Industry Analyst Reports

What Computer Industry Analysts are Saying About Oracle
 

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Strategic Areas

Cloud

  • CIMdata, Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 - Enabling Agents of Change (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire
    John Kelley, VP of Product Strategy, ran the Product Value Chain track, where PLM related topics were the key areas of discussion. As agents of change, Oracle targets aligning innovation, accelerating development, synchronizing commercialization, and coordinating execution. Thus, a persistent theme at the Summit was that Oracle, as an agent of change, developed its next generation, online, cloud-based, "public" platform of Oracle solutions.
  • Forbes.com guest column by Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group - "Oracle's CEO Makes Bold Cloud Predictions"
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "Miranda made the point that to fully leverage all the advantages inherent in the Cloud, applications need to be rebuilt from scratch rather than just hosting existing applications. In particular, the Oracle applications were rebuilt to: first of all, support frequent updates, through the use of more metadata; and secondly, to reduce the need for customization by building out Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities that allow extensions to the SaaS-based Cloud applications to be built and thus allow for protected upgrades."
  • Forbes.com guest column by Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group - "Obama Targets Foreign Profits: What are the Impacts on the Tax Efficient Supply Chain?"
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "On January 28th, I met with Valerie Dubois at the Oracle Value Chain Summit, and talked about this very topic. Valerie is the Director of Manufacturing Product Strategy at Oracle. Valerie explained to me how Oracle had improved their solution's ability to support the tax efficient supply chain... While the Oracle E-Business Suite solutions support many use cases in the tax efficient supply chain, Valerie told me that Oracle plans a more flexible and complete model for supporting TESC in an upcoming release of the Supply Chain Management Cloud."
  • IDC, Oracle Cloud: Platform-as-a-Service Vendor Profile (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire January 2016 (Publication: December 2014)
  • IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Perspective: Oracle OpenWorld 2014" (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2015 (Publication: October 2014)
    "The cloud direction discussed at Oracle OpenWorld, including the Oracle Service Cloud, opens up a wide range of positive opportunities, and we will continue to review and report on those plans."
  • 451 Research, Big Wheel Keep On Turning: Oracle Database Rolls to the Cloud (Again) (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2015 (Publication: October 2014)
    'Cloud' was the watchword at Oracle's recent OpenWorld customer event, and not for the first time, but this year the company's cloud database strategy appears to have taken a step forward. This was illustrated by the new Oracle Database Cloud Service, which builds on the multi-tenancy and pluggable database capabilities delivered with Oracle Database 12c.
  • Constellation Research, Good Cloud Progress at Oracle (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire March 2015 (Publication: March 2014)
    At the end of the day, we can only repeat ourselves—the fully integrated technology stack that Oracle is largely using already and revving up for the cloud remains one of the most intriguing technology stacks being built out there. There can be no question that Oracle is and remains committed to the cloud .
  • Data-as-a-service: the Next Step in the As-a-service Journey (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: July 2014)
    The growing desire to seek competitive advantage from the use of data and the challenge of managing an increasingly complex and heterogeneous data landscape have created the right conditions for data-as-a-service (DaaS) to emerge.
  • IDC, Grupo Fármacos Especializados: Achieving Greater Operational Efficiency and Better Cost Control Through Oracle-Engineered Solutions (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire June 2015 (Publication: April 2014)
    Case study on Grupo Farmacos Especializados, a group of companies in the health care industry, demonstrating how Oracle Engineered Systems are being used to respond to the need of efficiency and operational certainty. The group migrated their transactional operation into an Integrated System under a Cloud model to solve cost related issues that became overwhelming.
  • EMA, The Still Surfacing Oracle Cloud (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire March 2015 (Publication: March 2014)
    Oracle remains committed to the cloud. At the end of the day we can only repeat ourselves—the fully integrated technology stack that Oracle is largely using already and revving for the cloud, remains one of the most intriguing technology stacks being built out there.
  • IDC, Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit, March 2014: Getting Closer to "Complete" (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire April 2015 (Publication: April 2014)
    IDC is seeing a clearer and more complete vision of overall cloud computing emerge out of Oracle, with a high level of investment backing it. Oracle has the opportunity to be the one-stop shop in cloud that it has become in traditional software if it executes well, with the breadth of its SaaS portfolio being one of Oracle's key differentiators.
  • EMA, The Still Surfacing Oracle Cloud (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire April 2015 (Publication: March 2014)
    Oracle is working simultaneously hard on all three fronts of cloud computing (Saas, PaaS, Iaas) and is developing a portfolio and approaches that help its customers move towards the benefits of the cloud without trading in the benefits of on-premise.
  • ARC Advisory Group, Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Focuses on Cloud Computing (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: October 2012)
    "With the latest releases and announcements, Oracle has fully embraced the cloud to provide customers with the ability to take advantage of public, private, or hybrid cloud models in a dynamic, flexible way."

