Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Oracle Database In-Memory vs SAP HANA benchmark results

On September 16th, Oracle publicly released the benchmark white paper describing the results of SAP BW-EML Benchmark using Oracle In-Memory option. The results demonstrated that Oracle Database 12c runs SAP applications 2x faster than SAP HANA.

For your SAP clients running on Oracle Database make sure you consider the following points:

  • Why Risk Disrupting Your Client Business with SAP HANA

No application changes required. Oracle Database In-Memory is 100 percent compatible with all existing applications to transparently accelerate analytics for mixed workloads for both OLTP and data warehouse databases. No complexity, no compromises, no risks. Modern in-memory technology simply and seamlessly works with your business—not the other way around.

  • Instant Analytics: 2x Faster Than SAP HANA

Oracle Database In-Memory implements a dual-format architecture and state-of-the-art algorithms to accelerate analytics by orders of magnitude. This allows users to get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours. This same Oracle in-memory technology is proven to speed up SAP applications 2x faster than SAP HANA. Read the benchmark white paper.

  • More Cost-Effective Than SAP HANA

Oracle Database In-Memory does not mandate that all data fit in-memory. Database queries execute transparently on data residing on all three tiers—memory, flash, and disk—enabling Oracle Database In-Memory to be used with databases of any size in order to take advantage of the combination of fast in-memory and low-cost storage technologies.

View the Database In-Memory Infographic.

  • The Gold Standard Database for Your Enterprise

Building on decades of innovation, Oracle Database offers a proven platform with integrated high availability and data protection to ensure a reliable, secured “always-on” business operation you can count on. Does SAP HANA offer the same high availability capabilities? Read more.

Read the Press release: "Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory Certified and Supported by SAP for Use with SAP Solutions."

Read the IDC white paper: "Memory-Optimized Transactions and Analytics in One Platform: Achieving Business Agility with Oracle Database." (PDF)

  • Breakthrough Transaction Processing Performance

Oracle has been a proven leader in publishing benchmarks on transaction processing performance as measured by SAP's own standard application benchmarks (SAP Standard Application Benchmarks).

Friday Sep 25, 2015

Tech Mahindra implements Oracle Exadata solution at Videocon d2h

Tech Mahindra Ltd., an Oracle Platinum Partner, helped Videocon d2h to deploy Oracle Exadata. Leveraging its in-depth expertise in delivering database solutions, Videocon d2h’s IT team worked with Tech Mahindra consultants as a team to ensure a timely and troublefree implementation. 

"We chose Oracle over other vendors, such as IBM and Dell, because Oracle Exadata was the only engineered system on the market that met our business requirements and supported exponential growth. By using a single-vendor solution for hardware and software, we saved US$2 million in annual license fees and enhanced customer satisfaction.” - Samir Dhaga, Vice President and Head of IT, Videocon d2h Ltd.

Read full story here

Thursday Sep 24, 2015

Is Steve Duplessie losing his mind?

Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at ESG, is an internationally recognized expert in IT infrastructure technologies and markets. Yesterday he published an article in the ESG blog with the title 'I May Be Losing My Mind – I’m Believing In Oracle Hardware'.

Very worth reading. Are you also losing your mind? Read full article here

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

New Customer Success Story: Turk Telecom: Siebel on Engineered Systems with Accenture

Summary: Turk Telekom deployed Exalogic and Exadata to run Siebel CRM 8.1 with substantially increased availability and performance while reducing TCO by 68% over 5 years.

Turk Telekom consolidated different silos—storage, servers, networks, and layers—into an integrated private cloud platform, and implemented Maximum Availability Architecture guidelines for Siebel CRM to free IT specialists for strategic tasks such as tuning often-used queries, including customer creation and customer update.

Accenture was the partner in this project


Wednesday Sep 09, 2015

Database Insider - September 2015 issue now available

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


Oracle Database Top 10 Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is right around the corner, taking place October 25 through 29, 2015, in San Francisco, California. Sessions fill quickly to capacity, so register today and sign up for the top ten recommended sessions, straight from the Oracle Database team.
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Oracle Database Cloud Service: Customer Adoptions Accelerate

In June 2015, Oracle Cloud Platform expanded to include Oracle’s proven database and middleware technologies in an on-demand, subscription-based environment. Learn about the customers who are adopting the new solutions.
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Guard the Crown Jewels

Data breaches are now targeting different industries and different types of information. Oracle Vice President of Oracle Database Security Vipin Samar talks about the latest data breaches, how data breach threats are evolving, and how to work with the wide variety of data that needs protection in the enterprise.
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Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

