can leverage the cloud to support today’s employees, and provide best practices for keeping their companies agile and competitive in today’s economy.

News Facts For the second year running, Oracle OpenWorld puts human capital management (HCM) center stage with HCM Central @ OpenWorld, an HCM-specific program that locates all HR content in one convenient location. HCM Central takes place September 28 through October 2 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, just steps from Moscone Center. Oracle offers a modern HCM cloud solution that is personalized, connected, and secure. At HCM Central, Oracle product experts will share roadmap details and will demonstrate the unification of Oracle HCM Cloud across all dimensions including user experience, processes, data, tools, and technology. Attendees will also hear from their peers and Oracle partners, who will share success stories about moving to Oracle HCM Cloud and provide best practices for transforming HR, taking better care of their companies’ people, and contributing to the business goals of their organizations. Attendees will learn to: Use social media to drive collaboration and develop talent Go mobile to give employees the anytime, anywhere access they need Use big data to gain workforce insight and forecast performance and risk Efficiently manage a complex global organization with local compliance New this year, Oracle will hold an interactive employee experience journey mapping (EXJM) session at OpenWorld. EXJM, based on the successful customer experience journey mapping (CXJM) methodology, is designed to deliver a better employee experience to improve engagement, productivity, performance, and competitiveness. HCM Central @ OpenWorld is sponsored by Deloitte, a Diamond level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN); Cognizant, an OPN Platinum level member; and Baker Tilly, an OPN Gold level member. Registration for Oracle OpenWorld, including HCM Central @ OpenWorld, is now open. For more information on HCM-specific content and programming, visit HCM Central @ OpenWorld at www.oracle.com/openworld/hcm. Supporting Quote “As companies continue to transform their HR functions, their HR leaders are looking for guidance on best practices and technologies to help them achieve their goals,” said Chris Leone, senior vice president, Oracle HCM Strategy. “HCM Central @ OpenWorld is designed to share modern HR best practices and demonstrate the way technology—such as cloud, mobile, and social—can help contribute to business goals.”Supporting Resources HCM Central @ OpenWorld Highlights: HCM Central @ OpenWorld Oracle OpenWorld Oracle HCM: Modern HR in the Cloud Oracle HCM Cloud Oracle HCM Blog Oracle HCM on Twitter Oracle HCM on Facebook About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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Selected common SQL features for developers of portable DB2 applications

IBM - DB2 and Informix Articles - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:00
Are you writing SQL applications that need to be portable across platforms? Here's the information you need to make sure your applications are portable. The tables in this article summarize the common SQL application features and make it easy for you to develop applications using SQL that is portable across the DB2 family, including DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for i, and DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
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Using SSDs in Azure VMs to store SQL Server TempDB and Buffer Pool Extensions

A common practice on-premise to improve the performance of SQL Server workloads is storing TempDB and/or Buffer Pool Extensions (SQL Server 2014) on SSDs. The former improves the performance of workloads that use temporary objects heavily (e.g. queries handling large recordsets, index rebuilds, row versioning isolation levels, temp tables, and triggers). The latter improves the performance of read workloads which working set doesn’t fit in memory.

Now you can do the same in Azure VMs using the new D-Series VM Sizes.

Important: The SSD drive is transient

The SSD drive (D:\) is not persistent, so its contents and permissions will be lost if the VM moves to a different host. This can happen in case of a host failure or a VM resize operation.

  • Do not store your data or log files there. Use (persistent) drives from Azure Storage.
  • If using TempDB and/or Buffer Pool Extensions, SQL Server requires accessing the directory specified to store them. The following section describes how to store SQL Server TempDB and/or Buffer Pool Extensions on the SSD drive and automatically recreate directory if the VM moves to a different host.

 

Configuration Steps

1) Create a folder in the D:\ drive

This is the folder that you will store TempDB and/or Buffer Pool Extensions in, for example as “D:\SQLTEMP”.

