Monday Dec 16, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter for December 2013 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the December'13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

Editorial
Modern Business Nightmare: The Staggering Costs When Your Cloud Goes Down

Corp News
Oracle Corporate
Systems
Oracle Database, Middleware and Technology, Applications
Oracle Sponsors OpenStack Foundation; Offers Customers Ability to Use OpenStack to Manage Oracle Cloud Products and Services
Oracle Recognizes the Independent Oracle User Group and Belgium Java User Group for Innovative Programs Promoting Oracle Engineered Systems and Java Education for Kids

Tech sectione's
Announcing ZFS Storage ZS3 OS8 Minor 1, 16Gb FC ATO support, LOD extension for 15K rpm drives and 512 GB Read Flash
World Record Single System TPC-H @10000GB Benchmark on SPARC T5-4
Why Move My Oracle Database to New SPARC Hardware?
Oracle Solaris 11 Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Manage an Oracle Exadata Database Machine?
Announcing Oracle Linux 6.5 including the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3
Part Number Transitions - SPARC T4-4 Servers Still Available
Announcing: New Last Order Date (LOD) for SPARC M8000 and M9000 Servers
Announcing Oracle Key Manager 3
Announcing StorageTek T10000D FICON
Announcing Lower StorageTek SL150 LTO Pricing
Announcing Sun Storage 2500-M2 End of Life

Tech blog 
Detected: Application availability entry points
Announcement: E-Business Suite Release 11i certified with Oracle Database 11gR2 for Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC as a Database Tier only platform
Oracle Database Appliance 2.8 is now available on MOS
Where to download Oracle Solaris ISO images and Update Releases
Presentations on OVCA & OVN

Learning & events
Planned Techcasts
High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery

On-Demand Oracle Optimized Solutions Training Available Now!
Oracle’s IT Webcast Center:
Online Forum: Plug into Database as a Service

How to
How to Limit Upgrades Beyond a Prescribed Version of Oracle Solaris

How to Set Up DTrace to Detect PHP Scripting Problems on Oracle Linux
Validating the Fusion Applications Security Components during Installations and Upgrades

Looking beyond System/HW
Event- Driven SOA

References
Federal Taxation Service of Russia Ensures 30% Tax Revenue Increase, Cuts Storage Costs 10x, and Centralizes Data Access
Banca Transilvania Out Performs with Exalogic and Exadata
IDDEEA Gains a 50x Faster Response for Processing Bosnia and Herzegovina Citizen ID Cards—with 400% More Storage and Tripled Processing Power
First Investment Bank Cuts Day-End Close from Six Hours to Three, Processes Customer Transactions 30% Faster
Kıraça Holding Counts Its Inventory 22% Faster and Cuts Warehouse Space

Extra
9 Reasons Why You Must Update Your LinkedIn Profile Today
14 Ways To Stay Focused At Work This Holiday Season


You can find the Newsletter on our portal under
eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Dec 13, 2013

invite: Talent Cloud - Quarterly Partner Briefing


Please join us on December 19th at 9 am PST for a quarterly Talent Cloud (Taleo) Partner briefing. During this 60 minutes session we will provide the SI partner community with a series of updates to help you better navigate your partnership with Oracle.  The agenda will include updates to new resources available on OPN, Oracle Consulting Updates, Talent Cloud (TEE) and HCM Cloud (Fusion) release information as well as updates on Talent Cloud sandbox environments.

  Agenda:

· Kick off & General Business Updates

· OPN Updates: Resource locations and program updates

· Oracle Consulting Updates: PoC, Pricing, When and How to engage OCS

· Taleo Release Update: 13b, 13c planning, Integration and Reporting changes

· Fusion Updates: 7.0 and Here comes Fusion 8!

· Sandbox Updates: New Capacity, New Demo Data and Issue Request Process

· Misc Updates: Implementation Training, HOP Phase II

· Q&A

Dial In and WebEx

Topic: Taleo Quarterly Partner Briefing
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
Meeting Number: 252 008 748
Meeting Password: Taleo1

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To start or join the online meeting
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Call-in toll-free number: 1-8666824770  (US)
Call-in number: 1-4087744073  (US)
Show global numbers:
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Conference Code: 188 465 4
Security Code: 123456 

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

Do you need insight in using the Container Database in Oracle Database 12c?

