Tuesday Feb 24, 2015

Live Virtual Training: Fast Track to DB 12C Specialization for Sales

These FREE live virtual training sessions are designed to provide attendees with a solid overview of the subject matter. Information will also be provided about additional training opportunities, Guided Learning Paths and online assessments.

This session will provide information on how to access and leverage the following Guided Learning Path: Oracle Database 12c Sales Specialist

What will we cover:

This hour-long session will provide attendees with an overview of the content in the Oracle Database 12c Guided Learning Path, including positioning, release strategy as well as functions and features. You will leave with a high-level overview and understanding of how to position, present, and sell Oracle Database 12c.

Lern more here!

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

SoleraTec Video surveillance increases security and reliability with Oracle Solaris 11 and SPARC

SoleraTec, a provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, has released the PHOENIX RSM video surveillance management software solution for Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on the SPARC processor. With the performance capabilities of the SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris 11, multiple concurrent video camera feeds can be displayed along with camera carousel (patrolling) and various live-view camera layout options.

Oracle VM 3.3.2 and Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.22 Released

New releases of Oracle VM and Oracle VM VirtualBox are available now! Make sure you read all about it!

Reduced Price : Book An Oracle Linux OCP Exam Now

The beta program for the Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam (1Z1-105) will continue until March 7th 2015. Until that date you can take advantage of a much reduced exam price so register for an exam event now.

Oracle Solaris 11 and Pluribus - Application Awareness in the Cloud

Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Pluribus Networks are providing an integrated solution for prioritizing packet flow according to the importance of the application. You can read about it here!

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Specializations Catalog - February

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations! News in this issue covers criteria updates and deadline changes, make sure you take a look!

How Big Data Will Evolve in 2015

“Data is the fuel that launches companies ahead of the pack—often far ahead.” Use the big data insights from this Oracle.com article to talk about big data themes and trends with business leaders.

Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service – Now available for resell!

Leading organizations use Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service to become the employer of choice, providing the power to recruit the brightest, hire the best, and build a culture of performance and productivity. Partners may now apply to distribute Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service programs. View the new Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service Knowledge Zone for more information!

Get your Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Implementation Specialist Certification!

Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam (1Z1-441) is now available in beta testing. This certification covers topics such as: Mobile Application Framework (MAF), Mobile Application Framework (MAF) Data Layer, User Interface (UI) Development and App Security.  Take the exam for free while in beta testing by requesting a discounted voucher via the OPN Beta Certified Specialist Exam voucher request form.

Forbes.com: Oracle's CEO Makes Bold Cloud Predictions

At Oracle's Value Chain Summit, Mark Hurd predicted that more than half of all applications will be hosted in the cloud in five years' time. This Forbes.com OracleVoice post details why.

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week ending February 13

Digital Reasoning’s cognitive computing platform, Synthesys, has achieved Oracle Big Data Appliance Optimized. The combination of Digital Reasoning’s Synthesys platform and Oracle’s Big Data Appliance makes it possible to analyze tens of millions of emails, chats and documents in a matter of hours – Read more

Free Vouchers to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 11g is scheduled to become non-qualifying beginning May 1. Are your partners planning to upgrade to the new version? OPN supports partners with a limited number of vouchers to successfully pass the Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist OPN exam (IZ0-497). If partners are interested, they may submit an Oracle Database Certification Upgrade voucher request form.

Partner Roundtables: Selling Oracle’s PaaS Solutions – Multiple cities

Join Oracle for interactive roundtable sessions exploring how you can create new revenue streams with Oracle Cloud. These roundtables will be held on multiple dates in multiple cities, and both resellers and SIs are encouraged to attend.

Join the Exadata & Manageability and the Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum - Budapest, April 14-16, 2015

In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

In the journey to an agile, secure and high-performance data center infrastructure Oracle offers customers different alternatives for consolidation and modernization of the infrastructure to fulfill the requirements and needs of different types of customer, at the servers, storage, database and middleware layers. At the same time customers have the option to build their DBaaS infrastructure on-premise, or use the Oracle Public Cloud. During this Community Forum we will cover the different solutions and share experiences on a variety of customer cases and challenges. Click here to read more information!

Partner Webcast – Agile Business Intelligence in the Cloud for Oracle Partner Solutions

As the #1 vendor in business analytics with the industry’s most complete and integrated range of enterprise-class business intelligence (BI) solutions, Oracle leads the way in helping organizations gain more insight, across more data, and drive better outcomes in every aspect of their business.


  •     Introduction to Oracle BI Cloud (Pillars of BI Cloud Services)
  •     Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence-Enterprise
  •     Oracle BI Cloud Services
  •     Convert Data into Insight for Partner Solutions
  •     Demonstrations
  •     Summary – Q&A

Read more here.