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November/December 2012

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Partners Achieve Oracle Database Appliance Specialization

Two members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) have achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle Database Appliance.

Cintra Software & Services, a Global Platinum Partner and the OPN Specialized Global Partner of the Year for Oracle Database in 2011, has created a blueprinted delivery model for Oracle Database Appliance to fully leverage the appliance’s strengths. Cintra has completed hundreds of successful Oracle Database implementations; its database infrastructure services include design, implementation, and ongoing remote support of Oracle Database architectures. This marks Cintra’s ninth specialization.

Mythics, an Oracle Platinum Partner, Oracle Product GSA Schedule Holder, and OPN Specialized Consulting Partner, has demonstrated success in selling, deploying, and managing Oracle Database Appliance in both public sector and commercial environments. An OPN member since 2000, Mythics provides Oracle licensing, hardware, training, and premier consulting services across the Oracle product portfolio, and was the first partner to achieve specialization on Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Among its thousands of customers are the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, federal civilian agencies, intelligence agencies, state and local governments, and healthcare and commercial organizations worldwide.

To achieve Oracle Database Appliance Specialized status, Cintra and Mythics met stringent requirements based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community. Those requirements measured the companies’ technical competency and business results. Specialization gives Cintra and Mythics access to exclusive tools and resources to help them market and sell Oracle Database Appliance.

Higher One CASHNet Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

Higher One Holdings (Higher One), an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its CASHNet payment processing suite 2012.2 with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0. With this integration, colleges and universities—as well as students and their parents—can use CASHNet to process any payment, anytime, anywhere, and be assured that transactions occur in real time. Higher One CASHNet, which is mobile-friendly, met stringent requirements based on customer needs and priorities to achieve Oracle Validated Integration.

Higher One offers solutions and services to help college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students.

Kewill Flagship Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Oracle Gold Partner Kewill, a provider of shipping solutions for global trade and logistics, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Kewill Flagship with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and 9.1. By achieving validated integration with two versions of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Kewill has enabled an easy upgrade path from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 to 9.1 for Flagship users.

Kewill Flagship is a multicarrier shipping management system for moderate and high-volume shipping operations and complex distribution environments. It is available in on-premises and hosted models.

RxLogix Achieves Oracle Argus Safety Specialization

RxLogix, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle Argus Safety, Oracle’s integrated platform of end-to-end pharmacovigilance solutions for regulatory compliance and comprehensive product stewardship.

RxLogix was recognized for its safety, risk management, and regulatory global practices in implementing Oracle Argus Safety at major life sciences organizations. Specialization also acknowledges the company’s ability to complement those practices with value-added strategic software solutions. RxLogix, with a global staff of more than 70 employees, has completed more than 50 implementations of Oracle Argus Safety from its offices in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Leeyo Software and SKG Are Oracle Ready

Two Oracle partners have achieved Oracle Ready status across multiple product lines through Oracle PartnerNetwork and the Oracle Exastack Ready program.

Leeyo Software, a provider of software for revenue recognition automation and management, has achieved Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, and Oracle Linux Ready status for RevPro 2.0. This achievement demonstrates that Oracle Gold Partner Leeyo’s RevPro 2.0 is fully tested and supported on Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle Linux.

RevPro automates and manages every process in an organization’s revenue cycle. It integrates with the quote-to-cash processes of any enterprise resource planning system, eliminating time-consuming and error-prone manual systems. RevPro can simplify revenue and cost-of-goods-sold management, monitor revenue-related activities in real time, and accelerate period-end close and financial reporting cycles. RevPro can be deployed on premises or in the cloud.

Oracle Gold Partner SKG S.A. has achieved Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, Oracle Solaris Ready, Oracle Linux Ready, and Oracle VM Ready status for SKG eSAMBO 1.0. This achievement demonstrates that eSAMBO 1.0 is fully tested and supported on Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM 3.0.

eSAMBO is a modern, centralized retail chain management system. It manages heterogeneous, sophisticated retail chains from a central system instance. All data can be managed from the system owner’s central level, system owner’s chain stores, franchisee subchain level, and franchisee stores.

Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, Oracle Solaris Ready, Oracle Linux Ready, and Oracle VM Ready are part of the Oracle Exastack Ready program, which recognizes partners for developing, testing, and tuning their applications on the latest component products of Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered systems.  

Peloton Tests Oracle Exalytics, Launches Oracle Exalytics Practice

Oracle Platinum Partner Peloton, a U.S.-based professional services firm specializing in analytics and enterprise performance management, has installed Oracle Exalytics in its data center and tested the in-memory analytics platform on the roll-up of an Oracle Hyperion Planning application, using actual financial performance data for a multibillion-dollar company with multiple business units. The process, which usually takes more than five hours to complete, was finished in less than two hours—a 274 percent reduction in processing time compared to the baseline solution (a Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized server running release of Oracle’s enterprise performance management products on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit, with 4 virtual processors and 4 GB of RAM; details at

Peloton has launched an Oracle Exalytics program that supports organizations with complex analytical processing needs—ranging from early-stage evaluation through implementation. Peloton serves organizations in the aerospace and defense, financial, healthcare, high technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and not-for-profit sectors.

Book Beat


Oracle 11g Anti-Hacker’s Cookbook

By Adrian Neagu

This book covers the most-important security measures as well as tips and tricks that can be used for better Oracle Database 11g security. The author uses real-world scenarios to show you how to secure the Oracle Database server from different perspectives and against different attack scenarios. Almost every chapter has a possible threats section, which describes the major dangers that can be confronted. The initial chapters cover how to defend your operating system, network, data, and users. The defense scenarios are linked and designed to prevent these attacks. The later chapters cover Oracle Database Vault, Oracle Virtual Private Database, Oracle Label Security, and Oracle Audit Vault. The author also demonstrates how to perform a security assessment against the operating system and the database. 

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide

By Mark Rittman
Oracle Press

This Oracle Press guide explains how to build business intelligence (BI) applications using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. It covers how to execute effective queries, build accurate models, use scorecards and key performance indicators, create dynamic reports, set up dashboards, and publish to smartphones and wireless devices. The author also describes how to integrate BI applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware security, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Web services. Aimed at developers creating BI solutions using Oracle’s platform, this book also covers Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, a hardware appliance that combines Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, for “speed of thought” analytics. 

Oracle APEX Best Practices

By Alex Nuijten, Iloon Ellen-Wolff, and Learco Brizzi

Oracle APEX Best Practices guides you through the development of real-world applications and gives you a broader view of Oracle Application Express to help you maximize its capabilities. The book covers setting up an Oracle Application Express environment, testing and debugging, security, and getting the most out of SQL and PL/SQL. It is filled with best practices on how to best use Oracle Application Express. Both new and experienced application developers will benefit from Oracle APEX Best Practices

Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth

By Ronald Bradford and Chris Schneider
Oracle Press

Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth describes what is needed to understand and implement MySQL replication to build scalable solutions. This book includes detailed syntax examples to demonstrate the features, options, and limitations of native MySQL replication. It provides an evaluation of new replication features and additional third-party product implementations, and helps you to ensure that your MySQL environment can support the various high-availability needs of your business. This guide helps you to master the strengths and limitations of native asynchronous replication in a MySQL topology and identify the important features to improve replication for growing business requirements. You will also learn how to recognize the key business factors to determine your optimal high-availability needs and gain an understanding of the benefits of using MySQL replication for failover scenarios. 

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook

By Ahmed Aboulnaga and Arun Pareek

This book provides detailed explanations of the core administrative and management activities associated with Oracle SOA Suite. It includes information for end-to-end administration of Oracle SOA Suite 11g and also delves into advanced topics such as silent installs, cloning, backup and recovery, and high-availability installations. The book begins with managing composite applications, deployments, and lifecycles, and then moves on to monitoring instances, service engines, Oracle WebLogic Server, and composite applications. Toward the end, the authors take you through identifying faults and exceptions, troubleshooting approaches, and securing various components. The book explains core concepts while providing real-world implementation specifics.


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