Friday Aug 21, 2015
Wednesday Jul 22, 2015
By Adriana Garjoaba-Oracle on Jul 22, 2015
Thursday Jul 16, 2015
By Jim Vonick-Oracle on Jul 16, 2015
Monday Jul 06, 2015
By Diana.H. Gray-Oracle on Jul 06, 2015
As the benefits of Database as a Service (DBaaS) extend beyond those of the "as-a-service" delivery mode, allowing access to a broad range of external data sources to power business processes and augment in-house systems of record, the DBaaS market is expected to grow rapidly in the following years.
Recent Findings Show that Major Growth is Expected in the DBaaS Space
- According to 451research, with an expected enterprise adoption
rate to reach over 70% in 2016,
it has become clear organizations are making DBaaS a priority for
their business plans.
- According to MarketsandMarkets, the “adoption is expected to grow steadily and shall have a persuasive existence across all the major verticals. Improved customer experience at lower cost, on a 'pay as you go' revenue model, will be the major 'pull' factor.”
- By 2017, the DaaS market share will
increase to 29%, “becoming the most important form of private cloud” as Oracle Research states in a recent article.
As the migration to DBaaS becomes a “must have” for every enterprise that wants to stay ahead of the game, so is having the right skills to implement it within your organization to guarantee optimal results.
skills are needed to gain good results when migrating to DBaaS?
Database administrators still need to be trained in core administration skills when moving to the Oracle Cloud. They will need to understand:
- The overall architecture of the Oracle Database Cloud,
- How to migrate to the cloud,
- How to create an administer an instance,
- How to configure connections,
- How to back up and recover databases in the cloud,
- How to use Cloud DBA tools.
Database Administrators can struggle when transitioning to the Cloud when:
- They are unfamiliar with overall capabilities provided,
- They are not familiar with Cloud DBA Tools,
- They don't know how to administer Oracle Database Cloud security measures,
- They cannot
maximize performance and scale the database environment,
Transitioning to the Cloud - a "Challenging Mission" - Not Anymore!
DBaaS represents a paradigm shift in IT, from merely
“keeping the system up & running” to higher tuning and development work –
helping customers move their businesses forward.
This type of role can be more rewarding and provides new opportunities. Moving to the Oracle Cloud requires new skills to fully understand all that is needed when performing Oracle Database administrator tasks in the Cloud.
Oracle University helps database administrators upgrade their skills
Learn more - Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription – Oracle Database Cloud Service - Complete Edition will help you gain the skills you need for a successful DBaaS Cloud experience at it relates to your job.
What do you think? Do you already run an DBaaS project? What has been your experience?
Please leave your comments and questions below.
Wednesday Jul 01, 2015
By Jim Vonick-Oracle on Jul 01, 2015
A recent Gartner survey revealed that Software as a Service (SaaS) deployments are becoming "mission critical" for organizations around the world.
One rationale for migrating to SaaS is the reduction in deployment time. This allows an organization to quickly realize the benefits of the transition. When implementing a cloud application, however, businesses can easily overlook the skills staff need to execute a successful migration.
Technical professionals responsible for configuring, integrating and administering an Oracle Cloud application need to get up to speed quickly to ensure that business requirements are met.
As with any new application, business users, who will be regularly working with a cloud application, need to learn how to access and use the application to perform their jobs.
And when product updates are made to your cloud application your team needs access to the latest product information, so they can readily leverage the new features and functionality.
Introducing Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions
To help your organization address these real-world challenges that teams face, Oracle University has designed a specialized method of learning: Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions.
These subscriptions are comprehensive online learning solutions that provide relevant and timely content about your Oracle Cloud applications for all job roles in your organization that interact with your applications.
SaaS Learning Simplified
Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions provide the training you need, when you need it, all in one place. This makes it easier for your entire organization to learn about your Oracle Cloud applications.
With each subscription you get:
Two Editions for All Job Roles in Your Organization
| Complete Editions
||know|| End User Editions
With each 'Complete Edition' subscription you'll learn all about your Oracle Cloud applications throughout their entire life cycle - from implementing and managing your applications to getting the most out of new features in the latest release.
