Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Guide to Private DBaaS - Customer Insights

Database clouds enable efficient consolidation of servers, storage, and database workloads.By utilizing the multitenant architecture Oracle Database 12c, customers can reduce operational costs, reduce the impact of maintenance and risk of failures, and become more agile in the data center. This includes rapid self-service provisioning of database services, and monitoring and metering of performant, reliable and secure database services on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Three customers (KPN, a telecommunications firm in the Netherlands e-DBA, a technology service provider in the UK, and State of Texas, a U.S government agency) share their DBaaS insights in the following guides:

Monday Apr 06, 2015

Now open: Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2015 Call for Proposals - until April, 29th

It’s that time again!

Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne Call for Proposals is now open through Wednesday, April 29. Conference attendees are eager to hear from experts on Oracle business and technology, and they’re looking for insights and improvements they can put to use in their own jobs.

If you want to contribute to Oracle Openworld and benefit from the great visibility that being a speaker can provide you and your company, send you proposal now! 

Friday Apr 03, 2015

Live Virtual Bootcamp: Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp

The Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp is being offered as a 4-day Live Virtual Class (free of charge for qualifying Oracle partners) on the following dates (click on dates for more info and registration):


Oracle Database 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp
  • This bootcamp is now open for registration to all partners taking specialist certification exams in the next 30 days. Please DO NOT REGISTER, if you are not taking a certification exam.
  • All registrations must be done using a company email. Personal emails will be rejected
  • In order to submit your registration you will be asked to login using your OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) account credentials. In case you do not have an OPN account please see theProfile badging step-by-step guide for partners on how to create the account. This process will also ensure your certifications are aligned to your company ID. All registrants must be badged and aligned to their company ID
Enablement 2.0 Boot Camps "jump start" your skills by providing hands-on foundational experience to get you started on the path to successful deployment, to get faster ROI, and to adapt more quickly to changes in your business environment.
What will we cover
Oracle Database 12c Essentials Boot camp is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise implementing Oracle Database 11g solutions. This Boot camp covers topics such as: Installing and Creating a Database, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express and SQL-Based Management Tools, Configuring the Oracle Network Environment, Managing the Oracle Instance, Managing Database Storage Structures, Administering Users and Security, Managing Schema Objects, Performing Backup and Recovery, Managing the Database and Using Advisors and Managing Oracle Database Software.
Learn to
  • Describe the architecture and new features of Oracle Database 12c
  • Implement best practices in Multi-tenancy architecture
  • Manage and maintain the Oracle Database 12c
Audience
  • Database Administrators
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Functional Implementer
  • Support Engineer
  • System Administrator
Duration and Registration Fee

This class is a 4-day live virtual class offered FREE of charge to selected Oracle Partners.

Monday Mar 30, 2015

Top Exastack headlines: Robotron-Energiemarkt-Suite

Energy Data Management System Robotron Energy Market Suite is both Oracle Exadata + ODA Optimized. "Thanks to the Oracle Engineered Systems solution, in conjunction with the Robotron energy market suite, we were able to increase the performance in energy data management significantly." - Read more

RAC12c Implementation bootcamp in London: April 28 - 30

Looking to learn how to install Oracle RAC Software, standard and flex clusters and perform grid infrastructure pre-installation tasks? Join us at Oracle RAC 12c Implementation Specialist Boot Camp in London. It's never been easier to be an expert in RAC 12c and prepare for the RAC 12c certification!

Friday Mar 27, 2015

UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Systems Event, London, May 20th

UKOUG_2015

From the evolution of Engineered Systems Event, Operating Systems Event and Exa Event comes... UKOUG Systems Event 2015.

Taking place on the 20th May in London, the event will cover the following topics; Solaris & Linux Administration, Storage & Network Administration, Engineered Systems, including Exadata, Exalogic, Virtualization, OVM, SPARC and Supercluster.

This is a key event for DBAs, OS, Network and Storage Administrators who support an Oracle Infrastructure.

Agenda now live, register your place today

Friday Mar 13, 2015

Oracle engineered systems are now going to compete on price: an Ovum report



Summary: Analyst firm Ovum attended Oracle's January 21st X5 Engineered Systems launch and authored an analysis of the news and expected market impact.


Key findings about the new X5 generation of engineered systems noted in the Ovum report, titled, "Oracle engineered systems are now going to compete on price" include:

  • Oracle is competing head-to-head with converged system industry leaders on price
  • Oracle is going mass-market in price while delivering premium performance
  • Oracle has sold more than 10,000 engineered systems units to date
  • Oracle is  going full bore with the commodity Intel 2-socket architecture which allows Oracle to reduce the price-point
  • An example of this includes the latest model of Oracle's Virtual Computer Appliance which is significantly less cost than Cisco UCS
  • Ovum believes that Oracle engineered systems offer natural advantages for existing Oracle software customers because of the optimizations

Download the report here.

