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ISVs Continue to Choose Oracle Cloud to Speed Innovation and Accelerate Market Success

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:30
Press Release
ISVs Continue to Choose Oracle Cloud to Speed Innovation and Accelerate Market Success SAP Business Applications Now Support Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Oracle today announced that a growing number of independent software vendors (ISVs) are choosing the Oracle Cloud Platform to speed innovation, simplify IT, reduce costs and deliver stellar customer experiences. ISVs who have recently verified support for their applications on Oracle Cloud include Actifio, Altair, Calypso, Citrix, Commvault, DataStax, FireEye, Fortinet, Gemalto, Genesys, Informatica, Kaba Workforce Solutions, Palo Alto Networks, Sage XRT, Symantec and Veritas Technologies. SAP Business Applications Server ABAP/Java is also now certified to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Database as a Service.

For independent software vendors (ISVs), selecting the right cloud platform, and the right cloud partner, are critical decisions for their business. ISVs and application developers must balance the requirements of their current businesses and implementations with the need to invest in innovative new architectures, modern cloud capabilities and flexible deployment models.

Oracle Cloud Platform is redefining how companies modernize, innovate and compete in a digital world. With complete and integrated cloud services, the platform allows business users, developers and ISVs to cost-effectively build, deploy, and manage workloads seamlessly on premises or in the cloud—with superior choice, openness, security and built-in intelligence.

SAP Business Applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

For decades, Oracle has provided a robust, scalable and reliable infrastructure for SAP applications and customers. Today, SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP/Java is the latest SAP offering to be certified on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—providing customers with better performance and security for their most demanding workloads, at a lower cost.

Cloud Infrastructure has been certified and is offered for SAP Application Server ABAP/Java.

For more information see the SAP whitepaper here and an overview of SAP solutions for Oracle Cloud here.

Contact Info
Scott Thornburg
Oracle
+1.415.816.8844
scott.thornburg@oracle.com
Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus PR for Oracle
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kreeves@blancandotus.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: www.oracle.com/partners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Delivers Industry’s Highest Levels of Performance for Production Enterprise Applications

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:03
Press Release
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Delivers Industry’s Highest Levels of Performance for Production Enterprise Applications New Compute Platform Provides Customers with 87 Percent More Performance than Competitors, and 54 Percent Better Price-performance

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Oracle today announced enhancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure that provide enterprises with the highest levels of performance and reliability delivered by any major cloud vendor. These enhancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute, Storage, Networking, and Edge offer IT operations, developers, and researchers, infrastructure services optimized for production enterprise applications.

Achieving high performance and reliability for enterprise applications and production workloads is capital and resource intensive for most customers in their own datacenters and even more difficult in the public cloud. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers a reliable foundation for production enterprise applications, providing unique enterprise reliability features and improving compute performance by 87 percent, with 54 percent better price-performance[i] compared to other major cloud providers. Now, back-office applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP), public-facing database applications like e-commerce, and performance-intensive applications like high-performance computing (HPC) run faster with greater reliability and at lower cost on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

“Enterprises are moving workloads to the cloud for a variety of reasons, whether it is to eliminate datacenters, migrate legacy workloads, or build and run performance-intensive applications in a more agile environment,” said Don Johnson, senior vice president, Oracle. “Running traditional and cloud-native production applications successfully in the cloud requires consistent high performance and reliability across the stack. Keeping all of these factors in mind, we have continued to improve Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver industry-leading performance with simple, easy-to-understand pricing, making Oracle the most cost-effective cloud to run serious enterprise applications.”

Oracle enables enterprise reliability by being the first vendor to support trusted technologies such as local database clustering through Oracle Real Application Clusters, and Oracle Exadata as a managed cloud service. When combined with geographically distributed datacenter regions, each with multiple fault-independent availability domains, Oracle is providing a unique set of capabilities to maximize application availability and reliability.

Enhanced performance is made possible through a non-oversubscribed 25 Gigabit (Gb) network and optimized edge access with an industry-leading DNS. In addition, Oracle provides the best price and performance per CPU and GPU core, guaranteed storage performance at no additional cost, the lowest cloud data egress and access costs, and the most flexible pricing mechanisms to bring customers a better experience at the lowest prices in the industry.

Industry-Leading Compute to Boost Performance

In order to bring enterprises improved performance, Oracle has introduced an industry-leading system architecture (X7) and a new line of compute instances. The new Bare Metal Dense I/O instance provides 52 cores and 51 Terabytes (TB) of non-volatile memory express (NVMe) solid state drive (SSD) capacity, capable of millions of input/output operations per second (IOPS). These bare metal instances will improve performance for workloads related to simulations, computational fluid dynamics, analytics, and high scale enterprise applications. The new Bare Metal Standard instance offers the same number of cores, but can scale to 512 TB of SSD block volumes, enabling high storage capacity use cases no other cloud vendor can match. New Virtual Machine instances will also be available in 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24-core shapes, leveraging the faster processors and increased memory of the X7 architecture.

Oracle’s new bare metal GPU instances, which are up to 400 percent faster while costing 58 percent less than comparable solutions from competitors[ii], enable high performance for compute-intensive workloads used by researchers, analysts, developers, and animation professionals. GPUs are designed to process and analyze massive data sets more efficiently than general-purpose processors, making it ideal for complex machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. These compute-intensive workloads are increasingly being run in the cloud due to the ability to deploy vast resources, obtain results, and release the resources more quickly than any other deployment model. This capability provides the ability to pay for only what a user needs to complete the desired computational task.

High Performance Storage with Guaranteed Performance at No Additional Cost

Oracle is the first major cloud provider to guarantee storage performance at no additional cost. Oracle’s new all-flash block volume storage is specifically designed to deliver within 10 percent of 60 IOPS per Gigabyte (GB) and 480 Kilobytes per second of throughput, 99.95 percent of the time.[iii] Optimized for performance-intensive, production enterprise workloads, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers can now run resource-intensive workloads, such as databases and analytics, with block storage that is 25 percent faster and costs up to 98 percent less than the competition.[iv]

Oracle is also introducing a new Archive Storage service, leveraging the same APIs as the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage, available at only $0.003/GB/month. This offers customers a low-cost, integrated alternative for long term storage.

Enhanced Networking and DNS for High-Bandwidth Workloads

As companies increasingly utilize high-bandwidth applications and interact with customers in near real-time, applications must respond quickly with minimal latency. Oracle’s new 25Gb network infrastructure offers significantly more throughput than most traditional cloud network architectures and allows enterprises to cost effectively take full advantage of the latest connectivity to compute, storage, and database services.

Integrated DNS from Dyn, the leading cloud-based internet performance and DNS provider, is also now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This best-in-class edge solution enables customers to monitor, control, and optimize enterprise back-office and public-facing applications to deliver faster access and greater end-user satisfaction.

Platform Enhancements and Integrated Solutions for Easy Migration

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers packaged migrations for Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft, helping customers instantly modernize their infrastructure on the best price-performance cloud. Oracle is also making a new data transfer appliance available to import large quantities of data into the Oracle Cloud, as well as a new tagging service to support the management, monitoring, and automation of large amounts of resources.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure also announced a new version of its Ravello Service, which offers up to 14X better performance than the previous version. Enterprises can now run VMware VMs of up to 32 vCPUs to scale applications vertically and up to 2,000 VMs to scale horizontally. This increased performance and scale is combined with new high availability capabilities to enable customers to migrate applications with higher reliability requirements.

Oracle has also expanded its cloud infrastructure ecosystem with 25 certified tier-1 system integrators (SI) and its new Oracle Cloud Jump Start program enables customers to evaluate solutions offered by Oracle’s ISV and SI partners on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure at no cost. The Oracle Cloud Jump Start program is launching with solutions from partners, including Apprenda, App Associates, Astute, DataStax, Denovo, Forsythe, Mythics, Sunera, and Qubole.

[i] Based on industry-standard SPECint_rate2006 benchmarking, a measure of multicore, multisocket workloads. Compared to AWS M4.16xlarge
[ii] Based on a standard benchmark with TensorFlow as the main Neural Net Training Framework, AlexNet and Inception V3 computer vision models, and the ImageNet dataset. Compared to AWS p2.8xlarge and Azure NC24
[iii] Up to a maximum of 25,000 IOPS and 320 Megabytes per second throughput per volume
[iv] Based on a typical enterprise workload of 400 Gigabytes and 20,000 IOPS. Compared to Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) volumes

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Jesse Caputo
Oracle
+1.650.506.5967
jesse.caputo@oracle.com
Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5145
kristin.reeves@blancandotus.com
About Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure serves as the foundational layer for the Oracle Cloud Platform, and is specifically architected to provide the consistently fast performance, comprehensive control, versatility, and predictable savings required for enterprise workloads. It supports mission-critical traditional and performance-intensive workloads, particularly Oracle Applications and Databases, usually found in on-premises environments, along with cloud-native applications. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides the servers, storage, networking, and edge services (such as DNS) necessary to deliver the innovation enterprises require.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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Oracle Expands Open and Integrated Cloud Platform with Innovative Technologies

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:02
Press Release
Oracle Expands Open and Integrated Cloud Platform with Innovative Technologies Adds Advancements in Container-Native Application Development, Comprehensive Data and Application Integration, and Embedded AI and Machine Learning Capabilities

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Oracle today announced new integrated PaaS offerings that make it easier for organizations to capitalize on key transformative technologies. In addition to new autonomous data management cloud services, big data analytics, and AI capabilities, Oracle announced the addition of innovative technologies to its application development platform, data integration platform, and security and systems management portfolio.

Oracle Cloud Platform helps organizations build, deploy, secure, and manage workloads seamlessly on premises or in the cloud, connect and extend business applications, and drive new business insights.

“No matter where customers are in their cloud journey, Oracle plans to continue to offer the most comprehensive, open, and integrated platform to quickly and securely develop and deploy business-critical applications,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “With the latest Oracle Cloud Platform enhancements and new cloud services, we continue to offer our customers unparalleled choice and the best technology to help them deliver new innovations, embrace disruptive emerging technologies, and out-perform the competition.”

