Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

Oracle University Partner Enablement Update (27th June)

How do you best underline your SQL skills?

Are you an experienced SQL programmer eager to achieve certification? Oracle University just made it easier for you to pass your Oracle Database SQL Expert exam. Take a look at the new Training On Demand SQL Exam Preparation Seminar Value Package.

For more information, assistance and bookings contact your local Oracle University Service Desk

Tuesday Jun 26, 2012

New Marketing Assets Available

NEW translated demand generation materials available for the following Oracle Marketing Kits, designed to help partners generate sales around Oracle's solutions:

TODAY! FY13 Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM BST
Join us for a live online event hosted by the Oracle PartnerNetwork team as we kickoff FY13.

Hear messages from Judson Althoff, Oracle's SVP of Worldwide Alliances & Channels, as well as other Oracle executives, thought leaders, and partners. During this time we will share Oracle's strategy and objectives for the upcoming year, and provide an opportunity to learn about the different ways to make money with Oracle through our full stack offering.


Register here
for the EMEA event.

We look forward to seeing you online,

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Team

Thursday Jun 21, 2012

Romanian parter Omnilogic Delivers “No Limits” Scalability, Performance, Security, and Affordability through Next-Generation, Enterprise-Grade Engineered Systems

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Omnilogic SRL is a leading technology and information systems provider in Romania and central and Eastern Europe. An Oracle Value-Added Distributor Partner, Omnilogic resells Oracle software, hardware, and engineered systems to Oracle Partner Network members and provides specialized training, support, and testing facilities. Independent software vendors (ISVs) also use Omnilogic’s demonstration and testing facilities to upgrade the performance and efficiency of their solutions and those of their customers by migrating them from competitor technologies to Oracle platforms. Omnilogic also has a dedicated offering for ISV solutions, based on Oracle technology in a hosting service provider model.

Omnilogic wanted to help Oracle Partners and ISVs migrate solutions to Oracle Exadata and sell Oracle Exadata to end-customers. It installed Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Quarter Rack at its data center to create a demonstration and testing environment. Demonstrations proved that Oracle Exadata achieved processing speeds up to 100 times faster than competitor systems, cut typical back-up times from 6 hours to 20 minutes, and stored 10 times more data. Oracle Partners and ISVs learned that migrating solutions to Oracle Exadata’s preconfigured, pre-integrated hardware and software can be completed rapidly, at low cost, without business disruption, and with reduced ongoing operating costs.

Challenges

A word from Omnilogic

  • “Oracle Exadata is the new killer application—the smartest solution on the market. There is no competition.” – Sorin Dragomir, Chief Operating Officer, Omnilogic SRL
  • Enable Oracle Partners in Romania and central and eastern Europe to achieve Oracle Exadata Ready status by providing facilities to test and optimize existing applications and build real-life proofs of concept (POCs) for new solutions on Oracle Exadata Database Machine
  • Provide technical support and demonstration facilities for ISVs migrating their customers’ solutions from competitor technologies to Oracle Exadata to maximize performance, scalability, and security; optimize hardware and datacenter space; cut maintenance costs; and improve return on investment
  • Demonstrate power of Oracle Exadata’s high-performance, high-capacity engineered systems for customer-facing businesses, such as government organizations, telecommunications, banking and insurance, and utility companies, which typically require continuous availability to support very large data volumes
  • Showcase Oracle Exadata’s unchallenged online transaction processing (OLTP) capabilities that cut application run times to provide unrivalled query turnaround and user response speeds while significantly reducing back-up times and eliminating risk of unplanned outages
  • Capitalize on providing a world-class training and demonstration environment for Oracle Exadata to accelerate sales with Oracle Partners
Solutions
  • Created a testing environment to enable Oracle Partners and ISVs to test their own solutions and those of their customers on Oracle Exadata running on Oracle Enterprise Linux or Oracle Solaris Express to benchmark performance prior to migration
  • Leveraged expertise on Oracle Exadata to offer Oracle Exadata training, migration, support seminars and to showcase live demonstrations for Oracle Partners
  • Proved how Oracle Exadata’s pre-engineered systems, that come assembled, configured, and ready to run, reduce deployment time and cost, minimize risk, and help customers achieve the full performance potential immediately after go live
  • Increased processing speeds 10-fold and with zero data loss for a telecommunications provider’s client-facing customer relationship management solution
  • Achieved performance improvements of between 6 and 100 times faster for financial and utility company applications currently running on IBM, Microsoft, or SAP HANA platforms
  • Showed how daily closure procedures carried out overnight by banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions to analyze each day’s business, can typically be cut from around six hours to 20 minutes, some 18 times faster, when running on Oracle Exadata
  • Simulated concurrent back-ups while running applications under normal working conditions to prove that Oracle Exadata-based solutions can be backed up during business hours without causing bottlenecks or impacting the end-user experience
  • Demonstrated that Oracle Exadata’s built-in analytics, data mining and OLTP capabilities make it the highest-performance, lowest-cost choice for large data warehousing operations
  • Showed how Oracle Exadata’s columnar compression and intelligent storage architecture allows 10 times more data to be stored than on competitor platforms
  • Demonstrated how Oracle Exadata cuts hardware requirements significantly by consolidating workloads on to fewer servers which delivers greater power efficiency and lower operating costs that competing systems from IBM and other manufacturers
  • Proved to ISVs that migrating solutions to Oracle Exadata’s preconfigured, pre-integrated hardware and software can be completed rapidly, at low cost, and with minimal business disruption
  • Demonstrated how storage servers, database servers, and network switches can be added incrementally and inexpensively to the Oracle Exadata platform to support business expansion
  • On track to grow revenues by 10% in year one and by 15% annually thereafter through increased business generated from Oracle Partners and ISVs

