Wednesday May 20, 2015

May 2015 issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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


New IOUG Survey Reveals Latest Trends in Database Manageability

Released in April 2015, a new Independent Oracle Users Group survey reveals the opportunities and challenges that database administrators face today. Find out what’s on the minds of more than 300 data managers and professionals.
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Top Three Challenges Driving Adoption of Database as a Service

The market for cloud databases and database as a service (DBaaS) is rapidly growing. Learn about the top three barriers to adoption, what DBaaS should look like when it’s done right, and how you can manage DBaaS using Oracle Enterprise Manager.
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2015 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards Voting Now Open

For the second year in a row, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is nominated for two categories, “Best Database Administration Solution” and “Best Database Performance Solution.” Vote today!
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Tuesday May 19, 2015

On Demand webcast: Managing Private Database Cloud Services with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

In order to deliver top-quality database cloud services for private cloud, customers need a management solution that raises service levels, reduces deployment times and simplifies IT operations. Featuring David Wolf, Director of Product Management for Oracle.

Watch the on-demand webcast here: Managing Private Database Cloud Services with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

On Demand webcast: Best Practices for Migrating On-Premises Databases to the Cloud

Oracle Multitenant is helping organizations reduce IT costs by simplifying database consolidation, provisioning, upgrades, and more. Now you can combine the advantages of multitenant databases with the benefits of the cloud by leveraging Database as a Service (DBaaS). In this session, you’ll learn about key best practices for moving your pluggable databases from on-premises environments to the Oracle Database Cloud  and back again. 

Watch the on-demand webcast here: Best Practices for Migrating On-Premises Databases to the Cloud

Monday May 18, 2015

Get familiar with the fourth release of EM 12c!

Enterprise Manager 12c has now reached its fourth release with features + updates that help you upgrade your business and be more competitive in the market. Get familiar with Enterprise Manager 12c specialization roles and learn more about these features for the fourth release.

Registration for Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is officially open

Registration for Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is officially open. You can save $800 off the onsite price by registering before May 31st.

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.


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. 


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, 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

- 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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Master Product Manager - Database Upgrade & Migrations

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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:


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