Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Everything ready for the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Forum in Prague, 1-2 April 2014

Just a few days for the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Forum in Prague, 1-2 April 2014!

With over 130 partner registrations, more than 25 sessions, one-to-one meetings, networking lunches and dinner, and the possibility to take the Sales and Presales OPN Specialization tests onsite, this will be the largest Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Forum since the community was launched 4 years ago.

Remember that if you are a registered participant you can join the Linkedin group, exclusive for participants, where you can start networking with other participants to the event.

 See you in Prague next week!

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Gartner's Perspective on Build vs. Buy

Donald Feinberg, a Gartner Distinguished Analyst, shares his views on the benefits of engineered systems vs. a do-it-yourself approach. (Watch video here)


'In Touch' Webcast - Moving Forward with Oracle as the IT Market Develops

25 FEBRUARY 2013

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Dear partner,

We would like to invite you to join David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, and his studio guests for the next broadcast of the ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast on Monday 31st March 2014 from 10:30am UK/ 11:30 CET.


This cast is set to be a busy one as David and his studio guests discuss the following hot topics and latest news from Oracle:

  • Platform as a Service
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Oracle Exastack
  • Java
  • ISV

Ali Hopkins will also be updating us on the Oracle suggested product combinations that can drive your revenue stream in our new feature: Smart Combos Corner. For more information on Smart Combos, please click here.

We will be hearing from Rich Geraffo, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances & Channels, in his exclusive video update for you, the ‘In Touch’ viewers.

Plus, we are pleased to announce another exclusive for ‘In Touch’. David will be joined by Managing Director of inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH, Rüdiger Rath, to share his experiences and best practices of working with Oracle.



YOU CAN NOW REGISTER FOR THE CAST HERE:

REGISTER HERE

To add event to your calendar, please click here.

With lots of studio guests joining David, why not get in touch on Twitter using the hashtag #DCpickme or by emailing emea-intouch_WW@oracle.com to get your questions featured in the cast!

To find out more information and to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit our webpage here.

Best regards,

Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels



Live Webcast

Calendar

March 31, 2014
10:30 GMT / 11:30 CET


Duration: 45 mins.


Host

David Callaghan

David Callaghan
Senior VP Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Studio Guests

Rüdiger Rath

Rüdiger Rath
Managing Director, inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH


Alistair Hopkins

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President Oracle Sales & Strategy,Technology Solutions


Chris Baker

Chris Baker
Senior Vice President Oracle Worldwide ISV & OEM Sales

Featured Contributor

Rich Geraffo

Rich Geraffo
Senior Vice President Oracle Global Alliances & Channels

Regional Reporters

Will O'Brien

Will O’Brien
Vice President Oracle A&C UK & Ireland


Silvia Kaske

Silvia Kaske
Vice President Oracle A&C WCE North


Eric Fontaine

Eric Fontaine
Vice President Oracle A&C WCE South


Janusz Naklicki

Janusz Naklicki
Vice President Oracle A&C ECEMEA

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Monday Mar 10, 2014

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

Database Insider - March 2014 issue now available

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

NEWS

Get the Most Out of Your Week at the COLLABORATE 14 Conference

From April 7 to 11, Oracle technology users from around the world will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada, for COLLABORATE 14. Conference organizers offer tips for how attendees can plan their agenda to get the most out of their experience.
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Oracle Excellence Awards Honors Outstanding Data Warehouse Leaders and Database Administrators

Every year, Oracle customers and partners implement revolutionary solutions using Oracle technology. To honor such pioneering work, Oracle has conferred Oracle Excellence Awards on three data warehouse leaders and three database administrators who have demonstrated a particularly high degree of leadership and technical mastery.
Read More


PCI Requirements Go into Effect Amid High-Profile Retail Data Breaches

Major breaches of retail customer data are making headlines just as the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards go into effect. Find out how Oracle's defense-in-depth strategy can help you protect sensitive data.
Read More

Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Oracle Exalogic Implementation Workshops: Sweden and Germany

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Workshop Description

This course will enable you to carry out typical administrative tasks around Exalogic and the software deployed on it. You will learn how to use the administrative tools, the details of networking within Exalogic and how to setup complex topologies. You will learn how to do virtual deployments on Exalogic, using Weblogic Server and Oracle Traffic Director as examples for the hands-on.

