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Partner News


Smart ERP Solutions Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready Status

Oracle Platinum Partner Smart ERP Solutions has announced that its add-on offerings for Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status. Smart ERP’s release-independent offerings, HCM Solutions 3.0 and Financials Solutions 3.0, provide automated employee and vendor onboarding capabilities and enable intelligent electronic forms capabilities to reduce paper usage.

AdvancedEPM Consulting Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle Data Relationship Management

AdvancedEPM Consulting, an Oracle Platinum Partner and Oracle Hyperion consulting firm that focuses on enterprise performance management and master data management, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for Oracle Data Relationship Management. This is AdvancedEPM’s seventh Oracle specialization.

eMeter Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status

eMeter, a Siemens business and Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status for its EnergyIP 7.6 Smart Grid Application Platform. Oracle Exadata Optimized status demonstrates that EnergyIP has been tested and tuned with Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

Infonova R6 Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready Status

Oracle Gold Partner Infonova has announced that Infonova R6 version 6.4 has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status. Infonova supports R6 version 6.4 with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM. R6 version 6.4 is a multitenant, fully convergent platform for telco and cross-industry business models. It delivers capabilities for partnering orchestration, monetization, and automated revenue sharing allocation.

DocVentive and Windward Earn Gold Partnership

Two Oracle partners with document-related solutions have earned Oracle Gold Partner status.

DocVentive, a provider of document publishing services and solutions, earned Oracle Gold Partner status as an authority in Oracle Documaker, Enterprise Edition, and Oracle Documaker, Standard Edition. DocVentive solutions address document automation requirements in insurance, financial services, and the public sector. The company manages new Oracle Documaker, Enterprise Edition implementations, and also helps customers migrate from legacy platforms.

Windward, which provides embedded reporting and document generation software solutions, earned Oracle Gold Partner status for delivering enhanced Oracle reports that help Oracle Database users gain insights into their data. OEMs and enterprise customers use Windward’s Oracle reporting tools to place Oracle data into templates designed in Microsoft Word and Excel and make them available in a variety of formats.

Four Partners Earn Platinum-Level Status

Four Oracle partners have earned Oracle Platinum Partner status. Ataway was recognized for its expertise across five Oracle solution areas, including Oracle SOA Suite; Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft PeopleTools, and PeopleSoft Financials; and Oracle Business Process Management Suite. IT Convergence was acknowledged for its years of Oracle practice and its expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 and Oracle Fusion Applications. IT Convergence provides consulting, education, development, enterprise cloud, and managed services. MindStream Analytics was recognized for its expertise and excellence in delivering services for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, as well as its expertise in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Essbase. MindStream Analytics focuses on helping clients improve business understanding and decision-making. Novensys Dynamics Srl achieved recognition for its expertise in implementing Oracle products, including Siebel Customer Relationship Management. Novensys provides hardware and software for enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

Intelenex Achieves Oracle Business Accelerators Qualified Status for
Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Platinum Partner Intelenex, an Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies solution provider, has achieved Qualified status on Oracle Business Accelerators for Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle Business Accelerators are cloud-based implementation tools that can reduce implementation time and costs. Intelenex delivers consulting and implementation services for Oracle Applications.

Three Partners Achieve Oracle Validated Integrations

Three Oracle partners have achieved Oracle Validated Integrations, indicating that their solutions are designed in a reliable, standardized way, have been tested as functionally and technically sound, and operate and perform as documented.

Corporate Screening Services, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its background screening solution with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service. The solution simplifies background screening for Oracle Taleo customers.

Q Software Global, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its security and compliance suite, Q Software Version 5, with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. Q Software Version 5 enables Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers to create and manage a robust security environment.

Riverbed Technology, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager 9.1 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. The solution is a software application delivery controller that helps optimize end-user services by inspecting, transforming, prioritizing, and routing application traffic.

