Oracle Database ! Multi-Model Capabilities.

Everything revolves around DATA. One of the challenges for an Organization is to quickly adapt to the ever changing Business User Needs. These needs are driven by Competition and Business Users Responsible for the Company’s Growth at the same time remain Competitive.

Data Arrives in different format – Structured and Unstructured. It is important to understand the 3V’s of Big Data Technologies. Data arrives in different format (Variety) as these are generated from different sources. Data generation is not restricted to a Single Device, like Laptops or Desktops. These are generated from different devices 24×7. This means Volume has gone up tremendously. And since, it is generated 24×7, the Speed (Velocity) with which the data arrives, gives less time for the Business User to analyse and derive some meaningful insights from this data. Less time, because Data that arrives in different format is either Transformed into Structured format and is loaded into a relational database that enforces data modelled by a Schema (Schema on Write) or is kept in an Unstructured Format and queried using some other database models (NoSQL, NewSQL or Big Data). This means, IT has to provide different means for connecting to these disparate systems which introduces Complexity. Integration poses another challenge. Combining these data for faster and nearly accurate analysis is another Big Challenge. Therefore, it has now become more critical for a CIO or an IT Department to come up with an Innovative Solutions to complex processes and problems revolving around disparate systems storing different formats of DATA.

POLYGLOT Persistance

It is a concept of using different data storage technologies to handle different data storage needs within a given Software application. Every Application Vendor or an ISV or System Implementers provide best database to address their application demand/requirements but no one company has a Single Application. Each Application caters to different use cases with different data models thus different data storage. Integrating these to provide a Unified View is a biggest challenge.

Multi-Model Databases provide an Organization the required Agility. The flexibility to use different data models, to address different use cases, to store Variety of Data for the Business Users within a Single Integrated Backend Database. This addresses the complexity challenge introduced by Polyglot Persistance.

SIGNIFICANT Recognition

One of the Significant Recognition for Oracle Database is that it scored highest in both the current offerings and strategy categories by Forester. This is the ability to support converged OLTP and Analytical (Translytical) Workloads using Database In-Memory, Exadata and extensive Multi-Model Capabilities.

It’s a privilige to be a part of such an Innovative Technology and, Yes – to be a part of an Innovative Organization.

Link to Forester Report

About Vivek Sharma
I am an Oracle Professional from Mumbai (India). I blog on the issues that I feel is Interesting for my readers. Some of these are my real life examples, which I hope, you would find interesting. Comments are always a welcome. The Technical Observations & Views here are my own and not necessarily those of Oracle or its affiliates. These are purely based on my understandings, learnings and resolutions of various customer issues.

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