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11 Jun 2015
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Saudi Arabia Public Pension Agency Implements Oracle SuperCluster to Support Database as a Service [43371]
Oracle technology has provided important benefits to PPA

The Public Pension Agency (PPA), an entity within KSA's Ministry of Finance, has announced the successful implementation of Oracle SuperCluster. PPA decided to implement Oracle technology with a disaster recovery architecture across two separate sites. Oracle SuperCluster also provides high availability for Oracle E-Business Suite, with SuperClusters in two different locations running Oracle E-Business Suite in active/passive mode using Oracle DataGuard technology.

PPA's UNIX environment was consolidated into a single system and a private Unix cloud environment created. In addition to Oracle SuperCluster, PPA installed a range of products including Oracle Exadata X4-2, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager OpsCenter 12c...
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10 Jun 2015
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Oracle Engineered Systems Provides US Retailer $28M in Total Cost of Ownership Savings [43368]
IDC Report

Read how a major US retailer simplified their IT environment by replacing multiple merchandising systems and consolidating database operations with Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Exadata and Oracle E-Business Suite. This research report was commissioned by Oracle and conducted by IDC. Here is a summary of the benefits:

Three-Year Cumulative Benefits:

  • $27.66 million in business benefits
  • ROI of 437%
  • Payback in 6.5 months

Additional Benefits:

  • Avoided $250 million for additional warehouse resources
  • 67% savings in datacenter-related OPEX spending
  • $1.8 million per year in data center CAPEX savings

IDC projects that the retailer will earn total discounted benefits worth $27.66 million over three years through its deployment of Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems, and Oracle E-Business Suite.
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10 Jun 2015
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Applications and Exadata [43369]
Why Select Exadata

Gurmeet Goindi writes, "Exadata is now in its sixth generation with thousands of Exadatas deployed at thousands of customers. The growth rate remains strong while systems become more powerful, pricing remaining relatively flat, and acquisition models (Capacity on Demand and Infrastructure as a Service Private Cloud) have made acquiring Exadata more attractive.

There are many reasons why customers and partners choose run the application's database on Exadata. Most of the reasons to are focused on performance. We'll see that performance takes many forms. We'll briefly investigate some of the reasons, outside of Simplifying IT, why customers and partners decide to run their application databases on Exadata..."
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29 May 2015
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Khan Bank deployed Oracle Exadata Database Machine [43013]
with partner ITZone

Javier Puerta writes, "Khan Bank implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine to provide a high-performing, reliable, and scalable database platform for its core banking applications and support business growth. It now restores data 4x faster, processes batches five hours faster, and enables customers to rapidly conduct transactions without disruption, ensuring greater customer satisfaction. With Oracle Platinum Services, Khan Bank also improved DBA productivity by 40%, ensured high system availability, minimized skills-shortage risk, and increased staff confidence and morale.

Khan Bank has worked with Oracle Specialized Partner, ITZone for a number of years, and chose to use this partner again to assist with the Oracle Exadata project..."
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22 May 2015
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Oracle Big Data Appliance X5-2 [42863]
with Big Data SQL for the DBA

"During January 2015, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced Oracle's next-generation engineered systems, the fifth generation X5. The X5 portfolio of Oracle's Engineered Systems includes among others the X5 Big Data Appliance for Hadoop and NoSQL big data jobs.

Big data is by far the most prevalent technology trend today, according to a recent study by consulting firm Capgemini. However, almost 80 percent of organizations have not achieved full-scale production of their big data initiatives..."
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12 May 2015
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Oracle Exalogic-based Big Data strategy [42576]
Capgemini whitepaper

In this whitepaper, Capgemini provides a high-level blueprint on how acquisition of streaming data can be achieved with an Oracle-based Big Data strategy. Compared to home grown solutions, Oracle technology - namely, the portfolio of Oracle engineered systems - offer much greater deployment and management ease as well as lower total cost of ownership. Capgemini provides a large portfolio of services and solutions in the field of Big Data with multiple vendors among which Oracle is one of the key technology partners...
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