Thursday Jun 27, 2013

Now available on-demand: Get ready for Oracle Database 12c!

The following webcasts for partners on Oracle Database 12c are now available on-demand:

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Exadata Planning and Development Workbook

The Oracle Exadata Workbook series has been created to provide guidance for planning,installing, operating and maintaining Oracle Exadata Database Machines. These workbooks will help you identify specific needs, address potential challenges, and understand the opportunities associated with owning this advanced Engineered System. A well-planned implementation will help you realize the performance,scalability, and administrative improvements of an Oracle Exadata system.

Register with your OTN login to download the first workbook in the Oracle Exadata Admin series.


Monday Jun 24, 2013

Webcast - June 27th: Announcing Oracle SuperCluster T5-8: Our Fastest Engineered System

Join us for a live webcast with Oracle Executive Vice President, John Fowler, as he announces the new Oracle SuperCluster T5-8: Our Fastest Engineered System.

Learn how the new Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 delivers:

  • Extreme performance through Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle’s virtualization solutions, and the world’s fastest servers
  • Highest availability with no single point of failure and 99.999% uptime
  • Highest efficiency with unmatched price/performance and the lowest operating costs
  • A complete engineered system ideal for database and application consolidation and private cloud

Register here

Thursday Jun 20, 2013

Register Now! 'In Touch' for EMEA Oracle Partners: Looking ahead to FY14 with Oracle

Dear partners

With the new financial year already upon us, now is the time to start thinking ahead and recognising the opportunities that the new year brings.

The ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast is your chance to get the latest headlines from Oracle EMEA and pose your questions to our studio guests. Join us for the next live broadcast on:

Tuesday 9th July at 10:30am UK/ 11:30am CET

In this cast we will be looking at how Oracle on Oracle solutions can benefit the Oracle PartnerNetwork and sharing best practices from across EMEA Alliances & Channels. Your host David Callaghan, Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances and Channels, is excited to pose your questions to his guests, so get in touch by commenting on this blog, posting on Twitter using the hashtag #DCpickme or by emailing

Under the spotlight and answering your burning questions in this cast will be:

  • Lindsay Johnston, VP, Commercial Operations for EMEA A&C
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Director, EMEA Solutions and Enablement
  • Janusz Naklicki, Vice President, ECEMEA
  • Silvia Kaske, Vice President, A&C WCE North
  • Eric Fontaine, Vice President, A&C WCE South
  • David Tweddle, Vice President, A&C UK & Ireland

To find out more information, including how to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit out new webpage here.

We look forward to seeing you on July 9th!

Best regards,

Oracle PartnerNetwork

Monday Jun 17, 2013

New Exadata and Exalogic Public References

Exadata - Maxxton Cuts Page-Load Time by 90%, Completes Searches 20x Faster, Cuts Batch Run Time by 80%, and Sees Return on Investment in Nine Months 

Exalogic - Directorate General of Civil Aviation Streamlines Key Aviation Applications Access, Improves Productivity and Reduces Maintenance Costs 

Exadata and Exalytics - Zagrebacka banka Reduces Complex Calculations from Hours to Minutes with Engineered Business Intelligence 

Exadata and Exalogic - Sterci Processes 3.65 Million Financial Messages with 57% Lower Total Cost of Ownership by Using Engineered Systems


SAP on Exadata an Exalogic - Oracle for SAP Technology Update 2013 now available

The Oracle for SAP Technology Update is an annual publication that provides updates and information about Oracle products and services for SAP customers.

The 2013 issue has just been published with great content about running SAP on the Exa stack, including technical articles and customer cases.

  Oracle for SAP 2013

Table of Contents

  • Oracle Engineered Systems for SAP
  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine for SAP customers
  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine Start Up Pack for SAP customers
  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud certified for SAP NetWeaver 7
  • SPARC SuperCluster optimized solution for SAP customers
  • ATIVAS on SPARC SuperCluster
  • Oracle Database Appliance Certified for SAP customers
  • Oracle VM server for X86 virtualization now available for SAP customers
  • Oracle Exadata for SAP at Lion
  • Oracle Exadata for SAP at Dongfeng
  • Infosys-Oracle Exadata for SAP consolidation solution
  • Atos IT – Oracle Exadata Services for SAP Customers
  • Oracle Exadata for SAP at Shenhua
  • Oracle Exadata for SAP at Koctas
  • SAP customer with Oracle Exadata Database Machine in production
  • Why Customers Deploy Exadata
  • Oracle Exadata for SAP at Glencore
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 for SAP
  • Oracle Database Migration Technologies
  • Oracle HA Solutions Certified by SAP for Integration with SAP NetWeaver
  • Oracle Cloud File System for SAP
  • Real Application Testing for SAP customers
  • Oracle Advanced Compression at Indesit
  • Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 for SAP at City of Nuremberg
  • Oracle Advanced Compression at ConAgra Foods
  • Oracle RAC and ASM at EDEKA Lunar
  • Oracle Advanced Customer Services (ACS) at AkzoNobel Triple O
  • Helsana DB2 migration to Oracle Database
  • Oracle Advanced Customer Services (ACS) for SAP
  • Oracle Advanced Customer Services (ACS) at Centrica
  • Oracle Advanced Customer Services (ACS) O2O-NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Oracle Partner - All4it Group
  • Geberit Group - Oracle Data Guard 11g
  • Oracle Sun Collateral Reference List
  • Oracle Partner - IS4IT, SAP on RAC
  • Oracle Partner - Delta Consulting

