Monday Apr 29, 2013

Top Exastack ISV Headlines: HealthEdge Software

  • HealthEdge Software Boosts Throughput of Its Solution by Nearly 500% with Optimized Engineered System. Read More.
  • ElectraCard Services Triples Financial Transaction Processing Speed to over 12,000 Transactions per Second, Reduces Customers’ Total Cost of Ownership by 30%. Read More.
  • Kerridge Commercial Systems Improves Performance 8x to 39x and Gains Operational Benefits for its Distribution-Industry Software Solution. Read More.
  • New specialization: Exadata Database Machine Models X3-2 and X3-8

    You can now start working in becoming OPN Specialized for the Exadata Database Machine Models X3-2 and X3-8 specialization.

    Specialization criteria are available here.

    Assesments and Guided Learning paths are already available for:


    Friday Apr 26, 2013

    Now back from Vienna!

    I want to thank all participants and speakers of the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Community Forum in Vienna this week.

    During these very packed two days we have seen how the adoption of Exa technology by the partner community is out of discussion. Presentations by partners have included a large number of real customer projects, through which Exadata and Exalogic have become key building blocks of the customers' infrastructure.

    In addition we have had presentations by Oracle staff about Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability, or about those areas that relate directly to the data infrastructure of the customers (Data Integration, Backup and Recovery).

    Of course, lots of networking and sharing, which is the reason of the community to exist!

    I hope that those of you who have attended have achieved your objectives, and look forward to seeing you in future events! 

    The presentations from the forum are now downloadable in pdf format from the Community Workspace. (Remember that you need to register as a community member to have access to the workspace)

    Friday Apr 19, 2013

    See you in Vienna next week!

    Everything is now ready for the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Partner Forum in Vienna next week (April 23-24th )!

    We have a great attendance, 16 partner sessions sharing their sales and implementation experiences, and 11 sessions by Oracle execs and experts to update you on the latest around Exadata, Exalogic and Oracle Entrprise Manager!.

    We are working hard to make this a very productive and enjoyable experience for you:

    I look forward to meeting in Vienna next week.


    New Exalogic brochure

    A new Exalogic brochure has been published recently. You can download it here

    Exalogic Brochure

    Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

    Accenture Launches Center of Excellence Focusing on Oracle Engineered Systems

    Accenture press release:

    Accenture hosts Oracle Exadata, Exalogic and Exalytics environments to allow companies to “try before they buy” 

    NEW YORK; April 16, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) launched a new Center of Excellence for Oracle Engineered Systems, hosted by the Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle®, which will help enable faster and more cost-effective implementation of Oracle solutions for Accenture's clients globally. The virtual center is dedicated to accelerating the development, delivery and commercialization of business solutions based on Oracle’s Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. All of this will be provided to clients through a flexible, elastic cloud platform enabled by Oracle’s cloud technologies [...]

    Read full press release

    Monday Apr 15, 2013

    New Exadata Public References

    Oracle on Oracle:

    • Oracle Exadata, Business Intelligence & SPARC SuperCluster:

    ETISALAT - Communications - Nigeria
    Oracle Exadata , Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster working together

    • Oracle Exadata, Enterprise Manager & eBusiness Suite:

    Capgemini - Consulting Services - France
    Capgemini Increases its Worldwide Business Unit Reporting Activity by 35% and Reduces Reporting Execution Time by 75%

    • Oracle Exadata & Enterprise Manager:

    ADNOC Distribution - Oil & Gas -  United Arab Emirates
    ADNOC Distribution Increases Database Response by 20x with Engineered Systems

    Oracle Exadata:

    Universitaet Salzburg - Education - Austria
    Paris Lodron Universitat Delivers Extreme Performance for Campus Applications and Offers Cloud Services to Other Austrian Universities

    Boulanger - Retail - France
    Boulanger Halves Storage Space Requirements and Improves Access to Business Intelligence Data


    More customer success stories at References

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Banner by Ellucian

    Banner by Ellucian Optimized for Speed and Reliability on Oracle Exadata Database Machine.  Read More.

