Accelrys has a passion for enabling customers to leverage our product capabilities to solve their business challenges and drive scientific innovation. Innovation often starts with the desire to adopt and leverage new technologies presented by the market. With the recent release of Oracle Database 12c, Accelrys continues to evaluate and provide guidance on support for Oracle Database versions and editions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This information is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchase decision.
Statement of Direction Summary
Oracle Database server is a key technology throughout many enterprise environments. As many Accelrys applications utilize Oracle Databases, Accelrys will continue its support of those Oracle Databases. Further, Accelrys will continually assess which editions and technologies of Oracle Database to support.
Multitenant applications are typically brought up when discussing Software as a Service (SaaS) based deployment. However, enterprise customers are also looking to leverage SaaS based deployments within their own corporate environment to support project or data isolation while reducing the total cost of ownership. In previous versions of Oracle Database, a method known as Schema Separation was used to deploy multiple copies of the same application database structure into a single deployment of Oracle Database. With Schema Separation, the data remained separate and a given application instance would understand how to connect to the appropriate database. With Oracle Database 12c, there is now a built-in mechanism to support this called, “Oracle Multitenant.”
Oracle Multitenant expands on the capabilities of Schema Separation with provisioning and management tools to ultimately reduce the total cost of ownership.
Oracle Database 12c is available in a few different editions. Each edition is specific to the amount of CPU, RAM, or Database size which it supports. Each edition also defines specific product capabilities that are available within that edition. By working closely with our customers and analysts, we have found the Standard Edition One, Standard Edition, and Enterprise Edition to be the most beneficial and commonly used editions, and we will continue to support to provide support for those editions.
For detailed information on Oracle database editions, please visit their site: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/enterprise-edition/comparisons/index.html
Enterprise information technology organizations typically require that enterprise grade applications meet an internal service level agreement (“SLA”). An SLA will typically require the infrastructure deployment to be architected to be resilient in the face of certain failures within the system (e.g. network and power outages). Oracle Database 12c provides a collection of high availability technologies to as part of Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture.
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) enables a multi-server architecture which enables increased performance, scalability, and reliability. Oracle RAC is available within Standard Edition and is an optional component of Oracle Enterprise.
Oracle Database Express Edition is not supported with Accelrys products.
Supported Applications & Solutions
To learn more about third party applications and operating systems supported by Accelrys solutions, please view the latest “Accelrys Consolidated Support Matrix” which is available via the Accelrys Community.