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Oracle announced a number of new in-memory analytic apps and improved performance of many products, SumTotal debuted its elixHR integration platform, Lumesse had a really interesting analyst and customer gig, and I'm on my way to another conference tonight.
Oracle is positioning itself as a cloud and big data partner who can cut your costs and boost performance. Will tech leaders buy into this "holistic aggregate strategy"?
CEO Larry Ellison has unveiled an ambitious cloud strategy built around an all-Oracle IT stack, but has failed to give evidence at Oracle Open World of performance or cost advantages over rivals.
Oracle today released its Enterprise Kernel Release 2 for Oracle Linux that features support for the mainline Linux 3 and btrfs and reportedly offers fastest performance on Intel systems. Linux Containers and DTrace are also offered as technology previews but not commercially supported
Company's quarterly results fall short of expectations, but efforts in trumpeting customer wins and channel expansion gives Oracle strong foundation for 2012, says analyst.
ELLAROSE is Riyosu's latest free offering. It is an intricate performance analysis tool providing detailed analysis results and superb...
Oracle executive attributes 'cloud in a box' performance boost to emerging high-performance network protocol.
Oracle and Fujitsu hope to boost the performance of Sparc hardware-based Unix servers fifteen-fold over the next five years.On Tuesday, the two companies announced a roadmap for Oracle's M-series servers that they say will give that performance jump.
spAnalyzer is a tool which provides intelligent analysis of text report files generated by Oracle Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)...
I've just finished a conversation with Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Sun's co-founder, who is in London this week for IP Expo, at which he was speaking about Arista and its high-performance 10 gigabit datacentre switches.Bechtolsheim was happy to speak openly about his regrets over the Oracle acquisition of what was his baby.
The database specialist has announced a cloud-in-a-box machine named the Exalogic Elastic Cloud that apes its Exadata tactic of fusing Oracle software and hardware for peak performance
At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers processor performance, more memory and full database encryption.
At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers better processor performance, more memory, and full database encryption.
The acquisition of the SOA management software maker will let Oracle improve performance features in its Fusion middleware
Interesting developments this week for energy efficiency prospects with both Oracle and Google entering the fray of the green grid business. Oracle now boasts an end to end offering for Utilities so they can optimize resources and better manage sustainability performance.
The last week or so I've had a number of conversations with colleagues attempting to figure out how and why the enterprise software mega-players continue to get away with premium pricing during the worst recession in living memory.Why is it that Oracle can show its best operating performance ever and Wall Street analysts don't ask the basic question: 'Is this sustainable?
Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison caught the Oracle OpenWorld conference audience by surprise the day before by rolling out the Exadata line of two hardware-software configurations. The integrated servers re-architect the relationship between Oracle's 11g database and high-performance storage. Exadata, in essence, gives new meaning to "attached" storage for Oracle databases. It mimics the close pairing of data and logic execution that such cloud providers as Google use with MapReduce technologies.
The reason for the 10x to 72x performance improvements cited by Ellison are do to bringing the "intelligence" closer to the data, that is bringing the Exadata Programmable Storage Server appliance into close proximity to the Oracle database servers, and then connecting them through InfiniBand connections. In essence, this architecture mimics some of the performance value created by cloud computing environments like Google, with its MapReduce technology.
In an earlier post I talked a bit about a start-up called Kickfire who are releasing an accelerated database appliance for MySQL applications in the 1TB-3TB range that gives comparable performance to an equivalent Oracle RDBMS setup for around a quarter of the price.Kickfire sounds compelling for utility LAMP computing applications that need to be fast and cheap, but it doesn’t address ultra-scalable and cheap, at least not yet.
I recently had a chance to chat with Oracle’s vice president of Linux engineering, Wim Coekaerts, and senior director of product marketing, Monica Kumar, about Oracles virtualization efforts and a bit about the philosophy behind the company's efforts. In summary, Oracle sees virtualization technology as just another tool organizations can use to increase the performance, reliability, scalability, agility and/or manageability of their IT infrastructure.
SAP has fired back at Oracle, in rather short order, with the acquisition of OutlookSoft, a corporate performance management vendor based in Stamford, Conn. It looks like short order of course, as Oracle announced its Hyperion acquisition a scant two months ago.
SAP doesn't go after the big fish like its rival Oracle, but it occasionally picks up a relatively smaller strategic acquisition. OutlookSoft will give SAP another entry point, beyond its core ERP software, into the CFO office with corporate performance management solution, covering planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation.
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