Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

Save the date! Exadata Partner Community Forum at Oracle Openworld - Oct. 1st

The Exadata & Manageability partner communities will be celebrating a Community Forum in San Francisco during Oracle Openworld.

The session will take place on Monday, October 1st, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm local time.

If you would like to present an experience around a customer project with Exadata, or a best practice in selling Engineered Systems, please contact

Heading in the Right Direction: Garmin Exadata adoption

Garmin logo

A pioneer in global positioning system (GPS) navigation, Garmin International Inc. has been adopting Exadata to support the infrastructure that powered the company’s Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, but also the company’s fitness segment, which provides customers with an online platform to store, retrieve, and interact with data captured using Garmin fitness products. The environment, which is built on an Oracle Database, processes approximately 40 million queries per week. Prior to using Oracle Exadata Database Machine, as the online offering grew in popularity, it began to face reliability issues that had negatively impacted the customer experience.

We included the video testimonial in a previous post. Now you can find the a complete set of materials about this customer story

Monday Jun 25, 2012

Making Room for Innovation — Oracle Interactive eBook

Innovation and complexity are two critical topics on the minds of business leaders. Innovation is what gives them a competitive edge; increased complexity is their greatest challenge. Learn how Oracle is helping customers change the game and make room for innovation by simplifying IT. Access the new Oracle interactive e-book, “Simplify IT and Unleash Innovation”. You can download it here.


Thursday Jun 21, 2012

New whitepaper: Evolution from the Traditional Data Center to Exalogic: An Operational Perspective

IT organizations are struggling with the need to balance the day-to-day concerns of data center management against the business level requirements to deliver long-term value. This balancing act has proven difficult and inefficient: systems and application management tools are resource intensive and traditional infrastructure management architectures have developed over time on a project by project basis. These traditional management systems consist of multiple tools that require administrators to waste time performing too many steps to handle routine administrative tasks. Operational efficiency and agility in your enterprise are directly linked to the capabilities provided by the management layer across the entire stack, from the application, middleware, operating system, compute, network and storage. Only when this end to end capability is provided will we experience the full benefit of a scalable, efficient, responsive and secure datacenter.

Managing Exalogic is substantially less complex and error prone than managing traditional systems built from individually sourced, multi-vendor components because Exalogic is designed to be administered and maintained as a single, integrated system (Figure 1). It is at the forefront of the industry-wide shift away from costly and inferior one-off platforms toward private clouds and Engineered Systems.

Read the full whitepaper "Evolution from the Traditional Data Center to Exalogic: An Operational Perspective". Full document is available for download at the Exadata Partner Community Collaborative Workspace (for community members only - if you get an error message, please register for the Community first).

PTS training on Big Data now available!

The popular PTS (Platform Technology Services) technical trainings for partners now include a workshop on Big Data.

First workshop will take place in Milan on July 10-12. (You can register by clicking the link below)

 For more info contact

Upcoming PTS Exadata Technical Workshops - July 26-27, 2012 -Madrid, Spain

The popular Exadata Technical Workshops delivered by PTS (Platform Technology Services) for partners architects and technical staff  are scheduled for the following locations and dates: (agenda details and registration by clicking the link)

REGISTER NOW: FY13 LIVE Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff is June 26th

REGISTER NOW: FY13 LIVE Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff is
June 26th

Join us for a live online event hosted by the Oracle PartnerNetwork team as we kickoff FY13. Hear messages from Judson Althoff, Oracle's SVP of Worldwide Alliances & Channels, as well as other Oracle executives, thought leaders, and partners.

During Partner Kickoff you will see:

Judson Althoff on FY12 recap and FY13 call to action
Executive Addresses from Mark Hurd, Thomas Kurian, John Fowler, and Regional Sales Executives
Embed, Sell and Implement the Full Portfolio
Business Opportunities for ISV / OEM’s, System Integrators, and Channel Partners
Q&A with Regional Alliances & Channels Executives

Please register for the EMEA Partner Kickoff at the link below:

Region Date / Time
EMEA Tuesday, June 26th @ 15:00 CET (14:00 UK)

Thursday Jun 14, 2012

New Exadata public references

The following customers are now public references for Exadata. Show your customers how other companies in their industries are leveraging Exadata to achieve their business objectives.


BRITISH TELECOM - Communications - United Kingdom
2x Full Rack + 1x Quarter Rack Exadata Database Machine
Oracle University Training Courses
Success Story

DBLogo DEUTSCHE BANK - Financial Services - Germany
18x Full Rack Exadata Database Machine
Warehouse for Credit Risk Reporting running on Exa
Success Story
openbaar ministerie OPENBAAR MINISTERIE - Public Sector - Netherlands
1x Full Rack Exadata Database Machine
Datawarehouse usage
Success Story
Adriatic ADRIATIC SLOVENICA - Insurance - Slovenia
1x Quarter Rack Exadata Database Machine running on Linux
Replacing Oracle DB and Oracle Application Server
Success Story

More customer success stories at References

Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

The Oracle Excellence Awards 2012 are Open for Nominations

Specialized Partners: Submit your Nominations for the Specialized Partner of the Year by 29 June!

The Specialized Partner of the Year Award celebrates OPN Specialized partners in EMEA who have demonstrated success with specialization, delivering customer value, and outstanding solution or service innovation in categories that complement OPN Specialization investments.

Full information here!

Exadata partners can submit nominations either for the Database section or for the Oracle on Oracle section

Database Insider - June 2012 issue

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

Database Insider Edition - June 2012

Oracle #1 in RDBMS Share
Gartner released its 2011 worldwide RDBMS market share research based on total software revenues, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide 2011, and Oracle remained first in worldwide RDBMS share in 2011.
Read More

New Independent Report Endorses Oracle Database Firewall
In a new KuppingerCole Product Research Note, Martin Kuppinger concludes that Oracle Database Firewall "should definitely be evaluated and is amongst the recommended products in the database security market segment."
Read More

Read full newsletter here

Monday Jun 11, 2012

Featured partner: Avanttic achieves Exadata and Exalogic OPN Specialization

Avanttic logo 100Oracle

Avanttic is a an Oracle Platinum Partner with headquarters in Barcelona (Spain). Their strategy is based on two key pillars: technological specialization and employee development. The technological specialization translates into their motto: "100% Oracle".


In the last weeks Avanttic has achieved all the prerequisites to become OPN Specialized in Exadata and in Exalogic, reaching a total of 13 specializations around the Oracle Technology stack. Congratulations, Avanttic!



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