Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Specialization scheduled to become non-qualifying: RAC 11g

RAC 11g Specialization is scheduled to become non-qualifying on November 6, 2015. You can start working on the next level of certification (RAC 12c) to keep your credentials up to date. Planning in advance will save time for the last minute rush!

Friday Nov 21, 2014

Oracle Enterprise Manager Enables Seamless IT Management and Visibility for IDEXX Laboratories

"The visibility Oracle Enterprise Manager provides has played an extremely critical role in optimizing our Oracle infrastructure,” said Brett Curtis, senior system administrator, IDEXX Laboratories. “By monitoring the various components within our environment and alerting us to issues before they become a problem, Oracle Enterprise Manager has enabled us to be more efficient while improving service levels.”

“Oracle Enterprise Manager is providing us with an end-to-end tool for our entire Oracle environment, providing valuable insight into all layers of our Java-based applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server,” said Tracy Graff, senior manager, IT, IDEXX Laboratories. “Since implementing Oracle Enterprise Manager, we have been able to streamline troubleshooting efforts and identify the root cause in minutes or hours instead of days, saving us a significant amount of time.”

Read full story here 

Wednesday Nov 05, 2014

New Engineered System Operational Management Page for Partners

Oracle EMEA Engineered Systems group has been working for some time on an initiative called ESOM - Engineered Systems Operational Management - to demonstrate that Engineered Systems are easier and cheaper to manage than traditional architectures, enabling to achieve 20-40% reduction in administration effort, 50% less Tier 1 Service Requests and 31% faster incident resolution times (on average for EMEA customers).

It is a pleasure to announce that ESOM webpage is now available for our partners! All Oracle Partners Gold and above will be able to access the site using their credentials.

The page contains most of the material posted in the ESOM internal webpage. It has very useful content to use in deals, proposals and projects The content will continue to be updated with new documents and presentations related to Operational Management of Engineered Systems.

Please visit the page at Engineered Systems Operational Management Partner Page

For questions or comments, you can contact the ESOM Core Team:

  • candido.formariz@oracle.com
  • julian.lane@oracle.com
  • panteley.davidov@oracle.com

ESOM Partner Page

Thursday Oct 23, 2014

October issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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

NEWS

OAUG Survey: The State of Enterprise Applications Performance

With the expanding adoption of social, mobile, and cloud technologies geared toward helping enterprises connect, communicate, and deliver goods and services, a new survey by Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) finds rising pressure to achieve high availability and performance of growing, complex IT environments.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Reduces Middleware Management Costs 56 Percent

A new Pique Solutions study sponsored by Oracle finds that Oracle Enterprise Manager reduces the costs of managing enterprise-scale Oracle middleware environments by 56 percent.
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Oracle Launches Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database

In September 2014, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database, a new solution that helps organizations simplify the management of complex IT environments. With this solution, IT organizations and public cloud service providers can manage on-premises deployments as well as private and public clouds powered by Oracle technologies, including MySQL.
Read More

Read full newsletter here

Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

IDC Link:Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Secret Sauce in Oracle's Hybrid Cloud Strategy

This report "Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Secret Sauce in Oracle's Hybrid Cloud Strategy" is authored by Mary Johnston Turner from IDC. The Link discusses IDC’s experience at Oracle Open World 2014, specifically around Oracle Enterprise Manager.

KEY FINDINGS:

•Oracle Cloud services are supported by more than 20 Oracle Cloud data centers around the world and are managed by the same Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) toolkit that customers use on premise to monitor, provision and maintain Oracle databases, Engineered Systems and Oracle applications and middleware.

•Oracle's goal with OEM is to provide customers with a unified management environment where on premise management solutions can monitor and manage public cloud services, and visa versa, depending on the customer's specific needs.

•The real value of OEM to the company and its customers is its ability to reduce costs and improve operational agility via delivery of consistent automated workflows and repeatable configurations, identity and performance SLAs across the full spectrum of Oracle on premise and public cloud offerings.

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

Oracle University Istanbul Expert Summit, Nov. 5-7th

Istanbul_Expert_Summit

Oracle University is pleased to invite customers and partners to the first Oracle University Expert Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey. Industry acclaimed Oracle DBA experts are coming to the historical and exotic city of Istanbul to share their insight, best practices, as well as tips and techniques with our customers and our partners. This DBA Expert Summit is useful for enhancing the technical knowledge in key selected topics and filling in any missing pieces of the Oracle puzzle. Such knowledge is far beyond the standard content of classroom training. Do not miss this great opportunity!

Program Schedule:

DAY 1 - Nov 5th

09:00 - 17:00 - Seminar 1: PLSQL Secure Config, with Pete Finnigan

DAY 2 - Nov 6th

09:00 - 17:00 - Seminar 2: Beating the Optimizer, with Jonathan Lewis

DAY 3 - Nov 7th

09:00 - 12:30 Seminar 3: Best Practice in Oracle Exadata and Database optimization, by Frits Hoogland

13:30 - 17:00 Seminar 4: Oracle Database I/O implementation deep dive with Frits Hoogland

To find out more information about the agenda and location of the event, please follow this LINK.
To register on this unique event, please follow this LINK.

Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Private DBaaS session at Oracle Openworld

Now back from an intense week at Oracle Openworld in San Francisco.

