Five Minute Briefing: April 30, 2014
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Providing expanded cloud services and enhanced compute and storage, the latest release of Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance - X4-2 - has been introduced. In order to save customers hours of labor and decrease the risk of physical and software configuration errors, the system arrives ready to run production workloads with little software-defined configuration, according to Oracle.
At an event in NYC, Oracle president Mark Hurd and EVP John Fowler unveiled Solaris 11.2, which represents an evolution from operating system to a complete platform, they said. The phenomena of cloud and engineered systems are driven by the same requirement, which is the need to transfer work from the IT budget to the R&D budget to make things work more efficiently, observed Hurd, who asked, "Who really wants to glue an operating system to a server?"
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BackOffice Associates' HiT Software division has announced that DBMoto version 8.2 includes support for SAP Sybase IQ, and support for Oracle Database 12c as a multitenant database with one or many pluggable databases;
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Just after data is created, there is high value attached to it. As data begins to age, its value does not diminish, but the nature of that value begins to change. For many enterprises that are dealing with large data volumes, timely data access can be a major issue, especially when customers demand quick response times. Let's examine the challenge of processing data in real time reliably and meeting customers' expectations for quick responses.
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