Christopher Andrews, Senior Principal Instructor at Oracle University, looks at the choice the administrator now has of whether or not to employ a Container Database (CDB).

He investigates:
  1. Bundling databases inside one container
  2. Minimizing storage
  3. Improving security levels

and concludes that it's a good idea to at least consider using a CDB
Read Christopher’s investigation.

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - December 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on
"Oracle Server Virtualisation Technologies"

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our
eSTEP portal. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The material can be found under tab
eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the
Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Invitation to the Oracle Partner Webcast on 14th January 2014

Dear Partner,

We are excited to unveil the new data integration product releases: Oracle Data Integrator 12c and Oracle GoldenGate 12c, in a live Partner Webcast.

This Webcast will provide you as Oracle Partners across the EMEA region with an increased understanding of some of the exciting new features that have been introduced across the products in the portfolio. In addition your well respected peers from Rittman Mead (Mark Rittman), sumIT (Dr. Holger Friedrich) and Full Orbit (André Deumers) who will share their first hand experiences on the new product capabilities.

Join our EMEA Data Integration executives, and partners in discussing the new features of the Oracle Data Integration 12
c release and understand why your customers will be interested in the exciting new capabilities:

  • Superior developer productivity and rapid time-to-market with improved user interface
  • Increased performance via improved parallelism
  • Tighter integration between Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate
  • and interoperability with Oracle Warehouse Builder for easier migration Migration capabilities offered from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator Simplified product deployment
  • and support for seamless transition to private cloud via tight integration with Oracle Database 12c.
  • New solution certifications for Oracle applications, and support for latest versions of major databases.

Don't miss this opportunity and Register Today!

Date

Agenda Topics

To Register

14thJanuary 2014
9am UK / 10am CET /
11am EET / 1pm MSK
Duration: 1,5 hours

Increase Productivity and Innovate with Extreme Performance Data Integration - The Partner View!

Delivery Format

This FREE online LIVE eSeminar will be delivered over the Web. Registrations received less than 24 hours prior to start time may not receive confirmation to attend.

Please join us for our Community Partner Event in Prague from 11th to 12th February 2014.
Looking forward to getting in touch with you.

Best regards,

Sebastiaan Vingerhoed
Head of the Oracle EMEA Business Development Data Integration Team

Kulvinder Hari
Director of Product Management Oracle Fusion Middleware

Thursday Dec 05, 2013

Ready to learn about security features in the Oracle Database 12c?

Are you a Database Administrator needing to know which Oracle Database 12c features will help you meet the security, privacy and compliance requirements of your organization?

Oracle University’s 5-day course has just become available: Oracle Database 12c: Security.

You will learn to:

  • Understand Oracle security solutions and how they can help address your security requirements.
  • Configure strong authentication for database users using PKI and Kerberos.
  • Control data access using virtual private database and Oracle Label Security.
  • Analyze application privileges and reduce the attack surface using Oracle Database Vault Privilege Analysis.
  • Reduce risk of data exposure using Oracle Advanced Security Data Redaction, Transparent Data Encryption, and Oracle Data Masking.
  • Audit activity inside the database using policy and condition based unified auditing.
  • Configure network encryption to protect information in transit.
  • Audit activity inside the database using policy and condition based unified auditing.
  • Protect against application bypass using Oracle Database Vault Realms.

Remember: Your OPN discount is added to the standard price shown on our web pages.

This course can be ordered online. For more information and assistance please contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.


