Monday Jun 30, 2014

IDC on support-related benefits of integrated infrastructure

Learn what IDC has to say about the significant support-related benefits of integrated infrastructure and platforms and important support considerations for optimizing ongoing IT operations.

Friday Jun 27, 2014

Oracle Exastack Ready and Optimized Programs Now Available for Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Database Appliance

With data growing at unprecedented levels, application providers need a robust, scalable and high-performance infrastructure to manage and analyze data at the speed of business. Helping Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) meet these challenges, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is today extending its Oracle Exastack program to give partners the opportunity to achieve Oracle Exastack Ready or Optimized status for Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Database Appliance.

The announcement was made today during the sixth annual Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) global kickoff event, “Engineered for Success: Oracle and Partners Winning Together.” For a replay of the event, visit:

Read full press release here

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Atos IT Solutions and Services replaced IBM AIX with Oracle SuperCluster

Atos IT Solutions and Services Raises Platform Profitability by 1.5x and Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for Hosting Environment

Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH provides information technology (IT) solutions and services. It operates one of Europe’s major data centers, managing the IT infrastructure for more than 100 Austrian companies in industries, including manufacturing, retail, financial services, telecommunications, and utilities. It offers IT outsourcing, business-process management, systems integration, and consulting for a variety of customer environments for business intelligence, customer relationship management, enterprise content management, enterprise resource planning, human resources, product lifecycle, and supply chain management. Atos IT Solutions and Services is a subsidiary of Atos SE, an international IT services company delivering managed operations, consulting, and systems integrations to a client base in 52 countries and multiple business sectors.

Read full story here

Monday Jun 23, 2014

Save the Date - DBaaS Special Session for Community Partners at Oracle Openworld, 29th Sept.

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Save the Date: Oracle Exadata, Systems & Storage and Manageability EMEA Partner Communities Special Session at Oracle OpenWorld
29 September 2014, 15:30 to 17:30 local time, San Francisco

Focus on Database As a Service (DBaaS)

Dear partner,

As customers move towards cloud architectures, Database-as-a-Service becomes a key foundation on which to build their private cloud.

During Oracle OpenWorld 2014, we will hold a special session around DBaaS for partners who are members of the Oracle Exadata, Manageability or Systems & Storage EMEA Partner Communities.

Save the Date! Oracle Exadata, Systems & Storage and Manageability EMEA Partner Communities

Date: 29th September, 2014 Time: 15:30 - 17:30 Local Time San Francisco

The goal of the session is to help you understand the different alternatives that you have for building a private DBaaS infrastructure. When and why should you be using Oracle Exadata, Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), Oracle SPARC SuperCluster, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) or Oracle SPARC Servers? How does each of these platforms meet specific customer requirements? Which Oracle Storage systems give you the best performance, efficiency and ease of integration? Once you have consolidated your databases, how can you move to a full DBaaS environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager?

The session will include presentations by Oracle representatives, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A hosted by Oracle and Partner executives.

Don't miss out on attending this key session! Save the date now - September 29th, 2014, from 15:30 to 17:30 local San Francisco time, and watch out for your formal invitation by the end of August.

Best regards,

Javier Puerta

Giuseppe Facchetti Sasan Moaveni

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Exadata and Manageability Partner Communities Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA

Giuseppe Facchetti
Systems & Storage Partner Community Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA

Sasan Moaveni
Systems & Storage Partner Community Alliances & Channels, Oracle EMEA

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Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

Oracle 'In Touch' PartnerCast (July 1, 2014) - Be prepared for a year of growth

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Dear partner,

It’s not long to go until we are back in the studio and broardcasting the next exciting edition of the Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast.

Don’t forget to register to join David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, and his studio guests on Tuesday 1st July 2014 from 10:30am UK/ 11:30am CET.

In this cast David’s studio guests and his regional reporters will be looking at your priorities as EMEA Partners, and how best to grow with Oracle.