FY16 EMEA Hybrid DBaaS Architecture Forum for Partners

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A one day Forum to engage with Oracle partners on Oracle Hybrid DBaaS Solution. The Forum will introduce the business, technology and operational aspects of designing and running Oracle Database-as-a-Service both in a private on-premise environment and in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Target Audience:

- Partners dealing with installed base customers running a large Oracle Database estate
- Partners defining Cloud as key to their IT-Strategy
- Partners with Oracle customers seeking IT cost reduction
- Partners with customers owning Engineered Systems and/or SPARC helps but not essential

Target Participants:

- IT Decision Makers: Cloud/Infra/DB Director/Manager
- IT Influencers: Enterprise Architects, DB Architects, Senior DBAs


Welcome & Introduction to Oracle value Prop

Designing the Hybrid Database Cloud

Database Features to support DBaaS

Private Cloud Platform: Engineered Systems

Oracle Public Cloud DB Services

Hybrid DBaaS Examples & Demo

Lessons Learned (Selling DBaaS)

Register now!

(Free of charge for Oracle partners)

- Italy, Milan: 8th October 2015
- Netherlands, Utrecht: 12th October 2015
- Belgium, Vilvoorde: 13th October 2015
- Kenya, Nairobi: 13th October 2015
- UK, Reading: 15th October 2015
- Finland, Espoo: 21st October 2015
- South Africa, Johannesburg: 2nd November 2015
- Turkey, Istanbul: 3rd November 2015
- Germany, Dusseldorf: 5th November 2015
- Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: 17th November 2015
- France, Colombes: 17th November 2015

Best regards,

Javier Puerta
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Alliances Director, Core Technology Partner Programs, EMEA

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Business Development Director, EMEA

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Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

New Customer Success Story: Banca Transilvania

Banca Transilvania created a private cloud by replacing legacy infrastructure with integrated Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Exalogic Elastic Cloud clusters—giving staff access to a shared pool of computing resources that they can flexibly allocate to testing, development, and production to support ambitious growth targets.

Results include:

  • Added more than 300,000 customers and increased transaction volumes by 20%
  • Cut daily close time by 50%
  • Reduced time to market for banking products and services by 3x thanks to rapid deployment and provisioning of banking applications
  • Standardized the bank’s private cloud infrastructure and aligned with Oracle’s public cloud

The customer increased business efficiency by doubling performance of mission-critical applications with an Oracle-on-Oracle solution, including Oracle FLEXCUBE for core banking, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle SOA-based online banking.

This is a great win detailing how Oracle customers can realize measurable business value from Oracle public and private cloud infrastructure solutions. Read and share this with your customers!


Tuesday Aug 18, 2015

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service brings the full power of the Oracle Exadata database platform to the cloud. With this service, customers can run Oracle databases in the cloud with the same functionality, performance, and availability of on-premises Oracle Exadata-based production databases, already in operation at thousands of mission-critical sites worldwide. Oracle databases deployed in the cloud as part of this service are 100 percent compatible with those that are deployed on premises, enabling a smooth migration to the cloud, as well as a seamless transition to a hybrid cloud strategy.

Forbes: Dave Donatelli Discusses The Future Of IT

Read this exclusive first public interview with Oracle’s new EVP of converged infrastructure Dave Donatelli and his vision of extreme vertical engineering combining software and hardware from the app to the chip to the cloud.


New Engineered Systems Public References

Shinhan Investment Corp. (Korea) [Korean] – Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Published: July 13, 2015

AIM (Italy) [Italian] - Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle Premier Support for Systems
Published: July 03, 2015

SISPI Sistema Palermo Informatica S.p.A. (Italy) [Italian] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Advanced Customer Support, Oracle Standard System Installation, Oracle Exadata Configuration Service, Oracle Auto Service 
Published: July 02, 2015

Bank of Qingdao (China) [Chinese],  Exalogic, Middleware, Application Servers, Oracle WebLogic, Oracle WebLogic Server
Published: June 30, 2015

National Oilwell Varco (United States) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Multitenant, Oracle Partitioning, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financials, Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Oracle Enterprise Manager
Published: June 29, 2015

Hotelbeds (Spain) [Spanish] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle GoldenGate
Published: June 25, 2015

Li & Fung Ltd (Hong Kong) Exalytics, Hyperion Planning, Weblogic Server
Published: June 23, 2015

KyivStar (Ukraine) [Russian] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Published: June 19, 2015

PosteMobile (Italy) [Italian] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, Oracle SPARC Servers, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterpise Manager, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle Consulting
Published: June 18, 2015

QIIB (Qatar) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Linux, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle Diagnostics Pack, Oracle Partitioning, Oracle Tuning Pack, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Advanced Customer Support
Published: June 04, 2015

Teraoka (Japan) [Japanese] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Advanced Compression, Oracle Enterprise Manager
Published: June 04, 2015

Industrial Bank of Korea (Korea) [Korean] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Coherence, Oracle WebLogic Server
Published: June 03, 2015

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ZDLRA brings simplificity and reliability to Data Protection Strategies

Check out the new ZDLRA Video! It is a great explanation on how ZDLRA brings simplificity and reliability to Data Protection Strategies. Share with your customers!

