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September/October 2012

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Partner News


ADAX Supports Oracle’s SPARC T4 Servers

Oracle Gold Partner ADAX has announced that its HDC3 I/O cards and drivers now support Oracle’s SPARC T4 server line and Oracle’s Sun Blade server modules. HDC3 cards are eight-trunk SS7 signaling and I-TDM controllers used in high-performance telecom environments.

ADAX’s HDC3 cards are available for the full range of server I/O bus formats used in the telecom industry today: PCI, PCIe, PCIe Express Module, Low Profile PCI, PMC, and AMC. ADAX HDC3 cards have also been validated on Oracle x86 servers and Sun Blade 6000 modular systems. Support and drivers for Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Solaris 10, and Oracle x86 servers are standard with ADAX HDC3 cards.

Two Partners Earn Oracle Exadata Optimized Status

Oracle Gold Partner Kalido has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status for Kalido Information Engine 9.0, which allows organizations to develop and deploy a data analytics foundation in 90 days or less. Kalido combines business-driven automation capabilities with Oracle Exadata’s data warehousing performance to enable rapid data warehouse implementations, migrations, and consolidation projects.

Oracle Gold Partner Neuralitic Systems, a provider of mobile data intelligence solutions, has earned Oracle Exadata Optimized status for its SevenFlow 3.2 data extraction and analysis tool. SevenFlow extracts and analyzes 100 percent of data usage from 100 percent of data subscribers on a wireless network, enabling mobile operators to develop strategies and tactics based on subscribers’ and roamers’ actual behavior. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, SevenFlow customers can support tens of millions of subscribers for periods exceeding 12 months, while still providing end user response time of less than two minutes.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld

Oracle partners attending Oracle OpenWorld can look forward to enhanced opportunities for networking and learning through the new Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld. Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld will kick off on Sunday, September 30, with a partner-focused keynote session. Oracle executives, including Judson Althoff, senior vice president of Worldwide Alliances and Channels and embedded sales, will share insight into Oracle’s strategic priorities and offer partners ways to further differentiate and expand their businesses with Oracle’s applications-to-disk technology portfolio. Following the keynote, Oracle Alliances and Channels team members representing all global regions will meet with partners to discuss their unique regional opportunities and challenges.

Throughout Oracle OpenWorld, more than 30 partner-focused educational sessions will give partners exclusive access to Oracle’s top experts as well as customers and fellow partners. Partners can take advantage of Oracle PartnerNetwork enablement resources, including onsite Specialized testing. The Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge, available to partners throughout Oracle OpenWorld, will include meeting spaces, demo kiosks, Oracle PartnerNetwork information stations, and a special area for blogging and video blogging. The Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge will also serve as a place to network with colleagues, customers, prospects, and other industry professionals. More than 450 Oracle partners will exhibit at Oracle OpenWorld in five Partner Pavilions: CRM Pavilion, Hyperion Pavilion, JD Edwards Pavilion, Oracle Linux Pavilion, Oracle Solaris Systems Pavilion, and Retail Row.

Intelenex Earns Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies Specialization

Intelenex, an Oracle Accelerate and Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved Specialized status for Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies. The distinction recognizes Intelenex’ expertise in delivering services to midsize companies specifically around Oracle CRM On Demand and Oracle Contact On Demand. Intelenex specializes in business process mapping.

Partners Achieve Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status

Oracle Gold Partner Adaptive TechSoft has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status for its e-Register 5.0 offering. This status demonstrates that e-Register has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to deliver speed, scalability, and reliability to customers. e-Register is a system for university communities—students, staff, and administration—that manages all student information. With e-Register, a student can perform registration activities and check academic information, grades, GPA, timetables, and academic calendars online. The system also enables students, faculty, staff, administration, and community members to interact.

