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Gartner Positions Oracle in Leaders Quadrant for Integrated Systems

Gartner, Inc. has named Oracle a Leader in its latest Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on both their completeness of vision and their ability to execute.
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Oracle President Mark Hurd Explains the Unique Value of Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance

Mark Hurd

Noting that Oracle now offers eight engineered systems with closely integrated software and hardware components, Oracle President Mark Hurd says the latest entry, Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance, delivers unique value in performance, features, cost savings, and ease of use. Watch a recent webcast to learn more about Virtual Compute Appliance and find out where to download other resources about Oracle’s latest engineered system.
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Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Sets Industry Price/Performance Records as the Oracle ZFS Storage 8.2 Operating System Extends Virtualization and Cloud Capabilities

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 set a new SPC-2/E world record with the best overall price/performance. In addition, Oracle announced that enhancements to the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series accelerate virtual machine deployment and monitoring, while virtually eliminating boot storms. Get the details about both announcements.
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SPARC T5-2 Servers Prevail over x86 Alternatives for Cost and Performance Based on Independent Analysis

Enterprises can save more than US$1.2 million over five years by running Oracle’s SPARC T5-2 servers versus HP Proliant DL380P equipment, according to a comprehensive cost analysis by the Edison Group, an independent research organization. Learn more and access the full report.
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Cloud Deployments

Introducing Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance, an integrated, wire-once, software-defined, converged infrastructure system, is fully preconfigured, designed for fast cloud deployments and application consolidation, and built from innovative Oracle products.

Centroid’s Hybrid Cloud with Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance

Hear how Oracle partner Centroid deploys a hybrid cloud environment 60 percent faster by using Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance to consolidate and virtualize business-critical applications such as Oracle’s PeopleSoft and Oracle’s Primavera.

The Power of Oracle SuperCluster and In-Memory Applications

Oracle In-Memory Applications run faster on Oracle’s engineered systems such as Oracle SuperCluster. Companies that are able to view, analyze, and respond to data in real time are turning wait time into work time, which increases top-line revenue and bottom-line profit.

Oracle SuperCluster Database as a Service

Organizations are in a constant battle to balance advanced, flexible IT services with a demand to lower IT costs. Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems deliver extreme database performance—while reducing costs and complexity.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8

Watch this video featuring Oracle Senior Vice President of Systems Technology Juan Loaiza and learn about the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8.

New Database Technologies and Elastic Computing

See how Oracle and Intel are working together to develop new technologies, including Oracle Database In-Memory, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8, and Oracle’s new four- and eight-socket Sun x86 servers.

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The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Exalogic

Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. PT
Forrester Consulting’s Total Economic Impact Consultant Jonathan Lipsitz and Oracle’s Director of Product Marketing Yoav Eilat discuss Forrester’s examination of the economic impact of Oracle Exalogic, the business applications platform powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, on Oracle’s customer Cognizant. They discovered that Oracle Exalogic pays for itself within 13 months, with operational and hardware savings of millions of dollars.

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Benefit from Advances in Converged Infrastructure from Oracle

Mark Hurd and other Oracle executives announce Oracle’s new converged infrastructure solution—Virtual Compute Appliance—and discuss how it can help you deploy new business services in hours, not days or weeks.

Five Steps and Three Months to 99.99 Percent Uptime

Hear from the executives at HCFC Securities about how they implemented Oracle SuperCluster to increase performance 3x and consolidate 30 servers onto a single Oracle SuperCluster system, while at the same time achieving 99.99 percent availability.

IOUG Webcast: Exploring IOUG Survey Results on Database Storage Challenges

Watch this webcast to learn about database storage challenges and trends and learn how enterprises should consider evolving their storage infrastructure to alleviate problems.

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E-Book: Extreme Efficiency, Extreme Savings

Oracle SuperCluster delivers unprecedented price/performance. It meets the demands of today’s diverse data centers by helping you consolidate Oracle Database, Oracle Applications, and third-party applications and by providing the ideal platform for deploying database and private cloud services.

E-Book: Rapid, Repeatable Infrastructure Deployment for Virtually Any Application

Read about Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance, the engineered system that empowers you to rapidly deploy and easily manage virtual resources in your production data center and development environment.

Infographic: The Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3 Series—Superior Storage for Virtualization

See 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.

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Oracle Unveils Next-Generation Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle’s latest engineered system offers a turnkey converged infrastructure solution for private clouds and virtually any application.

Oracle Unveils New Incentive and Enablement Offerings and Growth Strategies at Annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff

Oracle recently unveiled new Oracle PartnerNetwork enablement resources—including new incentive programs—designed to help partners innovate faster, service customers better, differentiate themselves in the market, and grow their businesses with Oracle.

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Sets World Record on SPC-2/E Benchmark, Beats IBM and HP on Price/Performance

A new world record demonstrates that customers can maximize storage performance and data center budget simultaneously with Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series solutions.

Oracle Boosts Virtualization and Cloud Capabilities in Latest Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Series Release

Enhancements include leading virtual machine storage performance and simplified VM deployment and monitoring.

Announcing Availability of Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2

Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 are now generally available, providing an efficient, open, and affordable platform that allows enterprises to jumpstart their move to enterprise cloud computing.

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Address PCI Compliance with a New White Paper for Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance

Address Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards with Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance. Read this white paper by an independent governance, risk, and compliance firm to find out how.

