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07 Apr 2015
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Exalogic Learning Streams [41784]
Online video tutorials and presentations

Srini Chavali writes, Online video tutorials and presentations that highlight various operational aspects of Exalogic, as well as application specific information (such as WebLogic Server, E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft) are available in the Exalogic Learning Streams of the Oracle Education site. Streams give you unlimited access to videos delivered by Oracle experts, 24/7..."
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03 Apr 2015
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Faster adoption of engineered systems in India than in West [41662]
says John Fowler of Oracle

Ivor Soans writes, "In 2010, when software giant Oracle acquired the respected but rapidly floundering hardware maker Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, many saw it as Oracle throwing a lifeline to a friend, but which made little business sense. In hindsight though, as Oracle tightly integrated hardware and software to create engineered systems and with good results in the market, the marriage now seems like one made in heaven.

John Fowler, Executive Vice President of Systems for Oracle was the man who drove the integration and continues to lead it..."
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31 Mar 2015
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How Engineered Systems Became The iPhones Of The Data Center [41663]

John Foley writes, "Just over five years ago, Oracle completed one of the tech industry's boldest acquisitions with its purchase of Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. At the time, skeptics questioned whether the pairing of companies would work, given their unique corporate cultures and product lines.

But Oracle founder Larry Ellison saw huge potential in bringing together the technologies of Oracle and Sun to create integrated computer systems that were greater than the sum of their parts. In that, Ellison shared a design philosophy with his friend, the late Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple, based on the idea that highly integrated systems were superior to those cobbled together with non-optimized software and hardware. For Jobs, the manifestation of that integrated design philosophy was the Apple iPhone. For Ellison, it was Oracle engineered systems..."
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26 Mar 2015
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Business Control Solutions Integrity is Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster Optimized [41538]
Provider of GRC control software

Business Control Solutions is a provider of GRC control software to the financial services sector based in London, with a development center in Peterborough.

Recently they earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that BCS integrity version 3.8 has been tested and tuned with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SuperCluster to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers.

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status, Business Control Solutions is able to offer its BCS integrity clients a significant increase in performance and scalability while processing millions of accounts per month.
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16 Mar 2015
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Do I still need Exadata now I have Oracle Database In-Memory? [41417]
Exadata is definitely the best platform for running Oracle Database In-Memory

Maria Colgan writes, "Over the last few weeks I've been meeting with Oracle customers all across Europe to discuss Oracle Database In-Memory. During these discussions there was a common concern raised by nearly everyone I spoke to, 'Do I still need Exadata now that I have Oracle Database In-Memory?'. So I thought it would be a good idea to address this question once and for all here on the blog..."
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13 Mar 2015
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Oracle engineered systems are now going to compete on price [41303]
An Ovum report

"Summary: Analyst firm Ovum attended Oracle's January 21st X5 Engineered Systems launch and authored an analysis of the news and expected market impact.

Key findings about the new X5 generation of engineered systems noted in the Ovum report, titled, 'Oracle engineered systems are now going to compete on price' include:..."
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