Leading ISVs Support Oracle Database 10g On Windows
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Leading ISVs Support Oracle Database 10g On Windows

Autodesk, Bottomline Technologies, FileNet, InforSense, Spotfire, Inc., Tom Sawyer Software, UGS and Waters Among ISVs Using Oracle Database 10g on Windows to Build Business Solutions

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that Autodesk, Inc., Bottomline Technologies, FileNet, InforSense, Spotfire, Inc., Tom Sawyer Software, UGS, and Waters are among the many leading independent software vendors (ISVs) providing business solutions built on Oracle(R) Database 10g for the Microsoft Windows platform. These ISV solutions help customers benefit from the many grid computing, performance, scalability and security features available in Oracle Database 10g on single and clustered servers running Windows.

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Presenting a significant opportunity for customers in every industry vertical, ISVs are using Oracle Database 10g to build an extensive range of secure, reliable and scalable business solutions for the Windows platform. ISVs include: Amcom Software, Inc., ARGO Data Resource Corporation, Autodesk, Bottomline Technologies, Business Objects, Computrition, Inc., Fair Isaac Corporation, Famis, FileNet, InforSense, Micro Focus, Park City Group, PCI Geomatics, Pegasystems, Inc., Sensitron, Spotfire, Inc., Tom Sawyer Software, UGS, and Waters Corporation. These companies are all members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

With Oracle Database 10g on Windows, ISVs can deliver mission-critical business solutions and help administrators achieve a higher quality of service, while helping to reduce the cost and complexity of data management. ISVs and customers can take full advantage of the many unique capabilities in Oracle Database 10g including Oracle Automatic Storage Management, Oracle HTML DB, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Transparent Data Encryption, and XML Query on the Windows platform.

"Oracle has always been committed to offering our customers and partners choice in deployment platforms," said Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle. "The Windows platform is very important to many of our customers and partners. By deploying applications built using Oracle Database 10g on Windows, our partners can take full advantage of the grid computing and other features uniquely offered by Oracle. And our customers benefit from a wider choice of highly available, scalable and secure business solutions for their Windows platforms."

ISVs Offer Custom Solutions for Oracle Database 10g on Windows

Across a wide range of industries -- financial services, healthcare, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, government organizations and retail -- ISVs have turned to Oracle Database 10g to develop tailored solutions that meet the specific requirements for a broad set of markets. [See ISV quote sheet below].

For more information on partnering with Oracle, please visit Oracle PartnerNetwork at http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com.

Long-standing Commitment to Windows Platform

Since 1985, Oracle has helped its customers build mission-critical database systems on Microsoft platforms. In May 2004, Oracle joined the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program to offer better integration between Oracle Database and Visual Studio .NET 2003. Additionally, Windows customers can take advantage of Oracle Real Application Clusters, which allows them to turn a cluster of low-cost servers running Windows into a highly available, scalable and secure platform for running their database and packaged applications.

To learn more about Oracle products for Windows, visit the Windows Technology Center on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/windows/. To learn more about Oracle products for .NET, visit the .NET Developer Center on OTN at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/dotnet/.

About Oracle Database 10g

The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers the highest performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g's unique ability to manage data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and content management applications.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

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                           ISV Partner Quote Sheet

Autodesk

"Autodesk and Oracle are working to simplify complex system customizations that leverage investments in infrastructure and location. By partnering with Oracle, Autodesk can ensure that customers have a secure, central repository and a simple, affordable means to get the greatest return from their geospatial data," said Chris Bradshaw, vice president of Autodesk's Infrastructure Solutions Division.

Bottomline Technologies

"Combining the technological innovation of Bottomline's financial process automation solutions and Oracle Database 10g not only presents a powerful competitive differentiator for us, but also creates a fully integrated solution that meets the complex payments and reporting needs of mid- to large-sized businesses. Through our Oracle Certified Partner status, Bottomline uniquely extends customers' Oracle infrastructure investments with highly sophisticated corporate and electronic banking applications," said Joe Mullen, CEO of Bottomline Technologies.

FileNet

"As the leader in Enterprise Content Management, FileNet must address the multiple operating system demands of our largest enterprise customers, as well as our mid-market customers seeking greater ease of deployment and lower TCO. With over 40 percent of FileNet deployments on Windows Server environments, we consider support of Oracle Database 10g on Windows an essential part of delivering compelling value and interoperability to our 4,300 customers, 7,200 installations, and 6 million users worldwide. Customers such as Shell and Airbus France would not be in full FileNet deployment without our supporting Oracle Database on Windows," said David Caldeira, Vice President, Platform Product Marketing, FileNet Corporation.

InforSense

"Through the tight coupling of InforSense and Oracle technologies, InforSense can offer seamless integration and tailored application building without programming across Oracle data sources, analytical tools, applications and services. The enhanced in-database processing and analytic capabilities in Oracle Database 10g Release 2, provide our joint customers, including Windows users, with a foundation for secure, high performance, enterprise-wide integrative analytics," said Joseph F. Donahue, Chief Business Officer, InforSense.

Spotfire, Inc.

"Decision making is increasingly complex requiring data to be re-purposed across many functions. The advantage of Oracle Database 10g is that it much of the heavy lifting is done in-database," said Rock Gnatovich, President, Spotfire, Inc.

Tom Sawyer Software

"We provide software products that manage, reveal, and display graphical and customized views of relational data. We are offering our solutions to our customers using Microsoft technologies and we work with many different development environments. Our customers work with very large data sets and require high performance. We suggest that our customers use Oracle Database 10g on Microsoft Windows to deliver the peak performance and scalability that they need," said Brendan Madden, Chief Executive Officer, Tom Sawyer Software.

UGS

"UGS has been building PLM applications on top of Oracle database solutions for over 15 years. In that time we have been able to successfully deploy some of the world's largest PLM installations, enabled by the scalability and performance of Oracle Database. With the release of Oracle Database 10g, we believe that UGS' customers will further benefit from the enhanced security, performance and reliability of the new platform," said Dave Mitchell, vice president, Technology Office, UGS.

Waters Corporation

"Waters has been providing our customers with an Oracle-based solution since the release of Oracle 6 for DOS. Oracle Database 10g has proven to be far easier to deploy and support than the previous versions. Its new installation routines and integrated management tools provide both our customers and support staff a far easier to use interface for management with more depth than previously available. In addition to being a reliable, scalable and robust solution, the Oracle 10g family of products allow Waters to provide our customers the most cost-effective solution on the market today," said John Swallow, Primary Engineer, Waters Corporation.

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