Tuesday May 10, 2016

Partner Webcast – Oracle BI cloud service: Insights at Your Fingertips

Join us as we showcase how cloud technology redefines the role of Partners and IT within the enterprise; with BICS strengthening the partnership with business.

  • Start with the Data—start your analysis instantly—upload your own files, then drag and drop to combine them with gold-standard corporate data.
  • See the Story—automatic visualizations show what’s in your data, and you can drag and drop from a rich charting library to create compelling dashboards and reports.
  • Dig Deeper—easily combine data from multiple sources, discover new insights, and take your analysis to the next level with advanced and predictive analytics
  • Go Mobile & Share—all your analytics are automatically available anytime, anywhere, on any device, so it’s quick and easy to share insights and drive collaboration.
  • Right Now, On Your Terms—fast, flexible analytics in the cloud empower you to get the greatest benefit from your data when it matters most—right now.

Date: Thursday, May 19th , 10 am CET (9am GMT/11am EET)
Duration: 1 hour

Read more & register here.

Thursday May 05, 2016

Oracle Buys Opower: Together, Oracle and Opower will Become the Largest Provider of Mission-Critical Cloud Services to the $2.3 Trillion Utilities Industry

On May 2, 2016, Oracle announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Opower, the leading provider of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities. The proposed transaction is expected to close in 2016. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Opower will continue to operate independently. 

Opower’s solutions enable over 100 global utilities, such as PG&E, Exelon and National Grid to deliver a modern digital customer experience.

Opower’s big data platform stores and analyzes over 600 billion meter reads from 60 million utility end customers, enabling utilities to proactively meet regulatory requirements, decrease the cost to serve, and improve customer satisfaction.

Learn more.

Oracle Buys Textura: Adds Leading Construction Contracts and Payment Management Cloud Services to the Oracle Engineering and Construction Industry Cloud Platform

On April 28, 2016, Oracle announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Textura, a leading provider of construction contracts and payment management cloud services. The proposed transaction is expected to close in 2016. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Textura will continue to operate independently.

Textura's cloud services process $3.4 billion in payments for over 6,000 projects each month, helping keep projects on time and under budget while reducing risk for developers, contractors and subcontractors.

Textura offers its cloud services in a consumption model preferred by the engineering and construction industry whereby the companies involved pay based on project activity.

Further, usage of Textura's cloud services creates a network effect that benefits all participants as more than 85,000 general and subcontractors are connected to the platform.

Learn more.

Oracle Buys Crosswise: Strengthens Oracle's Data as a Service Offering

On April 14, 2016, Oracle announced it signed an agreement to acquire Crosswise, a leading provider of machine-learning based cross-device data which enables marketers and premium publishers to realize the benefits of cross-device advertising, personalization and analytics. The transaction has closed.

Crosswise's innovative technology processes over one petabyte of user and device activity data from billions of unique devices every month.

By applying advanced data science and proprietary machine-learning techniques to this data, Crosswise constructs a new probabilistic Device Map™ matching multiple devices to individual users in an accurate, scalable and high quality manner. 

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Oracle Buys AddThis: Strengthens Oracle's Data as a Service Offering

On January 5, 2016 Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire AddThis, a leading provider of publisher personalization, audience insight and activation tools that powers 15 million websites and enables unmatched audience segment quality, scale and insight. The transaction has closed.

Oracle Data Cloud is the fastest growing global Data as a Service (DaaS) business, operating the most accurate data ID Graph™ to enable understanding of consumer behavior across all media channels.

Oracle Data Cloud ingests third-party data, extracts value, and activates the data to drive insights and harness this knowledge for targeting, personalization and measurement. With the addition of AddThis, Oracle Data Cloud's offering is expected to deliver unprecedented levels of audience insight, measurement and reach. 

Learn More.

Oracle and StackEngine

On December 18, 2015 Oracle signed and closed an agreement to acquire StackEngine. All StackEngine employees will be joining Oracle as part of Oracle Public Cloud.  

Learn More.

14 Cloud Solutions exams are now available in production!

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is pleased to announce the production release of the latest 14 Cloud Solutions exams:

OPN members passing any of the above exams will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists and the certification will contribute to their organization’s specialization competency criteria. Moreover, OPN certifications validate professional knowledge and skills and provide individuals a competitive edge in the market place!

