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NEWS

Transform Business Processes with Oracle In-Memory Applications and Oracle SuperCluster

Enterprises can gain important new options for transforming their business processes for greater efficiency and deeper analytical insights by combining Oracle In-Memory Applications with Oracle SuperCluster and other members of Oracle’s engineered systems family.
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New Oracle’s SPARC M6-32 Server Disrupts Traditional High-End Pricing Model

In a bold move that breaks with long-time industry practices for pricing new generations of high-performance servers, Oracle announced that, unlike competitors, it won’t charge a cost premium for its latest high-end SPARC M6-32 server.
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Oracle Announces Integration of Key Data Center Products with the OpenStack Cloud Platform

Oracle recently became a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and announced that it will integrate a wide range of its solutions within OpenStack’s cloud computing platform.
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New Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Proves Ideal for Backing Up and Restoring Oracle’s Engineered Systems

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 delivers high-performance streaming throughput and tight integration with Oracle Database that complements the extreme performance of Oracle’s engineered systems and makes it the ideal choice for IT managers who need to complete backup and restore operations within shrinking windows of time while reducing complexity, risk, and cost.
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FEATURED VIDEOS

University of Central Florida: Oracle Applications Together with Oracle Systems

The University of Central Florida gets better business results running Oracle’s PeopleSoft together with Oracle Systems.


Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance: Customer Benefits and Opportunities for Partners

Watch this short video to learn how Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance adresses customer pain points and provides opportunities for partners.


Driving Better Customer Experiences: Customer Relationship Management on Oracle Systems

Discover how running Oracle’s Siebel CRM on Oracle systems can help you reduce costs, accelerate time to market, and deliver more-profitable customer engagements.


Big Data at Work: Big Data and the Datafication of Everything

The capture and use of more data in more activities offers huge opportunity, but the world's ability to produce data outstrips most companies' ability to use it.


Office Depot Optimizes Enterprise Resource Planning by 20 Percent with SPARC and Oracle Solaris

Office Depot simplifies its IT architecture and reduces complexity with Oracle E-Business Suite applications, Oracle’s Sun SPARC platform, and Oracle Solaris.


HDFC Securities Transforms Retail Operations with Oracle SuperCluster

HDFC Securities transformed its retail security operations with Oracle SuperCluster. HDFC increased peak trading capacity 4x, cut time for batch jobs from 9 hours to 3 hours, and achieved 25:1 server consolidation ratios, saving 3x in data center space.


dunnhumby Increases Customer Loyalty with Oracle Big Data Solutions

Hear how dunnhumby strengthened its competitive advantage, consolidated and centralized its data, and benefitted from better analysis—increasing customer loyalty—using Oracle Advanced Analytics, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle’s Sun ZFS Backup Appliance.

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LIVE WEBCASTS

Driving Better Business Results with Oracle’s ERP Applications on Oracle Systems

Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. PT
If your business is like many, your IT challenges are increasing. Watch this webcast to hear from Oracle customers about how they are using Oracle’s enterprise resource planning applications, such as Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, on Oracle systems to solve their challenges, improve system performance, and reduce costs.

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WEBCASTS

Experience Breakthrough Technology for Ultimate Database Performance

Imagine being able to run a full range of mission-critical database and enterprise applications on a single system in a consolidated or private cloud environment. View this on-demand webcast, “Introducing Oracle’s Most Powerful Engineered System: Oracle SuperCluster M6-32” to learn more.


Oracle’s Highest-Performing System: The M6 Big Memory Machine

View our on-demand webcast featuring Oracle’s Executive Vice President of Systems John Fowler and learn how Oracle’s new big memory machine redefines the economics of computing with breakthrough engineering. Hear how the price/performance advantages of Oracle’s SPARC M6-32 system allows you to use your current budget to deploy fewer, more-powerful systems to run all your software applications, while increasing performance and efficiency.


Driving Better Customer Experiences—Customer Relationship Management on Oracle Systems

Hear from Oracle customers how running Oracle CRM applications on Oracle systems has helped their businesses lower total cost of ownership, reduce risk, maximize productivity, bring new services and products online quickly, and most importantly, enhance the experience of their customers.


How Delphi Harnesses Big Data to Improve Warranty Response and Customer Satisfaction

Learn how Delphi enabled faster decision-making and cut response times from weeks to hours, getting ahead of performance issues to reduce incidents with their management of warranty claims.

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E-BOOKS

Why Oracle Database Runs Best on Oracle Servers and Storage

Read the exclusive e-book, “Optimize the Performance of the World’s #1 Enterprise Database,” to see how running Oracle’s industry-leading database with Oracle’s latest hardware and storage ensures that you can achieve maximum performance with minimal risk, and for the lowest possible cost.


Oracle SuperCluster—Our Fastest and Most Scalable Engineered System

Learn how the Oracle SuperCluster family, including Oracle’s fastest engineered system to date, the Oracle SuperCluster M6-32, can help you better tackle Oracle Database and application consolidation projects. Only Oracle SuperCluster combines Oracle Exadata Storage Servers—which are optimized for Oracle Database—with the world's fastest SPARC processor–based systems to deliver dramatic performance and efficiency improvements while reducing costs and risk.


