Monday Dec 23, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - January 2014

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday, 16th of January and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 16. January 2014, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery

What distinguish disaster recovery solutions from high availability systems?  In this webinar we want to address the question high availability vs. disaster recovery very systematically. It starts with developing a set of failure classes and based on this categories we present solutions that addresses the different needs.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Hartmut Streppel / Andreas Kress

Call Info:
Show global numbers

Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 250 177 816

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under tab TechCast, 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

Thursday Dec 19, 2013

Get trained further in the Oracle Database 12c

Oracle University has rolled out 2 new Oracle Database 12c courses:

· Oracle Database 12c: Analytic SQL for Data Warehousing (2 days): teaches you how to interpret the concept of a hierarchical query, create a tree-structured report, format hierarchical data and exclude branches from the tree structure. You'll also learn to use regular expressions and sub-expressions to search for, match, and replace strings

· Oracle Database 12c: SQL Tuning for Developers (3 days): teaches you about Oracle SQL tuning and how to apply tuning techniques to your SQL code; you will learn the different ways in which data can be accessed efficiently

These courses can be booked online.

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

For scheduling requests, more information and assistance please contact your local Oracle University Service Desk

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:

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

Corp News
Oracle Corporate
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

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

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.


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.


· 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

To start or join the online meeting
Go to

Teleconference information
Call-in toll-free number: 1-8666824770  (US)
Call-in number: 1-4087744073  (US)
Show global numbers:
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.


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!


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.


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