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September/October 2013

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Intelligent Decisions Announces Oracle Platinum Partner Status

Intelligent Decisions has achieved Oracle Platinum Partner status, recognizing the company’s expertise in consolidation, virtualization, storage, and hosting for Oracle solutions. Founded in 1988, Intelligent Decisions develops, deploys, and maintains IT solutions for the civilian, defense, and intelligence communities within the US federal government.

LoadSpring Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Primavera P6

LoadSpring Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner and a project management solution expert, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 8. The new status recognizes LoadSpring’s expertise in cloud hosting, implementation, and training related to Primavera P6.

Dell and Oracle Expand Strategic Alliance

Oracle and Dell have expanded their alliance with new x86 offerings that combine Dell hardware with Oracle software. Under a new worldwide agreement between the two companies, Oracle named Dell a preferred x86 partner, and Dell named Oracle a preferred enterprise infrastructure partner. Dell customers will gain access to Oracle’s infrastructure technologies—including Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager—that are optimized to run on Dell’s x86 hardware. The new Dell-Oracle infrastructure solutions will be tested and validated as application-ready platforms and delivered as a set of reference architectures, and the new products are expected to be available in the second half of 2013. The two companies will also collaborate to streamline customer support for the new products, with Dell providing a single point of contact for support.

Partner Earns Oracle Business Accelerators Qualified Status

A member of Oracle PartnerNetwork has achieved Oracle Business Accelerators Qualified status for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Oracle Business Accelerators are cloud-based tools that accelerate the implementation of Oracle Applications.

Oracle Platinum Partner Syntax, which sells and implements Oracle’s JD Edwards products in North America, achieved Oracle Business Accelerators Qualified status for Syntax’ Oracle Accelerate Solution for Industrial Manufacturing for JD Edwards. This cloud-based rapid implementation toolset combines the templates, wizards, and other features of Oracle Business Accelerators with the Syntax Express Accelerate Implementation Methodology to help industrial manufacturers implement tier 1 ERP applications quickly and cost-effectively. Syntax has been involved with the Oracle Accelerate program since the program’s inception.

Amplifi Commerce Announces Amplifi360

Amplifi Commerce, an Oracle Gold Partner, has launched Amplifi360, a new e-commerce business process services offering based on the Oracle Commerce solution. Amplifi360 enables clients to leverage Oracle’s Commerce solution via a subscription model and combine it with Amplifi’s offerings. 

Partners Achieve Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready Status

Five Oracle Gold Partners have achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status in the Oracle Exastack Ready program. This program recognizes applications that leverage the latest Oracle technology and acknowledges partners for developing, testing, and supporting their applications with Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems, as well as Oracle Linux.

ElectraCard Services, a subsidiary of OPUS Software Solutions, achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for electraSWITCH, which processes ATM, point-of-sale, internet, and mobile phone banking transactions.

Ellucian, which operates as a subsidiary of Sophia L.P. , earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for Banner by Ellucian, its higher-education student information system. Banner by Ellucian is an open, flexible, and standards-based architecture for delivering information and services via the internet and mobile devices.

Fidelity Information Services (FIS) achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for DataNavigator, the back-office transaction management component of the FIS Enterprise Payments platform. DataNavigator optimizes and consolidates transaction research, exception management, ATM management, settlement, and reporting functions.

HealthEdge achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for its HealthRules product suite. The HealthRules suite includes modules for payers and care managers, as well as a portal and an advanced reporting and analytics offering called HealthRules Answers and an integration layer called HealthRules Connector.

Kiman Solutions achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for KiPREV, its life and pension solution. KiPREV is a comprehensive solution developed for the Brazilian market and is available in 15 countries on three continents. 

Leeyo Software Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready Status

Leeyo Software, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of cloud-based and on-premises solutions for revenue recognition, automation, and management, earned Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status for RevPro Version 2. RevPro automates and manages revenue-related processes, eliminating manual data entry and integrating with quote-to-cash processes of enterprise resource planning systems to improve visibility, functionality, and configurability.

