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Oracle CEO Safra Catz Unveils Plans to Build a Public High School on Oracle’s Redwood Shores Campus

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:30
Press Release Oracle CEO Safra Catz Unveils Plans to Build a Public High School on Oracle’s Redwood Shores Campus Investment Reflects Oracle’s Commitment to Education and to Inspiring Future Science and Technology Leaders

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO —Oct 27, 2015

During Oracle OpenWorld 2015, Oracle CEO Safra Catz unveiled the company’s plans to build a public high school on its Redwood Shores campus. Slated to be completed in the fall of 2017, Design Tech High School (d.tech) is a free, innovative charter school that incorporates technology, design thinking and problem solving skills to help students prepare for successful careers.

“Seventeen years ago, Larry Ellison told me that he’d love to have a school where students learn to think,” said Oracle CEO Safra Catz. “Our support of d.tech reflects Larry’s vision for a unique high school founded on principles we believe in: innovation, creativity, problem-solving and design-thinking. We couldn’t be more excited to build this school on our campus and to see the positive impact it will undoubtedly have on the students, teachers, Oracle employees and the Bay Area community.”

d.tech first launched in August 2014 as a California public charter high school in the San Mateo Union High School District. Oracle recognized the tremendous potential of the high school’s unique academic model and through a partnership with the school, is providing the land and building the new facility. The company plans to construct a 64,000-square-foot state-of-the-art, LEED-certified school that will be used by 550 students and 30 faculty, as well as the local community.

“d.tech will be the world’s first educational institution located on a high-tech campus which will give students immeasurable opportunities,” said Dr. Ken Montgomery, Design Tech’s executive director and founder. “We are incredibly grateful to Oracle for giving d.tech a home – a place to inspire and nurture students who will transform our community and world for the better.”

Through Oracle Education Foundation, one of Oracle’s educational philanthropic arms, Oracle Volunteers will continue to work closely with Design Tech High School students on projects at the intersection of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) disciplines.

Oracle’s longstanding commitment to education includes donating $2.5 billion annually in software, curriculum, and faculty training to educational institutions through Oracle Academy. The company also donates millions in cash annually to nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations around the world through Oracle Giving.

For more information please visit Oracle + d.tech. Join the conversation and follow the latest news on d.tech through social media: @dTechHS and @ORCLCitizenship. Additional resources below.

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

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Oracle Unveils Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:25
Press Release Oracle Unveils Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data New Services Accelerate Time to Insight and Enable Customers to Generate Value

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 27, 2015

Oracle simplified the process of unlocking business value from big data today with the announcement of Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data. As part of the world’s most complete Platform as a Service portfolio, Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data is uniquely positioned to enable customers to maximize the value of their data and accelerate time-to-insight.

The new services, Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service, Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service and Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service, complement Oracle’s Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data SQL Cloud Service, forming a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for big data in the cloud that enables customers to integrate, aggregate, prepare and discover real-time insights from any and all data sources.

“Big data is helping customers address critical areas: improving customer experience, reducing churn, streamlining operations and building Internet of Things applications. We’re already seeing it on-premises where our big data business is growing faster than the market as a whole,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Oracle. “With Oracle’s new Cloud Platform for Big Data, we’re delivering on our promise to enable customers to take advantage of the same technologies on-premises and in the cloud and widening Oracle’s lead in cloud computing.”

“Cloud delivery, consumer applications, and ubiquitous mobility have fundamentally altered how users engage with their data, creating new expectations about ease-of-use and access,” said Tom Pringle, Practice Leader, Information Management at Ovum. “Oracle has been a key participant in the development of big data trends, offering hardware and software for handling use cases encompassing big data and traditional analytics, information discovery, data wrangling, self-service analytics, and real-time operational transactions. Oracle has extended its portfolio to provide customers a unified big data management solution strategy that interweaves big data analytics with traditional and exploratory BI, while providing common and consistent methods to govern and support the discovery and consumption of big data.”

