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Oracle Marketing Cloud Extends Leadership with Next Generation of Cross-Channel Orchestration Canvas

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Marketing Cloud Extends Leadership with Next Generation of Cross-Channel Orchestration Canvas Marketers are able to more quickly and easily deliver personalized experiences at scale

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2016

Oracle today announced industry-first innovations to the Oracle Marketing Cloud that will transform the way consumer marketers interact with customers across channels. First to market in 2009 with the ‘Program Canvas’, these new enhancements make it easier for marketers to develop personalized customer experiences across web, mobile web, display, mobile apps and email, and to deliver these experiences based on unified consumer identities from different channels. For the first time, brands will be able to orchestrate a consistent and personalized experience to consumers at scale.

Consumer marketers are under intense pressure to deliver consistent and personalized experiences, but are challenged with working in teams that operate in silos using only channel specific customer data. Without the context of a unified consumer identity, marketers are just scaling batch and blast practices across multiple channels. To address this challenge, Oracle has introduced the next evolution in campaign management with its ‘Orchestration Canvas’, which helps brands align and manage marketing activities across channels and gain a holistic view of the customer. Oracle is making it quicker and easier to deliver the best experiences by offering a single platform for marketers to test, optimize and execute marketing campaigns for any digital touch point across the customer journey.

“Effectively orchestrating cross-channel marketing activities can be extremely complex for brands, but it is an area that marketing must tackle as discrepancies in experiences, and sometimes prices, erode trust and distance customers from a brand,” said Steve Krause, Group Vice President Product Management, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “To help our customers address these challenges, we have broken down the silos that typically separate marketing teams with our new cross-channel marketing solution. This will help improve collaboration and empower marketing to orchestrate relevant real-time experiences.”

The ‘Orchestration Canvas’ is a simple, yet sophisticated user interface of the Oracle Marketing Cloud that enables consumer marketers to efficiently manage experiences at every touch point throughout the entire consumer lifecycle. Additional enhancements include a Mobile App Visual Editor where marketers can test and optimize mobile experiences across their mobile apps and as a part of the cross-channel experience. With the new additions to the Oracle Marketing Cloud, marketers can now benefit from:

  • Adaptive Customer Path Creation and Optimization: The customer purchase path is unpredictable, inconsistent and spread across an increasingly diverse set of digital and offline channels. Orchestration Canvas allows marketers to create event- and behavior-driven adaptive paths that let customers dictate the next step in their interaction with a brand. Customers optimize their own path to purchase, creating less friction in the buying process and better buying experiences.
  • True Cross Channel Orchestration: Messages across channels can be generic, repetitive and irrelevant, which can weaken a customer relationship. Orchestration Canvas helps marketers connect all of a customer's identities across channels to a single, unified profile with a rich understanding of each individual. Marketers can use these enhanced profiles to provide more personalized and relevant customer experiences across channels.
  • Powerful, Marketer-Friendly Mobile Testing: Marketers can use a code-free, drag and drop interface to test and optimize mobile application experiences using everything from simple A/B tests, to complex Multivariate Testing and Segment Personalization. In addition, marketers use rich customer preference and behavior data from mobile campaigns to inform other marketing campaigns being managed on the Oracle Marketing Cloud.
  • Integrated Stack and Ecosystem: Marketers can unify customer data and applications through Oracle Marketing Cloud's integrated stack, helping teams across the customer experience chain – from marketing to sales, commerce and customer service - bring a rich, unified and personalized experience to customers. In addition, marketers can use prebuilt integrations with the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud to leverage preference and behavioral data from across all interactions to further enhance customer profiles.

An end-to-end solution that includes Oracle Commerce, Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud), Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Social Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud is one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Part of Oracle Applications Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

Contact Info Erik Kingham
Oracle
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erik.kingham@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Hybrid Histograms in Oracle 12c

Database Journal News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 08:01

The right statistics and histograms can provide improved performance for queries and reports.  Read on to find out about Oracle’s new Hybrid histogram.

Categories: Database

dbMigration .NET 3.7 released

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 01:00

I am happy to announce the new major release of dbMigration .NET 3.7. It is a simple, easy and intuitive multiple database migration and sync tool, with it you can easily migrate schema and data between different databases without complicated procedures.

Supported databases: PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQL Azure, LocalDB, MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Informix, Vertica, NuoDB, Teradata, Sybase ASE, Firebird, SQLite, SQLCe, Access, dBase, FoxPro, Text, Excel, ODBC, OleDB...etc.

Free, All-In-One, Portable, and Single executable file.

Major New features from version 3.2 to 3.7:

  • PostgreSQL 9.6+ compatibility
  • Added Migrating VIEWS/FUNCTIONS/SEQUENCES definitions (PG->PG)
  • Added Test mode (Only Top 100 Rows)
  • Massive performance improvements
  • Improved Automatic Mapping Types
  • Improved Data Synchronization
  • Improved Command-Line
  • ...and more
The new version is immediately available for download.
Categories: Database, Open Source

Rimini Street Permanently Enjoined from Illegally Accessing Oracle’s Software and Must Pay Oracle More Than $100 Million

Oracle Database News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 18:07
Press Release Rimini Street Permanently Enjoined from Illegally Accessing Oracle’s Software and Must Pay Oracle More Than $100 Million Court Finds Rimini Street Conducted Significant Litigation Misconduct

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 22, 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada granted Oracle’s motion for a permanent injunction against continued copyright infringement by Rimini Street and continued computer access violations by Rimini and its President and CEO, Seth Ravin, in Oracle’s long-running litigation against Rimini and Ravin. The Court also awarded Oracle $46 million in attorneys’ fees and costs against Rimini and Ravin personally on top of the $50M in damages awarded by the jury last year, including a $14 million award against Ravin personally. Additionally, the Court granted Oracle’s motion for an award of prejudgment interest, which we anticipate will exceed $24 million.

“The Court’s order sends a powerful message to protect innovators,” said Oracle’s General Counsel Dorian Daley.  “This order helps to protect Oracle’s investment in its software to benefit its customers and confirms that Rimini’s infringement was unrepentant. Rimini and Ravin continue to falsely assert that their conduct is permissible. Their customers and prospective customers are on notice of their grave misconduct and the consequences of that misconduct.”

The Court awarded the permanent injunction because “Rimini’s business model was built entirely on its infringement of Oracle’s copyrighted software.” The Court emphasized that “the evidence in action established Rimini’s callous disregard for Oracle’s copyrights and computer systems when it engaged in the infringing conduct.”  In awarding Oracle its attorneys’ fees, the Court noted that “Oracle successfully prevailed on its claim for copyright infringement as the jury found that Rimini infringed every one of the 93 separate copyright registrations at issue.” Further, the “$50 million verdict against defendants” was “five times the damages number presented at trial by defendants’ damages expert,” demonstrating Oracle’s “substantial success” against Rimini.

Significantly, the Court found that Rimini’s previous denial of copyright infringement was based on “a conscious disregard for the manner that Rimini used … Oracle’s copyrighted software,” and that Rimini’s “significant litigation misconduct,” including the intentional “destruction of evidence,” warranted the award of fees.

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle
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Announcement: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Enhancements: Support for new minor versions, Logical Replication, and Amazon RDS PostgreSQL as a source for AWS DMS

PostgreSQL News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 01:00

Starting today, you can take advantage of several new enhancements to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. These include new minor versions (9.3.14, 9.4.9 and 9.5.2), support for logical replication, event triggers, and the ability to use RDS for PostgreSQL as a source for AWS Database Migration Service.

New Minor Versions:

Customers can now launch new and upgrade their existing Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL instances to new PostgreSQL minor versions 9.3.14, 9.4.9, and 9.5.4, using either the AWS console or Amazon RDS API. These new minor version releases contain several enhancements and fixes to PostgreSQL. To learn more about these new versions, please refer to their release notes:

Release Notes for 9.3.14

Release Notes for 9.4.9

Release Notes for 9.5.4

Logical Replication and support for AWS Database Migration Services

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports logical replication on RDS for PostgreSQL versions 9.4.9 and 9.5.4. With logical replication, we have added support for logical decoding, and you can setup logical replication slots on your instance and stream changes from the database through these slots. A new rds_replication role, assigned to the master user by default, can be used to grant permissions to manipulate and stream data through logical slots. To enable logical replication, set the parameter rds.logical_replication to 1. These logical slots also enable the RDS for PostgreSQL to be used as a source for AWS Database Migration Service (DMS). You can learn more about using RDS for PostgreSQL as a source for DMS in the AWS Database Blog and RDS documentation.

Event Triggers:

Amazon RDS now supports the event triggers in PostgreSQL versions 9.4.9 and later and version 9.5.4 and later. The master user account can be used to create, modify, rename, and delete event triggers. Event triggers are at the DB instance level, so they apply to all databases on an instance. For more information about event triggers for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, refer to the RDS documentation.

