Thursday Oct 31, 2013

EXADATA & GoldenGate - the perfect combination for

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EXADATA & GoldenGate : the perfect combination used Oracle GoldenGate to migrate data from its legacy system to two  Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 HC Quarter Rack instances to reduce downtime, avoid  risk of data loss, and eliminate the need for complex programming.

"Oracle GoldenGate enabled us to complete the migration of three terabytes to Oracle Exadata, within a single 30-minute system outage,” East said. "Without Oracle GoldenGate, we would have required a 20 hour outage window to complete the migration, something that was completely unacceptable." 

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Friday Oct 25, 2013

Database Developer - October 2013 issue: Download Database 12c and related products

The October issue of the Database Application Developer  newsletter is now available. The focus of this issue is on downloads of Database 12c and related products. (Full newsletter here)

Get Ready to Download, Deploy and Develop for Oracle Database 12c

This month we're focused on downloads. We've rounded up the top developer releases (both early adopter and BETA releases) and the articles that will help you do more with Oracle 12c. See the technical content that will help you get started.

If you're ready...Away we go!

Laura Ramsey, Database and Developer Community, Oracle Technology Network Team


Download: Oracle Database 12c

According Tom Kyte, the Oracle 12c version has some of the biggest enhancements to the core database since version 6 - Check it out for yourself.

Download: Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Early Adopter 2 is Here

Oracle SQL Developer is a free IDE that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database. It is a complete end-to-end development platform for your PL/SQL applications that features a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.  If you are interested in checking out this new early adopter version,Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 EA is the place to go.

Download: Oracle 12c Multitenant Self Provisioning Application -BETA-

The -BETA- is here. The Multitenant self provisioning Application is an easy and productive way for DBAs and Developers to get familiar with powerful PDB features including create, clone, plug and unplug.   No better time to start playing with PDBs. Oracle 12c Multitenant Self Provisioning Application.

Download: New! Updates to Oracle Data Integration Portfolio

Oracle GoldenGate 12c and Oracle Data Integrator 12c is now available. From Real-Time data integration, transactional change data capture, data replication, hi-volume, high-performance batch loads, event-driven, trickle-feed integration process..its now available. Go here all the details and links to downloads...and Congratulations Data Integration Team!.

Download: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle 12c Features Support for Single Instance, Oracle Restart and Oracle RAC

Support for all current Oracle Database 11.2 versions as well as Oracle 12c on Oracle Linux 5 Update 9 & Oracle Linux 6 Update 4. The Oracle 12c templates allow end-to-end automation for Flex Cluster, Flex ASM and PDBs. See how the Deploycluster tool was updated to support Single Instance and the new Oracle 12c features. Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database.

Download: Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 EA 3

If you're looking for a datamodeling and database design tool that provides an environment for capturing, modeling, managing and exploiting metadata, it's time to check out Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 EA V3 is here.

New Exadata and Exalogic Public References: Statoil Fuel & Retail

Statoil Fuel & Retail automates planning and distribution operations in eight countries on Exalogic and Exadata.

Read the full story on Profit Magazine

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

DBaaS Online Forum - Now available on-demand

The Database-as-a-Service Online Forum  was originally broadcasted on Monday, October 21, 2013, at a US-timezones time. All the content of the forum is now available on-demand for customers and partners to watch and listen to.

The content is available on demand here.

Watch the on-demand forum to hear from analysts and experts on how companies are beginning to transform with Database as a Service, and learn the prescriptive steps your organization can take to design, deploy, and deliver Database as a Service today 



  • Carl Olofson, Research VP, IDC
  • Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President, Oracle Systems Technology
  • Todd Kimbriel, Director, State of Texas, eGovernment Division
  • Eric Zonneveld, Oracle Architect, KPN
  • James Anthony, Technology Director, e-DBA


Breakout 1: Design DBaaS

  • Alan Levine, Senior Director, Oracle Enterprise Architects


Breakout 2: Deploy DBaaS

  • Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta, Director of Product Management, Oracle


Breakout 3: Deliver DBaaS 

  • Sudip Datta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle


Closing Session

  • Michelle Malcher, IOUG President
  • Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President, Oracle Systems Technology

Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

Oracle Days 2013 in EMEA Are Coming Soon: Invite Your Customers!