The new services are:

  • Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service enables customers to automate, streamline, and guide the error-prone process of data ingestion, preparation, repair, enrichment, and governance without costly manual intervention. With the Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service and its innovative recommendation engine, data preparation time and costs are reduced to a fraction of that of traditional methods. An industry first, Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service combines the power of Spark based machine learning with semantic technologies such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Linked Open Data sets for inline data enrichment. Big Data Preparation Cloud Service technology makes it easy to prepare, repair and enrich business data.
  • Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service enables high volume and low-latency data movement into Big Data Lake and Data Warehouse services in the cloud. Cloud-based delivery to Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, and Oracle Big Data Cloud Service simplifies the integration between the on-premises databases and cloud based DBaaS, Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL data services. These highly reliable capabilities focus on providing very low impact source data capture and high speed data movement into the Oracle Cloud are based on the rock-solid GoldenGate technology already used by thousands of customers worldwide. Innovative new cloud features such as pre-built automation for deployment and integrated cloud monitoring provide an entirely new data integration experience.
  • Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service extends Oracle's innovation in big data analytics to the cloud, making it even faster and easier understand the potential in big data, transform and improve it, and unlock value for business users and data scientists alike. Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service, together with Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, enables customers to get started immediately with big data, without having to deploy complex architectures, learn specialist tools, or rely only on expert resources. Oracle’s complete analytics solution also includes Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph, Oracle Advanced Analytics including R, and Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service, further empowering people to improve predictive models and take their analytics to the next level.
  • Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service provides an advanced key-value data store designed as a cost effective, high performance solution for simple operations on collections of data with built-in high availability and elastic scale-out. It meets the requirements of today’s enterprise applications that need simple, fast, flexible, reliable operations on high volumes of data with minimal administration. It is also integrated with other Oracle products to reduce development time, costs, and time-to-market.

Oracle is continuing to bring its on-premises big data portfolio to the cloud and the new services announced today join the already available Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, which provides a high-performance, secure platform for running diverse workloads on Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark and NoSQL databases. Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service extends Oracle’s industry-leading implementation of SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL. Together with Oracle Database Cloud Service, they provide users with a comprehensive Big Data management system in an enterprise cloud.

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

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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Oracle Launches New Oracle Cloud Platform Services and Enhanced Development Frameworks for Polyglot Development

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:20
Press Release Oracle Launches New Oracle Cloud Platform Services and Enhanced Development Frameworks for Polyglot Development Oracle extends cloud platform with JavaScript-based development and deployment services; further enhances its Java cloud portfolio

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 27, 2015

Today, Oracle launched new cloud offerings that extend its developer-focused product line with new services, toolkits and updated frameworks for JavaScript and Java developers. With these new offerings, Oracle extends its commitment to both Java and JavaScript developers, as well as to business users, providing added choice and flexibility to accelerate application development, delivery and deployment for polyglot software development ecosystems.

While Java continues to be the most popular development language in the world, JavaScript has become the second most popular language with a growing developer base utilizing it for both server and client-based functionality. Many organizations are leveraging a combination of these languages in their application development efforts. To address these needs, Oracle offers a comprehensive set of services, toolkits and development frameworks that enable organizations to apply developers’ skills across these technologies, to deliver nearly any type of application, including enterprise apps, lightweight container apps, web apps, and mobile apps.

PaaS Services for Developers
  • Oracle Application Container Cloud, a new Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS) offering, leverages Docker containers and includes:
    • Java SE Cloud Service – designed to run Java code that doesn’t require a full Java Enterprise Edition infrastructure, Java SE Cloud Service includes support for Spring, Jersey, Tomcat, Play, and can run JVM-based languages like JRuby, Jython, and Closure.
    • Node Cloud Service – optimized to run JavaScript-based server side functionality using the popular Node JS platform, this offering includes support for popular Node frameworks and npm modules like Express, underscore, and passport.
    Oracle Application Container Cloud joins the already popular Java Cloud Service, which offers a Java Enterprise Edition deployment platform based on Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle Mobile Cloud, a Node.JS-based mobile optimized integration platform.
  • Oracle Developer Cloud Service, a PaaS development solution, has been extended to support seamless DevOps functionality for the above new services and includes support for JavaScript, in addition to the extensive support currently offered for Java and Java Enterprise Edition developers.

    Oracle Developer Cloud offers full development lifecycle support covering requirements tracking, team management, Git code versioning, code review functionality, collaborative wikis, continuous integration automation, and deployment services. Oracle is also launching cloud-based IDE functionality as part of this service, supporting browser-based coding in the cloud for both Java and JavaScript.
Frameworks for Java and JavaScript Developers
  • Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit delivers a client-side JavaScript set of libraries that can be used together, or in a modular fashion, to complement current JavaScript technology stack. It is used by Oracle’s own development teams to build Oracle’s cloud products and is designed for customers who want to leverage the capabilities for their own use.