Performance Architects Launches Oracle Exalytics Discovery Center

Performance Architects, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has launched the Performance Architects Oracle Exalytics Discovery Center. The new center offers current and prospective customers an environment to evaluate Oracle Exalytics. Performance Architects provides industry-specific, functional, and technical proof-of-concept and pilot services using real customer data.

Book Beat


Oracle Database 12c: The Complete Reference

By Bob Bryla and Kevin Loney
Oracle Press
Oracle Database 12c: The Complete Reference shows readers how to use the new tools and cloud enhancements of Oracle Database 12c to maintain a scalable, highly available enterprise platform and reduce complexity. This authoritative guide covers database installation, configuration, tuning, and administration and shows you how to build and populate Oracle databases, perform effective queries, design applications, and secure data. The book also contains a comprehensive appendix covering Oracle Database commands, keywords, features, and functions. Electronic content includes all code examples from the book and a PDF e-book.


Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive

By Michael New, Edward Whalen, and Matthew Burke
Oracle Press
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive reveals the best ways to implement a robust Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control infrastructure and how to use many of the tool’s advanced features and management packs to administer an IT environment. The book is divided into four major parts, the first of which focuses on installing, configuring, securing, and maintaining the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control infrastructure. Part II details best practices for the advanced capabilities used to administer the most commonly monitored targets: databases, hosts, storage, and middleware. Part III features a high-level description of management packs. Part IV shows how to manage Oracle E-Business Suite with related packs and their accelerators.


RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c

By Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, and Arup Nanda
Oracle’s flagship database product includes a wide-ranging set of features to aid database administrators in the all-important tasks of data recovery and safeguarding against data loss. Oracle Recovery Manager (Oracle RMAN) is at the heart of that feature set and is the tool most often used to initiate database backup and recovery operations. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c provides an example-driven approach to database recovery with Oracle RMAN and provides step-by-step solutions for the gamut of backup and recovery tasks that an administrator might need to perform. Readers will also learn how Oracle Database can manage backup files via the Fast Recovery Area, how to automate backup and recovery tasks with scripts, how to troubleshoot Oracle RMAN problems and optimize Oracle RMAN performance, and how to recover a lost control file or online redo log.


Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure, and Maintain Like a Professional

By Ian Abramson, Michael Abbey, Michelle Malcher, and Michael Corey
Oracle Press
Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this guide provides detailed coverage of core Oracle Database 12c concepts, the role of the administrator, and enterprise database capabilities. The book is an essential beginner’s resource that walks readers through database configuration, administration, programming, backup and recovery, and high availability. Each chapter includes a list of specific skills, practical exercises for applying those skills, self-assessments for checking projects, expert Q&A sections, and quizzes to test mastery of the material. It also includes in-depth introductions to SQL and PL/SQL, advice for managing large databases, and information on using Oracle’s engineered systems.


Getting Started with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Developer’s Guide

By Fabio Mazanatti Nunes and William Markito Oliveira
Getting Started with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Developer’s Guide provides a practical, hands-on introduction to Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. Written for beginners and intermediate users, the book will help developers create a complete Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 application leveraging Oracle WebLogic Server features such as Java Message Service (JMS), SOAP, and RESTful web services. It includes content on Oracle WebLogic Server’s key features and step-by-step instructions, with screenshots and code samples, to help readers understand and apply important concepts.


Oracle Big Data Handbook

By Tom Plunkett, Brian Macdonald, Bruce Nelson, Mark Hornick, Helen Sun, Khader Mohiuddin, Debra Harding, Gokula Mishra, Robert Stackowiak, Keith Laker, and David Segleau
Oracle Press
Cowritten by members of Oracle’s big data team, Oracle Big Data Handbook provides coverage of Oracle’s products for acquiring, organizing, analyzing, and leveraging unstructured data. The book discusses technologies essential for successful big data implementations—including Apache Hadoop, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Big Data Connectors, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Endeca solutions, Oracle Advanced Analytics, and Oracle’s open source R offerings—and offers strategies for using them. The handbook also includes best practices for migrating from legacy systems to an enterprise big data infrastructure.



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