New Parameter for RAM Disk Size:

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports a new parameter, rds.pg_stat_ramdisk_size, which can be used to define the system memory allocated to a RAM disk for storing PostgreSQL stats_temp_directory. Under certain workloads, it can result in improved performance and decreased I/O requirements. You can read about the details of the new parameter here in the RDS documentation.

All the enhancements mentioned above are available in all regions. You can learn more about Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL on the RDS product page and the RDS documentation.

Categories: Database, Open Source

Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:06
Press Release Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners Celebrates customers using Oracle PaaS and IaaS to drive business value

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

This week at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle honored the winners of the 2016 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards. This prestigious group of recipients is using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services in new and innovative ways to transform their businesses, drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage.

Thirty-one customers were chosen from around the world, spanning small and medium businesses to the largest enterprise, across a wide range of industries. This year’s winners include: Ambev, Avaya, BAMF, Calix, Cima Global, Cisco Capital, City of Hope, ClubCorp, Cummins, Inc., DX Marketing, Dubai Airports, Elbooq, ENEL, HCPA, Helsana Gruppe, IDEA Cellular, IDEXX Laboratories, La Caixa, Manchester Airport Group, Nacional Monte de Piedad, National Pharmacies, The Procter and Gamble Company, Rakuten, Renault, Safexpress, State Bank of India, SuiteBox, Tippett Studio and YellowDog.

“These awards recognize customers that are using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS together in unique and innovative ways to transform their businesses. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen our customers make a wholesale move in using the Cloud for just simple dev/test scenarios to running serious, enterprise workloads in the Cloud,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Cloud Platform and Integration products, Oracle. “We’d like to congratulate all customers on their well-deserved awards.”

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, the Cloud Platform Innovation Awards is an annual awards program recognizing customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services. Recipients of Oracle’s Platform Innovation Awards were selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation and the originality of architecture.

Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure enables organizations to move their enterprise workloads to the Cloud while providing their customers with a portfolio of highly innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, machine learning and IoT.

A few of the 2016 winners are:

HCPA Chose Oracle Cloud at Customer for Running Business-Critical Healthcare Workload

Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA) is a leading hospital in Brazil with 850 beds. It is well known for transplants and genetic research in Latin America and conducts over 600,000 consultations a year. Oracle Cloud at Customer allowed HCPA to run applications that handle healthcare data on their premises and enabling low latency connections to other on-premises applications.

“By moving to Oracle’s Cloud at Customer infrastructure with subscription based pricing, HCPA was able to immediately cut back $2.5MM in CapEx expense, and foresee additional savings as more workloads are moved to Cloud at Customer,” said Valter Silva, CIO, HCPA. “Oracle Cloud at Customer is fully managed by Oracle. As a result, HCPA has also significantly reduced our IT operating and staffing costs.”

IDEA Cellular Chose Oracle PaaS to Help Prevent Outages in its Most Mission-Critical Applications

IDEA Cellular, one of India’s leading wireless telecommunication providers, is using Oracle Management Cloud to help prevent potential outages and also to increase performance and efficiency of its mission-critical applications. Using Oracle Management Cloud, IDEA Cellular is able to monitor its Oracle and third-party applications to rapidly identify the root cause of problems before they become potential problems.

“IDEA Cellular has over 175 million wireless subscribers, and our mission-critical systems cannot afford downtime,” said Prakash Paranjape, CIO, IDEA Cellular. “Oracle Management Cloud’s machine learning techniques enable us to proactively identify potential operational trouble-spots even in our most complex applications, helping to prevent failures.”

Tippett Studio Chose Oracle IaaS to Store Special Effects Used in Biggest Blockbuster Movies

Tippett Studio, the animation and visual effects company behind incredible special effects in films like Jurassic Park, RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Twilight, Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens plans to move petabytes of archived digital content to the Oracle Storage Cloud Services to provide a global content repository for easy accessibility and sharing and to streamline its operations at cloud-scale economics.

“With Oracle Storage Cloud Services, we can access content from anywhere in the world much faster than with legacy IT gear and benefit from unrivaled economic value,” said Sanjay Das, COO, Tippett Studio. “We selected Oracle because it provided the most compelling business value for our growing animation and visual effects business while other public cloud services were priced up to 10 times more.”

For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:04
Press Release Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights Using Oracle’s Public Cloud Infrastructure, Grant Thornton unlocks insights from U.S. Workforce

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Oracle Corporation today announced that its Cloud infrastructure solutions are helping Grant Thornton LLP—a leading accounting and consulting firm—match its professionals to its client’s needs by providing a platform to tap large volumes of in-house workforce data.

To accomplish this, Grant Thornton and Oracle have deployed an analytics solution on Oracle Public Cloud—an effort that has unified Grant Thornton’s data sources, increased its data confidence and reduced data bottlenecks.

“We turned to Oracle because we wanted to tap big data to more effectively get the right client-service professionals in the right roles,” said Grant Thornton Chief People and Culture Officer Pamela Harless. “The ability to pair the correct people with carefully aligned projects is critical in the highly competitive world of professional services—and it’s why we chose an integrated Oracle Cloud infrastructure and analytics environment.”

According to Harless, Oracle Cloud maximized value and accelerated adoption through the Oracle Accelerated Buying Experience, which enabled Grant Thornton to procure the Cloud services quickly and easily – keeping the firm on track to meet its aggressive deployment timeline.

“We are excited about this partnership with Grant Thornton. The solution they built underlines the power, flexibility and agility of the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Don Johnson, vice president of product development at Oracle. “This partnership is an example of the modern investments we are making in building the next generation storage platform.”

Grant Thornton and Oracle hope to continue their collaborative relationship by jointly bringing similar workforce-analytics and big-data offerings to the marketplace.

To learn more about what Oracle Cloud can do for you, please visit us at cloud.oracle.com.

Contact Info Scott Thornburg
Oracle
+1.415.816.8844
scott.thornburg@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.

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Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:02
Press Release Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud Rapidly expanding integrated health delivery network chooses Oracle Applications Cloud to modernize systems and help drive growth

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance. The move to Oracle Applications Cloud will enable Adventist Health to support its strategic growth initiatives, simplify its technology infrastructure and lower costs.

An innovator for more than 150 years, with 20 hospitals, over 260 clinics and a workforce of 32,700, Adventist Health was struggling with aging legacy technology, built for a different era and was unable to meet the dynamic healthcare challenges of today. Following a competitive review that included Workday, Infor, and SAP, the organization selected Oracle Applications Cloud, including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Analytics Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud on the strength of its integrated breadth and depth of offerings, embedded analytics and the modern, easy-to-use interface of its applications.

“We wanted to modernize our systems by moving to the Cloud, but we also wanted a single, unified solution that comprehensively addressed a wide range of our business areas, with room to grow. Oracle met all these needs,” said Chip Dickinson, vice president for business solutions, Adventist Health. “With the Oracle Applications Cloud, we will have the modern tools that will enable us to best serve our workforce, our business operations, and most importantly, our patients and communities.”

Adventist Health will take advantage of Oracle ERP Cloud’s complete suite of capabilities across financials, procurement, and project portfolio management to help optimize its hospital and clinic network, and drive operational efficiencies while reducing costs. The solution’s available physical, data, and functional security, along with proven scalability, help ensure privacy and performance. Critically, Oracle ERP Cloud’s seamless integration with Oracle HCM Cloud will allow Adventist Health to tightly align talent requirements and investments to strategic growth plans.

With Oracle HCM Cloud, Adventist Health will be able to build a global common model for HR processes, deliver streamlined processes that reduce manual and duplicative efforts, and ensure tight HR process integration to drive complete and impactful reporting, analytics and payroll on a centralized system. Oracle HCM Cloud provides this through an enhanced user experience via a simple, scalable and intuitive design with mobile and self-service capabilities.

“We are proud to partner with Adventist Health to help them best manage and connect with staff, whether it’s through performance management, strategically aligning competencies to positions, or by providing deeper insight into organizational structuring,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “Oracle’s single unified Cloud shares data across business processes, allowing organizational leaders to keep employees engaged to best serve patient needs.”

With the Oracle Cloud, Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

For additional information, visit Adventist Health, Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:00
Press Release MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud Oracle Cloud solutions streamline payroll, core human resources and recruitment processes for the global money transfer business

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Oracle announced today that MoneyGram International Inc., the second-largest money transfer company in the world with $1.45 billion in annual revenue, has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed in 80 percent less time.

Serving more than 350,000 agent locations in more than 200 counties, MoneyGram was in need of a global tool that could accommodate the needs of its nearly 3,000 employees. The existing system required too many spreadsheets, and manual processes that were complex and did not scale. MoneyGram managers struggled to keep up with changing market demands and additions to new products and services for the sales team. The lack of a central global data storehouse for employee records and business information made it difficult to generate reports or analyze market opportunities.