2) To move TempDB to the SSD

Using SSMS connect to your SQL Server instance. Execute the following T-SQL commands to change location of the TempDB files:

USE MASTER

GO

ALTER DATABASE tempdb MODIFY FILE (NAME= tempdev, FILENAME= 'D:\SQLTEMP\tempdb.mdf')
GO

ALTER DATABASE tempdb MODIFY FILE (name = templog, filename = 'D:\SQLTEMP\templog.ldf')
GO

 

2) To configure Buffer Pool Extensions in the SSD

Using SSMS connect to your SQL Server instance. Execute the following T-SQL commands to configure the Buffer Pool Extension, specifying the location and size of its file. The general recommendation is to set the size to 4-6 times the size of the VM memory. For more details read the documentation.

ALTER SERVER CONFIGURATION

SET BUFFER POOL EXTENSION ON

( FILENAME = 'D:\SQLTEMP\ExtensionFile.BPE' , SIZE = <size> [ KB | MB | GB ] )

 

3) Configure the Start Mode of SQL Server and SQL Agent startup as Manual

Using Configuration Manager set the Start Mode of SQL Server and SQL Agent as Manual.

 

4) Create a Powershell script to recreate the folder in D:\ if needed and start SQL server

Copy and paste the following script and save it as a Powershell file in the C:\ drive (OS drive), for example as “C:\SQL-startup.ps1”. If needed, modify the D:\ folder to the one you specified in Step 1.

$SQLService="SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)"
$SQLAgentService="SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER)"
$tempfolder="D:\SQLTEMP"
if (!(test-path -path $tempfolder)) {
    New-Item -ItemType directory -Path $tempfolder
}
Start-Service $SQLService
Start-Service $SQLAgentService

 

5) Change the Powershell Execution Policy to allow the execution of signed scripts

From the Powershell console execute Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned




6)      Create a schedule task at system startup to execute the Powershell script

Using Task Scheduler create a Basic Task that executes when the computer starts and executes the script in the Powershell file. For this, specify:

  • Program/script:                powershell
  • Arguments:                  –file ‘C:\SQL-startup.ps1’


7) Test the setup

Restart the VM and verify using Configuration Manager that the SQL Server service is started.

This guarantees that if the VM moves to a different host SQL Server will start successfully.

 

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Oracle Announces Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL and New MySQL Enterprise Edition Extensions

Oracle Database News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:01
Oracle Announces Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL and New MySQL Enterprise Edition ExtensionsCustomers benefit from an end-to-end management solution for their Oracle technology stack, including MySQLRedwood Shores, Calif. – September 25, 2014 News Summary

Oracle To help customers simplify management of complex IT environments, Oracle is extending Oracle Enterprise Manager capabilities to MySQL databases. With this new offering, customers can manage complex deployments of Oracle technologies that include MySQL, either on-premises or in a cloud. Existing users of Oracle Enterprise Manager can now easily add MySQL to their environments. Oracle is also announcing new commercial extensions for MySQL Enterprise Edition, including new backup, auditing, and enterprise encryption capabilities.

News Facts Oracle has extended the management and monitoring capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager to MySQL Enterprise Edition. With this capability, customers can now manage their applications and technology stack, including web and departmental applications that rely on MySQL, all from a single console. With Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database, customers can benefit from: Auto-discovery of MySQL targets Availability monitoring Configuration and metrics collection Performance dashboards Configurable thresholds With this solution, IT organizations and public cloud service providers can manage on-premises deployments as well as private and public clouds powered by Oracle technologies, including MySQL. It also provides an easy path for existing users of Oracle Enterprise Manager to adopt MySQL. MySQL Enterprise Edition customers can download Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database, Release 5.5 and higher, which is available on Oracle Linux and other Linux distributions, Microsoft Windows, and Oracle Solaris. Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database extends the list of Oracle products already integrated and certified with MySQL Enterprise Edition, including Oracle Secure Backup, Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle GoldenGate.New Commercial Extensions Available for MySQL Enterprise Edition

Oracle is also announcing the following new and enhanced commercial extensions available as part of MySQL Enterprise Edition:

