ADNOC Distribution is a United Arab Emirates (UAE) government-owned company that specializes in marketing and distributing petroleum products within the country. Established in 1973, ADNOC Distribution is one of the largest petroleum companies in the Arab Gulf Region, operating 220 filling stations and a vast network of convenience stores and restaurants across the UAE. The organization also offers regular car maintenance services, such as oil, filter, and lube changes.
ADNOC Distribution plans to expand its services in the region. In addition, its domestic business is growing 10% to15% annually, with annual filling station transactions on track to double from 100 million to 200 million within two years.
ADNOC Distribution has been an Oracle customer for 15 years, and, following a period of growth, it wanted to ensure that that it was fully licensed for its Oracle technology and applications, including Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite. ADNOC Distribution wanted an accurate assessment and asked Oracle License Management Services to undertake a comprehensive review.
ADNOC Distribution and Oracle License Management Services identified a clear path by consolidating eight Oracle databases into one Oracle Exadata Database Machine, to reduce its licensing costs by 40%. At the same time, Oracle Exadata would deliver the improved throughput and performance required to support with the organization’s growth targets.
ADNOC Distribution has been an Oracle customer for 15 years and has a detailed roadmap for Oracle implementations over the next five years, leading toward Oracle Cloud Computing. ADNOC Distribution aims to become an Oracle IT Center of Excellence. To achieve this goal, it must be 100% compliant and follow Oracle best practices to utilize its licenses and products correctly to provide the best service to its customers.
“Oracle License Management Services provides excellent advice on how best to use and to upgrade Oracle licenses. It is our duty as customers to be fully licensed, which in turn, helps Oracle to deliver improved products and services to its customers. It is a win-win situation in the long term,” said Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig, senior database administrator, ADNOC Distribution.