Monday Nov 17, 2014

RAC 12c specialization is now active!

Want to make a difference in the market with your RAC 12c specialization? Check out the RAC 12c specialization criteria and get prepared on the way to becoming a specialized partner.

Friday Nov 07, 2014

New Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics Public References

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES & SPOTLIGHTS

Atos (Austria) [Case Study] [German version]- Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle SuperCluster Installation Service, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, Oracle Advanced Customer Support
Published: October 15, 2014

Ziraat Bankasi (Turkey) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Advanced Customer Support, Oracle Exadata Start-Up Pack
Published: October 08, 2014

Guangzhou Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau (China) - Exalogic, Enterprise Mgr, Service Bus
Published: October 08, 2014

Daiwa House Industry (Japan) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Published: October 07, 2014

Jet Infosystems (Russia) [Russian] - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software
Published: October 07, 2014

Yapi Kredi (Turkey) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle SPARC T5-4, Oracle Solaris
Published: October 06, 2014

VIDEO

Specialized Bikes (USA) - Oracle SuperCluster, ZFS Storage, Oracle Platinum Services
Published: October 14, 2014
Daelim (Korea) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Engineered Systems
Published: October 08, 2014

 

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

PRESS RELEASES, PODCASTS, PROFIT & ORACLE MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Press releases:
IDEXX Laboratories (United States) - Oracle Exadata, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Weblogic Server, Oracle Coherence
Published: October 31, 2014
Advania (Iceland) - Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Solaris, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database
Published: October 29, 2014
University of Cincinnati (United States) - Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
Published: October 29, 2014
Profit Magazine:
Hologic (United States) - Oracle Exadata, Oracle Agile PLM, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Fusion Middleware
Published: October 27, 2014

Wednesday Nov 05, 2014

New Engineered System Operational Management Page for Partners

Oracle EMEA Engineered Systems group has been working for some time on an initiative called ESOM - Engineered Systems Operational Management - to demonstrate that Engineered Systems are easier and cheaper to manage than traditional architectures, enabling to achieve 20-40% reduction in administration effort, 50% less Tier 1 Service Requests and 31% faster incident resolution times (on average for EMEA customers).

It is a pleasure to announce that ESOM webpage is now available for our partners! All Oracle Partners Gold and above will be able to access the site using their credentials.

The page contains most of the material posted in the ESOM internal webpage. It has very useful content to use in deals, proposals and projects The content will continue to be updated with new documents and presentations related to Operational Management of Engineered Systems.

Please visit the page at Engineered Systems Operational Management Partner Page

For questions or comments, you can contact the ESOM Core Team:

  • candido.formariz@oracle.com
  • julian.lane@oracle.com
  • panteley.davidov@oracle.com

ESOM Partner Page

Specialized Bicycles gains huge advantage with Oracle Supercluster

Specialized Bicycles, with Oracle SuperCluster, 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, helping its CIO sleep much better.

Watch video here

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Top Exastack ISV partner headlines

  • Informatica's PowerCenter - a data integration and quality solution - achieves Oracle Exadata and SuperCluster Optimized. Additionally, Informatica's MDM Multidomain Edition - a master data management solution - has achieved Oracle Exadata and Exalogic Optimized - Watch here
  • Temenos UK, a banking solution, has achieved Oracle Exadata, Exalogic, SuperCluster and Oracle Database Appliance Optimized - Watch here

Friday Oct 24, 2014

Upgrading to Database 12c - Upcoming Workshops

"Upgrade, migrate & consolidate to Oracle Database 12c" workshops" in the coming weeks:


Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

SAP on Exadata Deep-Dive Training for Partners - Walldorf, Nov. 24-28th

“SAP on Exadata Deep-Dive Consultant Training” for Partners

Covering SAP Implementation/Migration/Deployment on Exadata

Nov. 24 – Nov. 28 2014 (5 days), Walldorf, Germany

Oracle Exadata is the best solution for running Oracle DB for SAP. Exadata is certified to run SAP applications and now it is right time to train more SAP Technical/BASIS consultants to do migrations, implementations, deployment based on this platform on proven Oracle technology.

Join this training in order to become an end-to-end expert and to learn how to deploy, migrate, install and run Exadata on SAP applications, sharing deep technical experience, joining demonstrations, and becoming real technical heroes on Exadata to join Oracle's strong journey for populating new upcoming SAP customers and applications.

Audience:

SAP Technical/BASIS Consultants, SAP Migration Consultants, SAP Technical Associate Consultants, SAP Certified Technical/BASIS/Associate/Migration consultants who are willing to deploy technical infrastructure (BASIS, installation, migration, deployment, clustering, backup, monitoring, operations, etc.) staff for SAP on Exadata platform.

This training is free of charge for qualifying partners!

For complete details on prerequirements and registration process please download the training description document.

Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Mednet - Microstrategy

  • Mednet's MedNext+, a solution for managing health insurance risks, is now Oracle Exadata and Exalogic Optimized - Watch now
  • MicroStrategy leverages the processing power of Oracle Database 12c in its Mobile Platform and enterprise analytics by pushing analytics to the database - Learn more

 

Monday Oct 20, 2014

Platinum Services Available Under Extended Support


Effective October 13, 2014, Platinum Services is available under Extended Support for software and operating system releases that are within Extended Support and qualify as a Certified Platinum Configuration. The Oracle Software Technical Support Policies and Oracle Hardware and Systems Technical Support Policies have been revised to include Platinum Services as a component of Extended Support.

Additional Information:
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 Oct 15, 2014

Database Insider - October 2014 issue now available

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

NEWS

Oracle Executives Ellison and Mendelsohn Talk About Database Innovations at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Access full-length Oracle OpenWorld 2014 keynotes featuring Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison and Executive Vice President of Server Technologies Andy Mendelsohn, who discuss the latest capabilities and future directions of Oracle Database solutions.
Read More


Oracle Reinvents Database Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance

During his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced the general availability of Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, the world's first and only engineered system designed specifically for database protection. This massively scalable appliance delivers unparalleled data protection, efficiency, and scalability.
Read More


SANS Report Calls the Encryption and Redaction Features of Oracle Advanced Security "Top-Notch"

A new SANS analyst product review calls Oracle Advanced Security’s data redaction and encryption capabilities "top-notch," thanks to easy configuration, implementation, and management—and the fact that they have virtually no effect on system performance.
Read More

Read full newsletter here

IDC Link:Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Secret Sauce in Oracle's Hybrid Cloud Strategy

This report "Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Secret Sauce in Oracle's Hybrid Cloud Strategy" is authored by Mary Johnston Turner from IDC. The Link discusses IDC’s experience at Oracle Open World 2014, specifically around Oracle Enterprise Manager.

KEY FINDINGS:

•Oracle Cloud services are supported by more than 20 Oracle Cloud data centers around the world and are managed by the same Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) toolkit that customers use on premise to monitor, provision and maintain Oracle databases, Engineered Systems and Oracle applications and middleware.

•Oracle's goal with OEM is to provide customers with a unified management environment where on premise management solutions can monitor and manage public cloud services, and visa versa, depending on the customer's specific needs.

•The real value of OEM to the company and its customers is its ability to reduce costs and improve operational agility via delivery of consistent automated workflows and repeatable configurations, identity and performance SLAs across the full spectrum of Oracle on premise and public cloud offerings.

Monday Oct 13, 2014

Top Exastack ISV Headlines: IFS, Informatica

  •  IFS™ Applications achieves Oracle Database Appliance Optimized and launches IFS-In-A-Box on Oracle Database Appliance - Read more
  •  Informatica's data integration software - Informatica PowerCenter and Data Quality - have achieved Oracle Exadata and SuperCluster Optimized status. "Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster offer the pinnacle of performance, availability and scalability for running Oracle Database, and Informatica is proud." - Read more

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

SAP to support new Oracle Database 12c features

The latest "SAP on Oracle Development Update" (October 2014), includes the roadmap and details of SAP plans to support new Oracle 12c and Exadata features.

Among many other features to be certified over time we can find:

  • Multitenant 
  • Database In-Memory
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) for Exadata

This is great news for SAP customers running on Oracle Database and/or Exadata.

Oracle University Istanbul Expert Summit, Nov. 5-7th

Istanbul_Expert_Summit

Oracle University is pleased to invite customers and partners to the first Oracle University Expert Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey. Industry acclaimed Oracle DBA experts are coming to the historical and exotic city of Istanbul to share their insight, best practices, as well as tips and techniques with our customers and our partners. This DBA Expert Summit is useful for enhancing the technical knowledge in key selected topics and filling in any missing pieces of the Oracle puzzle. Such knowledge is far beyond the standard content of classroom training. Do not miss this great opportunity!

Program Schedule:

DAY 1 - Nov 5th

09:00 - 17:00 - Seminar 1: PLSQL Secure Config, with Pete Finnigan

DAY 2 - Nov 6th

09:00 - 17:00 - Seminar 2: Beating the Optimizer, with Jonathan Lewis

DAY 3 - Nov 7th

09:00 - 12:30 Seminar 3: Best Practice in Oracle Exadata and Database optimization, by Frits Hoogland

13:30 - 17:00 Seminar 4: Oracle Database I/O implementation deep dive with Frits Hoogland

To find out more information about the agenda and location of the event, please follow this LINK.
To register on this unique event, please follow this LINK.

Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Update: Certified Platinum Configuration matrix

Certified Platinum Configuration matrix was updated effective October 1, 2014 ( now includes SuperCluster M6-32)
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