Peek into Oracle’s Fusion & SaaS Business Performance

Oracle Fusion Saas BusinessAfter outlining the Project Fusion in early 2005, Oracle Corp undertook what became a six-year effort to modernize its core business applications. It is clear that Oracle has made Fusion a focus for the company and continued investment in this area with a steady cadence of updates since its initial release.

With the new release of Fusion, applications share common middleware (easier to integrate) and embed analytics (something that was arguably ahead of its time) and customers have the option of running their applications either on premise or in the cloud via software as a service (SaaS). The initial success of Fusion is much debated and the product still has not driven a re-acceleration in Oracle’s applications (more…)

Where has SaaS Succeeded ? Where Saas Needs Effort to Move to Cloud?

SaaS on Cloud SuccessToday, every company is a software company (recent Forbes article) and software is eating the world (entrepreneur Mark Andreessen). The demand for software applications is being driven by the business owners [BO], who historically relied on their internal IT departments who have often failed to deliver on software development projects in a timely or satisfactory manner. These Business owners were first to latch onto SaaS. SaaS not only takes advantage of the ubiquitous web-based client, but is run as a service by the vendor, enabling customers to immediately have access to new capabilities with little up-front investment . These benefits, among others, have enabled SaaS as a category to take share from traditional on-premise software. This ability of SaaS applications to keep up with the requirements of faster-moving business owners have parallels to drivers of cloud infrastructure adoption including agile development.

The ownership of software development is driving (more…)

HANA Optimizations & Value Addition to CORE SAP Suite

HANA In-Memory ERP OptimizationsMuch focus around HANA has been on the differentiated in-memory architecture and advantages the technology has over traditional relational databases, such as provided by Oracle. In fact, significant ripple has been felt by Oracle shares as HANA has become a proxy for innovation in database that ultimately could challenge Oracle’s dominance in database. In the context of the $30B database market, HANA, in theory, has the potential to be a large business. While it is early in the product’s development, we see little evidence that HANA can live up to this excitement.

HANA’s in-memory architecture is optimized for columnar operations and thus the first application was in the analytics space, specifically as the new foundation (more…)

Oracle Focused on in-memory, Cloud strategy

Oracle- CloudDatabase Giant, Oracle is looking to take advantage of CPU, DRAM, and Flash memory architectures to deliver in-memory solutions that enhance transaction processing and analytics. Along these lines, Oracle highlighted a comprehensive in-memory solution stack including the inmemory Exalytics appliance, in-memory middleware and business analytics, in-memory data cache (Times Ten) and the Oracle in-memory data grid (through Coherence), the inmemory
database (Times Ten) and an in-memory compute platform.

In-memory option for the Oracle 12c Database. With this option, the company expects to drive 100x faster queries and real-time analytics against OLTP or data warehouses, while also doubling transaction processing rates (i.e. insert rows 3-4x faster). In part, these improvements are (more…)