Toad for Oracle 12.7 is coming soon – Be a Part of It


The latest version of Dell Software Toad for Oracle is coming soon! All systems are on track and we are scheduled for a mid-June, 2015 release. This release has several interesting new features that will enable you to work more efficiently in teams, work more productively, and streamline some of the features you’ve grown to love. New features include:

  • Integration with Toad Intelligence Central to share files between Toad userstoad-world-logo
  • Centralized Code Analysis with management Analytics web interface
  • Rewritten Team Coding
  • Support for Oracle 12c InMemory
  • New, modern SQL editor
  • New Code Assist

Get a sneak peek of what’s new in this new YouTube video from product manager Brad Wulf on What’s New in 12.7 . Contact the Blue Turtle team to find out more on this release or follow Toad for Oracle blog on ToadWorld for more info.

Attunity named to CRN Big Data 100 for Third Consecutive Year

Blue Turtle Technologies announces that Attunity Ltd, a leading provider of information availability software solutions, has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Big Data 100 for its high-performance data usage analytics and data delivery offerings. The annual list recognizes companies that bring innovative tools, technologies and services to market, helping organizations productively manage, process and analyze the increasing volume of information being generated today.

Attunity is recognized in the industry for its ability to help organizations overcome the challenges of making Big Data available quickly and easily. The company’s technology portfolio delivers automated, end-to-end Big Data usage and delivery solutions to support mission-critical data and analytics initiatives. In addition, Attunity’s robust solutions enable users to easily analyze, manage, and move small or large amounts of data with key optimizations specific to chosen platforms – whether in the data center, Hadoop or the cloud.

“When it comes to selecting building block technologies for Big Data solutions, channel partners need a dependable resource they can rely on to identify the key tools available,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the vendors of the CRN Big Data 100 for their innovation and commitment to helping businesses manage the Big Data challenge.”

“The Big Data industry is expanding at a rapid pace, and it is important for us at Attunity to stay innovative and agile so we can help organizations effectively reach their most challenging data delivery goals,” stated Lawrence Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing at Attunity. “We are honored to receive this important industry recognition for the third year in a row and look forward to continuing to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.”

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Informatica has been positioned as a Leader in B2B Integration Software in New IDC MarketScape

Independent Analyst Report Highlights Informatica as a “Disruptive Innovator”

Blue Turtle Technologies has announced that Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, has been positioned a Leader and distinguished as a “disruptive innovator” in the newly released IDC MarketScape: Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software report.

Informatica is one of just two vendors to be further distinguished in the IDC MarketScape report as a disruptive innovator. According to the IDC MarketScape, Informatica has “invested in integrating its B2Bi gateway with 3rd Platform technologies, such as Hadoop, and for that reason, we rank Informatica as a disruptive innovator.”

The new IDC MarketScape focuses on business-to-business integration (B2Bi) gateway software vendors that have products or suites that support comprehensive trading partner collaboration. B2Bi gateways support sophisticated requirements of enterprises focused on automating the exchange of documents between themselves and their trading partners.

In the overall report, the IDC MarketScape observes, “Because of Informatica’s comprehensive B2Bi gateway software portfolio, professional services capabilities, and support of transport protocols, it should be considered by enterprises as a B2Bi gateway software candidate for comprehensive B2Bi integration requirements.”

The IDC MarketScape report also states that “a major differentiator is Informatica’s ability to process unstructured data with ease,” and that “Informatica is a clear leader in the number of nonstandard document types it can process using its B2B Data Transformation tool.”

Another key advantage, according to the IDC MarketScape report, is that Informatica has “a straightforward user interface with simple menu-driven screens for onboarding and troubleshooting,” and that “these can be configured for use by a business user with no technical expertise.” By putting this capability into the hands of business users, “enterprises can expect a lower total cost of ownership on average when managing a large and growing number of trading partners.”

Todd Goldman, vice president and general manager, Informatica Enterprise Data Integration and Data Quality, said, “IDC’s MarketScape report is further validation of Informatica’s leadership in the B2B integration market, both in terms of our strong product capabilities and our product strategy. With the addition of the new IDC MarketScape, Informatica has been recognized as a leader across all major data management categories, ranging from Data Integration and Quality, to Master Data Management, to B2B Integration, based on reports from leading independent research firms during the past nine months.”

