Myles GilsenanAuthor

April 22, 2019 - Should You Move Your Enterprise Data Warehouse to the Cloud?

Myles Gilsenan

In many companies, the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) plays a central role in information analysis and decision making. For companies that have them, EDW’s often represent a significant investment in terms of time, cost and resources. They are often used by multiple business units and departments either natively or as a source of data for local data marts. Re-platforming or replacing them can be a significant effort with a large impact on the organization as a whole. Most data warehouses that have been developed prior to the last several years were developed as on-premise or hosted solutions. So, it is natural for there to be some hesitancy when considering a move to the cloud. That said, over the past couple of years, cloud data warehouses now come with some compelling benefits that make it worthwhile to consider the option. First, let’s review some of the benefits of cloud data warehouses, then we will discuss some considerations for deciding whether moving the EDW to the cloud is the right decision for your organization. 

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Bill SaltysAuthor

February 26, 2019 - Licensing and Support for Oracle Applications on AWS

Bill Saltys

Moving Your Legacy Applications to Cloud

One of the most frequent questions that we are asked by customers is whether their Oracle license and support will remain valid when running on Amazon Web Services (“AWS”). The short answer is ‘yes’.

There is a growing number of our customers that have made the move in order to realize the benefits inherent with on demand, utility-based cloud as well as AWS maturity and breadth of services. For additional insight, listen to customer experience and resulting operational gains at Integer Holdings Corp (NYSE: ITGR) cited during excerpts of a recent session, “Migrating Oracle Applications to AWS Cloud”. Continue reading “Licensing and Support for Oracle Applications on AWS”

Peter SalamancaAuthor

February 19, 2019 - Why the Private Cloud Is Like Having Your Own Personal Yacht

Peter Salamanca

What organizations would put servers in a Private Cloud? There are many companies who have chosen or are considering putting their environments in the Private Cloud. The move to giants like Amazon Web Services (AWS) is inevitable for all companies as the value of utility cloud computing is proven. While the breadth of services that the Public Cloud platforms currently offer far outweigh what can be offered in a Private Cloud, there are benefits to the Private Cloud that you should consider. Many companies have legacy applications on-premises and they aren’t ready to lose physical touch with them. (We affectionately call these people server huggers.) On the other hand, the company may have risk, compliance, and governance requirements that drive toward the Private Cloud. These folks want (or need) their applications to run in a more controlled and segregated environment. This is where the Private Cloud comes into play.

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Sharlena ColesAuthor

February 13, 2019 - The New Features I Love About Oracle HCM Cloud 19A

Sharlena Coles

In this latest HCM blog, I am pleased to highlight a few of the new and improved features and functionality for Oracle HCM Cloud 19A. You will be excited to know that most of these new features are customer driven, customer focused, and customer supported. Here is a quick excerpt of the new features along with tips on how to get them enabled in your current HCM Cloud environment.

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Peter SalamancaAuthor

December 17, 2018 - How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

Peter Salamanca

Gartner published its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as Service, Worldwide earlier this year. What stood out for me in this recent MQ was one of the cautions provided for Amazon Web Services, which ranked the highest (amongst the other vendors evaluated) for completeness of vision and the ability to execute. I have quoted the caution below because it offers some practical advice that I would like to address.

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Srinath JambojuAuthor

August 16, 2018 - Features To Love About AWS EC2 Systems Manager

Srinath Jamboju

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (SSM) is a collection of capabilities that can automate management tasks such as collecting system inventory, applying operating system patches, automating the creation of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and configuring operating systems and applications at scale. With SSM you can remotely and securely manage the configuration of managed instances.

In this blog post, I will share the features I love about AWS EC2 Systems Manager. Continue reading “Features To Love About AWS EC2 Systems Manager”