The broadcast will also be covering:

  • Highlights of FY14
  • Strategic themes for FY15
  • SaaS - HCM, CRM and ERP
  • Oracle on Oracle

Alistair Hopkins will be joining David in the studio again, where he will be sharing success stories from the last quarter as well as his thoughts on FY15.

Exclusive for Oracle ‘In Touch’ David Callaghan interviews Rich Geraffo, Senior Vice President, Oracle Global Alliances & Channels, on how the FY15 Partner Global kick off relates to EMEA.

Plus the cast is your chance to hear from some of the newly appointed Oracle Worldwide A&C Leadership team as David welcomes Bruce Chumley, VP Oracle Channel Distribution Sales, Troy Richardson, VP Oracle Strategic Alliances and Steve Biondi, GVP, Oracle Worldwide A&C ISV & OEM Sales, to discuss their core focus, strategy of growth and what they intend on bringing to the table in their new role.


Register Now!

To add this event to your calendar please click here.

Why not get in touch on Twitter using the hashtag #OracleInTouch or by emailing 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

Oracle 'In Touch' PartnerCast: be prepared for a year of growth

Live Webcast


July 01, 2014
10:30am UK / 11:30am CET

Duration: 45 mins.


David Callaghan

David Callaghan
Senior VP Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Studio Guest

Alistair Hopkins

Alistair Hopkins
VP Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Adrian Schlund

Adrian Schlund
VP, GSI Sales, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Featured Contributors

Rich Geraffo

Rich Geraffo
Senior Vice President, Oracle Worldwide Alliances & Channels

Steve Biondi

Steve Biondi
Group Vice President, Oracle Worldwide A&C ISV & OEM Sales

Bruce Chumley

Bruce Chumley
Vice President Channel Distribution Sales, Oracle WW Alliances & Channels

Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson
Vice President Strategic Alliances, Oracle WW Alliances & Channels

Regional Reporters

Silvia Kaske Will O'Brien Eric Fontaine Janusz Naklicki

Silvia Kaske
VP Oracle A&C WCE North

Will O'Brien
VP Oracle A&C UK/IE

Eric Fontaine
VP Oracle A&C WCE South

Janusz Naklicki


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Monday Jun 16, 2014

Learn more about Oracle Database In-Memory Now

On June 10, Larry Ellison unveiled the new Oracle Database In-Memory option. Oracle Database In-Memory delivers outstanding analytical performance without the need to restrict functionality or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch—no application changes are required. It is fully integrated with Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability and security technologies making it the most industrial-strength offering in the industry.

At a special event at Oracle’s headquarters, CEO Larry Ellison described how the ability to combine real-time data analysis with sub-second transactions on existing applications enables organizations to become Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer’s demands, and continuously optimize key processes.

Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability soon and can be used with all hardware platforms on which Oracle Database 12c is supported.

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

Accenture completes acquisition of Enkitec

The acquisition of Enkitec by Accenture has been now completed.

“This acquisition infuses a level of industry-leading talent into our Oracle Engineered Systems business,” said Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. “The combination of our infrastructure transformation expertise and Enkitec’s deep Oracle knowledge and skill set means that our clients can more quickly derive greater business value from their investments across the spectrum of Oracle technologies.” 

See full Accenture press release with details here.

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

Oracle Database In-Memory Powers the Real-Time Enterprise

Larry Ellison Unveils Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality

Redwood Shores, CA — June 10, 2014


New technical whitepaper on Database-as-a-Service

High Availability Best Practices for Database Consolidation- The Foundation for Database-as-a-Service. An Oracle White Paper - April 2014

This paper provides MAA best practices for Database Consolidation using Oracle Multitenant.

It describes standard HA architectures that are the foundation for DBaaS. It is most appropriate for a technical audience: Architects, Directors of IT and Database Administrators responsible for the consolidation and migration of traditional database deployments to DBaaS. 

Recommended best practices are equally relevant to any platform supported by Oracle Database except where explicitly noted as being an optimization or an example that applies only to Oracle Engineered systems. 

