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NEWS

Larry Ellison Unveils Oracle FS1-2 Flash Storage System: Performance and Savings Surpass EMC

During his recent Oracle OpenWorld keynote, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced Oracle FS1-2 Flash storage system and showed that the series of products is much faster than and half the cost of EMC's XtremeIO product.
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Oracle Reinvents Database Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance

During his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced the general availability of Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, the world's first and only engineered system designed specifically for database protection. This massively scalable appliance delivers unparalleled data protection, efficiency, and scalability.
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Oracle's SPARC Servers: More Advanced and Easier to Finance Than Ever

Find out how to accelerate the adoption of modern platforms such as cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data with the help of Oracle's SPARC servers and the limited-time Refresh and Save program.
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Oracle Prepares New Training Resources for Data Centers and Offers Limited-Time Discounts

Oracle experts are now developing a series of in-depth videos to help IT professionals get the most out of Oracle technologies for data centers, including core components such as engineered systems and servers. The videos, due for release early next year, are part of the extensive resources available at Oracle University, where administrators, developers, and engineers can hone their technical skills and work toward certifications in Oracle data center technologies.
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PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Is Now Available

The latest release of Oracle's #1 development environment for Oracle systems includes support for the C++11 programming language standard, an updated performance analysis tool with a redesigned user interface that makes it even easier to quickly identify performance bottlenecks, an updated memory error detection tool, support for the OpenMP 4.0 API for shared memory parallelism, and performance optimizations for Oracle's newest SPARC and x86 systems.


Oracle's Next-Generation SPARC M7 Processor Optimized for In-Memory Computing

Oracle's next-generation SPARC M7 processor is designed to supercharge in-memory computing. The 32 core SPARC M7 offers huge performance advantages utilizing Software in Silicon to dramatically increase application performance, availability, and security. View the SPARC M7: Next-Generation SPARC Processor presentation from the Hot Chips Symposium on High-Performance Chips here.

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CUSTOMER STORIES

Specialized Bikes Has Huge Advantage on Oracle SuperCluster

Using Oracle SuperCluster, Specialized Bicycles reduced its month-end report time from 20 hours to 20 minutes, increased performance 17x, and deployed into production its new Oracle SuperCluster in just 65 days.


Garmin International

Garmin needed to reduce total cost of ownership for an extensive Oracle Database environment, ensure high availability, and reduce unplanned outages. Using Oracle Exadata, database performance improved by 20 to 50 percent, boosting the speed of critical applications. A total of 48 databases were consolidated onto four Oracle Exadata Database Machines, delivering cost-savings.


AmerisourceBergen Corporation

AmerisourceBergen needed to improve the stability of its SAP data infrastructure while also ensuring scalability for new business and reducing its data center footprint. Learn how the company used Oracle's engineered systems built on an optimized Oracle technology stack to simplify its data infrastructure.


Yuanta Securities

Following a merger, Yuanta Securities implemented Oracle Database Appliance to ensure two separate IT systems functioned with real-time data synchronization, avoiding disruption to time-critical trade transactions. Learn how databases were deployed in hours, hardware costs slashed by 70 percent, systems management was simplified, and staff productivity improved by 90 percent.

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VIDEOS

Computer Knowledge

Computer Knowledge (4:59)

Representatives from Computer Knowledge spoke at the Sixth Annual Oracle Federal Forum, sharing their experience with Oracle SuperCluster. One of the company's database engineers details the savings made in space, electricity, and resources, as well as outlining the response times achieved.


CUBE Conversation

Oracle Engineered Systems for Hardware Advancement (20:47)

Watch this CUBEconversation to learn more about Oracle's engineered systems and hardware successes as Oracle Group Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Engineered Systems Sales Consulting Hamidou Dia talks news and recent tech trends with SiliconANGLE's John Furrier.

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WEBCASTS

Deliver Private Cloud Services Faster with Virtual Compute Appliance

Deploy new business services rapidly and gain the agility and flexibility needed to grow. Install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for any Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows application. Virtual Compute Appliance offers value that solutions from other converged infrastructure vendors can't match.


Virtualization Got You Down? Avoid the Performance and Management Pitfalls of Mismatched Storage

The penalty in cost, performance, and management overhead grows dramatically when storage hardware is poorly matched to meet the demands of a highly virtualized environment. Watch this webcast to learn how to avoid the pitfalls of mismatched storage and support thousands of VM hosts—plus gain the benefits of coengineering that only exist with Oracle.

