Oracle Virtualizes DBMS And DW Into Amazon's Cloud

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Today at its OpenWorld conference, Oracle announced that customers can use Amazon Web Services to run Oracle's database and middleware software, and to backup a high volume of data to Amazon's cloud-based services.

Specifically, Oracle announced that customers can license Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Enterprise Linux to run in Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment. Just as important, Oracle customers can use their existing software licenses on Amazon EC2 with no additional license fees.

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Meet One-On-One With Forrester Analysts At Our Business & Technology Leadership Forum 2008

Consistently rated as one of the most popular features of Forrester Events, one-on-one meetings give you the opportunity to discuss the unique technology issues facing your organization with Forrester analysts. Business & Technology Leadership Forum attendees may schedule up to two 20-minute one-on-one meetings with the Forrester analysts of their choice, depending on availability. Registered attendees will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings starting on Monday September 15, 2008. Book early!

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Federation Supplements The Data Warehouse - Not Either/Or, Never Was

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Few enterprise data warehousing (EDW) professionals regard the key rival approach--data federation--to be a best practice. Usually, the reasons for this disdain are valid, such as the fact that federated environments are not optimized for heavy-hitting data matching, merging, transformation and cleansing, all of which are essential functions to deliver a "single version of the truth" for business intelligence (BI).

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The New Paradigm Of In-Database Cloud Analytics, And Google’s Role As Catalyst

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Dreams do come true sometimes. Or, at the very least, they may start to feel less like dreams than intuitions that ripened a bit earlier in the dreamer's mind than in the world in which he or she may live.

The dream of a global analytics cloud - aka "data warehousing (DW) in the cloud," "DW 2.0," "DW as a Service" - is continuing to materialize, as evidenced by a steady stream of important industry developments. Perhaps "cloud" is the wrong metaphor, considering that this vision is more of an expanding hypersphere of deep data that, through its massive gravitation, pulls an ever-growing nebula of complex computational challenges into its orbit.

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