Thursday Jan 30, 2014

Updated Oracle Platinum Services Certified Configurations

Oracle Platinum Services is now available with an updated combination of certified components based on Oracle engineered systems: Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SuperCluster systems. The Oracle Platinum Services certified configuration matrix has been revised, and now includes the following key updates:
  • Addition of the X4-2 Exadata
  • Note on new 11.2.0.4 patch frequency requirements

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.

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

Register now! Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability Partner Community Forum, 1-2 April 2014, Prague, Czech Republic


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Dear partner

We are delighted to invite you to the 2014 editions of the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and of the Servers and Storage Partner Community Forums for EMEA partners, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 and 2-3 April 2014.

The amount and richness of experiences and skills that Oracle partners have developed around the above areas are a key asset for the partners, customers and for Oracle. Sharing that experience, customer cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of the forums.

Through presentations by Oracle solutions experts you will learn the latest on the different solution areas and the best way to go to market together. One-on-one sessions with Oracle executives can help to boost the relationship between your company and the Oracle organisation at local level and facilitate increased sales engagement.


You can review the detailed agendas for both forums below:

Both forums will be held at the same hotel in the beautiful city of Prague, so that partners interested in both areas can attend the two events and minimizing their travel costs.

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Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability
Date: 1-2 April 2014,

Servers and Storage
Date: 2-3 April 2014,

Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic



Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these Community Forums. Reserve your place and register before 28th February 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

REGISTER FOR THIS PARTNER COMMUNITY FORUM NOW!

Register for this Partner Community Forum today!
To Register for Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum
CLICK HERE
To Register for Servers and Storage Forum
CLICK HERE

Logistics
Please visit the Logistics tab of the registration page to see travel details and how to book your hotel room on preferred rates.

Make sure, you book your hotel room by latest 28th February 2014. Oracle cannot guarantee prices and room availability after this date.

Stay tuned on Partner Community News, Events and Network with your Peers
By joining the EMEA Partner Communities you will always be informed about the latest for partners around the different solution areas and be able to network with your peers through social media:

For any questions on logistics support, please contact Alexandra von Sondern.

We look forward to welcoming you in Prague!

Best regards,

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti Sasan Moaveni

Javier Puerta
Director Core Technology Partner
Programs, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director Servers Partner
Programs, Oracle EMEA

Sasan Moaveni
Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

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Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

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

Monday Dec 02, 2013

Who Should Manage an Oracle Exadata Database Machine?

The Database Admin? The Systems Admin? What about the storage admin? Brian Bream, CTO of Collier IT, gives us his opinion on the matter, as well as other reactions about the Exadata that he gets from the students of his Oracle University classes.

Watch the video discussion here

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. 

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Exadata Planning and Development Workbook

The Oracle Exadata Workbook series has been created to provide guidance for planning,installing, operating and maintaining Oracle Exadata Database Machines. These workbooks will help you identify specific needs, address potential challenges, and understand the opportunities associated with owning this advanced Engineered System. A well-planned implementation will help you realize the performance,scalability, and administrative improvements of an Oracle Exadata system.

Register with your OTN login to download the first workbook in the Oracle Exadata Admin series.

OracleExadataWorkbook

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

Exadata Operational Management - Whitepaper series

New whitepapers have been published on Exadata Operational Management. These whitepapers are a must for anyone involved in managing Exadata environments.

The whitepapers are available for download for Manageability Community members:  (If you are not a community member you will get an error. You should first register here)



Friday Jan 18, 2013

Sales Masterclass for Partners - EMEA rollout

Oracle EMEA is pleased to announce a series of live Sales Masterclasses for Partners on Lifecycle Management for Exadata, Cloud and Applications.

Initial classes are:
- UK, Reading: 23 - 24 January 2013, Oracle UK Thames Valley Park
- France, Paris: 5 - 6 February 2013, Oracle France Colombes
- Portugal, Lisbon: 19 - 20 February 2013, Oracle Lagoas Park
- Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: 26 February 2013, Oracle Riyadh Offices (Application Lifecycle Management only)

Please contact your local Partner Enablement Manager or Alliance & Channel Manager for training events in your region.

Exadata & Cloud Management
Unlock the Potential of Exadata and the Cloud through integrated lifecycle management

Application Lifecycle Management
Quality & Performance of Oracle & Custom Web Applications

This Value Selling session will be offered to Oracle Manageability focus Partners over a live, 1 ½ day class.

Introduction:
Many organizations recognize the benefits and return on investment that Oracle-based business processes has brought to their business. However, as customers increasingly rely on technology, the growing complexity of the application landscapes and underlying infrastructures becomes more challenging. This is further enhanced by custom deployments and integrations, which makes each system different and unique to manage.