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E-BOOKS AND INFOGRAPHICS

Infographic: Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance

Enterprises should expect to see 50x data growth by 2020, resulting in sprawling data sets at high risk for data loss. Learn how to manage these challenges with Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance.


Infographic: Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System: Intelligent, Efficient, Economical

Discover the performance, efficiency, and intelligence of the new Oracle FS1 Flash storage system.


Infographic: Healthcare Archive

Preserve and protect your medical images and records with Oracle's StorageTek archive solutions.


E-Book: Engineered for Extreme Performance

See which engineered systems can help your business with extreme performance—not just higher performance.


E-Book: Oracle Application Engineered Storage—The Best for Oracle Database

Hear Oracle customers talk about the high-performance storage solutions that have enhanced their database performance.

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PRESS RELEASES

Wipro Launches Centre of Excellence for Oracle's Engineered Solutions


IFS Launches IFS-in-a-Box


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

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WHITE PAPERS

Extreme Protection That Eliminates Data Loss for All of Your Oracle Databases

This paper from CIO's Strategic Marketing Services explores how Oracle's Zero Data Loss Appliance eliminates backup overhead and recovers databases to any point in time.


The Economist White Paper: Innovating to Optimize

Learn how to create room in the IT budget for initiatives that boost business.


Modernize Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle's SPARC Servers

Taking advantage of computing trends such as social, mobile, cloud, and big data is challenging when you are constrained by an aging IT infrastructure. Oracle's SPARC server offering combines the latest technology in SPARC servers with a very low-risk migration path that makes it easy to modernize your server infrastructure. Learn how Oracle can help you reduce cost and risk while making your infrastructure cloud-ready.

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DEMOS AND ASSESSMENTS

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: Superior Storage for Virtualization

Learn how Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance easily boots 16,000 virtual machines in under 7 minutes and provides virtual-machine-level analytics for 73 percent faster troubleshooting and resolution.


Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System

Explore the unique features and benefits of the new Oracle FS1 Flash storage system.

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MARKETPLACE INTELLIGENCE

Wikibon Article: Oracle Announces the Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System with a Unique SAN Design

Read what Wikibon has to say about the new Oracle FS1-2 flash storage system.


OracleVoice onForbes.com: Oracle's Hardware Guru on What's Next in Engineered Systems

Read an interview featuring Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems John Fowler discussing the holistic approach Oracle's engineered systems offer for cloud, analytics, and business needs.


IDC Case Study: E-Commerce Scalability and Customization of the Purchasing Experience

This IDC study features the ways in which Netshoes, a large online retailer of sporting goods, has used Oracle ATG Web Commerce and Oracle's engineered systems to modernize its business and improve its e-commerce platform.


Wikibon Report: The Value of Oracle Database Appliance for Independent Software Vendors

Find out what Wikibon has to say about the strategic business case for Oracle Database Appliance.

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RESOURCE CENTERS

Oracle High-Performance Computing Archiving Resource Kit

Learn how Oracle's high-performance computing archive solutions can help you unlock the value of your data with intelligent data archiving.


Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance for Virtualization

Learn how Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance easily boots 16,000 virtual machines (VMs) in under seven minutes and provides VM-level analytics for 73 percent faster troubleshooting and resolution.


Oracle Systems Resource Kit: Assess Your IT Complexity and More

Oracle's industry-leading systems are engineered to deliver record-breaking performance, simplified management, high availability, and cost-saving efficiencies. Learn how to simplify your IT and drive better business by downloading these exclusive resources today.

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ORACLE MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHT

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Go to where the conversation lives. Connect on LinkedIn with Oracle Magazine, the world’s largest IT publication, and be a part of our growing community. Network with colleagues around content directly from Oracle Magazine, as well as exclusive content found only here. Join us. Interested in content from Oracle Magazine? Get a free subscription today.

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TRAINING

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Administration Training Now Available

This new Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance administration class introduces students to Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 and Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 appliances. The four-day class includes multiple lessons with hands-on practice to help students learn how to configure a storage appliance, define storage to host systems utilizing many different protocols, and observe analytics in action.

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EVENTS

Oracle Day Is Coming to a City Near You

Businesses are facing an era of digital disruption. How we respond to this today will define how we operate and succeed in the future. Come to an Oracle Day event at one of 60 cities worldwide, and see how your peers are turning digital disruption into business.


UKOUG Tech14

December 8–10, 2014│Liverpool, England


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