    The toolkit offers enterprise-ready features lacking in existing JavaScript frameworks and libraries, including accessibility and internationalization support for its rich set of UI components. Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit also offers a rich set of data visualization components, an advanced routing system for single page applications, common two-way data binding with simplified integration with services over a variety of protocols, and smart resource management for lighter applications.

New versions of Oracle’s Java-based development frameworks are also available, including:

  • Oracle Application Development Framework – a framework that simplifies development of Java-based Web applications, this offering now provides extended support for responsive user interfaces creation, and REST/JSON services publishing and consumption.
  • Oracle Mobile Application Framework – a framework that simplifies the development of on-device mobile applications across mobile operating systems, Oracle Mobile Application Framework adds functionality that increases performance of applications on both Android and iOS platforms, and provides new user interface capabilities and various other features.
PaaS Services for Business Users

To address the need to democratize application development across lines of business in organizations, Oracle has introduced cloud-based development services for business users. These new services enable business users with no prior coding experience to self-service their development needs through visual and declarative, no-code-required development environments:

  • Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service – provides an easy, browser-based development environment for business users to create and publish their own Web applications. This offering allows the creation of custom data objects as well as simplified access to services from Oracle SaaS.
  • Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator – an Oracle Mobile Cloud Service feature, it enables business analysts to create device-resident mobile applications through an intuitive browser-based development experience, leveraging mobile-optimized services exposed through Oracle Mobile Cloud Service.
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Partners Drive Innovation and Customer Success with Oracle Cloud Platform

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:15
Press Release Partners Drive Innovation and Customer Success with Oracle Cloud Platform Oracle Partners Cut Cost, Complexity and Propel Business Growth by Building their Applications and Service Offerings on Oracle PaaS and IaaS

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 27, 2015

Oracle today announced that partners are driving innovation and business growth leveraging the Oracle Cloud Platform, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), as the foundation for their cloud initiatives. Additionally, Oracle expanded its Oracle Cloud Platform services, providing partners with a broad range of modern, functionally rich and integrated services running in a secure, enterprise, and standards-based cloud platform. 

Unlike other clouds that offer services in one or two layers, the Oracle Cloud is the only cloud that delivers a broad portfolio of integrated services across applications, platform, and infrastructure.  Oracle Cloud Platform helps customers and partners develop and deploy new applications, extend and personalize Oracle SaaS applications, and migrate existing on-premise applications to Oracle Cloud. Providing unmatched choice and flexibility, Oracle allows partners to choose the best platform for their enterprise workloads, including private clouds, Oracle Cloud, and other public clouds.

“Oracle is seeing amazing uptake by partners offering applications and services complementing Oracle PaaS, Oracle IaaS, and Oracle SaaS,” said Sanjay Sinha, vice president, Platform Products, Oracle.  “Hundreds of ISV applications are available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, providing a rich ecosystem for Oracle’s extensive global customer base.  In addition, Systems Integrators have leveraged their investment in delivery capability and skills to build solutions on the Oracle Cloud Platform using proven technology, and a clear roadmap for continued use of open standards in the cloud.”

Partners Embrace New Capabilities of Oracle IaaS

With new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, Oracle is helping partners leverage a complete infrastructure for building heterogeneous enterprise applications faster and more effectively. Along with new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, Oracle is also extending the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to offer partner supported machine images of pre-configured applications and software that can easily be deployed onto the Oracle Compute Cloud. For the complete release, visit: http://bit.ly/1k5O7qn .

Already, leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrator (SIs) partners have adopted Oracle IaaS, including Oracle Compute Cloud and Oracle Storage Cloud, providing customers the ability to run any workload in the cloud. Third party applications are available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, including Data Management, Analytics, Cloud Orchestration, Management, Monitoring, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and the most popular open source stacks, among other tools. As these applications are built on industry standards, SIs are able to leverage their existing skills and rich toolset to get customers up and running quickly. 

Partners Extend Applications to the Cloud with Oracle PaaS

The Oracle Cloud Platform extends Oracle’s leadership with the world’s broadest and deepest portfolio of PaaS, IaaS and SaaS. Built on the performance and security of Oracle Database, Java and Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Oracle Cloud Platform provides ISVs and SIs a reliable and scalable platform to innovate and move their applications to the public cloud. With built-in multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, integration, API catalog and social capabilities, Oracle PaaS also enables partners to extend the value of their applications, while providing customers with potential faster time to value at less cost.

