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For you this week:
We explore new data challenges, such as how a restaurant chain across Asia is coping with a data surge from mobile preorders. We also look at a new yacht race spearheaded by Oracle founder Larry Ellison (and the cloud), get a CTO’s advice for getting the right things done, and assess the challenges ahead for 5G pioneers.

By Jeff Erickson, Oracle Editor-at-Large  
 
Autonomous Database
Businesses Get an Edge from Oracle Autonomous Database
The restaurant business used to be simple: “Walk in, eat, and pay,” says Louis Mah, director of information technology at Maxim’s Group, which runs 1,300 restaurants in Asia. “Today we have preorders, delivery, digital payments, and coupon systems.” That business model complexity triggers huge amounts of data, and Mah is looking for Oracle Autonomous Database to help him analyze this data faster and tap machine learning for fresh insights. Three other business leaders talk about autonomous database advantages.
Yacht Race
A Very Different Yacht Race Sails into San Francisco 
In the fledgling SailGP league, spearheaded by Oracle founder Larry Ellison and yacht racing legend Russell Coutts, catamarans are designed and engineered to be identical so teams win based on their tactics and grit. This means that all technology enhancements— and performance data—are shared across the fleet. The role of Oracle Cloud.
Finance Leaders
Why Efficiency Eludes Finance Leaders
Only 2% of finance organizations managed to drive down operating costs over the past 12 months, finds a new global survey of more than 700 senior finance professionals conducted by Oracle and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. One reason: Finance isn’t delivering a next-generation operating model that can help companies more easily integrate new acquisitions. Three steps to creating agile finance models.
CTOs
A CTO’s Tips for Getting Stuff Done
Your professional network should do more than help you find career opportunities. It should also help you focus on changing technology and discover how other executives manage disruption. That’s one tip from software engineer Luis Augusto Weir, a long-standing Oracle ACE Director and now an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador. “You need to go out there and meet people at conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld Europe,” says Weir. Three more expert tips
5G Pioneers
What 5G Pioneers Have in Common with Black-Hole Scientists
Think of the extraordinary scientific collaboration that led to the recent discovery of the supermassive M87 black hole. That same collaborative spirit was present at London’s recent 5G Realised event, where key stakeholders explored the enormous theoretical and practical obstacles they must overcome to make 5G truly revolutionary and valuable, explains Brendan Logan, global vice president of Oracle Communications Consulting. Three big challenges 5G pioneers face together.
 
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