Oracle University New Courses (Week 23)

Oracle University released the following new (versions of) courses recently:

Engineered Systems

Development Tools

Fusion Middleware

Java

Hyperion

Get in contact with your local Oracle University team for more details and course dates.

Stay Connected to Oracle University:

Oracle University on LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Oracle University on Oracle Mix

OracleMix

Oracle University on Twitter

Twitter

Oracle University on Facebook

Facebook

Oracle University on Google+

Google+

TODAY! Partner Webcast: SPARC Marketing And Go-To-Market

THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2012 AT 2:00 PM GMT (3:00 PM CET)

Dear partner

Oracle is pleased to invite you to our new webinar series on "Sparc Marketing and Go-to-Market" intended for our partners.

Please join our second session in a series of new monthly webinars focused on everything related to SPARC and specifically designed to provide insights and selling guidance for channel partners worldwide on Thursday, June 21.

Agenda:

This month's guest speaker will focus on SPARC / T4 Marketing: a review of current assets and where we are going into FY13. Our presenter will be Bud Koch, Sr Principal Product Marketing Director.

Please mark your diaries for this date and be sure to join.

JOINING INFORMATION

International Toll Free Dial-in
Conference call ID: 90617465
Password:
sparc

To join the WebEx Conference

Meeting Number: 590 744 943
Meeting Password:
sparc


Delivery Format
This FREE online LIVE eSeminar will be delivered over the Web and Conference Call.

Duration
1 hour

For assistance
1. Go to https://oraclemeetings.webex.com/oraclemeetings/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Note: Please join the call 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

We look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Cinzia Mascanzoni
EMEA Partner Marketing Director

Giuseppe Facchetti
EMEA Partner Business Development Manager

Friday Jun 08, 2012

Planned OPS Maintenance - 7th and 8th July 2012

Attention: Please note that OPS will be down on 7th and 8th July 2012 due to scheduled maintenance.

For any questions on OPS please contact partnerordering-emea_ww@oracle.com

Thursday Jun 07, 2012

Oracle Marketing Services for Partners

To improve your marketing experience with Oracle, we are moving all marketing related materials from OMS4P to the Oracle Marketing Kits. Here you will find tools and resources created specifically for Oracle Partners around Database, Middleware, Applications, Server / Storage and Industries. OMS4P will be decommissioned soon so please bookmark this new link.

Wednesday Jun 06, 2012

Join the SPARC Go To Market Webinar on June 21st

Please join the World Wide webinar focused on SPARC, and designed to provide insights and selling guidance, at 5 p.m. CET on Thursday, June 21.

The speaker, Bud Koch, Sr Principal Product Marketing Director will focus on SPARC / T4 Marketing: with a review of current assets and where we are going into FY13. 

Details about the meeting can be found here. Please plan on joining 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. If you are not able to participate in real time, a replay will be available shortly afterward.

OPS Update

Transactions OPS Can Support. A presentation of transactions supported by OPS and those not supported is available on OPS Home.

For any questions on OPS please contact partnerordering-emea_ww@oracle.com

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