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Five Minute Briefing - Oracle
March 17, 2021

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News Flashes

Oracle announced Blockchain Tables in 21c in January 2021, and later made it available on 19c as well due to customer demand. Oracle is now introducing the ability to use Immutable Tables as well as Blockchain Tables. Immutable Tables, available in April, are insert-only tables and the data is not cryptographically chained.

Arcserve UDP 8.0 will now support backing up Nutanix Files workloads and using Nutanix Objects as a backup target, in addition to continued support of Nutanix AHV for secure disaster recovery and backup of Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). The new release also protects Oracle database backups from data loss, disasters, and ransomware with a native data protection integration through Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN).

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software that helps businesses maximize ROI for major software deployments, has announced its UEM product for Oracle Cloud applications. The solution is available now under an early access program, with GA scheduled for June. 

Think About It

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us—from baby monitors and home security cameras to smart vehicles, smart power grids, and even the emergence of smart cities. In recent years, the IoT has, and continues to transform how we, as individuals, live and work.

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