Engineered Systems

Big Data and Analytics

  • IDC, Big Data in the Enterprise: When Worlds Collide (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire February 2017 (Publication: February 2014)
    A review of how Oracle's Big Data offerings fit into IDC's Big Data and Analytics Technology Platform.
  • ESG, Getting Real About Big Data (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: February 2013)
    Based on ESG's modeling of a medium-sized Hadoop-oriented big data project, the preconfigured Oracle Big Data Appliance is 39% less costly, and cuts project length by a third when compared to "build your own". ESG favors purpose-built infrastructure like Oracle Big Data Appliance over "build your own".
  • Winter Corporation, Big Data: Business Opportunities, Requirements, and Oracle's Approach (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2011)
    Oracle Big Data Appliance—in connection with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine—offers a new route for Oracle customers to leverage the business opportunities associated with "Big Data".

Human Capital Management

Customer Experience


Applications

Enterprise Applications Strategy

  • IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Perspective: Oracle OpenWorld 2014" (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2015 (Publication: October 2014)
    "The cloud direction discussed at Oracle OpenWorld, including the Oracle Service Cloud, opens up a wide range of positive opportunities, and we will continue to review and report on those plans."
  • Nucleus Research, The Evolving Business Case for Tier-1 In Midsize Companies (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: June 2012)
    "Nucleus examined those companies' deployments of packaged applications such as Oracle Accelerate Solutions and found firms could deploy once with limited risk and then have enterprise-class functionality in place to support future business needs. Companies with similar growth plans should seriously consider packaged applications when evaluating their ERP strategy."

E-Business Suite

  • Nucleus Research, Oracle Business Accelerators (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: February 2011)
    When Nucleus analyzed the actual experiences of customers using Accelerators, analysts found all customers reduced the time to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite, many by more than 50 percent of the time an implementation without Accelerators would have taken.
  • Nucleus Research, ROI Case Study: Oracle E-Business Suite - OpenTV (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2009)
    "OpenTV deployed Oracle E-Business Suite to meet its evolving and complex business requirements while streamlining data entry and auditing, reducing costs while increasing visibility into the business."

JD Edwards

  • Nucleus Research, Anatomy of a Decision: Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2011)
    "In its exploration of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers that also considered Microsoft Dynamics, Nucleus found that functionality, reporting capabilities, staff skill availability, and partner and vendor support capabilities were key factors driving a decision to invest in EnterpriseOne."
  • Nucleus Research, Oracle Business Accelerators (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: February 2011)
    When Nucleus analyzed the actual experiences of customers using Accelerators, analysts found all customers reduced the time to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite, many by more than 50 percent of the time an implementation without Accelerators would have taken.
  • Nucleus Research, TCO Case Study, SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: June 2010)
    Nucleus found that, in the case of this publicly traded biotechnology firm, both Oracle JD Edwards and SAP were chosen and championed – and a merger brought them together. In this dual ERP environment, SAP is more than four times more costly than JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

PeopleSoft

Fusion Applications

  • ARC Advisory Group, Oracle Value Chain Summit Incorporates Planning and Execution Functions (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2013)
    "The inclusion of complementary value chain application functions within a single summit enabled attendees to address their application technology requirements in a comprehensive manner. The presentations within these tracks provided examples of valuable functionality the company develops to support its substantial manufacturing client base."

Accelerate (Midmarket)

  • Nucleus Research, The Evolving Business Case for Tier-1 In Midsize Companies (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: June 2012)
    "Nucleus examined those companies' deployments of packaged applications such as Oracle Accelerate Solutions and found firms could deploy once with limited risk and then have enterprise-class functionality in place to support future business needs. Companies with similar growth plans should seriously consider packaged applications when evaluating their ERP strategy."
  • Nucleus Research, Oracle Business Accelerators (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: February 2011)
    When Nucleus analyzed the actual experiences of customers using Accelerators, analysts found all customers reduced the time to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite, many by more than 50 percent of the time an implementation without Accelerators would have taken.
  • Nucleus Research, ROI Case Study: Oracle E-Business Suite - OpenTV (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2009) (PDF)
    "OpenTV deployed Oracle E-Business Suite to meet its evolving and complex business requirements while streamlining data entry and auditing, reducing costs while increasing visibility into the business."