Whether in the cloud, or in traditional IT environments, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c enables you to provision applications faster, reduce time-to-resolution of service requests, and easily manage user experiences for millions of customers. It also provides a complete solution to manage the entire cloud lifecycle and Oracle stack, from application to disk, through a single console.

We are happy to invite you for a 1 ½ day Value Selling workshop on Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Application Lifecycle Management and Exadata & Cloud Management.

Purpose:
This class is a comprehensive programme, prepared and presented by Oracle specialized sales leaders. This ensures you have all the knowledge and skills you need to effectively position, sell and support Oracle’s performance, quality and operational management solutions for Applications and Exadata.

·         The first half day is relevant for both Application Lifecycle Management AND Exadata & Cloud Management 
The second half of day one is focused on Application Lifecycle Management.
The first half of day two will be focused on Exadata & Cloud Management.

The sessions will be lecture-based with showcases to complement. These sessions are interactive and everyone is required to participate. Customer case studies will be used as appropriate and there will be plenty of opportunity for in-depth discussion. Please bring to the training an understanding of what Enterprise Manager 12c does for your customers, along with your own experiences to date.

Target Audience:
Partners: Sales Directors, Managers and Representatives. Sales Consulting (Managers). Marketing Directors / Managers. Oracle Practice Leaders. Application Management and Testing business unit leaders.

Learning Objectives & Coverage   
Sales-driven, non-technical; there will be no deep dive, technical features, or hands on labs. Instead, it is focused on customer value, positioning, sales plays & value propositions, competitive intelligence, pricing & licensing, case stories & top wins, objection handling, probing questions, spotting sweet spot opportunities, ROI & Proof-of-Value, etc. This session also provides sales tools, resources and how to engage with Oracle on the subject-matter.

Monday Jan 14, 2013

Partner Note: Set Up Exadata for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12

Posted by Jeremy Schneider on Jan 9, 2013 at www.pythian.com

I recently helped setup an Exadata X2-8 Database Machine with the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (12.1.0.2). A few documents do exist for this process – the most useful of which are the Exadata Discovery Cookbook and the Setup Automation Kit. However I found a few inconsistencies and problems; I think the existing documents I found were written on older versions of Enterprise Manager and older versions of the tools. Also there are some additional steps for older Exadatas which didn’t apply to my case.

I’m publishing my final procedure here with hopes that it helps you, but as always please cross-reference this with the appropriate documentation before doing anything in your own environment.

At this customer’s request we also configured SNMP to integrate alerting with another system – in their case, Exadata-related alerts will be raised in BMC Event Manager. I’ve also included the steps I followed to enable this; it should be easy enough to tweak my procedure here for any SNMP-compatible monitoring system.

Friday Dec 14, 2012

Webcast: Operational Management Benefits with Engineered Systems

Jules Lane is the author of several whitepapers on manageability in Exa environments. The key content of those whitepapers is now presented n a 40 min webcast titled "Achieving Operational Management Benefits in Oracle Engineered Systems environments".

You can watch the video here

Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

Achieving Extreme Performance Across the Oracle Exadata Lifecycle

From testing and deployment to monitoring and maintenance, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is helping organizations achieve extreme performance across the entire Oracle Exadata lifecycle.

To achieve this, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides automated database diagnostics, tuning, and self-management—all within a single, centralized management console.

Two new white papers,
Managing Oracle Exadata with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle Exadata Discovery Cookbook detail the ways Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c optimizes each phase of the process.

Read more

Monday May 21, 2012

New whitepaper: Operational Impact of Deploying Exadata

Traditionally, highly skilled and focused administrators have been responsible for managing individual portions of the technology stack. With engineered systems, lifecycle management becomes a more integrated and, ultimately, less complex environment. From a business perspective, the engineered system will result in improved performance and throughput along with reduced lifecycle management costs.

Read the full whitepaper "Operational Impact of Deploying Engineered Systems (Exadata)". Full document is available for download at the Manageability Partner Community Collaborative Workspace (for community members only - if you get an error message, please register for the Community first).

Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

Who manages the Exadata machine?

The 2012 edition of the  Manageability Partner Community Forum (Istanbul, March 14-15, 2012) will be run in parallel with the Exadata Partner Community Forum. And this is not by chance but because there are clear areas of common interest between both.

During an Exadata sale and implementation, one of the areas of discussion at the customer -which may have a strong impact during the sales cycle- is around who has responsibility for the Exadata machine. Given that Exadata is a complete system, what should be the roles of the systems staff, the storage guys and the DBAs?

A very interesting reading is the post "Who manages the Exadata machine?", in Arup Nanda's blog. Very worth reading!


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