Oracle and Microsoft Bring Enterprise Cloud Interoperability to European Customers

This week, Oracle and Microsoft are extending their cloud partnership with a new cloud interconnect location in Amsterdam. This is good news for the many local businesses that rely on software from both companies. The new Amsterdam interconnect will enable these businesses to share data across applications running in Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

Read the complete article by Vinay Kumar, vice president, product management

Independent Study Finds Managing Databases with Enterprise Manager Results in 60%

Customer interviews and research conducted by Pique Solutions were the basis of this study that quantifies the value our users are experiencing. The study includes in-depth interviews with users who shared before and after experiences of using Enterprise Manager. Pique Solutions then created a model and applied the findings for realistic quantification of the benefits. The study finds users can expect an ROI of 60% over a 3-year period.

Read the complete article by Moe Fardoost

Oracle Builds on Cloud Momentum with Five New Regions Worldwide

Oracle added local regions in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Australia (Melbourne), Japan (Osaka), Canada (Montreal), and The Netherlands (Amsterdam). As of today, all of them are open for business and available in the Oracle Cloud Console. We’ve already opened 10 cloud regions in the last six months, and with these five new regions, we now have Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud available in 21 fully independent locations. We’re well on our way to having 36 cloud regions available by the end of 2020.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 is now available for download

Just to let you know, the new Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 release is now available for download!

To download it, you can either visit the Oracle Enterprise Manager downloads page or visit the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

For more information about what’s in this release of Oracle Enterprise Manager, visit the following resources:

Several third-parties also wrote about this release of Oracle Enterprise Manager.  Some of their articles are below:

In addition to the features described in the links above (some of which will be fully-delivered via follow-on Bundle Patches to the 13.4 base release), this version of Oracle Enterprise Manager includes new stack uptakes of Oracle Middleware 12.2.1.3, Perl 5.28.1 and Java Development Kit (JDK) 8.  Also, as part of this release, the following Enterprise Manager Plug-Ins have been updated to 13.4.1.0.0 (you will see this listed in Enterprise Manager Self-Update).

  • Enterprise Manager for Storage Management Framework
  • Enterprise Manager for Systems Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Exadata
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtualization
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtual Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Cloud Application
  • Enterprise Manager for Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Siebel
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Consolidation Planning & Chargeback
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database
  • Enterprise Manager for Cloud Services Management
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Cloud Framework
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Big Data Appliance
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle ORAchk Health Checks
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall

Enterprise Manager CIS Benchmark Certification Eases Adoption of Secure Database Best Practices

It only takes a single mistake for the “bad guys” to be able to exploit a misconfiguration and exfiltrate your data. Thanks to the Center for Internet Security, Oracle Database users can avoid such scenarios by following the best practices defined by CIS.  With the high rate of change in DevOps-oriented development teams and the profilferation of data across on-premise and cloud environments, database administrators now have an easy way to comply with these standards right within Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Read the complete article by Dan Koloski

Fall 2019 Update to Oracle Enterprise Manager App on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Get started using OEM 13c on OCI using the Oracle Enterprise Manager app in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The Cloud Marketplace image of EM13c now is based on the 13.3PG Bundle Patch release and installs on an Oracle Database 19.3c.

  • The Enterprise Manager version deployed by the app is the 13.3PG Release with the latest Aug 2019 Bundle Patch for the OMS & Agent Platform.
  • The Database version deployed by the app for the OMR is Oracle Database 19.3c.
  • The Linux host leverages the latest OCI Linux image: OEL 7.7 – which includes a variety of security fixes.
  • The included WebLogic for Oracle Enterprise Manager has been updated with the latest security patches.
  • We’ve updated the Java Development Kit (JDK) to the latest JDK certified for Oracle Enterprise Manager (JDK build 1.7.0_231).
  • We’ve included the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager Diagnostic Kit, which is EMDIAG Version 19.08.01.

Announcing a Certified VMware Solution on Oracle Cloud

At OpenWorld 2019, the two companies announced a groundbreaking partnership, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, that will accelerate the pace of digital transformation for organizations around the world. For the first time, customers can now build VMware virtual server environments natively on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. They can do so with full operational equivalence to their on-premises VMware environments, using VMware management tools to manage resources in their own data centers and in Oracle Cloud.

Read the complete article by Vinay Shivagange Chandrashekar