Oracle Gold Partner ElectraCard Services (ECS) has earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status for its electraSWITCH iTx series. This series is part of ECS’s electra EFT platform, which drives ATM, POS, and mobile payment networks worldwide. The series supports a variety of debit card standards and works with multiple institutions, currencies, time zones, and languages.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Announces Specialization for Oracle Spatial

Oracle launched the Oracle PartnerNetwork specialization for Oracle Spatial at the 2012 Location Intelligence User Conference and Oracle Spatial User Conference, colocated in Washington DC in May. This specialization provides tools and resources to help partners with Oracle Spatial–related offerings gain visibility and become more competitive. It also provides an opportunity for partners not yet offering Oracle Spatial solutions to expand their reach into this growing market. Specialization in Oracle Spatial demonstrates a partner’s expertise in delivering value-added spatial and mapping solutions. Like other Oracle PartnerNetwork specializations, the specialization for Oracle Spatial combines business and competency criteria that measure a partner’s skills in sales, presales, support, and implementation roles.

KPIT Cummins Expands Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations

Oracle Platinum Partner KPIT Cummins, an IT consulting and product engineering company serving global manufacturing, distribution, energy, and utilities corporations, has achieved 20 Oracle PartnerNetwork specializations and 5 advanced specializations. KPIT Cummins’ advanced specializations include Oracle E-Business Suite Supply Chain Management, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Distribution, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configurable Network Computing, and Oracle Database 11g. To earn each of the advanced specializations, the company met the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized business and competency criteria and had a minimum of 50 Oracle certified implementation specialists on staff. For each of the 20 specializations, KPIT Cummins’ team of sales, presales, support, and implementation specialists passed rigorous certification testing.

AdvancedEPM Consulting Gains High Technology Specialization

Oracle Platinum Partner AdvancedEPM Consulting has achieved a High Technology industry specialization. This specialization recognizes the company’s proficiency in applying Oracle’s hardware and software solutions for high-tech companies and underscores AdvancedEPM’s knowledge of the industry.

AdvancedEPM’s consulting business is exclusively focused on Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management solutions. AdvancedEPM holds specializations in Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase, as well as industry specializations in Consumer Goods and Oil and Gas.

Foresight Achieves OPN Specialization for Oracle Argus Safety Suite

Oracle Gold Partner Foresight Group International, a provider of pharmacovigilance processes, regulations, systems, and tools, has achieved Specialized status for Oracle Argus Safety. The specialization recognizes Foresight’s expertise in delivering and implementing solutions for Oracle Argus Safety and acknowledges Foresight’s commitment to training its employees on critical skills required in those implementations.

The company’s Oracle Argus Safety delivery model serves clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and its consultants combine hands-on experience implementing Oracle products with drug safety process skills. Foresight also provides clinical and postmarketing pharmacovigilance solutions, including process design and optimization; safety system implementation; compliance, performance monitoring, analysis, and corrective and preventive action; and industry survey and benchmarking.

eVerge Group Earns Oracle Business Intelligence Specialization

Oracle Platinum Partner eVerge Group has achieved its ninth specialization—this one for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications. The company’s previous specializations are in Siebel CRM, Oracle CRM On Demand, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft PeopleTools, Oil and Gas, Public Sector, and Education and Research.

eVerge Group has implemented Oracle Business Intelligence systems in commercial and public sector organizations since 2002. The company is an Oracle Business Intelligence Pillar Partner for public sector organizations and received an Oracle Titan Award in 2011 for Oracle Business Intelligence implementation excellence. Founded in 1993 and operating in the Americas, eVerge Group provides enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, business intelligence, master data management, and enterprise performance management solutions.

Performance Architects Earns Life Sciences Specialization

Oracle Platinum Partner Performance Architects has achieved Specialized status for life sciences, which includes pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. Performance Architects helps clients initiate and sustain improvements in enterprise performance through performance management–related business and technology consulting and industry expertise.

Performance Architects holds specializations in Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Essbase 11, Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies, and Education and Research (Higher Education). The company has worked with Oracle Hyperion products since these products were launched, and has experience with the entire Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition.