New MySQL Enterprise Backup options including: Back up and restore to the cloud, allowing users to back up MySQL directly to Amazon S3 Optimistic backup and object-level recovery, improving the speed and efficiency of the backup-and-restore process, including for large databases with infrequently modified tables Binlog and relay log backup/recovery, simplifying server cloning for high availability and replication. Enhanced MySQL Enterprise Audit functionalities that enable additional filtering by user accounts for more granular enterprise auditing and compliance New MySQL Enterprise Encryption, improving data protection using public and private keys as well as asymmetric cryptography A new Yum repository for MySQL Enterprise Edition, which allows organizations to maintain their own certified infrastructure, controlling versions, patching, and updatesSupporting Quote “Many Oracle customers using Oracle Enterprise Manager also have instances of MySQL Enterprise Edition running within their organization,” said Tomas Ulin, vice president, MySQL Engineering, Oracle. “By offering Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database we are simplifying our customers’ IT management and monitoring environment, with a single integrated solution.” Supporting Resources Oracle and MySQL Webinar: MySQL for Oracle DBAs, October 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM PT MySQL MySQL Enterprise Edition MySQL BlogTwitterFacebook MySQL Central @ OpenWorld. Save $200 off the onsite registration by registering now. Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco  Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn  About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

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Latest MySQL 5.7 Development Milestone Release Enhances Database Performance and Manageability

Oracle Database News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:00
Latest MySQL 5.7 Development Milestone Release Enhances Database Performance and ManageabilityNew release delivers 645,000 SQL queries per second and more than 1 million NoSQL queries per second in benchmark testsRedwood Shores, Calif. – September 25, 2014 News Summary

Oracle announced today a new development milestone release for MySQL 5.7. Continuing to meet the demands of today’s web, cloud, and embedded applications, the new release further extends the performance, scalability, and reliability of MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, while enhancing management capabilities. Oracle also announced several additional MySQL product releases and early access features as well as the availability of MySQL source code on GitHub.com.

News Facts Oracle announced a new development milestone release (DMR) for MySQL 5.7. Available for download in the MySQL Developer Zone, on Monday, September 29, this MySQL 5.7.5 DMR includes many performance and scalability features, including a new optimizer dynamic cost model, improved InnoDB performance, and replication performance improvements, as well as several manageability enhancements. Also available on Monday, September 29 are: MySQL Fabric 1.5, which includes the ability to provision servers through OpenStack MySQL Workbench 6.2, which features new performance and migration capabilities The first MySQL Cluster 7.4 DMR, which delivers active-active replication as well as performance and operational enhancements In addition, Oracle is providing early access to features under development, including MySQL Group Replication and multisource replication, for community testing and feedback through http://labs.mysql.com. To better serve the MySQL community, Oracle is making the MySQL source code publicly available on GitHub.com (https://github.com/), allowing users to download it from their preferred code host and collaboration platform. Oracle will host MySQL Central @ OpenWorld from Sunday, September 28 through Thursday, October 2 at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. To learn more about the new MySQL capabilities and best practices for developing next-generation applications with MySQL, join us at the conference. Additional information on MySQL Central and be found here. Save $200 off the onsite registration by registering now.New MySQL Enhancements Improve Performance, Scalability, and Manageability Performance and scalability: A new MySQL optimizer dynamic cost model has been introduced to provide greater user control and better query performance. Improved InnoDB performance provides faster online and bulk load operations. Performance schema improvements include user and status variable instrumentation as well as replication information and progress instrumentation. Replication performance improvements, including intraschema multithread slave, allow many transactions to be applied in parallel while maintaining full consistency and supporting transaction retries. In benchmark tests using SysBench Read-only Point-Selects, at 1,024 connections, MySQL 5.7 delivered 645,000 queries per second (QPS), 2x better than MySQL 5.6. More than 1 million NoSQL QPS to InnoDB via Memcached were achieved with MySQL 5.7, which is 6x more than with MySQL 5.6. Manageability: A new global data dictionary improves manageability and query performance. Improved partitioning simplifies database administration by quickly and easily moving database partitions. GIS improvements provide more robust spatial data support including GeoHash and GeoJSON. Replication GTID improvements remove the requirement to run binary logs on the slaves. This latest DMR also features support for Oracle Linux 7, including native DTrace support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. MySQL Fabric 1.5 provisions servers using OpenStack and also supports additional types of sharding keys. MySQL Workbench 6.2 delivers the following new capabilities: Database migrations from Microsoft Access, allowing users to easily migrate Microsoft Access data to MySQL Visual explain enhancements, improving and simplifying SQL statement performance tuning GIS data viewer, allowing users to view MySQL spatial data from a more powerful and reliable geometric engine The first MySQL Cluster 7.4 DMR features the following enhancements to increase scalability, uptime, and agility: Active-active replication, allowing replication between clusters in different locations with automated conflict detection and resolution Performance enhancements, exploiting more cores within each node to massively scale out throughput Operational improvements such as improved reporting and faster maintenance activities Key features are also available through http://labs.mysql.com for early testing and feedback from the MySQL community, including: Multi-source Replication, which consolidates data from multiple masters to one or more slaves MySQL Group Replication, which simplifies high availability by allowing any server to accept writes and enhances application transparency by removing the need for the application and servers to coordinate where transactions should be routed.Supporting Quote “Oracle is focused on enhancing MySQL to provide the community and customers with the best capabilities for building and delivering their web, cloud, and embedded applications,” said Tomas Ulin, vice president, MySQL Engineering, Oracle. “The latest MySQL 5.7 development milestone release delivers on our promise of release early, release often, and the enhanced performance and management features are the result of our collaboration with users. Additionally, by making the MySQL source code available on GitHub.com we are allowing users to get access to the latest MySQL innovations from one of the world’s largest code host and collaboration platforms.” Supporting Resources Download the MySQL 5.7 development milestone release here. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. MySQL Labs MySQL Fabric Webcast: Latest Developments in Provisioning, Sharding & High Availability with MySQL Fabric, October 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM PT MySQL Cluster MySQL Central @ OpenWorld. Save $200 off the onsite registration by registering now. Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco  Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

