Join Us at JavaOne 2014!

| Sep 1, 2014
There are some absolutely SUPERB conferences dedicated to Java (the language, the platform, the ecosystem) around the world, and I’ve been privileged to speak at some of them. No two are alike, and that is a good thing! JavaOne San Francisco holds a very special place in that lineup, bringing together a phenomenal mixture of vision, direction, community leadership, and grassroots innovation that is nearly impossible to describe. You just have to be there!

Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure for Dummies

After the extended summer holidays of the eStep Blog, this eBook seems like a good start to catch up again after the long break. It serves quite well as a starting point to talk to customers about the Cloud and gives a good overview about different types of clouds with the example of Oracle products involved. However, the main focus of the eBook is IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, which is also part of (more...)

Oracle VM 3.3.1 script: guest hot-backup on different repository.

| Sep 1, 2014

Here you can find a further real experience based on real customer case and requirements.

The requirement, in this case, was to have an hot guest backup placed on a NFS-repository; this NFS repository ( mounted by all Oracle VM servers also on different pools ) is also mounted by a backup-server.

The target, in this case, is to have hot backups of guests on the NFS repository where Backup server ( that could be (more...)

ec4u founders take a strategic step by acquiring shares in DemandGen Europe

Resolute development of a unique portfolio in the field of customer excellence

(Karlsruhe/Munich [01/09/2014]): After 18 months of successful, high-growth collaboration, ec4u expert consulting ag (“ec4u”) and DemandGen AG (“DemandGen Europe”) today announced an expansion of their partnership by ec4u founders personally making a strategic investment in DemandGen Europe.

DemandGen Europe will continue to operate independently. ec4u’s board member, Jens Rehwinkel, is expected to join DemandGen Europe’s board to oversee HR and Finance alongside the (more...)

Mobile Tornado Accelerates Product Deployment with Solaris Zones

Mobile Tornado is a long-standing partner and hardware OEM of Oracle which provides Instant Communication services for mobile devices, with a focus on enterprise workforce management.

“We have seen significant performance improvements running Solaris 11 with SPARC on Oracle software with Mobile Tornado's IPRS™ (Internet Protocol Radio Service) platform.”

Shlomo Birman, VP Delivery and Services, Mobile Tornado

In our ever-changing business environment where products are outdated quickly and on-premise integration cost is sky-rocketing, Time-to-Market (more...)

Fusion Applications Connector by Cloud SPM : Bringing the power of Oracle Fusion to Salesforce

"Fusion Apps" by CloudSPM is a platform to provide seamless integration between Oracle Sales Cloud (Fusion) and Salesforce, bringing the unmatched power of Fusion Applications (Territory Management, Incentive Compensation, etc.) to simple SFA tools.

See AppsExchange entry here!

Specializations Catalog Updates – Week Ending August 31

The Specializations Catalog offers a good overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. The Catalog can be downloaded from the OPN Get Started and get Trained pages, and from the OPN Resources and Key Links bottom sections.

Highlights:

  • Oracle Sales Cloud 2014 Data Specialist – Functional exams available
  • Oracle Sales Cloud 2014 Reporting Specialist - Functional exams available
  • Oracle Communications Order and Service Management Server 7 - (more...)

New online practice test for partners! Oracle Sales Cloud Practice Test

Test your skills in Oracle Fusion CRM Sales Implementation before you take the exam with our new online practice test [insert link here]. You have 20 questions which will help you get into the exam mood and increase your chances to pass and get certified as Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist! Try it now

Oracle Announces new API support for VMware

Oracle announces new VMware integration enhancements for SRM and VAAI which will increase the addressable market for ZFS Storage Appliance especially when partners require it in the RFP. Read more.

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) Now Available for Installation By Qualified Partners

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is now available for installation by qualified Partners through the standard Partner Installation Services Program within Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). 

Top Exastack ISV Headlines – August 28

  • Calypso Technology announced that Calypso version 14 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through OPN. In simulations of data-intensive straight through-processing tasks, Calypso achieved performance gains of up to 5x using Exadata hardware.Read more.
  • Infosys achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Finacle, a core banking solution. Finacle can process 6x the volume of transactions currently processed by the entire US banking system. Read more.

Top Exastack ISV Headlines – August 28

  • Calypso Technology announced that Calypso version 14 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through OPN. In simulations of data-intensive straight through-processing tasks, Calypso achieved performance gains of up to 5x using Exadata hardware.Read more.
  • Infosys achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Finacle, a core banking solution. Finacle can process 6x the volume of transactions currently processed by the entire US banking system. Read more.

Fusion HCM: Compensation Essentials Exam Available

Fusion HCM: Compensation 2014 Essentials Exam is now available to you in beta testing. Partners can take this exam free of charge and request a beta exam voucher via the Exam Voucher Request Form

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 1: Help with WHERE Clauses

For the month of September I’m challenging myself to perform two different feats of strength:

  1. Do 5,000 push-ups in the month of September
  2. Post a SQL Developer Tip or Trick every day for the next 30 days

I’ve noticed my posts are starting to go out once or twice a week, and I like to average three. So hopefully this mini-bootcamp of blog posts will me back on schedule.

So, without further ado, Tip #1:

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Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headlines – August 18

  • Parchment Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. Read More.
  • ProShip® Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite. Read More.
  • Shaker Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service. Read More.

Oracle Voice, the Virtual Assistant for Sales Reps

Wish there was a Siri-like virtual assistant for sales reps? Oracle Voice for Sales Cloud is now on the iTunes app store. http://bit.ly/OrVoice Selling from your iPhone was never this fast, friendly & fun. See Oracle Voice for Sales Cloud in action. 

CX Central @ Oracle OpenWorld – Engage and Connect

Don’t miss your chance to connect with CX focused customers and peers! Opportunities are still available for partners to participate in CX Central -AT- OpenWorld. Engage and network with customers and prospects in partner dedicated kiosks designed to maximize all touch points of the customer experience. Find out event details here. For more information, contact Nan Acklin, nan.acklin@oracle.com or phone 212-508-7762 

Top Exastack ISV Headlines – August 15

  • Accenture achieves Oracle Exalogic Optimized status with AFPO, a unique accelerator for customer-facing solutions. Over 125 clients cut their implementation costs by up to thirty percent. Read more
  • Kerridge achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status with K8, an ERP Solution for distribution, merchant and wholesale/retail sectors. The online transactional processing saw a 12x increase in the volume throughput from previous benchmarks - Watch video

Exastack Top ISV Headlines – August 13

  • Innovate Software Consulting's "e-CS", a web-based collaboration management suite, achieves Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready, Oracle Exalytics Ready, and Oracle SuperCluster Ready status. The app is designed to allow businesses to manage project tasks, billing, documents, communication with co-workers.
  • Innovate Software Consulting's "e-Service Management Suite", a web-based service management suite, achieves Oracle Solaris Ready, Oracle Linux Ready and Oracle VM Ready Status. "The application is flexible enough to adapt to your processes whether you (more...)

OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase

See how the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Syndicated Oracle Showcase can benefit your business-tune in for this webcast replay to learn more.