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Big Data: From Acquisition to Analysis

2012 will likely be remembered as the year of big data, as a new generation of technologies enables organizations to acquire, organize, and analyze the exponentially growing and typically less-structured data generated from a variety of new sources. Oracle has produced a series of five short videos that offer a quick and compelling high-level introduction to big data.
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Available for Preview: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.3

Now available for preview as well as on an early adopter basis, the latest release of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler can significantly boost designer and architect productivity by encouraging greater participation with business users in the design process.
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Closing the Gap: 2012 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey

The new survey from the Independent Oracle Users Group, "Closing the Security Gap: 2012 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey," uncovers some interesting trends in IT security among IOUG members and offers recommendations for securing data stored in enterprise databases.
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Petabyte Scale OLTP with PayPal on Oracle Exadata

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Introducing Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall

Join Oracle and customers TransUnion Interactive and SquareTwo Financial, for an introduction to the next-generation enterprise audit and database firewall platform. This new platform collects and consolidates audit data from databases, operating systems, directories, and any custom template-defined source into a centralized, secure warehouse.
Wednesday, December 12
10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Maximum Availability with Oracle GoldenGate

Discover how to eliminate not only unplanned downtime but also planned downtime resulting from database upgrades, migrations, and consolidation.
Thursday, December 13
10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Gone in 60 Seconds: An Unsecured Database Is an Easy Target

Learn more about the evolving threats to databases that have resulted in more than 1 billion stolen records. Also, hear how organizations can mitigate risks by adopting a defense-in-depth strategy that focuses on basic controls to secure data at the source—the database.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3

Learn about Oracle’s next-generation database machine, Oracle Exadata X3, that combines massive memory and low-cost disks to deliver the highest performance at the lowest cost. Available in an eight-rack configuration, it allows you to start small and grow.

ISACA Webcast: 2012 Enterprise Data Security Survey Results

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the leading association of Oracle database and technology professionals, recently surveyed its members to determine the current state of enterprise data security. The survey covers all aspects of database security from access controls to activity monitoring and blocking, top security threats, and more. Listen as Oracle and IOUG security experts share the latest survey results and discuss what organizations can learn from this comprehensive analysis to better combat security risks.

Oracle’s Spatial and BI Tools for Location-Aware Predictive Analytics

Oracle experts discuss how to gain better business insights and improve ROI with Oracle Spatial and Graph, Oracle Advanced Analytics, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition; streamline and remove the complexity of building applications with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition’s built-in location and analytics features; create the statistical model; build interactive reports and dashboards including location analysis and map visualization, incorporate network analytics for geomarketing and site scoring, and perform location analysis and processing such as proximity, containment, geocoding, aggregation of geographic regions, and more.

Oracle's Technology Webcast Center

Visit Oracle’s technology Webcast center—one stop for more than 200 Webcasts about Oracle technologies.

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T-Mobile Secures Enterprise Data with Defense-in-Depth Security

T-Mobile USA provides wireless voice, messaging, and data services throughout the United States, and protects sensitive enterprise data with Oracle Database defense-in-depth security solutions. Alex MacKnight, principal architect of corporate information security, explains how T-Mobile USA uses Oracle Database Firewall, Oracle Advanced Security, and Oracle Data Masking to secure sensitive data across the organization in both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.

SquareTwo Financial: Compliance and Growth with Oracle Database Security

SquareTwo Financial, a leader in the US$100 billion asset recovery and management industry, enables fast growth and regulatory compliance with Oracle Database Security defense-in-depth solutions. Hear J-T Gaietto, SquareTwo Financial’s manager of information security, discuss how his company uses Oracle Database Firewall, Oracle Data Masking, and Oracle Advanced Security.

Columbia University Secures PeopleSoft Financials

Columbia University, the oldest institution of higher learning in New York, protects sensitive data in Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials using Oracle Advanced Security with transparent data encryption. Hear, Nick Caragiulo, manager of database administration, discuss how Columbia helps address internal and regulatory requirements for encryption of data at rest and in motion.

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SKHynix Cuts Transaction Response Times by 77 Percent with Oracle Exadata

KPN Consolidates Critical Business Applications on Oracle Exadata

Orbitz Consolidates OLTP Applications onto Oracle Exadata

STERCI GTExchange Optimized on Oracle Exadata Database Machine

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Total Cost of Ownership Comparison: Oracle Exadata vs. IBM P-Series

Read the research that found that over three years, the IBM hardware running Oracle Database cost 31 percent more in total cost of ownership than Oracle Exadata.

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Oracle Database Information Now Available on the Oracle Mobile Application

Stay connected to the Oracle Database team by downloading the free Oracle mobile application. Keep up with the latest Oracle Database news, blog, social media, video, and much more.

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Oracle Specialized Partner
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Oracle NYOUG Special Winter General Meeting

December 12
The New Yorker Hotel
New York, New York

BIWA Summit

January 8–10
Redwood City, California

NoCOUG Quarterly Meeting


RMOUG Training Days 2013

February 11–13
Denver, Colorado

RSA Conference 2013

February 25–March 1
San Francisco, California

OBUG Benelux Connect 2013

March 26
Antwerp, Belgium


April 7–11
Denver, Colorado

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