Oracle Days will again be hosted across EMEA this October and November (schedule here).

By attending an Oracle Day, your customers can:

  • Hear the new announcements from Oracle OpenWorld
  • See customer case studies showing innovation in practice.
  • Discuss key issues for business and IT executives in cloud, mobile, social, big data, The Internet of Things
  • Network with peers who are facing the same challenges
  • Meet Oracle experts and watch live demos of new products 

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Thursday Oct 17, 2013

Technical workshop with the gurus: Architecting Oracle Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS)

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Dear partner,

We are pleased to invite you to a 2-day workshop dedicated to EMEA partners on "Architecting Oracle Private Database Cloud & Delivering Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS)".

This exclusive workshop will be delivered by Product Management and Product Development from Oracle HQ and focuses on the main theme CIOs are tackling with in the last decade: Consolidation to Private Cloud. For many customers the journey to consolidation has led to DBaaS Cloud deployments to significantly reduce costs and offer agile IT services. With the recent launch of Oracle Database 12c, the game really has changed in terms of what Oracle offers and how database clouds can be deployed.

Who should attend:

  • Enterprise Architects
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • DB Architects
  • from System Integrators and large Independent Software Vendors.

    Take this opportunity to learn from the gurus, how you can help your customers maximize on their cloud consolidation strategies.

    The workshops main focus is service delivery, which includes standardization and consolidation, and how you would help your customers transform their current IT infrastructure to a service delivery model. It will discuss best practices and reviews customer examples that have successfully implemented a database cloud.

    The agenda is split into two days sessions:

    • Day 1:
      • Overview & Planning
      • Database Cloud - Demos
      • Customer Case Studies
      • Database 12c
    • Day 2:
      • Database Cloud - Design
      • Database Cloud - Implementation
      • EM Cloud Control
      • DBaaS on Engineered Systems
      • Question and Answers

    Attendance is free of charge for qualified Oracle partners - Register now for one of the below sessions:

    Date Country Location
    5 & 6 November 2013  United Kingdom   Manchester
    7 & 8 November 2013  Germany  Munich
    11 & 12 November 2013  Netherlands  Amsterdam
    14 & 15 November 2013  Turkey Istanbul
    18 & 19 November 2013  Austria Vienna

    Looking forward to seeing you!

    Javier Puerta
    Director, Core Technology Partner Programs EMEA

    Prashant Barot
    Director, Core Technology




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    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Volante Technologies and GE Smart Metering

    Volante Achieves Oracle Exalogic Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle SuperCluster Ready, Oracle Solaris Ready, Oracle Linux Ready and Oracle VM Status.

    Volante Suite is a suite of modular tools for integration and management of financial data. Used today by major financial institutions, exchanges and industry utilities around the world, Volante enables users to rapidly build data integration solutions among market data feeds, applications and external partners.

    Volante finds Exalogic is strong fit for addressing scalability and operating in the most challenging financial services environments.

    Read more here.

    GE Milestone: Smart Metering Operations Suite Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status

    GE's Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS) finds that Exadata helps deliver functionality, scalability, performance, extensibility and is a core part of the company's advanced metering infrastructure offering.

    Read more here

    Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

    Update call: Engineered Systems updates from Oracle OpenWorld

    This webcast is now available on-demand:

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    Wednesday 30th October, 2013 at 15:00 CET (UTC/GMT +1 Hour)

    Dear partner

    We are pleased to invite you to the next Webcast from our Engineered Systems Partner Update Series. This time it will be all around "Engineered Systems updates from Oracle OpenWorld".

    One more year, San Francisco hosted the Oracle OpenWorld, in the month of September. Every year, thousands of partners and customers attend this event to discover new products and solutions, improve their technical proficiency and knowledge, learn tips and tricks for currently installed products and understand where the industry is headed.

