The City of Lakeland, incorporated on January 1, 1885, is a government municipality located midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4 in Polk County, Florida. Its government delivers services, such as public safety (police and fire); parks and recreation; community development; and public works to a more than 97,000 citizens across 74 square miles. The city also operates the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and provides electric utility services to more than 100,000 residential accounts and 11,000 commercial accounts through Lakeland Electric. It also delivers water utility services to more than 52,000 accounts through its water and waste water department.
“After evaluating four platforms—including HP and IBM servers—we selected Oracle Exadata Database Machine because it provides us with a single source for hardware, software, and storage, and a single point of accountability—driving faster issue resolution. We can now run eight separate applications, all with unique requirements, seamlessly and efficiently, and we have the scalability needed to support future growth requirements. We view Oracle as a strategic partner,” said Laz Martinez, systems and programming manager, City of Lakeland.
“Our infrastructure teams (networks and database administrators) took delivery of Oracle Exadata Database Machine in May 2012, and they had it completely installed and configured—working with Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services—by August 2012,” said Jeff Michel, database administrator, City of Lakeland.