Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

OPN Database Specialization - Free Vouchers to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1.

To upgrade to the new version OPN supports partners with a limited number of vouchers to help successfully pass the Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist OPN exam (IZ0-497).

Interested partners may submit an Oracle Database Certification Upgrade voucher request form.

Friday Jun 06, 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 Nov 11, 2013

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Delivers Advanced Self-Service Automation for Oracle Database 12c Multitenant

Broadens Support for Managing Full Lifecycle of New Pluggable Database as a Service

Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 4, 2013

News Summary

Database as a Service (DBaaS) offers organizations accelerated deployment, elastic capacity, greater consolidation efficiency, higher availability and lower overall operational cost and complexity. Oracle Database 12c provides an innovative multitenant architecture featuring pluggable databases that makes it easy to offer DBaaS and consolidate databases on clouds. To support customers’ move to this model, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c adds new automation capabilities to enable quick provisioning of database clouds through self-service, saving administrators time and effort. These new capabilities can help customers adopt Oracle Database 12c faster and pave the way to a DBaaS delivery model.

News Facts

Oracle today announced a new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, which provides a turnkey, full lifecycle DBaaS management solution for Oracle Multitenant, an option for Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition.

Read full press release here

Friday Sep 06, 2013

Internet Partner Seminar: Oracle Database 12c Manageability

Oracle Database 12c Manageability
September 17, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (60 Minutes)
Register Here!

This Internet Seminar will provide an overview of the new manageability features in the Oracle Database 12c release. Learn new features for managing and monitoring your Oracle Database 12c multitenant databases. Hear first-hand how to support the entire consolidation lifecycle from planning, testing, migrating, and tuning multitenant databases.

Friday Aug 09, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Partner Internet Seminars

Learn about Oracle Database 12c from your desktop in this exclusive partner series of 1-hour live webcasts from Oracle Database Product Management. Oracle Database 12c is Oracle's new release of the Oracle Database with features for consolidation and cloud deployments.

Upcoming topics:

  • Oracle Database 12c Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization - August 20, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (90 Minutes) -  Register Here!
  • Oracle Database 12c Manageability - September 17, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (60 Minutes)  - Register Here!
  • Oracle Database 12c Application Development - October 15, 2013 @ 19:00 CET / 6pm UK (60 Minutes) - Register Here!


  • Thursday Aug 08, 2013

    Quinnsight report on Oracle Database 12c

    Quinnsight has published a report that rates Oracle Database 12c 92/100 with strong capabilities in consolidation, DBaaS, multitenancy, private cloud, SaaS.

    Quinnsight states:

        "Oracle Database 12c puts Oracle immediately at the forefront of databases for multitenant clouds."
        "Competitors will be forced to go back to drawing board to unseat 12c's new "Database as a Service" capabilities."
        "12c is differentiated because it gives customers a chance to evolve towards multitenancy without making wholesale changes."

    Read full report here

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

    IDC research note on Oracle Database 12c

    IDC has just published an Insight report on Oracle Database 12c, where they acknowledge that the new capabilities provided by the Oracle Database align very well with the key trends of (1) in-memory computing and (2) cloud computing, that are transforming the data management landscape.

    Oracle has addressed both trends in a significant manner [via "heat map" automation to keep frequently accessed data in-memory, and Pluggable Databases (PDBs) that enable multitenancy for cloud computing]

    The full research note can be accessed here.


    Monday Jul 08, 2013

    Oracle Database 12c: Launch Webcast - Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Join Oracle executives including President Mark Hurd, Senior Vice President Andy Mendelsohn, and Architect Tom Kyte for an introduction to the world’s first database designed for the cloud—Oracle Database 12c.

    Attend the Webcast to learn about Oracle Database 12c’s new multitenant architecture featuring pluggable databases. This innovative capability makes it easy to consolidate onto the cloud to reduce IT costs and complexity while improving quality of service. Be the first to learn how to:

    • Simplify database consolidation
    • Automatically compress and tier data
    • Improve database and application continuity
    • Redact sensitive data

    And as an added bonus, hear Tom Kyte’s “Top 12 Features of Oracle Database 12c.”

