Photo - Kaleem Chaudry, Senior Director, Enterprise Technology, Oracle ASEAN.
According to business solutions provider Oracle, during the unveiling of its latest generation of Oracle Database 12c, it is the first database designed for the cloud.
Speaking in Kuala Lumpur, Oracle ASEAN senior director, enterprise technology, Kaleem Chaudhry said the Database 12c has introduced a new multi-tenant architecture, designed to simplify the consolidation of databases into the cloud as well as allow customers to manage databases without changing their applications.
Optimised on SPARC and powered with Intel Xeon processors, Database 12c is a major release for the company, and one that should keep Oracle's top spot in Gartner's global relational database management system (RDMS) rankings, said Chaudhry. "It introduces 500 additional features and is the result of 2,500 person-years of development and 1.2 million hours of testing, plus an extensive beta programme with Oracle's customers and partners."
"The key challenges that today's enterprise data centre managers face are the cost, complexity, and inflexibility represented by the large numbers of production databases operating in fixed server configurations and most of which are substantially under-utilised," he said.
"It is in the nature of most enterprise database server software that those databases cannot be moved about or redeployed easily," said Chaudhry. "Oracle Database 12c offers an elegant solution to this problem that not only enables deployment flexibility and eases the administration of multiple databases, but does so in a way that requires neither changes to applications nor a steep learning curve for database administrators."
Multi-tenant architecture for cloud consolidation
Chaudhry said the multi-tenant aspect built into Oracle Database 12c's architecture will help to manage many databases as one and thereby increase server resource utilisation as well as the time and effort required for database upgrades, backup, and recovery.
It addresses the key challenges of customers who are consolidating databases in a private cloud model, he said. "Oracle Database 12c also includes more security innovations than any other previous Oracle database release; helping customers address evolving threats and stringent data privacy regulations."
"The innovations in Oracle Database 12c were developed with our customers' cloud requirements very much in mind. It also offers customers other capabilities for cloud computing such as simplified provisioning, cloning and resource prioritisation without resorting to major application changes," said Chaudhry.
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