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Pennsylvania Treasury Makes Innovative Use of Oracle GRC Applications in Pre-Transactional Auditing Process

Oracle Database News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:00
Pennsylvania Treasury Makes Innovative Use of Oracle GRC Applications in Pre-Transactional Auditing ProcessState Treasury wins Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance Innovation AwardRedwood Shores, Calif. – September 25, 2014News Summary

Pennsylvania (PA) Treasury recently implemented Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance (Oracle GRC) in an attempt to improve audit controls over its payment process by using advanced audit algorithms prior to processing billions of dollars in payments. This new platform is designed to enable the PA Treasury to expand upon its existing fiscal review processes, which seek to identify and prevent error, waste, and fraud. The solutions will help the PA Treasury audit every transaction, which is expected to increase the annual savings the Treasury realizes for taxpayers. Given the impact, scale, and proactive approach, PA Treasury has been selected to receive the new Oracle GRC Innovation award, which will be presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco.

News Facts The Pennsylvania (PA) Treasury has completed a major financial transformation project using Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance (Oracle GRC) and Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials to automate significant components of its payment and fiscal review processes. The project replaced the agency’s legacy payment systems with Oracle solutions and was completed on time and under budget. Oracle GRC automates advanced financial controls across the PA Treasury’s payment process to help prevent errors, waste, misuse, and fraud. The department processes more than 30 million transactions worth more than $75 billion yearly based on recent past fiscal year transaction volumes. The PA Treasury’s innovative use of Oracle GRC is expected to help the department increase the average annual savings realized through its pre-transactional audits. Over the past four fiscal years, the department has saved an average of $100 million annually in erroneous payments. Oracle GRC will automatically flag erroneous payments in Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials as suspicious. PA Treasury can then use the savings toward strategic projects and programs. PA Treasury has won the Oracle GRC Innovation award for this industry-first solution. The deployment was chosen over several strong nominations because of the uniqueness of the business case, the degree of innovation, and the overall impact of the transformational project. Experts from Oracle and PA Treasury will present the highlights of the project as part of the Oracle GRC General Session at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, September 28 through October 2 in San Francisco. Oracle GRC solutions have helped many organizations deploy advanced controls to manage enterprise-wide application security, configurations, and transactions as well as document and assess their internal controls over critical business processes. Oracle GRC uses big data techniques such as graph searches and patterns to detect duplicate, split, and other unusual payments with a high degree of accuracy.Supporting Quotes “The Pennsylvania Treasury’s groundbreaking use of Oracle GRC and Oracle’s PeopleSoft to stop financial leakage is paving the way for other organizations to improve profits, strengthen internal controls, and provide a modern platform to meet the recent update to the COSO [Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission] framework. For these reasons, we are delighted to present the Oracle GRC Innovation award to the Pennsylvania Treasury,” said Sid Sinha, senior director, Oracle GRC Product Strategy. “We saw an innovative opportunity to use Oracle GRC in our fiscal review process that, we believe, will help us to improve our pre-transactional auditing capabilities,” said PN Narayanan, chief information officer, Pennsylvania Treasury. “We believe this solution will give our fiscal review team advanced tools to perform their jobs more efficiently and adapt to changing requirements more quickly.” Supporting Resources Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials Oracle GRC Customer Success Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld Free GRC Certification Exam at Oracle OpenWorld Oracle GRC Advanced Controls on LinkedIn About Oracle OpenWorld

