Wednesday Feb 05, 2014

New customer videos - Exadata-Exalogic: TDC, Netshoes, VRGS, China Guangfa Bank


TDC (Denmark) Exadata, SPARC/Solaris, ZFS Storage, ACS
Published: January 23, 2014

Netshoes (Brazil) Exalogic, ATG, ACS
Published: January 21, 2014

VRSG (Switzerland) Exalogic, Exadata, WebLogic
Published: January 17, 2014

China Guangfa Bank (China) Exadata
Published: January 8, 2014

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Tuesday Feb 04, 2014

Database Insider - February 2014 issue now available

The February issue of the Database Insider newsletter is now available. (Full newsletter here)


IOUG President Michelle Malcher: Sneak Peak of COLLABORATE 14

COLLABORATE 14, the Independent Oracle Users Group conference, will take place April 7 to 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michelle Malcher, IOUG president and DBA team lead at DRW Holdings, offers a sneak preview of the conference's 1,250 panels and sessions covering the full spectrum of Oracle technology.
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2014 Meetings Kick Off with Oracle-Hosted BIWA Summit

Find out what transpired at the recent BIWA Summit, where attendees enjoyed a portfolio of content spanning data management, data mining, analytics, business intelligence, visualization, and more. And find out where to be for this year's hottest upcoming special interest and user group meetings.
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New E-Book: Technical Primer for Securing Oracle Database 12c

Oracle security experts have written a new book for database administrators and security professionals who want to learn how to secure Oracle Databases. Written by Oracle's Paul Needham and Scott Rotondo, along with Independent Oracle Users Group President Michelle Malcher, Securing Oracle Database 12c: A Technical Primer, is available as a free download.
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Available On Demand: Improve Engineered Systems Sales with Operational Management

The recording of the EMEA Engineered Systems Partner Update Call: "Improve Engineered Systems Sales with Operational Management" is now available on demand here

Monday Feb 03, 2014

Exadata 2014 Implementation Specialist Boot Camp - Live Virtual Training - March 3-4

A two-day Exadata 2014 Implementation Specialist Boot Camp - Live Virtual Training will be run on March 3rd and 4th for partners across EMEA.

Now you have the opportunity to attend a live training to prepare for the Exadata 2014 Implementation Specialist exam right from your desk, without incurring in travel time and expenses. 

It is the right time to get trained and become an Implementation Specialist in Exadata 2014 since the previous specialization (Exadata X2-2 and X2-8) will become non-qualifying specializations on April 1st, 2014. (Non-Qualifying Specializations remain valid but they are no longer eligible for Specialization Benefits and will not count towards the criteria for Platinum or Diamond membership status)

Click here for Agenda, Logistics, Prerequisites and Registration

Seats are limited. Register now!

Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Temenos

Martin Bailey, Product Director Enterprise Technology, Temenos, talks about the performance benefits of running their application, T24 on Exadata + Exalogic – Watch video

Friday Jan 31, 2014

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

Upgrade Your Solution to Oracle Database 12c Workshop

Oracle Exadata X4 Workshop

  • February 18-19, 2014: Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy

Oracle 12c Multitenant Technical Workshop

  • April 2-3, 2014: Reading, United Kingdom 
  • Oracle Exalogic Implementation Workshop
    • February 26-28, 2014: Utrecht, Netherlands
    • April 8-10, 2014: Moscow, Russia
    • April 24-26, 2014 : Münich, Germany

    Contact your local Partner Enablement manager for registration

    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 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,

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    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 today!
    To Register for Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum
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    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

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    Director Core Technology Partner
    Programs, Oracle EMEA

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    Director Servers Partner
    Programs, Oracle EMEA

    Sasan Moaveni
    Director Storage Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA


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    Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

    Atos Boosts System Performance with Oracle SuperCluster for Outsourcing Services

    Atos is experiencing a dramatic increase in performance with Oracle SuperCluster. By consolidating operations on one multitenant platform, Atos is reducing costs, time, and effort and delivering faster, better support to its customers.

    Watch video here

    Monday Jan 20, 2014

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: SAS Institute, Unissant

    • Tune into the replay as Paul Kent, VP Big Data, SAS Institute talks about the benefits of running SAS Access being Exadata and SuperCluster Optimized.

    • Additionally, Will Rhode, Chief Solutions Officer, Unissant discusses the benefits of running Analytix360 on Exadata, Exalytics, Exalogic and SuperCluster

    Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Sales and Presales Assesments Are Ready!

    The Oracle Database Performance and Tuning OPN Specialization has two new assessments available for enrollment!

    Keep your specialization up-to-date by becoming  a specialist in Sales and Pre-sales by taking the Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Sales and Presales Assesments.

    'In touch' with David Callaghan Live - Jan 27, 2014, (10:30 AM GMT, 11:30 CET)

    Quarterly Webcasts for Oracle Partners in EMEA 

    Details and registration here

    Join your host David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA, for the latest headlines from the Oracle Partner Network. With a strong focus on direct partner benefit, 'In Touch' is your chance to stay up to date, share best practices and pose those burning questions to Oracle that you would like answered. 


    Welcome and previous cast subject update David Callaghan, SVP EMEA Alliances and Channels
    Systems: what do the system developments mean for partners and what Oracle on Oracle opportunities do they present? Andrew Sutherland, Senior Vice President Business Development - Technology License & Systems EMEA
    Big Data: the lowdown on the key updates, benefits and success they deliver for customers within the big data space Alistair Hopkins, Vice President - Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions
    Regional Strategy Update – providing an insight from the field of the regional focus points and Oracle on Oracle successes from H1

    Will O'Brien, Vice President, A&C UK & Ireland
    Silvia Kaske, Vice President, A&C WCE North
    Eric Fontaine, Vice President, A&C WCE South
    Janusz Naklicki, Vice President, ECEMEA

    Live Q&A, FY14 Q2 Key Wins and closing remarks David Callaghan, SVP EMEA Alliances and Channels

    Details and registration here

    Monday Jan 13, 2014

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Eagle Investment, Smartsoft

    Live Partnercast on Engineered Systems & Services Automation - Jan 15, 19 CET (6pm UK)

    Join the next Live PartnerCast at on Wednesday, January 15th at 19:00 CET (6pm UK). In addition to reviewing the latest news in the OPN community, Oracle experts will discuss the following topics:

    • The latest Exalytics Release - T5-8
    • Exadata X4
    • Big Data
    • CX updates focusing on Services Automation

    Learn more about OPN PartnerCasts.

    Friday Jan 10, 2014

    Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

    • Oracle Exalogic Implementation Workshop
      • January 23-25, 2014: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
      • April 8-10, 2014: Moscow, Russia
    Contact your local Partner Enablement manager for registration

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