Key SIs and ISVs have already leveraged the Oracle Cloud Platform to enhance their delivery capabilities and serve as the platform for their product offerings, including: 3scale, Accenture, Actifio, AMIS, AppDynamics, ARCivate, Ataway, Avention, Avio Consulting, Best Systems GmbH, BIAS, Bitnami, Braintree, Calix, Care IT Services, Chef, CloudBerry Lab, CloudBolt Software, Cognizant, Commvault, Compasso, Config Consultants, CRMIT Solutions, CTERA Networks, Denovo, Discover Technology, DLT Solutions, Docusign, DSCON, Easyteam, EasyTone Network Technology, ec4u expert consulting, Enrich, eProseed, Equinix, Estafet, Flexagon, Fusion Alliance, Fusionworks, Grupo Mult, HCL Technologies, Hitachi Consulting, Impact Business Information Solutions, Infomentum, Infosys, Infovity, Innovation Process Technology, iProcess, Kaba Workforce Solutions, Keste, KPIT Technologies, L&T Infotech, LimePoint, Link Consulting, Loftux, Looker, NetApp, NGINX, Nitai Partners, OPITZ CONSULTING, Puppet Labs, PwC, Qualogy, Quintet Systems, Rubicon Red, Scalr, Smartsheet.com, Sofbang, Sunera Technologies, Tarea, Tata Consultancy Services, TEAM Informatics, Tech Mahindra, TekStream Solutions, The Hackett Group, uStudio, Ventureforth, Veritas Technologies , Veriton, Version 1, Vixtera, Wipro, Zend Technologies, and Zensar Technologies.

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candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com Nicole Maloney
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nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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

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

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Hear What Partners are Saying About Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle IaaS

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:14
Press Release Hear What Partners are Saying About Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle IaaS

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 27, 2015

“Accenture’s Cloud First agenda is about helping clients move to the cloud to accelerate innovation, modernize systems, reduce costs and gain competitive advantage,” said Terri Strauss, managing director and global Oracle business lead for Accenture. “The Accenture Oracle Business Group is focused on driving Oracle Software-as-a-Service applications through the Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle to help clients speed this transition, simplify their IT infrastructure, and maximize the business benefits of cloud computing.”

“Our relationship with Oracle ensures that our goal of delivering consistently secure software to cloud infrastructures becomes an industry standard,” said Erica Brescia, COO of Bitnami. “The Bitnami Cloud Launchpad for Oracle extends our commitment to the Oracle community and enables customers to easily reap the benefits of the Bitnami Application Library. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Oracle Cloud to help us achieve our business goals.”

"Oracle is well-positioned to meet the needs of enterprises looking for easy and ready-to-run application images on the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Jay Wampold, Vice President of Marketing, Chef.  “With integration enabling users to easily bootstrap new Oracle Cloud instances and test infrastructure as code, Chef combines with Oracle Cloud Platform to deliver a fully-automated and reliable cloud experience.”

“The Oracle Cloud Platform provides reliable, low-cost, and secure Infrastructure as a Service, and CloudBolt provides a simple way to roll those capabilities out to end-users,” said Jon Mittelhauser, CEO, CloudBolt. “The CloudBolt cloud management platform provides an easy way to migrate users from expensive legacy virtualization technologies to the Oracle Cloud Platform as well as powerful management and self-service capabilities.”

“The banking industry has been slow in adopting cloud due to concerns such as security and compliance, despite the proven benefits of lower costs, flexibility and scalability,” said Michael Reh, Executive Vice President and CEO (designate), EdgeVerve. “However, with the world becoming more digitized by the day, the need for on-demand scalability and rapid innovation continues to increase. We believe our industry-leading solutions on enterprise class Oracle Cloud Platform IaaS will offer financial institutions an unparalleled flexibility and confidence to design their cloud migration.”

"The integration of ENVIRONMINT with Oracle IaaS combines the rich functionality of ENVIRONMINT with the convenience of cloud delivery, so customers can build their Oracle solutions even more quickly and efficiently”, says Matt Tuohey, Director of LimePoint. “With ENVIRONMINT’s unique ability to detect and fix issues before they impact the business, customers can accelerate innovation and business value, with the added benefit of peace of mind – a rarity in competitive and dynamic markets.”

“Version 1 is delighted to be an early partner for the Oracle IaaS offering,” said Ken MacMahon, Version 1 Head of Oracle Capability. “We are very excited about the value that end-to-end Oracle Cloud (IaaS-PaaS-SaaS) can deliver for our Enterprise customer base. Oracle IaaS gives customers the opportunity to utilize elastic compute and storage within the security and control of the Oracle Cloud with support from experienced cloud integrators like Version 1. We are anticipating strong adoption of Oracle IaaS across the traditional and non-traditional install base which makes for exciting times for Oracle, its customers and partners alike.”

