Why I Love The Oracle Cloud Strategy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In recent blog post, I shared that I had come to Oracle based on the strength of their cloud strategy. To be fair, I realized I hadn't made my case for Oracle's approach to cloud. The Oracle Approach. They do things other systems can't do. That's why I came to Oracle.

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Oracle fixes 100s of vulnerabilities that put enterprise data at risk

Network World

Oracle has released another large batch of patches, fixing many critical vulnerabilities in enterprise products that are used to store and work with critical business data. About 40 percent of the patched flaws are located in Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Retail Applications, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle Supply Chain Products and Oracle Database Server.

Oracle and EMC Help Protect Against Silent Data Corruption.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Oracle and EMC Help Protect Against Silent Data Corruption. And, as part of Oracle Open World, Oracle, Emulex and EMC are announcing the first availability of the joint work we're doing to further minimize this sort of problem. Attending Oracle Open World? Chucks Blog.

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Mirantis Extends OpenStack Alliances

Data Center Knowledge

Mirantis inked alliances with Oracle and Pivotal, a division of EMC. The Pivotal alliance ties Mirantis' flavor of OpenStack with Cloud Foundry PaaS, while the Oracle alliance means Oracle database running on Oracle Solaris operating systems can now be provisioned via the OpenStack Murano.

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When Generic IT Infrastructure Doesn't Cut It

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Statistically speaking, more often than not these are Oracle databases. Now think about everyone in IT who helps to make all that database magic happen: operations, architects, database administrators, business analysts, etc. In particular, Oracle databases are different.

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Grown-Up IT For Grown-Up Applications

Chuck's Blog - EMC

There’s now a burgeoning category "integrated" solutions intended to lessen that burden and produce more predictable results with less effort -- reference architectures, converged systems, hyperconverged systems and similar. Enter the notion of engineered systems.

When Good Analysts Have A Bad Day

Chuck's Blog - EMC

TL;DR version: a "true" private cloud is presumably sold and supported by a single vendor: hardware, operating system and hypervisor.  I'd go even further to state that Oracle isn't simply assembling other people's products (e.g.

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Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  A second camp decided to add server virtualization features to their existing operating systems.   First, Oracle 12c isn't here yet, and won't be anytime soon.  Second, remember this is Oracle we're talking about.  Chucks Blog.

what every open source project needs

SPF13

spf13 Chief Operator @ Docker? ? Open Source Companies • Google (Android, Chrome, Docker, Linux) • Apple (Webkit, LLVM) • Facebook (Cassandra, HipHop, Hive, PHP) • IBM (Linux, Eclipse, Docker) • Yahoo (Hadoop, Linux, YUI) • Oracle (Linux, MySQL, Java) • Microsoft (Linux,net, Docker) • Intel (Linux). Summary: small poll for my new operating system? In the last few years open source has transformed the software industry.

Comprehensive Overview Of SAP BASIS

Galido

It is the systems administration of SAP software applications. These systems manage financial and asset data, cost accounting, and help manage operations, materials and plants. Change & Transport System. What is SAP BASIS?

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IBM And VMware Tie Up: What Does It Mean?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 Not mention urgency, as Amazon / Microsoft / Oracle all are in the cloud business today, so time is short.   The other invisible piece of the equation is the cloud  service provider operating system: that entity that provisions clusters and VMs on behalf of multiple tenants.

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Part V – NVMe overview and primer (Where to learn more, what this all means)

Storage IO Blog

Keep an eye on among others including Cisco (Servers), Dell (Servers), EMC (DSSD), HPE, Intel (Servers, Drives and Cards), Lenovo, Micron, Microsoft (Drivers, Operating Systems, Storage Spaces), NetApp, OCZ, Oracle, PMC, Samsung, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware and Western Digital (acquisition of SANdisk and HGST). Several vendors are working on, or have already introduced NVMe related technologies or initiatives.

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Overcoming Cloud Envy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Trust me, if they could have bought what they needed off-the-shelf, they wouldn't have felt the need to invest in truly massive IT teams: application development, architecture, operations, etc. Their customer-facing services are built differently, funded differently, and operated differently.

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Dissecting Gartner’s MQ For Hypervisors

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Notice that Oracle VM peeks over the horizon as a “challenger”. 1-3 people) that already need to support Microsoft operating systems and tools anyway, so using the Hyper-V feature included as part of Windows makes a certain sense.

A Decade of Dynamo: Powering the next wave of high-performance, internet-scale applications

All Things Distributed

It all started in 2004 when Amazon was running Oracle's enterprise edition with clustering and replication. We had an advanced team of database administrators and access to top experts within Oracle. Manageable – The service would need to be easy to manage and operate.

Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hypervisor-Converged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As hardware prices fall — and IT capacity balloons — the focus has clearly shifted to improved operational efficiency: doing more/faster/better but without adding more people.   Everything usually worked together as you’d expect — and were very operationally efficient as a result.