“This recognition by IDC MarketSpace further validates Informatica’s position as the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software. It further supports the progress we’ve made to help our joint clients get the most out of their data and realise their full information potential,” concluded Alan Kuun, Product manager, Information Management at Blue Turtle.

Blue Turtle extends partnership agreement with Informatica to enhance data management portfolio

Blue Turtle Technologies (Blue Turtle), a leading South African technology management company focused on IT Technology and Service Management, has extended its partnership with Informatica Corporation the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software.


Blue Turtle has expanded its product portfolio to now offer Informatica Data Integration, Informatica Data Quality and Informatica Master Data Management in addition to its already offering of Informatica Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions, which  help organizations unleash their information potential. As an INFORM Partner, Blue Turtle will work closely with Informatica to provide in-depth knowledge, certification, training and technical resources.


Alan Kuun, product manager: enterprise data management at Blue Turtle comments:  “Blue Turtle’s decision to extend our partnership with Informatica to include their full data management offering ensures that we can provide the market with a comprehensive solution.  To compete effectively and maintain pace with ever changing industry needs, our customers need the ability to turn information into relevant, actionable insight to drive business value. This requires a robust information infrastructure with analytic capability.  Informatica’s data management solutions offer these and more.”

“Today organisations are challenged to get the most out of their data and realise their full information potential,’ said Fergal McDonnell, Director Regional Markets at Informatica. “Blue Turtle will play a key role in growing our customer base and expanding our business to strengthen Informatica’s presence in South Africa. “

We recognize opportunities and competitive benefits for organisations where archiving, integration and management of data is a business imperative and the data needs to be readily available.  Informatica’s solutions have had exceptional success in industries such as financial, healthcare, retail, banking and telecommunications sector, but not limited to these verticals.   Effectively, this improves operational efficiency, reduces costs and decreases risk,” concludes Kuun.


Alan Kuun

Product Manager: Enterprise Data Management

Blue Turtle Technologies

T: 011 206 5600 / 082 771 3893


Dana Jedrisko


Blue Turtle Technologies

Tel: 011 206 5600 / 082 602 1231

Blue Turtle announces DataKinetics partnership

Blue Turtle Technologies, a leading systems management solutions provider, has partnered with DataKinetics, specialist in mainframe performance optimisation.

“Blue Turtle Technologies is a significant player in the South African mainframe sector, with a strong presence in banking, insurance and financial services. It is against this backdrop that we believe that through their knowledge and expertise, combined with our mainframe optimisation technologies, we will be able to grow and develop the DataKinetics footprint in the region,” says DataKinetics CEO Allan Zander.

The partnership will bring unique software to its IBM Z-Series mainframe customers, one that significantly reduces batch processing, mainframe CPU utilisation, and data-intensive processing, resulting in savings of millions of rands.

Alan Kuun, Product Manager at Blue Turtle, comments: “By delivering real operational improvement, DataKinetics’ optimisation software improves the performance of large mainframe operators, enabling them to achieve substantial savings in operating costs and improvement in service levels.

“The potential increases in operational efficiencies help companies dramatically advance their IT productivity. The solution has a proven and powerful in-memory data management application for enhancing online transaction processing environments, batch applications, and DB2 stored procedures running on IBM mainframes. With DataKinetics, you can improve mainframe performance in almost any application.”

Blue Turtle awarded NetApp Partner of the Year

Blue Turtle Technologies (Blue Turtle) recently received two major awards from NetApp South Africa.

The awards included Growth Partner of the Year and top honour for Partner of the Year. Blue Turtle, a NetApp software partner, which specialises in NetApp ONcommand suite of products, beat the more established heavyweight hardware partners to achieve these accolades.

“NetApp is a 100% indirect organisation in South Africa, parenting is in our DNA. Partners such as Blue Turtle are like a diamond in a coal dump; very rare and hard to find. Although it was close, Blue Turtle stood out among our more traditional partners as unrivalled in their growth and ability to attract new customers that were previously out of our reach, and with little interaction with NetApp. Blue Turtle was outstanding! I am proud to be associated with them and extend our congratulations to Martyn, Gray and the Blue Turtle team,” says Matthew Barker, Channel Manager, NetApp.

Gray Farrell, Business Development Manager at Blue Turtle, concludes: “NetApp is a global leader in the storage arena and was recently listed as one of Forbes top 100 global innovators. Blue Turtle is pleased to be a partner and continually assess our offerings to the market to help businesses drive cost containment and improve efficiencies.”