( For latest information on Oracle 12c database update please refer to the
following article: Oracle 12c Database and How It Relates to SAP Hana )
RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new
on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances
in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors
like Oracle to come up with new features and products.
Column Stores and Oracle
Column store concept has been around for quite a while. Vendors like HP
Vertica grabbed some market share in data warehousing segment with their
column store, MPP databases. Oracle Exadata is offering Hybrid Columnar
Compression - solution that modifies Oracle standard row based storage
(NSM, or row-major) into proprietary format that is probably closer to PAX
(as opposed to DSM) classification. Rows of data are reo... (more)
Larry Ellison's publicly proclaimed goal is to make Oracle another IBM.
1960's, Watson's IBM, not Lou Gerster's IBM. It looks like he came close to
the goal, i.e., he did create another IBM, unfortunately the latter
incarnation (even Oracle market cap today is actually identical to IBM's).
Nothing depicts better what Oracle became than the latest release of Oracle
database - 12cR2. Oracle is dead last in the race to SAP Hana defined (as SAP
likes to point out ) goal of in-memory, columnar database. Even IBM beat
Oracle with actually quite solid IBM BLU Acceleration product releas... (more)
Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Fusion Applications at
Oracle Open World 2011. Oracle Fusion Applications is the next generation
Oracle ERP that will gradually replace the existing Oracle E Business Suite,
Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and other products that Oracle either acquired
or developed inhouse. According to Larry Ellison it took Oracle six years to
develop and finalize this product. If you look at the Oracle
E-Delivery Oracle Fusion Applications download page one of the reasons why
it took so long becomes obvious - product comes on 24 DVDs - total si... (more)
Big Data and its most prominent technical ingredient, Machine Learning, are
all the rage these days, as IT industry is trying to convince companies
technology revolution is underway. ( "If you are not doing it, your
competitors sure are, and by the time you realize it, it will be too late" ).
Data fracking, i.e. Big Data, is 21 century new oil of that will power and
grease stalled industries and reignite growth, or so the story goes.
While advanced analytics (it comes under various names - predictive
analytics, data mining, and data science, more recently) is great and in use
Most of enterprise class shops today run their Oracle databases on either
HP-UX, AIX or Sun OS operating systems. Is it possible to move these
databases to the public cloud, and, if so, who are providers who can help
with such a move?
Public cloud services are closely related to virtualization i.e. usage of
various flavors of popular Virtual Machines (VMware, XEN). VMs are one of
major ingredients giving cloud services such great characteristics as
scalability, on-demand instant provisioning and deprovisioning of resources.
Virtual Machines are able to run many guest operating s... (more)