Oracle Press Release

Customers Worldwide Simplify Database Management with Oracle Database Appliance

More than 1,000 Appliances Deployed, Saving Organizations Time and Money with Simple to Deploy and Manage Engineered Systems

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 29, 2013

News Facts

Demonstrating the demand for reliable, cost-effective and user-friendly systems to manage data, Oracle today announced more than 1,000 Oracle Database Appliance systems are in use by customers worldwide.
By simplifying deployment, maintenance and support of database workloads, the Oracle Database Appliance helps businesses of all sizes and industries reduce risk while saving time and money managing their valuable data and applications.
A complete package of software, server, storage and networking engineered for simplicity and high availability, Oracle Database Appliance helps customers and partners affordably take advantage of the world's most popular database.
The Oracle Database Appliance allows capacity-on-demand software licensing, enabling customers to better align IT spend with business growth.
The latest release of the engineered system, the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2, provides organizations even greater storage and improved performance. The system optionally features a Virtualized Platform built on Oracle VM, allowing customers to quickly deploy complete, highly available solution appliances.

Empowering Organizations with Simple-to-Deploy and Manage Database Systems

    Customers and partners around the globe are leveraging the Oracle Database Appliance to scale with business growth, consolidate workloads and expand across geographies.

Capacity on Demand: With affordable, flexible software licensing, organizations can seamlessly scale from 2 to 32 processor core licenses without any hardware upgrades, allowing customers to reduce upfront capital expenditures and pay only for the resources needed for their business.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Strata Health, CallSource and Wirex are among companies leveraging “capacity on demand” licensing for the Oracle Database Appliance.
Workload Consolidation: As organizations look to reduce their datacenter footprint and management burden, the Oracle Database Appliance also can be deployed to merge databases on a single server, reducing data center footprint and cost.
Admiral Casinos, Austrian Power Grid, Interactive One, University of Toledo and Export-Import Bank of the United States are using the Oracle Database Appliance as an inter-departmental consolidation platform.
Branch Office Deployment: The Oracle Database Appliance can easily support data workloads in remote locations or branch offices that need to meet regional compliance and privacy guidelines.
Atlanta-based, Aon eSolutions deployed eight Oracle Database Appliances in its European data center this year to comply with the European Union’s strict data privacy laws, utilizing the “capacity-on-demand” licensing model to scale as it added new users and applications.
Solution-In-A-Box: ISVs and customers can rapidly deploy a complete solution in a single, highly-available appliance. The Oracle Database Appliance can leverage virtualization to support simple deployment and maintenance of both the Oracle database and applications.
Wirex resells easy to deploy, highly available online gaming systems in a single appliance utilizing Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform.
Additionally, Oracle Partners including Cloud Creek Systems Inc., Cintra, Mythics, MapleSoft, and Pythian are shortening the time-to-value for their customers with the Oracle Database Appliance by combining the appliance’s simplicity with their IT expertise.

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“Since its introduction, the Oracle Database Appliance has provided businesses a completely new way to deploy, maintain and support Oracle Databases,” said Sohan DeMel, vice president, product strategy and business development, Oracle. “The rapid adoption of the Oracle Database Appliance underscores its diverse use cases and the opportunity for organizations of all sizes to utilize engineered systems.”
“Best-of-breed systems from multiple vendors are complex, costly and time-consuming to set up. I see the Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle engineered systems as the future for CallSource,” said Jason Scinocca, CTO, CallSource.
“We were able to get the Oracle Database Appliance up and running easily and started to see the benefits right away. With the Oracle Database Appliance, we effectively removed cost and complexity from our data center without compromising performance and availability for our user community, all while shoring up our infrastructure for future growth,” said Piotr Motykiewicz, vice president of technology and product, Interactive One.
“With the Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform, we can run multiple workloads in the same server while providing isolation between databases and applications. This enables us to provide our customers a single-system solution that's affordable and simple to deploy,” said Luigi Giuri, CEO, Wirex.
“The Oracle Database Appliance enabled the newest module of our core hospital management system to go to production quickly. The simple database deployment and administration helped us significantly reduce the time and resources required to implement and maintain a high availability mission-critical database. The engineered database appliance allows us to expand the hospital's IT capability without increasing technical resources while supporting future expansion,” said Wang Changdai, IT department head, Baoding City 2nd Hospital.
“As retailers of Unique Gifts, our online business demands the highest level of performance and availability. Our recent upgrade to the Oracle Database Appliance has provided a significant leap in performance, availability and security, while the rapid deployment capabilities allowed us to confidently meet our annual seasonal peak sales period,” said Casey McCarthy, CTO, Uncommon Goods.
“We consolidated six servers onto one Oracle Database Appliance, reducing space requirements and power costs. With improved system performance and streamlined administration, we are getting important information into our business users’ hands much faster,” said Charles Puma, database administrator, Export-Import Bank of the United States.
“The Oracle Database Appliance has benefitted our customer base greatly since its launch, and the success of the first version has set the stage perfectly for Oracle Database Appliance X3-2, as we are already seeing tremendous interest and uptake from customers. Our established ISV program will also benefit significantly from the Virtualization capabilities of the new release, allowing us to deploy all-in-one application and database stack solutions for our partners,” said Abdul Sheikh, CTO, Cintra.
"Oracle Database Appliance has performed flawlessly as a production ERP server. Batch process run times are significantly shorter due to the exceptional I/O performance of the Oracle Database Appliance and end user experiences have improved. Oracle Database Appliance has exceeded our expectations," said Bill Smith, Assistant Manager Database Management at The University of Toledo.

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