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March/April 2012

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Partner News


Tata Consultancy Services Named Diamond Partner

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has attained Diamond status, the highest ranking in the Oracle PartnerNetwork. TCS is an IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization that employs more than 214,000 consultants in 42 countries and offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, business process optimization, infrastructure, engineering, and assurance services. The company has achieved 21 Oracle specializations and 8 advanced specializations.

TCS’s Diamond status recognizes its breadth and depth of services in Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's PeopleSoft solutions, Oracle's Siebel Customer Relationship Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, and other solutions. TCS operates centers of excellence for many of these Oracle technologies and serves customers in Asia Pacific, Europe, the U.K. and Ireland, South Africa, the Middle East, and North America.

RTTS Achieves Gold Partner Statuss

RTTS, a provider of software quality assurance services, has become an Oracle Gold Partner. RTTS has offered software testing services, solutions, and training to more than 400 organizations for 15 years and is the developer of QuerySurge, a software-testing tool for data warehousing projects.

QuerySurge can verify as much as 100 percent of data from source systems passing through the extract, transform, and load process to a target data warehouse. It increases test coverage and reduces test cycle times, allowing organizations to mitigate risk and meet business requirements. QuerySurge has also been used for data migrations and database upgrades.

Gold partner status gives RTTS access to additional Oracle resources to help the company respond to customer needs. The New York, New York-based company has satellite locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; and Phoenix, Arizona, and offers many of its consulting and education services through the cloud.

Two Partner Products Achieve Oracle Exadata Ready Status

Solutions from two Oracle partners have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork’s Oracle Exastack Ready program. Oracle Exadata Ready status assures organizations that a partner solution has been thoroughly tested to run on Oracle Exadata Database Machine with Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Linux.

cVidya Networks’ MoneyMap Version 6.5 is Oracle Exadata Ready. cVidya is an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of revenue intelligence solutions for telecom, media, and entertainment service providers. MoneyMap helps companies identify and reclaim revenue leakages by reconciling all network, operations, and business systems. MoneyMap is part of cVidya’s IRIS suite, which also includes solutions for fraud detection, risk management, relationship management, margin analysis, and more.

Neuralitic Systems’ SevenFlow 3.1 is also Oracle Exadata Ready. Neuralitic Systems, an Oracle Gold Partner, offers mobile data intelligence solutions. SevenFlow provides actionable insights into mobile customer preferences and behaviors in order to maximize carrier returns on subscriber acquisition and retention investments. According to Neuralitic Systems, SevenFlow customers’ data traffic is tripling every year, making the Oracle Exadata Database Machine an appropriate choice for its product.

AdvancedEPM Consulting Achieves Consumer Goods Specialization

AdvancedEPM Consulting, an Oracle Platinum Partner focused on Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for consumer goods. This specialization underscores AdvancedEPM’s knowledge of the consumer goods industry and signifies that the company has appropriate skills to identify and address consumer goods clients’ business challenges.

AdvancedEPM has implemented, upgraded, and trained consumer goods clients on Oracle Hyperion EPM and Oracle Business Intelligence solutions. AdvancedEPM’s clients leverage EPM and business intelligence to link strategic goals to operational decisions and deliver consistent insights that drive action. AdvancedEPM previously achieved specialization in Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase.

BioPharm Systems Achieves Specialization, Releases Migration Tool

Oracle Gold Partner BioPharm Systems, a provider of clinical trial, data, drug safety, clinical development analytics, and thesaurus management system solutions, has achieved Specialized status for Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub. The specialization acknowledges BioPharm Systems’ expertise in Oracle’s clinical data warehousing solution, as well as its overall commitment to Oracle Health Sciences applications. BioPharm Systems is an Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies solution provider with experience implementing, integrating, migrating, and hosting many Oracle products including Siebel Clinical, Oracle Argus Safety, Oracle Adverse Event Reporting System, Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub, Oracle Clinical, and Oracle Remote Data Capture.

The company has also released ACCEL-Copy, a software product that enables life sciences companies to copy studies from one Oracle Clinical instance to another, including hosted environments. ACCEL-Copy can also archive a global library, archive clinical studies, and refresh patient data in a nonproduction environment.

