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May/June 2013

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Partner News


Oracle Announces Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff

Oracle’s live online Oracle PartnerNetwork kickoff will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Get product and program updates, participate in a live question and answer session, and hear from Oracle executives and regional leaders as they share vision and strategy for the upcoming year. Find out more about embedding, selling, and implementing Oracle solutions.

Cintra Creates Database Architecture Revolution Center Using Oracle Exadata

Cintra, a database services provider and an Oracle Platinum Partner, has established a global proof-of-concept test and training center, called the Database Architecture Revolution Center, based on Oracle’s Exadata Database Machine X3. Performance benchmarking services are provided at the center by Cintra’s global database architecture group, which is Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized in Oracle Exadata. Proof-of-concept services are provided for clients considering acquiring Oracle Exadata Database Machine. The Database Architecture Revolution Center also features other key engineered systems from Oracle, including Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and Oracle Database Appliance.

TAS Group’s GG TFM Achieves Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an Oracle Gold Partner, has earned Oracle Validated Integration between its thermal barcode and RFID printer product line and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 solutions. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process to confirm that the products work together as designed, helping reduce risk and improve implementation cycles. Zebra printers leverage the Zebra barcode printing solution to smoothly receive, process, and print XML output from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

Higher One OneDisburse Achieves Oracle Validated Integration

Higher One, an Oracle Gold Partner and a provider of financial services and data analytics to more than 1,250 college and university campuses across the US, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its OneDisburse Refund Management service with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0. OneDisburse Refund Management is a financial aid funds disbursement service used by more than 600 campuses across the country.

Oracle Partners Achieve Oracle Exadata Optimized Status

Oracle partners cVidya, Aldata, and Performix have achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Oracle Gold Partner cVidya earned Oracle Exadata Optimized status for MoneyMap version 6.6, its comprehensive, carrier-grade revenue assurance solution for communication service providers. MoneyMap addresses revenue-related risk and enables operators to reconcile information from all network, operations, and business support systems.

Aldata, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status for Aldata Supply Chain Management, the company’s retail supply chain optimization solution. Aldata Supply Chain Management provides retailers with product data and information management, merchandising/assortments, in-store operations, demand forecasting and replenishment, logistics and distribution, and supplier management.

Oracle Gold Partner Performix achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status for PetroSocial Drilling and Production Performance Management Products Suite 2.0. The suite powers real-time operations centers for petroleum drilling, geosteering, and production operations, giving oil and gas companies an integrated, scalable platform for well data management, remote well surveillance, real-time performance monitoring, collaborative workflows, and more. 

AIRCOM Solutions Achieve Oracle Exadata Ready Status

AIRCOM International, an Oracle Gold Partner, has announced that ASSET 8, CONNECT 8, and OPTIMA 7, its integrated products that assist telecom operators with planning, deploying, optimizing, and managing cellular networks, have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork.

ASSET is a tool for planning and optimizing multitechnology radio networks, CONNECT automatically identifies the most cost-effective transmission network for backhaul transmission planning, and OPTIMA is a network performance management and monitoring solution. 

Mythics Achieves Oracle Exalogic Specialization

Mythics has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. This specialization was earned by demonstrating experience, expertise, and success in selling, deploying, and managing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud in public sector and commercial environments. Mythics provides technology solutions to the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security departments, federal civilian agencies, intelligence agencies, state and local governments, and commercial and healthcare organizations worldwide.

Mythics is an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Oracle Product GSA Schedule Holder, and an Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Consulting Partner. The company also holds additional Oracle specializations in Oracle Exadata, Oracle Database Appliance, and Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance. 

TalentWise Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Partner 

TalentWise, a hiring process management solutions provider, has achieved Gold Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork. TalentWise’s online platform integrates with Oracle Taleo talent management solutions to automate the hiring process, creating an efficient and seamless workflow for HR, hiring managers, candidates, and new hires. Oracle has recognized TalentWise for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in background screening, occupational health screening, and employment eligibility verification using E-Verify. 

Oracle Partners Earn Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status 

Zoho, an Oracle Gold Partner, has earned Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status for WebNMS 5.2, its framework for building network management applications. WebNMS is protocol-neutral and customizable, and includes functional modules for fault correlation, key performance indicators (KPIs), device configuration, service provisioning, and security. WebNMS has more than 25,000 deployments worldwide, and more than 250 development teams have selected the WebNMS framework as the basis for their network management and OEM software solutions.

