Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces Exadata Partner Program

Oracle® Exadata to be available through the Channel

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif. – October 12, 2009

News Facts

Following the announcement of Oracle® Exadata V2 last month, Oracle today announced the Oracle Exadata Partner Program.
This new program will allow Oracle partners to resell Sun Oracle Database Machines and Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Servers, and also provides partners with enablement resources to help build value added services for Oracle’s customers.
Resellers must be enrolled in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and hold a valid Full Use Distribution Agreement to resell Oracle Exadata products.
Solution Providers and Systems Integrators are encouraged to build Oracle Exadata expertise and implementation services around Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, VLDB and OLTP environments as well as vertical industry expertise in the retail, financial services, communications, healthcare and public sector segments.
ISVs are invited to review the industry leading performance, scalability and reliability of Oracle Exadata V2 as the platform for their own Oracle based solutions.
As part of the new OPN Specialized Program, Oracle is developing the Oracle Exadata Knowledge Zone with Guided Learning Paths and partner centric training materials that are scheduled to become available in the coming weeks.
An Oracle Exadata Specialization is also expected to be available shortly after OPN Specialized systems’ projected go-live date of December 1. (See accompanying announcement)
Oracle Exadata V2, developed by Sun and Oracle, is the world’s fastest database machine capable of both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications.
The Oracle Exadata Partner Program will roll out over the next several months. Details and information are available on the OPN portal.

Supporting Quote

“The Sun Oracle Database Machine is an enormous opportunity for Oracle and its partners,” said Judson Althoff, Oracle Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels. “This new program allows partners to expand their portfolios and participate with us to help increase the ecosystem of solutions and services for Oracle Exadata. As we ramp up this program, partners will be able to certify themselves for the Oracle Exadata Specialization in OPN. This will enable our customers to identify partners that best help them maximize their Oracle Exadata environments.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Innovation Showcase

For more than 32 years, Oracle has been a technology innovator, transforming the way business is conducted. To learn about Oracle’s latest technologies and history of innovation, visit the Innovation Showcase at oracle.com/innovation. And during Oracle OpenWorld (October 11-15), you can hear and interact with innovators from Oracle and its partners at oracle.com/openworld.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 21,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world's largest business software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for specialized levels.

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