On Thursday June 30th, we announced Oracle’s new cloud platform, including a new line of servers for cloud and scale-out applications: Oracle’s SPARC S7-2 and S7-2L servers. These servers are based on the breakthrough SPARC S7 processor and extend the outstanding features and capabilities of the SPARC T7 and M7 systems into scale-out form factors. With the combination of Oracle’s breakthrough Software in Silicon features and the efficiency of the SPARC S7 processor we can offer the most secure and economical enterprise clouds with the fastest infrastructure for data analytics.
Here at Oracle we recognize our customers’ needs for increasing the security of their data, therefore we have taken security as one of the core values on the SPARC Servers. The new SPARC S7 processor leverages the revolutionary Security in Silicon features introduced on the SPARC T7 and M7 systems. Silicon Secured Memory is a unique hardware implementation that prevents unauthorized access to application data in
Oracle is making significant engineering investments to ensure that Oracle systems coupled with Oracle software deliver the best possible business results. Integrated hardware, accelerated virtualization, and encryption ensure that cloud deployments benefit from the utmost agility and security without suffering performance losses.
It’s never been easier to upgrade your legacy systems and take advantage of Oracle's cutting-edge infrastructure systems. Advanced data security, extreme efficiency with Software in Silicon and dramatic gains in performance make Oracle systems the best choice for your Oracle software deployments.
Oracle has just announced a new microprocessor, and the servers and engineered system that are powered by it. The SPARC M8 processor fits in the palm of your hand, but it contains the result of years of co-engineering of hardware and software together to run enterprise applications with unprecedented speed and security.
The SPARC M8 chip contains 32 of today’s most powerful cores for running Oracle Database and Java applications. Benchmarking data shows that the performance of these cores reaches twice the performance of Intel’s x86 cores. This is the result of exhaustive work on designing smart execution units and threading architecture, and on balancing metrics such as core count, memory and IO bandwidth. It also required millions of hours in testing chip design and operating system software on real workloads for database and Java. Having faster cores means increasing application capability while keeping the core count and software investment under control. In other words, a boost
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering. The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost. Performance matters as business markets are driving IT to provide an environment that:
Continuously provides real-time results.
Processes more complex workload stacks.
Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future, as challenges to secure systems and data are becoming more frequent and invasive from within and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach risk management from multiple perspectiv
Your enterprise runs its critical
applications on Oracle Databases,
and as an enterprise IT leader, maintaining
the performance and availability of your
databases is among your top priorities.
Any degradation in performance
or loss of data could result in serious
business disruption and loss of revenue,
so protecting this vital asset is a must.
There are many causes of data loss—
administration errors, system or media
failures, cyberattacks, and more—but
we often overlook design flaws in the
very systems meant to protect data:
general-purpose backup systems.
Many existing data protection solutions fail to
meet the demands of critical databases because
they treat them as generic files to copy as opposed
to specialized resources. Taking a generic approach
to database backup and recovery not only exposes
you to the risk of data loss, it also negatively impacts
performance and makes it difficult to recover within
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 16, 2018
Modern AI, HPC and analytics workloads are driving an ever-growing set of data intensive challenges that can only be met with accelerated infrastructure.
Designed for the AI era and architected for the modern analytics and AI workloads, Power Systems AC922 delivers unprecedented speed for the AI Era like up to 5.6 times as much bandwidth, which results from
The only architecture enabling NVLink between CPUs and GPUs
a variety of next-generation I/O architectures: PCIe gen4, CAPI 2.0, OpenCAPI and NVLINK.
Proven simplified deep-learning deployment and AI performance
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 16, 2018
The latest IBM POWER9 Server is built for the most demanding, data-intensive, computing on earth with an enhanced core and chip architecture. It provides scalability and flexibility to handle changing customer needs while being cloud-ready with industry-leading reliability and performance.
The POWER9 Systems server family has servers that are available for different workloads, IT environments or budget. You can choose from an array of server options that include:
- POWER9 for Enterprise – scale-up
- POWER9 for AIX & IBM I – scale-out
- POWER9 for Linux
- POWER9 for SAP HANA
- POWER9 for Enterprise AI, Deep Learning & Machine Learning
Find out more about these servers to meet the business needs of tomorrow.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme, including:
Does our culture support employees who raise concerns?
Are our communications with employees reaching the intended audiences and having the desired effect?
Are our investigations thorough and effective?
Do we need more training?
Do we need to review or update our policies?
Do employees know about our reporting channels?
