Monday Apr 21, 2014

Oracle University Experts Summit, London 19-21 May, 2014


Industry acclaimed Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) experts are coming to the historical and exciting city of London to share their insight, best practices, as well as tips and techniques with our customers, our partners and with you. This DBA Expert Summit is useful for enhancing the technical knowledge in key selected topics and filling in any missing pieces of the Oracle puzzle. Such knowledge is far beyond the standard content of classroom training: For an Oracle DBA it is the right place to be for a practical deep dive, to discuss challenges and to interact with like-minded people.

View the details here.

Enrol by clicking here: One registration pass will give you access to all seminars.


Day 1 will be held at The Brewery:
52 Chiswell St,
London EC1Y 4SD
+44 20 7638 8811

Day 2 and Day 3 will be held at the Oracle Office:
One South Place
London EC2M 2RB

+44 20 7816 7500

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

April issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

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


Dramatically Speed Routine Tasks with Oracle Real Application Testing’s SQL Performance Analyzer Quick Check Feature

With a single click of a button, database administrators (DBAs) can now test the impact of routine administrative operations directly on the production database itself, thanks to a new feature of Oracle Real Application Testing called SQL Performance Analyzer Quick Check.
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Webcast: Gartner Research Director Explores the Latest Trends in Application Testing

On April 23, 2014, Oracle will host a new webcast devoted to the latest trends and technologies in application testing, with special guest Thomas E. Murphy, research director, Gartner. Learn more about Oracle’s application quality management solutions.
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OpenStack: Look Under the Hood at the Growing Open-Source Cloud Management Platform

Oracle recently announced sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation, which supports the development of an open-source cloud management platform for both public and private clouds. Read what Oracle Senior Director Moe Fardoost has to say about how to best leverage OpenStack technology.
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Read full newsletter here 

Friday Apr 11, 2014

Presentations and photos from the Prague Partner Community Forum now available

The slide decks with the presentations, and a selection of photos of the recent Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Community Forum, Prague, April 1-2, are now available for download from the community workspaces. 

Remember that you need to be a registered member of the community to be able to access the workspace. If you are not a member yet you can register at

Playing Nice Together: Acme Bank & Proligence

Use the Consolidated Database Replay function of Oracle Real Application Testing in Oracle Database 12c to gauge the impact of consolidating workloads.

In the course of database consolidation, one of the big challenges for Acme Bank and its IT management was to predict the impact of workloads from several databases running simultaneously on one database. Using the Consolidated Database Replay feature of Oracle Real Application Testing, the DBA Lead showed how the application manager can accurately measure that impact. The consolidated replay testing techniques demonstrated can be used for all types of consolidation scenarios: relocating various databases into a single database as different schemas, creating various databases as pluggable databases in a multitenant container database under Oracle Database 12c’s multitenant architecture, creating separate databases in different virtual machines, or any combination of these techniques. The goal in any case is the same: accurate prediction of the impact of consolidation. And the Consolidated Database Replay feature of Oracle Real Application Testing enables exactly that. (Consolidated replay is also available in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c interface.)

Read full article here. By Arup Nanda, Oracle ACE Director 

Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Call for Presentation Proposals - Enterprise Manager

Interested in speaking at Oracle OpenWorld? Call for Presentation Proposals has opened! Last year you helped us shatter all previous records for customer and partner participation in Oracle Enterprise Manager activities at Oracle Open World. It’s not too early to begin planning your participation in Oracle OpenWorld (Sept 28-Oct 2, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco). Be sure to submit your proposals for papers.

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne planning has begun!

Below are some important items to start planning your Oracle Openworld participation:

Thursday Apr 03, 2014

Back from the Partner Community Forum in Prague: Thanks to all participants!

We had a great time in Prague with over 100 partners joining the event and an agenda packed with partners describing customer cases and Oracle speakers updating us about the products, the strategy and the competitive landscape.

Lots of networking during the coffee breaks and meals, and at the one-to-one meeting room!

Thanks to all participants and to all speakers! You make this event possible and you make it better year after year.

Presentation decks will be uploaded to the community workspace along next week, once speakers confirm their authorization to share. I will write a new post as soon as they are available.

Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Oracle Openworld - Call for Proposals is Now Open: submit by April 15

No other conference offers the breadth of sessions, demos, and exhibitions created by and for Oracle business and technology users. Oracle customers, partners, and developer communities are invited to contribute their best ideas for each of these conferences through the Call for Proposals, open from March 18 through April 15, 2014.

For customers, partners, and developer communities submissions:


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