Dell Announces Data Analytics Solutions For Mid-Sized Companies

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Dell and Oracle help customers deploy Oracle Business Intelligence applications

Dell has unveiled a series of new solutions across its enterprise infrastructure and software portfolios that it says can help customers simplify the deployment of Oracle-based solutions, from mid-sized customers to large scale enterprises.

The new offerings, announced at Oracle Open World in San Francisco this week, further address customer demands for integrated solutions from the two companies.

Dell integrated systems for Oracle Business Analytics

Dell has announced a purpose-built Integrated System designed specifically for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to help customers achieve quicker business insights and agility. According to the Future Ready IT survey, as customers look for ways to optimise workloads, most are considering purchasing new appliances to help meet those needs. With the Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics, Dells says that customers from small businesses to large enterprises can quickly and cost effectively migrate to, and accelerate Oracle BI infrastructures to meet their data analytic needs today, and easily scale in the future.

Oracle Open WorldThe Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics is a pre-integrated, flexible and easy-to-deploy solution that enables customers to quickly and cost-effectively implement for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. To ensure quick deployment, the solution can be deployed with the Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Database and Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases to rapidly deliver IT resources, maximise efficiency of IT, and strengthen IT service with resilient, replicable, and affordable platform optimisation.

The Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Business Analytics pre-bundles Dell PowerEdge infrastructure technology and Dell claims it provides customers with significant performance gains and cost savings over similar pre-packaged appliance solutions available today.

Dell storage plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager

Dell plans to offer customers the Dell Storage Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager for SC Series (Compellent) storage arrays. This new plug-in can provide Oracle Database administrators with visibility into their storage infrastructure with granular metrics to help identify storage bottlenecks and issues. Customers could also benefit from relationship information between database files, hosts, storage arrays, and storage volumes that provide information to troubleshoot Oracle storage environments quickly and effectively. The new Dell Storage SC Series plug-in will be available to early adopters this autumn and all customers in early 2015.

Dell Software enhances Toad for Oracle

To better help companies of all sizes get the most out of their Oracle investments, Dell Software has unveiled several enhancements to its Toad family of database development, administration and analysis tools. With one of the industry’s largest user groups, the Toad World community has more than 3 million annual visitors.

 Dell Software’s database development and administration solution, Toad for Oracle, is said to enable developers and DBAs of all skill and experience levels to work with greater efficiency and accuracy. With Toad for Oracle, database professionals can connect with peers, community members and experts, all without leaving Toad. The latest release, version 12.6, features significant upgrades to the product’s Team Coding capabilities to help organisations implement a database development best practices methodology. The newest release of Toad Data Point, version 3.6, includes new data profiling capabilities to help data analysts accelerate data preparation and improve data quality. In addition, a public beta is now open for Toad for Oracle 12.7, which can provide integration into other tools in the Toad product line and feature improved developer collaboration for better team insight.

Dell Software also unveiled a forthcoming release of its SharePlex database replication and near real-time integration solution. The upcoming release, version 8.6, can further expand the product’s heterogeneous database support by enabling users to replicate data from Oracle databases to Microsoft SQL Server, which now joins the list with Oracle, Hadoop, SAP ASE, ODBC, JMS, SQL flat file and XML files as supported replication target platforms.

In addition, Dell Software has announced significant upgrades to its Stat product line. Dell Stat for Oracle E-Business Suite has been enhanced to support Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, while Dell Stat for Oracle’s PeopleSoft has been enhanced to support PeopleTools 8.54, enabling companies to automate Oracle’s PeopleSoft change and release management. Dell Stat includes automated change management for Oracle application upgrades, while helping to ensure virtually no disruption to these mission-critical applications, according to Dell.

Samuel Greenblatt, vice president of Engineered Solutions and Technology, Enterprise Solutions Group, at Dell, said: “Dell is working with Oracle to optimise Dell infrastructure and management capabilities with some of the most widely utilised applications and workloads in enterprises today, accelerating the value customers get from their technology.”

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