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
  • 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.

Full story here

March 2015 issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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


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.
Read More

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.
Read More

Read full newsletter here

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 

Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Oracle Database In-Memory Advisor

Summary: This advisor identifies analytic workloads that will benefit from Oracle Database 12c In-Memory

Tell customers about the advisor and share the white paper to help upsell In-Memory.

Oracle Database In-Memory is designed to optimize analytical processing in the database. The In-Memory Advisor analyzes the analytical processing workload present in your database to determine an estimated benefit for the database as a whole if that analytical workload is optimized.

Share this best practices white paper for In-Memory Advisor with your customers.

They will discover that adding Oracle Database In-Memory to their Oracle Database solution delivers optimal performance for transactions while simultaneously supporting real-time analytics and reporting.

The Advisor can be run on Oracle Database and above, in order to plan your customers' adoption of Oracle Database In-Memory in

Monday Feb 23, 2015

Updated Oracle Platinum Services Certified Configurations

Effective February 20, 2015, Oracle Platinum Services is now available with an updated combination of certified components based on Oracle engineered systems: Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle SuperCluster systems. The Oracle Platinum Services certified configuration matrix has been revised, and now includes the following key updates:
  • Revisions to Oracle Exadata Storage Server to include
  • Addition of the X5-2 Oracle Exadata system for non-virtual deployments*
  • Revisions to Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software versions
  • Revisions to Oracle Exadata Operating System patch levels to clarify version is determined by Exadata Storage Server version

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.

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

OPN Database Specialization - Free Vouchers to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1.

To upgrade to the new version OPN supports partners with a limited number of vouchers to help successfully pass the Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist OPN exam (IZ0-497).

Interested partners may submit an Oracle Database Certification Upgrade voucher request form.

Monday Feb 09, 2015

Ovum research note exploring the customer benefits of deploying Oracle Engineered Systems

Ovum analyst Roy Illsley has published a research note exploring the customer benefits of deploying Oracle Engineered Systems. 


  • Oracle has produced a range of systems that are unlike others in the integrated systems market, and the term "engineered systems"describes this differentiation extremely well.
  • One of the key differentiators of Oracle’s Engineered Systems is the inherent reliability, scalability, and performance that these systems deliver.
  • While Oracle’s Engineered Systems are designed to address customers’ most pressing challenges in their data centers, central to Oracle’s Engineered Systems value proposition is the comprehensive support agreement that Oracle offers to customers.
  • Oracle’s Engineered Systems deliver a solution that is engineered for a particular purpose: to deliver reliability, performance, and scalability. 
  • Oracle’s strategy is to provide solutions for businesses to focus on business issues not IT issues
  • Oracle Engineered Systems simplify the management of data and databases for enterprise customers.
  • One of the biggest strengths of Oracle’s range of Engineered Systems is the ability for these systems to all be interconnected and managed through a single management tool, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Oracle has purchased distribution rights to this report which can be found HERE

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Webcast - The Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities

The Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities for Oracle EMEA Partners

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 13:30 CET / 12:30 pm UK

Dear Oracle Valued Partner,

I am pleased to invite you to a live webcast on "the Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities" onTuesday, 10th February, 2015exclusively for our Partners in EMEA.

On January 21st Larry Ellison announced the next generation ofOracle Engineered Systems as the cornerstone of the Oracle strategy for reducing customer costs and increasing value. The announcement included the sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5 withvirtualization capabilities, Oracle'snew Virtual Compute Appliance X5, and Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System. This new generation of Engineered Systems not only delivers the highest performance in the industry but it also comes at the lowest purchase price for the data center core infrastructure, enabling Oracle partners to focus on delivering high-value services to help customers transform their businesses.

In this webcast, dedicated to Oracle Partners in EMEA, you will learn how the combination of highest performance and lowest cost expands the market for Oracle partners, providing the right entry-level point for mid-market customers and empowering ourpartners to compete in an extended market as it had never been possible before.

Live Webcast

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

12:30 UK / 13:30 CET

Duration: 1 hour

Register Now!


Alistair Hopkins

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions

John Abel

John Abel
Senior Director, Business Development, Oracle EMEA Engineered Systems

Giuseppe Facchetti

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director, Engineered Systems Channel Sales Programs, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Register now and learn about the new markets and business opportunities that the Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems is opening for you.

You can now register for the webcast here:

I look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Alistair Hopkins

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels
Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions

Upcoming eSeminars by PTS

The following eSeminars by PTS are already scheduled. Click on the links for more info and registration:

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Partner Community Forum, Budapest, 14-16th April, 2105


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Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability, Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum 

Budapest, 14-16th April, 2015 


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14th-16th April, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Innovate and Grow by Sharing Experiences!

  • Exadata Community
  • Manageability Community
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Dear Partner,

In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place inBudapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

In the journey to an agile, secure and high-performance data center infrastructure Oracle offers customers different alternatives forconsolidation and modernization of the infrastructure to fulfill the requirements and needs of different types of customer, at the

Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum

Hotel Boscolo Budapest
Erzsebet korut 9-11 Budapest 1073

14th - 16th April, 2015

servers, storage, database and middleware layers. At the same time customers have the option to build their DBaaS infrastructure on-premise, or use the Oracle Public Cloud. During this Community Forum we will cover the different solutions and share experiences on a variety of customer cases and challenges.

Technologies and products like Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Multitenant, Oracle Databse In-Memory, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance(ZDLRA), Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance(VCA), Oracle Cloud Management Pack, Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System and the new generations of Oracle Engineered Systems and SPARC servers, are being used by Oracle Partners to transform the business of our customers.

As in previous editions, the most important part of this Community Forum is sharing experiences, best-practices and customer cases. Presentations by partners and networking among participants are the enablers for building a valuable learning experience for you.

Oracle executives driving the different product areas will share theirinsight on new products and market trends, and will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss go-to-market plans and sales opportunities.

Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, will be the scenario for this Partner Community Forum.

Register for the Oracle Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum Now!

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this Community Forum. Check the agenda and reserve your place by registering before 15th March, 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest.

Best regards,

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti

Chris Visser

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Chris Visser
Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Next Generation Engineered Systems Launch Recap

Key assets from the X5 engineered systems announcement on Jan. 21.

Take Action: Use these new sales tools, share with customers.

Here's a quick summary of key assets generated by last week's X5 engineered systems launch:

Launch Webcasts & Presentations Here

theCube Videos:

Awareness & Product videos:

Thought Leadership Content:


Friday Jan 23, 2015

Get certified and receive a 90-day free trial of Oracle Learning Streams

Newly certified partners are now eligible for a 90-day free trial of Oracle Learning Streams!

Oracle Learning Streams provides access to fresh, continuously updated video learning direct from Oracle experts, and can be viewed at any time during the trial.

The 90-day trial begins once a candidate becomes certified at the Professional, Expert, Master or Specialist level. This new Oracle Certification benefit includes live webinars on the hottest topics, discussions with experts for live Q&A sessions and ongoing learning support. Check the Oracle University blog for more information on Oracle Learning Streams.


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