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. 

Saturday Jul 13, 2013

Webcast - Oracle launches Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 - July 18th at 19:00 CET

Join this Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release webcast to hear from Thomas Kurian and the Oracle experts on the latest capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 for cloud lifecycle and operations management.

Webcast takes place on July 18th at 19:00 CET

Thursday Jul 11, 2013

Featured video: Meet Growing IT Demand for Databases with Private DBaaS

This video discusses the difference between traditional database deployment and database as a service. It also provides an overview of Oracle Enterprise Manager's capabilities for rapid deployment of database as a service.

July issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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

Featured articles include:

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

Unaddressed IT management inefficiencies can inhibit the inherent advantages of cloud computing. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 addresses these challenges with new management enhancements for infrastructure, middleware, and applications, allowing private and public cloud providers to be more agile while further reducing the cost and complexity of their private cloud and enterprise IT environments.
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Q&A: Mughees Minhas on Driving Agility with Oracle’s Testing as a Service Solution

Oracle Vice President Mughees Minhas discusses how the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c testing as a service solution speeds and simplifies testing activities.
Read More

Oracle Data Masking Pack Helps DBAs Address Data Security and Privacy Concerns with a High Return on Investment

A newly published, commissioned June 2013 Forrester Consulting total economic impact study reveals the quantitative and qualitative benefits of Oracle Data Masking Pack. The study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Oracle, found that the solution can deliver a three-year risk-adjusted return on investment of 242 percent.
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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


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

Ovum report: Oracle Database 12c offers new take on multitenancy

Ovum has published a positive research note on Oracle Database 12c.

Ovum concludes that Oracle Multitenant will provide significant productivity and resource savings for Oracle customers considering database consolidation, on- or off-premise.

The multitenant features of Oracle Database 12c support not only cloud deployment, but also database consolidation.

Oracle has purchased electronic distribution rights to this research note and posted it to The full research note can be downloaded 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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