Friday Jun 26, 2015

Oracle increases market leadership in Integrated Platforms segment. IDC tracker 2015 Q1 Release

During the first quarter of 2015, the Integrated Platforms (*) market generated revenues of $755.4 million, which represented a year-over-year decline of -2.5% and 35.6% of the total market value. Oracle was the largest supplier of Integrated Platform systems with $391.9 million in sales, increasing its market share from 47.8% (Q1 2014) to 51.9% share of the market segment in Q1 2015.

Read full report  here

Wednesday Jun 24, 2015

Great Infographic: Customers Cite Engineered Systems Cost Savings

  Oracle's engineered systems are helping Oracle customers cut costs dramatically:

  • Secure-24 CEO says deploying an infrastructure based on Virtual Compute Appliance cut acquisition costs by 50% and deployment costs by 90%
  • Sai Prasad Group's IT general manager said Exadata cost 31% less than products from other vendors and by using it to run JDE ERP applications, they can create daily sales reports 60x faster, introduce products 36x faster, and increase IT productivity by 40%
  • Advania Used a private-cloud environment to cut operational costs by 80% 

Find more customer statements about the value of Oracle's engineered systems in the infographic here.

Share with customers and prospects!


Tuesday Jun 23, 2015

Oracle Database Backup Service - New collateral

Today’s organizations are increasingly adopting cloud-based IT solutions and migrating on-premises workloads to public clouds. 

As part of the Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) portfolio, Oracle Database Backup Service is a cloud-based storage solution for Oracle Database backups. This cost effective, scalable, low-cost backup solution can be used to consolidate storage infrastructure or as an integral part of a multi-tier database backup and recovery strategy.

New collateral is available for you to use and share with your customers.

Watch the animated demo to learn the benefits Oracle Database Backup Service offers your organization.

Read the Oracle Database Backup Service Solution Brief.

Friday Jun 19, 2015

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS: Exadata, In-Memory, Database Cloud Service

24 June 2015

2 days

Exadata X5 Workshop


14 July 2015


Big Data Workshop


25 August 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


26 August 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


01 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


02 September 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


03 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


08 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


09 September 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


10 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


15 September 2015


Oracle In-Memory Technical Workshop


17 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


22 September 2015


Oracle Database Cloud Service Technical Workshop


PTS workshops are free of charge for qualified Oracle partners.

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

Database Insider - June 2015 issue now available

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


Live Webcast: Larry Ellison Unveils New Oracle Cloud Platform Services

Monday, June 22, 2015, 10 a.m. PT
Save the date for a live broadcast event featuring Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison and Oracle President, Product Development Thomas Kurian as they unveil new Oracle Cloud platform services. Discover how you can drive innovation with the leading enterprise cloud platform. Learn how to:

  • Integrate with next-generation cloud services.
  • Accelerate application development and deployment.
  • Lead the transformation of your business
Larry Ellison Unveils New Oracle Cloud Platform Services
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Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Report Finds That Cloud Computing Is Entering Its Second Act

A new report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, “Cloud Computing Comes of Age,” finds that cloud computing is entering its “second act,” as IT and business leaders work together to promote cohesive, inclusive cloud strategies—and achieve measurable results. Read a summary of key findings and learn how to access the full report.
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2015 IOUG Survey on Database Manageability

Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit: Oracle Customers Discuss Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service (31:29)

Oracle Senior Vice President Shawn Price leads a customer panel at the recent Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit. Find out what these customers and partners had to say about platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.

  • JDSU Senior Director of IT Rajiv Sethi
  • mFrontiers President Daniel Pahng
  • Valdosta State University Chief Information Officer Brina Haugabrook
  • Australian Financial Group IT Manager Andrew McGee
  • NetCompany Partner Gustaf Löfberg
  • Surdell and Partners Partner and Director of Customer Intelligence and Strategic Consulting Adam Kanzmeier
  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Principal IT Architect at Knex Technology Basheer Khan
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2015 IOUG Survey on Database Manageability

A new survey conducted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) reveals new insight into the key trends and challenges facing database administrators and Oracle professionals.

2015 IOUG Survey on Database Manageability
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Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

New Enterprise Manager Release Allows Customers to Manage Their Hybrid Cloud from a Single Interface

Oracle is today announcing Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5, which simplifies the journey to the cloud.  For the first time, you will be able to manage your hybrid cloud as one, from a single pane of glass.

According to a recent Computerworld survey, cloud consumers are struggling with security issues, integration headaches and performance concerns in public and hybrid cloud environments.

The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager addresses these concerns through new enhancements that manage, migrate, test and deploy applications and databases across hybrid clouds, with 100% reuse of existing management tools and practices.  These enhancements will provide centralized visibility and control to Oracle customers on their cloud journey, while helping to ensure that their existing company-wide standards are applied across the estate.

Read the full blog announcement here

Don't miss the announcement webcast on June 25

Monday Jun 15, 2015

Webcast, June 25: Simplify Your Journey to the Cloud - Manage Hybrid Cloud as One

Introducing Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 18:00 CET

With hybrid cloud uptake on the rise, the challenges involved with managing IT environments where public- and private clouds and on-premises infrastructure can thrive as one will become increasingly important.

Oracle is excited to announce our next release of Oracle Enterprise Manager, which will enable customers to leverage the deep management capabilities of Enterprise Manager against the Oracle Cloud Platform. For the first time, customers will be able to manage their hybrid cloud as one, from a single pane of glass.

