Oracle showcases innovations for multicloud observability and management

From Mughees Minhas (Senior Vice President of Product Management, Enterprise and Cloud Manageability)

I have some exciting news to share with you on our observability and management solutions. Please join me live January 25, 2023 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET as I share an update on the most important innovations we have delivered recently. During this livestream event,  I will demonstrate the new capabilities and answer your questions live with my team of architects, developers, and product managers.

We’ll provide examples on why Oracle should be considered as a strategic partner in your application, infrastructure management, and observability strategy.

Then, I will cover the key capabilities added to the platform, and finally what others are saying about our solution. I hope you enjoy this blog.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Operations Insights now supports Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure

Exadata Insights application within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Operations Insights service now has support for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure in the Oracle public cloud.

Exadata Insights provides a holistic view of all Exadata systems across your enterprise (on-premises and cloud) to help you optimize their capacity for your proactive planning and database consolidation use cases.

Key Exadata Insights capabilities

OCI Operations Insights enables business executives, database professionals, or those in IT Ops or DevOps roles to make informed, data-driven compute resource, and performance management decisions. Key Operations Insights Exadata Insights capabilities include:

  • Ability to analyze resource usage of databases, Exadata systems, and hosts across the enterprise
  • Forecast future demand for resources based on historical trends
  • Compare SQL performance across databases and identify common patterns
  • Identify SQL performance trends across databases enterprise-wide
  • Support of Exadata on-premises and the cloud

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 12 (13.5.0.12) is now available

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5.0.12 download available on My Oracle Support

Release Updates (RUs) are the agile way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes quickly to customers, so they don’t have to wait for a major release. RUs are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current RU as soon as possible.

Access the download on My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

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Host Monitoring just got easier in Stack Monitoring

Last September, we introduced support for host observability with Stack Monitoring.  Stack Monitoring focuses on the discovery and monitoring of applications and application stack technologies such as Oracle Database, WebLogic Server, and E-Business Suite.  With host monitoring, operations teams get more complete visibility into the application tech stack, enabling them to correlate possible application performance degradation with status or resource utilization issues of the underlying on-premises hosts or OCI compute instances on which their applications are running.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10) is now available

Release Updates Details

Release Updates (RUs) are the agile way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes quickly to customers, so they don’t have to wait for a major release. RUs are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current RU as soon as possible.

Access the download on My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9) is now available

Download available on My Oracle Support

Release Updates Details

Release Updates (RUs) are the agile way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes quickly to customers, so they don’t have to wait for a major release. Release Updates are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible.

Access the download on My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

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Migrate Oracle Databases with a safety net using Migration Workbench

Businesses are on a journey to migrate legacy Oracle Databases to new versions and new platforms. These new platforms could be cloud or Exadata Engineered Systems. Architects and Administrators want a solution to securely migrate these databases with minimal downtime and ensure migrated databases are performant for applications’ seamless interaction.

Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench helps you quickly and securely migrate databases to various destinations like new Exadata, ExaCC, ExaCS, DBCS, and Autonomous. Migrations can be done without impacting the source database thus, ensuring they are fully operational during the migration process and minimizing application downtime.

Migration Workbench can migrate a full database, or only schemas or required tablespaces. It can also migrate source databases to a multi-tenant environment.

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Find performance issues faster with new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Management service features

The new feature enhancements for Database Management (DBM) service in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) help rectify degrading performance trends before they become larger issues. OCI DBM provides a single-pane-of-glass view to track weekly resource trends with a concise overview to manage a healthy database environment. Database groups combine database resources – in the cloud or in a data center – to track the top trending databases across CPU, memory, or throughput usage to efficiently triage at-risk environments. Once a database has been identified as declining in overall performance, the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) can be invoked to assist in identifying the root cause of the degradation.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8) is now available

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8), RU8 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

Release Updates (RUs) are the agile way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes quickly to customers, so they don’t have to wait for a major release. Release Updates are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible.

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Latest new capabilities in OCI Application Performance Monitoring

In a prior blog, we shared enhancements on Oracle Application Performance Monitoring (APM). It was well received, so we thought we would summarize another set of updates that happened in the last couple of months. 

Dedicated Vantage Points

Synthetic monitoring allows for proactively generated user transactions on-demand, from various vantage points, and analysis of the sytem response just like end users would.  This way, problem detection occurs before they are reported by users. Many of our customers applications are deployed on-premises or within secure networks and they could not be tested from a public vantage point. Often, these secure applications APIs also need to be tested in order to integrate with other applications. APM’s monitors allow you to meet all these requirements. With APM Dedicated Vantage Pointset up you can run APM monitors. Dedicated Vantage Points define a secure location within a tenancy, give complete control over network settings, and enable endpoint monitoring for endpoints that are not publicly accessible.

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