SPECIALIZATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

 

Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Solutions

The Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Specialization Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure solutions. The Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure is a complete infrastructure architecture with documented best practices for the deployment and optimization of an enterprise cloud infrastructure. The Oracle ECI Solution Addresses each layer of the infrastructure stack using Oracle's powerful SPARC T-Series and Sun x86 servers with Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, network, virtualization, and management products.



Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Engineered Systems

The Oracle Exadata Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Exadata solutions. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto private clouds. Oracle Exadata Database Machine provides a complete package of servers, storage, networking and software that is immensely scalable, secure and redundant. Topics covered in this specialization include: Administration, Configuration, Hardware, Exadata Software, Migrating Databases and Best Practices. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Exadata.



Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and X2-8

Engineered Systems

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and X2-8 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Exadata solutions. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto private clouds. Oracle Exadata Database Machine provides a complete package of servers, storage, networking and software that is immensely scalable, secure and redundant. Topics covered in this specialization include: Administration, Configuration, Hardware, Exadata Software, Migrating Databases and Best Practices. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Exadata.



Oracle 11g Data Warehousing

Database

This specialization focuses on the features and options for data warehousing with Oracle, including: Parallelism, Partitioning, The result cache, OLAP, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Oracle Data Integrator, and The Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative. In addition, the specialization will cover the use of ROI to establish value for data warehouse projects.



Oracle Database 12c

Database

The Oracle Database 12c Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Database 12c solutions. Oracle Database 12c continues to lower costs and deliver a higher quality of service by: clustering and consolidating enterprise application databases onto fast, reliable and scalable private clouds, maximizing availability and eliminating idle data center redundancy, accelerating performance by compressing data onto low-cost storage partitions, securely protecting information and enabling compliance, and doubling DBA productivity and reducing the risk of change. Topics covered in this Specialization include: Market Definition, Trends and Business Drivers, Product Overview, Positioning Points, Pricing and Packaging, Installation and Administration, Performing Backup and Recovery, and Managing the Oracle Database Software.



Oracle Database 11g

Database

The Oracle Database Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Database Solutions. Oracle Database continues to lower costs and deliver a higher quality of service by: clustering and consolidating enterprise application databases onto fast, reliable and scalable private clouds, maximizing availability and eliminating idle data center redundancy, accelerating performance by compressing data onto low-cost storage partitions, securely protecting information and enabling compliance, and doubling DBA productivity and reducing the risk of change. Topics covered in this Specialization include: Overview of Product Features and Functions, Positioning Points, Licensing, Installation and Administration, Configuring the Oracle Network Environment, Managing Storage Structures, Performing Backup and Recovery, and Managing Oracle Database Software. Oracle partners who achive this specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Database 11g Release 1 and Release 2.



Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning

Database

The Oracle Database Performance Tuning Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Database Performance Tuning Solutions. Oracle Database Performance Tuning enables users to use the Oracle supplied tools for monitoring, and diagnosing SQL and Instance tuning issues, use database advisors to correct performance problems proactively, identify problem SQL statements and tune SQL performance problems, monitor the Instance Performance using Enterprise Manager, as well as to tune instance components, primarily using Instance parameters. Topics covered in this Specialization include: Basic Tuning Tools, Performance Management, Performance Analyzer and Performance Optimization. Oracle partners who achieve this specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Database Performance Tuning.



Oracle Database Appliance

Database

The Oracle Database Appliance Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Database Appliance solutions. The Oracle Database Appliance is a fully integrated system of software, servers, storage and networking in a single box for a wide range of custom and packaged OLTP and Data Warehousing applications. It is designed to help our mid-market customers reduce complexity, risk, and costs. The Oracle Database Appliance offers our customers unique pay-as-you-grow software licensing to seamlessly scale from 2 cores to 24 processor cores, without any hardware upgrades. Topics covered in this Specialization include: Market Trends and Business Drivers, Product Overview, and Pricing and Licensing. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Database Appliance.



Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Database

The Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Specialization recognizes partners proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing solutions with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. Enterprise Manager technology enables Administrators, Consultants, Datacenter Managers, Developers and others to reduce complexity and increase efficiency with applications to disk monitoring and management capabilities for the Oracle stack. Partners can use it for managed or business services like infrastructure, platform, or software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). The Enterprise Manager product line provides a complete, integrated and business-driven management approach for traditional, cloud or hybrid environments.
Specialization topics include: Oracle Application, Database, Middleware, Virtualization, and Hardware Management, Application Performance, Engineered Systems, Lifecycle, and Heterogeneous Management. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, Plug-ins & Connectors, Packs for Oracle & non-Oracle technology, Oracle Fusion Applications & Middleware, Database, Enterprise Manager Ops Center, Oracle VM, Enterprise Linux, Solaris and Storage



Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c

Database

The Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c solutions. Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c enables a single database to run across a cluster of servers, providing unbeatable fault tolerance, performance, and scalability with no application changes necessary. Oracle RAC offers: 24/7 availability, on-demand scalability, flexibility, lower costs, world-record performance, and grid computing. Topics covered in this Specialization include: Overview & installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure, Administration, Management and Troubleshooting of Oracle Clusterware Components, and Overview, Installation, Administration, Backup and Recovery, and Monitoring and Tuning of a RAC Database. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c.



Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g

Database

The Oracle Real Application Clusters Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle Real Application Clusters solutions. Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, enables a single database to run across a cluster of servers, providing unbeatable fault tolerance, performance, and scalability with no application changes necessary. Oracle RAC offers: 24/7 availability, on-demand scalability, flexability, lower costs, world-record performance, and grid computing. Topics covered in this specailization include: Overview and Installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure, Administration, Management and Troubleshooting of Oracle Clusterware Components, and Overview, Installation, Administration, Backup and Recovery, and Monitoring and Tuning of a RAC Database. Oracle partners who achive this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Real Application Clusters.



Oracle FS1 Series Systems

Server and Storage Systems

Oracle FS1 Series System is the most intelligent flash storage system on the market. It monitors workloads, adaptively learns from usage patterns, and prioritizes I/O processing based on customized business priorities and access patterns, not first in-first out—helping reduce data center expenses and accelerate critical applications. Topics covered in this Specialization include hardware installation, setup, and configuration, monitoring and support, data services configuration, and performance and application sizing.



Oracle Linux 6

Server and Storage Systems

Oracle Linux 6 combined with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications. The Oracle Linux support program delivers enterprise-class support for Linux with premier backports, comprehensive management, indemnification, testing and more, all at significantly lower cost. Oracle PartnerNetwork members with Full-Use Distribution Agreements may sign the applicable addendum to resell Oracle Linux Support. Partners specialized in Oracle Linux 6 are experienced in selling, developing and implementing solutions that include Oracle Linux 6 and in reselling support available through the Oracle Linux support program.



Oracle Linux 5

Server and Storage Systems

The Oracle Linux support program delivers enterprise-class support for Linux with premier backports, comprehensive management, indemnification, testing and more, all at significantly lower cost. Available as open source, Oracle Linux is fully compatible - both source and binary - with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Partners specialized in Oracle Linux are experienced in selling, developing and implementing solutions that include Oracle Linux and in reselling support available through the Oracle Linux support program.



Oracle Solaris 11

Server and Storage Systems

Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise operating system providing industry leading availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems. Oracle Solaris 11 has been tested and optimized for Oracle hardware and software, and is an integral part of Oracle's combined hardware and software portfolio. Topics covered in this Specialization include an Oracle Solaris 11 technical product overview, Oracle Solaris 11 installation, configuration, and troubleshooting, Oracle Solaris 11 software management, virtualization, and networking. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in the Oracle Solaris 11 Specialization.



Oracle Solaris 10

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System, a proven enterprise platform for running everything from mission-critical enterprise databases to high performance Web farms. Its cross-platform capabilities along with built-in features for virtualization, high availability, advanced security, and industry-leading performance allows partners to help customers lower costs, simplify system administration, and maintain high service levels. This Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify opportunities for the adoption of the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System within an organization
- Position the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System with their customers
- Implement and manage the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System



Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.x

Server and Storage Systems

The Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.x Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling and implementing Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.x. Oracle Solaris Cluster offers the best high availability platform for the Solaris operating system, extending its reach from single node clusters to multi-system, multi-site, and multi-continent global disaster recovery solutions. Topics covered in this Specialization include an Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.x technical product overview, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.x installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in the Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.x Specialization.



