Monday May 11, 2015

Harvard Business Review: Cloud Computing Comes of Age

Oracle has sponsored a global study conducted by Harvard Business Review titled: "Cloud Computing Comes of Age." The report shows how organizations are under pressure to identify new business opportunities and innovate faster as cloud computing evolves.Download the report and discover how customers are using the cloud.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

New IDC White Paper Evaluates Integrated Systems

Check out the new IDC white paper, "Assessing the Business Value of Integrated Systems," addressing increased IT productivity and cost reductions when certain measures are taken. It also features SuperCluster and a major Oracle on Oracle customer, Specialized Bicycles.

This brief leverages IDC’s research among users of integrated systems and quantifies the business benefits they reported, as follows:

  • 46.7% IT staff productivity improvement
  • 60.7% increase in speed of application deployment
  • 47.7% reduction in datacenter-related IT spending

Download the solution brief. In addition, a webcast based on these findings will be held on May 14 at 10am PT that will include both IDC and Specialized Bicycles. Register today.

Monday Apr 27, 2015

Private DBaaS & Consolidation Sales Tools

Some great collateral to educate customers on Private DBaaS solution benefits.

Review your RAC 12c specialization credentials

The RAC 11g Specialization version is six months away from becoming non-qualifying, so it's a good time for your partners to start reviewing the latest specialization criteria and prepare for the update.

RAC 12c online assessments of sales + presales material as well as the implementation exam are available today!

Friday Apr 17, 2015

Thanks to all participants! Looking forward to next year event

Our Community Forum in Budapest has come to an end. Great real-time demo from FORS showing the database cloud they have now in place where partners can carry out proofs of concept and ISVs can test their applications with all the new DB12c Options (In-memory, Multitenant,...). We are all now ready to go to market with the sales plays presented by Olivier Tordo, equipped with the competitive information provided by Nick Drew and the modern marketing tools presented by Christian Peter.

The third award for top contributors to the Community went to Mark Revitt.

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I look forward to meeting you all again next year!

Lots of interaction in the second day of the Community Forum

Great second day of the Partner Community Forum. Packed agenda and a lot of interactions and one-to-one meetings. 

Erik Cramer got the award as a Top Contributor to the community in this second day. 

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First day of Partner Community Forum in Budapest

On Tuesday we kicked off the Partner Community Forum in Budapest. Great presentations by Julian Dontcheff from Accenture, Erik Cramer from Atos, and Mike Revitt from CSC.

Johan Doruiter, SVP for Oracle Systems, EMEA pitched the partner community with a clear message: Now is the time to engage together and transform the customer business the partner business!

The first of the three awards to the Top Contributors to the Partner Community was awarded to Julien Dontcheff for his contributions along the last four editions of the Community Forum in Istanbul, Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

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Friday Apr 10, 2015

All ready for the Partner Community Forum in Budapest next week!

Everything is now set for the Oracle Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum in Budapest, April 14-16th. 

We wish you a good flight to Budapest and look forward to welcoming you there! 

Thursday Apr 09, 2015

Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c for ISVs: April 21th

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Oracle's latest generation of database technology, Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, has some impressive new features. It offers great potential for a fast upgrade, simple migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.

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Join our webcast on Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c for ISVs and you will learn:

- Why you need to upgrade to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2

- How to ensure that your applications are ready for Oracle Database 12c

- How to evaluate and test all enhancements of the upgrade process plus other new features

- Best practices to upgrade and migrate successfully

At the end of the webcast our speaker Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager for Oracle's Database Upgrade Development Team, will be available for your questions.

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Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Guide to Private DBaaS - Customer Insights

Database clouds enable efficient consolidation of servers, storage, and database workloads.By utilizing the multitenant architecture Oracle Database 12c, customers can reduce operational costs, reduce the impact of maintenance and risk of failures, and become more agile in the data center. This includes rapid self-service provisioning of database services, and monitoring and metering of performant, reliable and secure database services on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Three customers (KPN, a telecommunications firm in the Netherlands e-DBA, a technology service provider in the UK, and State of Texas, a U.S government agency) share their DBaaS insights in the following guides:

Monday Apr 06, 2015

Now open: Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2015 Call for Proposals - until April, 29th

It’s that time again!

Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne Call for Proposals is now open through Wednesday, April 29. Conference attendees are eager to hear from experts on Oracle business and technology, and they’re looking for insights and improvements they can put to use in their own jobs.

If you want to contribute to Oracle Openworld and benefit from the great visibility that being a speaker can provide you and your company, send you proposal now! 

Friday Apr 03, 2015

Live Virtual Bootcamp: Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp

The Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp is being offered as a 4-day Live Virtual Class (free of charge for qualifying Oracle partners) on the following dates (click on dates for more info and registration):


Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp
  • This bootcamp is now open for registration to all partners taking specialist certification exams in the next 30 days. Please DO NOT REGISTER, if you are not taking a certification exam.
  • All registrations must be done using a company email. Personal emails will be rejected
  • In order to submit your registration you will be asked to login using your OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) account credentials. In case you do not have an OPN account please see theProfile badging step-by-step guide for partners on how to create the account. This process will also ensure your certifications are aligned to your company ID. All registrants must be badged and aligned to their company ID
Enablement 2.0 Boot Camps "jump start" your skills by providing hands-on foundational experience to get you started on the path to successful deployment, to get faster ROI, and to adapt more quickly to changes in your business environment.
What will we cover
Oracle Database 12c Essentials Boot camp is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise implementing Oracle Database 11g solutions. This Boot camp covers topics such as: Installing and Creating a Database, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express and SQL-Based Management Tools, Configuring the Oracle Network Environment, Managing the Oracle Instance, Managing Database Storage Structures, Administering Users and Security, Managing Schema Objects, Performing Backup and Recovery, Managing the Database and Using Advisors and Managing Oracle Database Software.
Learn to
  • Describe the architecture and new features of Oracle Database 12c
  • Implement best practices in Multi-tenancy architecture
  • Manage and maintain the Oracle Database 12c
Audience
  • Database Administrators
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Functional Implementer
  • Support Engineer
  • System Administrator
Duration and Registration Fee

This class is a 4-day live virtual class offered FREE of charge to selected Oracle Partners.

Thursday Mar 12, 2015

VNIIA Reduces Database Administrative Time and Effort by 70 Percent, Lowers Costs

All-Russia Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA), founded in 1954, is part of the state-owned atomic energy corporation ROSATOM. The institute’s core activities include exploration, research and development (R&D), and full-scale product manufacturing. Its efforts focus on nuclear material control and accounting, complex technical-system safety, research and reporting on material behavior under high temperature and shock stress, and nonproliferation of nuclear and radioactive materials. In 2011, VNIIA established its Fundamental and Applied Research Center to extend theoretical research. 

Helped by Oracle and partner Croc, VNIIIA deployed Oracle Enterprise Manager to flexibly manage VNIIA’s multivendor environment, so it can consolidate monitoring, control, diagnostics, and reporting for heterogeneous hardware and software products in a single console.

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March 2015 issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

The March 2015 issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter is now available here.

NEWS

Latest Release of Oracle Enterprise Manager Delivers More-Adaptive Private Platform as a Service (PaaS)

In January 2015, Oracle launched an update to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 that includes a range of new and expanded tools that make private PaaS environments more adaptive to customer needs. Get the details on what the new release has to offer.
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Q&A: Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman on What Makes a Great DBA

Read a Q&A with leading Oracle ACE director and DBA Kelly Pot'Vin-Gorman, who recently won the Colorado Technology Association's APEX Woman in Tech of the Year award. Pot'Vin-Gorman tells us what makes a great DBA and how Oracle Enterprise Manager can help DBAs achieve their goals.
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Five Steps in Your Journey to Oracle Cloud

You can't rush your journey to the cloud. But with the right management tools and practices in place, it can be a much faster, simpler, and more rewarding process than you might imagine. Discover five steps that can help you make a successful transition.
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Tuesday Mar 10, 2015

Engineered Systems Operational Management - updated for X5

The Engineered Systems Operational Management page for partners has been updated as follows:

a) The core document, Managing Exadata (Parts 1 and 2), has been fully refreshed and updated for X5 and DB 12c. 

b) A new "Managing Exadata executive summary" has been included 

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