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Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part III ...

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers

7 Oct 2013 Paris - Bull has launched Bull Optimal Database Booster (ODB): a solution designed and developed by the Bull Center of Expertise, to boost the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala server family.

Bull Optimal Database Booster (ODB) pushes back the boundaries of traditional storage, by moving all or part of the Oracle database over to more powerful storage, through the use of virtual disks running on high-performance components. ODB allows the most appropriate Oracle database objects to be moved at any particular time to be visualized, along with an assessment of the resulting potential performance improvements. As a result, application queries can be run up to ten times faster, no matter what type of application is involved.

"Experts from the Bull Oracle Center of Expertise have employed all their know-how to develop ODB, so as to enable better use of both server and storage resources, while at the same time significantly improving Oracle database performance for our Escala customers", stressed Olivier Gaumont, Director of Enterprise Servers & Storage at Bull.

ODB is easily installed as part of an existing server and storage architecture, with no need to modify the application code or migrate the database.

Thanks to an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), ODB enables administrative tasks relating to the reorganisation of the Oracle database to be automated and monitored, with no need for highly qualified system or database administrators to get involved.

ODB has been designed for maximum data protection, even in the case of system breakdown or disasters. Internal Oracle mechanisms or Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) ensure data resilience.

ODB allows customers to reduce capital expenditure, by optimizing server and storage resources while also delivery the required performance. Because there are fewer tedious administrative and tuning tasks, operating costs are also kept to a minimum. There is no need to buy any additional Oracle licenses, because ODB does not require any additional processors to run.

Thanks to their leading-edge reliability, availability and ease of maintenance - inspired by mainframe technology - as well as their high levels of security, unrivalled performance and excellent price/performance ratios, for many years now Bull Escala servers have been the platform of choice for critical applications, especially Oracle databases.

Their impressive scalability guarantees the sustainability of customers' IT investments over the long term. ODB takes full advantage of the Escala POWER 7 servers' huge RAM, for spectacular acceleration of Oracle database performance.
Source: Bull

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-14

Special

Big Data analytics: a complex story of disruptive hype countered with converging technologies ...

Big Data forcing enterprises to look into the direction of HPC solutions ...

River no longer too deep between HPC and data intensive computing ...

HPC is HPC, and enterprise is enterprise, and never the twain shall meet? Can Big Data be the catalyst? ...

High Performance Data Analysis ecosystem to grow to more than $2 billion by 2016 ...

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part III ...

The Cloud

Contrail project partners to release version R1.3 of the Contrail software ...

Fujitsu begins global packaged sales of "SPATIOWL" location data Cloud service ...

Dynamically managing network bandwidth in a Cloud ...

EuroFlash

The Transinsight Award for Semantic Intelligence goes to the "Wishart" team from the University of Alberta, Canada ...

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission ...

CGG slashes development time with Allinea DDT ...

Bull launches GCOS7 V12 for its large mainframes ...

Bull launches Bull Optimal Database Booster, to optimize the performance of Oracle databases running on its Escala servers ...

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies ...

DataDirect Networks' scalable, high-performance storage powers Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's worldwide research efforts to reduce global health burden ...

The Human Brain Project has begun ...

Intel and Janssen Pharmaceutica to collaborate with imec and 5 Flemish universities to open ExaScience Life Lab ...

PRACE to showcase the principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) ...

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes for multiscale models development ...

USFlash

Jack Dongarra receives high honour for supercomputing accomplishments ...

Cray enhances coprocessor and accelerator programming with support for OpenACC 2.0 ...

NCSA joins OpenSFS ...

Juniper Networks enables the discovery of new data insights in IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab ...

Louisiana State University researchers awarded nearly $1 million for Big Data research ...

Winchester Systems introduces FlashDisk RAID arrays with iSCSI 10Gb ...