Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

September issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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


Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3: Support for Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, and Advanced Capabilities for Private Clouds

Launched in July 2013, the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c delivers extensive investment in native cloud management—from enhanced tools for deploying and managing business applications to integrated hardware and software management for engineered systems.
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Oracle Application Testing Suite Speeds Testing with Keyword-Driven Testing

For the first time, Oracle Application Testing Suite will include its own keyword-driven testing framework, Oracle Flow Builder. This new and powerful framework, populated with a rich library of prebuilt components and scripts for Oracle E-Business Suite, will help reduce testing time by up to 60 percent over traditional record/replay scripting methods.
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New IOUG Survey on Database Manageability Underscores Growing Demand for Automated Tools and Processes

Even as most IT budgets have remained flat or actually declined, a new Independent Oracle Users Group survey conducted by Unisphere Research reveals rapidly growing demands for database services due to the rise of big data and database as a service.
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New Management Capabilities Maximize Oracle Database 12c Performance

To support the recently released Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c offers several new performance management features that streamline database administration, increase resource efficiency, and reduce overall manageability costs.
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Friday Sep 06, 2013

Internet Partner Seminar: Oracle Database 12c Manageability

Oracle Database 12c Manageability
September 17, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (60 Minutes)
Register Here!

This Internet Seminar will provide an overview of the new manageability features in the Oracle Database 12c release. Learn new features for managing and monitoring your Oracle Database 12c multitenant databases. Hear first-hand how to support the entire consolidation lifecycle from planning, testing, migrating, and tuning multitenant databases.

Friday Aug 16, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Marketing Kit for Partners - Now available!

This recently released "Oracle Database 12c: Plug into the Cloud!"  Marketing Kit includes a great selection of assets to help Oracle partners in their marketing activities to promote solutions that leverage all the new features of Oracle Database 12c.

In the package you will find assets (templates, invitation texts, presentations, telemarketing script,...) to be used for your demand generation activities; a full set of presentations with the value propositions for customers; and Sales Enablement and Sales Support material.

Review here and start planning your marketing activities around Database 12c.

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

Save the date! Manageability EMEA Partner Community Session at Openworld

The Manageability & Engineered Systems EMEA Partner Community Session that we have traditionally hold in San Francisco around Oracle Openworld, this year will take place as part of the Oracle Partner Exchange:

  • Session Title: Engineered Systems and Manageability: EMEA Partner Community Session
  • Session ID: CON11029
  • Date and Time: 24-Sep-13, 12:00 - 13:00
  • Venue / Room: Marriott Marquis - Foothill G

To attend this session you must have registered to the Oracle Partner Exchange. Remember that if you register to Oracle OpenWorld then you can include Oracle Partner Exchange as an add-on package for just 100 US$!

Monday Aug 12, 2013

Internet Partner Seminar - Aug.20th: Oracle Database 12c Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization

Oracle Database 12c Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization
August 20, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (90 Minutes)

Register Here!

This Internet Seminar will provide an overview of the new Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization feature in the Oracle Database 12c release. The Oracle Database 12c use of Heat Maps track how data is being accessed for data optimization purposes and for information lifecycle management. Please join us and learn first-hand from the Oracle Product Management team about the Oracle Database 12c Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization feature.

Friday Aug 09, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Partner Internet Seminars

Learn about Oracle Database 12c from your desktop in this exclusive partner series of 1-hour live webcasts from Oracle Database Product Management. Oracle Database 12c is Oracle's new release of the Oracle Database with features for consolidation and cloud deployments.

Upcoming topics:

  • Oracle Database 12c Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization - August 20, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (90 Minutes) -  Register Here!
  • Oracle Database 12c Manageability - September 17, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (60 Minutes)  - Register Here!
  • Oracle Database 12c Application Development - October 15, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (60 Minutes) - Register Here!


  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

    Quinnsight report on Oracle Database 12c

    Quinnsight has published a report that rates Oracle Database 12c 92/100 with strong capabilities in consolidation, DBaaS, multitenancy, private cloud, SaaS.

    Quinnsight states:

        "Oracle Database 12c puts Oracle immediately at the forefront of databases for multitenant clouds."
        "Competitors will be forced to go back to drawing board to unseat 12c's new "Database as a Service" capabilities."
        "12c is differentiated because it gives customers a chance to evolve towards multitenancy without making wholesale changes."

    Read full report here

    Database Insider - August 2013 issue: Special on Oracle Database 12c

    The August issue of the Database Insider newsletter is now available. (Full newsletter here)


    Quick Guide to In-Depth Information About Oracle Database 12c

    Get to know Oracle Database 12c. Explore a brief guide to the latest resources available—including Tom Kyte’s top 12 features.
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    Market Buzz: Analysts, Bloggers, and the Press on Oracle Database 12c

    Discover what analysts and experts are saying about Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the cloud.
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    Oracle Database 12c Launch Webcast on Demand: Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c

    Hear from Oracle executives and technical experts as they discuss Oracle Database 12c’s innovative multitenant architecture featuring pluggable databases. Learn how the new capabilities make it easy to consolidate onto the cloud to reduce IT costs and complexity while improving quality of service.
    Watch the Webcast Replay

    Friday Jul 19, 2013

    Test Drive Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Online

    Are you looking for a place to test Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c features? Amazon Web Services new Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c – Monitoring Essentials Test Drive is the perfect solution for anybody who’s interested in testing out Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c before upgrading or deploying! Through a partnership with Apps Associates, AWS will provide 5 hours free access to an Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c environment with database and middleware targets for a look into the new features and abilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. A step-by-step guided workflow is provided to introduce the monitoring framework, including an overview of navigation, auto discovery, monitoring, management and reporting features. 

