The New Cloud Computing By Oracle

by Ming X
The article I read is about the new cloud computing provided by Oracle. Oracle introduced its cloud computing service last year. It can be leased by business and kept behind their own security firewalls. Last month, Mr. Ellison, the founder and chief executive of Oracle, kicked off his Oracle Open World gathering and announced Oracle has a new cloud database, called 12c, which is “a sharply different way of accessing a database in cloud computing.” Mr. Ellison’s claims that may indeed be “the first multi-tenant database in the world.” The new hardware from Oracle could double the speed of shifting data  from EMC, but costs only one-eighth as  machines from I.B.M. Mr. Ellison also delivered three important truths about cloud computing; all these big companies are taking cloud computing for business very seriously, they know how much big business values; Companies are going further down the food chain, Oracle is looking into offerings as good products for small and medium-sized businesses. Lastly, companies are focusing on improving the speed of data processing.

Oracle, the world’s largest supplier of database software, is jockeying with SAP, the top business applications maker for the edge in cloud computing for businesses. Oracle just started to offer the cloud computing last year. Oracle Cloud offers a broad portfolio of software as a service applications, platform as a service, and social capabilities. Its revamped 12c database, the first new version in five years, will let customers move their computing jobs from data centers to the Internet. Oracle is battling to sell products that can load more of a program’s data in memory to let businesses gain an edge by drawing insights from growing volumes of data.

Although very large relational databases, such as those offered by Oracle, have been implemented in data centers, cloud computing requires a different kind of setup to operate to its full potential. A cloud database can be a traditional database such as a MySQL or SQL Server database that has been adopted for cloud use. Cloud databases can offer significant advantages over their traditional counterparts, including increased accessibility, automatic failover and fast automated recovery from failures, automated on-the-go scaling, minimal investment and maintenance of in-house hardware, and potentially better performance.

 

Reference

HARDY, QUENTIN  Oracle’s New Cloud Computing Bets, The New York Times, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

5 thoughts on “The New Cloud Computing By Oracle

  • October 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm
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    In past few years, clouding computer market had significant grow. I was surprised that Oracle’s clouding system is only one-eighth of IBM’s. As I know, Oracle is usually very expensive because of their level of scaling. I actually glad to hear Oracle launched new cloud computing system, it will save thousands of dollars for many business!

  • October 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm
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    I feel that it’s about time Oracle caught up with the industry regarding cloud computing. In order to compete with other cloud providers, Oracle’s cloud service should differentiate or at least provide better benefits in order to gain customers. Since their focus is providing cloud service to small and medium sized companies, I assume that their pricing will be very competitive and affordable.

  • October 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm
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    With all the new cloud services out there, I think it’s about time Oracle jumped on the bandwagon. I think many businesses will appreciate the new addition to the total cloud services available. Most of them will find the easy accessibility of the cloud to be a hard thing to go without. The fact that they are also doubling the speed of data shifting at an eighth of the cost of an IBM machine is a welcomed feature. Thanks for the post.

  • October 7, 2012 at 11:35 pm
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    Oracle is one of the few companies I feel that is pushing ahead to get old methods (java freaks: no pun intended) mixed in with the new – sql and databases included. I was looking for an article to write about and I came across Google Cloud SQL, which I believe relates strongly to this. Because cloud computing is becoming so huge and so useful, its imperative that companies have access to their data all the time from anywhere – this is just the natural order of things now days. And this means more when talking about HUGE companies with HUGE databases: with the luxury of awesome mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones – business execs shouldn’t have to worry about getting back to their desks on a monday night if anything comes up, especially when sometimes their mobile devices function better than their computers at work (source: Dr Zhang’s in-class PC 🙂

  • October 8, 2012 at 1:53 am
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    Your article reminded me of another article that I read on PCmag.com titled, “SAP Exec on Oracle: ‘More Hardware, Very Little Substance.'” The article covers SAP’s vice president of database and technology, Steve Lucas, response to Oracle’s unveiling of 26TB Exadata X3 in-memory database server is SAP’s 100TB HANA system has already been deployed. From perusing the internet, it seems Oracle and SAP are more than just “butting heads” on who is going to innovate on cloud computing.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410654,00.asp

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