Commerce

  • IDC, Netshoes: eCommerce Scalability and Customization of the Purchasing Experience (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    This IDC study features the ways by which Netshoes, a large online retailer of sports goods, has used IT to modernize its business and improve its ecommerce platform with Oracle ATG Web Commerce and Engineered Systems. By having a smarter solution, a large set of promotional tools became available—those tools provided more flexibility for the business areas and shortened the time necessary to upload those actions on the Internet—a key factor for success for any business.
  • IDC, Grupo Herval: eCommerce as a Foundation fro Business Growth and Diversification (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire March 2015 (Publication: March 2014)
    Aiming for business growth and diversification, Grupo Herval sought to modernize its business and use technology to its advantage. Grupo Herval decided to go for Oracle ATG Web Commerce. Now, any system modifications like new products and campaigns are launched via parameterization from the business areas.What used to take days or weeks, now takes only hours (or even minutes). For a business that heavily depends on a small time-to-market, this provides a huge business impact.
  • Forrester, The Total Economic Impact Of Click to Call And Click to Chat (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2010)
    "After speaking with six ATG Live Help customers, Forrester Consulting found that those who use Click to Call and Click to Chat on their e-commerce site saw incremental revenue and recovered online sales that would have otherwise been abandoned."

Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Data Hubs / MDM

Human Capital Management (HCM)

ERP (Financials, GRC, IT PPM / PPM and Procurement)

Customer Relationship Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

  • Forbes.com guest column by Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group - "Oracle's CEO Makes Bold Cloud Predictions"
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "Miranda made the point that to fully leverage all the advantages inherent in the Cloud, applications need to be rebuilt from scratch rather than just hosting existing applications. In particular, the Oracle applications were rebuilt to: first of all, support frequent updates, through the use of more metadata; and secondly, to reduce the need for customization by building out Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities that allow extensions to the SaaS-based Cloud applications to be built and thus allow for protected upgrades."
  • Forbes.com guest column by Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group - "Obama Targets Foreign Profits: What are the Impacts on the Tax Efficient Supply Chain?"
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "On January 28th, I met with Valerie Dubois at the Oracle Value Chain Summit, and talked about this very topic. Valerie is the Director of Manufacturing Product Strategy at Oracle. Valerie explained to me how Oracle had improved their solution's ability to support the tax efficient supply chain...While the Oracle E-Business Suite solutions support many use cases in the tax efficient supply chain, Valerie told me that Oracle plans a more flexible and complete model for supporting TESC in an upcoming release of the Supply Chain Management Cloud."

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

  • CIMdata, Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 - Enabling Agents of Change (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire
    John Kelley, VP of Product Strategy, ran the Product Value Chain track, where PLM related topics were the key areas of discussion. As agents of change, Oracle targets aligning innovation, accelerating development, synchronizing commercialization, and coordinating execution. Thus, a persistent theme at the Summit was that Oracle, as an agent of change, developed its next generation, online, cloud-based, "public" platform of Oracle solutions.
  • IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Perspective: Oracle OpenWorld 2014" (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2015 (Publication: October 2014)
    "The cloud direction discussed at Oracle OpenWorld, including the Oracle Service Cloud, opens up a wide range of positive opportunities, and we will continue to review and report on those plans."
  • CIMdata: Innovation Management: Improving the Returns on Innovation Investments (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2014)
    "Oracle's Innovation Management solution supports innovation by bridging the gap between selecting innovative ideas and transitioning the best ideas into profitable products to gain more satisfied customers."
  • CIMData, Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire March 2015 (Publication: February 2014)
    In this report, CIMdata outlines the growing importance of Oracle's Value Chain Summit, and discusses the newest Product Value Chain Soution, Oracle Innovation Management.
  • CIMData, Proactively Managing Product Cost with Agile PCM (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2013)
    "Agile Product Cost Management is a solution that links cost with product BOMs and supports performing extensive cost analyses. Companies that need robust product costing solutions should evaluate Oracle's Agile PCM."
  • CIMData, For Oracle, PLM is Not Just about Engineering (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: February 2013)
    "Oracle has enabled a broad range of extended (i.e., outside the traditional engineering-centric domain of PLM) lifecycle management capabilities."
  • ARC Advisory Group, Oracle's AutoVue 20.2 Enables Enterprise Visualization (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2012)
    "Oracle's AutoVue version 20.2 represents the next generation of enterprise level business visualization solutions."
  • CIMdata, Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management Summit 2012
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2012)
    "The Agile PLM Summit 2012 was well presented and attended [...] Many enhancements to the Agile PLM applications were presented and the overall direction was well supported by customer reports and comments."
  • CIMData, Progress of Oracle's PLM Vision and Reality Evident at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2011)
    "Our summary assessment from this event is that Oracle's PLM product suite has clear strengths and is scoring significant successes in the marketplace. We expect to hear next year of continued growth for Oracle and noteworthy successes for their customers."