In addition to all the keynotes, sessions and receptions, we ran an interesting Community session on the topic of private DBaaS, with presentation by Rex Wang, from Oracle, and Mike Revitt, CSC, and a panel session including also Xavier Verhaeghe, Alistair Hopkins and Paul Flannery. 

The presentations by Rex Wang (Oracle) and Mike Revitt (CSC) are now available at the community workspace here. (Remember that you need to be a community member to have access to this workspace. Become a member here

Monday Sep 08, 2014

Partner Community Members Presenting at Openworld 2014: Cognizant Technology

Private Database Clouds: A Standardized Service Catalog for Delivering DBaaS
Vijay Lunawat, Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Burt Clouse, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Oracle
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Moscone South - 305 CON8177

Friday Sep 05, 2014

Partner Community Members Presenting at Openworld 2014: The Pythian Group


Getting Started with Database as a Service with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
René Antunez, Oracle DBA, The Pythian Group
René Antunez Berdejo, Oracle DBA and Solution Specialist, Oracle

Sunday, Sep.28th

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Moscone South - 307 UGF1941

Database-as-a-Service Reaches New Heights of Efficiency

 An excellent business-level report on how the combination of Multitenant, Exadata and Enterprise Manager 12c can bring the business benefits coming from database consolidation and database-as-a-service  are reaching new heights

CIO_DBaaSNewHeights

Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

Partner Community Members Presenting at Openworld 2014: Accenture

Consolidating to Database as a Service with Oracle Real Application Testing
Julian Dontcheff, Head of Database Management, Accenture

Monday, Sep. 29

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Moscone North - 130 CON2043

Monday Sep 01, 2014

Partner Community Members Presenting at Openworld 2014

A number of our Exadata Partner Community EMEA members are presenting their experiences at Openworld 2014 in San Francisco. This is a great way to show customers the skills and implementation capabilities of your company around Exadata and Engineered Systems. Partners who present at Openworld highly increase their visibility and image in front of customers. If you are presenting this year, congratulations and good luck! If not, make sure that next year you respond to the Call for Papers on time and with a good and detailed description of your projects. 

Along the next days I will be posting the abstract and details of the sessions that our community members are presenting.

Friday Aug 29, 2014

DBaaS: special session for EMEA partners during Oracle Openworld

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29 September 2014, 15:30 to 17:30 local time, San Francisco


Special Session at Oracle OpenWorld: Database-as-a-Service (Dbaas) on Private Clouds

Dear partner,

As customers move towards cloud architectures, Database-as-a-Service becomes a key foundation on which to build their private cloud.

As a valued member of the Oracle Exadata, Manageability or Systems & Storage EMEA partner communities, you are invited to join a special session around Database-as-a-Service during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014.

The goal of the session is to help you understand:

  • the reasons and benefits of building a private Database-as-a-Service platform
  • the different alternatives you can propose to your customers, using Oracle technology and systems
  • how to leverage the go-to-market initiatives that Oracle is putting in place in EMEA around Database-as-a-Service.

REGISTER NOW!

Oracle Exadata, Systems & Storage and Manageability EMEA Partner Communities Forum

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Yerba Buena Room - A
757 Market Street (8 minute walk from Moscone Center - see map) San Francisco

Date: September 29th, 2014
15:30 to 17:30 local time, San Francisco


REGISTER FOR THIS DATABASE-AS-A-SERVICE SPECIAL SESSION NOW!

REGISTER NOW!


Agenda:

Agenda Details:
15:00 - 15:30 Registration and Reception
15:30 - 15:40 Welcome & Introduction
15:40 - 16:25

Why and how would you build a private DBaaS Platform
Rex Wang, Vice President Product Marketing Technology Software, Oracle Corporation

16:25 - 16:45 Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) - Overview of a Real Life Example
Mike Revitt, Associate Partner, Engineered Systems Head, CSC United Kingdom
16:45

Panel Session with Q&A

  • Rex Wang, Vice President Product Marketing Technology Software, Oracle Corporation
  • Mike Revitt, Associate Partner, Engineered Systems Head, CSC United Kingdom
  • Xavier Verhaeghe, Vice President Engineered Systems, Oracle EMEA
  • Alistair Hopkins, Vice President Sales & Strategy, Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA
  • Paul Flannery, Senior Director Servers Business Development, Oracle EMEA

Event Location

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Yerba Buena Room – A
757 Market Street (8 minute walk from Moscone Center – see map)
San Francisco

We look forward to meeting you in San Francisco!

Best regards,

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti Sasan Moaveni

Javier Puerta
Exadata and Manageability Partner Communities Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Systems & Storage Partner Community Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA

Sasan Moaveni
Systems & Storage Partner Community Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA

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Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Paragon Data Enhances Its Customer and Employee Experience Across 450 Bookstores Following 10-Day Migration

Paragon Data GmbH runs the data center for its parent company, Deutsche Buch Handels GmbH & Co. KG (DBH), a book-trading market leader in Germany. Paragon provides high-performing, secure, and stable IT infrastructure to more than 450 bookstores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland—each with up to 80,000 items in stock and more than 10 million deliverables. 

“Deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machine—combined with the integrated management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c—has greatly reduced the number of distinct environments we have to monitor, patch, and back up, lowering overall management effort by more than 50%. The Oracle Exadata platform has an excellent price-to-performance ratio, and receiving the system and support from a single vendor helps us ensure business continuity and to provide an outstanding customer experience.” – Christian Trieb, Senior Database Administrator, Paragon Data GmbH 

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