Oracle Open World 2019
First day of OOW19 and we had big announcements of new services and products.
Now as Larry said “Oracle Cloud is Allways Free for Everyone”
Oracle’s Free Tier program has two components:
Always Free services, which provide access to Oracle Cloud services for an unlimited time
Free Trial, which provides $ 300 in credits for 30 days to try additional services and larger shapes
The new Always Free program includes the essentials users need to build and test applications in the cloud: Oracle Autonomous Database, Compute VMs, Block Volumes, Object and Archive Storage, and Load Balancer. Specifications include:
2 Autonomous Databases (Autonomous Data Warehouse or Autonomous Transaction Processing), each with 1 OCPU and 20 GB storage
2 Compute VMs, each with 1/8 OCPU and 1 GB memory
2 Block Volumes, 100 GB total, with up to 5 free backups
10 GB Object Storage, 10 GB Archive Storage, and 50,000 / month API requests
1 Load Balancer, 10 Mbps bandwidth
10 TB / month Outbound Data Transfer
500 million ingestion Datapoints and 1 billion Datapoints for Monitoring Service
1 million Notification delivery options per month and 1000 emails per month
More information click here.
Another release was the Oracle Autonomous Linux “World’s First Autonomous Operating System.
Introducing Oracle OS Management Service
Oracle Autonomous Linux, in conjunction with Oracle OS Management Service, uses advanced machine learning and autonomous capabilities to deliver unprecedented cost savings, security and availability and frees up critical IT resources to tackle more strategic initiatives.
Eliminate manual OS management — World’s first autonomous operating system in the cloud to deliver automated patching, updates, and tuning without human intervention. Based on a preconfigured Oracle Linux image; automated daily package updates; enhanced OS parameter tuning and OS diagnostics gathering.
Deliver automatic, in-depth protection at all levels — 100 percent hands-off automatic security updates daily to the Linux kernel and key user space libraries. This requires no downtime along with protection from both external attacks and malicious internal users. Known Exploit Detection provides automated alerts if anyone attempts to exploit a vulnerability that has been patched by Oracle.
Provides always-on availability — Includes automated patching and upgrades while the system is running, eliminating unnecessary downtime for users and the system.
More information click here
A release expected by customers the new partnership with VMware.
For the first time, Oracle will officially support Oracle products running on VMware virtualized environments and VMware will support Oracle running VMware Workloads on Oracle Cloud WIN/WIN for customers!
Running VMware workloads in Oracle Cloud
With this announcement, Oracle becomes a partner in the VMware Cloud Provider Program and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution will be sold by Oracle and its partners. The solution will be based on VMware Cloud Foundation and will deliver a full software-defined data center (SDDC) stack including VMware vSphere, NSX, and vSAN. Through consistent infrastructure and operations, customers will be able to migrate and modernize applications, seamlessly moving workloads between on-premise environments and Oracle Cloud.
Customers will be able to easily use Oracle services, such as Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Exadata Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud, which run in the same cloud data centers, on the same networks, with a consistent portal and APIs. able to leverage Oracle’s rapidly expanding footprint of global regions to scale globally without needing to establish their own data centers. Oracle will provide administrative access to the underlying physical servers, enabling a level of control previously only possible on premise, and customers will be able to use VMware vCenter to manage both their on-premise clusters and Oracle Cloud-based SDDCs through a single crash of glass Oracle will also provide first line technical support for this solution.
To learn more about the offering visit: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/VMware
We also had the Exadata X8M release.
The Exadata X8M uses the Remote Direct Memory (RDMA) to allow database access to the storage server memory directly. And the memory, in this case, it is special, X8M uses Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory modules (DIMM / NVDIMM – Non Volatile DIMM – to provide PMEM – Persistent Memory) attached directly to server storage and these can be accessed directly from the database using RDMA trough RoCE network. Let’s check the details to see what it is.
Our contributor Fernando Simon a few hours ago posted an article about Exadata X8M where it can be viewed http://www.fernandosimon.com/blog/exadata-x8m/.
Soon more will be available here on the Portal this article and more details about the new services and products.
Andre Luiz Dutra Ontalba
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