The survey also finds that the work that goes into managing the database lifecycle is still the greatest consumer of respondents’ time. A majority still overwhelmingly perform a range of tasks manually, from patching databases to performing upgrades. Compliance remains important and requires attention.
Oracle has been active in rolling out solutions that address performance issues, and one of the vendor’s most significant announcements in the area of database performance is the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory, designed to provide the ability for applications to deliver faster insights, analysis, and reporting, while speeding online transaction processing. As Oracle chairman and CEO Larry Ellison explained at the Oracle in-memory announcement in June, Oracle 12c in-memory is designed to support all existing applications without the need for tweaking code. “All you have to do is throw a switch, then everything runs faster,” he said.
Oracle also made a number of announcements aimed at helping business partners address their customers’ performance issues. The Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, an engineered system for extreme analytics, supports in-memory analytics that delivers extreme performance for business intelligence and enterprise performance management applications. The appliance is built with a combination of hardware, business intelligence software, and in-memory database technology.
One of Oracle’s most significant announcements in the area of database performance is the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory.
In addition, Oracle Exadata is an appliance that is engineered to deliver high performance and is the ideal database platform for OLTP applications, data warehouses and the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing. ISVs with applications running on Oracle Exadata benefit from greater levels of performance and scalability, reduced operational overhead and costs, and faster time-to-market. The Oracle Database Appliance is a package of software, server, storage, and networking that saves time and money by streamlining deployment, maintenance, and support of database workloads. ISVs can readily package their applications with ODA to reduce cost and complexity, and accelerate implementation cycles for their customers.