Tuesday Mar 10, 2015

Engineered Systems Operational Management - updated for X5

The Engineered Systems Operational Management page for partners has been updated as follows:

a) The core document, Managing Exadata (Parts 1 and 2), has been fully refreshed and updated for X5 and DB 12c. 

b) A new "Managing Exadata executive summary" has been included 

Top Exastack headlines: BCS - Business Control Solutions

Business Control Solutions (BCS) gains 100 percent user concurrency and 10 times improvement in reporting performance with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. BCS’ integrity is designed to enable financial services organizations to facilitate their balance sheet attestation processes more effectively

CSC in Luxembourg consolidates IT infrastructure on Oracle SuperCluster

As part of a project to pool IT resources and reduce costs, CSC in Luxembourg is implementing Oracle’s SuperCluster, a solution combining hardware and software to achieve unparalleled processing performance. The Luxembourg project will serve as a value proof point for CSC, which plans to make its Luxembourg data centers a European IT pooling center for the South & West Europe region.

Read full press release here

Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Database Insider - March 2015 issue now available

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

NEWS

Tom Kyte to Deliver Keynote at Oracle Database Innovation Online Forum

The cloud computing era is here—are you ready? On March 18, 2015, Oracle Architect Tom Kyte and other Oracle Database 12c product gurus show you how to leverage Oracle Database innovations for cloud computing during the half-day Oracle Database Innovation Online Forum.
Read More


COLLABORATE 15 Preview: Don't-Miss Database Sessions

This year’s annual COLLABORATE 15 conference will include sessions presented by some of the most compelling thought leaders in database technology. Find out what Tom Kyte, Maria Colgan, Steven Feuerstein, and others will be discussing.
Read More


Not All Data Is Created Equal: Mapping Data Security in the Age of Megabreaches

Amid a rising tide of high-profile—and highly damaging—data breaches, it is becoming increasingly clear that organizations must classify data according to its sensitivity, map the location of each class of data within the data center, and then put in place levels of control appropriate to each. Find out what Oracle data security solutions are most appropriate for various levels of data.
Read More

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VIDEO

Larry Ellison Announces Oracle’s X5 Engineered Systems

Larry Ellison Announces Oracle’s X5 Engineered Systems

What happens when extreme performance meets extreme savings? Find out as Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison unveils the data center of the future.

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EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Oracle Database Innovation Online Forum

Oracle Database Innovation Online Forum

March 18, 2015, 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET
Oracle Database is built to protect your IT and application investments through each computing era. Cloud computing is here—are you ready? Register for the March 18, 2015 Oracle Database Innovation Online Forum. Oracle product experts will discuss the new innovations in Oracle Database 12c for cloud computing, top reasons customers choose the #1 database, and best practices.

 (Full newsletter here)

Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Oracle Database In-Memory Advisor


Summary: This advisor identifies analytic workloads that will benefit from Oracle Database 12c In-Memory

Tell customers about the advisor and share the white paper to help upsell In-Memory.

 

Oracle Database In-Memory is designed to optimize analytical processing in the database. The In-Memory Advisor analyzes the analytical processing workload present in your database to determine an estimated benefit for the database as a whole if that analytical workload is optimized.

Share this best practices white paper for In-Memory Advisor with your customers.

They will discover that adding Oracle Database In-Memory to their Oracle Database solution delivers optimal performance for transactions while simultaneously supporting real-time analytics and reporting.

The Advisor can be run on Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 and above, in order to plan your customers' adoption of Oracle Database In-Memory in 12.1.0.2.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

HBR: Rethinking the IT/Business Partnership

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services conducted a survey asking business users about how they're driving digital innovation. The number one concern? The partnership between business and IT. Findings indicate that business is dissatisfied with IT service levels and views IT as a roadblock due to its inability to keep up with the speed of business change.

So what can be done? Strengthening the IT/business relationship is perhaps the most important first step to take. And as IT drives platform conversations, focus on simplification to allow for more time and resources to spend on business innovation. Oracle engineered systems running Oracle applications are designed to reduce complexity and cut costs, helping businesses more effectively respond to the needs of the digital economy.

Share this HBR paper and infographic with your customers and use it as a conversation starter about driving successful digital innovation through the enterprise.

 

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Monday Feb 23, 2015

Cognizant Technology Solutions Improves Database and Application Scalability to Support Growth, Reduces Power Consumption by 75%

Cognizant Technology Solutions implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to reduce system downtime, increase scalability, and support future consulting-business growth.

Read full story here 

On-demand webcast: Oracle Exastack for ISVs

On-demand webcast for ISVs are designed to illustrate the opportunity and impact Oracle engineered systems are having on rapid application deployment, accelerated performance and streamlined support. Register here!
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