Monday May 11, 2015

Specializations Catalog - May

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations. Headlines include that Oracle Database 11g and Oracle GoldenGate 10 are no longer qualifying. Make sure you read more and stay up to date!

Oracle Validated Integration headlines – Week ending May 8

  • Paymetric, Inc.’s “XiPay®” solution achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 – Read more

  • Grant Thornton’s Healthcare costing informatics solution achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics – Read more

  • Tealium achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Commerce 11 – Read more

Webcast: Empower Customers with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud – May Sessions

Oracle continues to provide significant new features across the Oracle Service Cloud Solution. Please join us for the Oracle Service Cloud May 2015 release overview webcasts to learn about the new capabilities and enhancements. View what’s upcoming + register!

Don't miss the Oracle Cloud Platform Launch Event! – June 22

Save the date for a LIVE event at Oracle Headquarters with Larry Ellison + Thomas Kurian as they increase momentum for existing cloud platform services, announce new cloud platform services and present the roadmap for future cloud platform services. Registration information coming soon!

New: JD Edwards Partner Newsletter – Are You Subscribed?

The JD Edwards organization recently rolled out a monthly partner. Topics include general announcements, content go-to-market updates and sales tools, product release information, partner/industry spotlights, upcoming events + more! If you are not already subscribed, make sure to opt-in via the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Knowledge Zone Getting Started page. You can view the April edition here.

SanDisk’s Lightning SSD compatibility for Oracle Solaris + SPARC T5 Servers

Review this whitepaper to get an overview of the tests conducted to verify the operational compatibility of SanDisk’s Lightning SSDs with Oracle SPARC T5 server platforms!

Now Available! Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.2

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is a remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and mainframe servers. SGD gives users the ability to work securely from any device, anywhere, while providing administrators the tools they need to control access to applications and desktop environments local to the data center. Learn more!

Harvard Business Review: Introducing ‘Cloud Computing Comes of Age’

Oracle has sponsored a global study conducted by Harvard Business Review titled: “Cloud Computing Comes of Age.” The report shows how organizations are under pressure to identify new business opportunities and innovate faster as cloud computing evolves. Download the report and discover how the competition is using the cloud.

Missed The Last Two LIVE PartnerCasts of FY15?

Fear no more! Replays of the latest OPN PartnerCasts are now available on Oracle Media Network. Video discussion topics include: latest product strategy, partner initiatives, go to market opportunities and featured partner success stories.

PaaS Opportunities + Programs for Partners Webcast - May 13

Please join us Wednesday, May 13 as we review the available PaaS offerings, positioning and opportunities for partners with Oracle’s PaaS solutions. The webcast will provide an overview of available partner programs as well as next steps to become engaged + transact on PaaS within OPN. Register today!

Friday May 08, 2015

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Becomes Non-Qualifying

After July 1st 2015, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Specialization no longer qualifies for the Specialization Benefits, however specialized partners will retain their Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Specialization until the version of the product reaches End of Service Life (EOSL).

This specialization has been replaced by Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a datacenter building block that integrates compute, networking and storage hardware with virtualization, operating system and management software. It provides breakthrough performance, reliability, availability, scalability and investment protection for the widest possible range of business application workloads, from middleware and custom applications to packaged applications from Oracle and hundreds of 3rd party vendors, in both conventional and cloud deployments. As an Oracle Engineered System, Oracle Exalogic delivers faster deployment, higher user productivity, lower TCO, reduced risk and one-stop support.

Guided learning paths are available for each role to assist you in preparing for the exams:

Thursday Apr 30, 2015

Empower Customers and Customer Service Agents with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud

Oracle continues to provide significant new features across the Oracle Service Cloud Solution. Please join us for the Oracle Service Cloud May 2015 release Overview Webcast to learn about new capabilities and enhancements delivered in this latest release. Register now at Oracle Service Cloud Upcoming Webinars.

Partner Webcast – Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1: Update Overview

Oracle MAF 2.1.1, released in January 2015, adds a few new features and includes bug fixes. Join us to find out how to reduce time to market for your applications, as we go through an overview of all that Oracle MAF has to offer in mobile development and an update on the new features of the latest version.


  • Mobile marketplace and its challenges

  • Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF)

  • Oracle MAF 2.1.1 Update

  • Summary Q&A

Read more here.

Mark Hurd: "95% Of Oracle Products In The Cloud By October"

About 65% of Oracle's products are already in the Cloud. By Oracle OpenWorld 2015, that figure will climb to 95%, Mark Hurd says, citing the "incredible pace" of this movement and adding, "We are not protecting, so to speak, anything." Learn more.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

JD Edwards Partner News - April 2015 Edition Now Available

Check out here the latest news regarding JD Edwards solution from our April edition of the newsletter.