Thursday Jan 30, 2014

Cloud Odyssey Events series coming to a theater near you!

The Cloud Odyssey Events series will run in major European cities starting Feb. 11th

Check the list of cities and dates below, and stay aware to book your seat at the spacecraft as soon as registration opens for your preferred location. 

A crew of Earth’s top engineers sets its sights on the mysterious cloud planet Terranuvem. As Chief Engineer Cyrus Agarwal readies his ship for the voyage, he must make the right architectural choices—and be ready for the unknown. 

So begins Cloud Odyssey: A Hero’s Quest, an epic new sci-fi film that kicks off Cloud Odyssey, a global series of one-day events that provide strategic and practical solutions for cloud computing. 

Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest

New Cloud Odyssey Events Take Data Center Leaders on a Heroic Quest

Learn what key success factors you should aim for during your organization’s journey to cloud computing. Cloud Odyssey, a global series of one-day events that provide strategic and practical solutions for cloud computing, is coming soon to a city near you. Find out how to register.
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Dates and locations

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Italy, Rome
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Poland, Warsaw
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Spain, Madrid
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Romania, Bucharest
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Netherlands, Zeist
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Portugal, Lisbon
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - Sweden, Stockholm
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Germany, Dusseldorf
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Germany, Munich
  • Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Finland, Helsinki
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Switzerland, Zurich
  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - Norway, Oslo
  • Monday, March 24, 2014 - Qatar, Doha
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - UAE, Dubai
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Austria, Vienna
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - UK, London 

January issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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


OVUM: How DBAs Can Use Database as a Service to Drive IT Transformation

In a new on-demand webcast, Roy Illsley, principal analyst at OVUM, argues that in the age of database as a service, database administrators can play a kingmaker role in transforming IT from a supply-led to a demand-led enterprise. Find out where to access the webcast.
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Cloud Odyssey: A Hero's Quest

New Cloud Odyssey Events Take Data Center Leaders on a Heroic Quest

Learn what key success factors you should aim for during your organization’s journey to cloud computing. Cloud Odyssey, a global series of one-day events that provide strategic and practical solutions for cloud computing, is coming soon to a city near you. Find out how to register.
Read More

Seven Real-World Journeys to Self-Service IT

Cloud computing comes with the promise of self-service IT—the ability to provide on-demand IT resources across the organization, from developers to business managers. Hear what seven real-world Oracle Enterprise Manager customers have to say about turning the promise of self-service IT into reality.
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Read full newsletter here

Updated Oracle Platinum Services Certified Configurations

Oracle Platinum Services is now available with an updated combination of certified components based on Oracle engineered systems: Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SuperCluster systems. The Oracle Platinum Services certified configuration matrix has been revised, and now includes the following key updates:
  • Addition of the X4-2 Exadata
  • Note on new patch frequency requirements

Review the updated list of qualifying certified configurations, and make sure your customers are familiar with the industry-leading Oracle Platinum Services and how it allows them to achieve maximum performance while lowering total cost of ownership.

For more information, visit the Oracle Platinum Services web page where you will find information such as customer collateral, FAQ’s, certified configurations, technical support policies, customer references, links to related services and more.

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Register now! Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability Partner Community Forum, 1-2 April 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

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Dear partner

We are delighted to invite you to the 2014 editions of the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and of the Servers and Storage Partner Community Forums for EMEA partners, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 and 2-3 April 2014.

The amount and richness of experiences and skills that Oracle partners have developed around the above areas are a key asset for the partners, customers and for Oracle. Sharing that experience, customer cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of the forums.

Through presentations by Oracle solutions experts you will learn the latest on the different solution areas and the best way to go to market together. One-on-one sessions with Oracle executives can help to boost the relationship between your company and the Oracle organisation at local level and facilitate increased sales engagement.

You can review the detailed agendas for both forums below:

Both forums will be held at the same hotel in the beautiful city of Prague, so that partners interested in both areas can attend the two events and minimizing their travel costs.

Register Now!

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Servers and Storage Forum

Oracle Partner Community Forums

Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability
Date: 1-2 April 2014,

Servers and Storage
Date: 2-3 April 2014,

Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these Community Forums. Reserve your place and register before 28th February 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).


Register for this Partner Community Forum today!
To Register for Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum
To Register for Servers and Storage Forum

Please visit the Logistics tab of the registration page to see travel details and how to book your hotel room on preferred rates.