Oracle Gold Partner Sterci has earned Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status, demonstrating that Sterci GTExchange version 11 has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. GTExchange is a high-performance multi-network and multistandard financial messaging solution that provides a comprehensive connection hub to the SWIFT worldwide banking network and other networks. Optimized status demonstrates that GTExchange supports high throughput in high-availability environments. 

Bluechip Simplex Voucher Management Earns Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready Status 

Simplex Voucher Management System 3.5.1 from Oracle Gold Partner Bluechip Technologies of Lagos, Nigeria, has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status, demonstrating that Simplex Voucher Management System has been tested on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Simplex Voucher Management System provides telecommunications companies with inventory management, loading, and warehousing of vouchers and other telecom-related items. 

Noetix Products Achieve Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready Status 

Noetix, a provider of business intelligence (BI) software and services for enterprise applications and an Oracle Gold Partner, announced that NoetixViews version 6.2 and Noetix Analytics version 5.2 have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready status. NoetixViews version 6.2 simplifies complex BI applications into easy-to-use business views and enables nontechnical personnel to create ad hoc queries and custom reports with minimal training or IT involvement. Noetix Analytics version 5.2 is a packaged analytics solution that provides business users with strategic reporting for trending and analysis based on information from multiple datasources.


Book Beat


Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Administration Cookbook

By Dhananjay Papde, Vipul Patel, and Tushar Nath

Oracle Enterprise Manager allows Oracle administrators to manage their Oracle installations and selected other applications and provides a one-stop place to manage and maintain the entire infrastructure in any organization. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Administration Cookbook starts with the installation and upgrade of an Oracle Enterprise Manager installation and then takes you through the process of using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to configure and monitor your Oracle application and database servers, including supported Oracle Fusion Middleware products. The book covers monitoring the infrastructure and includes recipes for creating and cloning databases and creating templates. It also discusses installation and upgrade options. 

MySQL Workbench: Data Modeling and Development

By Michael McLaughlin
Oracle Press
Written by Oracle ACE Michael McLaughlin, MySQL Workbench: Data Modeling and Development helps developers learn how to effectively use the MySQL Workbench graphical user interface for database modeling, reverse engineering, and interaction with MySQL database without writing SQL statements. The book covers the interface and explains how to accomplish tasks by presenting best practices visually. Annotated screen shots demonstrate all interactions with the tool, and text explains the how, what, and why of each interaction. 

Oracle SQL Tuning with Oracle SQLTXPLAIN

By Stelios Charalambides
Oracle SQL Tuning with Oracle SQLTXPLAIN is a practical guide to SQL tuning the way Oracle’s own experts do it, using a tool called SQLTXPLAIN. Using this simple tool—downloadable from My Oracle Support—you’ll learn how to tune even the most-complex SQL. Firmly based in real-world problems, this book helps you reclaim system resources and avoid the most common bottleneck in overall performance: badly tuned SQL. You’ll learn how the optimizer works, how to take advantage of its latest features, and when it’s better to turn those features off. 

OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821)

By Michael Ernest
Oracle Press
Written by an Oracle Solaris expert who has been teaching courses on Oracle Solaris for the last 15 years, this book covers all objectives of the OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam. Author Michael Ernest also highlights key exam information and potential exam pitfalls. Practice questions at the end of every chapter test comprehension and simulate actual exam questions. The CD-ROM that accompanies the book features additional practice exam questions in the form of two complete practice exams that mirror the actual exam in content, style, tone, format, and difficulty. In addition to preparing you for the OCA exam, this exam guide also serves as a system administrator’s reference guide for Oracle Solaris 11. 

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c—Distinctive Recipes

By Frank Munz
munz & more
This book is an anthology of best practices in Oracle WebLogic Server administration, architecture, performance tuning, and monitoring. It was written for software architects, administrators, and developers who are familiar with Oracle WebLogic Server and want to know more. Author Frank Munz provides recommendations, discussions, best practices, deployable projects, Webcast videos, and directions on when to use a feature—and when not to. Other topics include the merged Java Virtual Machine, using JMX with your own applications, stuck threads, JDBC myths, effectively detecting memory leaks, Java EE examples (including deployments and NetBeans projects), Oracle Fusion Middleware, and using Oracle WebLogic Server in the cloud. Author Frank Munz is the 2011 recipient of the Oracle Excellence Award for Technologist of the Year: Cloud Architect. 


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