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Forty Reasons Oracle Out-Performs IBM

The numbers tell the story: Compared to IBM, Oracle’s middleware solution will save customers time and money while improving business productivity and efficiency. “A recent industry benchmark found that Oracle runs 47 percent faster and more efficiently,” says Dain Hansen, director of Product Marketing, Oracle Fusion Middleware. And even “faster on Exalogic, beating IBM by nearly 3 times. The difference is that we offer the most complete, integrated, open, and best-of-breed middleware.”

These advantages help Oracle customers simplify complexity, lower TCO, and improve efficiencies, which Hansen explores in further detail in 40 Reasons Oracle Out-Performs IBM. “We found that the advantages are consistent across product categories in engineered systems, application servers, service-oriented architecture, business process management, data integration, and user interaction,” says Hansen. For example, Oracle is the only solution that supports all process patterns: human, system, document, and decision-centric patterns, in a single unified tool. This helps save money throughout the application lifecycle. On the other hand, IBM requires 30 percent more professional services, while Oracle has a 50 percent to 60 percent labor cost advantage,” points out Hansen.

Oracle’s Integrated Platform Wins at Identity Management
Identity management is a crucial aspect of middleware functionality. An upcoming Webcast further explores the gap between Oracle and IBM, as Naresh Persaud, Oracle director of Product Marketing, Oracle Identity Management, takes a look at the two companies’ identity management solutions. “We found that the fundamental difference lies in Oracle’s integrated platform approach to identity management, a strategy that pays dividends in both cost savings and ROI,” he says. "The Oracle stack is completely integrated and tested out of the box, compared to IBM's cobbled-together group of solutions. It's not surprising that companies find themselves consistently spending a lot on integration with IBM." For example, a recent white paper from industry researcher Aberdeen Group found that companies using an integrated platform for identity management saved up to 48 percent over companies that tied together a raft of point solutions.

Oracle’s Commitment to Open, Interoperable Solutions Supports Innovation
Oracle’s commitment to openness and interoperability also helps customers leverage legacy identity management applications, something that IBM solutions cannot match. “We have invested in standards that allow Oracle Identity Management to connect with other identity solutions, including IBM,” says Persaud. “We want customers to have the ability to easily expand existing identity management deployments with more capabilities from Oracle. It's important that companies have the ability to take advantage of identity management innovations going forward.”

Find out more about how Oracle out-performs IBM in middleware.

Join our upcoming Webcast: Stuck in IBM’s Identity Management Quagmire? Break Free with the Oracle Identity Platform.


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