Oracle has introduced MySQL Fabric, a system which makes the control and scaling of mySQL databases within business simpler. The Redwood, California-based company said the open source framework, MySQL Fabric, delivers both high availability -- via failure detection and failover -- and scalability through automated data sharding, and has been introduced in order to meet the demands of today's cloud and Web applications. Some of MySQL Fabric's features include: Monitoring of the master database; if the server fails, a slave database is selected and promoted to a new master; The automatic routing of transactions to the current master and load-balancing of queries across slave databases; Automated data sharding and re-sharding to make the lives of DevOp team easier. Users can allow tables to be sharded for scale-out of both reads and writes, select which tables should be sharded and specify the columns to be used as sharding keys, and move existing shards to new servers or split them … [Read more...] about Oracle launches database scalability service MySQL Fabric
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Oracle on Thursday updated parts of its big data portfolio with a visualization tool as well as a replication app that brings Hadoop into the broader enterprise fold. Special Feature Making the Business Case For Big Data Big data involves mashing up company data with public data to improve real-time reporting and predictive analysis. In this special feature, ZDNet and TechRepublic explain how companies can get started and make good decisions about big data. Read More According to Neil Mendelson, vice president of big data and advanced analytics, Oracle's plan is to take disruptive technologies like Hadoop and integrate them into the broader enterprise fold. Mendelson said that Oracle's big data strategy revolves around a mesh of analytics tools that suck in multiple information sources. If successful, Oracle wants to be a front end to so-called data lakes, which pool information from multiple sources. Here's a look at the product additions and updates.Oracle Big Data … [Read more...] about Oracle updates big data portfolio, aims to be ‘visual face of Hadoop’
SAN FRANCISCO---Oracle's move to offer its various applications in the cloud along with infrastructure and platform as a service could ultimately wind up usurping years of talking about Fusion. The Evolution of Enterprise Software The Evolution of Enterprise Software: An overview Enterprise software is evolving under selection pressure from challenging economic conditions and the adaptive possibilities afforded by cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics and social engagement. Read More Fusion, a modern application stack designed to give customers a migration path from older implementations Oracle acquired, has been touted for years. The problem: The Fusion storyline is still muddled. For instance, Gurudatt Mudlapur, head of the Oracle practice at Tech Mahindra, said the uptake in Fusion applications hasn't been rapid. He noted that Fusion isn't "functionally rich" yet and customers still have questions. Here's a key question: If you're an on-premise Oracle customer and … [Read more...] about Oracle’s cloud strategy: Does it trump Fusion?
Marten Mickos, chief executive of MySQL, got a phone call last Friday with surprising news: Oracle was buying Innobase, a small Finnish company with close ties to his open-source database company. Oracle President Charles Phillips was calling to voice the company's "good intentions" in the purchase of the five-person outfit based in Helsinki. But even with his reassurances, Mickos, like many others, is speculating about the tech giant's motives in buying a company that furnishes a key component in MySQL's database, an ever-more-popular rival to Oracle's software. Is Oracle seeking to disarm a potential competitor, or does it want to make open-source products a strategic part of its business? "This is a relevant question. I would say the open-source community is waiting for an answer," Mickos said. News.contextWhat's new: Oracle's purchase of an open-source company with close ties to database upstart MySQL has raised questions about the tech giant's motives. Bottom line: More … [Read more...] about Is it kill or cure for Oracle’s database buy?
Oracle is facing the biggest threat ever to its database dominance, as IBM, Microsoft and new competitors chisel away at its market share. Although previous battles in the database software market were waged over features--with Oracle comfortably in the lead--the new battle is over pricing and customer service. IBM, which recently strengthened its database lineup, and Microsoft, known for ease of use and low cost, have surfaced as the software maker's strongest foes. IBM, which will report quarterly earnings and new database revenue numbers Tuesday, says it has seen its database sales grow 19 percent and 36 percent in its last two quarters, respectively. Microsoft executives say their company's database revenue has grown more than 45 percent over the last two quarters. But the software maker, which will report earnings Thursday, doesn't break out specific database figures and declined to offer more details. Oracle, in its most recent earnings report, said database sales fell 8 … [Read more...] about Rivals encroach on Oracle’s database lead