In this webcast you’ll discover how to:
  • Gain a nine time improvement in provisioning time
  • Manage private and public cloud and on-premises IT as one, via single pane of glass
  • Reuse 100% of management practices and IT investments for hybrid cloud
  • Optimize your data centre operations by increasing performance and consolidation and lower risks
  • Better control your IT resources, become more agile and move to dev/test in the cloud
  • Transform IT to drive innovation, by managing IT and Cloud as one
  • Reduce labor effort with 50%

Register today.

EMEA PartnerCast: Cloud and Engineered Systems - July 1

Digital Transformation is disrupting the way we all do business - changing the way we think and work. New skills and new approaches, together with a solid digital platform, are needed to face the challenges ahead. David Callaghan, Senior Vice-President Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels and his studio guests will be taking an in-depth look at those themes in the upcoming Oracle 'In Touch' PartnerCast on Wednesday, July 1 @ 10:30am UK / 11:30am CET. Register today!

Thursday Jun 11, 2015

New Engineered Systems Public References


PCCW (Hong Kong) - Exalytics, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, ACS
Published: May 29, 2015

All Nippon Airways (Japan) [Japanese] – Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Consulting, Oracle Advanced Customer Services
Published on May 28, 2015

Swiss Re (Switzerland) – Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Platinum Services, Oracle Database
Published on May 28, 2015

Chinae Savings Bank (Korea) [Korean] – Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Advanced Security
Published on May 14, 2015

Khan Bank (Mongolia) – Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Platinum Services
Published on May 06, 2015

All customer reference collateral can be found on Search by content type, product, industry, region, and even keywords.

VIDEO (USA) Big Data Appliance, Oracle Advanced Analytics
Published: May 28, 2015

All customer reference collateral can be found on Search by content type, product, industry, region, and even keywords.


Specialized Bikes (USA) - ZFS Storage ZS3-2, Oracle SuperCluster T5-8, SPARC T4-2, Oracle Database, Oracle Exalytics, StorageTek SL150, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Agile solutions, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Hyperion solutions, Oracle Consulting

Tier1 (USA) - Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ForbesBrand Blog (written by Oracle) Data Analytics In The Virtual Battlefield
Published:  15 May 2015

Dunnhumby Ltd. (United Kingdom) - Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle Database, Oracle Advanced Analytics, Oracle Advanced Compression, Oracle Advanced Security.- Published on March 16, 2015   

Saudi Arabian Public Pension Agency (Saudi Arabia) – Oracle SuperCluster, Exadata, GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager OpsCenter 12c, E-Business Suite.- Published: March 31, 2015 

Click here to view the Oracle Press Release archives

Tuesday Jun 09, 2015

New White Paper: Implementing ILM with DB12c

The dramatic increase in data storage has had a major impact on enterprise customers looking to reduce costs, increase performance and scalability, and simplify management complexity. 

Oracle Database 12c innovations like Data Partitioning, Advanced Row Compression, Hybrid Columnar Compression; Automatic Data Optimization, Heat Map can help implement an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution that balances cost effective storage and simple management with scalability and high performance data access.

Read the Implementing Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) with Oracle Database 12c White Paper and share it with your prospects and customers.

Monday Jun 08, 2015

Criteria updates for RAC 12c Specialization!

Partners are encouraged to review the latest updates for the RAC 12c competency criteria. It is now it's easier to become specialized in RAC 12c with the decrease in number for Implementation Specialists needed. Learn more!

Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff is June 23. Have you registered yet?

Ready, set, mark your calendars for our Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff! This year's live, virtual event will be hosted by Oracle leaders Mark Hurd, John Fowler & Thomas Kurian, as well as well as A&C executives. These thought leaders will provide Oracle partners an opportunity to better understand Oracle's cloud transformation, as well our updated go-to-market and sales strategies for the upcoming fiscal year. Save the date for June 23 at 9am PDT, and register today. Partners can also join the conversation with thoughts/questions before the event, as well as live the day-of via Twitter. 

Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

New customer reference e-book: Running Oracle Hardware and Software Together

 The new Oracle on Oracle customer reference e-book, Getting Better Business Results, highlights what other organizations have achieved by running their Oracle applications on Oracle hardware.

This e-book focuses on the retail, financial services, communications, and high tech industries and has embedded industry specific iPapers and infographics, as well as links to numerous case studies.


Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Top Three Challenges Driving Adoption of Database as a Service

A recent study estimates that the market for cloud databases and database as a service (DBaaS) will grow 14x, from about US$1 billion in 2014 to approximately US$14 billion by 2019.

According to Oracle Product Marketing Director Scott McNeil, three management challenges are driving IT executives and database managers to move toward DBaaS:

  • Unmanaged asset sprawl.
  • Configuration pollution.
  • Slow time to deliver database instances.

Friday May 29, 2015

Khan Bank deployed Oracle Exadata Database Machine with partner ITZone

Khan Bank implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine to provide a high-performing, reliable, and scalable database platform for its core banking applications and support business growth. It now restores data 4x faster, processes batches five hours faster, and enables customers to rapidly conduct transactions without disruption, ensuring greater customer satisfaction. With Oracle Platinum Services, Khan Bank also improved DBA productivity by 40%, ensured high system availability, minimized skills-shortage risk, and increased staff confidence and morale.

Khan Bank has worked with Oracle Specialized Partner, ITZone for a number of years, and chose to use this partner again to assist with the Oracle Exadata project.

“ITZone’s experience with Oracle Exadata and assistance throughout the project was exceptional,” Joshi said. “Every step of the way was clear, enabling us to gain a high-performing and reliable database platform to support our growth.”

Read full story here 


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