Replay available - PartnerCast: Build your Business with Engineered Systems

If you missed it, you can now watch on demand the recent Partnercast: "Build your Business with Engineered Systems", where Lindsey Pickle, Senior Director of Global Partner Enablement hosts Phil Conley, Director of Exadata Business Development at Oracle, to discuss how to move forward with Oracle Engineered Systems.

Top Exastack headlines: OpenWay Group

OpenWay Group - a Brussels-based payment processing software vendor - completed Oracle SuperCluster Optimized testing and certification with their solution WAY4. Results demonstrated a 2x shorter average response time compared to a similarly scaled platform with traditional storage - Read more

Register now: Upcoming Sales Training Roadshow for Partners in 12 cities in EMEA - October 2015

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Oracle Systems: the Foundation of Cloud
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Dear Partner,

The evolution to the modern datacenter, based on cloud technologies to maximize business agility and minimize costs, is a top priority for companies everywhere. You, as an Oracle partner, can take a leadership position with your customers, be their trusted advisor and guide them through a successful journey to the cloud.

Oracle Systems and Software are the best foundation for you to build a cloud platform for your customers. Oracle has created Sales Plays and Programs to show you how to do that.

Register now and review the event details. You will learn all about Oracle Cloud solutions running on Oracle Systems in a face to face, free of charge sales training roadshow, dedicated to EMEA partners.


The Sales Representatives and Business Managers of your organization are invited to join this Sales Training. Your Pre-Sales Specialists are also welcome to attend.

Only EMEA OPN partners with a valid distribution agreement at the time of registration, and at the time of the training event, will be allowed to attend.


Explore your business opportunity with the cloud! This training will explain the business value of Oracle's solutions as the foundation to build your cloud environments - and their competitive positioning in the market.

Agenda Highlights

Oracle’s Cloud vision and strategy

Partner Sales Plays: how to win with Oracle Engineered Systems as Cloud foundation

Programs and resources for partners

Competitive positioning of Oracle’s Converged Infrastructure systems

Commercial aspects and sales tools

Location Schedule: Register Now!

October 5, 2015: London, UK
October 6, 2015: Frankfurt, Germany
October 8, 2015: Moscow, Russia
October 8, 2015: Dubai, UAE*
October 13, 2015: Paris, France
October 13, 2015: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
October 15, 2015: Johannesburg, South Africa
October 15, 2015: Munich, Germany
October 20, 2015: Istanbul, Turkey
October 20, 2015: Madrid, Spain*
October 22, 2015: Milan, Italy
October 22, 2015: Zurich, Switzerland

* Event date has changed.

Register today - number of seats are limited. Looking forward meeting you at the Oracle Cloud Sales Foundation Workshop.

Best regards,

Linda Mihalic
Linda Mihalic
Senior Director
EMEA A&C Systems
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Alistair Hopkins
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Vice President,
Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions

Monday Aug 17, 2015

Database Insider - August 2015 issue now available

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


Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory Certified and Supported by SAP for Use with SAP Solutions

Oracle Database In-Memory has been certified by SAP for use with SAP solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver 7.x technology platform. Customers can use SAP applications together with Oracle Database In-Memory to perform real-time data analytics together with real-time transaction processing on their existing applications, by adding SAP tables into the in-memory column store.
Read the Press Release

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Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Preview: Don’t-Miss Sessions

Organizers of Oracle OpenWorld 2015 have announced key events and speakers for the conference, taking place October 25–29, 2015 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Get information about the don’t-miss sessions recommended by the Oracle Database team.
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Analysts and the Press Report Widely on the Latest Expansion of the Oracle Cloud Platform

In June 2015, Oracle launched more than two dozen new platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service products. Since the release, analysts and the press have reported widely about how the initiative is reshaping the competitive landscape. Find out what they’re saying about the expansion and Oracle’s cloud strategy and cross-stack advantage.
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