New Services that Enable Greater Flexibility and Ease of Use for Developers

Enabling choice and a more modern way for developers to build, deploy, and deliver applications across multiple channels, Oracle announced new services in its Application Development portfolio, including:

  • Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform that helps developers build, deploy and manage next-generation container-native applications using managed containers, serverless functions, and automated container-native continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, an enterprise-grade distributed ledger cloud platform enabling developers to securely and quickly extend customers’ business applications and deliver tamper-resistant B2B transactions across their partner ecosystem.
  • Oracle Mobile Cloud portfolio has been expanded with simplified development and deployment of Artificial-Intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots and operational analytics to help organizations better engage with customers and employees across today’s most popular messaging platforms. 
  • Oracle AI Platform Cloud Service that combines a complete AI development environment with a best-in-class AI compute infrastructure, making it quick and easy for developers and data scientists to set up a secure, scalable environment for new deep learning models, data aggregation and model training.

Comprehensive Application and Data Integration Clouds for Simplified Integration and Faster time to Market
  • Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud brings together all of Oracle’s market-leading data integration products: Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Data Integration, and Oracle data quality solutions, into one, comprehensive solution delivered in the cloud. Organizations can easily integrate new sources of data in any format to help eliminate costly downtime, accelerate data integration for analytics or big data, and improve data governance. Incorporating proven technologies, such as Oracle GoldenGate, the platform enables customers to seamlessly migrate their databases with no data loss for phased or online migrations. In addition, it enables users to prepare and ingest data from on-premises or cloud solutions in real time with little or no impact to application performance of target systems.
  • Evolution of Oracle Integration Cloud Service to include capabilities for SaaS and on-premises integration, process automation including adaptive case management, 100+ out-of-the-box cloud adapters, and tooling for visual application development. Oracle offers a next-generation user experience that includes persona-based access to all of these capabilities and drives business value with faster time to market via pre-built integration templates. 
  • The industry’s most complete API management cloud solution to design, govern, manage, analyze, monetize, and secure APIs in a true Hybrid deployment. Oracle’s API Management tooling includes Apiary for developers to prototype, test, and document APIs with industry standards such as OpenAPI and API Blueprint.

Delivers All Capabilities Essential for Big Data Projects
  • Oracle Big Data Cloud Platform delivers critical capabilities essential to Big Data projects, enabling customers to simplify and accelerate data-driven business outcomes while making it easier for them leverage adaptive intelligence in their own applications and services. It includes new Oracle Analytics Cloud, Data Lake Edition, embedded machine learning and analytics capabilities in Oracle Big Data Cloud, and a unified Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud.

First Cloud-Native, Intelligent Suite for Security and Management
  • The industry’s first cloud-native, intelligent suite of security and management, consisting of Oracle Management Cloud and the Oracle Identity Security Operations Center portfolio of services.
Contact Info
Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.415.235.4033
nicole.maloney@oracle.com
Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
+1.925.787.6744
kristin.reeves@blancandotus.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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Oracle Cloud Platform Innovates to Power Big Data at Scale

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:01
Press Release
Oracle Cloud Platform Innovates to Power Big Data at Scale New artificial Intelligence, data lake and data integration capabilities accelerate business insights, enabling customers to drive better business outcomes from data

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Oracle today announced three major enhancements to Oracle Big Data Platform Cloud. The new services deliver critical capabilities essential to Big Data projects, and enable customers to simplify and accelerate data-driven business outcomes while making it easier for them to leverage adaptive intelligence in their own applications and services.

Big Data projects are critical to innovation, but can be challenging to execute due to complexity and the gap in skills required to coordinate all the necessary pieces. To help customers address these issues and more easily manage the entire Big Data lifecycle, Oracle is announcing integrated Big Data services in Oracle Cloud Platform.

“Big Data initiatives are an important part of growing an organization, but the process is still complex and challenging for everyone involved,” said Greg Pavlik, senior vice president and CTO, Oracle Cloud Platform. “By delivering an end-to-end, unified platform that simplifies and accelerates Big Data analytics projects in the cloud, we are minimizing challenges and helping customers increase their rate of success. Our vision is to empower our customers to analyze any type of data from any source for everyone.”

Unveils Oracle Analytics Cloud, Data Lake Edition, for Big Data Analytics

Oracle is unveiling Oracle Analytics Cloud, Data Lake Edition, which unlocks Big Data analytics at scale on Oracle Big Data Cloud and Apache Spark. With Oracle Analytics Cloud, Data Lake, any analyst can now explore all data in data lakes, blend it with personal, enterprise, or external sources to discover new insights, rapidly enhance and enrich those data sets and persist them by creating data flows that are executed at scale. A built-in fast layer with Oracle Essbase and Oracle Database Cloud serves the resultant data across the enterprise, delivering fast, interactive visualization and a layer of governance on Big Data. The platform further enhances analytics by providing recommendations for data enrichment and visualization powered by machine learning to make analytics users more productive.

Oracle Analytics Cloud, Data Lake Edition, also introduces automatic creation of machine learning models, which can be applied inline to intelligently augment data and data flow creation and execution. In addition, analysts can draw from hundreds of Oracle Advanced Analytics and Spark functions to further enrich their data and data flows.

Oracle Analytics Cloud is tightly integrated with Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle Big Data Cloud. Together, this unified platform offers low total cost of ownership for the most comprehensive set of analytics capabilities in the industry, from self-service visualization and data preparation on data at any scale to enterprise reporting, advanced analytics, dynamic user-driven modeling, and self-learning mobile analytics that provide proactive insights.

Adds AI Capabilities to Oracle Big Data Cloud

Oracle has embedded three machine learning and analytics capabilities in Oracle Big Data Cloud, which minimize data movement and accelerate results. Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop accelerates the algorithms available in SparkMLlib up to 32X; GPU support for Apache Spark and TensorFlow frameworks further accelerate algorithm performance for deep learning analytics; and Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph enables customers to discover relationships and connections among customers, organizations, and assets, and enrich multi-structured data with location information.

Oracle Big Data Cloud also now includes Oracle Big Data Connectors to provide faster and easier data movement between Oracle Database and data lakes. Additionally, Oracle Event Hub Cloud also delivers a fully automated way to persist streaming data into Oracle Storage Cloud and integrates with Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, helping to make building data lakes in the cloud both easier and cheaper than ever before.

Finally, Oracle is announcing two new services: Oracle Graph Cloud Service is a fully managed, highly scalable, graph database and analytics engine with integrated development and visualization tools. Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service is the only fully managed NoSQL database that gives customers the choice of storing their data in the Oracle Cloud or in their own datacenter.

Unveils Data Integration Platform Cloud

Oracle is announcing the Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud Service, which delivers unified, comprehensive enterprise-grade data ingestion and ETL capabilities. The service also features a push-down processing model for both streaming and batch ETL data pipelines for next-generation data ingestion from all Oracle and non-Oracle data sources and applications. Additionally, the service supports a wide range of data cleansing, data catalog, and metadata solutions for commonplace enterprise data sources to help ensure correct data usage and regulatory compliance.

Already an industry-recognized leader in streaming data platforms, Oracle Stream Analytics has been enhanced to run natively from Oracle Cloud Platform. Oracle Stream Analytics is based on core Big Data technologies like Apache Kafka and Apache Spark, and is tightly integrated with Oracle Big Data Cloud and Oracle Event Hub Cloud.

Contact Info
Jesse Caputo
Oracle
+1.650.506.5967
jesse.caputo@oracle.com
Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5145
kristin.reeves@blancandotus.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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Kristin Reeves

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Oracle Empowers Developers with New Enablement Resources and Events

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:00
Press Release
Oracle Empowers Developers with New Enablement Resources and Events Extends Oracle Code Series, and Introduces New Online Resources and Tools to Help Developers Build Next Generation of Modern Cloud Apps

Oracle Code, San Francisco—Oct 3, 2017

Empowering developers to learn, innovate and deliver more value to their organizations, Oracle today announced new enablement resources and tools. Building on the success of its recent Oracle Code series, Oracle is expanding its lineup of events around the world. In addition, new materials in Oracle’s developer.oracle.com portal and expanded GitHub participation will help developers stay on top of the latest architectures and methodologies for building next generation cloud native applications.

“Developers want to build cloud native applications using the latest technologies such as spark, Kafka, serverless, Kubernetes and Tensorflow. Oracle is constantly exploring new tools and libraries to drive this innovation,” said Siddhartha Agarwal, vice president of product management and strategy at Oracle. “With today’s announcements, Oracle is giving developers even more resources to stay up to date and build the next generation of software automation in the cloud.”

Oracle Code

Designed specifically for developers, Oracle Code events provide insights and best practices for tackling development challenges and opportunities in the cloud. Over the last six months, Oracle held 20 Oracle Code events around the world, hosting more than 10 thousand attendees. In a survey, 88 percent of attendees said they would recommend attending Oracle Code events to a colleague. Keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on labs led by industry luminaries, community members and Oracle experts will feature sessions on emerging technologies from chatbots and machine learning to containerization and Java. New worldwide Oracle Code events are planned for 2018.

Enablement Resources

Oracle is committed to providing developers an open, modern and easy to use cloud development platform. To help developers stay on top of the latest architectures, methodologies and tools available, Oracle is expanding its online developer portal—developer.oracle.com—with more technology-specific pages dedicated to databases, Java and containerization. As such, developers have a centralized resource to gain new knowledge that will aid in the development of next-generation applications.

Oracle is also expanding its contributions of open source projects on GitHub, with Oracle employees now working on more than 250 repositories. They also support a constant stream of newly added projects, software development kits (SDK), command line interfaces (CLI), and projects that enable developers to leverage major open source technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Node.js, Javascript, and Java.

Oracle Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) also provide a free and flexible way for developers to learn about Oracle technology. They are created by Oracle product experts, and delivered digitally through a combination of videos, hands-on lab guides, quizzes, and course-specific discussion forums. Upon completion of each MOOC, learners earn digital badges that can be showcased on their social networks.

Oracle has a long standing commitment to open source and has invested significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open technologies such as Kubernetes, MySQL, GlassFish, Java, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, and Xen. A Linux Foundation platinum member since 2008, Oracle serves on its board of directors and participates in a number of Linux Foundation projects, including the Open Container Initiative (OCI), Xen Project, Hyperledger, Automotive Grade Linux, and the R Consortium.