Saturday Nov 30, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter for November 2013 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the November'13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:


Editorial

Gartner Identifies Top 10 Strategic Technologies


Corp News


Move to a Modern Business Platform

Oracle ERP Cloud with Lifetime Support
Oracle ERP Cloud for Midsize Companies
Enterprise Resource Planning
Exalytics – where to go to get more knowledge
Oracle Licenses VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Oracle Storage
Oracle Enhances Oracle Virtual Networking; Expands Software-Defined Infrastructure Capabilities
Oracle Buys BigMachines
Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Tech sectione's

Announcing Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for Oracle Linux

Oracle Database Upgrade
White Paper: Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c
Upgrade Compatibility Matrix
Mike Dietrich's Upgrade Blog
Upgrade and Migration to Oracle Database 12c - Workshop Presentation   
Oracle Processor Core Factor Table
Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c
Oracle VM Server for SPARC: which domain types should be used to run applications
Announcing new qualifications and general news for the Oracle Solaris Cluster product.
Fundamental Concepts for VLAN Networks
ORACLE’S full line of Integrated Server Systems

Tech blog 

New Version: ZFS RAID Calculator v7

Technical Presentation: State of the LDom @ 3.1
Announcing: Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card
Announcing StorageTek VSM 6 and VLE Capacity Increase
StorageTek SL8500 Release 8.3 available
Boosting Performance and Enhancing Reliability with StorageTek SL8500 Release 8.3!
Release 51 of Sun Rack II capacity calculator available

How to do more with Oracle VM Templates
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 is available
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.2 released!

Learning & events

Oracle Database Appliance Product Development Webinar Series with Sohan DeMel


How to

Fundamental Concepts for VLAN Networks   With Oracle VM Server for x86
Coherence*Web: Sharing an httpSession Among Applications in Different Oracle WebLogic Clusters

Looking beyond System/HW

SOA and User Interfaces
Part of the Industrial SOA article series
SOA in Real Life: Mobile Solutions

References

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri Improves Customer Experience for 80,000 Daily Users of Online Applications Through Better Access Management
Oracle Win – BT (UK) – Engineered Systems for Finance Transformation
3 Step IT Group Cuts Four Days of Maintenance per Month After Putting All-in-One Cluster, Database, and Storage Server into Production in Just 13 Days
MediSwitch Makes Data Warehouse 100% Available and Lowers the Total Cost of Ownership by 45%
ASBIS Demonstrates 10x Faster Batch Processing, 28x Faster Report Generation, and 40x Higher Storage Performance with Engineered Systems

Extra

Scientific Evidence Proves Larry Ellison Is Right About Engineered Systems



You can find the Newsletter on our portal under
eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Get Certified in Oracle Database Cloud Administration

Validate your database cloud competency with one of the officially recognized Oracle Certifications.

They will endorse your ability to deliver more agility, faster ROI and lower overall costs by shifting from a traditional approach to database management to a much simpler model of self-service provisioning of database services.

Here are the steps for Certified Oracle Database Professionals:

  1. Hold an Oracle Database 11g or 12c Administrator Professional Certification
  2. Hold either the Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g and Grid Infrastructure Administrator Expert Certification
    or
    Oracle Exadata Datbase Machine Administrator Expert Certification
  3. Pass the exam Oracle Database Cloud Administration (1Z0-028)

Here are the steps for Certified Oracle Database Masters:

  1. Hold an Oracle Database 11g Administrator Master Certification
  2. Hold either the Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g and Grid Infrastructure Administrator Expert Certification
    or
    Oracle Exadata Datbase Machine Administrator Expert Certification
  3. Pass the exam Oracle Database Cloud Administration (1Z0-028)

Learn more about Oracle University's offerings for Cloud Computing

Remember: your OPN discount is always applied to the standard prices for training and exam vouchers shown on the Oracle University web pages.
For more information, contact your local Oracle University Service Desk

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Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Get ready to help your customers move to the cloud

Gartner has predicted that by 2016, most new IT spending will be in the Cloud. Whether they choose to deploy Oracle Cloud Services, Oracle's Private Cloud products or a hybrid cloud model, your customers will need assistance. Oracle University training will teach you the skills to accelerate deployment while maintaining the desired levels of reliability and security.

