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November/December 2014


Partner News
New Oracle PartnerNetwork Programs and Incentives

Oracle recently announced new partner resources, incentives, and programs to help Oracle PartnerNetwork members unlock the potential of new technologies, such as Oracle Cloud. New programs include the Oracle Cloud Referral Program, Oracle Cloud Resell Program, and additional Oracle Cloud specializations.

The Oracle Cloud Referral Program provides an easy way for partners to participate in opportunities for Oracle Cloud services. Through the program, Oracle PartnerNetwork members at any level can receive compensation for Oracle Cloud business referred to Oracle.

The Oracle Cloud Resell Program offers qualified partners the opportunity to resell Oracle Cloud services, creating a sustainable new revenue stream over the lifetime of their customer’s Oracle Cloud subscription, including add-on, upgrade, and renewal opportunities.

New Oracle Cloud specializations are available for Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud, including financials and procurement, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud, and Oracle Customer Experience Cloud including Oracle Sales Cloud. Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status allows Oracle partners to showcase their expertise in selling and implementing specific Oracle solutions.


Two Partners Earn Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Status

Two Oracle partners have earned Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for their solutions. To achieve the status, Oracle partners meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community. Partners may select from a wide range of specializations across Oracle’s product portfolio.

Aurionpro, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for both the communications and media and entertainment industries. Aurionpro provides solutions to help Fortune 1000 companies be more efficient through domain-driven software and consulting offerings.

Performance Architects, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved the status for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. Performance Architects partners with clients to create significant improvements in enterprise performance.


Three Partners Earn Oracle Exastack Ready Status

Three partners have earned Oracle Exastack Ready status for their solutions. Oracle Exastack Ready status indicates that partners support their applications with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, or Oracle SuperCluster and their component products including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle VM, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic Server. Recently, Oracle extended its Oracle Exastack Ready program to include Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Oracle Gold Partner FORBIS’ FORPOST banking software system achieved Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready, and Oracle SuperCluster Ready status.

Oracle Gold Partner WANdisco’s Non-Stop Hadoop for Oracle Big Data Appliance version 1.9 data availability and consistency solution achieved Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready status.

Oracle Gold Partner Sichuan Jiuyuan Yinhai Software’s YHHIS healthcare application achieved Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready, Oracle SuperCluster Ready, Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, Oracle Linux Ready, Oracle Solaris Ready, and Oracle VM Ready status.


Five Partners Earn Oracle Gold Partner Status

Five Oracle partners achieved Oracle Gold Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork. These partners are eligible to qualify for specializations and to develop and sell across Oracle’s entire product portfolio.

Amplifinity, a developer of social sales and marketing technology platforms, was recognized for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in delivering its Advocacy Management Platform, which enables enterprise B2B and B2C companies to generate high-quality leads by leveraging their customers, employees, and third-party influencers to advocate on their behalf.

Aspect Consulting, an IT consulting services organization, was recognized for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in delivering services and solutions from Oracle’s comprehensive applications and product portfolio.

KEYW, a provider of cybersuperiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions for the United States government and commercial enterprises, achieved recognition for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in delivering solutions and services for Oracle’s engineered systems.

Prevue HR Systems, a publisher and supplier of tools that support informed and validated hiring decisions, was recognized for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in job benchmarking and delivering psychometric job-fit assessments.

Therap Services, a provider of electronic documentation software for intellectual disability and developmental disability service providers, was recognized for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in delivering a fully accessible and responsive electronic documentation software solution.


Five Partners Earn Oracle Validated Integrations

Five partners have earned Oracle Validated Integrations, demonstrating that their solutions are designed in a reliable way, have been tested as functionally and technically sound, and perform as documented.

Beacon Application Services, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has earned Oracle Validated Integration between BEAM Changeand Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2. BEAM Change automates change control activities within Oracle’s PeopleSoft application lifecycle.

Jobaline.com, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Validated Integration for its eponymous online jobs marketplace with Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service. Jobaline.com enables more than 75 million hourly workers in the United States to find and apply for jobs from virtually any computer, tablet, or phone.

Kewill Flagship, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Validated Integration between Kewill Flagship and Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management. Kewill Flagship is a high-volume multicarrier shipping management system.

Premier Group, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Validated Integrations between its SmarterCommerce Point of Sale (POS), Ecommerce, and Payment Processing 4.0.5 solutions with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. SmarterCommerce POS solutions provide touchscreen POS capabilities at retail store and counter sales locations, Ecommerce enables customer service through websites and dealer portals, and Payment Processing integrates with Oracle’s JD Edwards to handle online payment.

Solix Technologies, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Validated Integration between Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) and Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. Solix EDMS enables organizations to implement database archiving, test data management, data masking, and application retirement.


Three Partners Earn Oracle Exastack Optimized Status

Three partners earned Oracle Exastack Optimized status for their solutions. The Oracle Exastack Optimized program enables Oracle partners to develop, test, and tune their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems. Recently, Oracle extended its Oracle Exastack Optimized program to include Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

PCS, an Oracle Platinum Partner that delivers integrated software solutions for financial institutions, achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status for PCS Wealth Management version 2.1. PCS Wealth Management automates wealth management business processes for asset-management service providers.

Symphony EYC, a retail and distribution improvement company and Oracle Platinum Partner, achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status for Symphony EYC Supply Chain Management. Symphony EYC Supply Chain Management is a retail supply chain optimization solution.

TAS Group, a developer of electronic money payment card management, payment systems, and securities trading software and an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Exalogic Optimized status for TAS Network Gateway. TAS Network Gateway is an advanced enterprise application integrator that manages and controls the exchange of interbank messages and file transfers with domestic and international networks.


Book Beat
Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Advanced Programming Techniques

By Michael McLaughlin and John Harper
Oracle Press
Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Advanced Programming Techniques provides an aggressive approach for solving complex PL/SQL programming challenges. Information-packed chapters guide readers through key topics in four distinct parts: Java in the Database; File I/O; Application Security; and Applied Technologies. The book provides best practices for employing advanced features quickly as well as downloadable code samples.

Expert Oracle Database Architecture, Third Edition

By Thomas Kyte and Darl Kuhn
Apress
Now in its third edition, Expert Oracle Database Architecture continues to offer authoritative advice. The fully revised third edition covers developments up to Oracle Database 12c. Significant new content covers the latest cloud features and the use of pluggable databases. Each feature is taught in a proof-by-example manner that discusses what the feature is, how it works, how to implement software using it, and the common pitfalls associated with it.

OCP Oracle Database 12c Advanced Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-063)

By Bob Bryla
Oracle Press
Prepare for the Oracle Database Advanced Administration exam with the new OCP: Oracle Database 12c Advanced Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-063). The guide covers the exam objectives in detail, including installation, configuration, tuning, database management, backup and recovery, security, and more. Each chapter includes examples, practice and lab questions, and a summary. The book also features an exam readiness checklist, drills, and sample exam questions.

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