Oracle Sun Flash Storage

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated proficiency in the sales and implementation of Oracle's Sun Flash Storage portfolio. Ideal for I/O-intensive applications, the Sun Flash Storage products are designed to eliminate storage bottlenecks, decreases latencies, and significantly improves response times while conserving datacenter power and space. The Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for Sun Flash Storage
- Position Sun Flash Storage within new and existing environments
- Implement Sun Flash Storage



Oracle VM 3

Server and Storage Systems

The Oracle VM 3 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Oracle VM 3 solutions. Oracle VM is an enterprise-class server virtualization solution comprised of Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager. Oracle VM 3 reflects Oracle's strategic commitment to deliver virtualization that makes the entire enterprise software and hardware stack easier to deploy, manage, and support so IT and business can be more agile. Topics covered in this Specialization include: Oracle VM architecture, Oracle VM Manager, server pools, high availability environments, Oracle VM Templates, networking, best practices, and troubleshooting. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle VM 3.



Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on Oracle's ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3, which offers deep integration with Oracle Database to dramatically reduce risk and increase efficiencies. Through engineering, developing, testing and supporting hardware and software together, Oracle storage delivers unique advantages to ensure Oracle software runs fastest and most efficiently on Oracle Application Engineered Storage. Co-engineered with Oracle software and with countless documented solutions and best practices, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS3 removes guesswork from configuring the total system for success. You achieve 3x to 5x reductions in your storage footprint and associated data center costs as well as significant performance gains because data is accessed and moved in compressed format.



Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System

Server and Storage Systems

The Pillar Axiom 600 is an application-aware storage system, ideal for virtualized infrastructure projects, Oracle databases, and many others. The Axiom 600 provides industry-leading capacity utilization without sacrificing performance, and its ability to dynamically provision data and applications provides an effective solution for consolidating storage onto a single system. Topics covered in this Specialization include hardware installation, setup, and configuration, monitoring and support, data services configuration, and performance and application sizing.



SPARC Enterprise High-End M-Series Servers

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on Oracle's SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M9000 servers, which are designed for high-volume, mission-critical computing. Based on the symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) architecture and SPARC64 VII+ quad-core processors, and coupled with the powerful Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System, these high-end servers provide the benefits of traditional mainframes without the complexity, cost, and vendor lock-in. This Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M9000 servers
- Position SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M9000 servers with their customers
- Implement SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M9000 servers



SPARC T2 and T3-Based Servers

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on Oracle's SPARC T-Series Servers, which combine the multi-core, multi-thread SPARC T3 and UltraSPARC T2/T2+ processors with the power and flexibility of the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System. Targeted at multi-threaded commercial and technical applications, the Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for SPARC T-Series Servers
- Position SPARC T-Series Servers with their customers
- Implement SPARC T-Series Servers



SPARC T4-Based Servers

Server and Storage Systems

The SPARC T4-Based Servers Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling and implementing SPARC T4-Based servers. SPARC T4-Based servers with Oracle Solaris are optimized for Oracle enterprise software. With a 5x increase in single-thread performance over the previous generation, large memory capacity, massive I/O performance, built-in virtualization, and extreme reliability, availability and security, the SPARC T4-Based servers also serve as an efficient platform for consolidating and virtualizing mission-critical workloads. Topics covered in this Specialization include hardware installation, setup, and configuration.



SPARC T5-Based Servers

Server and Storage Systems

Oracle's SPARC T-Series servers are designed for the Oracle installed base – a very large and accessible market segment. Oracle Solaris, server virtualization technologies, and systems management software are fully integrated into the server, which reduces acquisition costs and allows more of the customer's budget to be allocated to high-value partner services. Specialized partners are recognized as Authorized Installation Partners, which provides additional protections under Oracle's hardware warranty.



