Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Webcast Feb.26, 10am CET: Upgrade & Migrate to Oracle Database 12c. Featuring Mike Dietrich

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Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c - and Consolidate with Oracle Multitenant - Featuring Mike Dietrich

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM CET

Register online NOW for this 90 minutes webcast on how to Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c.

Oracle's latest generation of database technology has some impressive new features. It offers great potential for migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.

The most widely anticipated feature of Oracle Database 12c is Oracle Multitenant (Pluggable Databases), but you may be wondering how you can move into the world of pluggable database environments. Whether you are just starting to explore the world of pluggable databases, or are planning a production upgrade in the near future to Oracle Database 12c, our speaker Mike Dietrich, Senior Principal Technologist for Oracle's Database Upgrade Development Team, will give you all the details: What methods are available, how do they work, and which is the best for your particular scenario. At the end of this session there will be time to answer your specific questions.

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):

Thursday Nov 28, 2013

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 Oracle.com at the below link (rights expire November 2014).

Thursday Nov 07, 2013

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

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

Database 12c Technical Training for Partners by PTS

  • November 12-13, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal
  • November 20-21, 2013: Dubai, UAE
  • November 26-27, 2013: Riga, Latvia
  • December 11-12, 2013: Hertzliya, Israel

Oracle 12c Database In-Memory Session Beta event 

  • November 26, 2013: Munich, Germany
  • November 28, 2013: Reading, England

Upgrade Your Solution to Oracle Database 12c

  • November 26-27, 2013: Athens, Greece

To register for any of the above sessions please contact your local enablement manager. 

Friday Oct 25, 2013

Database Developer - October 2013 issue: Download Database 12c and related products

The October issue of the Database Application Developer  newsletter is now available. The focus of this issue is on downloads of Database 12c and related products. (Full newsletter here)

Get Ready to Download, Deploy and Develop for Oracle Database 12c

This month we're focused on downloads. We've rounded up the top developer releases (both early adopter and BETA releases) and the articles that will help you do more with Oracle 12c. See the technical content that will help you get started.

If you're ready...Away we go!

Laura Ramsey, Database and Developer Community, Oracle Technology Network Team

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

Download: Oracle Database 12c

According Tom Kyte, the Oracle 12c version has some of the biggest enhancements to the core database since version 6 - Check it out for yourself.

Download: Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Early Adopter 2 is Here

Oracle SQL Developer is a free IDE that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database. It is a complete end-to-end development platform for your PL/SQL applications that features a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.  If you are interested in checking out this new early adopter version,Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 EA is the place to go.

Download: Oracle 12c Multitenant Self Provisioning Application -BETA-

The -BETA- is here. The Multitenant self provisioning Application is an easy and productive way for DBAs and Developers to get familiar with powerful PDB features including create, clone, plug and unplug.   No better time to start playing with PDBs. Oracle 12c Multitenant Self Provisioning Application.

Download: New! Updates to Oracle Data Integration Portfolio

Oracle GoldenGate 12c and Oracle Data Integrator 12c is now available. From Real-Time data integration, transactional change data capture, data replication, transformations....to hi-volume, high-performance batch loads, event-driven, trickle-feed integration process..its now available. Go here all the details and links to downloads...and Congratulations Data Integration Team!.

Download: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle 12c Features Support for Single Instance, Oracle Restart and Oracle RAC

Support for all current Oracle Database 11.2 versions as well as Oracle 12c on Oracle Linux 5 Update 9 & Oracle Linux 6 Update 4. The Oracle 12c templates allow end-to-end automation for Flex Cluster, Flex ASM and PDBs. See how the Deploycluster tool was updated to support Single Instance and the new Oracle 12c features. Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database.

Download: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 EA 3

If you're looking for a datamodeling and database design tool that provides an environment for capturing, modeling, managing and exploiting metadata, it's time to check out Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 EA V3 is here.

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.

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

ESG report: Introducing Oracle Database 12c: Manage Many Databases as One

ESG has published a strong endorsement of Oracle Database 12c that profiles two beta customers - Aramark and Postbank.

ESG states: "Oracle's dramatic re-architecture of  Oracle Database 12c, offers database customers a long list of real improvements to support cloud implementations, enable the consolidation and management of many databases as one, and streamline the day-to-day work of DBAs."

ESG notes the following Oracle Database 12c benefits: (1) consolidation (2) patching (3) upgrades (4) less memory (5) no application modification (6) secure multitenancy at database tier (7) stable beta product (8) plug/unplug to leverage cheaper resources.

Read the full report here  (Oracle has purchased electronic distribution rights to this report)

Monday Sep 02, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Internet Seminars for customers

The following schedule shows the the Webcasts in the Oracle Database 12c Series for customers. As a partner you can benefit by attending the webcasts yourself but also by inviting your customers to learn more about the specific new functionalities of Oracle Database 12c:

September 10, 2013 @ 19:00 CET - 6pm UK: Plug into Storage Optimization with Oracle Database 12c

October 17, 2013 @ 19:00 CET - 6pm UK: Plug into Maximum Availability with Oracle Database 12c

November 13, 2013 @ 19:00 CET - 6pm UK: Plug into Defense-in-Depth with Oracle Database 12c

Available On-Demand:

Plug into Cloud Consolidation with Oracle Database 12c

Delivering Cloud Through Database as a Service

Security Inside Out: Latest Innovations in Oracle Database 12c

Managing Oracle Database 12c with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

For details and registration click here

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.


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

    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

     

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