Social


Corporate

Company Profiles

Alliance and Channels


Industries

Consumer Goods

High Tech

  • CIMdata, Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management Summit 2012
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2012)
    "The Agile PLM Summit 2012 was well presented and attended [...] Many enhancements to the Agile PLM applications were presented and the overall direction was well supported by customer reports and comments."
  • CIMData, Progress of Oracle's PLM Vision and Reality Evident at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2011)
    "Our summary assessment from this event is that Oracle's PLM product suite has clear strengths and is scoring significant successes in the marketplace. We expect to hear next year of continued growth for Oracle and noteworthy successes for their customers."

Process Industries

General Manufacturing

Communications

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Policy Control and Charging (PCC) Solution, 2014-15 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2014)
    This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) examines the competitive dynamics for PCC solutions in the telecoms market, and provides telcos with analysis to inform the selection process based on the strength, strategy, and market impact of a vendor's product.
  • Ovum, NFV: Oracle's Two-Sided Strategy (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2014)
    This report examines the advantages posed by Oracle's NFV strategy, which was announced at OpenWorld. The value chain, particularly network operators, has reacted positively to the news.

Financial Services

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Retail

Services, Engineering, and Construction

  • ARC Advisory Group, Logistics Viewpoints Blog: Declining Oil Prices makes it Imperative for Shale Oil Companies to improve their Value Chains
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2014)
    "In the process of doing research in this area—I talked to 45 subject matter experts on this value chain—I came to the conclusion that the single biggest opportunity to improve cash flows in this value chain will be based on implementing a form of integrated business planning specific to shale oil & gas. Oracle and Accenture have teamed up to create a solution set for shale oil & gas focused on doing better integrated business planning. Oracle will focus on software, Accenture on change management and implementation."
  • Nucleus Research, ROI Case Study: Oracle E-Business Suite - OpenTV (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2009)
    "OpenTV deployed Oracle E-Business Suite to meet its evolving and complex business requirements while streamlining data entry and auditing, reducing costs while increasing visibility into the business."

Public Sector and Higher Education

  • Ovum, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a CRM for Constituent Service and Case Management in Government (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire February 2015 (Publication: January 2014)
    In January 2014, Ovum published its Decision Matrix focusing on CRM dynamics and trends facing government agencies, along with the six leading software application suites that are providing CRM solutions targeted at governments. In this report, Oracle Siebel CRM and Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) are both classified as Market Leaders.
  • Ovum, Oracle Focuses its Higher Education Message on Future Proofing (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2014 (Publication: September 2013)
    Ovum believes that Oracle's large and growing international installed base and its consistently strong investment in future proofing is accelerating its ability to deliver an attractive, and increasingly required, return on investment for Campus Solutions.
  • Nucleus Research, ROI Case Study: Oracle Imaging and Process Management - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2010)
    "Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University expanded its Oracle Imaging and Process Management (I/PM) and Oracle Distributed Document Capture (ODDC) deployment from student records and admissions to support management of invoices and expense reports, reducing costs while accelerating processes and increasing productivity. Nucleus Research estimates return on investment of 180% with a payback period of 7 months and average annual benefit of $521,375 over a three year period for Embry-Riddle."

Travel, Transport, and Logistics

  • ARC Brief, The Case for Innovation in Supply Chain Networks, Processes, and Technology (PDF)
    Distribution do not expire (Publication: November 2010)
    "The "There" each company must strive towards will vary by company and industry, but tomorrow's leaders will share some common attributes: They will all view supply chain as a synchronized system, not a fragmented collection of processes, functional groups, and IT applications. They will all make smarter decisions faster. They will collaborate and share networks with suppliers and customers. They will all have flexible, adaptable, and scalable IT systems."

