Friday, 5 October 2012

Oracle OpenWorld - Highlights from Day 5

Data Warehouse and Big Data - Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld Day 5

Welcome to this online review of day five of Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Here are the latest press reports, blog posts, analyst reports and related activities covering the last day of this year's conference.

Thoughts on Larry Ellison’s Big Data Demo
Post on ITConvergence blog

Oracle founder and Chair Larry Ellison provided a Big Data demonstration the other day at Oracle OpenWorld. The results were impressive.

Lexis had a problem. It wanted to determine which Olympic athlete should it sponsor. A generation ago such decisions relied on a little bit of analysis and a lot of gut instinct.

But here in 2012 our social media-powered culture gives us hard data on which such multi-million dollar decisions can be based. The problem today, however, is that most companies have too much data – 5 million Tweets and 27 million other data points to be exact.

That’s where Ellison chose to show off Big Data, using it to sift through that data to find the ideal athlete to endorse Lexis. Ellison got everyone’s attention, but there’s a bigger story behind Oracle Big Data as we begin to investigate below…[Read more]

Oracle OpenWorld: NASA’s Vu Nguyen Talks Big Data and Mars Curiosity Project
Post on SiliconANGLE

The Mars Rover has been big news for several weeks, so it is no surprise that it continues to grab headlines even at Oracle OpenWorld this week. The Cube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with Vu Nguyen, Infrastructure Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the event. Nguyen revealed some details about NASA’s big data strategy…[Read more]

Watch the video: [click here]

Additional dimensions of Big Data - discussion revived once more
Post on HadoopSphere blog

We have earlier as well heard of Big Data dimensions beyond the conventional 3 popularized by IBM and the akin: Volume, Variety and Velocity. The discussion is now revived once more after Mark Beyer, Gartner Research VP, addressed the gathering at Oracle Open World 2012 and brought his 12 dimensional framework for Big Data to the fore.

(Based on what has been heard, during the same session George Lumpkin, Vice President, Product Management also talked in grand Oracle fashion about Oracle’s In-Database Hadoop claims while the purists whispered their genuine queries on real time processing.…[Read more]

Big Data Performance Delivered : Oracle NoSQL Database on Cisco UCS
Post on Slideshare

Slides available for download via

Big Data Performance Delivered:Oracle NoSQL Database on Cisco UCS Raghunath Nambiar, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Ashok Joshi, Senior Director, Oracle© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved..…[Read more]

Simba Technologies Announces Availability of Simba MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP 4.0
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"Simba's support for the upcoming Oracle Database 12c release will enable the Oracle community to leverage performance gains and new functionality as they migrate their systems to Oracle's new version of the database," said Dan Vlamis, President of Vlamis Software Solutions and Director on the BIWA SIG Board.

"Likewise, Excel 2013 and Windows 8 support will ensure IT departments can embrace technology without fear of new versions and allow BI users to capitalize on new Microsoft features. There is great interest within the Oracle community to connect multiple front-ends to Oracle OLAP and Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP is the de facto solution for standards-based connectivity from such applications including Excel"…[Read more]

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Oracle OpenWorld - Highlights from Day 4

Data Warehouse and Big Data - Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld Day 4

Welcome to this online review of day four of Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Our aim is to keep you up to date on all the press reports, blog posts, analyst reports and related activities from this year's conference.

Don't forget to visit the Big Data PM website - Your One Stop Shop for everything related to Big Data

Big Data Performance Delivered: Oracle NoSQL Database on Cisco UCS - Part 2
Ramesh Chitor (Cisco) interviews Oracle Senior Director Ashok Joshi about the benefits of choosing commercial grade solutions and NoSQL at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco.

Watch the video, [click here]

MarketSphere Wins Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year
Oracle today awarded MarketSphere Consulting, LLC with its 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) and Oracle Data Warehousing. Also, MarketSphere was given an honorable mention in the category of Regional Systems Integrator (SI)/Reseller Applications Momentum…[Read more]

Oracle sheds more light on 12c database and Exadata X3 machine
The key feature of 12c, which is set for release sometime next year, is multitenancy, which enables users, if they desire, to create multiple &#34pluggable&#34 databases that reside within a single database container, senior vice president Andy Mendelsohn said during a keynote address. This constitutes "a fundamental re-architecture of the database," Mendelsohn added. "Now if I'm an administrator, I have one database overall to administer.".