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Oracle Updates Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:10
Press Release Oracle Updates Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services Delivers a complete set of infrastructure services for running enterprise workloads

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 27, 2015

Today during his keynote, Oracle President Thomas Kurian announced a major update to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, providing organizations with a comprehensive set of elastic Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings including elastic compute and storage to run any enterprise application in the cloud. The new Oracle IaaS services include: Oracle Compute Cloud, Oracle Storage Cloud – Archive and File Storage, Oracle Network Cloud, and Oracle Container Cloud. Making it even easier for customers to quickly deploy new applications in the Oracle Cloud, Oracle is also expanding the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to include partner certified machine images of pre-configured applications and software.

“Organizations want flexible, proven, and secure infrastructure to run their enterprise workloads in the cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development, Oracle. “Oracle’s infrastructure services already power the Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle SaaS businesses and some of the world’s most recognizable organizations. With this major update, Oracle is now making this same set of foundational Oracle Cloud infrastructure services—Compute, Storage and Network—available to its customers and partners.”

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

Latest Additions to Oracle Cloud Services Portfolio

Oracle announced five new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offerings, including:

  • Oracle Elastic Compute Cloud: Provides customers with two choices: Elastic Compute and Dedicated Compute. Elastic Compute enables customers to leverage elastic compute capabilities to run any workload in the cloud in a shared compute zone. The Dedicated Compute offering also offers customers elasticity but with added capability such CPU pinning and complete network isolation provides predictable, consistent performance with no noisy neighbors. The Compute Cloud is secure, enterprise-grade, fully configurable and provides robust monitoring capabilities. It supports a variety of different operating systems including Linux and Windows.
  • Oracle Storage Cloud Service – Archive Storage: Provides storage for applications and workloads that require long-term retention at the lowest price in the industry, with predictable SLAs for data retrieval. As a “deep cloud” archive, Archive Storage is suited for infrequently accessed large-scale data sets, such as corporate records, scientific archives, cultural preservation content, and digital film masters.
  • Oracle Storage Cloud Service – File Storage: Provides file-based NFS v4 network protocol access to both Object Storage and Archive Storage tiers in Oracle Storage Cloud Service. The on-premises software appliance acts as a storage gateway from the customers’ data center to the cloud and the optimized machine image enables cloud-based virtual machine instances to operate on shared data sets. The extensibility of the File Storage offering allows for easy integration with other Oracle and third-party storage appliances.
  • Oracle Network Cloud: Provides multiple connectivity options like VPN, Oracle Cloud Connect and network bonding to customers to meet their diverse application needs following a software defined network configuration approach. It provides highly secure and high performance connectivity from customer data centers to the cloud.
  • Oracle Container Cloud: Provides customers the ability to run applications within Docker containers, which can be easily deployed within the Oracle Compute Cloud. This will enable customers to further automate the deployment of applications using popular technologies like Mesos and Kubernetes.
  • Pre-Certified Technology and Applications Stacks: Oracle and a broad range of partners have certified a number of technology stacks on the Oracle Cloud including a large number of open source technologies, Oracle Technology, and Oracle Applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, and Oracle’s JD Edwards. These certified stacks are available in a standard service catalog to simplify deployment. 
  Contact Info Nicole Maloney
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nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle OpenWorld

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

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

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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 Cloud Platform Helps Leading Brands Worldwide Drive Innovation and Business Transformation

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:05
Press Release Oracle Cloud Platform Helps Leading Brands Worldwide Drive Innovation and Business Transformation Burger King Brazil Saves $5 Million Using Oracle Cloud Platform Services

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 27, 2015

Primed to be the #1 cloud platform company, Oracle today announced that the Oracle Cloud Platform is experiencing phenomenal growth and is powering some of the world’s leading organizations. Avaya, Burger King Brazil, Hi-Tech Textile, Mythics, Pride Mobility Products Corp., and Skanska are among over 2,500 organizations around the world using the Oracle Cloud Platform to transform their businesses. In just the last quarter (Q1FY16), Oracle added 800 PaaS customers, making the Oracle Cloud Platform the fastest growing cloud segment in Oracle’s history.

