Oracle Press Release

Oracle and BEA Customers and Partners Around the World Embrace Combined Middleware Product Suite

Oracle and BEA Customer and Partner Response Exceeds Expectations

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – September 22, 2008

News Facts

Less than three months after formally welcoming BEA customers and partners, Oracle continues to demonstrate rapid progress in combining market-leading technologies from the two companies into a complete, open and integrated Oracle® Fusion Middleware product offering.
The company has added 5,000 new customers, and 1,200 new partners.
Since the initial Oracle Fusion Middleware strategy briefing in July, Oracle executives have participated in strategy briefings in 70-cities, visiting more than 5,000 BEA customers and partners in 36 countries.
Alibris, Ascensus, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Embarq, China Pacific Insurance, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Guangdong Mobile, Intercall, Kelly Services, Mead Westvaco, MSC Software Corporation, NetApp, Televisa, Université Laval, and Wind River are using, or recently selected software from the combined Oracle and BEA middleware product family.
Novartis Pharma, Logitech, Ingersoll Rand Company, USi, an AT&T Company, and First American Corporation, as well as partners comment on Oracle’s combined middleware strategy.
Hundreds of partners around the world have participated in Oracle's partner training and enablement programs, including: CedarCrestone, Fujitsu Consulting, Perficient, Sierra Atlantic, Zanett, and Zirous.

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“As a long-time business partner of both BEA and Oracle, we are pleased to see progress across the integration of these two offerings,” said Evan Jafa Corporate Chief Technology Officer, The First American Corporation. “First American's WSP (Web Services Platform) SOA initiative is built on key BEA technologies such as WebLogic Server, so we are excited to see our choice of middleware as a strategic component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. As a leader in Grid technology, Oracle understands that high availability and scalability are critical for us. Any enterprise looking for a best-in-class middleware stack has to consider Oracle Fusion Middleware as a front-runner.”
“As a long time BEA partner, we have been impressed with the rapid integration and level of support Oracle has provided in transitioning Enterpulse into the Oracle partner ecosystem,” said Jerry Eickhoff, Enterpulse Chairman and CEO. “The integrated, standards-based Oracle Fusion Middleware platform allows us to further enhance the value we provide to our customers, while providing Enterpulse new revenue and growth opportunities.”
"We are a long-time systems integrator of the market offerings from both BEA and Oracle, and are pleased to see the integration of the two company's offerings,” said John Guda, Vice President, Global Technology Consulting, CSC. “Together, Oracle and BEA are expected to provide a compelling portfolio of middleware capability for our customers to consider. Oracle’s efforts and investment to integrate these capabilities is anticipated to reduce risk for our customers and allow them to quickly derive the value this combination brings to bear.”
"With a long time relationship with Oracle, we are encouraged to see continued progress across the integration of the Oracle and BEA offerings," said Gordon Aspin, Director, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. "The preintegration of these components should take some of the heavy lifting off of our shoulders. As we understand the products are standards-based and, therefore, hot-pluggable, which should enable us to have more discussions and productive engagements with more clients."

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