The Killer Application Platform by Oracle

The Killer Application Platform by Oracle

In 1980, BYTE magazine wrote “VisiCalc is the first program available on a microcomputer that has been responsible for sales of entire systems”. BYTE magazine of course was referring to the Apple II platform, who initial success was attributed to a must have spreadsheet application available for it called VisiCalc.

Of course this was not sole instance where a “Killer Application” was the primary driver for the success of a hardware platform that it favored to operate upon and this beneficial relationship between application and platform was repeated many times in the brief history of the computer industry. In a more recent trend, convergence has become the norm in the computer industry as organizations continuously seek better, faster and lower cost solutions to help continuously drive innovation.

So what happens when you combine killer applications from Oracle with engineered converged systems from Oracle? The Killer Application Platform “Oracle on Oracle” is what happens and the benefits are easy to both see and understand.

Top to bottom solutions involving killer applications and platforms that you actually want all from one vendor all engineered to work together, including but not limited to:

  • Applications
  • Middleware
  • Database
  • Operating Systems
  • Virtualization
  • Servers
  • Storage

Engineered to work together like no other vendor can because no other vendor dominates the Killer Application as well as the Killer Platform space like Oracle does in the cloud, in your datacenter and in between.

Simply put, Oracle on Oracle provides new levels of performance, availability and manageability not achievable with heterogeneous solutions. How does Oracle achieve this new level of integration, by combining and integrating the individual stacks in ways that provide explosive benefits throughout the solutions layers.

  • In the servers, new CPU’s extensions and hardware components designed to accelerate Oracle software like Oracle Databases, Oracle Java and the ever increasing encryption workload required by today’s compliant systems.
  • In the operating system, new virtual memory management code to directly benefit Oracle Databases for both PGA and SGA allocation and allow for dynamic resizing. Improved lower level functional calls such as mmap() that directly benefit Oracle and its application response time. Greater system visibility by leveraging and incorporating DTrace at the Database level. As well as optimization to security, audit and management to allow for system and application to be managed as one, rather than two separate components.
  • In the virtualization layer, with Oracle VM for SPARC designed to provide the flexibility of software partitioning technology, with the isolation, performance and robustness of hardware partitioning technology.
  • In the storage layer, with Hybrid Columnar Compression and Intelligent Storage Protocol enabling capabilities to enhance and accelerate Oracle Database performance like no other storage platform can.

This level of convergence and integration has only just begun at Oracle and already it has produced a dizzying array of engineered appliances like Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, Big Data and the Oracle Database Appliance to help scale and accelerate applications that you actually want like E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards as well a vast list of other software products and software solutions under the Oracle portfolio and this is only the beginning for Oracle.

Of course many of the benefits of the engineered appliances are also readily found in the very products that make them up such as SPARC systems, Solaris 11, Oracle VM for SPARC and ZFS Storage Appliances, which are all designed to work with and accelerate Oracle software solutions.

So when it comes to the choice of your next platform to run your killer application by Oracle, it only makes sense to insure that it runs on the Killer Application Platform by the company of the same name.


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