Developers can get $300 free credit to try any Oracle Cloud service at https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

Contact Info
Alex Shapiro
Oracle PR
+1.415.608.5044
alex.shapiro@oracle.com
Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5145
kristin.reeves@blancandotus.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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ARRIS Selects Oracle Cloud to Supercharge its Next Phase of Growth and Better Serve Its Global Customers

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:04
Press Release
ARRIS Selects Oracle Cloud to Supercharge its Next Phase of Growth and Better Serve Its Global Customers Technology leader to use Oracle Cloud to integrate multiple processes and systems across its organization to scale efficiently and effectively

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

ARRIS International plc, a world leader in video and broadband technology, has selected Oracle Cloud Applications and Platform to provide a unified, modern business platform to support its growing, global business.

ARRIS is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading service providers. Its portfolio and expertise enable its customers to select the best technology to transform the way that millions stay informed, entertained, and connected across their favorite screens: TVs, computers, mobile devices, and more.

ARRIS selected Oracle’s next-generation Cloud Applications and Platform to help scale its fast-growing enterprise. The best-in-class technology lends speed and addresses the company’s top priority: making business easier for its customers. ARRIS will use Oracle Cloud to create a foundation for managing and expanding its operations, taking customer interactions to the next level.

ARRIS’s former platform was a combination of technologies from previous acquisitions. With Oracle Cloud Applications and Platform, ARRIS will unite multiple components of ARRIS’s business—from procurement and payment to product design and employee management—setting a new global standard for service.

“ARRIS is driving the adoption of cloud technology in our own industry to accelerate innovation in internet and video services, so we recognize Oracle Cloud’s power to improve efficiency, scale, and speed for our customers on a global level,” said Phil Baldock, chief information officer, ARRIS. “Our integrated suite of Oracle Cloud applications, enriched with the Oracle Cloud Platform, will be the foundation for managing and expanding our business at large. It will allow us to adapt to our customers’ ever-changing needs as we make it easier for them to deliver the next generation of entertainment and communication services for millions of consumers around the world.”

ARRIS will utilize the full suite of Oracle Cloud applications. Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud will equip ARRIS with insightful and actionable data to manage its global workforce for a more positive and consistent employee experience worldwide. Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud will offer a consolidated view of business operations—from planning to operations—to enable data-driven strategic decision making, lower costs, and reduce IT complexity. Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud will offer end-to-end business solutions that get products to market faster, while offering real-time insight into day-to-day logistics, procurement, and fleet management. Part of the company’s large transformation initiative, ARRIS is also using Oracle Cloud Platform services—Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle Data Integrator Cloud—as the foundation for its new integration platform.

“Industry pioneers like ARRIS are continuing to pave the way for digital transformation, not only with the products and services offered to customers, but also in the way the business is run,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development at Oracle. “Oracle’s best-in-class cloud applications are specifically designed to modernize businesses, promote agility, spur innovation, and reduce cost, and we look forward to partnering with ARRIS on its digital transformation journey now and for many years to come.”

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About ARRIS

ARRIS International plc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world’s top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow’s connected world. For more information, visit www.arris.com.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Oracle Announces 2017 Cloud Platform Innovation Award Recipients

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:03
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Oracle Announces 2017 Cloud Platform Innovation Award Recipients Honors Customers Using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS Services to Accelerate Innovation and Drive Business Transformation

Anthem, AT&T, Australian Finance Group, LinkedIn, National Pharmacies, Santander, Subaru of America, and Veritone Among Recipients
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Oracle today announced the recipients of its 2017 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards at an awards ceremony held at Oracle OpenWorld. This elite group of recipients includes customers and partners who are using Oracle Cloud Platform’s PaaS and IaaS to accelerate innovation and drive business transformation by increasing agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity.

This year, 58 award recipients were selected from around the world, representing a wide range of customers from small and medium businesses to the largest enterprises, spanning a wide range of industries. Whether customers are evaluating starting their journey to the cloud or have already embraced cloud, Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure deliver a comprehensive, open, integrated, performant, highly available, and secure suite to accelerate their journey to, and adoption of, cloud. Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services are being used by organizations on a number of journeys to the cloud, including moving on-premises and ISV applications to the cloud; integrating, extending and securing SaaS applications; modernizing application development with cloud native, API first, mobile-first digital innovation; optimizing IT operations and security; and gaining real-time insights from structured and unstructured data. With Oracle Cloud at Customer, some recipients leveraged the value of Oracle Cloud within their own datacenters since a public cloud could not be used due to data residency or compliance reasons.

Recipients include: a.i solutions, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited, AICPA, Anthem, Inc., ARRIS, AS ONE Corporation, AT&T, Atradius, Australian Finance Group, Bajaj Electrical, Betacom Incorporated, BrightSource Energy, Calypso Technology, CoreLogic, Darling Ingredients, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Exelon, FireEye, FORS, Gluon, GTA Travel, Hrvatska elektroprivreda, Hub Group Inc., iCabbi, ILDONG Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Immofinanz, Jefferies, L&T Finance Ltd., LinkedIn, Mythics, National Pharmacies, New Hope, NHS Business Services Authority, NSW Government - Department of Finance, NTT Communications, NY MTA, Ooyala, Radius Payment Solutions, Rakuten Card, Rent-A-Center, Ricoh Global, Ricoh USA, Rogers, Rumo, Ryder System, Inc., Santander, State of California Department of Conservation, State University of New York, Subaru of America, Inc., Swiss Post, Turning Point, UBI Banca, Veritas Technologies, Veritone, VHI Group Services Ltd., W. L. Gore & Associates, Woodford Investment Management, and Zenotech.

“The Innovation Awards celebrate customers who are using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS in new and unique ways to drive significant transformation within short timeframes by leveraging cloud,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president product development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “These customers have delivered significant value to their organizations by accelerating their journey to the cloud, and freeing up budget for even more innovation. We look forward to our continued partnership and their continued success.”

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, the Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards, is an annual awards program that recognizes customers deploying revolutionary solutions. Recipients are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business impact from going live in the cloud, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of the implementation, and the originality of the architecture.

Oracle Cloud Platform is a comprehensive, standards-based, fully integrated combination of Oracle and open source technologies to build, deploy, migrate and manage a variety of different application workloads in the cloud. It provides a portfolio of innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, AI, and IoT.

A few of the 2017 recipients are:

Moving Applications to the Cloud
“We don’t need that much hardware all the time, so it would never have been cost-effective to purchase it all. When we started exploring Oracle’s cloud, everything just worked – it was easy to get our JAVA 8 streaming API and Ubuntu environment up and running in minutes. We started in March, and by June we demonstrated the live solution running in real-time, displaying spacecraft trajectories to the audience, selecting and modifying them from a tablet,” said Sean M. Phillips, Principal Software Engineer

Integrating, Extending, and Securing SaaS Applications
“We are honored to be recognized as a 2017 Oracle Excellence Award winner. My focus is to continually improve experiences for our members in the fast-paced world of retail and health. Working with Oracle Cloud and our key partner Rubicon Red, provides a platform for sustained Innovation. Oracle Cloud Platform gives us the flexibility to connect and extend our core systems, and deliver innovative services via a range of user interface—including website, mobile devices, or emerging Chatbot technology,” said Ryan Klose, general manager, Corporate, National Pharmacies.

Modernizing Application Development
“Speed of engine deployment enhances our client and partner satisfaction, particularly in markets like legal and compliance where fast integration of natural language processing engines can be important. For cognitive engine development, the Oracle Wercker solution allows us to deploy almost any engine as a containerized artifact from the more than 5,500 we currently track in as little as 48 hours,” said Al Brown, senior vice president of engineering at Veritone. “Before we engaged Oracle, it could take as long as four weeks to deploy a cognitive engine.”

“AT&T will migrate thousands of existing Oracle Databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to Oracle Cloud. This collaboration accelerates our network transformation and migration to the cloud to expand efficiency, performance, and reduce cost while improving overall customer service,” said Sorabh Saxena, CIO Network and Shared Solutions, AT&T.

Optimizing IT Operations and Security
"The major benefit that we are looking at right now is mainly monitoring the infrastructure, the user experience, the usage of our capacity and the compute centrally from one location using Oracle Management Cloud. Earlier we used to have people monitoring from 13 locations and now we have a central team to monitor. It’s the Oracle Management Cloud with its machine learning capabilities which is going to tell us proactively when there are any issues,” said Pavan Tsunduru, CIO at Adani Ports.

Gaining Valuable Business Insight
“We chose Oracle Analytics Cloud to help us leverage vast amounts of trip data for our customers around the world. Working with our Oracle Partner Vertice, we streamlined the project delivery and costs, deploying in just 12 weeks for overall project savings of 20 percent. The speed and ease of using Oracle Analytics Cloud means we can make operational and strategic improvements internally, as well as delivering on-demand analytics to transform taxi companies and other ground transportation businesses into more data-driven organizations,” said Shane McDonnell, Marketing Director, iCabbi.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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NHS Business Services Authority Helps Improve Patient Care with Oracle

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:02
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NHS Business Services Authority Helps Improve Patient Care with Oracle Rapid, Large-scale Data Analysis Helps to Save £581 Million in Two Years

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), an Arm’s Length Body of the UK Department of Health that provides critical services to the NHS and its patients, has helped to improve patient care by uncovering new efficiencies since implementing Oracle Exadata in 2015. The new technology and processes have also helped enable the NHSBSA to create £581 million of savings for the NHS to put back into patient care.

Using Oracle Exadata, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is able to provide data so that the NHS and other clients, for example Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), can make better-informed treatment decisions for patients. Since implementing the solution, it has been able to combine billions of data points on prescriptions, medicines, medical exemptions, doctor relationships, and call centre services from across the organisation and use this to reveal potential new efficiencies, all of which enable the wider healthcare system to provide better outcomes for patients.

Nina Monckton, chief insight officer at the NHSBSA said: “The NHS sits on billions of data points that have the potential to deliver tremendous value to the wider healthcare system in the UK when combined and analysed effectively. This is something we could never have done without significant processing power beyond what was available to us. Oracle Exadata has helped us make major headway so far, and we continue to uncover new ways to advise the wider NHS on improving the care it provides to patients each day.”

