Oracle on the SDDC – CPBU 2017

Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC Developments 2017H1

Many positive developments have materialized over the past few months pertaining to the subject of Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC.  This blog entry will both summarize the individual developments as well as highlight the important aspects of each item.


VMware and Oracle Collaborate to Enable Advanced Security Features of Oracle Mobile Enterprise Applications

The Oracle Mobile Business Applications (OMBA) and the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (OMCS) can now be managed on VMware Workspace One and Airwatch.  The collaborative effort is described in detail in the below press release constitutes a major breakthrough in the longstanding partnership between Oracle and VMware.  All Oracle applications and the RDBMS have been supported when running on vSphere since 2007 (Metalink note: 249212.1) and independently by the specialized VMware Global Support Services Oracle team.  This public collaboration brings together the platform maturity and security provided by Workspace One and Airwatch with the functional capability of the OMBA Suite.

Members of the VMware Experts Program Oracle Branch were interviewed and they overwhelmingly agreed that the security benefits brought to the OMCA suite through this collaboration will are critical to customer success.


VMware Experts Program – Oracle Branch

The VMware Experts Program 2017 events are dedicated exclusively to the Oracle Branch. VMware and the CPBU hosted 12 new Oracle-Experts attendees as well as 6 alumni at the event in Palo Alto in April.  The event featured 18 technical sessions and executive addresses from Shekar Ayyer VMware Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and, R&D Corporate Development and Kit Colbert Cloud Platform BU CTO. Joining Shekar and Kit was Scott Dietzen CEO of Pure Storage to complete the all-star Executive Cast. Speaking of All-Stars, the group attended an MLB Game at AT&T Park in a Suite sponsored by VMware Experts Program partner Pure Storage. The game, like the event was fast-paced, intense and full of extra content as the Giants won when Hunter Pence extended the last at-bat in the 10th inning to 9 pitches before knocking in the winning run.

The EMEA VMware Experts Oracle event was successfully completed July 18-20 and introduced new program members from across Europe to include Finland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Ireland and Russia. The hospitality of the VMware Cork crew was amazing as VP Karen Egan and Yvonne Murphy hosted the event and welcomed the new VMware Oracle Experts into the program.

The montage video for the Palo Alto event is linked below.



Mike Corey Blog on VMware Experts Database Program


 Oracle On vSphere Licensing

The “Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing Guide” 2017 version has been complete and is available on the BCA Homepage Oracle section.  This landmark document, originally established in 2010 as a project of the Cloud Platform Business Unit (CPBU) has been developed and fine-tuned through a number of iterations since the original version by internal and external contributors. VMware extends specials thanks to Dave Welch and House of Brick for having contributed mightily to each version.  Strict rules for language translation have been published and are available by contacting Don Sullivan

The Oracle Licensing webinar “Straight Talk on Oracle on vSphere Licensing” 2017 is also available on the BCA Homepage Oracle section.


Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5

Todd Muirhead and the Performance Engineering team in collaboration with IBM (Storage) have developed a new Oracle related performance paper focused on classic Monster VMs with an impressive I/O related component. Following the landmark “Capstone” project from 2015 Todd, aided by IBM has once again proven that with vSphere 6.5, the adage “No Application Left Behind” is truer than ever.


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