Monday Feb 16, 2015

Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service – Now available for resell!

Leading organizations use Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service to become the employer of choice, providing the power to recruit the brightest, hire the best, and build a culture of performance and productivity. Partners may now apply to distribute Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service programs. View the new Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service Knowledge Zone for more information!

Free Vouchers to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1. Are your partners planning to upgrade to the new version? OPN supports partners with a limited number of vouchers to successfully pass the Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist OPN exam (IZ0-497). If partners are interested, they may submit an Oracle Database Certification Upgrade voucher request form.

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Invitation: Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability, Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum, 14th-16th April, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

As in previous editions, the most important part of this Community Forum is sharing experiences, best-practices and customer cases. Presentations by partners and networking among participants are the enablers for building a valuable learning experience for you.

During the event, Oracle executives driving the different product areas will share their insight on new products and market trends, and will be available for one-on-one meetings to discuss go-to-market plans and sales opportunities.

Register for the Oracle Exadata, Manageability and Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum Now!

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this Community Forum. Check the agenda and reserve your place by registering before 15th March, 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).

Monday Feb 09, 2015

Partner Enablement Update – February

The Partner Enablement Update newsletter was recently distributed. Highlights for this issue include: Free trial of Oracle Learning Streams, Oracle Field Service Cloud Service Knowledge Zone and an important Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Specialization update.

How Big Data Will Evolve in 2015

“Data is the fuel that launches companies ahead of the pack—often far ahead.” Use the big data insights from this article to talk about big data themes and trends with business leaders.

Mark Hurd warns competitors on CNBC

In an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Mark Hurd made no bones about it: Oracle has made the transition to the cloud and is leading against competitors: "We are laser focused on taking share, we are focused on growing."

Friday Feb 06, 2015

The Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems Webcast Invitation: February 10th, 2015 at 13.30 CET - 12.30 UKT

On January 21st Larry Ellison announced the next generation of Oracle Engineered Systems as the cornerstone of the Oracle strategy for reducing customer costs and increasing value. The announcement included the sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5 with virtualization capabilities, Oracle's new Virtual Compute Appliance X5, and Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System. This new generation of Engineered Systems not only delivers the highest performance in the industry but it also comes at the lowest purchase price for the data center core infrastructure, enabling Oracle partners to focus on delivering high-value services to help customers transform their businesses.

In this webcast, dedicated to Oracle Partners in EMEA, you will learn how the combination of highest performance and lowest cost expands the market for Oracle partners, providing the right entry- level point for mid-market customers and empowering our partners to compete in an extended market as it had never been possible before.


Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Wikibon : Storage Analysis

Wikibon Storage Strategies for Oracle Customers
Wikibon IT analysts, Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman, discuss the available storage strategies for Oracle customers today and the possible applications of Oracle's new ZFS, FS Series and Tape storage solutions.

Wikibon Key Observations and Recommendations
Wikibon analysts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman discuss key observations and recommendations in the storage industry today, including:

  • Replicating advantages of public cloud in your own IT environment
  • Data as the "new oil"
  • Data analytics driving new business value

Wikibon Monster Trends

Wikibon Monster Trends
Hear what IT industry analysts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman from Wikibon have to say about the 4 monster trends in enterprise technology today, which are Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data.

Oracle's Storage Video

Oracle’s Storage Innovation Video
Find out how Oracle's storage innovations can help your organization conquer today’s business challenges.

New Oracle FS1 Customer Benefits Video
Learn how Oracle FS1 is specifically architected to exploit the power of flash for extreme performance with predictable latency, and better economics through Quality of Service-driven automated tiering of flash and disk.

Oracle SuperCluster – Oracle’s Most Powerful Engineered System

Oracle SuperCluster – Oracle’s Most Powerful Engineered System
Hear Michael Palmeter, Senior Director of Engineered Systems, discuss the latest enhancements to Oracle SuperCluster, including the newest Exadata Storage X5-2.

Specialized Bikes
"With Oracle SuperCluster we reduced its month end report from 20 hours to 20 minutes, increased performance 17 times, and deployed into production its new Oracle SuperCluster in just 65 days."

Monday Feb 02, 2015

Now available! Oracle HCM Cloud Marketing Kit

Generate new opportunities and increase sales with the ready to use Oracle HCM Cloud Marketing Kit. The video Using the Oracle HCM Cloud Marketing Kit provides an overview of the market and strategy, as well as how to use the resources in the marketing kit.

Oracle VM Powers More Oracle Engineered Systems and Appliances

The Oracle VM software that runs on Exadata also powers Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. Check out the Oracle Virtualization blog posts here and here to learn more!

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Proof of Concept: Software in Silicon Cloud

Oracle's Software in Silicon Cloud lets OPN members test Oracle’s new SPARC technology, functioning as a beta test site for the upcoming SPARC M7 processor. More details.



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