Friday Nov 29, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter for November 2013 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the November'13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:


Gartner Identifies Top 10 Strategic Technologies

Corp News

Move to a Modern Business Platform

Oracle ERP Cloud with Lifetime Support
Oracle ERP Cloud for Midsize Companies
Enterprise Resource Planning
Exalytics – where to go to get more knowledge
Oracle Licenses VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Oracle Storage
Oracle Enhances Oracle Virtual Networking; Expands Software-Defined Infrastructure Capabilities
Oracle Buys BigMachines
Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Tech sectione's

Announcing Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for Oracle Linux

Oracle Database Upgrade
White Paper: Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c
Upgrade Compatibility Matrix
Mike Dietrich's Upgrade Blog
Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 12c - Workshop Presentation   
Oracle Processor Core Factor Table
Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c
Oracle VM Server for SPARC: which domain types should be used to run applications
Announcing new qualifications and general news for the Oracle Solaris Cluster product.
Fundamental Concepts for VLAN Networks
ORACLE’S full line of Integrated Server Systems

Tech blog 

New Version: ZFS RAID Calculator v7

Technical Presentation: State of the LDom @ 3.1
Announcing: Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card
Announcing StorageTek VSM 6 and VLE Capacity Increase
StorageTek SL8500 Release 8.3 available
Boosting Performance and Enhancing Reliability with StorageTek SL8500 Release 8.3!
Release 51 of Sun Rack II capacity calculator available

How to do more with Oracle VM Templates
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 is available
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.2 released!

Learning & events

Oracle Database Appliance Product Development Webinar Series with Sohan DeMel

How to

Fundamental Concepts for VLAN Networks   With Oracle VM Server for x86
Coherence*Web: Sharing an httpSession Among Applications in Different Oracle WebLogic Clusters

Looking beyond System/HW

SOA and User Interfaces
Part of the Industrial SOA article series
SOA in Real Life: Mobile Solutions


Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri Improves Customer Experience for 80,000 Daily Users of Online Applications Through Better Access Management
Oracle Win – BT (UK) – Engineered Systems for Finance Transformation
3 Step IT Group Cuts Four Days of Maintenance per Month After Putting All-in-One Cluster, Database, and Storage Server into Production in Just 13 Days
MediSwitch Makes Data Warehouse 100% Available and Lowers the Total Cost of Ownership by 45%
ASBIS Demonstrates 10x Faster Batch Processing, 28x Faster Report Generation, and 40x Higher Storage Performance with Engineered Systems


Scientific Evidence Proves Larry Ellison Is Right About Engineered Systems

You can find the Newsletter on our portal under
eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.


Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Thursday Nov 28, 2013

On-Demand Oracle Optimized Solutions Training Available Now!

Our Systems Solution team has devolped some intersting on-line trainings that are now availabe for you.

Solution Essentials

Solutions Essentials for Sales and Sales Consultants are a great way to obtain concise and useful aware-level training to enable you to explain the key differentiators of our portfolio of Oracle Optimized Solutions and win more architectural footprint with your customers.  Following is a listing of courses available today:

For More Optimized Solution Information Go To:

Solution  Why Buy
How to Use
Oracle Optimized Solutions OTN


Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

New World Record Single System TPC-H SPARC T5-4

On November 25th, we published a new World Record TPC-H Benchmark on a single system.

In the benchmark we demonstrate that a SPARC T5-4 is 2.4x faster, 4.8x faster per chip,

1.4x better price/performance and is 3x faster performance/core than the HP/SQL combo.

Webcast: Oracle's SuperCluster M6-32 December 4

Announcing Oracle’s Most Powerful Engineered System for Database and Consolidation

On December 4, 2013, Oracle will host a customer webcast to acquaint customers with the Oracle SuperCluster M6-32, Oracle’s most powerful engineered system for in-memory Oracle Database performance, Database-as-a-Service and application consolidation.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: E-Business Suite Release 11i certified with Oracle Database 11gR2 for Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC as a Database Tier only platform

On 21th of November we announced:

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i ( is now certified with the Oracle Database 11gR2 ( for Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC running on the database tier.

The application tier of E-Business Suite Release 11i ( is not certified with Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC, only the database tier; customers must run the application tier on a different OS such as Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC.

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eBook: Oracle Exalytics

 Few days agao I stumble over one more of our interactive eBooks, talking about Oracle Exalytics.

Take a look, get a quick overview what Oracle Exalytics is all about and how customers think about it.

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - December 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 05th of December and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 05. December 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Oracle Server Virtualisation Technologies

During this session we will explore the reasoning behind server virtualisation and explore the basic Oracle server virtualisation technologies like PDoms, OVM server for SPARC, Zones and OVM for x86. Also guidance will be provided on when to use which virtualisation technologies depending on customers deployment requirements.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Martien Ouwens

Call Info:
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)

Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 255 200 935
Meeting Password: tech2011

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Oracle Database Appliance 2.8 is now available on MOS

On November 19th Oracle released ODA 2.8 Patch on MOS.

This update includes:
  • Shared Repository support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform
  • Virtual Local Area Network support for Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform
  • Hardware Monitoring Tool reports data from sensors in subsystems with X3-2
  • Initial deployment does not require configuration of initial Oracle Database or Oracle Enterprise Database Control

The Documentation has been uploaded to OTN.

Find a more detailed explanation about the new features of 2.8 update, in the presentation and replay of "Friday's With Sohan" here:

Note: OPN Member account required to access PDF and replay

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

Where to download Oracle Solaris ISO images and Update Releases

Have a look into  MOS Document 1277964.1. It provides you with quick links to the current and previous Oracle Solaris Update Releases for Oracle Solaris 11 and 10, Oracle Solaris 9 and Oracle Solaris 8.

It also holds instructions on how to order physical media.

This information can also be found on eSTEP portal.


Link can be found under tab eSTEP Links

Located under: Recent Updates and Software

November update of SAE Benchmark Presentation to M6/T5/ZFS

Strategic Applications Engineering (SAE) published on November 15th an updated Benchmark presentation showing the performance of Oracle systems, software and Virtualization.

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