Oracle’s SPARC M6-32 Server Redefines the Economics of Computing

Oracle’s SPARC M6-32 server is the ideal platform for running and consolidating complex, mission-critical applications; delivering outstanding reliability, availability, and serviceability; fast in-memory processing; and comprehensive, no-cost virtualization.


Oracle’s SPARC T-Series Servers—Realize Your Data Center's True Potential

Pressure on today's data centers has never been greater. Business demands require IT to deliver faster performance, new applications, greater capacity, and improved efficiency. New Oracle’s SPARC T5 servers meet the requirements of a modern data center, delivering high performance, lower cost, and security.


Meeting the Challenge of Big Data: Part Two

Learn about the power of big data analytics from the e-book “Meeting the Challenge of Big Data: Part Two” and find value with the torrent of new data that’s available to your organization. Discover how Oracle Engineered Systems, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, provide a powerful platform that will help you meet the challenge of big data and derive new value for your business.

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WHITE PAPERS

Backup Is Not Archiving: Reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Improve Data Protection with a Customized Archive Solution


Oracle StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive Further Reduces the Total Cost of Ownership for Storing Data on Tape


Lowering Storage Costs with the World's Fastest, Highest-Capacity Tape Drive


IDC White Paper: The Business Case for Midrange Tape Library Solutions


Top 10 Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities for 2014


Three Innovations Disrupting Technology Migrations


Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance and Oracle IT: Use Cases and Benefits


Exposing the Unvarnished Truth About Database Storage

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DEMOS AND ASSESSMENTS

Faster Migrations with Oracle Migration Factory

When preparing for a technical migration or upgrade, a key decision is determining how to get from your current state to your desired state most efficiently with the lowest risk and cost. Find out how Oracle Migration Factory can help you.


Self-Assessment: How Complex Is Your Tech? 18 Questions to Find Out

Take Oracle’s online self-assessment to find out how complex your IT environment is. At the end of this 18-question survey, you’ll get a free, customized report that ranks your organization compared to a typical company, along with recommendations to simplify IT and drive innovation.


Product Overview: The Oracle SuperCluster Family Overview

The Oracle SuperCluster family now includes Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered system to date, combining preintegrated servers, storage, networking, and software technologies in one machine that delivers unparalleled performance.


Oracle SPARC Runner Game

Find out how to transform data center performance with the Oracle SPARC Runner video game.

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MARKETPLACE INTELLIGENCE

New Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Underscores Integration End Game


Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Storage Appliances: Tier 1 Performance at Tier 3 Prices


Meeting Exascale Archive Requirements in the Digital Age of Media and Entertainment


IDC Link, Perspective: Oracle’s Quest to Become a Dominant Force in Storage


Storage Challenges in the Digital Age of Media

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RESOURCE CENTERS

Digital Archiving for Media and Entertainment Resource

Oracle’s digital media archiving solutions are based on high-performance, cost-effective storage infrastructures and can help you simplify media asset archiving. Access the resource kit to discover how you can get a complete solution.

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FIND AN ORACLE PARTNER

 
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ORACLE MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHT

Oracle Magazine on Twitter

Go to where the conversation lives. Connect on Twitter 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. Get a free subscription to Oracle Magazine today.

Oracle Magazine on Twitter

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TRAINING

Oracle Optimized Data Center Training and Certification

Develop the expertise you need to transform your existing infrastructure with courses from Oracle University. Drive your optimized data center strategy forward, accelerating your business innovation and growth.

  • Our comprehensive curriculum offers courses to help you develop expertise.
  • Training is specifically designed for database administrators, system administrators, and developers.
  • Enroll in data center courses and participate in hands-on labs and interactive demonstrations. Get real-world experience in a secure environment.


Oracle’s SPARC M5-32 server is a highly reliable, easy-to-manage, vertically scalable system with many of the benefits of traditional mainframes—without the associated cost, complexity, or vendor lock-in. In fact, this server delivers a mainframe-class system architecture at open-systems prices. By offering dynamic domains, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, dynamic reconfiguration, and Oracle Solaris Zones technology, SPARC M5-32 server brings sophisticated mainframe-class resource control to an open-systems compute platform. Learn more about Oracle’s SPARC M5-32 by taking the following training from Oracle University.

SPARC M5-32 Administration

This administration training teaches you how to successfully describe, configure, maintain, administer, troubleshoot, and upgrade a SPARC M5-32 system.

SPARC M-Series Administration

Learn to compare the key features of Oracle’s SPARC M-Series servers as well as their architectural features. In addition, you will learn to configure the service processor. The training includes hands-on management of the SPARC M-Series server platform environment, and covers configuration and administration of domains.

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EVENTS

Oracle Systems Together with Oracle Applications Coming to a City Near You

Learn how running Oracle applications on Oracle systems can help you deliver maximum value to your customers and achieve dramatically better business results. Drive success with unmatched performance and price/performance, higher availability, and lower management costs that can help you drive innovation and boost user productivity and efficiency across the enterprise.


Oracle CloudWorld: Modern Business in the Cloud

While the competitive landscape is always changing; there are real opportunities now. Attend Oracle CloudWorld in a city near you to explore modern business strategies and practices.


Find an Oracle Event Near You

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