Utilities


Regions

Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • IDC, Mexico - Case Study Cablecom - media with Engineered (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire August 2015 (Publication: August 2014)
    A case study by Industry analysts on Cablecom, a triple-play organization using Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exadata Database Storage Server supporting vertical solutions and middleware: Oracle SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Communications ASAP, Oracle Customer Relationship, Billing & Revenue Management (BRM), Oracle Order & Service Management (OSM)
  • IDC, Netshoes: eCommerce Scalability and Customization of the Purchasing Experience (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    This IDC study features the ways by which Netshoes, a large online retailer of sports goods, has used IT to modernize its business and improve its ecommerce platform with Oracle ATG Web Commerce and Engineered Systems. By having a smarter solution, a large set of promotional tools became available—those tools provided more flexibility for the business areas and shortened the time necessary to upload those actions on the Internet—a key factor for success for any business.
  • Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI: Introducing the IT Complexity Index (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    This white paper presents the findings of recent IDC research to identify the degree of complexity in IT environments today and the benefits associated with simplifying those environments. It is based on in-depth interviews with senior business and IT executives in nine separate enterprises that span a variety of industries, including financial services, ecommerce, medical/life sciences, retail, defense/aviation, and government. The interviews also spanned a number of geographic regions, including the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
  • Gartner, Brazil Context: 'CEOs and CIOs Must Co-Design the C-Suite for Digital Leadership'
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: January 2014)
    The analyst Cassio Dreyfus discusses how the Digital Revolution is creating business disruption. CIOs in Brazil must deal with specific local circumstances and help CEOs seize this opportunity.
  • IDC, Oportunidades on Engineered Systems (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire June 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    Case study by IDC analysts on Oportunidades, a federal program in Mexico led by the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL), using the Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 server, which helped deliver efficiency and the social support to families in economic constraints in more than 140 thousand communities throughout the Mexican Republic. The Engineered System processes the records of 33 million Mexican people from 32 state departments and 234 regional units to prevent duplication of economic support to same individuals.
  • IDC, Grupo Fármacos Especializados: Achieving Greater Operational Efficiency and Better Cost Control Through Oracle-Engineered Solutions (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire June 2015 (Publication: April 2014)
    English case study on Grupo Farmacos Especializados, a group of companies in the health care industry, demonstrating how Oracle Engineered Systems are being used to respond to the need of efficiency and operational certainty. The group migrated their transactional operation into an Integrated System under a Cloud model to solve cost related issues that became overwhelming.
  • IDC, Grupo Farmacos Especializados on Engineered Systems (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire April 2015 (Publication: April 2014)
    Case study by IDC analysts on Grupo Farmacos Especializados, a group of companies specialized in healthcare products and services (transportation and retail of special medicine/drugs) using Oracle applications and technology solutions on engineered systems in a cloud computing model.
  • IDC, Grupo Herval: eCommerce as a Foundation for Business Growth and Diversification (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire March 2015 (Publication: March 2014)
    Aiming for business growth and diversification, Grupo Herval sought to modernize its business and use technology to its advantage. Grupo Herval decided to go for Oracle ATG Web Commerce. Now, any system modifications like new products and campaigns are launched via parameterization from the business areas. What used to take days or weeks, now takes only hours (or even minutes). For a business that heavily depends on a small time-to-market, this provides a huge business impact.

Services

On Demand

Support


Systems

Systems Strategy

  • IDC, Netshoes: eCommerce Scalability and Customization of the Purchasing Experience (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    This IDC study features the ways by which Netshoes, a large online retailer of sports goods, has used IT to modernize its business and improve its ecommerce platform with Oracle ATG Web Commerce and Engineered Systems. By having a smarter solution, a large set of promotional tools became available—those tools provided more flexibility for the business areas and shortened the time necessary to upload those actions on the Internet—a key factor for success for any business.
  • Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems
    Distribution rights expire June 2015 (Publication: June 2014)