    In case you could not make it to San Francisco this time, we want to provide you with the key updates announced at Oracle OpenWorld around Engineered Systems.

    Please mark your diaries. You can also attend Larry’s keynote around the Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Database and M6 Big Memory Machine and many more on the Oracle OpenWorld On Demand website.


    • Overview of latest Engineered Systems
    • How to articulate their value to customers
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    Wednesday, 30th October, 2013

    Diana Fernandez
    Diana Fernandez
    Director - EMEA Engineered Systems Business Development Exadata & Exalogic

    Javier Puerta
    Javier Puerta
    Director Core Technology Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

    Dario Wiser
    Dario Wiser
    Engineered Systems Business Development Director for SuperCluster

    Minimum requirements and set up for watching an Oracle University Webconference.

    • This Webcast is using Webex, although WebEx software will automatically be set up when you join, you can save time by setting up WebEx Meeting Center before the session. Follow the link and then download for your Operating System.
    • If you have difficulty logging in using the above link please go to: and join with session id: 595534979
    • Disable popup blockers to allow the webconference to launch. Popup blockers can be disabled by pressing the Ctrl key when you click the join conference button.

    Webcast Replay:

    This webcast will be recorded and replay posted on the Exadata Partner Community Collaborative Workspace (You need to register as a community member to have access to the workspace).

    For any information please contact:

    • Juan Salvador Rios - Business Analyst Consultant Engineered Systems EMEA
    • Roxana Dragus - Sales Enablement Coordinator & Communication Support Engineered Systems EMEA

    If you want to replay previous sessions from the Engineered Systems Partner Update Series, please click here…

    Engineered Systems for SAP and the value for Partners
    Database 12c on Exadata and what you should know

    Stay tuned on the latest Exadata Win Stories, References and much more by registering as a member of the Exadata EMEA Partner Community or visiting our blog.

    We will be looking forward to talking to you during the call.

    Best regards,

    Javier Puerta

    Javier Puerta
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    Database Insider - October 2013 issue: Oracle OpenWorld Highlights

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


    Database Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2013

    Oracle's database solutions took center stage at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, with more than 300 individual sessions as well as multiple hands-on labs. Find out where to access conference highlights online and learn more about events and training coming your way soon.
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    Coming in October: Database as a Service Online Forum

    Thanks to Oracle Database 12c’s new multitenant architecture plus a series of advancements in Oracle Exadata and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, IT departments can now mimic providers of public cloud services and deliver database as a service. On Monday, October 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. PT to 12:00 p.m. PT, Oracle will host an online forum led by Carl Olofson, research vice president, IDC, and Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Oracle Systems Technology, outlining how organizations can deliver database services.
    Read More

    SQL Pattern Matching Is the Latest in a String of Oracle Big Data Innovations

    The new SQL pattern matching feature of Oracle Database 12c is the latest in a series of innovations helping Oracle customers more quickly unlock the value currently hidden in big data. Oracle will be highlighting its latest big data innovations at the TDWI World Conference and Strata + Hadoop World Conference.

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    Monday Oct 14, 2013

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Temenos

    Temenos finds Exadata and Exalogic a strong fit for their mid to large customers and prospects, and achieves Optimized status. Read more here.                                       

    Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

    Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

    See below upcoming sessions for the Oracle Database 12c Technical Briefing Roadshow delivered by PTS (Partner Technology Solutions):

    Database 12c Technical Training for Partners by PTS
    • October 22-23, 2013: Vienna, Austria (full/closed)
    • October 24-25, 2013: Warsaw, Poland
    • November 5-6, 2013: Istanbul, Turkey
    • November 12-13, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal
    • November 20-21, 2013: Dubai, UAE
    • December 11-12, 2013: Hertzliya, Israel

    Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3 Technical Workshop
    • October 10-11, 2013: Romania, Bucharest 

    To register for any of the above sessions please contact your local enablement manager. 

