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Storix Updates SBAdmin to Support Oracle Solaris 11 Express

Oracle partner Storix, a provider of a UNIX-based system recovery solution for Oracle Solaris, Linux, and AIX systems, has updated its System Backup Administrator 7.2 (SBAdmin) solution to support Oracle Solaris 11 Express. With SBAdmin, Oracle Solaris 11 Express customers can recover systems to identical or different hardware and perform physical-to-virtual migrations. SBAdmin supports Oracle Solaris 11 Express on both Intel 64-bit and SPARC hardware.

SBAdmin features include flexible bare-metal recovery, local and network backups, encryption of backup data, and optional integration with Tivoli Storage Manager. SBAdmin’s Adaptable System Recovery adapts a backup to the hardware detected during installation, so a recovered system is built to the same state as the prior system. Restoring from bare metal can be managed locally or remotely. A free 30-day trial of SBAdmin is available for download.

Teleran Improves Visibility into BI Applications

Oracle Gold Partner Teleran Technologies, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse management software, has released a new version of the Teleran data warehouse management software suite for Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Exadata Database Machine. The new version improves visibility into how applications and data are used and delivers real-time policy management to BI application users.

The Teleran solution complements the native management capabilities of Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Enterprise Manager by continuously tracking users and their business context, BI applications activity, and data usage. This information lets IT organizations connect data warehouse system use to business-critical functions and roles, which in turn enables IT to better understand, prioritize, and support those business operations.

TAKE Solutions Extends Safety and Pharmacovigilance Service Offerings

TAKE Solutions, a life sciences solutions developer and Oracle Gold Partner, has launched SafetyReady for Oracle, a new solution that helps life sciences organizations jump-start safety and pharmacovigilance efforts. Based on Oracle Argus Safety—a comprehensive drug safety and pharmacovigilance software platform for life sciences organizations—SafetyReady helps ensure regulatory compliance and product oversight from clinical development through postmarketing surveillance. TAKE also offers SafetyReady Cloud, an on-demand option suitable for midsize businesses with limited resources.

TAKE’s solution suite includes SafetyReady Upgrade, which makes upgrading to new Oracle Argus Safety releases easier, and SafetyReady Migrate, which helps customers migrate from other applications to Oracle Argus Safety solutions.

Fishbowl Solutions Earns Validation

Fishbowl Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner that has achieved Specialized status in Oracle WebCenter, has also achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its SharePoint Connector for Oracle WebCenter Version 1.0. Fishbowl’s product enables organizations to centrally store and manage business-critical content in Oracle WebCenter rather than in disparate, ungoverned SharePoint sites.

SharePoint Connector for Oracle WebCenter maintains the SharePoint user experience but ensures that any content that is added, edited, or saved to a new or existing SharePoint site is automatically stored in Oracle WebCenter’s central content repository. The Connector can map SharePoint metadata to Oracle WebCenter metadata and is configured according to the SharePoint document library. Documents can be stored in Oracle WebCenter’s enterprise content management repository by library, folder location, file size, or extension.

HCL AXON Becomes Oracle Enablement 2.0 Delivery Partner

Oracle Platinum Partner HCL AXON, the enterprise application services division of HCL Technologies, has become an Oracle Enablement 2.0 Delivery Partner. This status recognizes that HCL AXON possesses subject matter expertise across Oracle Fusion Middleware; Oracle E-Business Suite; Oracle Transportation Management; and Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management, Siebel Customer Relationship Management, JD Edwards, Demantra, and PeopleSoft applications.

As an Oracle Enablement 2.0 Delivery Partner, HCL AXON is authorized to train other partners using Oracle-supplied partner boot camp curricula. HCL AXON holds 18 Oracle specializations.

Kapow Software’s Kapow Katalyst 8 Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle WebCenter

Kapow Katalyst 8 from Oracle Gold Partner and cloud application integrator Kapow Software has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle WebCenter. The Kapow Katalyst application integration platform automates the migration of content from many different content management applications, including homegrown systems, into Oracle WebCenter.

Kapow Katalyst supports an automated, repeatable migration process, including workflows for inventory analysis, migration, and verification. Kapow Katalyst also includes an inventory analysis service, Katalyst Analyzer for Content Management, which can be used to rapidly assess the size and extent of the migration project.

