Oracle Press Release

Partners and Customers Realize Tremendous Value With Oracle® Data Integrator

February 06, 2007

News Facts

Oracle today announced that leading organizations, representing Oracle customers and partners, have realized immediate benefits from their use of Oracle(r) Data Integrator, including a reduction in development time and costs associated with integrating disparate data, as well as increased data transformation performance, leading to better and faster business decisions.

Oracle Data Integrator, a new component within the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, is a key enabler for mission-critical business initiatives, including, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Application Migration, Consolidation, and Synchronization, Data Governance and Master Data Management, Business Activity Monitoring and Service-Oriented Architecture Deployments.

Partners, in particular, are finding tremendous value in the technology because it can be used in any customer environment, regardless of existing applications, database or data warehouse platforms. Accenture, Netezza, Nielsen Media Research, Sabre-Holdings, and Teradata are just a few of the many organizations already benefiting from Oracle Data Integrator.

"Oracle Data Integrator is an exciting addition to the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack," says Jeff Krause, Accenture Technology Lead, Oracle Practice. "The ability to manage and orchestrate high-volume, high-performance data transformation from within the SOA tier is a compelling capability from Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle's commitment to open middleware solutions means an enterprise can leverage Oracle Data Integrator across heterogeneous application and warehouse platforms."

"At Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, we have a large IBM DB2 data warehouse. This core data warehouse contains about 1.2 terabytes of data and serves our entire enterprise. It houses information for about 2.9 million members, their healthcare providers and claims. Our business units constantly require us to extract data from this data warehouse and rapidly build data marts to analyze sales, marketing, laboratory and quality of data. After we explored various alternatives, we found Oracle Data Integrator to be the most developer friendly product. We also liked Oracle Data Integrator's ability to co-exist in our heterogeneous environment comprised of IBM DB2, Netezza and Microsoft," said Brian Harney, Data warehouse Architect, BCBS MA. "With Oracle Data Integrator's robust graphical interface and intuitive data monitoring tool, we have cut down our development time by 30%. A single metadata repository has helped us reuse our key data transformation and validation processes, enabling a quick turn-around for business users."

"Oracle Data Integrator provides important complementary strengths to Netezza by giving our joint customers access to a fast, simple, and affordable data integration solution that delivers optimized support for our appliance," said Vishal Daga, Director of Partner Marketing at Netezza. "Furthermore, the Oracle Data Integrator approach allows our customers to harness the full performance of the Netezza data warehouse appliance during the data integration process. This enables remarkable speed-ups in data availability and alleviates the pressures caused by the shrinking batch processing windows that most IT organizations struggle with today. Oracle's commitment to support our data warehousing appliance product reconfirms that they're serious about open and hot-pluggable data integration."

"We use Oracle Data Integrator for a variety of data integration tasks including real-time and batch operations that comprise several different RDBMS technologies and a variety of file formats," said Dan Vnuk of Nielsen Media Research, "The high-performance E-LT architecture provides us with incredible scalability that seamlessly handles our 4 TB Data Warehouse containing local and regional TV program ratings. ODI's flexibility and extensibility are unique among vendors we evaluated, we are especially happy with our ability to extend packaged Knowledge Modules for automated code generation."

"We needed a data integration tool that would reduce our dependency on manual coding of ETL scripts and leverage the power of our Teradata Warehouse for data transformation," said Dale Hazel, vice president, data warehouse development, at Sabre-Holdings. "With Oracle Data Integrator we have been able to deploy a standardized process for integrating disparate data into the data warehouse with less development effort. This enables us to focus more resource on getting business value out of the warehouse rather than the process of getting data in. The fact that Oracle Data Integrator was very complementary to the investments we have previously made in database and platform technology was another big plus."

"Oracle Data Integrator provides an ELT solution that allows Teradata to continue to deliver innovative approaches for data warehousing, from entry-level solutions requiring fast time to market to real-time active data warehouses that drive competitive advantage for our customers," said Scott Collins, vice president of global alliances, Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation. "By handling transformations in the database, Oracle Data Integrator leverages Teradata's ability to process massive amounts of data and perform complex calculations using its highly scalable, parallel-processing technology. This simplifies the ELT process, reduces data management and processing outside the data warehouse, and makes it much easier to administer and support. Our customers clearly see the benefit in this."

About Oracle Fusion Middleware

The Company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware software, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage SOAs in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 31,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.

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