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