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

About Oracle

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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Blanc & Otus
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Oracle Marketing Cloud Extends Partnership with Box

Oracle Database News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Marketing Cloud Extends Partnership with BoxNew Integration Simplifies Collaboration and Execution of Content Marketing Programs Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 25, 2014News Summary

Managing content marketing programs has become increasingly complex as marketers accelerate the amount of content needed to support digital marketing programs so that they can deliver the right messages to the right audience at the right time. To help marketers improve collaboration, streamline processes and better manage their digital assets, Oracle has integrated Oracle Marketing Cloud with Box. The integration is designed to enable marketers to quickly and effectively plan, produce and publish marketing content that builds digital dialogue with customers, improving lead quality and turning advocates into ambassadors, ultimately creating ideal customers for their businesses.

News Facts Further demonstrating its commitment to driving marketing simplicity and customer centricity, Oracle today announced a first of its kind integration between Oracle Marketing Cloud and Box. The new integration extends the relationship between Box and Oracle Marketing Cloud. Box is currently a vendor in the Oracle Marketing AppCloud. Designed to help marketers quickly and effectively plan, produce and publish marketing content that builds a digital dialogue and creates ideal customers, the integration streamlines content marketing processes and enhances collaboration. By enabling customers to centrally store and manage marketing content on the Box platform, the integration extends Oracle’s leadership in the content marketing space by helping customers further increase engagement, improve lead quality and turn prospects into advocates. The integration gives Oracle Marketing Cloud customers the ability to develop content with commonly used tools such as Microsoft Office products and PDFs and instantly convert these into HTML5, simplifying the creation of effective marketing campaigns. Box’s best-in-class content collaboration platform also makes assets available to marketers, designers and other stakeholders, improving version control and increasing the overall efficiency of marketing processes, and with the integration to the Marketing Cloud, seamlessly available in marketing content assets. Further optimizing and simplifying content marketing processes, the integration enables folders in Box to automatically sync with Oracle Marketing Cloud’s content store so they are available for campaign execution on Oracle’s cross-channel marketing platform. Availability of the new integration features is planned for spring 2015.partners who source or leverage Oracle BlueKai data to inform solutions beyond ad targeting. Supporting Quotes “As demand for unique marketing content grows, marketers need an easier way to share content and collaborate with internal teams and external agencies,” says Kevin Akeroyd, SVP and General Manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “Today’s announcement reinforces Oracle’s commitment to delivering on the promise of marketing simplicity and efficiency. By giving our customers the ability to create content with simple tools they are familiar with, and collaborate with a popular and intuitive file sync and share solution, we are making it simpler than ever before to create engaging content that turns prospects into advocates.” “Having access to the right content at the right time is critical for businesses everywhere, and no department relies more on real-time collaboration around information than marketing,” said Niall Wall, senior vice president of business development at Box. “We’re excited to extend our partnership with Oracle by integrating with Oracle Marketing Cloud, fostering better collaboration within marketing teams as well as their external agencies and vendors. The connection between our two platforms will help make businesses of all sizes more productive and competitive, particularly in industries like Retail and Media & Entertainment where success hinges on the creation and distribution of digital assets.” Supporting Resources Oracle Marketing Cloud Oracle Content Marketing Oracle Modern Marketing Blog Oracle Marketing Cloud Twitter Oracle Marketing Cloud LinkedIn Oracle OpenWorld 2014About Oracle