Engineered Systems

Servers

Storage

  • IDC Link, Perspective: Oracle's Quest to Become a Dominant Force in Storage (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2014 (Publication: October 2013)
    "This link discusses Oracle's quest to become a dominant force in storage, and some of the advances being made to accomplish that goal."
  • IDC White Paper, The Business Case for Midrange Tape Library Solutions (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2015 (Publication: October 2013)
    "This WP discusses Oracle's investments in its tape automation solutions to bring new innovations to its customers. In addition, Oracle's focus on providing greater value and ease of use for its tape automation solutions."
  • Storage Strategies Now, Oracle Delivers One-Two Punch with New ZS3 Series (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2013)
    "Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances new ZS3 storage systems provide efficiencies and automation for Oracle Database and applications that cannot easily be duplicated by competitors. Engineered to operate optimally with Oracle's broad suite of database applications, the ZS3 Series has knowledge of workloads via direct communication of performance information between storage and application, which can eliminate bottlenecks even in highly virtualized environments."
  • Taneja Group, Top Performance on Mixed Workloads, Unbeatable for Oracle database: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance - ZS3 Series (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2013)
    "This report will take a look at the new ZS3 Series and examine how it delivers both on its "application engineered" premise and its broader capabilities for unified storage use cases and workloads for all types."
  • Dragon Slayer Consulting, Exposing the Unvarnished Truth About Database Storage (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2013)
    "This document scrutinizes how the decoupling of the storage representation from the physical storage otherwise known as virtualization, has made the life of the DBA a living hell by making their jobs more not less difficult. It examines the storage problems and obstacles that the DBA has to deal with, and it critically assesses how well Oracle's latest ZS3 application engineered storage solves these database storage problems."
  • The Evaluator Group Inc, The Oracle ZS3 Storage Appliance (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2013)
    "Here we look at a hybrid storage system that has been engineered by Oracle for Oracle Database applications, the new Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, ZS3 Series, where we note a first time convergence of external, networked storage and database."
  • The Clipper Group, Oracle's StorageTek T10000D Further Reduces the TCO for Storing Data on Tape (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2013)
    "Oracle's StorageTek T10000D tape drive and media provide the most economical storage solution with the most functionality to lower the TCO of the storage infrastructure."
  • Oracle ZS3 Storage: The Value of Integration (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2013)
    "The latest version has a trifecta of advantages: performance and scalability that is the wont of all new storage systems, a surprisingly inclusive set of functionalities (including class-leading analytics), and an extended group of better together elements that make this a particularly compelling offering for Oracle Database users."
  • ESG, Oracle Storage: A Force to be Reckoned With? (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: April 2011)
    "Oracle is getting increasingly active in the storage business and it looks to have the desire, resources, and products to become more of a factor in the overall marketplace. Although a non-traditional player in this space, its Sun/StorageTek acquisition, combined with its traditional areas of strength, are creating an opportunity for it to be a disruptive (i.e., successful) element."
  • Josh Krischer & Associates: StorageTek Virtual Library Extension (VLE) - Single Common-Management Tiered-storage Infrastructure (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: January 2011)
    "This white paper goes in detail on the benefits of a multi-tier storage architecture for mainframe virtual tape environments."
  • ESG, NERSC: Proving Tape as Cost-Effective and Reliable Primary Data Storage (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2010)
    "This case study explains how Lawrence Livermore Labs are using tape as primary storage for their data, and only make one single copy. "
  • Horison, Tiered Storage Takes Center Stage (PDF)
    Distribution do not expire (Publication: September 2010)
    "This research notes explains how a multi-tiered storage system with automated data management provides the optimal solution for managing the 21st century data explosion. It also proposes to assign a monetary value to tiers of data to help optimizing storage infrastructure expenses."
  • Horison, Tape The Digital Curator of the Information Age (PDF)
    Distribution do not expire (Publication: September 2010)
    "This research notes examines the tape market and details the reasons behind the transition from a backup and restore solution to a premier long-term storage technology and archive."
  • Horison, Tape Technology Leaps Forward in The 3rd Era (PDF)
    Distribution do not expire (Publication: September 2010)
    "This research note details why the economics of tape for many applications are compelling from an acquisition cost and more importantly a cost of ownership perspective. At the same time, the reliability of tape products has significantly improved in the third era though many businesses remain unaware of these enhancements."
  • Horison, Oracle’s Storage Augments Mainframe Renaissance (PDF)
    Distribution do not expire (Publication: September 2010)
    "This commissioned white-paper details why with its latest Virtual Storage Manager, Oracle StorageTek boosted its mainframe virtual tape storage solutions."
  • ESG, Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is a Real (and Really Capable) Unified Storage Contender (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2010)
    "When the 7000 Series was new and came from the "uncertain stable" of Sun, its potential users could be forgiven for overlooking it despite its massively impressive capabilities. Now it is a time - and market-proven offering that has just added increased speed, capacity, and functionality - and it is delivered from the "thoroughbred house" of Oracle. Any excuses users may have for not considering it as a strong and capable mid-to-high market storage contender are getting pretty hard to come by."
  • ESG, Is Oracle Breathing New Life into Sun Storage
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: July 2010)
    These guys have a really good story to tell. They have the apps, database, server, switches (data center fabric only, Infiniband, not going after Cisco any time soon) and storage. They have a real converged computing story. Exadata is pretty impressive, and the management team we saw over the past 2 days was very impressive.