Previously using a manual, on-premise service, MoneyGram opted for Oracle’s Cloud technology for its scalability and worldwide presence to help accommodate various country-specific HR issues and help streamline its global operations. MoneyGram selected Oracle HCM Cloud with specific functionalities including, Global HR, Payroll (U.S.), Workforce Compensation, Goal and Performance Management, Talent Review and Succession, and Recruiting and Onboarding. The Oracle implementation changed 25 percent of MoneyGram’s transactional infrastructure, executives said.

“MoneyGram needed a holistic approach to HR where scalability was one of the top considerations, and this is the main reason we looked at Cloud,” said Paula Peacher, senior director of Global Payroll and HRIS at MoneyGram. “Oracle HCM Cloud consolidated our payroll processes and helped us accommodate country-specific issues from a core HR standpoint. It assisted with security requirements from information to data privacy. It also increased efficiency and control and helped improve our process cycle times so we could be more responsive to market demands and maintain a competitive edge. Ultimately, our staff was able to cut time needed for new product introductions by 40 percent.”

The Oracle platform is delivering important time-saving benefits in the first year of implementation. Other benefits include savings in cost and the consolidation of multiple outdated and non-integrated legacy systems. MoneyGram executives estimate that the company has the potential to save millions of dollars by retiring outdated systems and transitioning to Oracle HCM Cloud. 

“Oracle is delivering bottom-line benefits for companies such as MoneyGram through innovative, flexible and unified cloud solutions,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “A tightly integrated system leads to more data integrity for the company and is ultimately more beneficial for their customers in the long-run.”

To learn more about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog

Contact Info Jennifer Yamamoto
Oracle
+1.916.761.9555
jennifer.yamamoto@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

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Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:45
Press Release Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison New Oracle Database-as-a-Service is 20 years ahead of Amazon Web Services

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison today demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Ellison shared benchmark test results that showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) performed up to 105X faster for Analytics workloads, 35X faster for online transaction processing (OLTP), and 1000+X faster for mixed workloads compared to Amazon DBaaS. Ellison also showed that the Oracle Cloud is optimized for running Oracle Database while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not. An Oracle Database running on the Oracle Cloud performed up to 24X faster than an Oracle Database running on AWS.

“Oracle’s new technologies will drive the Cloud databases and infrastructure of the future,” said Ellison. “Amazon are decades behind in every database area that matters, and their systems are more closed than mainframe computers.”

Ellison also announced the availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Oracle Cloud with the launch of the new Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service. This service provides the full enterprise edition of the Oracle Database running on the database-optimized Exadata infrastructure. Starting at just $175 per month, Ellison showed this Cloud service is lower cost than similar offerings from Amazon. 

With the launch of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Cloud first, Oracle has demonstrated that the Oracle Cloud is the most optimized, complete and integrated Cloud for Oracle Database. The latest release provides organizations of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and open Cloud environment. In addition, the world’s #1 database includes a series of innovations that add state-of-the-art technology while preserving customer investments and supporting their transition to the Cloud.

Ellison shared detailed analysis during his keynote that showed how the new Oracle DBaaS delivers unparalleled performance for analytics, OLTP and mixed database workloads. In a direct comparison between Oracle DBaaS and Amazon databases, Ellison shared the following analysis:

  • Oracle Cloud Database performed dramatically faster than Amazon Cloud Databases in benchmark tests

    • Oracle Cloud was up to 105X faster for analytics than Amazon Redshift
    • Oracle Cloud was up to 35X faster for OLTP than Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon is 20 years behind Oracle in database technology

    • Amazon Aurora is missing critical OLTP features that Oracle shipped 20 years ago, including scalable read-write clusters, parallel SQL and the ability to replicate encrypted databases
    • Amazon Redshift is missing critical analytics features that Oracle shipped 20 years ago, including table partitioning, materialized views, support for rich data types and sophisticated query optimization
  • Amazon databases do not support mixed workloads

    • Oracle ran analytics workloads 1000+ times faster than Amazon Aurora, Amazon’s OLTP database.
    • Oracle ran OLTP workloads 1000+ times faster than Amazon Redshift, Amazon’s analytics database.
  • Amazon databases are more closed than IBM Mainframe databases, and are not compatible with on-premise enterprise database applications

    • Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift and Amazon DynamoDB only run on AWS
    • With AWS, organizations can’t use dev/test for on-premises, can’t use disaster protection for on-premises, management is incompatible with on-premises
    • Amazon databases are not compatible with existing enterprise database applications such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server and Teradata and force organizations to throw away decades of on-premises investments

Ellison also demonstrated that AWS is not optimized for the Oracle Database:

  • Oracle Database was up to 24X faster for analytics on the Oracle Cloud Platform than on Amazon Web Services
  • Oracle Database was up to 8X faster for OLTP on the Oracle Cloud Platform than on Amazon Web Services
  • AWS has limited storage performance: Amazon Elastic Block Storage limited to 48,000 IOPs/nodes, which is 8X slower than Oracle Cloud; Amazon Elastic Block Storage limited to 800 MB/sec/node, which is 19X slower than Oracle Cloud
  • AWS cannot scale-out Oracle across nodes: AWS provides no support for Oracle Real Application Clusters

Oracle is the only vendor with true workload portability across on-premises and Cloud deployments. This helps ensure customers can continue to leverage their existing investment, keep costs down and easily benefit from the efficiency of Cloud. With proven continuous innovations and industry-leading performance across the entire platform from infrastructure to database, including support for mixed workloads, Oracle Data Management Cloud is the leader today and in the future.

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “We are preserving your existing investment and allowing you to move it to the Cloud where you can save money, run faster, more securely, and more reliability than you can in your own datacenter. This is a big deal and a big difference. You simply cannot do this with Amazon. Moving applications and data into Amazon is a lot of work.”
  • “Amazon Web Services are simply not optimized for the Oracle Database. I’ll go further than that. Amazon Web Services aren’t optimized for their own databases either, as you will see. It doesn’t get better, it gets worse. Amazon, who pioneered infrastructure as a service, is still delivering first-generation infrastructure as a service.”
  • “Oracle continues to innovate as we move from Internet computing to Cloud computing. So if a Cloud database is in your future, and I think it is, which Cloud is best for database? Why do you think I’m asking that question? I have an opinion. The Oracle Database is optimized for Cloud computing.”
  • “Our whole strategy over the years has been to make your data and workloads portable, so you can migrate. So you have a lot of choices in a current generation of computing. And then, when a new generation of computing comes along, you can migrate to that as well. Customers always have choices.”
  • “There is no choice with Amazon. You run on Redshift. It only runs on Amazon. There is no choice whatsoever. Once you move in to AWS, you cannot move out. If they raise prices, get out your checkbook.”
  • “We develop Linux, our own version of Linux, open source, contribute back to the community.  We develop MySQL, open source, contribute back to the community. They don’t do that. AWS is more closed than an IBM mainframe.”
  • “The Exadata Express Cloud Service is our new entry-level version of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. It’s priced very aggressively at $175 a month.”
  • “Speed of light is not instantaneous. If you’re in London and accessing a server in Phoenix, it takes longer than if you’re in London and accessing a server in Scotland. So it’s very important to keep the data and the datacenters close to the users. And we do that by building these regions all over the world.”
  • “We run on premise. We run in Amazon. We run in IBM. We run—we run at Microsoft. We run every place. We give you lots of choices. We run on the hardware of your choice. We run on specialized machines like Exadata. We can put our public cloud behind your firewall, or you can use our public cloud, lots and lots and lots of choices.”
  • “Amazon has three databases, Aurora for OLTP, Redshift for analytics and DynamoDB, which is it’s NoSQL database. All three run only in AWS, no place else.”
  • “Why does Oracle Public Cloud run the Oracle Database so much better than the Amazon Public Cloud? Well, on our infrastructure, if you look at this, our storage performance, our I/Os per second, are eight times better than Amazon.”

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http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/database-cloud-services-comparison-3227721.pdf

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Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:30
Press Release Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation A Center of Excellence powered by Oracle Cloud is designed to modernize government services and enable smart city solutions

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle CEO Safra Catz and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis

Oracle CEO Safra Catz and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis sign a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate digital transformation and develop a smart city Center of Excellence powered by Oracle Cloud.

Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to accelerate the state’s digital transformation initiatives. Leveraging Oracle Cloud solutions, Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra will develop the State’s smart city program, with the goal of making the State’s urban landscape more livable and inclusive, while driving economic growth.

According to the MoU, Oracle and the Maharashtra Government will create a Center of Excellence (CoE) to help accelerate its smart city program and modernize the Government’s technology solutions. The CoE, housed in Mumbai, will serve as a research platform to design, develop and test new capabilities that will deliver better government-to-citizen (G2C) and government-to-business (G2B) services. Benefiting from the power of the Cloud, the CoE will enable rapid innovation with minimal capital expenditures. In addition, the CoE will offer a flexible and scalable common framework, as well as a team of experts, allowing individual cities to scale and replicate its solutions.