Leading organizations are choosing Oracle’s comprehensive, integrated portfolio of cloud platform and infrastructure services to easily build everything from a simple dev/test environment to migrating production workloads to the cloud. With more cloud services – SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS - than any other company on the planet, the Oracle Cloud Platform includes cloud services for application development, business analytics, content and collaboration, data management, integration, mobile, and IT management.

Oracle Helps Burger King Brazil Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements

In order to quickly comply with new federal, state, and country regulations from the Brazilian Revenue Office for electronic invoicing for direct taxing, Burger King Brazil selected the Oracle Cloud Platform, specifically Oracle Java Cloud and Oracle Database Cloud services.  It was the only cloud solution that addressed Burger King Brazil’s ease of use, quick deployment and cost requirements. Using the Oracle Cloud Platform, Burger King Brazil was able to deliver the entire project in three days and has been able to meet the compliance deadline and avoid penalty, as well as achieve savings of 50 percent and decreased IT costs by 60 percent based on an on-premise IT model.

“Burger King Brazil was able to save $5 million in penalties by deploying Oracle Cloud Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service, which enabled us to meet regulatory compliance deadlines in an unbelievably short timeframe. We delivered the entire project in less than three days, resulting in 50 percent savings, as well as decreased our IT costs by 60 percent,” said Marcelo Oliveira, head of IT, Burger King Brazil. “Now, we’re looking to use additional Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Documents Cloud Service and Oracle Integration Cloud Service, to implement a hybrid cloud strategy to connect our on-premise systems with our cloud applications.”

Spotlight on Customer Success

"The Oracle Integration Cloud Service enabled us to consolidate multiple integration tools into a single platform very quickly,” said Jill Von Berg, vice president of IT, Calix. “In a company that is continually innovating, IT must stay agile and able to respond quickly to evolving business needs. The Oracle Integration Cloud Service enables us to support continual innovation, deploy rapid integrations and realize significant IT savings.”

“With our Oracle Database Cloud solution, we have been astounded at how fast and effectively we can get to market, and that is a huge differentiator that helps us deliver ROI to our customers,” said Ray Owens, CEO, DX Marketing.

“At L&T Financial Services, we offer micro loans to uplift the socio-economically challenged. We needed a way to simplify our sourcing and application processing, reduce cycle times and optimize our productivity and operational efficiency as we scale our business into remote areas of India,” said Venkateswaran Krishnan, CIO, L&T Financial Services. “With Oracle Mobile Cloud and Oracle Mobile Application Framework we have been able to develop a cross platform, simple to use mobile application and securely integrate it with our core credit and processing systems to deliver a complete, seamless solution that will enable us to rapidly expand our business while maintaining industry-leading standards of customer service and operational excellence.”

“As a start up, our customers want to know that SuiteBox services run on the most secure and reliable infrastructure, which is why we chose Oracle as our technology partner,” said SuiteBox Founder Craig Meek. “The Oracle Cloud Platform gives us access to premier grade solutions at a much lower cost, giving our company and customers a robust platform that can scale as the business grows.”

“By relying on a single set of deeply integrated technologies, we are achieving all the scalability and reliability we need—even with a limited IT team,” said Tatiane Leal, CIO, Unisul.

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

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Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration Enhances Application Integration Across Cloud, Mobile and IoT

Oracle Database News - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 16:00
Press Release Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration Enhances Application Integration Across Cloud, Mobile and IoT Comprehensive suite of integration services helps organizations accelerate innovation, increase productivity and lower costs

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 27, 2015

To help organizations transition to the cloud and manage a mix of cloud and on-premises applications, Oracle announced enhancements to Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration.  A comprehensive suite of integration services, Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration enables organizations to accelerate innovation, increase productivity and lower costs by simplifying application and service integration across cloud and on-premises applications, mobile, and IoT devices.

The Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration portfolio includes Oracle IoT Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle SOA Cloud, and Oracle API Manager Cloud – a range of services developed for specific users’ integration needs.  With its simple, intuitive Web-based, point-and-click user interface, the Oracle Integration Cloud is ideal for “citizen integrators,” Applications IT and LOBs integrating SaaS applications. On the other end of the spectrum, Oracle SOA Cloud was designed for integration developers and provides a full integration platform, including service virtualization, process orchestration, B2B integration, Managed File Transfer and business activity monitoring dashboards, with fine-grained control and the ability to support various use cases.  Oracle’s integration cloud services are fully portable enabling users to migrate their integration workloads between on premises and the cloud to support changing business requirements.   

