Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED.
Let an ISACA® certification
elevate your career.

Register today and save
Enterprise I.T.
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Oracle Makes Massive Memory Boosts in Exalytics System

Oracle Makes Massive Memory Boosts in Exalytics System
By Jennifer LeClaire

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

"Unlocking data in a quick, easy and timely manner can be a strong competitive advantage," said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management at Oracle, adding that Exalytics X3-4 lets customers "spend less time on complicated integrations and more time providing real-time answers to strategic business questions."
 



Oracle just rolled out a new Exalytics system with more memory, among other enhancements, that promises to expand the capabilities of the business analytics software. The new Exalytics X3-4 system comes with 2 TB of main memory, 2.4 TB of flash storage and 5.4 TB of hard disk space.

With Exalytics X3-4, Oracle has optimized its business analytics system to manage what it calls an "ever-increasing" volume, scale and scope of business questions that demand real-time answers. Oracle has made changes that promise to accelerate the platform's ability to handle strategic business questions in the areas of advanced planning, data discovery, scenario modeling, burst reporting and what-if analysis.

"Unlocking data in a quick, easy and timely manner can be a strong competitive advantage," said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management at Oracle. He went on to say that Exalytics X3-4 allows Oracle customers to "spend less time on complicated integrations and more time providing real-time answers to strategic business questions."

Oracle's BI Play

Indeed, Oracle is making plenty of promises with Exalytics X3-4, including deeper analysis, faster calculations, and greater mobility. The memory upgrade, for example, lets clients analyze larger data sets and more aggregates at various levels of granularity in-memory.

According to Oracle, Exalytics users can access unlimited amounts of data, unconstrained by in-memory capacity because Oracle Business Intelligence software automatically and transparently manages queries across the Exalytics in-memory cache and all underlying data sources, such as data warehouses and Hadoop.

Meanwhile, flash memory in the new Oracle Exalytics powers faster calculations, restructuring, load and export for planning applications, what-if analysis and scenario modeling with Oracle Essbase. The company said increased storage capacity enables performance improvements of up to 25 times in load times and nine times in calculation times when running multiple Oracle Essbase cubes concurrently.

On the mobility front, Exalytics X3-4 works with Oracle's BI Mobile HD, with no additional development required. The company said end-users will have near instantaneous responses on mobile devices, optimizing productivity while away from the office.

A Critical Oracle App

Zeus Kerravala, an analyst at ZK Research, thinks Oracle is making a good move. That, he told us, is because any CIO will tell you that analytics is among the top two or three initiatives for IT projects -- and Oracle needs to get business analytics right.

"Clearly, if you look at Oracle's financials they've got a problem with their business," Kerravala said. "Their database market has slowed down. Competitors are nipping at their heals on the financial software side. And they are not a very strong cloud provider, hence the partnerships with salesforce.com and Microsoft."

With that said, Kerravala noted that the market for business analytics still has room for Oracle. Although SAP's HANA probably has won plenty of technology media attention, there are still very few deployments.

"Having a really good rock solid high performance analytics platform could end up being that next big application that Oracle has been looking for," Kerravala said. "They need something to get growth going considering their last seven quarters."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Editor:

Posted: 2013-07-15 @ 9:42pm PT
@Amit - Thanks for your correction below, pointing out that SAP HANA has over 1700 customers and several hundred deployments, plus 700 customers on the cloud.

For our readers' reference: Amit Sinha is SVP, Database & Technology Innovation, for SAP HANA.

Amit Sinha:

Posted: 2013-07-15 @ 9:31pm PT
Thanks for your insights. We think its appropriate to correct that SAP HANA has over 1700 customers and several hundred deployments. This does not include over 700 customers on the cloud - which by definition of the cloud are live...



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Enterprise I.T.
1.   Windows 9 Preview Date: Sept. 30?
2.   UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach
3.   Feds OK IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
4.   Target Data Breach Cost: $148 Million
5.   Data Stolen from U.S. Health Network


advertisement
Feds OK IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
Makes Lenovo a player for data centers.
Average Rating:
UPS Stores Hit by Data Breach
Biz must adopt better security measures.
Average Rating:
Target Data Breach Cost: $148 Million
Better customer data protection needed.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Find Malicious Android Apps Can Hack Gmail
A new study shows that a weakness in the Android mobile operating system can be used to steal sensitive, personal info from unwitting users. Gmail proved to be the easiest app to attack; Amazon, the hardest.
 
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Feds OK $2.3 Billion IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
IBM and Lenovo are celebrating U.S. approval of their x86-based server deal, having cleared some major security hurdles. The deal makes Lenovo a major player for enterprise data centers.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
Businesses everywhere want computing solutions that do more for less money, and Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Screen Shortage Briefly Puts Brakes on iPhone 6
RAM? Check. Antenna switch? Check. Screen? Oops. Parts suppliers for Apple have found themselves facing a shortage of screens for the new iPhone 6 as next month's release date for the new smartphone looms.
 
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 
Samsung, B&N Target Amazon with Nook Tablet
They've seen the enemy and it is Amazon. So Samsung and Barnes & Noble are teaming up to combat their common foe with a 7-inch tablet that blends Samsung’s tech, Nook’s content and e-reader platform.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.