Monday Jun 09, 2014

Updated Oracle Platinum Services Certified Configurations

Effective May 22, 2014, Oracle Platinum Services is now available with an updated combination of certified components based on Oracle engineered systems: Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster systems. The Certified Platinum Configuration matrix has been revised, and now includes the following key updates:

  • Revisions to Oracle Database Patch Levels to include
  • Addition of the X4-2 Oracle Exalogic system
  • Removal of the virtualization column as the versions are not optional and are based on inclusion in integrated software
  • Revisions to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software to clarify patch level requirements for virtual and non-virtual environments
For more information, visit the Oracle Platinum Services web page where you will find information such as customer collateral, FAQ's, certified configurations, technical support policies, customer references, links to related services and more.

Friday Jun 06, 2014

New Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics Public References

Deutschetelekom (Germany) Exalytics, OBIEE, Essbase, ACS (with partners T-Systems and Deloitte Consulting) - Published: June 04, 2014

Daelim Industrial (Korea) [Korean] Oracle Exalytics, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Hyperion (with partner Kolon Benit) - Published: May 29, 2014

Algar Telecom (Brazil) [also in Portuguese] Oracle Exadata, Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services - Published: May 23, 2014

Globacom (Nigeria) [also in Spanish] Big Data Appliance, NoSQL DB Community Edition, ACS (with partner mCentric, Ltd.) - Published: May 22, 2014

MagtiCom LTD (Georgia) Oracle Exadata, Oracle Consulting (with partner UGT) - Published: May 21, 2014

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz (Brazil - local language) Oracle Exadata, Oracle Active Data Guard, Oracle ZFS (with partner Teiko) - Published: May 13, 2014

Accelya Kale (India) Oracle Exadata (with partner Softcell Technologies Limited) - Published: May 12, 2014

Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (Portugal) [also Portuguese] Exadata, Exalogic (with partner Timestamp) - Published: May 06, 2014

Reliance Commercial Finance (India) Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services - Published: May 01, 2014

Announcing Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4

Richer Service Catalog for Database and Middleware as a Service; Enhanced Database and Middleware Management Help Drive Enterprise-Scale Private Cloud Adoption.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4, available today, lets organizations rapidly adopt Oracle-based, enterprise-scale private clouds.
  • New capabilities provide advanced technology stack management, secure database administration, and enterprise service governance, enabling Oracle customers and partners to maximize database and application performance and drive innovation using self-service IT platforms.
  • The enhancements have been driven by customers and the growing Oracle Enterprise Manager Ecosystem, comprised of more than 750 Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized partners. Oracle and its partners and customers have built over 140 plug-ins and connectors for Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Watch Dan Koloski introducing Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 in this video

Monday Jun 02, 2014

Upcoming Technical Training by PTS

  • Oracle Big Data Workshop
    • June 24-26, 2014: Paris, France
    • July 08-10, 2014: Paris, France
    • August 19-21, 2014: Dubai, UAE (tentative)
    • September 23-25, 2014: Warsaw, Poland (tentative)
  • Upgrade Your Solution to Oracle Database 12c Workshop
  • Oracle 12c Multitenant Technical Workshop
  • Oracle Exadata X4 workshop
    • June 4-5, 2014: Madrid, Spain

    If registration link is not available, please contact the OPN Enablement manager at your local Oracle office.

    Top Exastack ISV Headlines: Smartsoft, Forbis

    • Smartsoft's OCEAN Payment Processing Solution achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status. "Performance is the most important issue for our success in the market and running OCEAN on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine provides customers with extreme performance." - Learn more
    • Banking solution FORBIS Ltd's FORPOST achieves Oracle Exadata, Exalogic and SuperCluster Ready Status. "We are glad to offer our current and future customers the newest features provided by Oracle Engineered Systems to achieve maximum reliability and speed operation." - Learn more

    Now in beta! Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c Implementation Exam

    Are you ready for a new challenge? Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c is now in beta! Get prepared for the latest beta exam around database pillar. Register online!


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