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Latest MySQL 5.7 Development Milestone Release Enhances Database Performance and Manageability

MySQL AB - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:59
Oracle announced today a new development milestone release for MySQL 5.7. Continuing to meet the demands of today’s web, cloud, and embedded applications, the new release further extends the performance, scalability, and reliability of MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, while enhancing management capabilities. Oracle also announced several additional MySQL product releases and early access features as well as the availability of MySQL source code on GitHub.com.
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3 reasons to get certified at PASS Summit 2014!

PASS Summit 2014 is right around the corner!  Register by September 26th 2014 to take advantage of the PASS Summit discounted pricing.  PASS Summit is not only a great opportunity to attend the highest rated technical sessions but it’s also one of the best times to get certified.

Why should you get certified at PASS Summit 2014?

1. Certifications help grow your career

With Microsoft Training and Certification you can keep your skills relevant, applicable, and competitive, and with the Certification Central onsite at PASS Summit, you’ll have the chance to learn, practice, and even talk one-on-one with the training experts on a variety of technologies. Microsoft Certification is an industry standard recognized worldwide.

2. Only PASS Summit attendees get special pricing

All Microsoft certification exams will be offered at 50% off the regular price to registered PASS Summit attendees! Take advantage of this great opportunity to fulfill your certification requirements at a 50% discount during PASS Summit 2014. This opportunity is only available to registered PASS Summit 2014 attendees – at just $75 USD per exam, it’s like getting two exams for the price of one.   

3. Free exam prep sessions and practice test only at PASS Summit

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MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION & YOU SESSIONS – formerly “Cert 101”

Join us for a brand new kind of introductory certification session at PASS Summit. Updated from the original Certification 101 session, we’ll help you navigate through the new certifications, the new question types introduced in 2012 and 2013, the migration paths for individuals already certified, and the benefits of certification in your career. Want to get certified?  This is the place to start!

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Get ready for your next certification test with these interactive study groups led by MCT Ambassadors onsite at PASS Summit. Your leaders will guide you through the most desired exams to ensure you’re prepared. Check the event session guide for exact dates and times – if you’re planning to take an exam, make sure you fit these into your week!

EVENING EXAM

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MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE

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Exam Prep Sessions

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Monday

 8:30AM-4:30PM

8:30AM-4:30PM

 No Exams

 

Tuesday

 

 

 8:30AM-4:30PM

 

 

8:30AM-4:30PM

 

 

10:15 AM - 11:30 PM

Microsoft Certification and Your Career

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-410, 70-411, 70-412 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012 

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-461 – MCSA: SQL Server 2012

Wednesday

 

 

10:15 AM-8:00 PM

 

 

10:15 AM-8:00 PM

 

 

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-410, 70-411, 70-412 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-462 – MCSA: SQL Server 2012

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-463 – MCSA: SQL Server 2012

Thursday

 

 

10:15 AM-6:00 PM

 

 

10:15 AM-6:00 PM

 

 

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-483: Programming in C#

1:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-464 and 70-465 – MCSE: Data Platform

3:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-466 and 70-467 – MCSE: Business Intelligence

Friday

 

10:30 AM-5:30 PM

 

 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-461 – MCSA: SQL Server 2012 (Repeat)

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Exam Prep session for Exam 70-331 and 70-332 – SharePoint Server 2013

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