Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Read the 2014 BI Predictions White Paper!

Prioritizing your daily to-do list can be hard enough, much less your strategic goals for 2014.To help you focus on what really matters, we’re sharing what we believe will be the top 10 big data and analytics trends for the upcoming year. Read the white paper

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Specialization Catalog Updates – Week Of February 17

The updated Specialization Catalog offers a good overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. Highlights:

  • Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine exam is in Production - Oracle Hyperion Planning 11
  • Cloud Service Specialist Role is available

Mark Hurd On LinkedIn: The CEO's Perfect Storm: Demographics, Data, Devices

Perfect storm? Try this: Up to 40% of today's workforce will retire in the next 10 years. Data volumes are growing by about 40% each year. And the connection of tens of billions of devices to the internet is about to push data volumes to unprecedented levels. In his most recent LinkedIn Influencer blog post, Mark Hurd taps these three factors as CEOs' biggest challenge for 2014 and beyond. Unless company leaders can "get out in front of these disruptive forces and exploit them to create new and higher-value products and services, smarter and more-capable workforces, and more-intimate engagements with customers," they're about to enter a downward spiral. Read this fascinating post, and make sure to follow Mark Hurd on LinkedIn to take advantage of his valuable insights!

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headlines – Week Of February 17

  • Burning Glass’s Lens/XRay® Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 – Read more
  • Agile Network's AgileShip™ Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Transportation Management 6.3 – Read more

Start Preparing Today For Oracle Fusion HCM!

We are pleased to announce the release of new roles and training deliverables. These new roles will count toward the Oracle Fusion HCM Specialization Criteria that will be updated soon.

Deploy A Four-Node Oracle Rac 12c Cluster In Minutes!

This hands-on lab demonstrates how to use Oracle VM Templates to virtualize and deploy complex Oracle Applications in minutes. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to download and import templates and deploy the applications, using an Oracle RAC template as an example. Learn more.

Oracle Massive Open Online Course: Develop Java Embedded Applications Using A Raspberry PI

Have you wondered what the future of embedded devices looks like? Have you ever wanted to create your own weather station or design a device to control the lights in your home automatically? All of these questions will be answered in this practical hands-on course that introduces Java developers to the world of embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). Embedded controllers are already a part of our lives. Java Embedded leverages your experience with Java to open the world of the Internet of Things by providing direct access to electronic sensors and mechanical devices. Enroll now!

Available Now: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R3 Update 1 For Oracle Linux

This is the first quarterly update release for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for Oracle Linux, and includes driver updates as well as a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

New White Paper: OCFS2 Best Practices Guide

OCFS2 is a high performance, high availability, POSIX compliant general-purpose file system for Linux. Review this white paper to gain more insight to how you can utilize this great technology from Oracle!

Future-Proof Your Datacenter With Oracle ZS3!

The Oracle ZS3 Storage Appliance is designed to run applications faster and more efficiently, increase business and IT productivity, save valuable resources and reduce risk – lowering total cost of ownership. Furthermore, co-development with Oracle Database maximizes your return on Oracle software investment. Use that partner kit for your Storage and Database campaigns as well as for any Storage and Software refresh activity. Learn more!

Featured Oracle Solution Spotlight – Selling The Oracle On Oracle Value Prop

Share with your partners the latest resources on how Oracle on Oracle solutions can help your partners win. View each resource in detail:

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In Case You Missed It – Replay Of The OPN February 5 Partnercast Now Live!

Don’t forget to check out the replay of OPN’s February 5 live PartnerCast. We had a great lineup of guests discussing CX Service Automation and the NAS Quarterly Channel Update. Watch it here!

Sunday Feb 16, 2014

Oracle WebLogic Server & Oracle Database 12c Integration Webcast - 6 March

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, the latest generation of the leading Enterprise-class Java EE Application Server, and Oracle Database 12c, the latest release of the world’s #1 database, have both been enhanced significantly offering several improvements in performance, availability, manageability and scalability tailored to enterprise business applications. Read more here!

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Familiarize Yourself with the Current Oracle LDR Policy

The License Definitions and Rules (LDRs) are a critical part of every software license that Oracle grants to a customer. The LDRs define the user metrics (e.g. processor, application user, etc) and other rules (e.g. user minimums, processor limits, etc.) that apply to how the software is used. Metrics and rules limit how much of the software the customer can use.

Please ensure you and your end users understand the full policy and how it impacts your business.

Please check back regularly to ensure you have the most current OPN agreements and ordering documents for your region.

Need to refresh your knowledge of the OPN Specialized Program? Join this webcast series designed to provide you with everything you need to know about the OPN Specialized Program. We connect you with information and resources that can assist you to differentiate your business and broaden your reach in the market through specialization.

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

New Program & Enrollments OPN Membership System

We are excited to announce that on March 10, 2014, the OPN Membership, Programs and Enrollments (P&E) System will be migrated into the Oracle Partner Store (OPS).  Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with this transition so you can manage your Oracle business accordingly.  View complete announcement!