Learning Path for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Management

Learn how to build and manage an enterprise cloud environment; the following courses will take you from beginner to expert in this area:

 Course Title and link to description  Duration  Learning formats  Start dates
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade
 2 Days Training On Demand  Any time: View demo
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade  2 Days Live Virtual Class  09 Jan 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade  2 Days Live Virtual Class  10 Feb 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade  2 Days Live Virtual Class  20 Mar 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade  2 Days Live Virtual Class  24 Apr 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Install & Upgrade  2 Days In Class  see local schedule
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
 3 Days Training On Demand  Any time: View demo
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c  3 Days Live Virtual Class  29 Jan 14
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c  3 Days Live Virtual Class  05 Mar 14
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c  3 Days Live Virtual Class  20 Mar 14
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c  3 Days Live Virtual Class  14 May 14
Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c  3 Days In Class  see local schedule
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Cloud Management Workshop
 3 Days Live Virtual Class  04 Dec 13
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Cloud Management Workshop  3 Days Live Virtual Class  07 May 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Cloud Management Workshop  3 Days In Class  see local schedule
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Advanced Configuration Workshop
 3 Days Live Virtual Class  04 Dec 13
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Advanced Configuration Workshop  3 Days Live Virtual Class  05 Feb 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Advanced Configuration Workshop  3 Days Live Virtual Class  16 Apr 14
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Advanced Configuration Workshop  3 Days In Class  see local schedule

Learn more about Oracle University's offerings for Cloud Computing
Remember: your OPN discount is always applied to the standard prices shown on the Oracle University web pages.
For assistance in booking and to request new dates, contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.


eSTEP TechCast - December 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 05th of December and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 05. December 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Oracle Server Virtualisation Technologies

Abstract:
During this session we will explore the reasoning behind server virtualisation and explore the basic Oracle server virtualisation technologies like PDoms, OVM server for SPARC, Zones and OVM for x86. Also guidance will be provided on when to use which virtualisation technologies depending on customers deployment requirements.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Martien Ouwens


Call Info:
Call-in-toll-free number: 08006948154 (United Kingdom)
Call-in-toll-free number: +44-2081181001 (United Kingdom)
Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 255 200 935
Meeting Password: tech2011


Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the
eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.


Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Wednesday Nov 13, 2013

Oracle Database 12c Training and Certification Package

There are two Oracle Database 12c Training and Certification Packages for DBAs:
•    For those upgrading from a previous version
•    For those new to the Oracle database

These Training and Certification Packages include:
•    Preparation Courses delivered either in a Classroom or as a Live Virtual Class
•    Exam voucher: Valid at our certification testing vendor when you are ready to take your exam
•    Exam retake voucher: Your exam insurance: take the exam a second time if needed

For more information and assistance please contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - November 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on
"The Operational Management benefits of Engineered Systems"

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our
eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The material can be found under tab
eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the
Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Nov 08, 2013

Linux Certification News


The following exam is still available in beta testing:

Exam Title and Code

Certification Track

Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (1Z1-100)

Oracle Linux Certification

Full preparation details are available on the exam page, including prerequisites for this certification, exam topics and pricing. A beta exam offers you two distinct advantages:

· you will be one of the first to get certified

· you pay a lower price.

Beta exams can be taken at any Pearson VUE Testing CenterExam vouchers and preparation courses can be ordered online.

Remember: Your OPN discount is added to the standard price shown on our web pages.

For more information and assistance please contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.

Wednesday Oct 30, 2013

Learn to implement and configure JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting when and where it suits


Are you an Implementation Consultant wanting to learn how to to set up an organization and its chart of accounts in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne when and where it suits you? Oracle University’s course: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting Rel 9.x has has recently become available in a Training On Demand format. This course with a standard duration of 4 days is now available to you via streaming video and is accessible for 90 days. You can train between billable projects and either at work or at home.

You will learn how to:

  • Set up the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting system
  • Enter various types of journal entries and process daily transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Set up the organization
  • Set up the chart of accounts
  • Process General Accounting data
  • Review General Accounting reports

Remember: Your OPN discount is added to the standard price shown on our web pages.

This course can be ordered online. For more information and assistance please contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.

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