Mannai Trading Company Achieves Oracle Exadata Specialization

Mannai Trading Company, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved Specialized status in Oracle Exadata.

Mannai, a systems integrator and technology and infrastructure services company based in Doha, Qatar, met rigorous business and technical criteria to achieve Oracle Exadata specialization. The achievement also confirms Mannai’s commitment to incubating and introducing new technological developments in the Middle East and across its customer base. Mannai has achieved a total of eight specializations.

Teleran Upgrades Data Warehouse Management Software Suite

Teleran Technologies, an Oracle Gold Partner, has released version 4.2 of its data warehouse management software suite for Oracle Database 11g and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. The new version improves visibility and transparency of how business users leverage applications and data and provides real-time user policy management for business intelligence (BI) applications.

The Teleran solution continuously tracks users, their business context, BI applications activity, and data usage. By automating user controls, Teleran helps IT organizations support expanding databases and thousands of users without adding staff. The Teleran solution complements the native management capabilities of Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Jaffer Brothers Accelerates

Oracle Gold Partner Jaffer Brothers has earned Specialized status for Oracle Accelerate in recognition of bringing industry-specific capabilities to midsize companies in Pakistan. Jaffer participates in the Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies program, which provides simple-to-deploy, packaged solutions to midsize organizations.

Performance Architects Achieves Education and Research Specialization

Performance Architects, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved specialization in education and research. Oracle defines the education and research markets as including both higher education and research as well as primary and secondary education (K-12).

Performance Architects achieved Specialized status through competency development, business results, and proven success. The Performance Architects team has worked with Oracle Hyperion products since these products were launched. The company also has extensive experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. Performance Architects’ services include implementing or augmenting financial applications and reporting and analysis solutions, as well as underlying technologies. The company works with entire organizations or specific functional areas such as finance, IT, HR, sales and marketing, and operations.

Enhanced Oracle PartnerNetwork Solutions Catalog Available

Oracle has released an updated Oracle PartnerNetwork Solutions Catalog, a centralized online directory that provides partners and customers instant access to Oracle partners’ solutions and services worldwide.

The Solutions Catalog features listings for Oracle’s 21,000-plus partners, making it easier for customers to find solutions and service providers that best meet their specific business needs, regardless of industry or location. Partners can customize their entries with multimedia, social media, references, and more to better showcase their offerings. Enhanced search capabilities and user reviews are new in this release.

Atos Delivers Test and Acceptance Management to Oracle Fusion Applications

Atos, a Paris, France-based global IT services company and an Oracle Platinum Partner, is offering Test and Acceptance Management (TAM) services for Oracle Fusion Applications. Atos’ TAM for Oracle solution provides full application lifecycle management, including deployment of Oracle Fusion Applications in heterogeneous environments. The service leverages a variety of tools, including Oracle Application Testing Suite (part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c) and Atos’ Testing and Acceptance methodology and assets.

TAM for Oracle incorporates Atos’ extensive experience with customers using Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel Customer Relationship Management, and Oracle’s PeopleSoft and JD Edwards solutions. Available globally, the new service can be used on its own or in conjunction with other offerings in the Atos test and management service catalog.

CyberSource Achieves Oracle Validated Integration

Payment management company CyberSource, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of CyberSource Payment Management Services with Oracle ATG Web Commerce 10. Oracle ATG customers can now more rapidly adopt CyberSource’s industry-leading portfolio of payment management services, helping them to get to market faster and grow with less cost and complexity. These services include global payment services to accept and transact payments worldwide—including global tax calculation services; fraud management services to reduce the risk of payment fraud and increase operating efficiency; and payment tokenization services to protect payment data and reduce the scope of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

Entuity Integrates and Upgrades Eye of the Storm Enterprise

Entuity, an Oracle Gold Partner, has completed beta testing of a plug-in that integrates Eye of the Storm Enterprise 2011 (EYE 2011) with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. EYE is Entuity’s network management software for heterogeneous environments. The EYE 2011 plug-in allows organizations using Oracle Enterprise Manager to monitor networks and ensure application health by detecting potential network problems that affect application service delivery. The plug-in pushes real-time network events, status information, and metrics from EYE 2011 to the Oracle Enterprise Manager console in an intelligent, filtered manner. Oracle Enterprise Manager users can then drill down into EYE 2011 to expedite incident resolution. EYE 2011 and the plug-in are available for Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM Server for x86, and other platforms.

