Oracle’s Marketing Automation systems including segmentation, reporting, analytics & Marketing Digital Lab all run on Oracle Exadata. I sat down with Dan Williams, IT Director, Infrastructure & Tools, Oracle Global Marketing Operations to talk about how Oracle’s digital architecture is evolving and why they chose Exadata as their platform.
What is guiding Oracle’s digital customer experience technology strategy?
Modern enterprises have rapidly expanded their use of applications from day-to-day operations like customer-facing e-commerce applications and management of supply chains to more complex IT tasks like remote assets monitoring, interaction with internet-connected thing, and integration with social media platforms.
The move to the public cloud continues unabated. Spending on cloud IT infrastructure worldwide is expected to reach $44.2 billion this year, doubling in only four years. In terms of traffic growth, forecasts show global IP traffic reaching 7.7 ZB this year, twice the 2015 traffic.
If your company is like the majority of enterprises today, it’s running at least one app in the cloud. And chances are you’re planning to use the cloud to support many more processes in the near future. According to a recent IDG survey, the percentage of the total IT environment in the cloud is expected to grow through 2018.
Enterprise cloud adoption shows no signs of slowing down. IDC reported that among more than 6,000 IT organizations surveyed, nearly 2/3 were using or planning to use public cloud IaaS in 2016. Gartner projected IaaS to grow by 42.8% in 2016.
Recent research from ESG revealed that enterprise IT teams prefer to upgrade their mission-critical applications on their own terms versus a vendor's predefined schedule, choosing instead to extend the runway of their existing investments. As Senior Analyst at ESG Nik Rouda points out,
"IT teams responsible for application, infrastructure, and operations are rightly cautious about making changes, worried about unforeseen complications and disruption of the business functions."
According to RightScale's 2017 State of the Cloud report, cloud adoption continues to rise with private cloud proving to be a popular and flexible option for enterprises. Its no surprise then that Nippon Paint, a 136 year old paint company, decided to modernize its core lines of business with a secure and scalable private cloud infrastructure.
For businesses large and small, speed and agility are now at the center of success. As digital technologies take hold—and requirements for IT flexibility grow—the need for a robust business and IT framework is nothing less than critical.
As many of you might know, I've been in the storage end of the business for over 20 years. And for the last few years, I think one of the most interesting topics is how best to bridge storage between the familiar world of the data center, and the new world of cloud.
Today, I’d like to give you an update on what Oracle is doing. We call it "cloud converged storage" -- bridging the gap between today's world, and tomorrow's.
Faster. Bigger. Better. As our technology continues to evolve and annual IP traffic is forecasted to reach 2.3 Zettabytes by 2020, IT infrastructure must race to keep up. Business must have infrastructure which is responsive, secure, and agile to spin up new applications for their customers, partners, and employees. They want to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud, and many are starting with a priva
The cloud is causing a major change in how enterprise organizations operate. Many businesses are eager to shift their enterprise workloads to the public cloud to take advantage of its flexibility, and the freedom it gives them to innovate. But not every business can commit to the cloud yet, or even develop a cloud strategy for transforming their business. What cloud journeys is right for you?
Cloud is changing how people and businesses work forever. It’s creating new economies, disrupting existing categories, and it’s changing how we communicate and share information.
Some form of cloud makes sense for most enterprise-class organizations, which is why cloud adoption continues to grow so quickly across all industries and geographies. Cloud is transforming IT and presents a great opportunity for all of us.
You’ve heard it before. Cloud will increase efficiencies, provide flexible scalability, and lower your CapEx investments. However, you may not be comfortable putting your data into a public cloud, no matter how many security reassurances you get. You may be in a highly regulated in industry or have government or corporate mandates to have data close by. Or you may face serious performance and latency issues for high availability workloads because the nearest cloud data center facility is too far away. There are limited cost-effective choices here.
Today's guest post is by Vamsee Kasavajhala, Principal Product Manager for the Oracle MiniCluster.
As more and more customers adopt Oracle MiniCluster as their platform of choice to run Oracle databases and applications, one common message that resonates is how easy it is to use the platform. We have had some customers use words synonymous with simplicity such as “Microwave” or “iPhone” and that is really great to hear.
The cloud is affecting every market sector. It offers agility and flexible cost structures. It lets business leaders quickly develop and test new products they can take to market fast and it enables them to create new models that will transform how they work.
In 2015, up to 10,000 refugees crossed Germany’s borders everyday with the aim of applying for asylum. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees knew they had to process everyone discreetly, efficiently, and accurately.
