Oracle's Dr. DBA: Run, Not Walk, to Oracle Enterprise Manager

Sep 11, 2003, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corp.

    ORACLEWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle's
 Ken Jacobs, "Dr. DBA," gave OracleWorld attendees welcome news today -- that
 their systems will be incredibly easy to install, clone and manage with Oracle
 10g, and especially so within enterprise grids.
     Jacobs spoke to a wealth of new features in Oracle's software management
 environment -- Oracle Enterprise Manager -- that will help DBAs and system
 administrators become "more productive, more thoughtful and more valuable" to
 their organizations.
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     "I've got three words to describe the very important advances in the new
 Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g," Jacobs said.  "It's aware of its own
 environment, it's proactive and intelligent."
     Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g is designed to easily manage entire
 enterprise grids and their underlying software -- the Oracle Database and
 Application Server.  According to Jacobs, Oracle's management console helps
 DBAs and system administrators manage their systems "end-to-end." They will be
 able to monitor service levels, performance, automate tasks, do backup and
 recovery, among other things, in a unified way and across groups of computers,
 or grids.
     "You can establish standards for across the grid, set metrics and
 thresholds for performance that will automatically generate warnings or
 critical alerts," he explained. "You can also apply standards for security."
     Speaking to security, Jacobs highlighted it as one of Oracle Enterprise
 Manager's key features.  The "Critical Patch" facility automates the
 discovery, tracking and scheduling of software patches.  Software patching has
 become critical since the Microsoft SQL Slammer virus exposed the issue
 broadly -- security patches had been available for the virus, but not applied,
 crippling systems around the world.  With Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g, the
 Oracle software automatically alerts administrators to critical patches, pulls
 them down into a repository and recommends where the patches should be
     Jacobs also introduced "My and your friend Adam," which is really ADDM,
 Oracle's built-in Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor.  Calling it "an
 expert in a box," Jacobs demonstrated how this automated feature will help
 administrators uncover more than 75 specific kinds of issues ranging from
 performance bottlenecks to memory shortages.
     Jacobs highlighted two other important features:  rolling upgrades and
 "EM2Go."  Oracle 10g will allow customers to apply patches without taking the
 system down through a process known as a rolling upgrade.  EM2Go will allow
 administrators to manage systems from anywhere through an HTML browser and
 through wireless PDAs.
     Beyond the new automated, ease-of-use features of Oracle's Enterprise
 Manager, the forthcoming Oracle Database 10g will come on a single CD and can
 be installed within 20 minutes with out-of-the-box configuration, Jacobs said.
 For Oracle's software partners, Oracle will provide a "silent install" that
 makes it even easier to embed Oracle's database within their applications.
     Jacobs concluded his speech by encouraging the audience to start taking
 advantage of the new enhancements.
     "You can start with existing hardware, clusters and application server
 farms, use your current software and move to 10g incrementally," Jacobs
 explained.  "Oracle 10g ushers in a new era.  Oracle 10g powers the grid and I
 hope you all will run with it."
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