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Oracle Unveils Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data

November 3, 2015 • Big Data, Cloud Computing

New Services Accelerate Time to Insight and Enable Customers to Generate Value

In their article Oracle is said to have simplified the process of unlocking business value from big data today with the announcement of Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data. As part of the world’s most complete Platform as a Service portfolio, Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data is uniquely positioned to enable customers to maximize the value of their data and accelerate time-to-insight.

The new services, Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service, Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service and Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service, complement Oracle’s Big Data Cloud Service and Big Data SQL Cloud Service, forming a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for big data in the cloud that enables customers to integrate, aggregate, prepare and discover real-time insights from any and all data sources.

“Big data is helping customers address critical areas: improving customer experience, reducing churn, streamlining operations and building Internet of Things applications. We’re already seeing it on-premises where our big data business is growing faster than the market as a whole,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Oracle. “With Oracle’s new Cloud Platform for Big Data, we’re delivering on our promise to enable customers to take advantage of the same technologies on-premises and in the cloud and widening Oracle’s lead in cloud computing.”

“Cloud delivery, consumer applications, and ubiquitous mobility have fundamentally altered how users engage with their data, creating new expectations about ease-of-use and access,” said Tom Pringle, Practice Leader, Information Management at Ovum. “Oracle has been a key participant in the development of big data trends, offering hardware and software for handling use cases encompassing big data and traditional analytics, information discovery, data wrangling, self-service analytics, and real-time operational transactions. Oracle has extended its portfolio to provide customers a unified big data management solution strategy that interweaves big data analytics with traditional and exploratory BI, while providing common and consistent methods to govern and support the discovery and consumption of big data.”

The new services are:

Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service enables customers to automate, streamline, and guide the error-prone process of data ingestion, preparation, repair, enrichment, and governance without costly manual intervention. With the Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service and its innovative recommendation engine, data preparation time and costs are reduced to a fraction of that of traditional methods. An industry first, Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service combines the power of Spark based machine learning with semantic technologies such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Linked Open Data sets for inline data enrichment. Big Data Preparation Cloud Service technology makes it easy to prepare, repair and enrich business data.

Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service enables high volume and low-latency data movement into Big Data Lake and Data Warehouse services in the cloud. Cloud-based delivery to Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, and Oracle Big Data Cloud Service simplifies the integration between the on-premises databases and cloud based DBaaS, Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL data services. These highly reliable capabilities focus on providing very low impact source data capture and high speed data movement into the Oracle Public Cloud are based on the rock-solid GoldenGate technology already used by thousands of customers worldwide. Innovative new cloud features such as pre-built automation for deployment and integrated cloud monitoring provide an entirely new data integration experience.

Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service extends Oracle’s innovation in big data analytics to the cloud, making it even faster and easier to understand the potential in big data, transform and improve it, and unlock value for business users and data scientists alike. Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service, together with Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, enables customers to get started immediately with big data, without having to deploy complex architectures, learn specialist tools, or rely only on expert resources. Oracle’s complete analytics solution also includes Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph, Oracle Advanced Analytics including R, and Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service, further empowering people to improve predictive models and take their analytics to the next level.

Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service provides an advanced key-value data store designed as a cost effective, high performance solution for simple operations on collections of data with built-in high availability and elastic scale-out. It meets the requirements of today’s enterprise applications that need simple, fast, flexible, reliable operations on high volumes of data with minimal administration. It is also integrated with other Oracle products to reduce development time, costs, and time-to-market.

Oracle is continuing to bring its on-premises big data portfolio to the cloud and the new services announced today join the already available Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, which provides a high-performance, secure platform for running diverse workloads on Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark and NoSQL databases. Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service extends Oracle’s industry-leading implementation of SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL. Together with Oracle Database Cloud Service, they provide users with a comprehensive Big Data management system in an enterprise cloud.

The Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 70+ million users and more than 34 billion transactions each day. It runs on more than 50,000 devices and more than 800 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.

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