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Big Data Needs a Big Plan

F.Y. Teng | May 4, 2012
In a recent (April 30) interview with MIS Asia, Regional Director of Enterprise Technology at Oracle Asia Pacific, Kaleem Chaudhry shared with us his company's big plans and solutions sets for helping organisations worldwide solve their Big Data problems.

Kaleem Chaudhry, Regional Director of Enterprise Technology, Oracle Asia Pacific

In a recent (April 30) interview with MIS Asia, Regional Director of Enterprise Technology at Oracle Asia Pacific, Kaleem Chaudhry shared with us his company's big plans and solutions sets for helping organisations worldwide solve their Big Data problems.

 Below is the expurgated transcript of that interview.

MIS Asia: Are your customers in Southeast Asia prepared to tackle the Big Data challenge?
Kaleem Chaudhry:
South East Asia is a diverse region with countries at different stages of economic and technology maturity. From our customer conversations, we found that customers in more matured economies like Singapore and Indonesia are starting to explore Big Data issues and their associated solutions. Emerging economies are obviously lagging in terms of their capabilities to embark on such projects. Oracle recognises these realities and as such, the Oracle Big Data Appliance was created especially to ensure that customers get an optimally tuned machine capable of handling all the issues that Big Data throw at them, but without the complexities of having to install and configure it. Oracle also ensures that customers will be guided every step of the way from inception to successful implementation, supported through our wide partner network, training and Oracle Consulting. With Oracle, customers get a single point of support for hardware, software and customers have a wide choice of service channels.

How comprehensive is your offering for Big Data compared to what else is out there?
Oracle offers the broadest and most integrated portfolio of products to enable enterprises to use Big Data to find new insights and capitalise on hidden relationships.

Oracle is uniquely qualified to combine everything needed to meet the big data challenge-software and hardware-into one engineered system. The Oracle Big Data Appliance is an engineered system that combines optimised hardware with a comprehensive software stack, to deliver a complete, easy-to-deploy offering for acquiring, organising and loading big data into Oracle Database 11g. By using the Oracle Big Data Appliance in conjunction with Oracle Exadata, enterprises can analyse all their enterprise data-including structured and unstructured-with enterprise-class performance, availability, supportability, and security, to make the most informed decisions.

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing, OLTP, applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. Oracle Exadata Database Machine helps to reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.

 

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