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Dear Partners,

During these challenging times we remain committed to help each of you keep your team safe by applying social distancing while ensuring remote business continuity. So I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the initiatives we are taking to provide our continued support:

1) We have extended our online collaboration capabilities for our employees to communicate with you and your customers. 

2) We have increased our online training offerings with two (2) guided learning paths to update your Sales and Sales Consulting teams on the latest version of MySQL 8.0 from the safety of your home. Also starting in Q4 we are offering virtual MySQL 8.0 Implementation bootcamps and to get your certification. Finally each region has, at your disposal, an array of webinars for you and your customers on different subjects.

3) We are helping our partners establish a digital relationship with their customers and prospects via the Oracle Digital Marketing Center. This platform is a simple and cost-effective way to deliver high-impact digital marketing tactics designed to help you automate and optimize your marketing efforts all while expanding your digital footprint. The platform has 3 complete MySQL campaigns for your immediate use.

So we invite you to read more about all the tools and resources available at your disposal, and invite you to reach out to your regional channel manager with any additional questions.

Rich Mason
SVP and General Manager, MySQL GBU

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The Oracle Partner of the Year Awards is a chance to celebrate the achievements and the vital contributions of partners. The Oracle awards, took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s awe-inspiring Dome on March 12th London, UK. As a centre for innovation and creativity, it’s the perfect venue to celebrate the year’s successes.

This year, MySQL had a place at the 2019/20 awards where David Gilfillan was proud to present a category for ‘EMEA MySQL Partner of the Year’. Shortlisted partners also received subcategory awards.
(Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we are muting PR around the event until normal times resume)

2019/20 Award Categories & Winners:
• Best Performing MySQL EMEA VAD & Overall EMEA MySQL Partner of the Year - Arrow ECS
• Best Performing MySQL EMEA VAR (Public Sector) - SCC
• Best Performing MySQL EMEA System Integrator - CAP GEMINI
• Best Performing MySQL EMEA VAR (Private Sector) - SoftwareONE AG
• Best Performing MySQL EMEA Consultancy Services - PAR-TEC S.p.A

Congratulations to all partners for their outstanding contribution throughout 2019/20 and to Arrow ECS for winning the overall MySQL award.
Important Q4 Information
Q4 FY20 Cut-off Dates 
As we get closer to Q4-end please keep in mind that the cut-off dates for partner orders submission are:

Offline Orders sent to the MySQL Deal Desk: 
Orders <200K May 27th (Wednesday – 6 p.m. Local Country HQ Time)
Orders >200K May 31st (Sunday – 11:59 p.m. Local Country HQ time)

Complete Electronic Orders Submission (via Cloud Portal, Oracle Store, Partners/VADs via Oracle Partner Store (OPS), and XML)
May 31st (Sunday – 9 p.m. Local Country HQ Time)*
*Excludes MEXICO, CHILE, PERU, BRAZIL, and KENYA. These countries must meet local statutory requirements and hence follow different submission cutoffs which will be announced later in the Quarter.

If you have any questions related to partner orders, contact your local MySQL Channel Manager.
Digital Marketing Made Easy
As an OPN Partner, you are now able to automate email campaigns at no additional cost on the Oracle Digital Marketing Center. Register today to get access to a library of ready to execute MySQL digital campaigns designed to help you establish a digital relationship with your customers/prospects. If you are already registered on the platform, simply access the digital campaigns in the Resources section below.
Q4 MySQL Enterprise Edition Webinar 
Learn how you can tap into a new stream of revenue and help your customers keep their data available and secure while significantly reducing TCO at the same time with the upcoming webinar.
Why MySQL High Availability Matters for Your Customer's Business
May 13, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Register Now

Why Choose MySQL Enterprise Edition
Why Choose MySQL Enterprise Edition. Help your customers upgrade from MySQL Community Edition to MySQL Enterprise Edition to handle the challenges that arise when applications become vital to critical business functions and revenue. 

Access this digital campaign here
MySQL Security Campaign
Activate this email campaign and generate new leads and sales with MySQL Security.

Check out New MySQL Security Campaign
MySQL High Availability campaign
Activate this social media campaign to show your customers how they can get the high availability and reliability they need with MySQL. 

Check out MySQL HA campaign here 
New MySQL Solutions Engineer Learning Path & Badge
The new MySQL Solutions Engineer Specialist learning path is intended for our partner’s solutions engineers, consultants and pre-sales representatives who wish to gain foundational knowledge in order to help them properly position MySQL Enterprise Edition to their customer base. Passing the assessment with a score of 80% or more will allow you to earn the MySQL Solutions Engineer Specialist badge.

Start this on-demand, self-paced training today!
MySQL Sales Specialist Learning Path & Badge
The MySQL Sales Specialist learning path is intended for partner sales representatives who wish to gain foundational knowledge in order to help them properly position and sell MySQL Enterprise Edition to their customer base. Passing the assessment with a score of 80% or more will allow you to earn MySQL Sales Specialist badge.

Start this on-demand, self-paced training today!
New Oracle MySQL 8.0 Training and Certification
Learn all you need to know about MySQL 8.0 tasks you need to perform and then sign-up for the MySQL 8.0 Certification that aligns with the training. Getting certified can ensure that you can put into practice what you have learned, can enhance your career and can help you gain the confidence you need.
Learn more about MySQL 8.0 Training 

User Group members can expand their knowledge with a 30% off promotion on digital content.
Attend a Live MySQL event in your area to get your MySQL questions answered directly by the MySQL experts at Oracle on the latest product releases and features, their applicability and benefits for your products.

Check out MySQL Live Events page
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