    "The ERP solutions have increased performance tenfold over legacy systems at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in Abu Dhabi which supports more than 20,000 students and 2,000 staff members on 17 campuses. Before the implementation, executing end-of-semester processes consumed 100 percent of CPU and took two to three days for completion. Now the processes can be completed within a few hours, and total resource utilization has not gone above 15 percent. Also, HCT consolidated its six databases into one and expects to gain cost savings in the long term"

    Thursday Apr 11, 2013

    Oracle Applications running on Engineered Systems: whitepapers

    New whitepapers about each of the Oracle Applications (eBusiness Suite, Siebel, Peoplesoft, JDE, Fusion Apps,...) running on Engineered Systems have just been published. Learn what the performance improvements can be for the different applications and the different modules, and recommended practices.

    Complete library of whitepapers for Oracle Application on Engineered Systems here.

    Some of the whitepapers are:


    eBusiness Suite

    Monday Apr 08, 2013

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Consis, Kerridge

    Consis International Reduces Infrastructure Costs Using Optimized Technology Platform, Extends Savings to Insurance Industry Customers. Read More.

    Kerridge Commercial Systems Improves Performance 8x to 39x and Gains Operational Benefits for its Distribution-Industry Software Solution. Read More.

    New Exadata public references

    Immonet GmbH (Germany) Exalytics, Exadata, BI, BI Mobile, RTD
    Published:  March 29, 2013

    Capgemini (France) Exadata, EBS, Enterprise Manager 12c
    Published: March 26, 2013

    Claro Brazil  (Brazil) Exadata, Exalogic
    Published: March 11, 2013

    Paris Lodron Universität (Austria) Exadata, GoldenGate
    Published: March 5, 2013

    China Telecom Corporation Limited Xinjiang Branch (China) Exadata
    Published: March 5, 2013

    China Mobile Group Fujian Co., Ltd (China) Exadata
    Published: March 1, 2013

    Yarra Valley Water (Australia) Exadata, Exalogic, Utilities CC&B
    Published: March 1, 2013

    Thursday Apr 04, 2013

    Exalogic free implementation training for selected partners

    Oracle Exalogic Product Management are offering a special 3-day training on Exalogic Implementation. This is free of charge for partners that have opportunities that can close in Q4, before May 31st.

    The next training session is scheduled for April 9-11 in Frankfurt (Germany). If you are interested in joining the training, please find the detailed agenda and registration instructions at:

    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.

    Wednesday Apr 03, 2013

    Upcoming PTS Exadata Technical Workshops

    The following Exadata Technical Workshop delivered by PTS (Platform Technology Services) for partners' architects and technical staff  is scheduled for the following locations and dates:

    • Big Data Workshop - April 24-26, 2013: Paris, France
    • Exadata POC and Demo Workshop - June 4-6, 2013: Munich, Germany

    Contact your local Oracle Partner Enablement to register 

    Database Insider - April 2013 issue

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


    Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 Delivers 2X More Performance

    In March 2013, Oracle launched Oracle Database Appliance X3-2, which provides twice the performance and up to four times the storage compared to the original release of Oracle Database Appliance. The new release also offers comprehensive new support for virtualization.
    Read More


    Oracle OpenWorld 2013—Call for Proposals

    Calling all experts! The Oracle OpenWorld 2013 call for proposals is open. Get your database topics in soon. The call closes Friday, April 12, 2013.

    Monday Apr 01, 2013

    Get ready for Vienna (1) - Bonus track: Hardware event

    Have you registered for the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum on April 23-24 in Vienna?  We have put together a strong agenda and partner speakers.

    In addition to the Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum on April 23-24, the Hardware Partner Community Forum will take place on the 24-25th, one right after the other at the same hotel Hilton Vienna Plaza, so that partners that are interested can easily attend both. (Leverage your travel effort by attending both events!)

    Find more info (agenda, logistics) and registration for each of the two events here:



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