Oracle Corporation Launches Exadata Database Machine X5-8
Nov 13 15
Oracle Corporation has launched the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8, a new addition to the X5 family of engineered systems. Oracle Exadata integrates hardware and software to deliver the high performance database deployments at the lowest cost. Each Oracle Exadata X5-8 system offers up to 576 CPU cores, more than 1.3 petabytes of disk storage or 180 terabytes of ultra fast PCIe flash, and up to 24 terabytes of memory. Oracle Exadata X5-8 is ideal for in-memory databases, large data warehouses, or demanding OLTP workloads. The high compute, storage and memory capacity of the Oracle Exadata X5-8 is designed for large-scale private cloud database initiatives, enabling large numbers of databases with varied workloads to be consolidated onto a single Exadata system, resulting in greatly reduced operational and management costs. Key features of this hardware release include: new database server and double storage server capacity. X5-8 updates the 8-socket database servers to use the latest and fast eighteen-core Intel E7-8895 v3 processors, for a total of 144 cores per database server. The extra cores and updated architecture increase performance up to 25 percent. High Capacity Storage Servers included in X5-8 Oracle Exadata Database Machines use 8TB SAS3 disk drives, doubling storage capacity over the prior X4-8 generation. Oracle Exadata systems feature unique software capabilities that dramatically accelerate database performance and reduce cost. Oracle Exadata X5-8 ships with the latest Oracle Exadata software release (184.108.40.206.0) that provides new capabilities which include: IPv6 support for Ethernet networks; Simpler management and better security using ExaCLI; Simpler management and better security using ExaCLI; Reverse offload improvements; and Robustness and availability improvements. Oracle Exadata X5-8 is the new companion model to Oracle Exadata X5-2 and incorporates the same storage and networking capabilities of Oracle Exadata X5-2. Storage and compute can be elastically configured and expanded one server at a time to provide granular on-demand expansion at a lower cost. Elastic configurations enable customized Oracle Exadata Database Machines, such as Oracle Database In-Memory optimized systems or all-flash OLTP systems. Capacity-on-Demand pricing of the database software and the availability of Oracle VM virtualization enable additional flexibility, security and savings. Additionally, the new Oracle Exadata software supports previous-generation Oracle Exadata hardware systems and also supports both Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 databases. Oracle Exadata systems provide customers with a cost-effective database consolidation platform delivered within their enterprise or in the Oracle Cloud. The combination of both on-premises and public cloud capabilities provides enterprises with the maximum flexibility in where to develop and run production database workloads all managed through a single pane of glass with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Oracle Corporation Introduces New CX Cloud Solutions
Nov 13 15
Oracle Corporation has introduced solutions and a range of enhancements to Oracle Customer Experience Cloud, or Oracle CX Cloud, which is built on the CX applications suite. Part of Oracle Applications Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results across all channels, touchpoints and interactions. The end-to-end solution includes Oracle Commerce, Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud), Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Social Cloud. New industry-specific solutions for financial services, communications, consumer goods, high tech, industrial manufacturing and automotive help Oracle customers and partners accelerate deployment, increase user adoption, reduce cost and accelerate time to value. Oracle CX Cloud for Financial Services provides a single 360-degree view of customer and financial information, enabling financial institutions to enhance the client experience, increase client retention and drive up-sell/cross-sell revenue opportunities. Oracle CX Cloud for Communications provides guided and assisted selling processes with billing and usage analytics and a seamless transition to configure, price, and quote activities which enables client service providers to personalize customer interactions and transform the digital experiences across channels. Oracle CX Cloud for High Tech, Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive's pre-architected solutions help manufacturing organizations accelerate innovation, improve customer acquisition and retention, and reduce operational costs. Oracle CX Cloud for Consumer Goods promotes collaborative customer and category planning, improves targeting and execution of retail initiatives, and enables organizations to understand and interact with today's digital consumer in new and unique ways. The latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud helps sales teams increase revenue by delivering enhanced Partner Relationship Management (PRM) capabilities, new options for customer data management and extended industry solutions. Oracle Sales Cloud provides powerful user-friendly, configurable tools for critical channel management business processes such as the new deal management and self-service registration make using and administering a partner portal easier than ever and help brand owners achieve higher partner adoption. The latest release extends the purpose-built capabilities for high tech and manufacturing, financial services, consumer goods and communications to enables sales teams to increase efficiencies, lower costs and reduce implementation times. Integration with Blue Coat offers additional data protection for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that enables sales team to satisfy corporate and legal data residency requirements while still being able to search, sort and run reports in Oracle Sales Cloud. The latest release includes Oracle Service Cloud Knowledge Advanced, an innovative new capability that enables organizations to streamline the administration of knowledge and provide a seamless cross-channel customer experience. With Oracle Service Cloud Knowledge Advanced, organizations can decrease customer service costs and improve customer satisfaction for both end customers and contact center agents. The latest releases of Oracle Commerce Cloud and Oracle CPQ Cloud include a number of features that further help organizations move seamlessly across the full spectrum of digital touchpoints including web, mobile marketing, sales, service, and social. Oracle Commerce Cloud has new assisted selling capabilities, A/B testing and a social wish list capability allow online businesses to quickly launch feature-rich, responsive storefronts across desktop and mobile devices without sacrificing features or brand control. Oracle CPQ Cloud has new pricing modules, dynamic picklists and packaged integrations with the rest of the Oracle CX Cloud suite enable organizations to increase sales and improve margins, while enhanced configuration inside Oracle Commerce Cloud enables organizations to improve sales results and seize the right opportunities.
Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 12C
Nov 12 15
Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (BI 12c), designed to deliver an entirely new experience for blending and visually analyzing any data in an enterprise-scale analytics platform. The foundation of Oracle's analytics offerings, Oracle BI 12c allows people across the organization to leverage a single integrated platform for self-service, visual data discovery and quickly find answers to pressing business questions while in the office or on the go. Analytics offerings force organizations to make a difficult choice between business agility and enterprise scale: desktop solutions offer agile visual analytics but are limited to user-managed or departmental data; traditional BI solutions offer scalable performance on IT-managed data, but compromise agile self-service and time-to-value. Only Oracle BI 12c delivers both in a no-compromise, modern platform that empowers people with stunning visual analytics as well as curated dashboards and analysis across personal, departmental and enterprise data. Oracle BI 12c advances with an integrated platform delivering self-service visual analytics, a re-imagined user experience, optimized in-memory processing, built-in advanced analytics and simplified administration. With the new enhancements in Oracle BI 12c, organizations are able to benefit from: integration of data visualization and self-service data blending with enterprise analytics capabilities in the same offering, allowing customers to achieve the best of self-service agility and IT-managed reliability. Intuitive search-driven analytics enabling people to type or speak questions and receive visualizations in response, broadening the reach and adoption of analytics across the organization. Optimized in-memory processing for best use of system resources, enabling faster analysis on more data from personal, departmental, enterprise and Big Data sources. Simplified administration and a streamlined upgrade process, delivering significantly lower cost of ownership. Oracle BI 12c offers compatibility and integration with the full breadth of Oracle's analytics offerings, both on-premises and in the cloud. Oracle's consistent technology approach ensures continuity of experience and portability across its entire analytics portfolio in the cloud and on-premises making it simpler for customers to adopt the environment of their choice and scale as their needs evolve.