Who it's designed for:
implementers, functional configurators, application administrators, system administrators, developers and technical consultants
With each 'End User Edition' subscription, you'll develop an understanding of your applications, while learning how to access them to perform your job. This training is entirely role based with all key tasks recorded in short, easy to digest videos.
Who it's designed for:
business users who use Oracle Cloud applications while performing their jobs
| Learn To
|| Complete Edition
|| End User Edition
|- get started using your Oracle Cloud applications||*||*|
| - implement and configure your applications
|- administer and manage your applications||*||
|- complete tasks and perform business transactions using the application||*||*|
|- create and publish reports||*||*|
|- develop hybrid cloud and on-premises solutions||*||
|- collaborate effectively with team members using Oracle Social Network||*||
|- learn about new features as they become available||*||*|
Subscriptions are available for the following Oracle Cloud SaaS offerings:
| Oracle Cloud Application
|| Complete Edition
|| End User Edition
| Human Capital Management Cloud
| Global HR
| Talent Management
| Customer Experience Cloud
| Sales Cloud
| Service Cloud
| Enterprise Resource Planning
| Financials Cloud
| Procurement Cloud
| Project Portfolio Management Cloud
Preview Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions here.
Wednesday Jun 10, 2015
By Diana.H. Gray-Oracle on Jun 10, 2015
Oracle University's New Offering - Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions
Oracle Cloud promises new career opportunities for IT professionals. In many cases, existing core skill sets transfer directly to cloud technologies, especially for Java and database developers, architects and administrators.
Java and database developers, architects and administrators can leverage their existing skills and gain new knowledge to rapidly build and deploy rich applications.
Learn how to extend Oracle Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) applications using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), which is based on the industry’s #1 database and application server.
In other instances, IT professionals need to acquire new skill sets that meet the demand of emerging cloud job roles.
Technical professionals, including implementers and application administrators who work with Oracle SaaS applications, need to learn all about the application throughout its entire lifecycle - from implementing and using their applications to learning how to take advantage of new features on the latest release.
Companies considering a move to cloud computing should educate their IT professionals about the potential opportunities as soon as possible. Doing so builds staff capabilities and skills ahead of migrating to the cloud platform.
Chief information officers who want to generate more business value from IT have to be on the front line of cloud skills education to build their own competence, as well as of the competence of their IT staff.
Oracle University offers simple solutions for technical professionals to build their cloud skill set:
- Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions - Complete Edition
- Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions – End-User Edition: for end-users who need to get up-to speed with accomplishing their daily tasks as they acclimate to the changing cloud environment.
The move to cloud solutions opens up new opportunities for both types of IT professionals. Key technical skill sets become more critical to career success.
Oracle University’s Cloud Learning Subscriptions help you transition to the Cloud while you develop the skills to take advantage of all the Oracle Cloud has to offer.
Learn to implement, develop, use and migrate to the Oracle Public Cloud using an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription. The Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription provides 24/7 access to learning assets delivered by Oracle product experts on demand.
Get started with an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription today.
With an Oracle Cloud Learning subscription, IT professionals get 12 months of 24x7 access to end-to-end on demand, video based learning delivered by Oracle product experts.
Preview the Oracle
Cloud Learning Subscriptions today and accelerate
your journey to Oracle’s Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service
Tuesday Jun 02, 2015
By Jim Vonick-Oracle on Jun 02, 2015
Written by Diana Gray and Jim Vonick
The transformation to public cloud computing can be a challenge for your
entire organization, whether you're a technical professional figuring out how to implement and administer your cloud solution, or a
business learning how to use a new cloud application.
Introducing Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions
SaaS and PaaS Learning Subscriptions
Learning Subscriptions are available for the following Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.
Complete and End User Editions
There are two editions of Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions. Each edition makes timely and relevant content available for the appropriate job roles associated with your cloud application or platform service.
||Complete Editions - for technical professionals, implementers, administrators, developers, architects and IT managers|
| End User Editions - for business users who use Oracle applications on a day-to-day basis
With an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription You Get
- 12 months of 24/7 access to a comprehensive set of training videos and product demonstrations delivered by Oracle product experts
- End-to-end training that spans the entire lifecycle of your Oracle Cloud application or platform service - from learning about and migrating to the cloud to using and optimizing your application service
- Practice labs are available in the Complete Edition of the SaaS learning subscriptions
- Continuous updates for product enhancements and new product releases, giving you access to the latest product information as soon as it's available
Wednesday May 20, 2015
By Jim Vonick-Oracle on May 20, 2015
Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud applications incorporate rich financial and operational features to help you streamline and manage your business.