Accenture Launches Center of Excellence for Oracle Engineered Systems 

Oracle Diamond Partner Accenture has launched an Oracle Engineered Systems Center of Excellence. The new virtual center, enabled by Oracle’s cloud technologies, is dedicated to the development, delivery, and commercialization of business solutions based on Oracle’s engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

At the center, clients can test workloads on Oracle engineered systems to understand how those systems can accelerate their applications and strengthen analytics. The center will provide clients with process-specific business solutions, thought leadership around existing and emerging technology, and access to Accenture’s industry-specific solutions based on Oracle technology.

Aellius Achieves Oracle Validated

Aellius, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its solution with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Validated integration demonstrates that partner solutions work with JD Edwards as designed, and that the solutions meet other stringent requirements. 

Aellius achieved Oracle Validated Integration for LynX Business Integrator 2.1, a standards-based integration platform that allows external applications to securely exchange data with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. 

McLane Advanced Technologies and Silanis Technology Become Gold Partners

Two Oracle partners achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Partner status. McLane Advanced Technologies, a global provider of information technology and logistics solutions, achieved the status for its knowledge of systems integration and design architecture with Oracle engineered systems, and for addressing the needs of United States Department of Defense customers. 

Silanis Technology, a provider of enterprise electronic signature solutions, achieved the status for its commitment to establishing knowledge in delivering electronic signature workflows with Oracle products and for uniquely addressing the challenges of organizations seeking to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve the user experience. 

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld

Oracle will present a special program exclusively for partners at Oracle OpenWorld, September 22 through 26 in San Francisco, California. Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld features five targeted tracks, more than 40 sessions just for partners, and more than 125 certification opportunities, including the Test Fest certification program that enables partners to get Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for free. A dedicated Oracle PartnerNetwork lounge, an exclusive AfterDark Oracle PartnerNetwork reception, and access to the renowned appreciation event round out the agenda.


Book Beat


Pro Oracle Database 12c Administration

By Darl Kuhn

In Pro Oracle Database 12c Administration, author Darl Kuhn lays out real-world techniques that lead to success as an Oracle DBA. He gives clear explanations on how to perform critical tasks and weaves in theory where necessary without bogging the reader down in unnecessary detail. If you have “buck stops here” responsibility for an Oracle database, then Pro Oracle Database 12c Administration is the book you need to help elevate yourself to the level of elite Oracle DBA. The author has written books on a variety of IT topics including SQL, performance tuning, Linux, backup and recovery, Oracle Recovery Manager, and database administration.


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.


Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Advanced Administration Cookbook

By Dalton Iwazaki
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Advanced Administration Cookbook guides you through 70 recipes beginning with the basics of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c installation and passing through JDBC, Java Message Service (JMS), cluster configuration, and tuning. Each chapter covers a specific topic with complex solutions simplified and explained. The book covers the day-by-day tasks of an Oracle WebLogic administrator, and it’s enhanced with tips for building an Oracle WebLogic Server production environment focused on stability, high availability, and performance. It is ideal for those who know the basics of Oracle WebLogic Server but want to dive into more-advanced topics.


Database Cloud Storage: The Essential Guide to Oracle Automatic Storage Management

By Nitin Vengurlekar and Prasad Bagal
Oracle Press
This Oracle Press guide contains the latest information on the inner workings of the Oracle Automatic Storage Management feature of Oracle Database and Oracle’s cloud storage management. Database Cloud Storage: The Essential Guide to Oracle Automatic Storage Management explains how to build and manage a scalable cloud storage infrastructure with Oracle Automatic Storage Management. Readers will learn how to configure cloud storage solutions, build disk groups, use data striping and mirroring, and optimize performance. Details on ensuring consistency across server and storage platforms, maximizing data redundancy, and administering Oracle Automatic Storage Management are also included. Written by members of the team that developed and managed Oracle Automatic Storage Management, the guide covers practical day-to-day usage, general operations, best practices, and tips and techniques.


Expert Oracle RAC 12c

By Syed Jaffar Hussain, Tariq Farooq, Riyaj Shamsudeen, and Kai Yu
Expert Oracle RAC 12c, written by experienced Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) engineers, teaches you how to understand and implement Oracle RAC and how to reduce the total cost of ownership of an Oracle RAC database. This book provides deep understanding of Oracle RAC concepts and implementation details that you can apply to your operational practices. Successful Oracle RAC operation hinges upon a fast-performing network interconnect, and this book dedicates a chapter to that important topic.



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