Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Database 11g Powers Customer Production Environments Worldwide

Oracle Database 11g and Options Help Organizations to Improve Application Performance, Availability and Scalability

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – January 21, 2009

News Facts

Adoption of Oracle® Database 11g continues across all industries and regions, Oracle announced today.
Organizations such as Angelcom, Comic Relief, Interactive One, and ProQuest, have implemented Oracle Database 11g to power their enterprise applications.

Mission Critical Deployments

Based in Bogotá, Colombia, Angelcom S.A. is a leader in collections technology for Mass Passenger Transit systems. The company developed, implemented and maintains the IT platform and collections procedures for Bogotá’s mass transit system – TransMilenio. Angelcom S.A. migrated to Oracle Database 11g to deliver a highly available, robust infrastructure in support of TransMilenio. With Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Partitioning and Oracle Advanced Security, Angelcom S.A. improved online access to real-time transit system data across the organization, reduced the time to backup their transactions by 95 percent, and further secured the transit system’s 4.5 million daily transactions, respectively. Angelcom S.A. also deployed Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Standard Edition One to improve the analysis of operational data and accelerate decision-making.
Comic Relief is a U.K.-based charitable organization working to end poverty and social injustice by raising funds through the power of entertainment. The charity’s upgrade to a clustered Oracle Database 11g system has enabled it to increase the speed of its transaction processing, improve service to donors, and drive IT innovation. Specifically, Comic Relief has reduced its reliance on third-party vendor tools and skill sets, to cut system management overhead through the use of Oracle Database 11g’s automated database management capabilities.
Interactive One is the digital division of Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROIAK and ROIA). The division has deployed Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Unbreakable Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager to power the infrastructure for its fast growing social networking and media properties. Spanning 10 Web sites, including the popular BlackPlanet.com, the largest online community for African Americans, Interactive One provides a rich, integrated online experience for more than 25 million users delivering six hundred fifty million full-page views per month. Oracle Database 11g, along with Oracle Partitioning and advanced database features such as connection pooling, has helped to improve the performance of Interactive One’s databases and enable them to scale to support many more Web servers than ever before.
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. In July 2008, ProQuest introduced a new application – Reference Linking – running on Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Real Application Clusters. ProQuest Reference Linking enables users to open up new paths in their research. End users can further explore the resources supporting scholarly journal articles, and see what other articles in the ProQuest platform are citing them. ProQuest anticipates it will upgrade its ProQuest product to Oracle Database 11g with Oracle Real Application Clusters by end of calendar year 2009.

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“Oracle Database 11g offers Angelcom S.A. high availability along with rapid access to transit collections data dating back more than eight years while capturing an average of 4.5 million transactions daily,” said Juan Pablo Segura Rocha, Director, Information Center and Management, Angelcom S.A. “Oracle’s infrastructure software helps Angelcom’s IT systems operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year while providing end users, who count on the information to run queries and reports that support decision making, continual access.”
“Each upgrade—from Oracle8 Database through to 8i, 9i, 10g and now 11g—has increased system performance, stability, and availability, while cutting management overheads, and providing ever-higher levels of service to donors,” said Charlotte Melén, Web Technology Manager, Comic Relief.
“As a new application with no legacy code, Reference Linking offered us a good opportunity to introduce Oracle Database 11g into our environment,” said Mark Bobak, Senior Database Administrator, System & Product Technologies, ProQuest. “The testing and implementation of Reference Linking on Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Real Application Clusters went smoothly. The system has been live for several months now, and it’s humming along.”
“Oracle Database 11g and options play a key role in helping customers to improve quality of service, lower management overhead and generate a faster return on their investments,“ said William Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing, Oracle. “Customers across all industries and regions are turning to Oracle Database 11g to power their business critical transactional and data warehousing applications.”

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