The Oracle ERP Cloud team created the following training to help you accelerate implementation and adoption of your applications.
Oracle Financials Cloud Implementation
The goal of the Oracle Financials Cloud implementation training is to equip you with the knowledge and skills so you can perform a smooth and rapid implementation of your financial applications. This training will help you better understand the configuration options so you can make improved decisions during your implementation. You'll walk away with the skills to optimize the setup and effectively manage your financial processes in General Ledger, Payables and Receivables.
- Oracle Financials Cloud: Financials Implementation I (5-day course)
- Oracle Financials Cloud: Financials Implementation II (5-day course)
Oracle Financials Cloud - Financial Reporting
With training, business analysts and reporting specialists can develop a deep understanding of how to best use Financial Reporting to run the finance side of your business. You'll learn how to create financial reports, use Business Intelligence Publisher templates and data models, create dashboards and reports, and analyze data.
- Oracle Financials Cloud: Financial Reporting (3-day course)
Oracle Procurement Cloud Implementation
Oracle Procurement Cloud training covers the key options and tasks you need to understand to successfully configure your application in a way that maps to your business needs. You'll also learn how to administer your application and perform key transactional tasks.
- Oracle Procurement Cloud: Procurement Implementation (5-day course)
Oracle Project Portfolio Management
Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud training focuses on setting up the Project Financial Management and the Project Execution Management offerings. Learn how to optimize the configuration to enable necessary collaboration between team members and give the business insight to efficiently plan, create and manage projects, tasks and resource within your organization.
Tuesday May 12, 2015
By Diana.H. Gray-Oracle on May 12, 2015
Mark your calendars & REGISTER NOW for this exciting free offering.
Oracle Product Development will be presenting, in a dedicated webinar series, 4 NEW Use Case Scenarios that explore the Oracle Database Cloud. These webinars will highlight key Oracle Database Cloud topics, followed by Q&A opportunities from expert presenters.
Join these sessions starting on Wednesday, June 3rd and continuing every other Wednesday for 8 weeks. The Oracle Database Cloud: Use Cases Webinar Series will benefit customers transitioning to the cloud as well as those who are currently using the cloud.
See details below.
Oracle Database Learning Stream: Using Oracle Public Cloud to Host Your Application
Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay
Time: Wednesday, June 3rd, 11:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar
Are you intrigued by the possibility of getting out of the business of “Managing All of Your IT Platforms” so you can focus on your core business?
Learn from Oracle development experts, Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh, as they provide useful insight about how to get started hosting an application in the Oracle Public Cloud.
This webinar will discuss considerations for hosting either a new or existing application in the cloud, and highlight important choices and tasks you'll encounter in the process. Bob and Sanjay will provide additional information, giving you the jump start you need to make Using the Public Cloud to Host Your Application a reality.
This is the first in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.
Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
Oracle Database Learning Stream: Quickly Deploy, Test & Develop in the Oracle Public Cloud
Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, June 17th, 11:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar
One of the best ways to get started leveraging the benefits of the Oracle Public Cloud is to use it as an environment to easily deploy, test and develop your operations. This webinar will review “tips and tricks” to quickly get your developers and testers “up and running” and productive in the cloud environment. Find out which tools are available to help with your migration and get detailed information to help your transition process.
This is the second in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.
Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
Oracle Database Learning Stream: Backing Up Your Database to the Oracle Public Cloud
Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, July 1st, 10:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar
Whether your production database is already in the cloud or on premises in your data center, backing up your data is key. Using the Oracle public cloud is an effective way to protect your data off-site and in the event of a complete site outage. Learn how to easily set up your backup using Oracle's simple tools. This session’s expert speakers, Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh, will help you gain insight into how this off-site backup can help you resume operations or restore your data in the event of a disruption.
This is the third in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.