Exam registration is available at Pearson Vue testing centers and more details on exam duration, learning objectives and  recommendd training are available on the exam pages.

We encourage candidates to register now for the exams and to become among the first OPN Certified Specialists in the Cloud Solutions area!

Oracle Partner Enablement Team

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Oracle Partner Store Q4 Enhancements

We are pleased to announce that on May 2nd, 2016, Oracle Partner Store will release the below enhancements:

  • Provisioning Automation
  • Elastic Compute
  • BigMachines CPQ
  • Additional Non-Standard Term Eligible for Online Check Out
  • Restriction Removed for Micros HP Products
  • Additional Validation for Field Delivery and Support Provider Partners
  • Mandatory Purchase Order – Thailand Only
Read more.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

Partner Webcast – Collaboration in a digital world with Oracle Documents Cloud

Join this webcast to learn how Oracle provides an integrated suite of digital collaboration services that enable business users, with the utmost security and control, to:

  • increase productivity through better collaboration
  • increase efficiency through automation of business processes & tasks
  • improve communication and decision making, through frictionless information exchange, social collaboration and mobility


  • Oracle Documents Cloud Service Overview
  • Design and Architecture
  • Customizations and Integrations
  • Oracle Documents Cloud Service - Marketing Collaboration Demo
  • Partner Opportunity
  • Summary – Q&A

Date: Thursday, May 5th, 10 am CET (9am GMT/11am EET)

Read more here.

Monday Apr 25, 2016

April Update - Visibility into New SaaS Functionality

Hello Oracle Cloud User,

Major releases are the primary vehicle for delivering new product functionality to the SaaS fleet. In addition, the SaaS fleet receives a monthly update. As you would expect, monthly updates address product issues discovered mid-release. But they can also serve as a vehicle for delivering "new features". The purpose of this communication is to provide visibility into new and enhanced functionality that is delivered off-cycle via monthly updates.

Your Action:  If you are focused on one of the product areas below, please check out the associated RCD and What's New documents (hosted on the cloud site) to learn about the recent changes. The Revision History section at the beginning of each document will serve as your pointer. 

Monday Apr 18, 2016

Register for the May 2016 PARTNER LIVE Release Webcast for Oracle Service Cloud

Empower Customers and Customer Service Agents with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud. Attend the Oracle Service Cloud May 2016 Release Overview Webcast to hear how the capabilities delivered in the latest release can help you.

The May 2016 release adds new capabilities that enable agents to view and understand the customer’s journey. It’s never been easier to upgrade, so plan now to take advantage of the latest features and enhancements.

Please join us to learn about the capabilities delivered in this release.

Oracle University’s Free Trial Training for the OPN Cloud Program

In support of the new Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Program, Oracle University is offering a free trial to one or more of OU’s Cloud Learning Subscriptions to provide partners with Oracle Cloud training 24/7.

Have your partners register for their free trial now and learn more about OU’s Cloud Learning Subscriptions.  

Friday Apr 15, 2016

PartnerDirect: HCM Cloud Release 11 Upgrade Impact Analysis - 20 April

Before upgrading, you should understand the impact of the many HCM Cloud features being introduced with Release 11 on your upgrade effort. 

Oracle's guidance for feature uptake with this and any release is that you implement and/or roll them out after you have upgraded successfully. The material provided in the presentation will help you identify whether a new feature is exposed automatically or requires implementation work to use (or hide). 

Use this information to understand the impact of these new features, right after the upgrade and later when you can choose which features to implement.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:00 - 11:00am PT
Other timezones

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Extreme Performance in the Cloud Webcast - Replays

The recording of the Exadata Cloud Service Awareness Webinar is available for you to learn more about how to scale your business to achieve Extreme Performance in the Cloud.

Wednesday Mar 30, 2016

Partner Webcast – Oracle Java Cloud Service: Getting Started - 7 April

Let’s quickly get started with building a responsive web application using Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) on the cloud. 

Join the webcast scheduled on 7th April to find more.


  • Oracle Java Cloud Overview
  • JCS How to Guide:
    • Configuring your JCS
    • Developing in JCS
    • Deploy and Test your Application
  • Summary - Q&A