Database 12c also makes much more efficient use of hardware resources, saving companies money, Mendelsohn said. For example, it incorporates a &#34heat map&#34 feature that tracks how frequently different chunks of data are used, allowing customers to archive rarely accessed information on lower-cost mediums.

Loaiza also provided a sense of the market uptake for Exadata, which was first introduced in 2008. He also sought to show audience members that Exadata is relatively easy to deploy, bringing on an executive from PayPal who described how the company took its Exadata from a pilot project to a "business decision platform" in just 60 days…[Read more]

Oracle Continues to Extend Industry's No 1 Business Innovation Platform
Oracle Data Integration delivers a complete and modern solution for integrating data continuously, pervasively, and accurately across technologies, as well as third-party systems.

Oracle Data Integrator is a critical element in Oracle's big data offerings, helping customers to efficiently load and transform unstructured data using technologies including Hadoop, MapReduce and HDFS.…[Read more]

Oracle OpenWorld: Oracle goes social
Oracle has, to no-one’s great surprise, entered the social media fray as an important adjunct to its existing efforts in big data analytics. The pairing has rapidly become the eggs and bacon of enterprise development into the future, as all aspects of social media are likely to become the most prolific creators of data that needs analyzing to tease out new market, product or market opportunities.

So, during his second keynote presentation of the week at Oracle OpenWorld, CEO Larry Ellison took the opportunity to announce the Oracle Social Relationship Management (SRM) Suite. This is an integrated enterprise service that enables companies to do all those things that help identify trends and opportunities, such as listen, engage, create, market, and analyse interactions across multiple social platforms in real-time. The objective, of course, is to provide as comprehensive and holistic view of customers and consumers as possible…[Read more]

Teleran Showcasing Cost-Saving Migration and Consolidation Solutions for Exadata
Teleran Technologies, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI), data warehouse, and big data management software solutions, announced today that the company is showcasing its second generation software solutions for Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 this week in San Francisco, CA. Teleran's solutions have significantly reduced the cost, time and effort of migration and consolidation projects in Oracle customer sites by automatically modeling and analyzing applications and databases targeted for Exadata…[Read more]

Digital Reasoning Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Silver Level Partner
Digital Reasoning, a leader in unstructured data analytics at scale, has announced that it has become a Silver Partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program. Digital Reasoning has integrated Synthesys®, our software platform for unstructured analytics, with the Oracle Big Data Appliance. A white paper featuring benchmark performance information on the analytics of massive unstructured data sets of documents is available on our website. With the combined power of Synthesys and the Big Data Appliance users can now analyze tens of millions of documents in only a few hours as opposed to months with traditional methods.

"We are excited about achieving Silver Level Partner Status in OPN", said Rob Metcalf, Digital Reasoning President and COO. "We see a lot of customer interest in combining Synthesys with the Oracle Big Data Appliance for high performance unstructured data analytics."…[Read more]

Big Data Tutorial Series on Oracle Learning Library
The Oracle Learning Library (OLL) allows you to search for free online learning content. OLL has just released a new series of big data tutorials and demos covering Oracle R Enterprise (8 part series), Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle Data Integrator. Here is the list of topics:
  • Part 1: Introducing Oracle R Enterprise
  • Part 2: Getting Started with ORE
  • Part 3: R Language Basics
  • Part 4: Producing Graphs in R
  • Part 5: The ORE Transparency Layer
  • Part 6: ORE Embedded R Scripts: R Interface
  • Part 7: ORE Embedded R Scripts: SQL Interface
  • Part 8: Using the Oracle R Connector for Hadoop
  • Oracle R Enterprise Tutorial Series
  • Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle Data Mining Demonstration
  • Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop
To access this content [click here]

Must-see sessions for Thursday October 4
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone South - 104
End-to-End Administration for Apache Hadoop
Charles Zedlewski - VP, Products, Cloudera
Marty Gubar - Director, Oracle
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Moscone South - 104
Oracle Database Optimizer: An Insider’s View of How the Optimizer Works
Maria Colgan - Senior Principal PM, Oracle
Mohamed Zait Zait - Architect, Oracle
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Moscone South - 302
Use Oracle OLAP Cubes to Enhance BI Applications with Analytics and Fast Query
William Endress - Director of PM, Oracle OLAP, Oracle
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone South - 303
Leveraging Oracle Exadata for Global Master Data Management
Sanjay Kulkarni - Platform Lead, Nielsen
Ken Rabolt - VP - Data Architecture, Nielsen Company

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Oracle OpenWorld - Highlights from Day 3

Data Warehouse and Big Data - Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld Day 3

Welcome to this online review of day three of Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Our aim is to keep you up to date on all the press reports, blog posts, analyst reports and related activities from this year's conference.

