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Primeur weekly 2012-10-08

The Cloud

ISC Cloud’12 shared new evolution images from HPC and big data in the Cloud ...

Bright Computing to present data aware Cloud bursting to the SLURM User Group ...

Oracle unveils expanded Oracle Cloud Services portfolio ...

Oracle extends Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management product family with innovative Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduces new tools and programmes for partners ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution bolsters Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University's administrative information system ...

Lending Club selects Oracle ERP Cloud Service to help increase insight and efficiencies ...

Customers live on Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

Oracle continues to extend industry's no. 1 business innovation platform for the enterprise and the Cloud ...

Kwality Dairy selects IBM Cloud to drive supply chain efficiencies ...

Oracle announces ISV integration with Oracle Sales and Marketing Cloud Service ...

Oracle unveils new partner Cloud programmes at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution enhances Kansai University's educational research system platform ...

HP advances software-defined networks with integrated infrastructure, controller and application solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Solaris 11.1 at Oracle OpenWorld ...

VMware simplifies compliance for business-critical applications in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

OProject@Home has been launched ...

EuroFlash

Altair's latest Compute Manager offers built-in 3D and 2D visualization of high-performance computing simulations ...

Green Brain project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain ...

Hi-fi single photons ...

USFlash

Indiana University develops tool to improve NASA polar ice mission ...

Launch of the USA's fastest Genomic Supercomputing Platform reduces cancer genome analysis from months to seconds - One patient every 47 seconds ...

South Australian Research Facility unleashes the Tizard supercomputer ...

Mellanox InfiniBand selected by Fujitsu to accelerate the Australian National University supercomputer ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine ...

Virginia Tech to tackle the Big Data challenges of next-generation sequencing with HokieSpeed ...

Iowa State researchers developing Big Data toolbox to help genome researchers ...

IBM completes acquisition of Texas Memory Systems ...

Brown University awarded $1.5 million for new Big Data tools ...

Cognitech Inc. announces release of industry's fastest mobile and tower supercomputing Forensic Video Workstations ...

Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution enables utility companies to improve efficiency ...

New Zealand Freight Service provider adopts IBM PureSystems for IT consolidation ...

IBM boosts security, Cloud and analytics capabilities with new Power systems, storage and mainframe technologies ...

Sandia builds Android-based network to study cyber disruptions ...

Sandia gains national recognition for sustainable energy management ...

NSF announces interagency progress on administration's Big Data initiative ...

National Science Foundation awards Rutgers $1.4 million to help create ways to analyze Big Data ...

Oracle extends Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management product family with innovative Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine

1 Oct 2012 San Francisco - Oracle has made available the Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine, a 100 percent real-time rating and balance management engine designed using patent-pending technology to process high-volume, next-generation communications services with unprecedented performance and efficiency.

Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine can process more than three billion events per hour on a single Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud system. At this level of performance, the Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine is capable of rating and charging every phone call made in the world each day in real-time.

Skyrocketing data usage, smartphone and tablet proliferation, and consumers' increasing demand for choice and control, are forcing communications service providers (CSPs) to evaluate their current rating and charging capabilities for voice, data, Cloud and machine-to-machine services. Thus, CSPs must consider factors including system performance and scalability, efficiency and business flexibility.

Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine is built on Oracle Coherence - an in-memory data Grid solution enabling distributed computation, parallel transactions, and event processing. Oracle's solution enables CSPs to dynamically scale charging capacity by distributing processing and data across multiple processors for very high-volume and complex communications services.

The solution provides:

