Oracle focuses on prepping databases as a service

The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager focuses on enabling database as a service

As it preps Oracle Enterprise Manager to run private clouds, Oracle has released an update to the management software that offers the ability for organizations to offer production-ready databases as a service.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c release 4 is the first version of the software to "offer enterprise-grade databases as a service with high availability and disaster recovery," said Dan Koloski, senior director of product management for the Oracle Enterprise Manager line of software. "We want our customers consume their databases in an agile environment."

The new release also offers advancements in managing middleware and in access control.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is aimed at managing large deployments of hardware and software, both from Oracle and other vendors. With the Enterprise Manager 12c release in 2011, Oracle built in tools to deploy, meter, manage and optimize private clouds within the enterprise. The software provides an API (application programming interface)-based service catalogue that would allow an organization's business units to easily provision database, middleware and infrastructure services.

With the new release, the company has improved the process for deploying the Oracle 12C database through Oracle Enterprise Manager. The software can orchestrate the setup of the new database, and can roll back changes should the installation fail. The software can also diagnose problems and potential issues.

The company also offers a rapid start kit, which automates Oracle's best practices for setting up database services that can be provisioned by users. If an organization's IT department wants to provide such services, "we can give you the best knowledge about the optimal way of doing that setup," Koloski said.

The software also provides an updated overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c, the latest edition of Oracle's enterprise Java application support software. The updated software provides the capability to diagnose potential issues within a Java virtual machine. Administrators can also provision middleware according to a service oriented architecture (SOA).

Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 comes with a number of other features as well. The software can now recognize roles and credentials assigned to users, allowing for more fine-grained access control. System security is now handled by a single console.

This release is also the first version of the software that supports version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the protocol for managing network devices. The latest version of SNMP supports encryption.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags System suitesUtilitiesmiddlewaresoftwareOracle

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joab Jackson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?