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Oracle Extends Exastack Partner Program to Include Wider Range of Engineered Systems

June 25, 2014



REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 25 -- Oracle, a developer of hardware and software products, issued the following news release:

News Summary

With data growing at unprecedented levels, application providers need a robust, scalable and high-performance infrastructure to manage and analyze data at the speed of business. Helping Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) meet these challenges, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is today extending its Oracle Exastack program to give partners the opportunity to achieve Oracle Exastack Ready or Optimized status for Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Database Appliance.

The announcement was made today during the sixth annual Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) (http://www.oracle.com/partners/index.html) global kickoff event, "Engineered for Success: Oracle and Partners Winning Together." For a replay of the event, visit: http://bit.ly/1pgDjXL

News Facts

OPN is extending the Oracle Exastack Ready and Oracle Exastack Optimized program (http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/partner-with-oracle/develop-solutions/index.html#cw01step-3)to include Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance.( http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/big-data-appliance/overview/index.html)

With the new offerings, Oracle partners can confidently demonstrate to their customers that they have the right infrastructure to manage today's most challenging data environments.

Oracle Database Appliance is a simple, reliable, and complete package of software, server, storage, and networking for ISV applications that can save time and money by helping them streamline deployment, maintenance, and support of application workloads.

Optimized to reduce deployment times and reduce risk, Oracle Big Data Appliance is an engineered system that offers a comprehensive and secure solution for ISVs to showcase their enterprise big data capabilities at a low total cost of ownership.

The Oracle Exastack program helps enable ISVs and other members of OPN - whether in an on-premise, cloud, or hybrid environment - rapidly innovate, build and deliver faster, more reliable applications by providing a scalable, integrated, and high-performance infrastructure.

With the Exastack program, partners can certify their applications on Oracle Engineered Systems, signifying to customers that their applications are either supported and ready to run with or have been optimized, tuned and tested on engineered systems to deliver the reliability, speed and flexibility they require.

With this program, ISVs can differentiate themselves by demonstrating to customers that their solutions are either supported--Oracle Exastack Ready--or tuned and tested-- Oracle Exastack Optimized--to deliver optimum speed, scalability, and reliability with Oracle Engineered Systems.

In the past fiscal year the program saw more than 190 percent growth in partner participation and support of Oracle Engineered Systems.

More than 1,375 ISV applications are supported with Oracle Engineered Systems and have achieved an Oracle Exastack Ready status and over 200 ISV applications have achieved an Oracle Exastack Optimized status.

Supporting Quotes

"IFS has been leveraging Oracle database technology for more than 30 years as one of the cornerstones of our ERP enterprise architecture," said David Eager, vice president of Global Alliances at IFS. "The out-of-the-box simplicity of Oracle Database Appliance makes it even easier for us to manage the most challenging data workloads of our customers, while reducing cost and complexity. We look forward to adding Oracle Database Appliance Ready status next to our Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Optimized achievements to offer our customers more great ways to run their businesses in an agile way."

"TCS was looking for an enterprise grade and reliable Hadoop solution for our HDMS document management application," said Jayant Dani, principal consultant, Component Engineering Group, TCS. "We were drawn to Oracle's Big Data Appliance for its ready to use platform, superior performance, scalability, and simple scale-out capabilities."

"Oracle Database Appliance has enabled us to gain unprecedented levels of performance, with lower cost and less hassle than traditional database environments," said Amit A. Shah, vice president Product Development and Engineering, Mformation Software Technologies. "Managing the Internet of Things for billions of wirelessly connected devices in machine-to-machine deployments takes a high level of reliability, and Oracle Database Appliance enables us to deliver on that promise for our customers."

"Customers are looking for application partners that can deliver the reliability and performance their constituents demand," said Steve Biondi, group vice president, Worldwide Alliances & Channels, ISV & OEM Sales, Oracle. "By continuing to evolve the Oracle Exastack program we are providing partners the enablement resources and technologies they need to meet their most challenging IT and data management environments. With Oracle Engineered Systems at their core, our ISV application partners will have the flexibility and performance they require, while also giving their customers confidence that the solution will be available when they need it."

Supporting Resources

Oracle Exastack Program (http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/embedded/exastack/overview/index.html)

Oracle Exastack Partner Successes (http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/most-popular-resources/oracle-exastack-partner-successes-1953916.html)

Oracle Exastack Overview (http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/opn-program/oracle-exastack/oracle-exastack-1952883.pdf)

Oracle Engineered Systems (http://www.oracle.com/us/products/engineered-systems/index.html)

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) (http://www.oracle.com/partners)

Oracle PartnerNetwork Blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/judsonalthoff/)

Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn and OPN on YouTube.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle 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 differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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