Archiving for the Healthcare Enterprise

Learn about the healthcare industry challenges that are driving the need for a more robust and cost-effective approach to archiving medical images and records.

Usability Comparison White Paper: Oracle ZFS Storage vs. NetApp FAS Storage

According to Strategic Focus, Oracle ZFS Storage is the better choice for customers seeking an enterprise storage solution. See the usability comparison results and learn why Oracle ZFS Storage provides significant advantages over NetApp FAS Storage.

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How Do You Rate? Assess Your IT Complexity with this Questionnaire

Find out what factors are contributing to IT complexity in your company.

Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance Flash Demo

Discover the business benefits of Virtual Compute Appliance in just four minutes.

Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance Product Demo

Watch Oracle Director of Product Management Premal Savla as he sets up Virtual Compute Appliance using the intuitive GUI-based Virtual Compute Appliance controller software, deploys enterprise applications quickly with Oracle VM Templates, and uses Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to create an infrastructure as a service very quickly.

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IDC White Paper: Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI—Introducing the IT Complexity Index

In an Oracle-sponsored study, a leading analyst firm interviewed companies that simplified their IT environments. The study found that as companies reduce IT complexity they free up time and money spent on routine maintenance and integration—resources they can invest in more strategic business projects.

Wikibon Blog: Memory Matters

Find out what Dave Vellante of Wikibon has to say about Flash use and trends, including his comments on the direction of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance products.

DCIG Blog: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances Bring It All Together to Stand Apart from the Storage Crowd

Learn what Jerome Wendt of DCIG says about the significant value proposition that Oracle’s storage engineering offers its clients.

ESG Blog: Oracle’s New ZS3-2 Makes Me Reconsider

Read Mark Peters’ note about the price/performance capabilities of Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2.

Forbes: TCO for Software-Defined Storage—Known or Unknown?

John Webster of the Evaluator Group comments in Forbes about the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance family of products.

2014 IOUG Database Storage Strategies Survey

Discover the latest findings about today’s pressing data storage issues and how IT departments are addressing these concerns.

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Top Seven Reasons the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Series Is a Better Choice Than NetApp

Discover how the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 series, the next-generation application engineered storage, delivers higher performance, greater efficiency, easier management, lower TCO, and deeper coengineered integration with Oracle Database and Oracle Applications when compared with NetApp’s products.

Oracle Storage—the Smarter Choice over EMC

Oracle’s application engineered storage is codeveloped with Oracle Database and Oracle Applications and delivers unique capabilities not available on EMC or other third-party storage systems. This translates into higher performance, greater efficiency, and lower costs in Oracle environments. With Oracle storage, you can accelerate access to your most frequently used data, simplify IT deployments, and reduce capital and operating expenses for all your storage needs.

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Oracle Magazine on LinkedIn

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? Read “Success on Sparc" and get a free subscription today.

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Oracle Database Learning Streams

Oracle’s learning streams are ideal for experienced professionals interested in staying current with the latest Oracle technologies. The expert-delivered videos are designed to complement and build upon what you learn in our core product training so that you can keep learning beyond the classroom.

The Oracle Database learning stream provides one year of unlimited access to hundreds of videos delivered by Oracle experts for fresh and continuous product learning, live connections with Oracle’s top instructors, robust video search capability, and features that allow you to build your own custom learning queue and request new content.

Preview all Oracle learning streams.

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Oracle University Preconference Training Event

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to get accelerated Oracle training from community experts. Oracle University is a one-day training event held on Sunday, September 28, at Golden Gate University from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It includes accelerated Oracle training in a seminar-style format taught by Oracle University instructors, community experts, and Oracle engineers. It is an excellent opportunity to get in-depth training on hot Oracle topics while you are in town for Oracle OpenWorld.
View the session details and register here.

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Event Series: Systems Strategy and Performance Roundtable Events

Featuring Oracle software architecture expert and Chief Architect Benoit Chaffanjon, these roundtable luncheons offer a chance to hear from an industry thought-leader about Oracle’s systems strategy and performance. Find a location near you and register today.

Event Series: Deploying the Next Generation of Converged Infrastructure

Oracle’s converged infrastructure roundtable briefings showcase how recent technological innovations can help you simplify your IT infrastructure and deploy business services in hours, not days or weeks.

VMworld 2014

August 24–28, 2014 │San Francisco, California
Attend VMworld 2014 to learn how Oracle can help you consolidate storage in your virtualized environment.

Oracle OpenWorld 2014

September 28–October 2, 2014│San Francisco, California

Register today and attend Oracle OpenWorld to discover new ways to optimize your systems, new solutions that will help you take your business to the next level, and new practices that will make you more successful in your job and in your industry.

  • Storage Forum at Oracle OpenWorld 2014
    Take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet with Oracle’s storage leadership team and your peers on October 1, 2014 at the Storage Forum at Oracle OpenWorld. This special event features interactive sessions on Oracle’s storage strategy, product directions, and real-world customer implementations.
  • Storage @ OpenWorld 2014
    Join Oracle experts and customers to take advantage of hundreds of sessions, demos, and hands-on labs. This is an exceptional opportunity to hone your skills, learn about new trends, and network with peers.
  • Servers@OpenWorld
    Focus On Oracle Servers
    Don’t miss the many sessions dedicated to Oracle servers.

UKOUG Tech14

December 8–10, 2014│Liverpool, England

Find an Oracle Event Near You

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