Operating Systems


Technology

Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing

Content Management / Search / Collaboration / Social

  • Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management
    Distribution rights expire September 2015 (Publication: September 2014)
    Gartner evaluated 22 vendors regarding their ability to help businesses deliver personalized content in context to their customers.
  • Ovum, SWOT Assessment: Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire February 2015 (Publication: January 2014)
    "Ovum believes that the company now has all the pieces required for a true customer experience management (CEM) solution."
  • Ovum, Oracle Introduces File Sync and Share (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2014 (Publication: November 2013)
  • Nucleus Research, ROI Case Study: Oracle Imaging and Process Management - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2010)
    "Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University expanded its Oracle Imaging and Process Management (I/PM) and Oracle Distributed Document Capture (ODDC) deployment from student records and admissions to support management of invoices and expense reports, reducing costs while accelerating processes and increasing productivity. Nucleus Research estimates return on investment of 180% with a payback period of 7 months and average annual benefit of $521,375 over a three year period for Embry-Riddle."
  • Martin Butler Research, The Business Value of Enterprise Search 2009 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: July 2009)
    Martin Butler Research expects information search to become a major issue in all organizations as the need to reduce information costs becomes a more pressing issue. As information sources proliferate, so the need to present a single search interface will become more important. Recent research on the benefits of knowledge sharing reveal that costs can quickly exceed benefits. Expect information search to become a much larger component in your organizations IT armory, and with it will come a need for constant awareness of cost and value.
  • Basex, Building Collaborative Business Environments: The Buzz on Oracle's Beehive (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: July 2009)
    Basex evaluates Oracle Beehive and concludes that it clearly has functionality to enable Collaborative Business Environment to help organizations realize significant enterprise productivity and efficiency gains. Basex recommends that organizations consider Oracle Beehive as a comprehensive collaboration solution alongside the more traditional products from IBM (Lotus Notes/Domino, Lotus Connections, and Lotus Sametime) and Microsoft (Outlook/Exchange and SharePoint and Office Communications Server.)
  • Forrester, Total Economic Impact of Oracle Enterprise Content Management (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: April 2008)
    Forrester Consulting completed a commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI) study on behalf of Oracle on the City of Ottawa. The City of Ottawa is anticipating a return on investment of between 143% and 152% with Oracle's Enterprise Content Management. The benefit areas for realizing ROI come from reduced print cost, improved management of physical files, increase in productivity from content related processes, easier compliance with information retention regulations and improved citizen services.
  • Forrester, Total Economic Impact of Oracle Universal Content Management (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2007)
    Forrester Consulting completed a commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI) study on behalf of Oracle on Emerson Process Management. Emerson was able to achieve a 177% risk-adjusted ROI and payback within 12 months of deployment of Oracle Universal Content Management. The benefit areas for realizing ROI came from reduced headcount for managing content, reduced print and mailing costs, reduced third-party vendor costs and improved operational efficiency with content-oriented processes and better control over brand consistency.

