Tuesday May 26, 2015

Check your Server and Storage Systems Specializations and Related Credentials

Along with Implementation Specialist role available for this specialization – it’s also important to keep your knowledge current for your Sales & Presales team members and get them familiar with Sales and Presales roles.

There are many more opportunities Sales and Presales individuals can find and qualify with just 90 min of online training that is available free for them in the OPN Competency Center.

Find more courses and assessments here

Monday May 25, 2015

Top Exastack ISV Headlines – Week ending May 22

  • Financial Services – SAS High Performance Analytics (HPA) customer, Garanti Bank, discusses why they implemented Oracle Big Data Appliance and Exadata Database Machine for SAS HPA – Watch here

Looking for a Specialization in IT Architecture?

Today, it’s easier to get specialized in IT Architecture Release 3. Pre-requisites for this specialization have become more flexible with the newest versions of Database (12c), Linux (6), Solaris (11) and Cloud Application Foundation. Take advantage of this updated pre-requisite criteria!

Monday May 18, 2015

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week ending May 15

  • SAS banking customer based in Turkey discusses why they are implementing SAS on Oracle Big Data Appliance + Exadata Database Machine – Watch here

Monday May 11, 2015

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!

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week ending April 24

Financial Services ISV – Information Mosaic’s IMSecurities™ - an end-to-end securities-processing solution – achieves Oracle Exadata, SuperCluster and Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status – Read more

Review RAC 12c Specialization Credentials

The RAC 11g Specialization version is six months away from becoming non-qualifying, so it's a good time for you to start reviewing the latest specialization criteria and prepare for the update. Online assessments of sales + presales material as well as the implementation exam are available today!

Oracle Solaris Development Initiative

ISV developers take note: this is better than FREE beer! The Solaris Development Initiative provides you access to Oracle Solaris for development purposes, with access to multiple development systems with Solaris licenses for testing and validation work in a pre-production environment. This is FREE to OPN Gold+ members. More details.

Partner Webcast: Oracle PaaS Strategy Update – April 30

Customers increasingly demand end-to-end cloud capabilities to speed up the pace of innovation; capabilities that require a wide range of PaaS solutions. Oracle PaaS helps organizations rapidly build, integrate, secure and deploy rich Oracle SaaS applications, on-premise applications, and other SaaS applications. To delve deeper into this topic, encourage your partners to register for an Oracle Paas strategy webcast on April 30.

New! ZFS Storage Appliance Benchmark Assets

  • Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: Extreme Enterprise Efficiency and Performance at an Incredibly Low Price – Read more

  • Realizing the Superior Value of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance with particular focus on performance – Read more

  • ESG Lab Brief: Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 – Read more

Monday Apr 20, 2015

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week ending April 17

Exastack ISV Win – NG-DATA’s Lily Enterprise on Oracle Big Data Appliance predicts Customer Behavior With 92% Accuracy, making it easier to connect with customers and personalize offers to foster loyalty at De Persgroep – Read more

What is PaaS? Why Should Your Customers Care?

Why should your partners’ applications customers care about Platform-as-a-Service? In one word: customization. With PaaS, cloud applications can be customized without tinkering with code. Leverage this HCM blog post to explain the advantages of PaaS to any Cloud apps customer.

New! Media & Entertainment Resources for ZFS Storage Appliance

We have loads of new material for ZFS and Media & Entertainment.  Check out the my.Oracle ZFS M&E webpage for sales & customer presentations, solution briefs and customer success stories.  Also available on the My Oracle Support (MOS) page are new MOS notes on interoperability:

  • Apple Final Cut Pro (MOS Note No 1996525)

  • Oracle Front Porch Digital DIVArchive (MOS Note No. 1952085)

Friday Apr 10, 2015

Virtual Compute Appliance Training

The Virtual Compute Appliance: Overview seminar teaches customers how to manage Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) and the Oracle VM environment.