Objectives

  • The goal of this 3 day course is to provide additional hands on experience to those partners who have or plan to invest in Oracle’s Exalogic hardware. This education is run by Oracle Development, there is NO certification attached to this event.
  • During this session we will focus on ensuring the attendee’s are fully aware of the software capabilities of Exalogic and how they can configure the machine to maximise its full potential and meet the needs of their Customers.
  • The attendee’s will also deploy Oracle’s WebLogic Server on to the Exalogic machine. This will provide the knowledge of how to deploy key Oracle FMW products.
  • After this session the attendee’s will posses the necessary skills to configure the Exalogic machine in a virtualised environment using WebLogic Server.

    Note: During this course, only WebLogic Server will be installed, no other Oracle FMW technologies or Applications will be installed.

Agenda Outline

  • Exalogic Overview
  • ZFS Appliance
  • ECU
  • Exalogic Networking
  • Exalogic on Public Network
  • Infiniband Partition

Lab Outline

  • Hands on - Public network configuration
  • Hands on - Private networks/ZFS configuration

Audience

  • Solution Architects, Application Developers, System Architects

Prerequisites

  • This workshop requires attendees to provide their own laptops for this class. Attendee laptops must meet the following minimum hardware/software requirements: Laptop/PC (Minimum 2GB RAM)
  • Mandatory:
    • Networking Concepts - Advanced to "deep hands-on" skills
    • Virtual Machine Concepts
    • Linux OS - RHEL, Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Recommended:
    • WebLogic Server
    • Web Server Concepts - Oracle HTTP Server, Apache
    • ZFS Storage

Timings

This workshop is 3 days.
    8:30 am Sign-In and technical set up
    9:00 am: Workshop starts
    5:00 pm: Workshop ends

This workshop is Free but for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event date we charge a cancellation fee of 2.000 EUR.

Oracle Exalogic Implementation Workshop

22-24 April, 2014: Kista, Sweden - Register Here!

25-27 March, 2014 : Munich, Germany - Register Here!

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Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Exadata Partner Community Newsletter - Feb.2014

A new issue of the Exadata Partner Community newsletter is now available. You can read it here.

03 MARCH 2014

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Invite your Colleagues to Join the Oracle EMEA Exadata Partner Community

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Engineered Systems for Applications - a new transformational opportunity for Partners - Webcast on-demand

The market is undergoing a shift to more integrated systems and ecosystems and away from loosely coupled heterogeneous approaches. Understand the value proposition this brings to you to identify sales opportunities and position appropriately. 

This presentation is now available On-Demand including resources for download.

Join the archived event now by clicking this URL

Webcast Details:

Speaker:
Gerd Plewka - Director Partner Presales Hardware EMEA

Duration: 60 minutes

Monday Feb 24, 2014

Sales & PreSales Night School: The Exadata Database Machine 2014: March 17-18, 2014

Please notice that the dates for the Exadata Database Machine 2014 Sales & PreSales Night School have changed. New dates are March 17-18, 2014.

This is a free-of-charge Live Virtual Class to help Oracle partners qualify for the new Sales and Presales Exadata 2014 specialization.

More info and registration here

Exadata X4-2 Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that from February 20, 2014 through April 30, 2014, Oracle VADs may purchase Exadata X4-2 for demonstration purposes at a significantly reduced price. VADs may also sell demo platforms to their VARs for their own demonstration purposes.

Oracle partner can find details on this campaign at  the Demo Equipment Purchase Program page

New Exadata, Exalogic and Exalytics Public References


Exadata, Exalogic & Exalytics @ Skanska
Skanska builds global workforce insight with cloud-based HCM system

Exadata @ Sthree
SThree Cuts Database Power Consumption by 50%, Saves US$35,500 Yearly, and Reduces Carbon Footprint

Exadata @ Dunnhumby
Dunnhumby Accelerates Complex Segmentation Queries from Weeks to Minutes—Gains Competitive Advantage

Exadata @ Kabel Deutschland
Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s Largest Cable Operator, Halves Energy Consumption with Engineered System While Improving Business Intelligence

Exalytics @ FIAT
Fiat Cuts Sales Reporting Time by 60%—Creates Financial Statements 70% Faster

Exalogic @ VRSG
VRSG Modernizes Government Applications with Oracle Exalogic

Exalytics @ Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Conduct Authority Improves UK’s Financial Market Monitorings with Near-Real-Time Market Intelligence

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

OPN Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Specialization new version Implementation exam is now in Beta.

