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Oracle grows Seattle presence to house cloud staff

Posted on: 18th October, 2017

Oracle is approximately doubling its office presence in Seattle, the home of Amazon HQ. The move suggests Oracle will be growing its staff base to support its expanding cloud business. http://bit.ly/2yuGRz2

Oracle is approximately doubling its office presence in Seattle, the home of Amazon HQ. The move suggests Oracle will be growing its staff base to support its expanding cloud business.

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Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud unveiled

Posted on: 16th October, 2017

Oracle’s biggest announcement at OpenWorld this year was the unveiling of Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, powered by Oracle Database 18c, the next generation of Oracle’s database product. Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates the need for explicit indexing, manual tuning and manual patching. Machine learning algorithms will drive adaptive performance tuning, adaptive indexing and advanced compression….

Oracle’s biggest announcement at OpenWorld this year was the unveiling of Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, powered by Oracle Database 18c, the next generation of Oracle’s database product.

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates the need for explicit indexing, manual tuning and manual patching. Machine learning algorithms will drive adaptive performance tuning, adaptive indexing and advanced compression. Instant elasticity is also promised, with compute and storage resources scaling independently with no downtime. Automated downtime protection will support a 99.995% “reliability and availability” SLA.

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud will have versions optimised for various workload types. The first to be launched, in late 2017, will be for data warehouse workloads. An OLTP optimised version is expected to follow in 2018.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2017 – meet Pro DBA at booth #4121

Posted on: 28th September, 2017

Oracle’s flagship conference, Oracle OpenWorld 2017, opens in San Francisco on 1st October, and Pro DBA will be there as an Oracle Platinum Partner and exhibitor. The event, which runs until 5th October, includes over 2,500 educational sessions and keynote sessions from Larry Ellison (CTO), Mark Hurd (CEO) and Safra Katz (CEO). The renowned appreciation…

Oracle’s flagship conference, Oracle OpenWorld 2017, opens in San Francisco on 1st October, and Pro DBA will be there as an Oracle Platinum Partner and exhibitor. The event, which runs until 5th October, includes over 2,500 educational sessions and keynote sessions from Larry Ellison (CTO), Mark Hurd (CEO) and Safra Katz (CEO). The renowned appreciation event, held at AT&T park for conference attendees, will be headlined by Ellie Goulding and The Chainsmokers.

Oracle is expected to focus on its new Autonomous Database, as well as its growing Oracle Cloud Services business during the conference.

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Oracle announces Eloqua integration with WeChat

Posted on: 27th September, 2017

Oracle has announced a new direct integration between Oracle Eloqua, part of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, and WeChat. WeChat is a popular social media platform in China, with over 963 million users. The new integration enables marketers to engage WeChat users to build their brand presence in China and connect with buyers. “For global and…

Oracle has announced a new direct integration between Oracle Eloqua, part of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, and WeChat. WeChat is a popular social media platform in China, with over 963 million users. The new integration enables marketers to engage WeChat users to build their brand presence in China and connect with buyers.

“For global and regional businesses serving the Chinese market, WeChat is the key digital channel. This integration enables Oracle Eloqua customers to take full advantage of WeChat to build brand awareness and strengthen customer relationships,” said Steve Krause, group vice president, Product Management, Oracle Marketing Cloud.

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Oracle launches “universal credits” for cloud consumption

Posted on: 25th September, 2017

Oracle has introduced a new “universal credits” system for cloud customers. With one contract, customers will say how much they expect to spend in total, and they can then use that on any Oracle cloud service on a metered basis. The new system is intended to make using Oracle cloud easier and cheaper, challenging Amazon’s…

Oracle has introduced a new “universal credits” system for cloud customers. With one contract, customers will say how much they expect to spend in total, and they can then use that on any Oracle cloud service on a metered basis.

The new system is intended to make using Oracle cloud easier and cheaper, challenging Amazon’s dominance as a result.

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Oracle Analytics Cloud named leader in Forrester Wave

Posted on: 21st September, 2017

Forrester Research has named Oracle a leader in its “Forrester Wave Enterprise BI Platforms with Majority Cloud Deployments, Q3 2017” report. Forrester evaluated the 10 most significant vendors in this field, based on 22 criteria, and scored them. Oracle Analytics Cloud has tripled adoption rates in the last 12 months, according to Oracle. “Oracle supports…

Forrester Research has named Oracle a leader in its “Forrester Wave Enterprise BI Platforms with Majority Cloud Deployments, Q3 2017” report. Forrester evaluated the 10 most significant vendors in this field, based on 22 criteria, and scored them.

Oracle Analytics Cloud has tripled adoption rates in the last 12 months, according to Oracle. “Oracle supports the complete spectrum of BI needs at enterprise scale, ranging from self-service analytics to complex requirements”, Forrester noted.

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Oracle unveils SPARC M8 processors – twice as fast as M7

Posted on: 19th September, 2017

Oracle has unveiled its eighth generation SPARC platform. The SPARC M8 processor is said to deliver 2x faster encryption and 2x faster hashing than x86 and 2x faster than SPARC M7 microprocessors. Oracle Database has been clocked at 2x faster OLTP per core on M8 processors than x86 and 1.4x faster than M7 processors. Oracle…

Oracle has unveiled its eighth generation SPARC platform. The SPARC M8 processor is said to deliver 2x faster encryption and 2x faster hashing than x86 and 2x faster than SPARC M7 microprocessors. Oracle Database has been clocked at 2x faster OLTP per core on M8 processors than x86 and 1.4x faster than M7 processors.

Oracle has committed to supporting Solaris until at least 2034.

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Oracle fully autonomous new database version imminent

Posted on: 18th September, 2017

Oracle are ready to unveil a fully autonomous cloud version of its database at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 in October, says Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. Oracle’s new database will use machine learning to automate management and tuning. “We will be authoring public cloud SLAs, service level agreements, for the Oracle Database that guarantee 99.995 percent systems…

Oracle are ready to unveil a fully autonomous cloud version of its database at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 in October, says Oracle CTO Larry Ellison.

Oracle’s new database will use machine learning to automate management and tuning. “We will be authoring public cloud SLAs, service level agreements, for the Oracle Database that guarantee 99.995 percent systems availability”, said Ellison. “To achieve that level of reliability, Oracle has to automatically tune, patch and upgrade itself while the system is running. AWS can’t do any of this stuff”, added Ellison.

Pro DBA will be exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld between 1st and 5th October in San Francisco. Please come and visit us.

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Oracle Q1 revenues beat estimates

Posted on: 15th September, 2017

Oracle reported stronger-than-expected figures for the quarter ended 31st August 2017, with 62 cents earnings per share versus 60 cents expected by analysts. Revenue rose 7% to $9.2 billion, with cloud revenue up 51% year-on-year. Oracle shares fell when Oracle issued guidance slightly below expectations for the coming quarter, though. Asked about possible acquisitions for…

Oracle reported stronger-than-expected figures for the quarter ended 31st August 2017, with 62 cents earnings per share versus 60 cents expected by analysts. Revenue rose 7% to $9.2 billion, with cloud revenue up 51% year-on-year.

Oracle shares fell when Oracle issued guidance slightly below expectations for the coming quarter, though.

Asked about possible acquisitions for Oracle, CTO Larry Ellison said “There’s no one left to buy”.

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Oracle joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Posted on: 14th September, 2017

Oracle has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum Member. Oracle is also releasing Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and open sourcing a Terraform Kubernetes Installer for the next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2fltXJi

Oracle has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum Member. Oracle is also releasing Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and open sourcing a Terraform Kubernetes Installer for the next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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