Universiteit Twente is a research university that focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and post-academic programs in the fields of technology and behavioral and social sciences. Students are challenged to look beyond the boundaries of their own fields and establish links with other disciplines. This approach encourages scientific and social innovation and reflects the university’s entrepreneurial spirit.
Universiteit Twente is ranked among the world’s top-200, research-intensive universities for the sixth year in a row by The Higher Education Ranking (THES)—which ranks world-class universities, based on their core missions for teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. The university offers an inspiring academic setting for students and scientists and is committed to fusing social and engineering sciences and providing high-quality teaching and research.
“Changing IT vendors can be a hassle, so we chose Oracle Database Appliance because it is reliable, simple to implement, and easy to administer. The campus is a hive of activity—a truly inspirational place where new technology seeks to stimulate change, renewal, and progress in society. We focus on spending our time on supporting innovative projects rather than resolving unplanned downtime caused by aging hardware,” said Guido van de Zweerde, team leader, database, information, and communications technology service centre, Universiteit Twente.
“During our proof of concept, we had some help from Oracle to install and configure the test Oracle Database Appliance, so we could ensure a rapid and smooth start. We installed our production database appliances ourselves, and we had the appliances up and running within an hour. Migration of each database from the previous platform took us between 5 and 30 minutes. In the year since deployment, we have had no unplanned downtime for our production environment,” van de Zweerde said.