The new OPN Oracle Database Performance and Tuning solution Specialization new version Implementation exam is now in Beta.

This means – If you register soon – you may be eligible to take the exam FREE of charge. Then when the exam goes into production and you have achieved a passing score, you could be one of the first recognized as having the latest OPN specialization credentials.

 To read more and find out how to take the beta exam free of charge click here

Webcast Feb.26, 10am CET: Upgrade & Migrate to Oracle Database 12c. Featuring Mike Dietrich

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Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c - and Consolidate with Oracle Multitenant - Featuring Mike Dietrich

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM CET

Register online NOW for this 90 minutes webcast on how to Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c.

Oracle's latest generation of database technology has some impressive new features. It offers great potential for migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.

The most widely anticipated feature of Oracle Database 12c is Oracle Multitenant (Pluggable Databases), but you may be wondering how you can move into the world of pluggable database environments. Whether you are just starting to explore the world of pluggable databases, or are planning a production upgrade in the near future to Oracle Database 12c, our speaker Mike Dietrich, Senior Principal Technologist for Oracle's Database Upgrade Development Team, will give you all the details: What methods are available, how do they work, and which is the best for your particular scenario. At the end of this session there will be time to answer your specific questions.

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Sales & PreSales Night School: The Exadata Database Machine 2014: March 17-18, 2014


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After April, 1st, 2014, the previous Exadata Database Machine Models X2-2 and X2-8 OPN Specialization will no longer qualify for partner companies to be Exadata Specialized.

With the launch of the Exadata X3 and X4 models, OPN specialists (Sales, Presales and Implementation) must recertify by passing the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 specialists assessments.

To help partners to prepare for these tests, we are organizing the Exadata Database Machine 2014 Sales & PreSales Night School. This will provide Sales and PreSales consultants with an overview of the new features and benefits of the Exadata X3 and X4 models, together with the customer value propositions, and selling strategies.




Exadata Database Machine 2014 Sales & PreSales Night School

Day 1: Sales and PreSales
Day 2: PreSales (Only)


March 17th and 18th, 2014
18:00-20:00 CET / 5-7pm UK

The knowledge gained from this course can be used for both new account development, and for targeting existing accounts for upgrades and consolidation projects.

The sessions are delivered as a Live Virtual Class which you can attend directly from your desktop.

Session 1 - March, 17th
(18:00-20:00 CET, 5-7 pm UK)
Audience: Sales and PreSales Consultants

Duration: Two hours - Live Virtual Class

The first day of the Night School takes a look at the market size, trends, and opportunities for the Exadata Database Machine versions X4-2 and X3-8. It will focus on the knowledge and skills needed to be fully equipped to explain the benefits provided by the new features of Exadata, allowing them to address specific business challenges faced by their customers.

Session 2 - March, 18th
(18:00-20:00 CET, 5-7 pm UK)
Audience: PreSales Consultants

Duration: Two hours - Live Virtual Class

The second day of the Night School provides a deeper technical overview of the product's features, technical capabilities and benefits, system architecture, customer value propositions, and sales strategies.

Learn to:

Describe the key features, benefits and capabilities of the Exadata Database Machine and how they provide the hardware platform of choice for many key Oracle solutions.

Qualify customer needs and requirements, and align them to the strengths of the product.

Describe Exadata system architecture and key technology features.

Upsell and cross-sell opportunities for Exadata.

Position and overcome customer objections for Exadata.

Audience:

Sales and Presales consultants that had passed the Exadata OPN Specialists assessments for the Exadata Database Machine Models X2-2 and X2-8 and want to update to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 specializationMiddleware EMEA.

Sales and Presales consultants that want to become Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 specialized Middleware EMEA.

This training is open for registration to Oracle Partners from Europe, Middle East and Africa only.

Cost:

Free of charge for Oracle Partners.

 

Don't miss this opportunity and Register Today!

 


Join session now

 

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