Three Oracle Partners Achieve Diamond Distinction

Three Oracle partners—Deloitte, Fujitsu, and PwC—have achieved Diamond status. The highest level available in Oracle PartnerNetwork, the Diamond distinction recognizes a partner’s broad and deep experience across core Oracle technologies and its commitment to helping customers maximize the value of their Oracle investments. 

Deloitte and its member firms worldwide employ more than 10,000 Oracle-focused practitioners and thousands of tax, finance, human resources, risk, and business consulting professionals, enabling the company to provide a global perspective on business issues facing multinational enterprises. Deloitte member firms have achieved 28 specializations across Oracle applications, technology, and hardware. The company’s expertise spans Oracle product areas including Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards and PeopleSoft applications, Oracle’s Siebel Customer Relationship Management, Oracle SOA Suite, and Oracle Business Intelligence applications.

Fujitsu, a leading IT services provider, employs more than 3,500 Oracle specialists and has achieved Oracle specializations in more than 32 Oracle technologies. The company has collaborated with Oracle for more than 20 years and has earned advanced specializations in Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Solaris, and Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M-Series and SPARC T-Series servers.

PwC helps clients leverage Oracle technologies to realize critical objectives ranging from improving day-to-day operations to large-scale, transformational change. The company employs a global network of Oracle specialists with experience in enterprise resource planning; human capital management; supply chain management; Oracle Business Intelligence; enterprise performance management; Oracle Identity Management; Oracle governance, risk, and compliance applications; and other Oracle solutions. PwC also deployed one of the first Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management projects.

IMS and Aconex Enhance Project Portfolio Management

Oracle Platinum Partner Innovative Management Solutions (IMS) is working with Aconex, a provider of online collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industries, to deliver project management offerings to architectural, engineering, and construction project teams across the United States.

IMS helps organizations adopt and implement scalable enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) solutions based on Oracle’s Primavera and other technologies. IMS is enhancing its EPPM solutions by offering the Aconex online collaboration platform, which helps clients manage the capture, review, and approval of tasks associated with designs, correspondence, schedules, costing, and other functions—even those managed by existing disparate project management systems.

The Aconex software-as-a-service platform allows the entire project ecosystem to collaborate from any location using a secure, Web-based interface. Each organization on the project can use Aconex to both manage its own project documents and correspondence, and to collaborate on that data with other firms and the project owner.

Other IMS areas of expertise include project management consulting, software, training and education, project management operations and project staff augmentation, technical services, and application hosting.

Oracle North America Titan Awards Honor Partners

At Oracle OpenWorld 2011, Oracle recognized the innovative solutions and business achievements of its partners with Oracle PartnerNetwork’s Oracle North America Titan Awards. Now in its eighth year, the Oracle North America Titan Awards program recognizes partners for their ability to deliver Oracle solutions and services that drive business and customer value. Winning solutions and best practices were developed or delivered in fiscal 2011 and demonstrated excellence in categories including sales, marketing, and solution development. The 2011 categories, subcategories, and winners are 

Global Systems Integrator Applications Momentum: Deloitte
Regional Systems Integrator/Reseller Applications Momentum: Inspirage
Global Systems Integrator Technology Momentum: Accenture
Regional Systems Integrator/Reseller Technology Momentum: Enkitec
Hardware Momentum: BIAS Corporation

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing: Infosys
Business Intelligence Applications: KPI Partners
Cloud Computing: Deloitte
Customer Relationship Management: IBM Global Business Services
Database and Clustering: Cintra Software
Financial Management/EPM: Deloitte
Human Capital Management: PwC
Integration and SOA: AST Corporation
Optimized Data Center Efficiency: Rolta International
Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies: Inspirage
Oracle Exadata: The Pythian Group
Oracle Stack: BIAS Corporation
Oracle WebCenter: Deloitte
Security and Identity Management: SENA Systems
Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing: Kalypso

Industry-Specific Solutions
Communications, Media, and Entertainment: Deloitte
Consumer and Retail: Deloitte
Education: eVerge Group
Energy and Utilities: eVerge Group
Financial Services: The Athene Group
Health and Life Sciences: IBM Global Business Services
Manufacturing and Distribution: Accenture
Public Sector: TechDemocracy
Services: IBM Global Business Services

Partner Solutions Collect “Ready” Status

Products from two Oracle partners—Smart ERP Solutions and Solix Technologies—have earned Oracle Exastack Ready status. The Oracle Exastack Ready program ensures that applications have been tested and tuned to support component products of Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, including Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic Server.