    Thursday Jul 11, 2013

    Blue Medora announces latest release of the Enterprise Manager plugin for VMware

    The main goal of this new release of Blue Medora's plugin is to provide the ability to “manage” the VMware virtual machines that their Oracle workloads are running on in a similar fashion that Oracle itself provides for Oracle VM within EM.

    See more detail at http://bluemedora.com/blog/latest-release-enterprise-manager-plugin-vmware


    Monday Jul 08, 2013

    Oracle Database 12c: Launch Webcast - Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Join Oracle executives including President Mark Hurd, Senior Vice President Andy Mendelsohn, and Architect Tom Kyte for an introduction to the world’s first database designed for the cloud—Oracle Database 12c.

    Attend the Webcast to learn about Oracle Database 12c’s new multitenant architecture featuring pluggable databases. This innovative capability makes it easy to consolidate onto the cloud to reduce IT costs and complexity while improving quality of service. Be the first to learn how to:

    • Simplify database consolidation
    • Automatically compress and tier data
    • Improve database and application continuity
    • Redact sensitive data

    And as an added bonus, hear Tom Kyte’s “Top 12 Features of Oracle Database 12c.”

    Register today for the video Webcast, and see how these innovations, combined with major enhancements in availability, security, and big data support, make Oracle Database 12c the ideal platform for private and public cloud deployments.

    Friday Jul 05, 2013

    Database 12c Technical Training for Partners by PTS

    See below the schedule for the Oracle Database 12c Technical Briefing Roadshow that will be delivered by PTS (Partner Technology Solutions) starting in September in a number of cities in EMEA.

    More cities will be added to the list along the next weeks.

    The Technical Briefing consists of 2-day technical sessions. It is targetted to technical staff of Oracle partners.

    For registration contact your channel rep or your local Oracle Partner Enablement leader.

    In the meantime remember that you can already start using the online material from the Oracle Database 12c Guided Learning Paths for Sales, Presales and Implementation Specialists.

    Oracle Database 12c Technical Briefing Roadshow for Partners 

    • September 3-4, 2013: Utrecht, Netherlands
    • September 10-11, 2013: Baden-Dattwil, Switzerland
    • September 11-12, 2013: London, United Kingdom
    • September 17-18, 2013: Colombes, Paris, France
    • September 17-18, 2013: Prague, Czech Republic
    • September 17-18, 2013: Kista, Sweden
    • September 24-25, 2013: Munich, Germany
    • October 1-2, 2013: Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
    • October 1-2, 2013: Moscow, Russia
    • October 7-8, 2013: Brussels, Belgium
    • October 8-9, 2013: Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy
    • October 9-10, 2013: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • October 15-16, 2013: Dubai, UAE
    • October 22-23, 2013: Vienna, Austria
    • October 24-25, 2013: Warsaw, Poland


    Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

    Industry Expert Article: Oracle Enterprise Manager for hybrid cloud monitoring

    Great blog from recognized Enterprise Manager partner Capgemini on 'Oracle Enterprise Manager for hybrid cloud monitoring'. In his article, Johan Louwers, Senior Oracle Consultant at Capgemini, also refers to the Enterprise Manager Extensibility Exchange for making complete monitoring of hybrid cloud setup possible.

    Please read the complete article here

    Oracle Enhances Cloud Management with New Third Generation Release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

    Introduces Advancements in Cloud Lifecycle and Operations Management and Expanded Partner Ecosystem

    Cloud adoption is on the rise across many industries as organizations are seeking the agility benefits inherent in cloud computing. However, private and public cloud service providers are not able to take full advantage of cloud because of inefficiencies in IT management. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 addresses these challenges with new enhancements for managing infrastructure, middleware, and applications, allowing IT service providers to be more agile while further reducing the costs and complexity of their cloud and enterprise IT environments.

    Read the full press release here

    Monday Jul 01, 2013

    Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Database 12c, the First Database Designed for the Cloud

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – July 1, 2013

    News Summary

    As organizations embrace the cloud, they seek technologies that will transform business and improve their overall operational agility and effectiveness. Oracle Database 12c is a next-generation database designed to meet these needs, providing a new multitenant architecture on top of a fast, scalable, reliable, and secure database platform. By plugging into the cloud with Oracle Database 12c, customers can improve the quality and performance of applications, save time with maximum availability architecture and storage management and simplify database consolidation by managing hundreds of databases as one.

    Read full press release


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