Dell and Oracle Help Customers Deploy Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

  • Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics dramatically speeds deployment, management and time to results for mid-sized companies
  • Dell Software enhances Toad for Oracle and other tools
  • Dell unveils Dell Storage Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 29, 2014 — Today at Oracle OpenWorld, Dell announced a series of new solutions across its enterprise infrastructure and software portfolios that can help customers simplify the deployment of Oracle-based solutions, from mid-sized customers to large scale enterprises. The new offerings further address customer demands for integrated solutions from the two companies.

Today’s CIOs are being tasked to enable their organizations to move faster without infrastructure downtime. This includes accelerating application performance and response times and providing high availability to businesses of all sizes – while often being budget constrained. As businesses continue to run more data-intensive applications, such as real-time analytics and transactional processing, low-latency access to data becomes even more critical. In fact, the Future Ready IT survey reports that 70 percent of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) have been negatively affected by performance issues when running applications requiring fast access to data.

Dell continues to work with leading enterprise software companies to integrate Dell infrastructure and management capabilities with some of the most widely deployed applications in enterprises today to help customers quickly respond to their unique business needs.

Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics

Dell today announced a purpose-built Integrated System designed specifically for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to help customers achieve quicker business insights and agility. According to the Future Ready IT survey, as customers look for ways to optimize workloads, most are considering purchasing new appliances to help meet those needs. With the Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics, customers from small businesses to large enterprises can quickly and cost effectively migrate to, and accelerate Oracle BI infrastructures to meet their data analytic needs today, and easily scale in the future.

Data centers are evolving to offer more and more specialized workloads in order to deliver cost-efficient solutions that are easy for IT to manage and also easy for customers to utilize. The Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics is a pre-integrated, flexible and easy-to-deploy solution that enables customers to quickly and cost-effectively implement for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. To ensure quick deployment, the solution can be deployed with the Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Database and Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases to rapidly deliver IT resources, maximize efficiency of IT, and strengthen IT service with resilient, replicable, and affordable platform optimization.

The Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics pre-bundles industry leading Dell PowerEdge infrastructure technology and provides customers significant performance gains and cost savings over similar pre-packaged appliance solutions available today. Businesses benefit from high performance in a cost effective design that reduces overall software license costs, while maintaining the ability to scale with ease. Moreover, if built on the Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Database or Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases the customer can access innovative flash storage technology from Fusion-io to significantly improve storage latency and throughput.

Customers looking to deploy low-cost highly reliable Linux infrastructure can save time and money with the new Dell Integrated Systems built on Oracle Linux, with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel to get unique features for improved performance and manageability – all at a lower cost.

Dell Storage Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager

Dell is planning to offer customers the Dell Storage Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager for SC Series (Compellent) storage arrays. This new plug-in can provide Oracle Database administrators with visibility into their storage infrastructure with granular metrics to help identify storage bottlenecks and issues. Customers can also benefit from relationship information between database files, hosts, storage arrays, and storage volumes that provide timely information to troubleshoot Oracle storage environments quickly and effectively.

The new Dell Storage SC Series plug-in will be available to early adopters this fall and all customers in early 2015. Dell will offer plug-in demonstrations and a sneak peek of the Dell Storage Application Protection Manager for Oracle databases at the Dell booth at Oracle OpenWorld.

Dell Software Enhances Toad for Oracle and Other Tools

To better help companies of all sizes get the most out of their Oracle investments, Dell Software today unveiled several enhancements to its popular Toad family of database development, administration and analysis tools. With one of the industry’s largest user groups, the Toad World community has more than 3 million annual visitors.

Dell Software’s database development and administration solution, Toad for Oracle, enables developers and DBAs of all skill and experience levels to work with greater efficiency and accuracy. With Toad for Oracle, database professionals can connect with peers, community members and experts, all without leaving Toad. The latest release, version 12.6, features significant upgrades to the product’s Team Coding capabilities to help organizations implement a database development best practices methodology. The newest release of Toad Data Point, version 3.6, includes new data profiling capabilities to help data analysts accelerate data preparation and improve data quality. In addition, a public beta is now open for Toad for Oracle 12.7, which can provide integration into other tools in the Toad product line and features improved developer collaboration for better team insight.

Dell Software also unveiled a forthcoming release of its SharePlex database replication and near real-time integration solution. The upcoming release, version 8.6, can further expand the product’s heterogeneous database support by enabling users to replicate data from Oracle databases to Microsoft SQL Server, which now joins the list with Oracle, Hadoop, SAP ASE, ODBC, JMS, SQL flat file and XML files as supported replication target platforms. This heterogeneous support allows customers to streamline operations and drive improved data analytics. Dell Software has also enhanced its SharePlex Connector for Hadoop to enable custom and range partitioning of data replicated to Hadoop environments, giving organizations the ability to leverage the change data capture to drive business insights.

In addition, Dell Software has announced significant upgrades to its Stat product line. Dell Stat for Oracle E-Business Suite has been enhanced to support Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, while Dell Stat for Oracle’s PeopleSoft has been enhanced to support PeopleTools 8.54, enabling companies to automate Oracle’s PeopleSoft change and release management. Dell Stat includes automated change management for Oracle application upgrades, while helping to ensure virtually no disruption to these mission-critical applications.

Together with its hardware and services offerings, Dell’s software solutions can give customers the full range of features and capabilities they need to address real business challenges. With Dell’s complete portfolio of end-to-end information management solutions, customers can manage data and information across its entire lifecycle, spanning development and optimization, integration, analytics, and storage, in turn enabling them to achieve ROI by turning data into actionable business insights.

Key Quotes

“Dell is working with Oracle to optimize Dell infrastructure and management capabilities with some of the most widely utilized applications and workloads in enterprises today, accelerating the value customers get from their technology,” said Samuel Greenblatt, Vice President of Engineered Solutions and Technology, Enterprise Solutions Group, at Dell. “Today’s announcements demonstrate how Dell and Oracle continue to deliver tightly integrated solutions that can simplify IT environments so customers quickly glean insights to critical business data to run their businesses more effectively.”

“Dell and Oracle continue to deliver innovative solutions that can solve customers’ needs, increase productivity and streamline business operations,” said Bruce Chumley, group vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Distribution Sales, Oracle. “The new solutions announced today can help organizations from small businesses to large enterprises achieve more from their IT investments in order to remain competitive and meet their business goals.”

Additional Information

Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics will be available in 4Q CY 2014.

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