Friday Apr 10, 2015

Whitepaper:Oracle VM Templates Economic Impact Assessment

A brand new whitepaper that talks about deploying Oracle RAC using Oracle VM Templates—An Economic Impact Assessment.  

Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 User Experience Highlights

The Oracle Applications Cloud user experience design strategy is all about simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. And release 9 takes these themes to the next level. We want our partners to be up to date with what Release 9 brings to our Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience, so we enhanced the Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Specialist role with new release 9 highlights and demos. Take the training and get familiar with the updates

Oracle Cloud Marketplace Headlines – Week ending April 10

RelevateNOW is Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Read more

New Netra Modular System and New Netra X86 Servers

NEW: Netra Modular System and New Netra X86 Server X5-2. Netra Modular System is a breakthrough systems architecture that can deliver the benefits of bladed systems, but eliminate the issues and constraints. Click here to access tolls to sell this and why you should buy it!

How to Find Partner Marketing & Sales Resources

This new OPN video provides a step-by-step guide on how to find partner resources such as marketing kits, sales quick reference guides, training tools, and more!

Fast, Easy and Effective Way to Enhance Website Content

Take advantage of the OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase to automatically update your Oracle content by driving relevant marketing, product and promotional content through your existing website - directly to your customers. Visit the new InfoCenter to learn more!

NEW DATE: LIVE OPN PartnerCast: NAS Channel Update - April 23

tune in on Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 PM PDT to watch a live OPN PartnerCast focused on the new Oracle Cloud program hosted by Tom LaRocca, SVP, North America Sales in Alliance & Channels at Oracle. Stream it live from the OPN homepage and join the conversation during the live event via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN. Missed the last live PartnerCast? Replays now available! 

Thursday Apr 09, 2015

Get Certified: Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System

A new certification exam is available for the Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System.  

The certification focuses on:

  • Installation and configuration

  • System setup

  • Monitoring and support

  • Data services

Currently, this certification is used for the Implementation Specialist role as part of the Oracle FS1 Series Systems

Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Partner Webcast – Solving the Internet of Things Scalability Challenge with Oracle Data Management

Internet of Things (IOT) opportunities present unique technical challenges, requiring solutions that are reliable, flexible, secure and scalable. As the technology leader in data management, Oracle’s IoT Paltform provides effective solutions for this connected new world. Oracle products are combined together in an integrated application architecture, providing a comprehensive set of solutions to address those challenges.

In this session, we focus on the integration of data received from all the different devices and components of an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. You will hear how Oracle Database Mobile Server and Oracle NoSQL Database work together to provide a reliable, flexible, secure and scalable solution to the problem of IoT data ingestion and management.


  • IoT data ingestion and storage -- What are the challenges and benefits?
  • Oracle NoSQL Database -- An entry point into Big Data technology
  • Oracle Database Mobile Server -- How to get data from here to there, safely and reliably
  • Demonstration
  • Summary & Q&A

For more information click here!

Monday Apr 06, 2015

Specializations Catalog Updates – April

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations.

Topics include:

  • Oracle Virtual Networking Specialization discontinued;
  • Several OPN exams now available in production

Partner Enablement Update Newsletter - April

We are pleased to bring you the April 2015 edition of our Partner Enablement Update newsletter. Headlines include:

  • Apply to Resell Business Intelligence Cloud Service, Oracle Documents Cloud Service and Database Cloud Service;
  • Resell Criteria Change: JD Edwards World;
  • Applications Cloud User Experience Innovations: Visualizations Webinar

Best practices for successful ERP Cloud implementations

Modern cloud applications are designed to meet customer demands for ease of use, performance and maintainability. Accordingly, Oracle has embraced a new approach to on-boarding customers so they are successful when using the applications. Watch these four webcasts to uncover best practices for a successful ERP Cloud implementation.

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week ending April 3

Business Control Solutions (BCS) gains 100 percent user concurrency and 10 times improvement in reporting performance with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. BCS’ integrity is designed to enable financial services organizations to facilitate their balance sheet attestation processes more effectively – Read more 

Just announced: New Networking Products

Oracle just unveiled three new networking products aimed at providing a cloud-enabled, software defined data center.

Products include:

  • Oracle Ethernet Switch ES2-72: High performance, low-latency, 10/40Gbps Ethernet switch;
  • Oracle Ethernet Switch ES2-64: High performance 10/40 Gbps Ethernet switch;
  • Oracle Virtual Network Services: a new feature of Oracle SDN that provides Network and Security Elements.

Video: Sell & Win with Pivot to the Cloud Q4 PaaS

Pivot to the Cloud Q4 PaaS Update Video highlights key Q3 wins, strategies account teams are employing to achieve success, positioning PaaS to win, plus resources to help you sell and close Cloud opportunities. Watch now!