Now > WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
Oracle Stream: Evaluating New Oracle Database 12c Features Using the Oracle Public Cloud
Presenters: Sohan DeMel and Sanjay
Time: Wednesday, July 15th, 10:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar
Oracle Database 12c provides hundreds of new features that boost your application performance and employee productivity. You can quickly deploy the latest Oracle Database release in the Oracle Public Cloud. This session’s experts, Sohan DeMel and Sanjay Singh, will discuss how you can easily evaluate these new features and how they can benefit you. Listen to this webcast to explore evaluating and getting started in the Cloud.
This is the fourth in a series of 4 webinars highlighting use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.
Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
Thursday Jan 22, 2015
By Jstiles-Oracle on Jan 22, 2015
Written by Diana Gray, Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager
Each year Oracle hosts the Oracle OpenWorld Conference .
This year, attendees were introduced to more than 2,500 sessions, including keynotes and general sessions covering diverse business and technology topics.
But you might not be aware of what happened behind the scenes and what you can access for free.
Oracle University asked Oracle professionals from around the world if we could tape their technical sessions to be used as part of our new Oracle Learning Streams product line.
This product line gives customers hundreds of titles related to a particular technology area for an annual subscription fee.
We want to give customers like you free access to the Oracle Open World Sessions to show you the type of information you can enjoy with your subscription.
Go here to view the following technology Streams that have launched:
- Oracle Database Learning Stream
- Oracle Middleware Learning Stream
- Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Stream
- Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud Learning Stream
Access over 75 titles for free. More free titles to follow soon!
Here is a sneak peak of a few topics:
Featured Database Sessions
Featured Middleware Sessions
Featured E-Business Suite Sessions
Thursday Dec 18, 2014
By Jim Vonick-Oracle on Dec 18, 2014
Free Instructional Videos
Explore the following free instructional videos covering Oracle HCM Cloud applications.
These videos are part of the new Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream.
What is the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream?
The Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream is a new subscription-based learning service designed to help you regularly broaden and deepen your knowledge of your Oracle HCM Cloud applications, including Global HR, Talent Management and Workforce Management.
As your business needs change and your Oracle applications evolve, your team will benefit from instant access to critical knowledge that helps you to stay up-to-date. Oracle Learning Streams are available for individual users or teams.
Each subscription provides one year of unlimited access to:
- Hundreds of instructional videos delivered by Oracle subject matter experts. This is an ever growing collection with new and refreshed video titles continuously added.
- Topics covered:
- Best practices
- User transactions
- Tips and tricks
- Product overviews
- Product enhancements
- Advanced topics
- Live monthly webinars on hot topics
- Opportunities to connect live with instructors online in 'Meet the Expert' sessions or over email; get answers to your questions
- Key features and functionality to enhance your learning experience:
- Robust video search capabilities
- Ability to request new videos on topics of interest
- Ability to build your own learning queue
Who Will Benefit?
The Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream is ideal for HR professionals and technical team members of all experience levels. HR professionals will appreciate the user transaction videos.
For technical professionals, access implementation, configuration, administration, integration and security videos.
You can preview two minutes from any title in the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream.
Here are some titles to give you a flavor:
Find Out More
- Check out the Oracle HCM Cloud Learning Stream
- Find out how to subscribe to an Oracle Learning Stream by visiting: education.oracle.com/streams
Friday Mar 01, 2013
By Kjones-Oracle on Mar 01, 2013
Cloud computing is being embraced by more organizations worldwide, both large and small. As growth predictions emerge, we're seeing a clearer picture about what the near future of IT will look like.
• Market Trends says that Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud-based business application services will grow from $13.4 billion in 2011 to $32.2 billion in 2016, a five-year CAGR of 19.1%.
• Gartner is predicting Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud management & security devices and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are growing from $7.6B in 2011 to $35.5B in 2016, a CAGR of 36%.
Impact of Cloud on Jobs
Despite this tremendous growth, finding IT professionals with the right skills is proving to be a challenge for hiring managers. Here are some more stats to wrap your head around:
According to IDC:
- “Cloud-related skills represent virtually all of the growth opportunities in IT worldwide and will grow by 26% annually through 2015.”
- “ …IT managers consistently report that while the economy represents a challenge to filling cloud-related positions, finding applicants with the appropriate expertise, certification or training is a much bigger issue.”
So even though you might not feel an immediate need to become a cloud expert, given these trends, it's a good idea to start thinking about developing skills that will be in demand in the near future.