The proposed projects, to be finalized before the end of the calendar year, include:

  • Smart city in a box
  • Mobile platform for service questions
  • Unified app development for services like drivers license renewals or property tax payments
  • Digital platform to deliver smart city services across the state
  • Connected infrastructure across all devices, kiosks and citizens
  • Infrastructure services for equipment and IT
  • Resources to manage transportation logistics, including analytics, asset tracking, fleet management
  • Resources to manage utilities, including water and power

Many of these projects will support the government’s e-services[1] program aimed at citizens, visitors, business establishments and government officials. Both Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra will invest in IT infrastructure, training and skillset resources as well as management of the CoE.

The Government of Maharashtra, the largest state economy in India[2], initiated a program in April to develop 10 smart cities[3], adding to the 33 announced by the central government in the 100 smart cities initiative[4].

“Cloud computing has changed the landscape of governance. It has the power to enable inclusive growth and to transform the state into a digitally empowered society,” said Shri Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister, Government of Maharashtra. “Together with Oracle, we want to build a new, efficient, transparent and inclusive system that benefits our people. The CoE is a step in that direction and will make more government services available with the click of a button. I look forward to working with Oracle on this important mission.”

“We are thrilled to further our commitment in India by working with the Government of Maharashtra and the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to help position India as a world-class design and manufacturing epicenter. The Cloud Center of Excellence powered by Oracle will play a key role in improving the lives of the people of this state,” said Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle Corporation. “By moving to the Cloud, the Government has the opportunity to create a digitally empowered society and a growing knowledge economy. We look forward to making this partnership a success.”

This follows Oracle’s recent commitment with the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to support the country’s global digital leadership. Oracle unveiled a massive, state-of-the-art campus centered in Bengalaru, nine incubation centers throughout India, and an initiative to train more than half a million students each year to develop computer science skills.

[1] Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/pune/maharashtra-to-launch-50-online-public-services-on-october-2/
[2] Source: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/maharashtra-is-biggest-state-economy-says-report/article7937851.ece
[3] Source: http://www.smartcitiesprojects.com/maharashtras-22-smart-cities-integrated-plan-naina/
[4] Source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/kMLIQKW3xIqOUzFJ5sZadN/Smart-cities-More-names-of-cities-to-be-announced-today.html,
Source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/eER1ilL9HJY6QF5k2skS3J/Smart-cities-the-first-20.html

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Oracle Empowers Cloud Developers

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:02
Press Release Oracle Empowers Cloud Developers New tools, services and initiatives support open, modern and easy cloud development projects

JavaOne, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Extending its support for the developer community, Oracle has unveiled the next generation of Cloud services and development tools at JavaOne 2016, as well as a range of developer-focused initiatives. By giving developers a choice of programming languages, databases, compute types, operating systems and virtual machines, integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools, Oracle provides developers with the choice and flexibility needed to quickly and easily build modern applications in the Cloud.

As Cloud deployment becomes the norm for enterprise workloads, developers need to build applications using microservices, APIs, containers, DevOps processes and platform capabilities that support analytics, integration, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). Oracle has enhanced its development tools and Cloud services, and introduced other new initiatives in order to give developers friction-free, instant and immersive access to the latest technologies in the Cloud.

At JavaOne 2016 in San Francisco, Oracle showcased major enhancements to the Java Platform and the introduction of MySQL, the world’s most popular Open Source database, to the Oracle Cloud Platform. In addition, Oracle shared details on new Oracle Cloud Platform services that are specifically designed to support developers, and launched a new Web portal, developer.oracle.com, that provides developers with a single place to find the tools, technologies and resources needed for any development project that uses Oracle technology.

Extended Commitment to the Java Platform

To help developers meet the demands of new cloud-based models, Oracle continues to work closely with key partners in the Java ecosystem to drive significant evolution of the Java platform.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (SE) 9 will include new capabilities as well as updates that support the latest development standards and specifications. Project Jigsaw will help developers make applications more scalable, more secure, faster and easier to maintain, while JShell will make it easier for developers to run and test snippets of code. Oracle continues to work closely with the OpenJDK Community to lay the groundwork for Java SE 9. More than 500 companies, organizations and individuals now contribute to the OpenJDK project and well over seven million lines of code have been developed.

Java Enterprise Edition (EE) future versions will support delivering an enhanced model for reactive programming that helps developers build large-scale distributed systems, which are built asynchronously, are loosely coupled and are event based. In addition, future releases will include multitenancy in Cloud environments and improved security, including support for new authentication models such as OAuth and OpenID Connect. Support for multitenancy in Cloud environments will also be part of the proposal, and a new configuration model supporting Docker and other container technologies will be introduced.

  • "We welcome the announcement of Java EE 8 for the Cloud and microservices," said Mitsuharu Nagayama, senior director of big data solutions and services of Hitachi. "Hitachi contributes to society through the Social Innovation Business. Cloud and microservices that activate IT assets are very useful to enable the realization of this. We are anticipating the continuous evolution of Java EE to provide these benefits."

  • "The move to Cloud has become a powerful trend among Fujitsu's customers," said Hideki Nozaki, vice president of application management middleware division at Fujitsu Limited. "With this major update to Java EE 8 focused on cloud and microservices, Fujitsu looks forward to providing its customers an update to its Java EE compatible Interstage application server, thereby simplifying their shift to the Cloud. We continue to work with the Java community to develop technologies that benefit society."

  • "We welcome Oracle's effort to leverage enhancements for cloud computing to Java EE 8,” said Nobuhiko Kishinoue, general manager of the cloud platform division at NEC Corporation. "NEC has successfully provided a Java EE compatible application server, WebOTX, providing mission critical web application infrastructure to Japan and other markets for more than 18 years. Recent movement to cloud computing including container and microservice technologies has a strong impact on enterprise systems. Oracle's new proposal enables us to help our customers transition to the cloud seamlessly, while preserving their existing investments in Java EE."

New Data Management Capabilities in the Cloud

Helping developers innovate and carry out digital transformation initiatives, Oracle launched Oracle MySQL Cloud Service. Built on the proven MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Cloud, Oracle MySQL Cloud Service provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise-ready cloud service that enables organizations to securely and cost-effectively develop and deploy MySQL-based applications globally at scale.

The launch of Oracle MySQL Cloud Service brings the world’s most popular open source database to the Oracle Cloud Platform and extends the complete suite of cloud services that Oracle provides to help organizations rapidly build and deploy rich applications. Developers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can rely on the most comprehensive MySQL offering in the cloud, with advanced features, tools and support to accelerate the time to market of their new modern applications.

In addition, Oracle is introducing Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service. Oracle NoSQL Cloud Service provides a high performance, key-value database supporting JSON, Java, Node.js and Python developers for transactional and Big Data applications. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service provides low cost, fully managed access to Oracle Exadata.

New Cloud Platform Capabilities for Developers

Extending its commitment to helping developers build and deploy rich applications in the Cloud, Oracle has extended Oracle Cloud Platform with new Oracle Cloud Platform Services and major new enhancements to Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). New and enhanced Cloud services to support developers include:

  • Oracle Application Container Cloud Service: Now includes PHP native runtime support to help developers quickly deploy, run and scale PHP web applications in the Cloud.

  • Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: Enables developers to create, secure and manage APIs (for API first applications such as those built using microservices) with zero code and end-to-end transaction insight. The innovative new service will enable developers to run an API gateway either on-premises, within the Oracle Cloud, or on third-party cloud platforms.

  • Oracle Mobile Cloud Service: Now includes support for chatbots that deliver intelligent and contextual conversations across multiple messaging channels, enabling developers to enhance the user experience on mobile apps.

  • Oracle Container Cloud Service: Expands Oracle’s support for Docker containers by enabling developers to easily run, orchestrate and manage containers in the Cloud. Oracle now offers pre-built containerized images for its products to help developers adopt Oracle technologies inside containers for development, testing and production environments.

  • Oracle Solaris: As a member of the Open Container Initiative, Oracle highlighted how it will be bringing native Docker support within Oracle Solaris. Containers will leverage Solaris key features such as security, efficient virtualization, ZFS cloning, smart file system and multi-platform compatibility for both SPARC and x86 systems.

New and Extended Developer Community Initiatives

Reinforcing its commitment to working with the developer community, Oracle is launching a number of developer-focused initiatives at JavaOne 2016. They include:

  • New Developer Roadshow: Beginning in January 2017, Oracle will launch Oracle Code, a developer roadshow that will include technical sessions, hands-on labs and interactive experiences. Events are planned in 20 cities including San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Bangalore and Prague. 
  • New Developer Portal: The new developer.oracle.com will direct users to free trials, downloads, documentation, tutorials, an extensive list of developer tools and resources, and an active community of users. 
  • Oracle Academy: Engages educators and more than three million students in 110 countries annually in computer science (CS) education and activities. By supporting the White House’s CS for All and Let Girls Learn initiatives, Oracle encourages a diverse range of students to become tomorrow’s technology innovators, developers and coders.
  • Oracle Cloud Marketplace: Provides quick and easy access to 450 OSS tools, frameworks and platforms that developers can use to build on Oracle Cloud Platform.
  • Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Summit: Oracle will continue to offer the OTN Summit, a virtual event series that brings together Oracle presenters with Oracle ACEs and JavaChampions to deliver hands-on-content. Content on demand is available here: community.oracle.com/community/technology_network_community/OTNSummit/
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Oracle Unveils Low Code Platform to Easily Extend SaaS Applications

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Unveils Low Code Platform to Easily Extend SaaS Applications Visual application development platform enables business users and developers to extend services and build new applications with little to no coding

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle today unveiled Project Visual Code, a complete cloud-based application platform for low-code development. With this innovative new platform, customers can quickly and easily build and publish bespoke, stand-alone applications or extend applications by visually creating and publishing new integrated applications to meet any business need.