The ability to manipulate and draw insight from patient data has also helped the NHSBSA to manage prescriptions more securely and fight the pressing issue of anti-microbial resistance. By providing accurate, reliable data back to clinicians and policy makers it has enabled antibiotic prescribing to be reduced by 7%.

Dermot O’Kelly, senior vice president UK, Ireland 7 Israel at Oracle said: “Antimicrobial resistance is a major problem, not just in the UK but around the globe. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously agreed to tackle this issue just over a year ago, and by taking a data-driven approach to cut down the unnecessary use of broad spectrum antibiotics, the NHSBSA is showing the world how technology can help in the fight against over-medication and the rise of drug-resistant disease.”

Additionally, to help reduce the financial burden on the UK’s health system, the NHSBSA set itself the goal of delivering £1 billion in savings for the NHS to reinvest in patient care by the end of 2018. The NHSBSA responded by setting up an analytics lab, where it could consolidate its data, to uncover opportunities locked in this this information.

“The project was about working smarter and faster, reducing the risk of error in our operations and most importantly helping to present options to the wider NHS to enable it to deliver higher standards of patient care and better outcomes. In doing this we were able to uncover cost savings that will allow the UK healthcare system to invest even more funds into providing the best possible care.” concluded Monckton.

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About the National Health Service Business Services Authority

The NHS Business Services Authority is a Special Health Authority and an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public. Its purpose is to support a better NHS with a key strategic goal of creating £1 billion for patients.

For more information about the NHSBSA, please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Charles Taylor InsureTech Looks to Oracle to Deliver its Core Insurance Platform in the Cloud for the First Time

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:01
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Charles Taylor InsureTech Looks to Oracle to Deliver its Core Insurance Platform in the Cloud for the First Time Policy Administration Platform Now Live Using Oracle’s PaaS to Help Insurers Roll Out New Services Quickly and at Scale

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Charles Taylor InsureTech (InsureTech), the technology business of Charles Taylor plc a leading provider of professional services to the global insurance industry and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, has today announced its core insurance platform, powered by INSIS is available in the cloud for the first time. The company has chosen Oracle Cloud to run the service, which will allow insurers to roll-out new propositions more quickly and better serve customers without having to make costly and disruptive investments to build out their own IT architecture.

INSIS, developed by Fadata, is an award-winning policy administration platform for Life, General and Health Insurance businesses that provides full coverage of all aspects of insurance business.

The launch of InsureTech’s insurance platform in the cloud reflects the insurance industry’s current digital revolution as firms seek to deliver an increasingly personalised, digital service to customers. By leveraging Oracle’s PaaS, Charles Taylor InsureTech has developed an insurance solution that combines its significant industry expertise and understanding of what insurance companies need with the proven scalability, stability, and security of Oracle Cloud.

Jason Sahota, CEO of Charles Taylor InsureTech said: “The insurance industry has often relied on a wait-and-see approach to adopting new technologies, but we’re now seeing a tech revolution as external factors force insurers’ hands to explore and invest in innovation.

“Customer expectations for a more personalised, digital experience can now be met using the proven security, scalability and operational benefits of the cloud. With access to the platform through the Oracle Cloud, insurers will be able to meet changing customer needs while having the peace of mind that they are investing in technology which is secure, industrialised and compliant.”

John Abel, Vice President of Technology and Cloud, Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel at Oracle said: “INSIS is one of the insurance industry’s leading policy administration software solutions. InsureTech’s core insurance platform offering can now help users enjoy the myriad benefits of cloud-based working, from flexibility and scalability to the guarantee that they are working with the most up-to-date version of the product.”

About Charles Taylor InsureTech Charles Taylor InsureTech is Charles Taylor’s independent insurance technology business. It draws together the Group’s specialist and bespoke technology solutions, systems development and implementation solutions into a single client-focused business and brings together the Group’s technology expertise, experience and knowledge of global insurance markets. In 2015, Charles Taylor and The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in Fadata AD, a specialist provider of software solutions to the global insurance industry. Charles Taylor plc is a leading provider of professional services to clients across the global insurance market. The Group has been providing services since 1884 and today employs 2,000 staff in 76 offices spread across 29 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group offers services, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three businesses—Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. Charles Taylor also owns insurers, creating value through select acquisitions and operational efficiency.

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About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Charles Taylor InsureTech

Charles Taylor InsureTech is Charles Taylor’s independent insurance technology business. It draws together the Group’s specialist and bespoke technology solutions, systems development and implementation solutions into a single client-focused business and brings together the Group’s technology expertise, experience and knowledge of global insurance markets. In 2015, Charles Taylor and The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in Fadata AD, a specialist provider of software solutions to the global insurance industry. Charles Taylor plc is a leading provider of professional services to clients across the global insurance market. The Group has been providing services since 1884 and today employs 2,000 staff in 76 offices spread across 29 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group offers services, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three businesses—Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. Charles Taylor also owns insurers, creating value through select acquisitions and operational efficiency.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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JavaOne Keynote Highlights the Future of Java

Mon, 2017-10-02 18:01
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JavaOne Keynote Highlights the Future of Java Provides Update on Recent Java Developments, Previews Future Innovation

Oracle JavaOne, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

The opening keynote presentation for JavaOne 2017, the world’s largest gathering of software developers who use Java, highlighted the continued success of the Java platform while emphasizing upcoming additions to the Java language and ecosystem. Oracle was joined on-stage by executives from other leading technology companies to discuss Java’s role in transforming the way people work and live in the digital era. With over 12 million developers running Java and more than 1 billion downloads each year, Java remains the world’s most popular programming language. Java is also the #1 developer choice for cloud, with over 21 billion cloud-connected Java virtual machines.

Oracle’s Mark Cavage, vice president of software development, opened the event with an overview of the numerous innovations recently announced for the Java platform. He summarized 2017’s major announcements around the Java platform and provided a glimpse of the future of Java, which focused on Java’s pervasiveness in the cloud, new cloud-related features and projects, and the need to support container-centric microservices and serverless architectures. Redmonk co-founder and analyst James Governor also took the stage to share his perspective on how recent developments in Java set the stage for Java’s continued usage for modern application development in the cloud.

Next, Mark Cavage focused on Java in the cloud, and was joined on stage by Spotify’s principal architect Niklas Gustavsson to discuss his company’s use of Java to solve large scale distributed compute problems within their application architecture, followed by Craig McLuckie, CEO of Heptio and co-founder of Kubernetes, to talk about the relationship between Java, Kubernetes and the Docker ecosystem. Cavage also announced an open source project centered around microservices development for Java developers on top of Kubernetes. Next, Oracle’s Varun Madan and George Matthew went on to demonstrate next steps in monitoring and diagnosing large scale, multi-JVM cloud applications with a real-time diagnostics service based on the now open source Java Flight Recorder.

Finally, Oracle announced a new serverless open source project – Fn – which was open-sourced live on stage by Chad Arimura, vice president of serverless development at Oracle. As part of his presentation, Arimura discussed how container-based solutions leveraging Java and serverless architectures are complementary and work together to enable Java developers to build modern, distributed applications with continuous integration and delivery.

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Java, demonstrated the benefits of using Java 9 in the cloud and how easy it is to build lightweight Java applications quickly and easily using Jigsaw’s modularity and Docker-friendly Alpine Linux Java SE. He was joined by Brian Goetz, architect of Java language and libraries at Oracle, who spoke about future directions for the Java language.

The JavaOne keynote also featured several speakers to help outline the refreshed Java EE direction, including Ian Robinson, distinguished engineer and WebSphere Foundation chief architect at IBM, Mark Little, Red Hat vice president of engineering and CTO of JBoss Middleware, and David Blevins, CEO of Tomitribe.

Recent Updates about the Java Platform:

Java SE:

  • Java SE 9 was released on September 21 with major new capabilities and features including modularity with Jigsaw
  • Oracle announced a plan to increase the release cadence of Java SE to every 6 months
  • Starting with JDK 9 GA, Oracle is shipping OpenJDK builds under the GPL
  • Oracle JDK will contribute previously commercial features such as Java Flight Recorder to OpenJDK
  • Oracle will work with other OpenJDK contributors to make the community infrastructure complete, modern and accessible

For the full list of features introduced in JDK 9, please visit.

Java EE:

  • Java EE 8 was released on September 21 with significant new capabilities in JAX-RS (REST), Servlet, JSON parsing and bindings, amongst others
  • Oracle, in collaboration with Red Hat and IBM, selected Eclipse Foundation as the place to continue evolving Java EE technologies
  • Oracle and Eclipse are now working with the Java EE community to determine the details for the technology transfer, branding and overall governance within the Eclipse community

For a full list of features included in Java EE 8, please visit this page.

For demonstrations and content describing how to use Java with Docker containers within a continuous integration and continuous delivery environment please visit this page.

Quotes from the Oracle JavaOne 2017 Keynote:

Mark Cavage:

“We want the next decade to be Java first, Java always.”

“We needed to do a lot more to modernize, to get you to that world of cloud and microservices and serverless.”

Ian Robinson:

“For people building solutions on top of Java EE, having this new community fired up with energy, gives them encouragement that the future of Java EE is strong.”

“Having both the low-level JVM and the enterprise platform both at Eclipse is a really strong endorsement for Java development top to bottom at Eclipse.”

Mark Little:

“Moving EE for J to Eclipse I think allows these two big communities to come together and help to drive Enterprise Java into the next decade, as you mentioned earlier.”

James Governor:

“Things have changed in the Java ecosystem probably more in the past three weeks than they have in the previous 13 years.”

“It was very important that the open sourcing happened, and, yeah, we've got a new version of Java coming out.”

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of over 450 information-rich keynotes, sessions, practical hands-on labs, expert-led tutorials and demos showing how Java is being used today and what lies ahead.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing and price of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. Fees apply for new Database product offerings.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 1, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd Predicts the Future of Enterprise Cloud in Oracle OpenWorld Keynote

Mon, 2017-10-02 16:30
Press Release
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd Predicts the Future of Enterprise Cloud in Oracle OpenWorld Keynote

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Today, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd made cloud predictions and discussed the future of business. Oracle customers Bloom Energy, FedEx, and Gap joined Hurd on stage to share how Oracle Cloud innovations are making their businesses more agile, efficient and profitable.

