Thursday May 26, 2016

Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation 2016 Awards: deadline June 20th

Award Category:  Data Management

Are your customers using Data Management Innovations in the Oracle Cloud Platform to deliver unique business value? If so, submit a nomination today for the 2016 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation as their Oracle Sales Partner or encourage them to submit their own nomination.

These highly coveted awards honor customers and their partners for their cutting-edge solutions and innovations using Oracle Cloud Platform. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture.

Customer Winners receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco (September 18-September 22) and will be honored during a special event at OpenWorld.  Award Winners become great references as well!

Click here to submit your nomination today!

To be considered for this award, complete or have your clients complete the online nomination forms and submit before June 20th, 2016. For any questions email:

NOTE: The deadline to submit all nominations is 5pm Pacific on June 20th, 2016. Customers don't have to be in production to submit a nomination and nominations are for both Cloud and on-premises solutions.

Tuesday May 17, 2016

Webcast for partners - June 3rd - Announcing the Database 12c Sandbox Program

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Announcing the "Oracle Cloud Sandbox Database 12c Upgrade Program" for Oracle EMEA Partners
Friday, 3rd June, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. UK / 11:00 a.m. CEST

Seeing is believing!

Dear Oracle Partners,

Oracle Database 12c includes extraordinary features to help customers reach new levels of availability, performance, security and manageability while reducing capital and operational expenses. Many customers are already enjoying those benefits, but others are still evaluating the benefits to be obtained versus the cost of change.

Now partners have the opportunity to access a complete Oracle Database 12c environment as an Oracle Cloud Service, where you can show your customer all the new features of Oracle Database 12c in action. Customers can test their applications in this environment and see by themselves the benefits that they will obtain.

Oracle is running a webcast for EMEA partners on June 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 am UK / 11:00 am CEST / 12:00 pm Moscow / 13:00 pm Dubai to explain the details of this program.


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Friday, 3rd June, 2016 10:00 a.m. UK
11.00 a.m. CEST

Duration: 45 min

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Javier Puerta or Jesus Robles

Attend this webcast to learn about the opportunity to develop new services business helping customers upgrade to Database 12c, how to use the resources that Oracle is offering partners, and how technical staff of the partners can join the "Database 12c New Features" hands-on workshop on a full Database Cloud Service 12c environment.

As a partner with a Database 12c upgrade customer opportunity you can now be trained on the utilization of the Oracle Database Cloud Service environment and the testing and demonstration of the new Database 12ckey functionalities, including setting and administering an Oracle Multitenant environment, using Oracle In-Memory option, setting the Information Lifecycle Management  environment, and using the new security features. This is done in the "Database 12c New Features" hands-on workshop

And all of this, completely free!

We look forward to welcoming you on 3rd June, 2016.

Best regards,
Javier Puerta Jesus Robles

Javier Puerta
Director, Core Technology Partner
Programs, Oracle EMEA

Jesus Robles
Cloud and Core Technology,
Oracle EMEA


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Wednesday May 04, 2016

Julien Dontcheff on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS)

Julien Dontcheff, from Accenture, is a very active member of our community. For a very interesting opinion on Oracle IaaS, see the article he has recently published in his blog: "What’s New for Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS)"

Improving SAP performance with Exadata: Wumart Stores

After in-depth evaluation and comparison of various vendors, Wumart Stores implemented Oracle Exadata to replace its IBM servers and storage appliance. It also migrated four Oracle Databases for SAP applications, including ERP core, and extended its warehouse management and business warehouse to Oracle Exadata. Wumart Stores completed the entire project—from design to implementation—in just three months and went live with the new platform on time and within budget.

"By consolidating 92% of our IBM servers and four databases onto a single Oracle EXADATA Database Machine, we gained an integrated, high-performing private cloud platform to support e-business growth.  We can process online orders 8x faster, and reduced operating costs by over US$100,000 per year. " – Zheng Tao, Head of IT, Wumart Stores, Inc.

Read full story here

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Live Webcast: Managing Oracle Exadata with Enterprise Manager - May 4, 2016

Oracle Enterprise Manager Events

Live Webcast: Managing Oracle Exadata with Enterprise Manager: Rapid Provisioning and Scalable Patching and Compliance Management

Live Customer Webcast Series

May 4, 2016

4PM (UK)

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Use Oracle Enterprise Manager With Exadata to Achieve Greater Agility and Realize Increased Cost Savings

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control uses a holistic approach to manage the Exadata Database Machine and provides comprehensive lifecycle management from monitoring to management, including provisioning, patching, compliance and ongoing maintenance for the entire engineered system.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c delivers full lifecycle management for Oracle Exadata, including:

  • Exadata Patching
  • ExaChk Integration with Compliance Framework
  • Exdata Sparse Cloning Thin Provisioning
  • Drift and Consistency Management

Join us for this webcast which will include presentations and live demonstrations to learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager can help you simplify management and save time and money.