OutSystems Earns Oracle Database Ready Status

OutSystems’ Agile Platform 6.0 has achieved Oracle Database Ready status. This status demonstrates that Oracle Gold Partner OutSystems has tested and supports Agile Platform 6.0 on Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Oracle Database Ready is part of the Oracle Exastack Ready program, in which partners develop, test, and tune their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered systems.

Agile Platform is a development environment used to deliver custom enterprise Web applications and Websites and manage them through their entire lifecycle. Offered as a yearly subscription, it includes a Web-based management console, a desktop environment, an integration studio for linking to external applications and databases, and one-click deployment.

FoxT ServerControl Achieves Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Gold Partner Fox Technologies (FoxT) has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of FoxT ServerControl 6.5.4 with Oracle Identity Management 9.1. The integration, enabled by a Web services–based connector from FoxT, adds granular authentication and authorization policy enforcement to Oracle Identity Management processes and provides privileged-user access to systems and data.

Together, FoxT ServerControl and Oracle Identity Management allow organizations to provision user accounts across diverse servers and domains, manage authorization and authentication through assignment of roles to groups of users, and consolidate user access activity data (including keystroke logs) for automated audit and compliance reporting.

Book Beat


Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos

By Porus Havewala

Learn about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control’s capabilities from an Oracle Certified Master. Using enterprise examples and case studies, learn to install Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c or upgrade from earlier versions, discover components automatically, collect configuration information, compare configurations, and enforce security compliance. The book also provides techniques for automated provisioning and patching using the new Designer/Operator roles; covers database change management capabilities; and shows how to discover, monitor, and manage Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Management of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s Siebel and PeopleSoft applications is covered, along with physical-to-virtual scenarios and infrastructure-as-a-service and database-as-a-service cloud setup and operation.


Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Handbook

By Tom Plunkett, TJ Palazzolo, and Tejas Joshi
Oracle Press
Written by members of the Oracle Exalogic X-Team—the elite group that supports strategic Oracle Exalogic customers—this guide was created for architects, administrators, and developers. It begins by describing the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud hardware, software, and solution architecture, and then explores Oracle Exalogic administration and development. Topics include strategies and tips for deploying Oracle Exalogic successfully, advice and techniques for building private cloud applications, and points to consider when running packaged applications on Oracle Exalogic. System optimization, security, and migration of legacy applications from other platforms are also covered in detail.


Oracle Database 11g: Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions Cookbook

By John Heaton
Master key techniques and components involved in effectively visualizing and analyzing information with this practical guide, packed with recipes for project management and project delivery. New and advanced techniques for extract, transform, and load (ETL) and extract, load, and transform (ELT) are covered, along with data modeling using Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. Readers will learn how to build logical and physical data models, how to build a presentation data model using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, how to create data discovery scripts that uncover data issues and gaps, and how to reverse-engineer source data models. Mapping information, semantic definitions, and security models are also covered.


Java Programming

Edited by Poornachandra Sarang
Oracle Press

Java Programming features hands-on programming exercises and examples based on the author’s 10-plus years of teaching Java. The book covers all new Java features, including multilingual support, support for JavaScript and other scripting languages, JavaFX, and other modifications to the language. Other topics—including inheritance, exception handling, I/O, threads, network programming, events, GUI, applets, collections, strings, utility classes, and new features in JDK 7—are part of this comprehensive, expert-level guide to Java 7 programming.


Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look

By Michel Schildmeijer

Explore new Oracle WebLogic Server features using real-world examples. The book defines and explains all the concepts of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, and then covers new features of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) along with development of Java EE 6 applications. Readers will learn about integration and management of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c in Oracle Exalogic and cloud environments, including integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c. Other topics include integrated services such as Oracle Coherence, JDBC, and Java Message Service, and components such as Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, Oracle Traffic Director, and Exabus (the Oracle Exalogic I/O subsystem).


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