Make sure, you book your hotel room by latest 28th February 2014. Oracle cannot guarantee prices and room availability after this date.

Stay tuned on Partner Community News, Events and Network with your Peers
By joining the EMEA Partner Communities you will always be informed about the latest for partners around the different solution areas and be able to network with your peers through social media:

For any questions on logistics support, please contact Alexandra von Sondern.

We look forward to welcoming you in Prague!

Best regards,

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti Sasan Moaveni

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology Partner
Programs, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers Partner
Programs, Oracle EMEA

Sasan Moaveni
Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA


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Monday Jan 20, 2014

Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Sales and Presales Assesments Are Ready!

The Oracle Database Performance and Tuning OPN Specialization has two new assessments available for enrollment!

Keep your specialization up-to-date by becoming  a specialist in Sales and Pre-sales by taking the Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Sales and Presales Assesments.

'In touch' with David Callaghan Live - Jan 27, 2014, (10:30 AM GMT, 11:30 CET)

 Quarterly Webcasts for Oracle Partners in EMEA 

Details and registration here

Join your host David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA, for the latest headlines from the Oracle Partner Network. With a strong focus on direct partner benefit, 'In Touch' is your chance to stay up to date, share best practices and pose those burning questions to Oracle that you would like answered. 


Welcome and previous cast subject update David Callaghan, SVP EMEA Alliances and Channels
Systems: what do the system developments mean for partners and what Oracle on Oracle opportunities do they present? Andrew Sutherland, Senior Vice President Business Development - Technology License & Systems EMEA
Big Data: the lowdown on the key updates, benefits and success they deliver for customers within the big data space Alistair Hopkins, Vice President - Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions
Regional Strategy Update – providing an insight from the field of the regional focus points and Oracle on Oracle successes from H1

Will O'Brien, Vice President, A&C UK & Ireland
Silvia Kaske, Vice President, A&C WCE North
Eric Fontaine, Vice President, A&C WCE South
Janusz Naklicki, Vice President, ECEMEA

Live Q&A, FY14 Q2 Key Wins and closing remarks David Callaghan, SVP EMEA Alliances and Channels

Details and registration here

Monday Dec 09, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Essentials Exam is now in beta

As of December 2, 2013, partners have the chance to prove their expertise with Oracle Database 12c! The implementation exam is now in beta and open for enrollment. More info and registration here.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification qualifies as competency criteria for the Oracle Database 12c specialization.

Exam vouchers are available for beta testers on a first come-first served basis. 

Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

See below upcoming technical sessions for partners delivered by PTS (Partner Technology Solutions):

Monday Dec 02, 2013

Who Should Manage an Oracle Exadata Database Machine?

The Database Admin? The Systems Admin? What about the storage admin? Brian Bream, CTO of Collier IT, gives us his opinion on the matter, as well as other reactions about the Exadata that he gets from the students of his Oracle University classes.

Watch the video discussion here

Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Managing across the entire Oracle stack with Oracle Enterprise Manager: IDEXX Laboratory

IDEXX Laboratory delivers innovative diagnostics and technologies for better veterinary care and safer food and water. Oracle Enterprise Manager enables IDEXX to gain visibility across its entire Oracle technology stack.

Watch video here 

IDC Whitepaper - Managing Many Databases as One: Pluggable Databases from Oracle

A constantly increasing quantity of databases drives a “complexity crisis” that causes DBA workload, and errors, to skyrocket.  Oracle Multitenant addresses this by managing multiple databases in bulk. IDC spoke with three customers who verify that Oracle Multitenant drives dramatic savings in DBA time, performance gain, and lower resource use.

Report is posted to at the below link (rights expire November 2014).

Webcast: Ovum Study on Database as a Service’s Role in Transforming IT Delivery

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

Partner Specialist Article: Setting up Incident Solution Groups in Enterprise Manager 12c

In this article, Rob Zoeteweij describes the approach for Solution Groups setup in Enterprise Manager 12c.When allowing access to Enterprise Manager 12c to multiple teams, each of these teams will have its own responsibility for specific Targets in the data center. Rob thanks to Ana McCollum (Oracle) for introducing him to this approach. Setting up Incident Solution Groups in EM12c.

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Update your Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Certification to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Now

You and your company benefit by keeping your credentials current. The Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization became non-qualifying as of August 9, 2013. Plan now to update to the latest release, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.


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