Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Exadata Storage SW Support for Oracle Database 12c (MOS Note 1571789.1)

Interested in running Oracle Database 12c on Exadata?  My Oracle Support Note 1571789.1 has some exciting news!  Here are the highlights....
  • Notable software updates
o    Support for Oracle Database Releases 12c Release 1 (12.1) and 11g Release 2 (11.2)
§  Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software12c Release 1 (12.1) supports Oracle Database releases 12c Release 1 (12.1) and 11g Release 2 (11.2) running on a single Oracle Exadata Database Machine. The database servers get full performance, such as smart scans, fast file creation, and fast incremental backup, from all Exadata Storage Servers running Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software re12c Release 1 (12.1)

o    IORM Support for Container Databases and Pluggable Databases
§  Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) supports I/O Resource Management (IORM) priorization to manage I/O resource utilization among different pluggable databases (PDBs) as well as manage the workloads within each PDB.

o    Cell to Cell Data Transfer
§  Minimum software: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) or later, and Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software 12c Release 1 (12.1) or later.
§  In earlier releases, Exadata Cells did not directly communicate to each other. Any data movement between the cells was done through the database servers. Data was read from a source cell into database server memory, and then written out to the destination cell. Starting with Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software 12c Release 1 (12.1), database server processes can offload data transfer to cells. A database server instructs the destination cell to read the data directly from the source cell, and write the data to its local disk. This reduces the amount of data transferred across the fabric by half, reducing Infiniband bandwidth consumption, and memory requirements on the database server. In addition, Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) resynchronization, resilver, and rebalance use this feature to offload data movement. This provides improved bandwidth utilization at the Infiniband fabric level as well as saving PGA memory in Oracle ASM instances. No configuration is needed to utilize this feature

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Exadata workshop sponsored by Enkitec in Atlanta on Wedneday 1/29

Workshop Details:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Oracle Office Atlanta

1100 Abernathy Road, Suite 1120

Atlanta, GA 30328
 Register today!

Exadata Workshop

What is Oracle Exadata?
Oracle Exadata is hardware, software and infrastructure bundled into one powerful engineered system. It is massively scalable, secure and fully redundant.
Many companies have reduced overall IT costs with Exadata. Through consolidation on this platform, organizations can manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve the performance of all applications, and make better business decisions real time. This one day workshop is designed to introduce customers to this revolutionary technology as they explore if Exadata is right for their business.
This workshop will provide working knowledge of the following:
  • Exadata Smart Scan Features
  • Parallelism on Exadata
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Upcoming Exadata Workshops in Dec 2013 and Jan 2014

Here is the schedule for upcoming Exadata hands-on workshops.  Feel free to sign up for a workshop in the town nearest you!!

·         Tampa, FL – Exadata SECURITY Workshop – Wed 12/4/13... REGISTER HERE

·         Reston, VA - Exadata SECURITY Workshop - Wed 1/8/14... REGISTER HERE
·        Miami, FL – Exadata PERFORMANCE Workshop - Tuesday 1/14/14 REGISTER HERE

·         Nashville , TN – Exadata OPERATIONS Workshop – Tuesday 1/14/14 REGISTER HERE

·         Jacksonville, FL – Exadata OPERATIONS Workshop - Thursday 1/16/14 REGISTER HERE

·         Orlando, FL – Exadata PERFORMANCE Workshop - Tuesday 1/21 REGISTER HERE

·         Atlanta, GA  – Exadata SECURITY Workshop – 1/22/14... REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Upcoming Innovation Forums - Tampa Tues Nov 5 and Atlanta Wed Nov 13

We are pleased to announce two upcoming Oracle Days - Oracle Innovation Forum Tampa and Oracle Innovation Forum AtlantaThese events are part of a series of full-day events executed in approximately 90 cities worldwide designed to communicate Oracle’s high-level value proposition and explain our business offerings.  With the help of key Oracle Executives, Customer Testimonials, and Partners, the event will focus on the theme:  “innovation” with the objective of moving from talking about innovation as a concept to demonstrating “innovation in practice.”


Tuesday, November 5, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay Times Forum

401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Georgia Dome

One Georgia Dome Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Welcome to the NACES Southeast DBoES team blog

The following Exadata Operational Hands-on Workshops are scheduled in September