Developing Cloud-Ready Skills
So which skill areas do you need to develop to position yourself for success in this brave new cloud world?
• Enterprise architecture – Becoming an expert to drive the design and implementation for the cloud solution will be a must.
• Application development – In a cloud world, this means knowing how to build high performing, cloud-enabled applications that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
• System administration – This role is definitely not going away, but it's definitely evolving from its traditional sense. The new focus will be on network, OS, virtualization and application administration.
• Network security – Security is named as one of the top concerns with cloud. Securing the cloud network will be a key area where resources will be required.
• Data integration and analysis – Cloud is helping to create a data explosion that requires expertise in designing and managing analytical systems and processes that have big data in mind.
• Project management - Given the complexity that comes with cloud transformations, possessing solid project management skills will be critical.
Is Oracle Cloud on Your Horizon?
If your organization is considering a transition to Oracle Cloud products or services, then it would be logical to consider training for Java
development and architecture, OS
virtualization, to name a few. We also recommend exploring training on Oracle's
cloud technology to give yourself an edge in an ever-changing IT marketplace.
Which Skills Are Critical for the Cloud-Enabled World?
In the face of all of these changes, which other skills are essential for organizations to have on staff to support a successful cloud transformation?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
-Kate, Oracle University Market Development Manager
Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
By Breanne Cooley on Jan 16, 2013
New Year, New Skills
The start of a new year is the perfect time to take a step back and think about where you want to go in the next 365 days, both personally and professionally. Here at Oracle University, we can’t really help you with the personal resolutions; however, if you’re thinking about a career change or want to position yourself for success within your company, then we can definitely lend a hand.
Having the right skills on your resume at the right time can be critical to your success. Below, check out the hottest IT skills that will help you gain an edge in the marketplace in 2013.
Get Your Head in the Cloud
It should come as no surprise that “Cloud” is one of the hottest buzz words in the tech world right now. And with that popularity comes an increased demand for the skills that will help organizations make the move to the cloud.Investing in cloud training in 2013 will expand your skill set to include cloud deployment and implementation, making you a more marketable candidate for potential jobs. Beyond the cloud, you should be thinking Big Data/Analytics and Java/Mobile Application Development.But remember, just getting the technical skills alone isn’t all you need to widen your career prospects and potentially increase your salary. Rich Milgram, CEO of career network Beyond, put it this way:
“Learning a technology is the easy part. Having the mindset to apply it, having the mindset and logic process it, being thorough and detail-oriented while doing so, these are the critical skills.”
The Industry’s Top Skills and Top Jobs Compiled
Around this time of year, many industry publications and career sites run surveys that indicate which jobs or skills are hot. These lists are a great place to start when considering which skills you want to develop and put into practice in 2013.
Build Your 2013 Training Plan
Kicking off 2013 by developing a new technical skill is a great way to set the tone for the year. Start building your training plan for 2013 through Oracle University by exploring Oracle Cloud Training, Java Application Development Training and Business Intelligence Training to give yourself the edge you need in a competitive marketplace.
Which IT skills would you like to improve upon in 2013? We would love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments section.
Oracle University is THE trusted provider of quality, expert Oracle training & certification.
All training is delivered by our Elite global team of Oracle experts and made available in multiple learning formats for anytime, anywhere training. Delivery methods include:
- Traditional classroom,
- Live Virtual Class,
- Oracle Learning Streams,
- Oracle Learning Cloud and
- Training On Demand.
For buying confidence all our training is backed by the unique 100% student satisfaction guarantee.
Subscribe to the Latest OU Blog Posts by Email
Subscribe to OU Training Newsletters
Oracle Certification Blog
- Oracle Database & Java Cloud Services Interactive Workshops – a Creative Learning Approach for moving to the Public Cloud
- 5 Tips: How to Plan Training for Your ERP Implementation
- Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training is Now Available for Customers wanting to Start Learning about this New Engineered System
- Oracle Solaris Curriculum and Certification Guide - Let Us Help You with Your Career
- Oracle Training - New Courses for August – Just Released
- Oracle Retail 14.x Training
- Embracing the Cloud? Don’t Overlook the Importance of Training
- Learning Solutions for Oracle HCM Cloud Applications
- Make the Most of Your Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Experience with Preconference Training by Oracle Experts
- Just Released - New Courses for July