Oracle Platinum Partner Smart ERP Solutions’ Solutions Framework 3.0 for Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.1 financials and human capital management (HCM) applications has achieved Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, and Oracle Solaris Ready status. Smart ERP Solutions’ offerings address common needs in all PeopleSoft applications, including HCM, supply chain management, and campus solutions. These offerings feature a bolt-on design that enables them to be configured to individual clients’ needs.

Oracle Gold Partner Solix Technologies’ Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (EDMS) 5.0 has achieved Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, and Oracle Linux Ready status. Solix EDMS is a data governance platform that helps organizations meet compliance and data privacy requirements and efficiently transition to cloud infrastructure. It includes components for single-pass database cloning, automated data masking, managing metadata, and more.

Oracle has also expanded the Oracle Exastack Ready program to include Oracle VM Ready status, a differentiator for partners that support the latest major release of Oracle VM.

Book Beat


Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

By Jonathan Lewis

In his new book, Oracle database expert Jonathan Lewis provides just the essential information about Oracle Database internals that every DBA needs for troubleshooting—no more, no less. Oracle Database’s extensive feature set is built on a core infrastructure that manages transactions and the ability to commit and roll back changes, protects the integrity of the database, enables backup and recovery, and allows for scalability to thousands of users all accessing the same data. By gaining an understanding of the essential core, DBAs will be able to solve most performance, backup, and recovery problems they face on a daily basis.


Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Administration Handbook

By Sam Alapati
Oracle Press

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Administration Handbook leads readers through the migration to, and optimization of, Oracle WebLogic Server 11g—the industry’s most comprehensive Java platform for developing, deploying, and integrating enterprise applications. Author Sam Alapati demonstrates everything needed to install, configure, manage, and secure the platform. He explains the entire process—beginning with the basics—of building, maintaining, and tuning the backbone product on which all Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications are built. Find out how to use the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console feature, employ command-line and scripting tools, implement failover and migration capabilities, and generate reliable backups. Troubleshooting, tuning, and security procedures are also covered.


Expert Oracle and Java Security: Programming Secure Oracle Database Applications with Java

By David Coffin

This book provides resources that all Java and Oracle Database application programmers need to ensure that they have guarded the security of the data and the identities entrusted to them. Readers will learn to consider potential vulnerabilities and to apply best practices in secure Java and PL/SQL coding. Author David Coffin also shows you how to encrypt data in transit and at rest; to accomplish single sign-on with Oracle proxy connections; to generate and distribute two-factor authentication tokens from the Oracle server using pagers, cell phones (SMS), and e-mail; and to securely store and distribute Oracle application passwords.


OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A Real World Certification Guide

By Steve Ries

The Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I exam is the first stepping-stone to obtaining the Oracle Certified Associate certification for Oracle Database 11g. SQL is used in every major relational database today, and understanding its real-world application is key to becoming a successful DBA. This book provides the tools to develop the essential skills to pass the Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I exam and use those skills in daily life as a SQL developer or DBA. Beginners are introduced to concepts in a logical manner, while more-experienced practitioners can use the book as a reference to jump to relevant concepts directly.


Oracle BPM Suite 11g Handbook

By Manoj Das, Manas Deb, and Mark Wilkins
Oracle Press

Written by experts with years of real-world experience in the science and art of business process management (BPM), Oracle BPM Suite 11g Handbook is a balanced combination of essential BPM concepts. It includes various methodology aspects related to successful BPM adoption in an organization, best practices, and a detailed treatment of all the features and functionalities of Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g Release 1. The author team includes senior members of the product management group for Oracle Fusion Middleware and subject-matter experts from the Oracle enterprise architecture team. The book serves as a complete introduction and essential reference for developers, managers, business analysts, and enterprise and solution architects.


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