“The IT architectures that organizations have relied on for decades do not provide the business agility demanded by the digital present,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Cloud Platform and Integration products at Oracle. “To stay competitive, organizations need to rethink API management and service integration across cloud, mobile and IoT initiatives. With Oracle Cloud Platform’s comprehensive suite of integration services, we are able to help our customers increase business agility by improving productivity, lowering costs, and ultimately accelerating innovation.”

Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration includes the following services:

  • Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service - Enables customers to securely connect to any device generating data, perform real-time and predictive analytics on device data and extend business processes within enterprise applications. With Oracle Internet of Things Cloud, users will be able to rapidly build IoT applications for preventive maintenance and asset tracking using pre-built integrations with Oracle PaaS, third-party and Oracle SaaS applications, including Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion Applications.
  • Oracle Integration Cloud Service - Simplifies integration between the cloud and on-premises Oracle and third-party applications. Innovative features, such as pre-built integrations and embedded best practice recommendations, provide an entirely new application integration experience. It includes new, pre-built adapters for social media, SaaS and on-premises integration, as well as an on-premises agent that allows a secure connection from the data center to the cloud.  The Oracle Integration Cloud provides simple and intuitive application integration that combines business users’ ease-of-use requirements with the proven, mission-critical foundation of Oracle SOA Suite.
  • Oracle SOA Cloud Service – Provides a comprehensive and unified cloud-based integration platform for rapid provisioning, simplified management, automated upgrades, support for hybrid integration, and the ability to easily scale out, enabling users to quickly develop and deploy integration projects to deliver innovative services faster. Oracle SOA Cloud offers new capabilities, including B2B integration and Managed File Transfer, with enterprise scheduler, business activity monitoring and event processing.
  • Oracle API Manager Cloud Service – Provides a rich user experience that enables developers to create and expose APIs to internal or external consumers in a secure way to help develop innovative solutions for end users. Oracle API Manager Cloud helps organizations accelerate innovation by improving API visibility, making API management easy, and delivering API analytics.

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

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

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Oracle Introduces Groundbreaking Visual Analytics in the Cloud with New Data Visualization Cloud Service

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud Extends Product Depth and Breadth

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO —Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

Oracle Financials Cloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

Oracle Cloud advances highlighted by Ellison included:

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

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “We went into the SaaS business, and came to understand that required us to be in the platform business. And we went into the platform business and came to understand we had to be in the infrastructure-as-a-service business. That’s how we got to where we are today.”
  • “On-premises computing is not going to vanish. Even if on-premises computing eventually becomes a smaller piece of the pie than cloud computing, there's going to be a long period of transition.”
  • “We're standards-based, and because we're compatible—our cloud is compatible to what you have on premise—it's very easy to lift and shift. It's very easy to take workloads you already have, databases you already have, and move them to the cloud.”
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Azure Key Vault Integration for SQL Server in Azure VMs

Earlier this year we announced a service called Azure Key Vault (AKV), a cloud-hosted Hardware Security Module (HSM) backed service for managing cryptographic keys and other secrets used in your cloud application. This summer, that service became generally available. Around the same time, the SQL Server Connector was also released (available on the Microsoft Download Center). This connector enables SQL Server encryption to use the Azure Key Vault as an Extensible Key Management (EKM) module for more secure key protection. Today we are announcing the Azure Key Vault Integration feature that simplifies the process of setting up your SQL Server VM to take advantage of AKV.

Azure Key Vault provides the convenience of managing your cryptographic keys within one service that is secure and highly available. This provides an alternative to managing the storage, protection, and sharing of those keys yourself. The SQL Server Connector allows your SQL Server machine to connect to Azure Key Vault in order to access the cryptographic keys that are protecting your encrypted databases or backups.

If you are unfamiliar with Azure Key Vault, HSMs, or SQL Server encryption, the links above are a good place to start.

Configuring Your Machine for AKV

Before using Azure Key Vault, there are several steps to go through to configure your SQL Server machine. You need to download and install the SQL Server Connector, configure the EKM provider, and create the credential that allows you to connect to your key vault from your machine. If you need to do this for multiple machines, the time quickly adds up.

To save time, we have created the Azure Key Vault Integration feature that automates this entire setup for your SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure. This feature, when enabled, automatically configures your SQL VM so that you can access the keys in your key vault and use them to encrypt your databases and backups. This is a one-time setup, providing you the option to access keys in your key vault at any time from your VM. All you need to do is execute a few PowerShell cmdlets.