Check OTN for registration information.

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Oracle ASM Considerations for Exadata Upgrades (Updated for X6) - Technical White Paper


The Exadata product family consists of different machine configurations with various disk, flash and memory attributes. There is a well-defined upgrade path for each configuration. There is usually a period of time between the original purchase and an upgrade, and it is likely that the upgrade components will be different from the original components. This paper explains the upgrade options, and provides guidance and examples from an Oracle ASM perspective for planning deployments to accommodate the generational changes in Exadata technology. This paper assumes a single cluster and storage expansion within that cluster. This paper does not take into consideration the deployment of Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) on Exadata and its impact on sharing of ASM storage servers. This paper has been updated to reflect the relevant changes in the recently announced Exadata X6

Exadata Statement of Direction (Updated for X6)

With thousands of Exadata deployments globally, that include the top banks, telecoms and retailers, one common question for customers invested and interested in Exadata is where the Exadata technology is headed in the near future. The "Exadata Statement of Direction (Updated for X6)" is intended to outline the general product direction for Oracle Exadata, so that customers can feel reassured that they will continue to get significant returns on their Exadata investment for the foreseeable future.


Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

Coming May 17 Database Innovation Online Forum


This online event will allow attendees to hear from industry and Oracle product experts about the latest data management trends and best practices. It will begin with a keynote session: Rethink Data Management: From On-Premises to Cloud, followed by seven breakout sessions that registrants can view at their leisure.

Sessions will explore:

  • How to gracefully evolve architectures from on-premises to the cloud.
  • Best practices to simplify database consolidation and enable private DBaaS.
  • Security strategies that protect data at its source.
  • How to reduce IT costs by simplifying consolidation, provisioning and upgrades.
  • The top five things to know about Oracle Database In-Memory.

View the registration page to read more detail about each session.

Monday Apr 25, 2016

Top Exastack ISV headlines: TAS Group

TAS Group achieves Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status with app Cashless 3.0. Learn more

Exadata Virtual Conference

The IOUG Exadata Special Interest Group (SIG) will host its annual online Virtual Conference on May 2 and 3. Partners and their customers are encouraged to register for this free conference.

This is a great opportunity to receive Exadata updates, and session topics include:

  • Oracle Exadata X6: Technical Deep Dive – Architecture and Internals
  • Exadata Database Machine Security
  • Oracle Cloud Machine: Bringing the Oracle Cloud on Premise
  • Database Machine Administration and Database Administration: Similarities & Differences
  • Success Stories and Case Studies

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016

Exadata X6 New Features Overview - Webcast for Partners - Friday, April 22

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Oracle Exadata X6 was announced earlier this month by Oracle. The Oracle Sales and Partner Academy will be hosting a series of 1-hour webcasts, aimed at providing partners with information around Exadata X6-2 and X6-8.

These webcasts will also feature a Q&A session with Amit Kanda, Director, Exadata Product Management.

Webcast Agenda

Exadata X6 New Features & Technical Overview
Exadata X6 Pricing
Exadata in the Cloud

Webcast Schedule


April 22nd

2:00PM CEST (GMT+2, Central European Summer Time)
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Monday Apr 18, 2016

E4 - Accenture Enkitec Group Extreme Exadata Conference - Barcelona, April 25-25


Oracle is the proud sponsor of the "E4 - Accenture Enkitec Group Extreme Exadata Conference", Barcelona, April 25-26, 2016. This highly technical conference is targeted to customers and partners. Several of our Exadata Partner Community members will be speakers at the conference.

 E4 focuses on the Oracle Exadata platform and it has evolved to include the integration of big data technologies. E4 brings together a global team of skilled Exadata and Big Data experts to present a deeply technical and educational agenda.

You Should Attend if you want to:

  • Learn how to get the most out of your Oracle Engineered Systems investment
  • Understand big data internals and how they relate to your existing Oracle ecosystem
  • Learn to use tools and techniques to optimize your environment and improve overall performance
  • Interact with industry luminaries, Oracle performance specialists and your industry peers

More info and registration here

Extreme Performance in the Cloud with Exadata Cloud Service – Webinar Replay

The fastest database has just moved to the cloud. The recording of the Exadata Cloud Service Awareness Webinar is available for partners to learn more about how they can scale their business to achieve Extreme Performance in the Cloud with Exadata Cloud Service

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 and JavaOne 2016: Registration & Call for Proposals Now Open

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 and JavaOne 2016: Registration & Call for Proposals Now Open

It’s that time of year again! Registration is now live for both Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne. Remind your partners to take advantage of Super Saver rates through May 1. The Call for Proposals submission process is also up and running; applications will be accepted through May 9.


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