Entuity has also unveiled EYE 2012, a new release that includes virtual switch support, interactive charting capabilities, simplified license administration, and port-sensitive high-frequency polling. The new version is available for multiple platforms and supports the EYE 2011 plug-in.

NaviSite to Offer Select Oracle Licenses on a Subscription Basis

NaviSite, a provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging, and managed cloud services, is offering monthly licenses for select Oracle software to independent software vendors (ISVs) through Oracle’s software as a service (SaaS) for ISVs model. NaviSite, an Oracle Platinum Partner, is a Time Warner Cable company.

With consolidated monthly Oracle software licensing and billing through NaviSite, ISVs can receive a usage-based service that scales with company growth and end-user demand. The new service is expected to speed time to market for ISV cloud applications.

Book Beat


Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g

By Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, and Bill Padfield

Database system performance is a top concern in today’s world, where access and activity are driven by the proliferation of phones, tablets, and other computing devices as well as PCs. Expert Indexing in Oracle Database 11g focuses on the one database structure at the heart of almost all performance issues: the index. In one compact reference volume, the book outlines the different types of indexes available in Oracle Database 11g and explains the circumstances in which each type of index is best applied. It also helps developers recognize when queries aren’t using indices as the developer intended, and it explains in detail how to manage indexing for maximum performance.


Oracle JDeveloper 11g R2 Cookbook

By Nick Haralabidis
Available in RAW (read as it is written) format, this cookbook is a task-based guide to the complete Oracle Fusion Applications development lifecycle using Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2 and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF). Readers will learn about deploying, debugging, testing, profiling, and optimizing Oracle ADF applications with Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2. With more than 120 recipes, the book helps readers learn concepts such as setting up application workspaces and projects; they’ll then delve into specific components such as entity objects, view objects, application modules, and more. Practical recipes with Oracle ADF Faces, UI components, and backing beans are included.


Migrating to the Cloud: Oracle Client/Server Modernization

By Tom Laszewski and Prakash Nauduri

IT professionals who choose service-oriented, Web-based cloud architectures for database migrations, desktop application migrations, or IT infrastructure consolidation projects can use this book to plan, budget, design, execute, and roll out their projects. Focusing on Oracle cloud relational database technology and Oracle Fusion Middleware as the target cloud-based architecture, the book recommends tools, strategies, and best practices for migrating legacy applications to service-oriented, Web-based cloud architectures for IT efficiency, agility, and lower total cost of ownership. The authors advise readers on how to determine the amount of effort and financial investment that a database and application migration might involve, and share a real-world case study.


Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook

By Guido Schmutz, Edwin Biemond, Jan van Zoggel, Mischa Kölliker, and Eric Elzinga

With more than 80 task-based, immediately usable recipes, this book shows readers how to create a simple service on the Oracle Service Bus and shares strategies for working efficiently with the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. It then covers ways to send and consume messages through the Java Message Service transport (both topics and queues), and other transport technologies such as Enterprise JavaBeans transport, HTTP transport, and poller transports. Communicating with the database, communicating with Oracle SOA Suite, reliable message processing, and other topics are also covered. The last two chapters discuss how to achieve message- and transport-level security on Oracle Service Bus.


Java 7 Recipes

By Josh Juneau, Carl Dea, Freddy Guime, and John O’Conner

This book offers solutions to common programming problems encountered while developing Java-based applications. Updated to cover the newest features and techniques, Java 7 Recipes provides code examples involving Servlets, JavaFX 2.0, XML, Swing, and more. This book uses the popular problem-solution format: readers can look up the specific programming problem they want to solve, read the solution, and apply that solution directly in their own code. The authors focus on problems and solutions rather than on the Java programming language itself. Readers are free to crib from the book and apply the code examples in their own projects.


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