Don't miss it! You can download it here

Friday Jun 14, 2013

Upcoming PTS Technical Workshops

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

Oracle Exalogic Implementation Workshop

  • July 9-11, 2013: Madrid, Spain
  • July 23-25, 2013: Istanbul, Turkey
  • September 16-18, 2013: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Oracle Big Data Technical Workshop, July 3-5, 2013: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Contact your local Oracle Partner Enablement to register


Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

Database Insider - June 2013 issue

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


New In-Memory Applications Run 10 to 20 Times Faster on Oracle’s Engineered Systems

In April 2013, Oracle unveiled its new in-memory applications, which deliver 10X to 20X performance increases running on Oracle’s engineered systems, compared to commodity hardware.
Read More

Q&A: Oracle SVP Loaiza on the Development of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3

Oracle Exadata Database Machine is redefining the future of computing. Recently, Juan Loaiza, Oracle's senior vice president of systems technology, sat down with the Independent Oracle Users Group Director of Communities, Alex Gorbachev, to reflect on the journey that led to the creation of the next-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3.
Read More

In Search of Insight and Foresight: An Economist Intelligence Unit research program sponsored by Oracle and Intel®

There is more data available to businesses now than ever before in human history. So why is getting value from all of this data more of a struggle than ever? Help your customers and prospects find the answers in this new research report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Oracle and Intel.


Monday Jun 10, 2013

Oracle Exadata used by Garmin to consolidate multiple business databases

 See how Oracle Exadata was used by Garmin to consolidate multiple business databases and Garmin's popular Garmin Connect application database.


Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Temenos at Acleda Bank

  • ACLEDA Bank Targets Aggressive Expansion and 24x7 Services with Oracle Engineered Systems and TEMENOS T24. Read more.
  • Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 Partner Training

    Join this webcast to find out why the NEW Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 is the BEST general-purpose system for database and enterprise application consolidation and enterprise private cloud infrastructure. Click on this link for Web Conference details.


    Join this webcast to go a level deeper and understand just what makes the NEW Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 tick! This session will be a technical session designed to provide System Engineers & Architects with technical knowledge necessary to position and support Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 sales. Who should attend: Channel Partner Technical Personnel (e.g., SE's, Architects). Click on this link for web conference details.

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

    Upcoming PTS Exalogic Technical Workshops

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

    Oracle Exalogic Implementation Workshop for Partners

    • July 9-11, Madrid/Spain
    • July 23-25, Istanbul/Turkey

    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.


    • 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


    • Solution Architects, Application Developers, System Architects


    • Mandatory:
      • Networking Concepts - Advanced to "deep hands-on" skills
      • Virtual Machine Concepts
      • Linux OS - RHEL, Oracle Enterprise Linux
    • Preferable:
      • WebLogic Server
      • Web Server Concepts - Oracle HTTP Server, Apache
      • ZFS Storage


    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 for Oracle Partners but space is limited. Register now!


    For registration questions please send an email to

    Monday Jun 03, 2013

    Webcast for partners: The value of Oracle Engineered Systems for SAP customers

    The Engineered Systems team in Oracle EMEA is now delivering sales training one-hour webcasts specifically for partners.

    The first webcast will cover the topic of Engineered Systems running SAP applications. It will be delivered on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 15:00 CET.

    Agenda will cover:

    • Introduction
    • Why Oracle Engineered Systems for SAP
    • Understanding Oracle Engineered Systems for a SAP environment
    • Engineered Systems and SAP HANA: Distinctions, limitations and challenges
    • Recommended strategy in choosing the right database
    • Q&A

    For additional information and registration go here


    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Avnet, Pattern Matched

    Avnet Technology Solutions Demonstrates Extreme Performance at the Middle East’s First Engineered Systems Competency Center. Read more.

    Using Oracle Exadata and Solaris, Pattern Matched Technologies adds value to its client services with a 30x faster transaction time.  Watch now.


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