Hurd’s key predictions for 2025:

  • 100% of application development and testing will be conducted in the cloud.
  • 80% of production apps will be in the cloud.
  • 80% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud services.
  • 80% of IT budgets will be spent on business innovation, and only 20% on system maintenance.
  • All enterprise data will be stored in the cloud.
  • Enterprise clouds will be the most secure place for IT processing.

Hurd reinforced the success of Oracle’s cloud strategy to build the applications, platform and infrastructure that will enable customers to either move to the cloud or start in the cloud. He highlighted the significant expansion of Oracle Cloud, noting that in the last five years, Oracle released 3,500+ SaaS services and 125+ PaaS services making Oracle the most complete cloud in the industry.

Quotes from Mark Hurd’s keynote:

  • “It’s important to have great apps, but great apps that work together, the most complete suite of PaaS services and the next generation of infrastructure as a service that all work together to complement each other,” Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “That’s what we’ve built out, and that’s what we now have.”
  • “We are trying to figure out ways to deliver more functionality and to support what we need to do with the business and be more nimble, but at the same time, reduce our costs,” said Chris Wood, Vice President, Business Services & Transformation, FedEx Services. “And Oracle Cloud is a big part of that.”
  • “With Bloom, we help customers pay as they grow,” said Randy Furr, Bloom Energy CFO. “And this is very much akin to the Oracle Cloud. Now Bloom, from the early days, we’re the largest fuel cell provider out there. We’ve kind of had to create an industry. And we’ve been fortunate in that we picked early the Oracle ERP, EPM, and Supply Chain, and it’s helped us grow and scale our business. And I want to thank Oracle; they’ve been a great partner.”
  • “I have never seen such a thought leadership, a collective wisdom, and the drive to accomplish what we have accomplished this year,” said Paul Chapman, Gap CIO. “And that is the delivery of Oracle Retail to the Cloud.”
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. Fees apply for new Database product offerings.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Delivers Major Innovations to Oracle Cloud Platform’s Application Development Portfolio

Mon, 2017-10-02 14:00
Press Release
Oracle Delivers Major Innovations to Oracle Cloud Platform’s Application Development Portfolio

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle today announced major advancements to the Oracle Application Development Platform, making it even more open, modern and easy to use. Part of Oracle Cloud Platform, the new offering provides an open, standards-based approach to enabling developers to build, deploy and manage modern applications using a wide variety of tools, programming languages, infrastructures and databases. Today’s announcement includes new products and features such as Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, Oracle Data Hub Cloud Service, Blockchain Cloud Service, server-less capabilities, expanded polyglot support, and an intelligent chatbot platform.

New Development Capabilities and Open Source Options

Enabling customers to avoid cloud lock-in, Oracle announced early adopter availability of the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform to simplify building, deploying and operating container-based applications in the cloud. The platform includes Oracle Container Engine, a managed Kubernetes service to create and manage Kubernetes clusters for secure, high performance and high availability container deployment. It also delivers Oracle Container Registry Service, a private container registry service for storing and sharing container images across multiple deployments, and Oracle Container Pipelines, a full container lifecycle management service based on the Wercker acquisition, for continuous integration and delivery of microservice applications. The free community edition of Wercker and early adopter access to the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform are available at http://www.wercker.com/.

“As enterprises worldwide further advance on their journey to the cloud, they are increasingly worried of being locked-in by their cloud vendors. In tandem, existing cloud solutions consist mainly of un-integrated, discrete and proprietary components,” said Mark Cavage, vice president of software development at Oracle. “With the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, Oracle plans to provide a modern, cloud-neutral and community-driven container-native technology stack, with Kubernetes driving orchestration and management for running new applications on Oracle’s cloud or others.”

The Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform is another step in delivering an open, modern and easy way for developers to build container-based applications. It also lets developers run in true hybrid cloud mode, using the same stack they run on-premises in any cloud.

Oracle is also planning to bring serverless capabilities to its Oracle Application Development Platform based on Fn, a serverless developer project that Oracle open-sourced today. Developers using Oracle Cloud Platform can now build and run applications by just writing code, without provisioning, scaling or managing servers, allowing them to focus on delivering value and new services. Fn is open source-based and able to run across multiple clouds, further reducing risk of vendor lock-in.

Developers using Cloud Foundry can now build directly on the Cloud Foundry platform on Oracle Cloud. Oracle has released as generally available an Open Service Broker implementation that supports integration of Oracle Cloud Platform Services into Cloud Foundry workloads. Additionally, Oracle has open sourced the BOSH Cloud Provider Interface, which enables workloads from software like Cloud Foundry to be deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and is targeting general availability for later this year.

Today’s release of the Oracle Data Hub Cloud Service allows developers to initialize and run Cassandra clusters on-demand without having to manage backups, patching and scaling for Cassandra clusters. Oracle Data Hub is a foundation for other databases like MongoDB, Postgres and more coming in the future. 

New Innovations and Services

With today’s announcement of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, developers get a highly advanced, enterprise-grade distributed ledger cloud platform that empowers them to accelerate and create new revenue streams, reduce cost as well as risk and securely extend on-premise ERP and SaaS applications to drive tamper-proof B2B transactions.

Oracle also delivered an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot platform, which simplifies enterprise development and deployment of AI-powered bots. Part of Oracle Mobile Cloud, the intelligent chatbot platform enables enterprises to better engage with customers and employees across popular messaging platforms.

Complementing this, for developers seeking flexibility to build cloud native applications with Go and Java Enterprise Edition, Oracle updated its Application Container Cloud Service to include choice of two new application runtimes—Go and Java Enterprise Edition—adding to the existing Java Standard Edition, Node.js, PHP Ruby and Python programming runtimes.

Oracle is also providing support for running Java EE applications in the cloud-native platform backed by Oracle Weblogic Server, the industry’s #1 Java EE app server. Capabilities to run mission critical Java EE applications are now enhanced with automated disaster recovery capabilities across compute regions and stretched clusters across availability domains.

“With the latest Oracle Cloud Platform enhancements, we continue to offer our customers unparalleled choice and raise the bar for them to drive new innovations, embrace digital transformation and out-perform the competition”, said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “These additions reflect Oracle’s focus on delivering a cutting-edge application development experience leveraging the latest and most game-changing technologies.”

Today’s announcements follow recent news of Oracle’s continued commitment to open-source standards including joining the Container Native Computing Foundation, dedicating engineering resources to the Kubernetes project, open-sourcing several container utilities and making its flagship databases and developer tools available in the Docker Store marketplace.

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Alex Shapiro
Oracle PR
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alex.shapiro@oracle.com
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Blanc & Otus
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Only Oracle Can Deliver Pervasive Artificial Intelligence Across all Layers of the Cloud

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:09
Press Release
Only Oracle Can Deliver Pervasive Artificial Intelligence Across all Layers of the Cloud Adds Oracle AI Platform Cloud Services to Rich Portfolio of Intelligent Apps and Embedded AI

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif—Oct 2, 2017

Expanding its comprehensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) offerings, Oracle today announced Oracle AI Platform Cloud Service to help developers quickly create and deploy breakthrough enterprise AI services. Using the new cloud service, organizations can take advantage of deep learning to better understand enterprise data and transform corporate business processes and user experiences. 

Only Oracle can deliver a pervasive approach to AI, embedding AI into its applications, providing an AI development environment coupled with a world-class infrastructure to run specialized workloads.

The complexity and time required to set up a complete environment for work on advanced machine learning algorithms can be daunting. With today’s announcement, Oracle is making it quick and easy for developers and data scientists to set up a secure, scalable environment for new deep learning models in the cloud. Oracle Cloud has been uniquely engineered to streamline model training by leveraging customers’ essential enterprise data and operating on an industry leading high-speed network, object storage, and GPUs. Oracle AI Platform Cloud instances come pre-installed with familiar AI libraries, tools, and deep learning frameworks, including Caffe, Jupyter Notebook, Keras, NymPy, scikit-learn, and TensorFlow, among others.  Machine learning practitioners also have access to Oracle Object Store and can easily connect to existing Spark/Hadoop clusters.

“AI has the power to be more transformative for the enterprise than any other technology in recent history,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Platform.  “Oracle is in a unique position to deliver AI across all layers of the cloud, empowering customers to uncover and unlock critical business patterns in their enterprise data to transform organizational productivity, efficiency, and insight.”

Oracle AI Platform Cloud Service runs on world-class Oracle Cloud Infrastructure optimized for peak performance and price-performance to run specialized deep learning applications. The differentiated infrastructure layer includes NVMe flash storage and best-in-class GPUs on a 25 Gigabit network for extreme performance. In an industry standard benchmark test, Oracle was 2X more performant than Azure’s largest GPU instance and demonstrated 2.4X better price-performance than the closest AWS equivalent.(1) Oracle AI Platform Cloud Service includes a GPU Bare-Metal Shape: 2x Tesla P100 GPUs based on Nvidia’s Pascal Architecture, and will soon support the new Volta GPUs with up to 8 GPUs.

Once machine-learning models are trained, developers can access Oracle’s rich set of PaaS services to include them in AI-powered applications.

Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications Oracle today also announced new Adaptive Intelligent Apps that enable business users from across the organization to quickly and easily take advantage of the industry’s most powerful AI-based modern business applications. By embedding AI capabilities directly within existing Oracle Cloud Applications – including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud and the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Suite – Oracle eliminates the need for more integrations or other costly and time-consuming processes.

Adaptive Intelligent Apps are powered by insights from the Oracle Data Cloud, which is the largest third-party data marketplace in the world with a collection of more than 5 billion global consumer and business IDs and more than 7.5 trillion data points collected monthly. By applying advanced data science and machine learning to Oracle’s web-scale data and an organization’s own data, the new Adaptive Intelligent Apps can react, learn and adapt in real time based on historical and dynamic customer data.