Despite changes in government and a turnover in administrations, one thing remains the same: agencies are under pressure to improve citizen services while reducing costs. A key strategy to achieving this resulted in the “Cloud First” directive in 2011: a step to push agencies to the Cloud for the common good. It stated:
I asked Carl Olofson, Research VP, Application Development and Deployment, IDC to give our readers his view on where Oracle Exadata Database Machine fits in a company's digital transformation strategy. Here is his take...
Your company’s digital strategy may be about entering new geographies or markets, launching new products and services, or improving customer loyalty – all to drive business growth. But this also puts your IT organization under intense pressures these days.
If you think about it, almost every business today is, in some fashion, a technology business. From SMBs to global enterprises, businesses depend on technology to manage operations, find new customers, communicate with customers, make important business decisions, and stay competitive. Technology goes beyond just driving operational efficiency and reducing costs. More and more, data and the technology that transforms it into knowledge drive business innovation and competitive advantage.
For all you cloud administrators out there, we salute you. We understand that managing private cloud environments can be complex. You have to provide secure and fully-isolated compute and networking resources for a whole host of different stakeholder organizations in order to support their myriad of critical enterprise applications. That means you have to monitor the hardware, troubleshoot incidents, execute disaster recovery plans, provision and migrate VMs, and even provide reporting on usage and chargebacks. Wow. I get tired just thinking about it.
As the new operational model of choice, cloud is changing how organizations work. It enables you to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. It can help you work smarter and bring products to market faster. And eventually, your organization will rely on the cloud to run its entire operation.
Last month, we hosted a conversation around leveraging Oracle MiniCluster’s simplicity, out-of-the-box performance and reliability to help enterprises adopt the same type of DevOps model that agile startups have adopted.
Your business demands the cloud for speed and agility. But is your database platform ready? Oracle can put you on the right path to a private cloud with Oracle Database Appliance.
These days, it seems like every tech magazine, vendor, and IT organization are relentlessly focused on cloud computing. It’s easy to get impatient with what may seem like a lot of hype, but there really is a good reason for all the excitement.
Cloud is fast becoming the operational model of choice and it’s transforming both business and IT. It enables people to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. As a result, organizations are becoming more responsive, agile, and innovative.
These days, no topic commands more attention in boardrooms and on the front lines of business than cybersecurity. The frequency and intensity of attacks continues to grow. According to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle, The C-Suite, the Board and Cyber-Defense, organizations have witnessed a 42 percent increase in hacking, a 39 percent spike in malware and a 23 percent rise in financial theft over the past two years. Globally, cyber-crime is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2019.
In another 10 years, IT organizations will look back thoroughly amazed at the how digital innovation in the second decade of the millennium transformed business. Those working at companies that took advantage of new technology ideas to grow will look back on their IT-predecessors as pioneering heroes. Beleaguered programmers at companies that were too late to the show to stay ahead of the competition might wonder why the people who used to sit in their seats couldn’t—or, worse—didn’t do more to modernize their businesses.
One of the best things about the holidays is gathering with your family for a big holiday feast: to reflect on good times with loved ones and all our blessings. As 2016 has come to a close, I’d like to take a few moments to review some of the exciting happenings for Oracle’s family of engineered systems this past year.
Today’s guest post is from Christophe De Greve, a sales consultant for Oracle hyperconverged solutions in Benelux.
You may be wondering why I am talking about fruit and Oracle Database Appliance in the same sentence. Well, let me explain. Your Oracle Database is critical to your business so when deciding on a platform to run it, you want to make a solid choice. But, should you build your own system to run your Oracle Database or simply buy an Oracle Database Appliance?
Located in the Netherlands, Impulse Info Systems specializes in providing IT solutions for healthcare companies who treat patients with mental disabilities and substance abuse issues, through a custom application called USER.
An Oracle partner for 22 years, Impulse Info Systems uses Oracle Database Appliance as a cloud-to-customer solution, which means Impulse remotely manages and maintains Oracle Database Appliance, allowing their customers to focus on their daily business.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. They employ more than 21,000 people that strive to enhance the health, wealth, and careers of a 110 million people worldwide.
An Oracle customer for many years, Mercer uses Oracle Database Appliance for its EasyEnroll health and benefit administration software product, which is used by 7.6 million people across the globe.
We asked Lead Database Administrator Kari Jacobs why Mercer chose Oracle Database Appliance.
IT spend on innovation requires faster application development to keep up with business growth. Familiar approaches just don’t work. This is because companies are discovering that critical business applications are not just database or infrastructure, they’re really a combination storage, databases, and application servers.