The real-time enterprise has made it necessary for organizations to rethink application development in order to keep up with rapidly changing demands. IT teams are often stuck with a backlog of work, which means the business can’t always get applications delivered quickly enough to capitalize on new opportunities presented by digital transformation. To help solve this challenge and democratize app development, Oracle has introduced Project Visual Code, which enables business users to quickly and easily develop and extend enterprise applications.

“Businesses need to be dynamic to remain relevant in today’s fast-paced business environment,” said Bill Pataky, vice president of product management for tools and frameworks at Oracle. “Project Visual Code introduces an effective way for business users to innovate in tandem with IT. It enables business users to extend and enrich off-the-shelf applications and build new solutions that can increase business efficiency and drive better results.”

“More than ever before, AD&D pros must obsess over their user interface designs. Today, customers and employees expect to access applications from a wide range of devices, putting additional pressure on developers. Low-code vendors employ familiar drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG techniques to speed user interface (UI) creation,” wrote Forrester analysts John Rymer and Clay Richardson in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016. The report goes on to say that many vendors “support responsive design, which automatically adapts forms and UIs based on the user's device and screen resolution.”

With the new Project Visual Code, customers will be able to utilize a library of responsive user interface components and complete applications – made available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace—to add features that can be embedded directly into their own applications, environments or even existing Oracle Cloud applications. With minimal coding needed and intuitive visual design capabilities, business users and citizen developers can easily create the applications they need on their own, with little to no involvement from their IT department.

Built on a standards-based architecture, the new platform also enables customers and partners to create a rich ecosystem of modular user interface building blocks as well as complete applications. In addition, with its best-in-class mobile development features, the new platform enables the creation of on-device mobile applications that work even in disconnected mode.

Oracle’s Project Visual Code includes:

  • Builder: Oracle provides a visual tool for creating and hosting Web and mobile business applications through a no-code-required, browser-based development approach. This new version enables the creation of reusable applications that can be exported and imported between customers. It also introduces the ability to integrate reusable UI components and external services.
  • UI Design System: A new visual design system complements modern layouts and supports a responsive approach for multi-channel applications.
  • UI Component Architecture: Leveraging Oracle’s open source JavaScript Toolkit, reusable components can be designed and used to build native mobile and web applications.
  • Business Objects: Developers and business users can build applications over any REST based service or leverage the platform to easily create new objects for any custom data requirements. This enables users to create their own business objects and set validation rules, or take advantage of Project Visual Code’s scripting capability to define any rule their business requires.
  • Application Marketplace: Customers and partners can access, share and sell complete applications as well as functional UI components with specific capabilities, all built on the new Project Visual Code. Within the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, public catalogs allow partners and developers to open up new revenue streams and sell their components and applications, while private catalogs enable organizations to create an internal repository of shared resources to be used among various departments.

Project Visual Code enables me to create a complete application including database and rich responsive UI in minutes without writing a single line of code,” said Luc Bors, technical director at eProseed. “I like the fact that as a professional developer, I can add more advanced capabilities with a bit of JavaScript code.”

"As Oracle introduce more and more APIs from its SaaS applications through the Service Catalogue, I can incorporate them in my own business applications,” said Debra Lilley, vice president of Certus cloud services at Certus Solutions. “The similar UI experience and single sign-on makes this the ideal tool for building simple and very quick extensions to SaaS."

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Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Transforms the Cloud Infrastructure Market

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:10
Press Release Oracle Transforms the Cloud Infrastructure Market New Cloud services deliver unparalleled choice, performance and flexibility

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Oracle today introduced the broadest array of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings in the industry, which include bare metal cloud servers that are 11.5X faster and 20 percent cheaper than the fastest solution offered by the competition. The new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform enable customers to get the best of both multi-tenant and single-tenant environments and include Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, Oracle Container Cloud Service and enhancements to existing Oracle Cloud services.

While the business benefits of the public cloud are increasingly clear, organizations face a myriad of performance, security and management concerns that mean they can’t simply abandon all of their existing IT practices and move all workloads to a multi-tenant cloud world. The latest enhancements to Oracle’s IaaS portfolio help organizations address this challenge by providing the ability to harness the benefits of Cloud while retaining many of the benefits provided by a corporate data center.

Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services are a high-scale public cloud offering and include bare metal cloud servers in a fully virtualized network environment. The innovative new services deliver high performance database-as-service, network block storage, object storage and VPN connectivity. In addition, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services provide a secure, private and high-performance software defined Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) that allows customers to treat Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services as a secure and elastic extension of their on-premise network. Additionally, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services maximize network throughput by providing direct connectivity between compute and storage nodes.

The regional deployment of Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services consists of three completely fault-independent availability domains, enabling customers to build high availability, high durability applications in the Cloud. Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services seamlessly interoperates with existing Oracle Cloud Platform offerings, helping customers build mission critical applications that take full advantage of available services on the Oracle Cloud.

Built on the foundation of the most modern datacenter, network and server infrastructure, the Oracle Bare Metal Services are designed with a fundamentally differentiated approach to Cloud platform development that gives customers choice and flexibility on their journey to the Cloud. This included ultra-dense compute servers that provide the industry’s best performance for enterprise workloads as well as the highest IOPS and the highest bandwidth storage servers available anywhere in public cloud offerings. As a result, Oracle customers can achieve 10X the throughput and IOPS of the best offering on competing Clouds, at a lower price. In addition to high performance, by not having software run on the compute hosts, Oracle is able to reduce potential points of failure and deliver the best possible security available in Cloud.

Further extending the Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle also announced Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, the general availability of Oracle Container Cloud Service and several significant enhancements to existing Oracle IaaS offerings.  

Oracle Ravello Cloud Service is the first cloud service in the industry that enables organizations to take enterprise VMware and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) workloads and run them in the public cloud without any changes. With Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, customers can run VMware natively on public cloud without requiring VM conversion, application reconfiguration or networking changes. It is also the only service in the industry that allows enterprises to have full L2 and L3 networking flexibility in the public cloud.

Oracle Container Cloud Service provides organizations with a Docker-compatible way to deploy application stacks with a single click. Registry integration capabilities, enterprise-grade application orchestration, and application scheduling and service scaling capabilities make the Oracle Container Cloud Service a uniquely compelling option for cloud developers.

Oracle has also introduced Oracle FastConnect – Standard and Partner editions – to help customers reliably and securely connect their datacenter to the Cloud. With the addition of Oracle FastConnect, Oracle now offers some of the broadest connectivity and peering options available in the industry, including IPsec VPN for easy setup, MPLS to connect to existing enterprise networks and Fast Connect for quick peering.

Oracle Cloud Platform offerings now also support Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service in addition to unparalleled support for Oracle’s existing Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

“As more and more enterprises leverage the Cloud, they want a simple, seamless way to migrate their large and complex IT infrastructures to the Cloud, and to use the security and management controls that their IT teams already know,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development, Oracle. “The latest additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform enable organizations to seamlessly connect their existing resources to the Oracle Cloud using Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and select from a wide variety of compute services including bare metal, virtual machines and engineered systems as if it were a part of their own datacenter.”

“We strive to accelerate our customers’ ability to build Cloud applications with DataStax Enterprise (DSE) with the most optimized Cloud infrastructure platform,” said Matt Rollender, vice president of cloud, OEM and channels at DataStax. “Deploying DSE clusters in the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud was easy and delivered impressive performance and very low latency response times which is a requirement for many of our customers. We’re excited to deepen our partnership with Oracle Cloud to offer a distributed database solution for our customers to build globally responsive and intelligent Cloud applications that deliver real-time value at epic scale.”

“We are excited about the results we are seeing with Oracle’s Bare Metal Cloud, with regard to the architecture, performance and scalability,” said Patrick Sullivan, managing partner and Oracle global technology lead at Accenture. "This enhances our clients’ ability to accelerate their journey to the Cloud.”

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Oracle Unveils Unmatched Cloud Platform Based on #1 Database and #1 Middleware to Accelerate Move of Enterprise IT to the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:08
Press Release Oracle Unveils Unmatched Cloud Platform Based on #1 Database and #1 Middleware to Accelerate Move of Enterprise IT to the Cloud New Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings make it easier to move, secure and optimize workloads, development and data in the cloud

Fully compatible from entry-level to the largest critical database workloads

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Oracle today announced a series of major innovations across the Oracle Cloud Platform that are designed to give organizations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the Cloud. At the heart of Oracle’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is Oracle’s new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) based on Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Oracle’s new database is being made available in the Cloud first, providing businesses of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and flexible Cloud environment.