Only Oracle Can Deliver a Pervasive Approach to AI

Oracle’s holistic approach enables customers to quickly employ advanced machine learning to transform their business processes. In addition to Oracle AI Platform Cloud Service, Oracle embeds ready-to-use AI and machine learning capabilities across Oracle’s SaaS, PaaS, and IOT services, including cognitive AI, analytics, data services, IT management, and security operations. Adding machine learning and cognitive interactions to traditional business processes and applications enables greatly improved user experience and productivity.

Other new AI-based solutions and services being unveiled or showcased at Oracle OpenWorld include:

  • Oracle Mobile Cloud includes conversational AI through bots to automate human interactions using natural language, sentiment, speech, images, and machine learning.
  • Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud includes machine learning to enable self-driving, and self-repairing data warehousing and OLTP to improve security and reliability.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud allows analysts to use machine learning techniques to better visualize data and understand patterns without having to become a data scientist.
  • Oracle Security and Management Cloud includes embedded machine learning to automate detection, prevention, and response to security breaches, performance anomalies, and vulnerabilities.
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Disclaimer

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

[1] Based on industry-standard SPECint_rate2006 benchmarking, a measure of multicore, multisocket workloads. Compared to AWS M4.16xlarge

[1] Based on a standard benchmark with TensorFlow as the main Neural Net Training Framework, AlexNet and Inception V3 computer vision models, and the ImageNet dataset. Compared to AWS p2.8xlarge and Azure NC24

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Oracle Infuses its Cloud Applications with Artificial Intelligence

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:08
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Oracle Infuses its Cloud Applications with Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Makes the World’s Broadest, Most Innovative, and Fastest-growing Cloud Applications Portfolio Even Smarter

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle today announced new artificial intelligence-based apps for finance, human resources, supply chain, manufacturing, commerce, customer service, marketing, and sales professionals. The new Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Apps are built into the existing Oracle Cloud Applications to deliver the industry’s most powerful AI-based modern business applications.

“The new Adaptive Intelligent Apps enable business users from across the organizations to quickly and easily take advantage of the latest advancements in artificial intelligence,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle. “To make this possible we have eliminated the need for more integrations and embedded AI capabilities across Oracle Cloud Applications. The new AI capabilities combine first- and third-party data with advanced machine learning and sophisticated decision science to deliver the industry’s most powerful AI-based modern business applications.”

The new Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Apps deliver immediate impact within Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud, and the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud by providing smart and timely insights to end users. These capabilities make the decision-making process simpler and more efficient for business professionals across the organization.

  • Finance and Procurement Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities help streamline financial processes and technology requirements, reduce costs, modernize operations, and enhance collaboration. By analyzing historical trends and business risk data, finance and procurement professionals can derive suggested discount rates on invoices, optimize cash flow, and create the optimal balance between buyers and suppliers. They are able to enrich supplier profiles and provide optimized payment terms in real time. Using AI also gives them the ability to optimize working capital using the best supplier terms and discounts, and to build trusted relationships that drive better engagement with suppliers.
  • Human Resources Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities help improve talent management, provide complete workforce insights, and increase operational efficiency. By applying natural language search and deep learning technologies to resumes and job postings, HR professionals are able to find and source the best candidates. They also can determine the likelihood of success and longevity by using insights from previous recruitment engagements and current job indicators, such as sales achievement or performance ratings.
  • Supply Chain Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities enable organizations to rethink traditional supply chain systems to make them dynamic, efficient, intelligent, and autonomous. The capabilities in Oracle’s Supply Chain IoT applications allow supply chain professionals to manage and leverage insights from big data sources, such as connected equipment. The applications use predictive analytics and machine learning techniques to detect and analyze key signals in device data, and then to act on these insights through their associated business functions and connected processes. Whether this is predicting and preventing machine failure before it happens, auto-discovering optimal ways to segment planning data, or auto-tuning planning engines, AI-powered capabilities can transform the way supply chain professionals lead and manage the supply chain.
  • Manufacturing Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities enable organizations to meet production goals by enhancing the management of discrete and process manufacturing operations. The new capabilities drive factory and shop floor improvements by demonstrating how incident detection, root cause analysis, and smart resolution are performed within minutes in a connected factory.
  • Commerce Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities enable commerce professionals to improve productivity and business results by operating across multiple sites and channels that blend commerce, marketing, and chatbot capabilities. Natural language and deep learning capabilities provide unique features, such as dynamic tags and category pages that personalize search suggestions and blend search results with real-time offers to enable friction-free search. In addition, machine-learning capabilities deliver the best product, promotion, and content recommendations.
  • Customer Service Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities empower customer service professionals to streamline processes and enhance the customer experience by utilizing consumer data and relevant news alerts. In addition to optimizing process around frequently asked questions, the new AI capabilities help reduce the time between request and resolution across thousands of potential questions and associated answers by leveraging deep learning technologies. This streamlines processes for customer service representatives who handle service requests by providing automated responses based on previous learnings.
  • Marketing Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities empower marketers with the insights needed to better understand their target audiences and optimize offers by utilizing consumer and business data. By looking across different marketing campaigns to gauge individual, group and program response rates, the new capabilities enable marketers to identify how audiences are interacting with content and the optimal pathways for future communication. This enables marketers to optimize campaign execution and results.
  • Sales Professionals: New AI-powered capabilities utilize business data to empower sales professionals with accurate next-step recommendations to close deals and optimize sales offers. The new capabilities also prompt themwith smart call points by pulling data from live news and event feeds to surface and prioritize key insights. These powerful insights empower sales teams with up-to-the-minute information about accounts so they are always prepared before making contact.

Adaptive Intelligent Apps are powered by insights from the Oracle Data Cloud, which is the largest third-party data marketplace in the world with a collection of more than 5 billion global consumer and business IDs and more than 7.5 trillion data points collected monthly. By applying advanced data science and machine learning to Oracle’s web-scale data and an organization’s own data, the new Adaptive Intelligent Apps can react, learn, and adapt in real time based on historical and dynamic customer data.

“The market opportunity for artificial intelligence and AI-enabled applications is substantial," says David Schubmehl, research director, Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems at IDC. "We expect this to be a rapidly expanding area for both enterprise and commercial development as organizations race to embed predictive and prescriptive capabilities into their applications portfolio to deliver smarter software solutions to customers. The success of these solutions greatly depends on the quality and quantity of the ingested data which determines the resulting recommendation, action, or output delivered. Vendors with a strong foundation of first and third-party data to fuel the machine learning have a clear and distinct advantage in the market providing strong targeted AI-enabled solutions for their customers.”

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Oracle PR
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Disclaimer

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Oracle Launches Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Cloud Service

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:07
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Oracle Launches Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Cloud Service Enables Organizations to Securely Extend Business Applications and Processes, Accelerate Transactions Across Partner Ecosystems

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Enabling customers to leverage one of today’s most disruptive emerging technologies, Oracle today announced Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. The advanced, enterprise-grade distributed ledger cloud platform helps customers increase business velocity, create new revenue streams, and reduce cost and risk by securely extending ERP, supply chain, and other enterprise SaaS and on-premises applications to drive tamper-resistant transactions on a trusted business network.

Part of Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service delivers an enterprise-grade blockchain platform with industry leading resiliency, scalability and security. It is fully managed by Oracle and provides customers rapid provisioning and simplified operations with built-in monitoring, continuous backup, and point-in-time recovery.

“Blockchain holds the promise to fundamentally transform how business is done, making business-to-business interactions more secure, transparent, and efficient,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides enterprise-grade blockchain capabilities and is able to accelerate innovation for on-premises ERP and cloud-based SaaS and PaaS customers. Enterprises can now streamline operations across their ecosystem and expand their market reach with new revenue streams, sharing data and transacting within and outside the Oracle Cloud.”

As part of its commitment in helping enterprise customers realize the benefits of blockchain, Oracle recently joined Hyperledger. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. By leveraging open sources and maintaining interoperability with open standards, Oracle enables customers to benefit from all open-source innovations, and avoid vendor lock-in.

Delivered by the world’s most scalable, distributed transaction processing platform provider, Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service enables customers to:

  • Deliver business results with the ability to rapidly onboard and easily scale the network participants globally, while ensuring that operations run continually with resilience, high availability, and autonomous recoverability.
  • Accelerate Innovation with Oracle Cloud Applications by extending enterprise boundaries to reduce friction in existing business processes and enable new business models and opportunity to access untapped revenue streams. The Applications Integration toolkit provides integrated applications, sample code, templates and design patterns to accelerate the integration of Blockchain applications to Oracle SaaS and on premises applications suites.
  • Speed up business processes through trusted real-time information sharing across existing Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, Netsuite SuiteCloud Platform or custom blockchain application integrations.
  • Reduce risk, complexity, and increase efficiency by securely automating cross-organization transactions, and providing reliable sharing of information both inside and outside the enterprise boundary. Combined, these can help reduce transaction costs, mitigate security and privacy risks for enterprises, and simplify compliance and audits. With a pre-assembled, managed cloud platform, customers can also simplify operational complexity, dynamically change network configurations and rapidly identify and resolve issues with real-time monitoring dashboards. Furthermore, as blockchain technology rapidly evolves, Oracle plans to stay on top of the latest capabilities and helps ensure customers are not exposed to undue risk of technological churn.
  • Accelerate time to market with REST API-driven platform and rich integration options in Oracle Cloud Platform. Start developing blockchain applications within minutes without complex setup and provisioning, and leverage API-driven development for cloud or on-premises applications using REST API and API management service to easily invoke blockchain services directly or with pre-built integrations from Oracle Cloud.

Additionally, Oracle plans to offer Oracle BlockChain Cloud Service as part of Oracle Platform for Open Banking, and provide seamless connectivity between Oracle FLEXCUBE and other banks to enable greater security, scalability, and transparency in the information exchanged.

Validation of Out-of-the-box Connectivity and Seamless Integration

“Accenture is proud to be one of the early leaders in blockchain and assisting clients with the use of it for new and innovative solutions,” said David Treat, managing director who leads Accenture’s global blockchain practice. “Oracle’s integration capabilities and the ability to add value on top of open source technologies, like Hyperledger Fabric, make Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service a strong contender in the enterprise. Through our initial tests, we were impressed with its pre-assembled approach, ease of integration through the REST APIs, and strong focus on enterprise requirements. We look forward to leveraging the technology to offer new innovative capabilities to our clients.”