    Monday Oct 07, 2013

    SAP on Exadata Deep-Dive Consultant Training for Partners, Walldorf, Dec. 9-13, 2013

    Covering SAP Implementation/Migration/Deployment on Exadata, this 5-day technical training is for partners that are engaging with SAP customers to migrate their SAP instances to an Exadata platform.

    Join this training in order to become end-to-end experts and to learn how to deploy, migrate, install and run Exadata on SAP applications, sharing deep technical experience, joining demonstrations, and becoming real technical heroes on Exadata to join Oracle's strong journey for populating new upcoming SAP customers and applications. 

    Certain prerequisites must be met by participants before they are accepted into the training. (Training is free for those applicants that are accepted into the training)

    Audience: SAP Technical/BASIS Consultants, SAP Migration Consultants, SAP Technical Associate Consultants, SAP Certified Technical/BASIS/Associate/Migration consultants who are willing to deploy technical infrastructure (BASIS, installation, migration, deployment, clustering, backup, monitoring, operations, etc.) staff for SAP on Exadata platform 

    If you are a registered member of the Exadata Partner Community, you can download the full training description and agenda with indications on how to apply. ((Access is restricted to community members only - if you get an error message, please register as a community member first))

    Big Data: don't miss the boat and stay focused!

    In an interesting post on the his s+b blog: "Big Data: Lessons from Earlier Revolutions", David Meer writes:

    "My point is that big data is just the latest in a series of technology revolutions that have changed the nature of business, in particular customer-facing activities such as innovation and marketing. Our reaction to it should be informed by all we’ve learned from past revolutions, which for me boils down to two main points: Don’t miss the boat, and stay focused on solving core business issues."

     Read full post here

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Eagle Investment Systems and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

     New Exastack Optimized announcements:

    • Eagle Investment Systems finds Exadata helps deliver speed, scalability and reliability to clients without the need for code changes. Read more.
    • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica finds improved batch processing and data query speeds running on Exadata and Exalogic. Read more.   

    Friday Oct 04, 2013

    New Exadata and Exalogic Public References

    Find in this post a new collection of the latest public customer stories, videos and press releases on Exadata and Exalogic customer cases:


    Hospital Sírio-Libanês (Brazil) [In Portuguese] (Exadata, Platinum Services)
    Published: September 27, 2013

    HDFC Securities (India) Oracle SuperCluster, Solaris 11
    Published: September 27, 2013

    University of Bologna (Italy) [Italian only] Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle Consulting
    Published: September 26, 2013

    KGI Securities (Thailand) Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Exadata
    Published: September 25, 2013

    Aggregate ROI Case Study: Exadata and EBS Customers
    PetSafe, Alpha Natural Resources, ADNOC - Oracle Exadata: Fueling a Revolution in Business Performance
    Published: September 19, 2013

    Vodafone (Romania) [In Romanian] Exadata, Oracle Linux, EM12c, Consulting, ACS
    Published: September 18, 2013

    Veritrans (Japan) [Japanese only translation] Exadata, GoldenGate, Advanced Security, EM
    Published: September 17, 2013

    Shinhan Card (Korea) in Korean Exadata, GoldenGate, EM12c
    Published: September 17, 2013

    Etisalat Nigeria – (Nigeria) Exadata, OBIEE, Communications Data Model
    Published: September 11, 2013

    Transports publics fribourgeois (Switzerland) Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle Real Application Clusters
    Published: September 11, 2013

    PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Indonesia) Exadata, ZFS 7420, GoldenGate
    Published: September 10, 2013


    All customer reference collateral can be found on Search by content type, product, industry, region, and even keywords.


    Westjet (Canada) Exadata, Platinum Support

    Published: September 20, 2013


    Pinellas County Improves Financial Reporting and Transparency with Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (Exalytics, Exadata, Hyperion, OBIFS)
    Published: September 25, 2013

    Oracle Exalytics Enables Customers Worldwide to Quickly Uncover Business Insights  (Exalytics)
    Published: September 24, 2013

    Strata Health Speeds Patient Care with Oracle Database Appliance (Oracle Database Appliance)

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