For nearly 40 years, more than 300,000 customers have trusted Oracle database technology to run database applications. Today, Oracle is bringing that speed, scale and reliability to the Cloud with a new DBaaS offering. Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is fully compatible from entry-level to the largest database workloads and enables businesses to take advantage of on-premise-grade capabilities to run database development, small to mid-sized business and departmental applications, as well as enterprise applications in the Cloud.

Oracle today also unveiled new enhancements and Oracle Cloud Platform offerings including comprehensive tools for all application development models. This includes simplified migration and extension of enterprise workloads in the Cloud, tools for Cloud native, and low-code development. PaaS enhancements unveiled today also include nineteen new Cloud services including: Container Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, Big Data Cloud Services and Oracle Analytics Cloud Services.

Today’s announcements by Oracle come at a time when many organizations have found themselves wanting to leverage the cost and simplicity of the Cloud but have yet to make the move. Concerns about security, scale and complexity, uncertain migration paths, fragmented toolsets, and inconsistent user experiences have left many businesses sitting on the sidelines in search of a Cloud offering with the on-premise-grade capabilities enterprise IT requires. With today’s announcements, Oracle is delivering the end-to-end capabilities enterprises need to take full advantage of the Cloud.

“Oracle Cloud Platform enables developers, IT, and line of business leaders to easily leverage the Cloud for any workload,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. “Oracle Cloud Platform offers an integrated offering across IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, because that’s what the enterprise customer demands. Oracle makes it easy to run our open standards based Platform as a Service in the public cloud with high performance and availability.”

Next Generation Database-as-a-Service

Today’s release of Oracle’s world’s number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, coming first in the Cloud, marks a new era of magnitude and innovation for the enterprise. Building on its unique multi-tenant architecture and in-memory technology, Oracle’s flagship database is poised to exceed today’s requirements and future-proof enterprise against the exponential data sprawl of tomorrow with faster analytics workloads and unrivalled support for database magnitudes up to hundreds of terabytes.

Oracle Database will also help reinvent productivity for DevOps while bolstering security by enabling rapid setup and teardown of new databases as well as advanced configuration to combine the world-class performance of Oracle Exadata engineered systems with Oracle’s unique pluggable database technology. This next-generation standard of performance is now available as an entry-level solution for small to medium sized databases in production, development and testing—starting at just $175 per month with Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service.

For enterprises to build on top of the world’s number one database, Oracle today released a range of new PaaS services that make it easier to develop, move, manage and connect in the Cloud.

New Approaches for Cloud Application Developers

With Oracle PaaS, developers have more choice than ever to develop on-premise or in the Cloud, using a variety of languages and services. Oracle’s Application Container Cloud Service now includes support for PHP, along with Node.js and Java. Applications composed from multiple PaaS services can be created, scaled and managed as a single unit with the new Oracle Cloud Stack Manager. In addition, enterprises can migrate Java EE apps to the Cloud automatically using Oracle AppToCloud while adding capabilities like active standby and increasing cluster size as the application is moved to the Cloud. Anyone can author complete applications from a browser without coding skills, using the Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service low-code development platform to extend services with pre-populated Oracle Software-as-a-Service APIs or custom services from a common REST API catalog.

Oracle Developer Cloud Service also makes collaboration between developers easier by integrating with popular collaboration tools like Slack, Hipchat, Hashicorp's Packer and Terraform and including agile management features for managing sprints, tasks and backlogs.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service now provides actionable insights and engagement across multi-channels and micro locations to improve the customer experience. It also provides an intelligent and contextual Chatbots experience across multiple messaging channels like Facebook Messenger, Slack, Kik and others.

Proactive Cloud Security with Identity and Analytics

Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a new Cloud-native security and identity platform that quickly integrates with Cloud applications using open standards and allows user identities to be managed across Cloud and on-premise deployments.

Security is further enhanced with the new Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service in the new Oracle Management Cloud that uses machine learning to help identify threats and provide early warnings. Oracle Management Cloud is the first fully integrated tool to manage the lifecycle of enterprise applications. It uses machine learning to monitor and analyze end-to-end operational data across heterogeneous environments, detect anomalies and help ensure performance and compliance.

Simplifying Application and Data Integration across Multiple Clouds and On-Premise

Developers can use Oracle API Platform Cloud Service to create, secure and manage their APIs with zero code and pre-built analytics charts, while being able to run the API gateway within the Oracle Cloud, on-premise or on third party clouds. Zero-code orchestration for Cloud to on-premise integration is also now available with Oracle Integration Cloud Service which includes more than fifty pre-built adapters for apps including Ariba, Concur, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Slack, Twilio, Twitter and more.

Oracle’s Data Integration Cloud Service offers streaming replication and extract, transform and load capabilities for a variety of use cases including data migration and to support data warehouse style workloads that move data across PaaS, including Oracle Database as a service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, and even non-Oracle DBaaS. Oracle Data Integration Cloud includes a unified design environment for developing MapReduce transformations, transforming structured data and developing Hive-based transformations, all in a single utility. Oracle delivers an industry first in its ability to replicate data in near real-time or in batches from on-premise to the Cloud or from one Cloud to another.

Using Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, customers can deploy out-of-the-box IoT applications such as Asset Monitoring, Production Monitoring, Fleet Monitoring or Connected Worker. The IoT Cloud service delivers simplified connectivity through device virtualization, streaming and predictive analytics. This combines in-motion data collected from devices, at-rest contextual data residing in the ERP and CRM applications and pre-existing integrations with business applications like Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards and Oracle’s PeopleSoft.

Big Data and Analytics Unleashed in the Cloud

Oracle Big Data Cloud Services adds many new services and capabilities including support for Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, and NoSQL technology. Oracle Big Data Cloud Service Compute Edition is a fully managed, elastic service, providing a platform for big data management and analytics. Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service is a fully managed, elastic service that supports the loading, processing and analysis of streaming data and the development and deployment of streaming applications. Oracle DataFlow ML Cloud Service supports streaming and batch data movement and transformations, with machine learning recommendations for mapping, profiling, and enriching big data. Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service delivers predictable high performance for the most demanding NoSQL applications. Finally, Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service offers one fast SQL query on all big data stored in Hadoop, multiple NoSQL databases and Oracle Database.

Oracle Analytics Cloud lets enterprise empower anyone to ask any question of any data using any device, in the Cloud, on-premise, or both. This includes Oracle Essbase Cloud Service, a new Cloud solution that enables enterprises to transform unreliable spreadsheet-based processes into streamlined collaborative models in minutes. Adding to rich visualization and self-service discovery capabilities, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service now interprets data to automatically create smart insights and make business more productive. It includes smart data connectors to more than 40 sources, self-service data preparation and packaged analytic applications for sales, marketing, human resources and finance.

Contact Info Alex Shapiro
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:06
Press Release Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications Oracle adds to its industry leading Cloud portfolio with new SaaS Cloud services and enhancements

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Building on its position as the industry’s leading Cloud Applications provider, Oracle today unveiled its strategy for next generation Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud offerings that blend third-party data with real-time analytics and behavioral inputs to create Cloud Applications that adapt and learn. The result: intelligent Cloud Applications that automatically offer individualized recommended actions and streamline the tasks of business users such as human resource or finance professionals. 

Called Adaptive Intelligent Applications, these next generation Cloud offerings are based on the insights contained within Oracle’s Data Cloud, which is a collection of more than 5+ billion consumer and business profiles, with over 45,000 attributes. When activated, these new Adaptive Intelligent Applications use Oracle’s web-scale data and apply advanced data science to learn and ingest data about an organization’s users and their behaviors to deliver targeted information to customers and employees. The insights from these deep analytics build a knowledge base that helps improve business results across organizations.

R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and CEO at Constellation Research said: “Machine learning applications and analytics provide huge opportunities for customers to monetize their existing businesses and accelerate digital business. Success requires a large corpus of data, strong expertise in data science, massive compute power, industry and domain expertise, and breadth of application solutions. More importantly, machine learning techniques are here today and the ability to adapt on demand is what separates the hype from the reality.”

“A company’s data is its most valuable weapon. To remain competitive today, companies must access their information in real time to intelligently forecast and grow,” said Steve Miranda, Oracle’s executive vice president of applications development. “Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications leverage anonymized information from our extensive Data Cloud to optimize existing Cloud Application functionality. When this is combined with a company’s own data, we are able to provide unparalleled customized insights to help enhance business performance.

Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications have direct benefits for functional business units, providing them with actionable business and customer insights to make more informed decisions:

  • Finance professionals can nimbly negotiate best supplier terms, while optimizing cash flow needs and balancing costs—especially during critical financial events such as the end of a quarter or for a high volume of payables.
  • Human Resources recruiters can automatically identify best-fit candidates in the shortest time and HR managers can create job descriptions that will help candidates more efficiently find the best and most well-suited positions.
  • Marketing and Commerce managers can drive higher conversion rates, lift, repeat purchases, and ultimately, revenue, with smart, contextual offers and recommended actions for individual consumers.
  • Supply Chain managers can automatically find the best options to distribute goods around the world, while optimizing costs and price for both the buyers and the transporters to provide the best value freight and transportation options for enterprise shippers.

“Within the foreseeable future, every enterprise application will be a smart application that intuitively learns from interactions with an enterprise’s data. Oracle’s new Adaptive Intelligent solutions take this value proposition a step further. They are set apart from others by allowing the intelligent applications to learn from billions of anonymized consumer and business profiles available from Oracle.” said Dave Schubmehl, research director of cognitive systems and content analytics for IDC. 

Building on its industry-leading suite of Cloud Applications, Oracle further expanded its SaaS portfolio with additional new Cloud Applications and enhancements that span sales, marketing, finance, human resources, and other areas of business. Some of the new offerings include: 

  • Oracle Engagement Cloud, part of Oracle’s Customer Experience Cloud portfolio, is a new offering, which combines Oracle’s sales and service capabilities in one, providing a unique combination of sales automation, service request management, knowledge management, and customer self-service. Oracle Engagement Cloud enables organizations’ employees to deliver both sales and customer services from a single screen, powering a one-stop customer experience. Oracle Engagement Cloud helps improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, while increasing up-sell opportunities, particularly for organizations providing high-touch and high value customer engagements, such as wealth managers, enterprise sales reps, or managers who need access to service request in industries such as financial services, high tech and industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, and communications.
  • Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close (FCCS) Cloud, part of Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Cloud portfolio, enables Chief Financial Officers at organizations of all sizes to minimize risk, provide transparency, and ensure accurate results of the close. Able to rapidly deploy in weeks, Oracle FCCS provides CFOs the operational agility they need to effectively communicate their financial results to internal and external stakeholders, to quickly consolidate the operating results of an acquired business to help ensure compliance, and to scale globally without a need to re-implement core financial processes or systems.
  • Oracle Revenue Management Cloud, part of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, increases visibility into the status and value of contracts, delivers compliant revenue recognition, and creates configurable and auditable revenue entries. The solution allows companies to adhere to the ASC 606/IFRS 15 core principles, accelerating the transition to the new accounting standards. Oracle ERP Cloud’s new enhancements deliver new support to Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and their organizations with revenue recognition standards and multi-period accounting capabilities. Driving efficiencies and controls, Oracle ERP Cloud also enables organizations to scale globally with multi-language, multi-GAAP, multi-currency, and localization extensions that can transform finance organizations. As the most complete, modern, and proven ERP Cloud solution, Oracle ERP Cloud’s rapidly expanding customer base includes strong momentum in the public sector and with state and local governments.
  • Oracle Student Cloud’s new Oracle CX for Higher Education uses Oracle’s intuitive mobile technology to help recruiters boost their pipeline by targeting and qualifying best-fit prospects via social, email, and SMS CRM capabilities. Oracle Student Recruiting Cloud’s embedded analytics also help improve forecasting and monitor and optimize recruiters’ performance in their territories. Student Management Cloud is Oracle’s first application of student information systems (SIS) in the Cloud. It provides a student management roadmap and the foundation for nontraditional university functionality in a comprehensive, next-generation SIS that supports changing academic models by managing flexible academic structures, personalized learning, just-in-time intelligence, and BYOD access.
  • Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud’s latest release provides healthcare solutions to manage complex labor rules and contractual terms that enable customers to define eligibility rules for core Human Resources and criteria for benefits, absence, time, and labor and payroll. Oracle also helps provide an added layer of auditing, which can be easily managed in the Cloud. Additional global and industry extensions for higher education, retail, manufacturing, public sector, and professional services, also make it easier for multinational organizations to deploy and configure the solutions with expanded localizations for 99 countries.
  • Oracle Internet of Things Cloud collects data and conducts analysis in real time. Line of business users, such as Manufacturing Plant Managers, can monitor real-time quality control, get early insights into predictive maintenance needs, improve worker and equipment safety, and optimize yield through Oracle’s IoT Cloud Applications.
  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud updates enable increased flexibility, reduced costs, and improved performance and visibility across the business. This comprehensive foundation allows forward-thinking organizations to optimize their global supply chains from ideation to design, to order capture, to manufacturing and planning, to shipping and logistics. Leverages the additional insights available through capabilities such as the Internet of Things and Oracle Data Cloud, Oracle offers the Intelligent Supply Chain.
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Offering for Analytics in the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:04
Press Release Oracle Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Offering for Analytics in the Cloud Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive set of capabilities spanning packaged content, expert models, and data services as well as platform, applications and infrastructure

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Oracle today announced a number of innovations in analytics that give organizations a unified and complete suite of Cloud services to unlock value from their data. The new Oracle Cloud services enable businesses to fundamentally transform the way they generate insights from people, algorithms, processes and machines and deliver them to their users with intuitive visualizations, creative narratives and predictive outcomes using expert models and adaptive learning.

The industry's only end-to-end solution for business analytics, Oracle Analytics Cloud includes a high performance analytic processing infrastructure at scale; a broad suite of tools for data preparation, discovery, visualization and collaboration; a pre-packaged suite of domain-specific machine learning models; packaged best-practice analytic key performance indicators (KPIs) to run your business; and large scale, curated public data sets all designed for analytics.

“Public Cloud deployments of business analytics software are still in relatively early stages of adoption. However, the market for Cloud deployments are expected to grow at a rate 5x greater than on-premises and other deployment methods. Oracle Analytics Cloud embraces the emerging hybrid data management and analytics architecture, delivers self-service data access and analysis, and will embed cognitive/AI functionality. These capabilities make the company well positioned to take advantage of this market opportunity.” Dan Vesset, group vice president, Analytics and Information Management at IDC.  

Oracle is the only company that unifies all these components of a modern analytics foundation including:

High Performance Infrastructure for Analytics at Scale

Oracle provides a complete set of very high-performance, elastically scalable infrastructure services designed for analytics processing on data of various types, shapes, and speeds:

  • Infrastructure: hyper-efficient compute, block and object storage infrastructure in the Cloud provides the best performance and scalability for analytic processing.
  • Elastic Analytics Platform: elastic Hadoop, Spark, and data streaming using Kafka allows customers to create elastic clusters to process data with MapReduce and Spark.
  • Flexible Data Storage: includes high-performance Object Storage, HDFS, Oracle Database and key-value/NoSQL engines.
  • Smart Options for Data Ingestion: includes streaming for high speed real-time and event data, and high-volume data replication across varied sources.
Powerful Capabilities for Data Preparation, Discovery, Visualization, and Collaboration

Built on the high-performance analytics infrastructure, Oracle provides a complete suite of tools to enable anyone in the company to derive insights and share them: 

  • Data preparation to ingest, profile and cleanse data using a variety of algorithms.
  • Data flow allows data stewards to prepare, transform and aggregate data and then run machine-learning models at scale.
  • Data discovery makes it easy for subject matter experts to collaborate with data science teams, blending intelligent analysis at scale, machine learning, and statistical modeling.
  • Data visualization empowers anyone to visualize any data and glean insight on any device, on premises and in the cloud.
  • Data collaboration offers everyone proactive conversational content and drives ongoing interaction around smart insights.
  • Data-driven interfaces enable application developers to extend, customize and embed rich analytic experiences in their application flow.
Packaged Analytics and Machine Learning Models

Extending intelligence across the enterprise requires knowing the right metrics to measure and getting the guidance to understand those metrics in every aspect of the business. Unlike other vendors who provide platforms without data or expertise, or only offer artificial intelligence as the solution, Oracle delivers data, intelligence and expertise together. This includes hundreds of person years of analytical expertise tailored to multiple industries and business functions, embedded in core applications and extensible via a cloud-based analytics platform:

  • 8,000+ best practice KPIs for roles across a variety of functions including sales, marketing, service, finance, human resources and supply chain.
  • Optimized solutions with pre-built analytics for the largest portfolio of industry specific solutions including Communications, Construction and Engineering, Education, Financial Services, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail and Utilities.
  • Smart Applications that adapt based on packaged machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to provide intelligent predictions and recommendations.
  • Domain-specific applications for industries such as asset monitoring, production monitoring of manufacturing and supply chain systems, fleet management and connected workers.
  • A collaborative Oracle Cloud community for users to share analytics and expertise by exchanging data models, machine learning solutions, and algorithms.
Packaged Curated Data Sets to drive Analytics

To drive more effective marketing, selling, e-commerce and customer service, Oracle also offers packaged and highly curated data sets to drive more effective business processes and more targeted analytics.