“As an early adopter of Oracle technologies, Infosys is pleased to partner on the newly launched Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service,” said Indranil Mukherjee, vice president, head of Oracle Practice, Infosys. “This will enable customers to extend their current Oracle ERP and SaaS solutions to use trusted business networks for securely conducting business-to-business transactions in real-time across their ecosystem of trading partners. Oracle’s investment in a enterprise-grade blockchain cloud platform along with Infosys' expertise in blockchain will enable Infosys customers to build more secure, transparent and efficient enterprise, and be ready to succeed in the digital economy.”

“Our collaboration with Oracle is aimed at developing a blockchain cloud service for enterprises that helps to advance the privacy of blockchain transactions and improve the interoperability of traditional databases and blockchains,” said Raejeanne Skillern, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Cloud Service Provider Group, Intel Corporation. “Intel platforms such as the recently announced Intel Xeon Scalable platform include a broad set of hardware features that help improve blockchain security and performance.”

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service Now Available to NetSuite Customers and Partners

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:07
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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service Now Available to NetSuite Customers and Partners Access to Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service through SuiteCloud Platform delivers innovation of blockchain technology to NetSuite ecosystem

ORACLE OPENWORLD — SUITECONNECT — SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials/ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced the availability of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service for its customers and partners, enabled by API exposure through NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Platform and supported through the SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN). With this new announcement, NetSuite’s more than 40,000 global organizations, divisions and subsidiaries, and its partners benefit from the innovation in distributed ledger applications being developed on Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service by Oracle’s partner ecosystem.

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is designed to increase business velocity, lower costs, and reduce risk by enabling businesses to securely extend and automate their supply chain processes, reliably conduct online transactions in trusted networks, and confidentially share data in real time with their suppliers, banks, and other trade counterparties, while providing secure audit trails of tamper-resistant business records. Oracle is working with supply chain and financial services industry customers and partners to develop next generation services to be deployed on Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service to provide faster payments, and create more efficient invoice factoring, provenance tracking, lending, onboarding, treasury & liquidity services, improved cash management services, transaction banking services and more.

NetSuite customers and partners who choose to leverage Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service are able to integrate with and consume a wide ecosystem of solutions developed by Oracle partners specifically tailored to support businesses of any size. In addition, NetSuite SDN partners are able to create blockchain applications to meet the needs of NetSuite customers.

The integration and availability of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service API through the SuiteCloud platform enables easy integration and fast on-boarding to blockchain services and future business networks for NetSuite’s huge global user base. This integration creates one of the largest business communities to benefit from innovative next generation applications enabled through Oracle’s cloud and distributed ledger technology and offered by Oracle’s vast partner ecosystem. 

The Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service initiative is further evidence of the increased investment in new technologies that Oracle brings to the NetSuite user base.

“NetSuite is excited about Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, and the value it could bring to our 40K+ global organizations,” said Evan Goldberg, EVP of Development at NetSuite. “We look forward to integrating access through our SuiteCloud Platform, to enable customers to easily consume blockchain-enabled financial and supply chain SuiteApps and services. With this announcement, we will empower our developer ecosystem to connect, create, and innovate in the global blockchain economy. This is a tangible benefit of being a part of Oracle family and leveraging Oracle’s investment in advanced cloud services.”

About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

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Oracle Introduces AI-Powered Intelligent Bots to Help Enterprises Engage Customers and Employees

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:05
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Oracle Introduces AI-Powered Intelligent Bots to Help Enterprises Engage Customers and Employees Oracle Mobile Cloud Brings Open, Scalable and Intelligent Services to Web, Mobile Applications and Chatbots

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle today announced a major update of Oracle Mobile Cloud, featuring artificial intelligence (AI)-powered intelligent chatbot capabilities. Expanding Oracle Cloud Platform’s leading mobile portfolio, the new capabilities offer organizations a multi-channel platform, deep analytics that can link key stakeholder experiences across bots, mobile applications and web, as well as simplified bot development features. Using this powerful portfolio, enterprises can better engage with customers and employees across today’s most popular messaging platforms.

In the rapidly expanding mobile economy, businesses are looking for smart and personalized ways to engage with customers via mobile devices. With an estimated 5 billion mobile phones used worldwide, Oracle is helping enterprises meet growing customer demand by being able to seamlessly build, integrate, and secure reliable mobile services.

“As user behavior has dramatically shifted to mobile and messaging platforms, it is critical enterprises evolve to support stakeholders’ preferred channels,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “By using Oracle Mobile Cloud, businesses will be able to continue strengthening these relationships, even as users might be moving away from engaging on websites and traditional mobile applications to messaging channels.” 

Leveraging a powerful AI foundation comprised of machine learning, cognitive and knowledge services, dialog and context, and deep learning, the updated Oracle Mobile Cloud enables enterprises to build applications that can automate more engaging conversations at scale. For example, Oracle’s intelligent Bots use deep learning-based natural language understanding (NLU) to comprehend and determine intent of end-user conversations. It can then help companies process these conversations, integrate each with existing business application data, and automatically respond.

Oracle has also made it simple for enterprises to develop bots with the low-code Bot Builder tool. This feature provides one place to design and train NLU models, design conversational dialog flows, and set up channel and enterprise data integration. The builder allows developers to test and deploy bots using an available lifecycle management capability. In addition, the suite also introduces powerful customer experience analytics to offer deep insights into mobile and bot adoption, usage and performance to troubleshoot and personalize engagement with the end user.

Oracle’s intelligent bots can support many of today’s most popular interaction channels including messaging clients such as Facebook Messenger, Kik, Skype, Slack, and digital voice assistants such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot and GoogleHome. Additionally, Oracle’s intelligent bots provide native and JavaScript SDK to extend mobile and web-based applications with chat and voice capabilities via Apple Siri, GoogleVoice or Microsoft Cortana.

“Oracle Mobile Cloud has really helped us reach more customers and partners with greater efficiency,” said Ryan Klose, general manager, technology and innovations at National Pharmacies. “Our early access to the new intelligent bots capabilities is exciting as it has equipped us with a conversational channel that is more human (less business process) with our customers.”

“As an aviation aftermarket services leader, we continuously look for ways to make information easier to access and more available to the aviation industry,” said Kevin Larson, Chief Information Officer at AAR. “We consider Oracle intelligent bots a very promising new channel to interact with our employees and customers which will complement our Web and Mobile solutions in order to further empower our user community with the right information at the right time whether they are an airline or AAR executive, a buyer, an aircraft technician or a warehouse clerk.”

“With Oracle, we are actively developing a ‘channel agnostic’ technology architecture that allows us to build once and quickly apply the new capability across multiple channels,” said Michael Menendez, vice president, IT, BGE and Exelon Utilities. “Not only does this allow us to deliver solutions for emerging channels quickly, it also ensures that our customers have a consistent experience however they choose to interact with us.”

Additional features of the new Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise include:

  • Enterprise integration that allows customers to deliver real value to end users with access to back end data, user identity and transactional systems
  • Access to key insights allowing businesses to identify areas of friction, funnel traffic and analyze user paths
  • Bots-to-human hand-offs creating seamless side-routing to humans or external systems with context transfer, and back to bot abilities as needed
  • Completely integrated lifecycle management including development, testing, version control and integration with CI/CD
  • Continuous evolution offering customers the ability to rapidly improve services as well as access updated AI engine and microservices
  • Total flexibility for customers to select channels, dialog flow design, back end integration, model selection and business logic control
  • Through Oracle Cloud, a complete solution at lower cost that decreases complexity and offers access to a broad range of leading SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services

Recent industry analyst reports have recognized Oracle Mobile Cloud technology leadership, including its mobile application development, support and scalability. Following are some of these reports:

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Oracle and Chatbox Collaborate to Bring Instant Apps to AI-powered Oracle Intelligent Chatbots

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:04
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Oracle and Chatbox Collaborate to Bring Instant Apps to AI-powered Oracle Intelligent Chatbots Customers Can Now Create Powerful End-User Experiences and Easily Collect Data in Existing Chatbot Conversation Flows

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Further expanding its new Oracle Intelligent Bots capabilities, Oracle today announced it has agreed to embed CHATBOX® Instant Apps in Oracle Mobile Cloud. With this new capability, Oracle Mobile Cloud will provide a richer, more-contextual user experience, which enables chatbots to switch seamlessly between unstructured conversation and personalized, structured data exchange.

Leveraging Chatbox technology, Oracle Mobile Cloud will now offer customers a chatbot that can deliver an interface that is appropriate to the interaction, such as an online form with pertinent information from the conversation. Supporting many of today’s most popular interaction channels, including Amazon Echo, Facebook Messenger, and GoogleHome, customers can have powerful, contextual conversations with end users through almost any platform.

For example, using Oracle Mobile Cloud with Chatbox, a consumer interacting with a bot to return a retail item would use a Chatbox Instant App. It would guide the person through a simple, personalized experience within the messaging platform to gather all relevant information—without the need for emails, downloads, or phone calls. The bot is able to collect accurate, meaningful data in a way most convenient for the customer.

“As enterprises look for ways to streamline business processes, intuitive tools designed around existing workflows are ideal ways to increase productivity and better utilize resources,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president, Oracle Applications Product Development. “By integrating Chatbox technology into our new intelligent bots, businesses can further leverage their existing platforms to more comprehensively engage with customers and simplify processes—both for data collection and end-user actions.”

Featuring AI-powered intelligent chatbot capabilities, Oracle Mobile Cloud is helping enterprises build applications that can automate more engaging conversations at scale. The new capabilities offer organizations a multi-channel platform, deep analytics that link key stakeholder experiences across bots, mobile applications and web, as well as simplified bot development features. The addition of Chatbox Instant Apps to this powerful portfolio enables enterprises to rapidly and easily build personalized experiences to better engage with customers and employees across today’s most popular messaging platforms.

“We believe that Oracle’s Intelligent Bots, coupled with Chatbox Instant Apps, will provide companies with a significant competitive advantage in the messaging space,” said Phil Gordon, founder and CEO, Chatbox. “We are proud to work with a company like Oracle that continues to invest heavily in delivering exceptional, personalized customer experiences.”

