Auxilium is a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and marketing products used predominantly by specialists. Its mission is to improve lives of patients throughout the world by successfully identifying, developing, and commercializing innovative specialty biopharmaceutical products. Auxilium is committed to the long-term success of its employees and shareholders, providing new options to healthcare professionals, and the welfare of patients.
“We first learned about Oracle Database Appliance at Oracle OpenWorld and then heard of it again through our implementation partner Mythics. What set it apart is its ability to manage concurrent activities without compromising performance,” said David Weiss, senior database administrator, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “In addition, we were going to an Oracle Real Application Clusters environment from another Oracle solution, which was much easier than if we had switched to an IBM platform. We would have had to retool the architecture, reporting, and data loading processes, a hefty undertaking. We made the right choice. Management was so pleased with the first two units that it approved adding additional Oracle Database Appliances to our environment.”
Auxilium was the first company in Pennsylvania to deploy Oracle Database Appliance. It took delivery of two Oracle Database Appliance units in February 2012, created the test environment in March 2012, and completed validation and went live in May 2012.
Mythics led the implementation process in terms of providing training, as well as scripts to accelerate deployment. In addition, Auxilium worked closely with Oracle to resolve minor configuration issues quickly. “The level of support that Oracle provided was outstanding,” Weiss said.
Auxilium chose Oracle Specialized Partner Mythics as its implementation partner after seeing the company present at Oracle’s Philadelphia offices and then traveling to its technology lab for a comprehensive demonstration. Mythics helped Auxilium to deploy the solution, providing prebuilt installation scripts to accelerate validation and go live. It also provided extensive training, which the Auxilium team extended through an engagement with Oracle University.