StorageTek Tape Libraries

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on Oracle's StorageTek SL500, SL3000, and SL8500 Modular Library Systems, which combine open design with high availability and scalability features to deliver a tape automation environment that minimizes power, space, and operating costs while maintaining world-class service levels. Covering departmental, midrange, and enterprise applications, the Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for StorageTek SL500, SL3000, and SL8500 Modular Library Systems
- Position StorageTek SL500, SL3000, and SL8500 Modular Library Systems with their customers
- Configure StorageTek SL500, SL3000, and SL8500 Modular Library Systems



SPARC Entry and Midrange M-Series Servers

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000, M4000 and M5000 servers, which combines mainframe-class RAS features with the power and flexibility of the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System. Targeted at mission-critical and large shared memory applications, the Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000, M4000 and M5000 servers
- Position Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000, M4000 and M5000 servers with their customers
- Implement Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000, M4000 and M5000 servers



Sun Storage 6000 Arrays

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated proficiency in the sales and implementation of Oracle's Sun Storage 6000 Arrays portfolio. Oracle's Sun storage fibre channel arrays provide mission-critical, tier-1 storage that scales in every dimension. The Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for Sun Storage 6000 Arrays
- Position Sun Storage 6000 Arrays within new and existing environments
- Implement Sun Storage 6000 Arrays



Sun ZFS Storage Appliance

Server and Storage Systems

This Specialization focuses on Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Series products, which feature an easy-to-use management interface, the industry's most comprehensive analytics environment, self-healing capabilities, and an advanced Hybrid Storage Pool design. Targeted at organizations that require mission-critical, entry-level storage, the Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm's ability to:
- Identify sales opportunities for Sun Storage 7000 Series products
- Position Sun Storage 7000 Series products with their customers
- Implement Sun Storage 7000 Series products



Aerospace and Defense

Industries

Aerospace and Defense Industry Specialization focuses on serving the information technology needs of the Aerospace and Defense industry, with a powerful combination of technology and comprehensive, preintegrated business applications, including key functionality built specifically for Aerospace and Defense organizations. This specialization highlights Oracle's leading position providing the Aerospace and Defense industry with best-in-class solutions for more complex, global projects, increased competition for fixed-cost, fixed scope contracts. These solutions empower Aerospace and Defense companies to maximize profitability. Aerospace and Defense Industry Specialization recognizes that partners have demonstrated their ability to draw from Oracle's portfolio of software and hardware solutions to solve unique Aerospace and Defense needs.



Public Sector

Industries

Public Sector Industry Specialization focuses on serving the information technology needs of the public sector, with a powerful combination of technology and comprehensive, preintegrated business applications. This specialization highlights Oracle's leading position serving the public sector and how Oracle solutions are used to meet the requirements of specific government functions and programs. Public Sector Industry Specialization recognizes that partners have demonstrated their ability drawn from Oracle's portfolio of software and hardware solutions to solve unique public sector needs.



Education and Research

Industries

Education and Research Industry Specialization focuses on delivering a powerful combination of technology and comprehensive, preintegrated business applications, including key functionality built specifically for the Education and Research industry. This specialization highlights Oracle's leading position providing the Education and Research industry with complete, integrated, market-leading solutions that enable higher education and research institutions to adapt to the changing needs and demands of all their constituents-students, faculty, researchers, staff, graduates and alumni, governance bodies, and the extended community of supporters and stakeholders. Only Oracle delivers the most comprehensive, adaptable solutions to meet the needs of small institutions as well as large, multi-location, and online university systems. These solutions empower Education and Research companies to maximize profitability. Education and Research Industry Specialization recognizes that partners have demonstrated their ability to draw from Oracle's portfolio of software and hardware solutions to solve unique education and research needs.



Healthcare

Industries

Healthcare Industry Specialization for individuals focuses on serving the needs of the healthcare sector, with a powerful combination of technology and comprehensive, preintegrated business applications. To meet the challenges of the healthcare industry, Oracle delivers scalable, reliable, secure database software and integrated business applications that can provide quality information and transactional efficiency at a lower total cost of ownership. This specialization highlights Oracle’s leading position serving the healthcare and how Oracle solutions are used to meet the requirements of specific healthcare functions and programs. Healthcare Industry Specialization recognizes that partners have demonstrated their ability drawn from Oracle’s portfolio of software and hardware solutions to solve unique healthcare needs.



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