Chatbox is a simple scalable solution for businesses to communicate with customers where they respond best—messaging. Chatbox Inc. is based in Seattle, Washington. For more information about Chatbox, please visit chatbox.com.

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Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Oracle Broadens the Market-Leading Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud to Include Expanded Geographies, More Industries and Smarter Insights

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:03
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Oracle Broadens the Market-Leading Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud to Include Expanded Geographies, More Industries and Smarter Insights Most Complete ERP Cloud Solution Made Even Better with Innovative New Features, Significantly Enhanced User Experience, More Industry-depth and Further Country Localizations

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle today announced that Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, the cloud solution of choice for finance, procurement and project management professionals, has significantly extended the breadth and depth of the solution including the introduction of new artificial intelligence (AI)-based finance and procurement solutions.

With more than 4,500 customers in 85 countries, Oracle ERP Cloud is the complete, innovative and secure financial platform delivered seamlessly through the Oracle Cloud. Part of Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13, the latest additions to Oracle ERP Cloud include modern capabilities for Financials, Procurement, Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), which enable organizations to optimize operations with adaptive intelligence and standardize business processes, while lowering cost and complexity.

Artificial Intelligence

Oracle has expanded its portfolio of artificial intelligence-based ERP applications, which enables finance and procurement experts to improve how they manage and collaborate with suppliers. New AI-powered capabilities optimize payment terms offered to suppliers and improve cash management. They also help to identify the right suppliers for specific business needs. New Adaptive Intelligent Apps for ERP, embedded within the Oracle ERP Cloud, deliver immediate impact and value for business professionals and improve business relationships with suppliers. For further details, see the Adaptive Intelligent Applications expansion announcement.

Financials

This is a family of applications designed for organizations of all sizes looking to thrive in the digital economy. It empowers modern finance experts with streamlined processes and continuous embedded insights for better control and increased productivity. New capabilities in each of the solutions include: 

  • Accounting Hub: This solution now offers a highly scalable, virtual sub-ledger for high-volume, external transaction systems. It allows for consistent, standardized financial and management accounting policies across disparate systems, enforced compliance and audits, and additional management reporting attributes to drive insights and drilldown. It easily connects industry-specific transaction systems and third-party ERP systems to a primary ERP system.
  • Revenue Management: This solution now accelerates the transition to the new accounting standards (IFRS16/ASC 842). It allows organizations to book revenue as performance obligations are satisfied and manage complex satisfaction schedules independent of billing schedules to help ensure liabilities and assets are valued at expected consideration.
  • Bill Management: This solution now reduces the cost of billing and collections, while improving customer service. It delivers self-service, customer-led bill management via an intuitive, mobile-enabled user experience. Managing bills with Oracle includes real-time account review, dispute processing, and online payments, all instantly reflected on the customer account.
  • Credit Management: This solution now monitors and evaluates the credit worthiness of customers and makes informed credit decisions. It allows for improved cash flow and increased billing efficiency via comprehensive credit profiles and policies, a streamlined credit review process, and flexible scoring models, which include third-party credit information integration.
  • Dynamic Discounting: This solution now uses real-time internal and external supplier data to evaluate suppliers and recommend the best dynamic discount candidates using machine learning. The system is fully integrated with cash flow modeling and advises to whom and when to offer dynamic discounts for the best return.

Procurement

This family of applications is designed to reduce costs and risks across the source-to-settle process. New enhancements include improved supplier management, sourcing and purchasing via streamlined processes, electronic signature integration and innovative sourcing programs.

  • Self-service procurement: The user experience of this solution has been completely redesigned to match modern consumer shopping experiences.
  • Mobile Self Service Procurement: This cloud solution now provides policy compliant spending by an increasingly mobile workforce to boost an organization’s efficiency and savings.

Project Portfolio Management

This family of applications delivers new and enhanced capabilities to make staffing easier and less time-consuming for project managers, advanced grants management across multiple fund sources for Higher Education and Public Sector verticals, and streamlined project creation.

  • Project and Resource Management: This solution has been enhanced with a new intuitive mobile task management. It includes lifecycle gates and approvals and resource management optimizations to maintain multiple resource schedules and mass resource assignments. These enhancements drive project management efficiency and collaboration whether at a desk or in the field.
  • Grants Multi-Funding: This solution now supports complex, multi-funded projects, allowing for multiple awards/funding sources, control over project costs by funding source, and support for internal or external funding sources.

Enterprise Performance Management  

The latest additions to this family of applications include new offerings for tax reporting, and profitability and cost management, as well as new strategic modeling and disclosure management capabilities.

  • Tax Reporting: This solution now streamlines tax data collection and analysis for direct tax reporting. It also enables global organizations to manage complex tax provisions, as well as the OECD’s new country-by-country reporting (CbCR) requirements through automation.
  • Profitability and Cost Management: This solution now enables business users to take ownership of allocation-based business processes such as customer/product profitability, management allocations, and shared services costing.

“Oracle ERP Cloud is the only enterprise-grade solution on the market with the breadth, depth, security, scalability and cutting-edge innovations to meet customers’ business needs,” said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “Our focus on innovation, investments in industry specific capabilities, and strength in flexible and modular adoption methods, helps our customers across size, industry and geography to grow, transform and compete.”

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Oracle Makes HR Technology More Powerful, Smart and Easy to Use

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:02
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Oracle Makes HR Technology More Powerful, Smart and Easy to Use New Applications and User Experience Enhancements Extend Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Example of new UX enhancements for Oracle HCM Cloud.

Oracle today announced new additions to the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud portfolio. Part of Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13, the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud introduces three new applications, major user experience enhancements, and extensions to existing HR modules. New innovations include powerful artificial intelligence (AI)-based recruiting features, as well as new health and safety and governance and risk capabilities. 

To successfully manage and retain the best talent, organizations need access to the right technology to optimize the employee experience and anticipate and respond to changing workforce needs. The latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud empowers HR professionals to meet this challenge by combining all major HR functions on one platform to enable collaboration, optimize talent management, provide complete workforce insights, increase operational efficiency, and make it easy for everyone to connect on any device.

“The latest additions to Oracle HCM Cloud incorporate simple but powerful features that enable organizations to leverage the latest innovations to anticipate and plan for the future,” said Chris Leone, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “By combining innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and user experience with major enhancements to core HR modules, we are able to help HR leaders drive digital transformation and positive business outcomes.”

Oracle HCM Cloud has been at the forefront of AI technologies with earlier investments in predictive analytics and machine learning, which are already used to power recommendations used in Career Development and Oracle Learning Cloud. In this latest release, Oracle is extending the power of AI to inform recruitment efforts in the following ways:

  • Candidates can access helpful chatbots to discover more information about positions of interest and the company’s recruiting process, helping increase candidate engagement and conversion.
  • Algorithmic insights help users make better decisions throughout the application, from highlighting best-fit candidates to hiring managers, suggesting other possible career opportunities for candidates, and predicting candidate offer acceptance to recruiters. Oracle AI leverages company talent data, as well as candidate information, to guide the process and improve the likelihood of success.
 

With the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle is making the industry’s broadest cloud-based human capital management suite more powerful and easy to use. New products included in the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud are:

  • Oracle Recruiting Cloud: A new recruiting solution built natively on Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle Recruiting Cloud provides more robust sourcing and comprehensive recruiting capabilities. Recruiting organizations will be able to drive proactive campaigns and identify future pipelines of talent ahead of demand. Internal employee candidates will be able to benefit from increased access to internal opportunities and potential career paths available in a company to see how they fit with existing skills, career preferences and new learning opportunities available to increase their likelihood of success at a company. External job candidates can access helpful chatbots to discover more information about positions of interest and the company’s recruiting process to help increase candidate engagement and conversion. Human resources information technology (HRIT) organizations will benefit from the streamlined administration and ongoing maintenance that comes with everything being on a common platform, helping to eliminate challenges of account management, single sign-on, data integrations and reporting. All users will benefit from new algorithmic data surfacing and chatbots that help improve recommendations and overall decision support.
  • Workforce Health and Safety Incident Management: Provides organizations with a quick and easy-to-use solution to manage accidents or unsafe conditions in order to best align with organizational safety goals. Features include incident management, capturing critical event information with tailored data based on the type of incident reported, ability to track actions to remediate the root cause of the safety issue, safety dashboards, and reporting support to help ensure proper action is taken and is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) U.S. standards. Ideal for workplaces that involve heavy manual labor where health and safety risks are a key concern such as manufacturing and supply chain, construction and engineering or automotive.
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance: Helps organizations identify, remediate, monitor, and manage risk by streamlining governance and compliance initiatives. It deters employees from exploiting the system through clearer segregation of duties and more security features to prevent potential fraudulent activities.
 

In addition to the new applications, Oracle has also introduced major user experience enhancements and significant additions to existing Oracle HCM Cloud modules. The new user experience puts the needs and experiences of users at the center of the design in a way that’s consistent, simple, and intuitive. The new design delivers a warm and approachable HR tool that people can use—it’s fast, familiar, and easy—mirroring platforms they are accustomed to using everyday as consumers, but now appearing in enterprise applications. It provides a common experience across all devices, including mobile, so business information can be accessed at all times; meanwhile, the instinctive user experience enables seamless and simple interactions with artificial intelligence built in to provide users with customized recommendations so they only see data that is adapted for them, such as role, location, and business. Users can complete self-service transactions and inquiries to help maintain data accuracy in the system to increase user participation and engagement. The new contemporary look and feel also enables organizations to more easily make customizations to best match their brand, corporate culture, and other enterprise software—from logos to color schemes.

Additions to existing Oracle HCM Cloud modules include:

  • My Volunteering: Enables employees to identify volunteer projects their organization supports and quickly enroll.
  • Knowledge Management: A new addition to Oracle HR Help Desk Cloud provides simple and convenient ways for people to get access to large amounts of information stored in the enterprise.
  • Anytime Feedback: Increases employee communication by providing quick feedback on any employee at any time. Users can provide recognition or send real-time feedback to help better inform performance management, talent reviews, and succession management.
 

For additional information about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog.

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