    Register today for the video Webcast, and see how these innovations, combined with major enhancements in availability, security, and big data support, make Oracle Database 12c the ideal platform for private and public cloud deployments.

    Friday Jul 05, 2013

    Database 12c Technical Training for Partners by PTS

    See below the schedule for the Oracle Database 12c Technical Briefing Roadshow that will be delivered by PTS (Partner Technology Solutions) starting in September in a number of cities in EMEA.

    More cities will be added to the list along the next weeks.

    The Technical Briefing consists of 2-day technical sessions. It is targetted to technical staff of Oracle partners.

    For registration contact your channel rep or your local Oracle Partner Enablement leader.

    In the meantime remember that you can already start using the online material from the Oracle Database 12c Guided Learning Paths for Sales, Presales and Implementation Specialists.

    Oracle Database 12c Technical Briefing Roadshow for Partners 

    • September 3-4, 2013: Utrecht, Netherlands
    • September 10-11, 2013: Baden-Dattwil, Switzerland
    • September 11-12, 2013: London, United Kingdom
    • September 17-18, 2013: Colombes, Paris, France
    • September 17-18, 2013: Prague, Czech Republic
    • September 17-18, 2013: Kista, Sweden
    • September 24-25, 2013: Munich, Germany
    • October 1-2, 2013: Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
    • October 1-2, 2013: Moscow, Russia
    • October 7-8, 2013: Brussels, Belgium
    • October 8-9, 2013: Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy
    • October 9-10, 2013: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • October 15-16, 2013: Dubai, UAE
    • October 22-23, 2013: Vienna, Austria
    • 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

    Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

    Ovum report: Oracle Database 12c offers new take on multitenancy

    Ovum has published a positive research note on Oracle Database 12c.

    Ovum concludes that Oracle Multitenant will provide significant productivity and resource savings for Oracle customers considering database consolidation, on- or off-premise.

    The multitenant features of Oracle Database 12c support not only cloud deployment, but also database consolidation.

    Oracle has purchased electronic distribution rights to this research note and posted it to Oracle.com. The full research note can be downloaded here.  

    Monday Jul 01, 2013

    Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Database 12c, the First Database Designed for the Cloud

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – July 1, 2013

    News Summary

    As organizations embrace the cloud, they seek technologies that will transform business and improve their overall operational agility and effectiveness. Oracle Database 12c is a next-generation database designed to meet these needs, providing a new multitenant architecture on top of a fast, scalable, reliable, and secure database platform. By plugging into the cloud with Oracle Database 12c, customers can improve the quality and performance of applications, save time with maximum availability architecture and storage management and simplify database consolidation by managing hundreds of databases as one.

    Read full press release


    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 Jul 17, 2012

    Achieving Extreme Performance Across the Oracle Exadata Lifecycle

    From testing and deployment to monitoring and maintenance, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is helping organizations achieve extreme performance across the entire Oracle Exadata lifecycle.

    To achieve this, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides automated database diagnostics, tuning, and self-management—all within a single, centralized management console.

    Two new white papers,
    Managing Oracle Exadata with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle Exadata Discovery Cookbook
    detail the ways Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c optimizes each phase of the process.

    Read More

    Tuesday Nov 08, 2011

    Managing Oracle Exadata - Session at Enterprise Manager roadshow events

    See below the dates for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c roadshow which is happening in several European cities. The agenda f each event includes one session on "Managing Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic"

    Link to Agenda and Registration
    November 15, 2011
    Nürnberg (Germany)
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Launch 
    November 18, 2011
    Paris - La Défense (France)
    Lancement Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c 
    November 23, 2011
    Madrid (Spain)
    Descubra la única solución completa de Oracle para la gestión de los entornos cloud 
    November 29, 2011
    Berlin (Germany)
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Launch
    November 30, 2011
    Köln (Germany)
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Launch
    December 01, 2011
    Roma (Italia)
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Launch
    December 06, 2011
    Mechelen (Belgium)
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Discover the Only Complete Cloud Management Solution for Oracle
    December 08, 2011
    Hilversum  (Netherlands)
    Enterprise Manager 12c: ontdek waarom Oracle de enige complete oplossing voor cloudbeheer biedt

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