Note: These steps are provided in this blog post for convenience. However, when there are updates to the feature, the instructions may change. Please refer to the product documentation page for the most current outline of the steps to use this feature if you are reading this sometime after the post date of this blog.

Prerequisites for Using this Feature

Before taking advantage of this feature, you will need the following:

You will then need to create a key vault and register an application with AAD that has access to your key vault. The provided links include detailed steps for how to accomplish these tasks. While completing these steps, there are some pieces of information you will need to gather which will be required parameters for AKV Integration.

When registering an application with AAD, you will need to save the Service Principal name and secret as you go through the steps. The Service Principal name will be the client ID and the Service Principal secret will be the key that is created.

Service Principal name:


Service Principal secret: 

When creating the key vault, you will need to save the key vault URL.

e.g. if you named your key vault ContosoKeyVault, your key vault URL would be https://contosokeyvault.vault.azure.net/

You will then need to authorize the application to access the key in the vault by using the Set-AzureKeyVaultAccessPolicy cmdlet.

Automating AKV Integration with SQL Server Virtual Machines

Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to enable this feature via Microsoft Azure PowerShell. The PowerShell cmdlet to enable this feature requires some parameters. Several of the parameters you collected while completing the steps above.

A list of the parameters is provided below with examples of how to use the parameters in PowerShell. You can change each of these strings to match your resources.

1. The URL of your key vault

$akvURL = “https://contosokeyvault.vault.azure.net/”


2. Service Principal name

$spName = “fde2b411-33d5-4e11-af04eb07b669ccf2”


3. Service Principal secret

$spSecret = “9VTJSQwzlFepD8XODnzy8n2V01Jd8dAjwm/azF1XDKM=”

4. Credential name: This feature will create a credential within SQL Server, allowing the VM to have access to the key vault. You specify what you would like the name of this credential to be.

$credName = “mycred1”

With these parameters defined, you simply execute the cmdlets, as shown in the example below.

$vmName = “yourvmname”

$serviceName = “yourservicename”

$secureakv =  $spSecret | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force

$akvs = New-AzureVMSqlServerKeyVaultCredentialConfig –Enable –CredentialName $credname –AzureKeyVaultUrl $akvURL –ServicePrincipalName $spName –ServicePrincipalSecret $secureakv

Get-AzureVM –ServiceName $serviceName –Name $vmName | Set-AzureVMSqlServerExtension –KeyVaultCredentialSettings $akvs | Update-AzureVM

The cmdlet New-AzureVMSqlServerKeyVaultCredentialConfig captures the parameters for this feature. Then, Set-AzureVMSqlServerExtension sends the settings to the SQL IaaS Agent extension within your VM in order to enable the feature. The VM is then updated with this change.

After these cmdlets have completed running, the AKV Integration feature will have installed the latest version of the SQL Server Connector, configured the EKM provider to use Azure Key Vault, and created the credential to access your key vault. Now, you have saved yourself an hour! You can then start enabling encryption for your databases or backups as you normally would using the keys in your key vault.

Enabling Encryption after Setup Completes

In order to begin encrypting your databases or backups, you will need to create an asymmetric key in your key vault, and a symmetric key in SQL Server. Then, you will be able to enable transparent data encryption (TDE), encrypted backups, or column level encryption (CLE) for any database in your SQL VM using T-SQL statements, as shown here.

See the documentation page for more detailed steps to enable this feature and enabling encryption for your databases and backups.

If you are interested in this feature and do not have an Azure Subscription, you can try it out today.

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

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Oracle Planning Central Cloud

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

Oracle Manufacturing Cloud

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

Oracle Order Management Cloud

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

Expanded SCM Capabilities to support Holistic Business Flows

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

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

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

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Oracle Announces New Oracle HCM Cloud Capabilities to Power HR Transformation

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

Supporting Digital Transformation

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

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

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

Global and Industry Expansion

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

Product-specific enhancements

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle Database Cloud Portfolio

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oracle Announces Breakthrough Processor and Systems Design with SPARC M7

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

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO —Oct 26, 2015

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

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

Oracle’s new SPARC M7 systems feature:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Press Release Oracle Fusion Middleware Enhancements Enable Organizations to Innovate and Consolidate On-Premises and in the Cloud New Release Introduces Oracle WebLogic Server Multitenant—World’s First Cloud-Native, Enterprise Java Platform

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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