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2015 — The 3rd Platform Gets Real For IT

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 And with it, a new management and operations style that was more agile and responsive than the previous mainframe world.  Mainframe databases gave way to UNIX-based (and later NT-based) products, with Oracle coming out on top.

Dissecting Gartner’s MQ For Hypervisors

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Notice that Oracle VM peeks over the horizon as a “challenger”. 1-3 people) that already need to support Microsoft operating systems and tools anyway, so using the Hyper-V feature included as part of Windows makes a certain sense. One of the time-honored rituals in the IT industry is the periodic publishing of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for different enterprise technology categories.   While some inevitably poke fun (e.g.

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VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 Because we tend to use imprecise labels to describe workloads, there’s a bit of confusion, e.g. all Oracle workloads are not created alike.  We also want to consider the operational aspects over the life cycle: implementation, management, upgrading, etc.

Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hypervisor-Converged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As hardware prices fall — and IT capacity balloons — the focus has clearly shifted to improved operational efficiency: doing more/faster/better but without adding more people.   Everything usually worked together as you’d expect — and were very operationally efficient as a result. Oracle, Teradata) vs. many. At a conceptual level, the hypervisor sits in a very strategic position between applications (and their operating systems) — and the underlying infrastructure.

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2015 — The 3rd Platform Gets Real For IT

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 And with it, a new management and operations style that was more agile and responsive than the previous mainframe world.  Mainframe databases gave way to UNIX-based (and later NT-based) products, with Oracle coming out on top.  Microsoft owned the user experience, and leveraged that to establish a valuable position in server operating systems, quickly eliminating NetWare’s reign. I used to regularly do my list of New Year predictions.

VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 Because we tend to use imprecise labels to describe workloads, there’s a bit of confusion, e.g. all Oracle workloads are not created alike.  We also want to consider the operational aspects over the life cycle: implementation, management, upgrading, etc. Operationally, larger-scale VSAs seem to require more “fiddling” than purpose-built arrays, but that's just my observation. But all of this masks the real win: operational efficiency.

Technology Short Take #82

Scott Lowe

Operating Systems/Applications. YACOOS (Yet Another Container-Optimized Operating System) has gone GA; this time it’s Google’s (imaginatively-named) “Container-Optimized OS”. Here’s an example of using Ansible to clone Oracle Grid infrastructure. Welcome to Technology Short Take #82! This issue is a bit behind schedule; I’ve been pretty heads-down on some projects.

Technology Short Take 97

Scott Lowe

Gerald Venzi shows how to use Vagrant and VirtualBox to deploy a local Kubernetes cluster , using some Kubernetes support recently added to an Oracle GitHub repository of Vagrant boxes. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take 97! This Tech Short Take marks the end of an era (sort of); it’s the last Tech Short Take published while I’m a VMware employee (today is my last day; see here for more details).

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Amazon Cloud - Becoming a Storm? - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

So I went back and took another look at EC2 and specifically the EC2 Operating System and Software or in their language, "off the shelf" Amazon Machine Images. Oracle DB, DB2 - yup these are available. Call one of a dozen hosting vendors, select hardware line, OS, number of systems, purchase via credit card, wait 24 hours or less, get root/admin access to your server farm, spend time installing your applications, figure out how to scale the application later.

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Fountainhead: Who's using Infrastructure Orchestration in Healthcare?

Fountainhead

Its the approach that HP (w/Matrix Orchestration Environment plugins), IBM (Open Fabric Environment) and Cisco (Unified Computing System or UCS) have entered into recently, and where firms like Egenera (with PAN Manager software and the Dell PAN System ) have been selling for some time. Equally significant, the software is reducing system administration requirements—enabling Alliance IT professionals to focus on activities that add real value to the user community.

- My Biggest Failure – Consolidation

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

We have three service desks, three different radio systems, four large data centers, and at least six different groups providing server support and desktop support. We have at least five different work management systems, and some unknown number of document management systems.

Technology Short Take #63

Scott Lowe

Ravello Systems (now part of Oracle Cloud following their acquisition by Oracle) has a REST API that allows you to programmatically interact with their service. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #63. I’ve managed to (mostly) get back to my Friday publishing schedule, though I’m running much later in the day this time around than usual. I’ll try to correct that for the next one.

Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. s announcement of Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server and.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk marks another important step in our commitment to increase the flexibility for AWS customers to use the choice of operating system, programming language, development tools and database software that meet their application requirements. All Things Distributed.

Sunburn - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

Enterprises need to start demanding a better architecture from their operating system and application vendors. Debook your database business with Oracle. About. Standard Disclaimer. A Screw's Loose. Sunburn. by Brian Katz on April 8, 2013 · 9 comments.