Database

  • Forrester, The Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key Value Databases (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2015 (Publication: October 2014)
    Forrester rates Oracle as a "leader". According to Forrester: "Oracle NoSQL key-value database is a mature, high-performing, scale-out storage engine and provides transactional semantics, fine-grained concurrency, primary and secondary indexes, and high availability features. Oracle overall has executed well on its NoSQL strategy, which focuses on improved scale, performance, security, integration with traditional relational databases, and support for cloud, in-memory, and appliances."
  • 451 Research, Oracle Reiterates its Commitment to MySQL with Oracle Enterprise Manager Integration (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2015 (Publication: October 2014)
    Almost five years since its acquisition of MySQL along with Sun, Oracle continues to update the open source database, most recently via integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager and Enterprise Edition enhancements. The company also continues to reiterate its commitment to expand the development and support of MySQL.
  • IDC, Making Oracle Database Easier and Faster to Manage and Run: Cardinal Health's Consolidation on Oracle Exadata (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire December 2015 (Publication: December 2012)
    IDC concludes that Cardinal Health's consolidation of 20 databases onto two Oracle Exadata systems yields these benefits: (1) simplifies installation, configuration, and administration (2) provides much better performance than commodity hardware (3) enables consistently optimal performance with minimal tuning, thereby freeing staff to do more high- value activities.
  • Nucleus, A Closer Look at the Oracle Database Appliance (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2013)
    The Oracle Database Appliance is designed to be a simple, affordable, high availability cluster in a box. Nucleus examined the experiences of Oracle Database Appliance customers and found they were able to reduce cost and complexity while increasing administrator productivity and accelerating time to value.
  • Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems
    Distribution rights expire December 2014 (Publication: October 2013)
  • IDC, Managing Many Databases as One: Pluggable Databases from Oracle (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2014 (Publication: November 2013)
    "Oracle Database 12c with Oracle Multitenant Option delivers the kind of flexibility and resource manageability necessary to prepare the datacenter for the private cloud, yet does so in a way that is familiar to Oracle DBAs, leveraging their existing skills."
  • Enterprise Strategy Group, Introducing Oracle Database 12c: Manage Many Databases as One (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2013)
    "Oracle's dramatic re-architecture of its latest enterprise relational database, Oracle Database 12c, offers database customers a long list of real improvements to support cloud implementations, enable the consolidation and management of many databases as one, and streamline the day-to-day work of database administrators."
  • Forrester, The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Data Masking (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: June 2013)
  • Nucleus Research, Assessing Oracle Database Appliance (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: July 2012)
    "Nucleus found adopting the appliance enabled organizations to avoid complexity and cost while flexibly growing their businesses."
  • Forrester, The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Real Application Testing (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: April 2012)
  • Winter Corporation, Big Data: Business Opportunities, Requirements, and Oracle's Approach (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2011)
    "Oracle Big Data Appliance - in connection with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine - offers a new route for Oracle customers to leverage the business opportunities associated with "Big Data"."
  • ESG, Oracle Storage: A Force to be Reckoned With? (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: April 2011)
    "Oracle is getting increasingly active in the storage business and it looks to have the desire, resources, and products to become more of a factor in the overall marketplace. Although a non-traditional player in this space, its Sun/StorageTek acquisition, combined with its traditional areas of strength, are creating an opportunity for it to be a disruptive (i.e., successful) element."
  • ESG, Oracle Database 11g Helps Control Exponential Database Growth (PDF)
    (Publication: March 2010)
    ESG customer surveys reveal that “managing data growth” is consistently a top concern. This whitepaper discusses the various features of the Oracle Database that assist with managing data including ASM, Advanced Data Compression, Data Guard, and Partitioning.
  • Winter Corporation, Increasing the Manageability of the Oracle Grid (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2009)
    Oracle Database 11g Release 2 has made significant manageability improvements to Oracle RAC manageability. WinterCorp concludes that the number of steps required to install a four-node Oracle Database 11g Release 2 RAC cluster has decreased by 40% over Oracle Database 11g Release 1. For installing a software patch, 90% fewer steps are required.

Fusion Middleware

Grid

  • Winter Corporation, Increasing the Manageability of the Oracle Grid (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: September 2009)
    Oracle Database 11g Release 2 has made significant manageability improvements to Oracle RAC manageability. WinterCorp concludes that the number of steps required to install a four-node Oracle Database 11g Release 2 RAC cluster has decreased by 40% over Oracle Database 11g Release 1. For installing a software patch, 90% fewer steps are required.

Java

  • VDC Research Group: M2M Vendor Profile—Oracle (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2014 (Publication: October 2013)
    Overview of Oracle's position as a leader in delivering complete M2M solutions.
  • Ovum, Oracle M2M Strategy Opens New Role for Java (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2014 (Publication: October 2013)
    Oracle is positioning itself in advance of this new IT wave around Java for M2M. This strategy is sound because Java remains at the top of the programming popularity rating.
  • IDC, NetBeans IDC 7.3: An IDE for All Seasons (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2014 (Publication: April 2013)
    "The NetBeans IDE 7.3 release brings a lot of new candy on top of plain old syntactic sugar to developers of multiple ecosystems."

Security

Enterprise Management / Virtualization