San Francisco : In line with the current cloud-based platforms that global software major Oracle is offering, Indian IT consulting and system integration services company Wipro has announced a new Experience As-A-Service (EaaS) platform that will help build a true personalised cloud environment for its customers.
Addressing the jam-packed Moscone centre here on the third day of the Oracle's OpenWorld 2015 conference on October 27, Abid Ali Neemuchwala, group president and chief operating officer, said that at Wipro, they realise that the digital transformation is here and time has come to move into As-A-Service digital economy that Oracle is currently offering to the world.
Our world is changing. We are turning into a download personality, especially the millennials. They are paying to buy experiences. And the new world order is all about enterprises being able to deliver experiences for immediate gratifications," he said.
Consumers are buying digital experiences. It is fundamentally changing our business models. The time is here to integrate the old economy model into the new economy model," Neemuchwala added. Traditional companies will have to shun the old world order into the new and information technology, especially the cloud applications and platforms, will make this happen, he said.
We are simplifying legacy environments and helping our customers move into being digital. The time is to deliver the experience you want to see as the end user," he told the gathering. To make this happen in a better and efficient way, Wipro has a creative partnership with Oracle across its diverse cloud portfolio.
Wipro has also received the "Oracle Excellence Award" for this year for an excellent performance across the IT spectrum.�Wipro is already a diamond partner with Oracle. In the near future, we could become a strategic partner to provide customers a real cloud experience," Neemuchwala said.
The five-day event is witnessing some of the technology's greatest minds brainstorm on the future of the enterprise, Oracle's integrated cloud platform and the new era of secure computing. The conference, which runs October 25-29, is taking place at 18 locations throughout downtown San Francisco with the iconic Moscone Centre serving as its epicentre.�Over 60,000 people including Oracle partners, customers and developers from 141 countries have gathered for the OpenWorld and JavaOne conferences.
Oracle launches silicon-based microprocessor for better security, efficiency
Not just being a leader in providing integrated cloud platforms and new-age Java, global software major Oracle has launched what is described as the world's first microprocessor with enhanced security and better efficiency while running databases. At the OpenWorld 2015 conference here, Oracle introduced SPARC M7 processor which incorporates unique hard-wired security and performance functions using a technique known as "software in silicon".
The future data centre is completely encrypted, and this is the first processor that enables that," said John Fowler, Oracle's executive vice president for systems. We're providing very highly integrated and co-engineered products that include hardware and software," he added. The SPARC M7 processor is the result of five-and-a-half years of co-development by engineers from Oracle and Sun Microsystems which Oracle acquired in 2010.
The goal was to incorporate certain functions normally found in software directly into the microprocessor itself. It's the product of a very disciplined, empirical, and engineering-driven activity," Fowler noted, adding: "I see the SPARC M7 as a silicon expression of Oracle's strategy. The SPARC M7 incorporates silicon-embedded advancements primarily in two areas: security and performance.
Another advanced security capability hard-wired into the SPARC M7 involves memory protection. Known as "Silicon Secured Memory", this feature recognises an illegal memory reference "when an application attempts to access memory that's dedicated to another application" and stops it. Illegal memory references cause vulnerabilities like buffer overflows that hackers can exploit.
Because "Silicon Secured Memory" works at the processor level, it has minimal performance overhead, unlike software, which affects processing significantly. It is not only a security feature - it is a programming best-practices tool which, when added to the processor, and enabled for all applications, can eliminate a pretty broad class of compromises," Fowler explained.
In terms of performance, the SPARC M7 chip speeds up in-memory database operations by dispatching duties - scanning data and joining rows - normally performed in SQL (structured query language) processing. Two new standalone servers, SPARC T7 and SPARC M7, that were also launched provide entry points that take advantage of the new processor's unique embedded performance and security functions. The new version of Oracle Solaris, 11.3, contributes to end-to-end security by supporting network encryption as well as live" transfers of encrypted virtual machines from one server to another.(IANS)