  • Extreme Performance and Scale: Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine exhibits high performance with low latency and provides virtually unlimited scale.
  • Processes all rating events rapidly by co-locating data and processing logic within cluster nodes; if one node goes down, the data already exists in back-up in another
  • Provides automatic high availability through the low level replication of data and process. In a separate performance test using a database of 400 million subscribers, Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine processed 500,000 events per second with an average latency of only three milliseconds
  • Enables CSPs to accommodate peak demand (e.g., high call volumes on New Year's Eve) by quickly expanding capacity without service interruption and retracting capacity when demand spikes subside
  • Has been tested, benchmarked and certified to run on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Engineered for Efficiency: Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine drives simplicity in a complex communications industry.
  • Can install in less than ten minutes and is built to run on hardware from commodity hardware to blade servers
  • Allows CSPs to perform zero-downtime upgrades
  • Extends the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management solution with innovative new charging capabilities
  • Integrates with existing applications through open, standards-based interfaces and is pre-integrated with Oracle Communications Pricing Design Center to further streamline product and service introduction
  • Enables centralized management through a single management console with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Real-time to Market and Differentiated Customer Experience: Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine transforms how communications industry innovation is delivered and monetized and supports a unique customer experience.
  • Enables service providers to process rating and charging functions in real-time, supporting unprecedented flexibility in the design and delivery of innovative services and offers
  • Provides patent-pending "advice of promotion" technology, which allows CSPs to alert customers to relevant offers in real-time, based on their profile and current usage pattern

"With the mobile market growing rapidly and moving away from 'all-you-can-eat' pricing plans, communications service providers must invest in operational capabilities to better position themselves to deliver a personalized user experience and monetize new service offerings. As a result, features such as high availability, scalability and flexible rating rules are becoming must-haves in the real-time charging market to support CSPs' new business models", stated Shira Levine, directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy, Infonetics Research.

"This next evolution of the Oracle family of rating and charging solutions is an exciting step forward for communications service providers. It enables both large and small operators to scale their billing systems to support next-generation communications services, including data-intensive and machine-to-machine transactions. The 100 percent on-line rating and balance management solution provides CSPs with the extreme performance they require to meet consumer demands", stated Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2012-10-08

The Cloud

ISC Cloud’12 shared new evolution images from HPC and big data in the Cloud ...

Bright Computing to present data aware Cloud bursting to the SLURM User Group ...

Oracle unveils expanded Oracle Cloud Services portfolio ...

Oracle extends Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management product family with innovative Oracle Communications Elastic Charging Engine ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduces new tools and programmes for partners ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution bolsters Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University's administrative information system ...

Lending Club selects Oracle ERP Cloud Service to help increase insight and efficiencies ...

Customers live on Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

Oracle continues to extend industry's no. 1 business innovation platform for the enterprise and the Cloud ...

Kwality Dairy selects IBM Cloud to drive supply chain efficiencies ...

Oracle announces ISV integration with Oracle Sales and Marketing Cloud Service ...

Oracle unveils new partner Cloud programmes at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 ...

Fujitsu Cloud solution enhances Kansai University's educational research system platform ...

HP advances software-defined networks with integrated infrastructure, controller and application solutions ...

Oracle announces Oracle Solaris 11.1 at Oracle OpenWorld ...

VMware simplifies compliance for business-critical applications in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

OProject@Home has been launched ...

EuroFlash

Altair's latest Compute Manager offers built-in 3D and 2D visualization of high-performance computing simulations ...

Green Brain project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain ...

Hi-fi single photons ...

USFlash

Indiana University develops tool to improve NASA polar ice mission ...

Launch of the USA's fastest Genomic Supercomputing Platform reduces cancer genome analysis from months to seconds - One patient every 47 seconds ...

South Australian Research Facility unleashes the Tizard supercomputer ...

Mellanox InfiniBand selected by Fujitsu to accelerate the Australian National University supercomputer ...

Oracle announces Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine ...

Virginia Tech to tackle the Big Data challenges of next-generation sequencing with HokieSpeed ...

Iowa State researchers developing Big Data toolbox to help genome researchers ...

IBM completes acquisition of Texas Memory Systems ...

Brown University awarded $1.5 million for new Big Data tools ...

Cognitech Inc. announces release of industry's fastest mobile and tower supercomputing Forensic Video Workstations ...

Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution enables utility companies to improve efficiency ...

New Zealand Freight Service provider adopts IBM PureSystems for IT consolidation ...

IBM boosts security, Cloud and analytics capabilities with new Power systems, storage and mainframe technologies ...

Sandia builds Android-based network to study cyber disruptions ...

Sandia gains national recognition for sustainable energy management ...

NSF announces interagency progress on administration's Big Data initiative ...

National Science Foundation awards Rutgers $1.4 million to help create ways to analyze Big Data ...