SWWM Seeks SWISV
By templedf on Oct 06, 2010
I've said it before: being adopted into the Oracle family has been a great thing for the Oracle Grid Engine product. One of the many reasons is that we get to take advantage of the amazing partner program that Oracle has, the Oracle Partner Network.
Here's just a quick overview of some of the programs Oracle has to offer:
- Oracle Validated Integration -- I love this program. It's a way to has Oracle certify and swear to the fact that your product is validated on Grid Engine and that the combination works as designed. It gives your customers an extra boost of confidence in your product, and it gets your product listed on the OVI partner solutions page. (Note that the program information says it's only for a limited set of Oracle products. Since Grid Engine is now under the Oracle Enterprise Manager product family, we do indeed qualify.)
- Application-Specific Full Use & Embedded licensing -- We now have the ability to negotiate OEM contracts to include or embed Grid Engine in your product. It was possible before, but now it's actually a normal thing to do. There's even a standard program and process for it, including some very nice discounts. You can find out more about the program on page 54 of the Software Investment Guide.
- Oracle Partner Network -- The OPN is your one-stop shop for hitching your wagon to the Oracle engine. With multiple levels and a huge number of benefits, the OPN is a great way to develop a closer relationship with Oracle.
- OPN Specialization for Cloud computing and SaaS -- OPN has this concept of partner specializations. It's a way for you to distinguish yourself by demonstrating your deeper knowledge in specific areas. There's now a specialization for the cloud and SaaS.
If any of these programs sound interesting, you know where to find me. You can also send a Tweet or DM to my partner partner, Susan Wu, susanwu88 on Twitter.
(Don't worry. I'll get back to blogging geeky things again soon.)