Don't forget to visit the Big Data PM website - Your One Stop Shop for everything related to Big Data

Fast Data: Go Big. Go Fast.
Fast data processing (and especially real-time) has always been our credo at Oracle with each one of these products in Fusion Middleware. For example, Oracle GoldenGate continues to be made even faster with the recent 11g R2 Release of Oracle GoldenGate which gives us some even greater optimization to Oracle Database with Integrated Capture, as well as some new heterogeneity capabilities.

With Oracle Data Integrator with Big Data Connectors, we’re seeing much improved performance by running MapReduce transformations natively on Hadoop systems. And with Oracle Event Processing we’re seeing some remarkable performance with customers like NTT Docomo. Check out their upcoming session at Oracle OpenWorld on Wednesday to hear more how this customer is using Event processing and Big Data together... [Read more]

Partitioning 12c
- posted by Jonathan Lewis on his blog

Most useful presentation of OOW so far, from Hermann Baer of Oracle on improvements in partitioning features in 12c – and there are lots of useful ones, including:
Online move of a partition

multiple partition maintenance in one operation

partial indexing

interval-reference partitioning

... [Read more]

Oracle Optimizer Team
The Optimizer team is posting regular updates on their blog. In the demogrounds they are busy handing out their new bumper sticker. The Demogrounds open every day so stop by and collect your bumper sticker and while you are there find out what's new with the Optimizer and the statistics that feed it… [Read more]

Attunity Continues its Expansion Into the Big Data Market With Support for Oracle Exadata
Attunity announced at OOW the availability of Attunity Replicate for Exadata, a new data replication solution designed to enable quick loading of Big Data into and out of Oracle Exadata. The solution further expands Attunity's reach into the Big Data Market and features targeted optimizations that result in high performance and rapid implementation.

Attunity Replicate for Exadata is designed to empower Oracle customers to quickly load data from heterogeneous data sources and maintain the changed data continuously and efficiently. The latter function is facilitated via log-based change data capture (CDC) technology; streaming changes captured from the source databases to the data warehouse with very low impact on the source. … [Read more]

Big Data Performance Delivered: Oracle NoSQL Database on Cisco UCS
Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, Ashok Joshi, Senior Director, Oracle, talk about Cisco Oracle collaboration to deliver a unique set of performances for Oracle applications… [Read more]

Watch the video,[click here]

Must-see sessions for Wednesday October 3
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone South - 104
In-Memory Database Processing with the Latest Generation of Database Technology
Amit Ganesh - Vice President, Oracle
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Marriott Marquis - Salon 8
Big Data Connectors: High-Performance Integration for Hadoop and Oracle Database
Robert Abbott - Cons. Engineer, Oracle
Melliyal Annamalai - Senior Principal PM, Oracle
Sue Mavris - Director, Oracle
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone South - 302
Finding Gold in Your Data Warehouse: Oracle Advanced Analytics
Charles Berger - Senior Director, PM OAA, Oracle
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone South - 302
Oracle NoSQL Database and Big Data
James Anthony - Tech. Dir., e-dba Limited
David Segleau - Dir PM, Oracle
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Westin San Francisco - Olympic
Addressing Big Data Challenges to Accelerate Personalized Medicine Initiatives
Kris Joshi - Global VP - Healthcare, Oracle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Parc 55 - Embarcadero
In-Database Hadoop: When MapReduce Meets the RDBMS
Kuassi Mensah - Director PM, Oracle
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone South - 300
Hybrid Columnar Compression with the Latest Generation of Database Technology
Holger Friedrich - CTO, sumIT AG
Miles Oustad - Manager, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Vineet Marwah - CMTS, Oracle
Gregg Christman - Senior Manager Database Perf. PM, Oracle