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. This year’s analysis of our EMEA & APAC data from nearly 14,000 ethics and compliance hotline reports revealed key data points that compliance professionals can use to benchmark and assess their programme’s performance, and move toward predictive risk mitigation.
Securing data and systems is a top priority for organizations. But meeting this challenge gets more difficult every day as attacks grow more sophisticated, employees use a wider array of devices and applications, and data flows into and out of your business in more ways
Guido Jouret makes the case for surveillance that is no longer about a defensive security posture, but an offensive business imperative. Customers want to analyze the data they're collecting from these IP-enabled systems, from heat maps to the tracking of their customers to tighter integration between physical security infrastructure and other data center applications. The time has never been better.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
MongoDB, one of the most popular NoSQL Open databases, helps you take advantage of exploding unstructured data with faster access to data and analytics while reducing your database cost. With the right infrastructure, you can benefit more. By running MongoDB on IBM Power systems, you can achieve:
• ?Bring new apps to market faster and reduce the risk for mission-critical deployments
• ?2.6x better performance for MongoDB at a much lesser cost than x86
Find out more about IBM Power Systems and MongoDB for today’s applications.
Published By: Winshuttle
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
How can a finance and/or controller professional access SAP FICO data leveraging Microsoft Excel in a highly usable and interoperable fashion while respecting all of the SAP core security and governance controls?
In order to fully explore this question, this white paper highlights five valuable ways to leverage Microsoft Excel to reduce Finance & Controller operational costs while making your SAP FICO systems implementation, management and maintenance life easier.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
While historically consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations have made significant investments in data collection and integration, much of the data stored in their IT infrastructures has not been analyzed or deployed to further the firms' business performance. Those enterprises that learn to effectively harness the vast quantities of information generated by their IT systems - both within and outside the corporation - will enjoy a substantial competitive advantage.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Companies can squeeze further business benefits from their existing SAP ERP and supply chain systems in order to save money at a time when it's desperately needed. This Report, which summarizes detailed data from a field study conducted exclusively for AMR Research SAP Peer Forum clients, was written to help business audiences looking for every opportunity to reduce the total business expenses of their huge, existing investments in SAP.
If success for you means real-time data management, SAP HANA can keep your business on target. Watch this video to find out how SAP HANA allows your systems to instantly adapt to the ever-changing business environment you work in, and discover how EMC’s solutions give you efficient disaster-tolerance and backup while improving efficiency with our industry-leading partners.
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Mar 08, 2016
If you’re evaluating big data integration platforms, you know that with the increasing number of tools and technologies out there, it can be difficult to separate meaningful information from the hype, and identify the right technology to solve your unique big data problem. This analyst research provides a concise overview of big data integration technologies, and reviews key things to consider when creating an integrated big data environment that blends new technologies with existing BI systems to meet your business goals.
Read the Buyer’s Guide to Big Data Integration by CITO Research to learn:
• What tools are most useful for working with Big Data, Hadoop, and existing transactional databases
• How to create an effective “data supply chain”
• How to succeed with complex data on-boarding using automation for more reliable data ingestion
• The best ways to connect, transport, and transform data for data exploration, analytics and compliance
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
Although more than two-thirds of confidential information is regulated through database management systems, no computer security program offers adequate protection for the databases against the main threats affecting them today. Oracle, the leader in databases technologies, offers security solutions for the protection of all layers of the database.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 18, 2012
Data center consolidation and migration projects are fraught with risk. By using Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) systems to get a handle on dependency information, usage information, change impact information, and post-change problem identification, IT organizations can significantly reduce risk by automating and improving the planning process and minimizing disruption during implementation. Download this informative Riverbed white paper to learn more.
The type of server you install in a data center can have a big impact -- Knowing and choosing the appropriate server type can extend the effective life of your data center, saving millions of dollars, and make room to add new systems.
As those hosting transactional data on System z today already realize, it is one of the most secure, highly available and reliable platforms on the market - now see how organizations are bringing their analytics to IBM System z to better harness their data and gain greater business insights while containing cost and reducing complexity.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Implementation
Once relegated to early adopters and casual home users, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) has matured. An essential element of any unified communications (UC) system, it is now the standard method of voice communication in business, education, government and healthcare. If your organization has not already migrated to VoIP, the question is not so much if it will, but when. Cost is the primary driver, since the data network performs double duty by carrying voice traffic as well. VoIP also offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, zoned security, intelligent call routing, disaster recovery, video, teleconferencing, status updates and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges, including
assessing the ability of your network to handle not only additio