  • Oracle Data Cloud: the world’s largest data marketplace intelligently aggregates and normalizes data across more than 5 billion global consumer profiles, with over 45,000 different dimensions from 1,500 providers. This unique data marketplace gives enterprises deep insight into their customers and prospects and can be activated through a suite of adaptive intelligent applications powered by deep learning models that operate at web-scale to learn about users and their behaviors.

“Competition in the cloud is changing,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle. “Inexpensive computing and storage are important, but the real game changer is creating business value through better insight. Only Oracle ties all the data, technologies, and expertise together to deliver that value for our customers. It’s that simple.”

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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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ClubCorp, eHarmony and Lyft Tap Oracle Cloud to Help Accelerate Innovation and Lower Costs

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:02
Press Release ClubCorp, eHarmony and Lyft Tap Oracle Cloud to Help Accelerate Innovation and Lower Costs Top global and innovative digital brands choose Oracle to run their businesses

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

From the world's largest companies to industry disrupters and leading consultancies, Oracle Cloud is redefining the future of enterprise software and helping to transform businesses around the world. Boingo Wireless, SUPERVALU, and Telefonica UK, are just a few of the many organizations who have selected Oracle to help them take advantage of the Cloud to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage. Oracle Cloud is experiencing exceptional growth and now has more than 20,000 customers.

This week at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, featured customer speakers ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson and HSBC Global Services CFO Joanna Fielding will share their stories on stage with Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. Additionally, as part of more than 2,500 innovative sessions, customer and partner speakers from top global brands and emerging companies will talk about how they are using Oracle Cloud to help drive success, including Airbnb, American Airlines, American Express, Arby’s, Coach, The Clorox Company, Comcast, DocuSign, eHarmony, Facebook, FedEx, Gap, Goldman Sachs, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, IDEA Cellular, JCPenney, Lyft, McGraw-Hill Education, MoneyGram, Orange, Pandora Media, NBCUniversal, Nintendo of America, SGS, Skanska, Sur La Table, T-Mobile, Tippett Studio, Twitter, United Airlines, Vodafone, Volkswagen AG and Wells Fargo.

“Our customers see significant advantage in a comprehensive, integrated suite of Cloud capabilities across all layers of the Cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle. “But where we really differentiate is by integrating the layers in unprecedented ways. There is tremendous power in that integration as it provides customers with unparalleled choice, flexibility and security.”

ClubCorp Selects Oracle Cloud

With a portfolio of more than 200 golf and country clubs and business, sports and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, ClubCorp is the largest owner and operator of private golf, country clubs and business clubs in the US. The clubs in its network serve more than 430,000 members and 20,000 employees.

ClubCorp is modernizing its IT environment and migrating to the Oracle Cloud to run a mix of Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Additionally, newly acquired clubs and members will be on-boarded more quickly and seamlessly to optimize profit.

“We anticipate that moving our entire IT environment to the Oracle Cloud will have an incredible impact on our business model in many ways, including our ability to serve our clubs and their members,” said Patrick Benson, CIO, ClubCorp.

Oracle Cloud enables organizations to move their enterprise workloads to the Cloud while providing their customers with a portfolio of highly innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, social, mobile and IoT.

For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Accenture and Oracle Expand the Accenture Oracle Business Group to Include Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offerings

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:01
Press Release Accenture and Oracle Expand the Accenture Oracle Business Group to Include Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offerings Accenture becomes the first cloud managed service provider across Oracle’s public cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) have announced that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will now be available through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, adding to the already-existing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities. The expansion of capabilities further positions Accenture as Oracle’s largest global systems integrator (GSI) and a leader in Oracle Public Cloud.

The Accenture Oracle Business Group was launched in April 2015 to deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Public Cloud that help clients with their digital transformation goals, realize the benefits of the Cloud faster and help reduce risk. Following an initial focus on the public, financial and hospitality services sectors, the combined business group has grown to support federal, insurance, health, higher education, oil and gas, and utilities industries. The extension to IaaS now means that the robust set of industry solutions will be available across a comprehensive Cloud suite of offerings, including both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads.

“Oracle is expanding their Cloud capabilities at an impressive pace, and we are pleased to now provide joint clients with a complete suite of offerings and industry solutions through the Accenture Oracle Business Group,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer. “The addition of new IaaS offerings reflects our ongoing commitment to help clients achieve value through Oracle’s Cloud solutions and solidifies Accenture’s position as the first managed services provider for Oracle’s Cloud portfolio.”

“The growth of the Accenture Oracle Business Group showcases the continued strength of our more than two decade relationship with Accenture,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle. “Oracle is excited to announce Accenture as the first partner in our new Cloud Managed Service Provider Program. We look forward to Accenture’s ongoing role as a leading service provider for migration, implementation and managed services within Oracle’s Public Cloud to help mutual clients on their journey to the Cloud.”

With the addition of IaaS to the Accenture Oracle Business Group, Accenture has launched the following offerings:

  • Accenture migration services factory for Oracle IaaS
  • Accenture database performance lab for Oracle IaaS
  • Accenture managed services for Oracle Public Cloud (across SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)

Accenture will also migrate several of its Oracle offerings to Oracle IaaS and delivering them through the Accenture Oracle Business Group. The offerings will be supported on Oracle IaaS and include Accenture Enterprise Services for Government, Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle and Accenture Life Sciences Cloud.

Accenture has been widely recognized by analyst firms as a leading Oracle implementation and managed services GSI. With this extension to IaaS, Accenture has achieved the prominent position of a leading Oracle services provider across Oracle’s Cloud portfolio—spanning SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS (including Oracle Cloud Machine).

The Accenture Oracle Business Group has been especially successful in its inaugural year with more than 70 clients added. The growth of the combined business group strongly positions the deep technology expertise of Accenture and Oracle’s expansive set of Cloud solutions to help these pioneering leaders effectively move to the Cloud.

Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Diamond and Global Cloud Elite-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, please visit www.accenture/oracle.

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candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com Oriana Branon
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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Partners Accelerate Innovation and Customer Success in the Cloud with Oracle

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Partners Accelerate Innovation and Customer Success in the Cloud with Oracle New Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program pairs partner services with Oracle’s leading cloud platform to drive datacenter transformation for customers in the cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 19, 2016

Companies are increasingly looking to the Cloud to stay competitive and drive datacenter transformation. However, many lack the internal skillsets and resources needed to manage complex Cloud migrations and ongoing maintenance, or have the need to shift those resources to areas of strategic innovation. Enabling customers to speed up success in the Cloud with support from the right partner and platform, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today announced the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program.

Available to partners with the skills and infrastructure to build, deploy, run and manage both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads, the program enables OPN members to offer a complete managed service solution for workloads running on Oracle Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.

The partner will be able to buy Oracle Cloud Platform based on the unique needs of the customer, package their MSP services, and sell the integrated solution through a streamlined business model. Partners reap the benefits of building their services on a world-class Cloud infrastructure and customers get the complete solution they need to optimize their Cloud initiatives—helping reduce risk, cost and complexity.

Early partners participating in the program include Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Dimension Data, Fujitsu, Hitachi Consulting, Infosys Limited, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra Limited, and Wipro Limited.

“Cloud represents a huge opportunity for our partner community and Oracle will continue to innovate new programs and offerings that help them grow and thrive in the Cloud,” said Sanjay Sinha, vice president, Platform Products, Oracle. “The new MSP program is a win-win for our customers and partners, as it enables us to work in tandem to provide the solutions and services needed to accelerate time to value and success in the Cloud.”

Sample services provided by Oracle Cloud MSP partners can include: cloud advisory, service migration, DevOps, provisioning and orchestration, monitoring, incidence and change management, and Cloud optimization, among many others.

“Cloud represents the new tech battle ground as companies of all sizes look to modernize their infrastructure to stay competitive,” said Steve White, program vice president, Channels and Alliances, IDC. “The new Cloud MSP program from Oracle offers partners and customers an avenue to pair leading services with Oracle’s Cloud platform to help orchestrate this evolution to the Cloud in an efficient model.”

Helping Partners Grow their Business in the Cloud

Demonstrating the strong market demand for Cloud MSP support, a recent report from 451 Research found that Managed Services at Cloud Service Providers are expected to grow from $17B in 2014 to $43B in 2018.

To participate in the program, partners must meet a specific set of criteria. This includes meeting the conditions of an Oracle Cloud MSP Partner Validation Checklist, which will be audited by a third party, as well demonstrate a minimum level of competency in Oracle IaaS and PaaS products. 

Oracle Cloud MSP partners will receive sales and go-to-market support, and can promote their offering with specific Oracle Managed Service Provider branding. OPN also today unveiled the Oracle Cloud MSP Knowledge Zone providing partners with key enablement resources and support throughout their engagement in the program.  

Partners interested in becoming an Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider can also learn more at: http://bit.ly/2cLgNFt

Contact Info Candice van der Laan
Oracle
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candice.van.der.laan@oracle.com About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers an intuitive user interface to browse and search for available applications and services, as well as user ratings and reviews to help customers determine the best business solutions for their organization. With its new automated application installation features, customers can easily deploy provider business applications from a centralized cloud interface.

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About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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