Oracle Sees Strong Customer Adoption of Oracle Database in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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News Facts

-More than 280,000 organizations worldwide have adopted Oracle Database to gain economies of scale on easily managed low cost grids, reduce cost of downtime, change IT systems faster and protect and audit data better.

-Leading organizations from the public sector, plus financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, utilities, healthcare, media & entertainment, travel and transportation, and high tech industries in EMEA that adopted components of Oracle Database in recent months include: Rewe Austria Dienstleistungen GmbH, De Persgroep and Infrabel (Belgium); Mo'men Group (Egypt); Eesti Energia (Estonia); Generale De Sante and Pari Mutuel Urbain (France); Budapest Airport and Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (Hungary); Italian Ministry of Defense; Bankas Snoras (Lithuania); Romtelecom (Romania); Severstal JSC and Vneshtorgbank (Russia); Credit Suisse (Switzerland); and ING Bank (Turkey)

-"Organizations across the region continue to adopt Oracle Database 11g to power their enterprise applications," said Chris Baker, senior vice president of Core technology, Oracle EMEA. "The customers highlighted here are excellent examples of business user applications benefiting from the performance, availability, scalability and other features of Oracle Database 11g."

Quotes:

-Avantis, a leading Polish wireless services provider, is enhancing its Oracle-based IT systems with Oracle Real Application Clusters. "Thanks to the increasing popularity of mobile services, our transaction platform is now having to support a very large amount of data. Only the best database technology is capable to manage such a workload - that's why we chose Oracle." - Artur Witan, Vice president, Avantis.

-AEK, the largest central hospital in Budapest, Hungary, which also supports the police, government and other public departments, has implemented Oracle Data Guard. "Our institute is a priority hospital with special tasks. Due to this special responsibility, we aim for the highest possible quality in our work, and the continuous availability of the IT system is a critical requirement. In a hospital it is especially important that patients are attended to immediately, rather than having to wait for service due to any technical difficulties. Since the implementation of Oracle Data Guard this has not happened, and our clients are able to rely on us with trust every day of the week." - Dr. István Szilvásy, director general of Állami Egészségügyi Központ (State Health Center).

-The mission of Belgium's National Pensions Office (NPO) is to inform the public about pensions, allocate employee pensions, and pay out pensions to employees and self-employed individuals. "We find Oracle Recovery Manager the most natural, flexible, and integrated way to manage our backup processes. With this Oracle Database feature, we can restore the very latest data on both disk and tape and rapidly recover the right data in an automated way?saving us time and effort." - Jean-Michel Orban, Database Administrator, National Pensions Office

-GS1 Germany is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility in supply chains. GS1 is driven by more than a million companies which execute more than five billion transactions a day with the GS1 System of Standards. This makes it the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. "By leveraging the Oracle Database, we are able to display the benefit of our EPC global standards to member organizations and support them by offering a hosted environment for their early adopter industry projects." - Mr. Ralf Vinzenz Bigge, Director EPC/RFID Solutions, GS1 Germany.

-DHL Express Poland has successfully gone live with Oracle Real Applications Clusters (RAC) in a very short timeframe. Oracle RAC was installed in just 24 hours in a project undertaken with extensive help from Oracle Consulting. "After installing Oracle RAC, we noticed a great improvement in our systems performance - especially in the server layer. What has also improved is a level of security, which has increased thanks to Oracle RAC parallel clusters and general environment scalability. Now we can easily adapt the computing power of all systems to our business needs." - Maciej Czarnecki, IT Project Manager, DHL Express (Poland).

-The Regional Hospital in Radom, Poland, has gone live with its implementation of Oracle Real Application Clusters as the scalable platform for its main transactional system InfoMedica. "Thanks to the Oracle Real Application Clusters option we have achieved an enormous acceleration of our main transactional system. The system's boot time went down from minutes to seconds, and the service claims diminished more than ten times. Patients are also satisfied, as the queues in Registration Counter disappeared almost completely." - Maciej Szwed, CIO, Regional Hospital in Radom.

-Spital Netz Bern, Switzerland, a network of five regional hospitals, has deployed the first Oracle Database 11g-based DICOM-enabled patient health record system to optimize and secure their clinical data management. The centralised, universal patient data archive securely unifies all patient information for lower costs and improved quality of care. Oracle's native DICOM support enabled several DICOM features for DICOM data in the patient health record: integration of DICOM data viewers; JPEG images for physicians with low bandwidth who do not need the entire DICOM study; and attribute extraction from DICOM images that extend the DICOM standard, thus supporting inclusion of data from multiple specialties. "The unique features like Oracle Multimedia in Oracle Database 11g together with the i-engineers "health engine" application has helped us to significantly reduce costs and improve quality and security of our clinical document processing." - Peter Gerber, CIO, Spital Netz Bern.

-Zagiel Financial Services, Poland, has enhanced the scalability and performance of its IT systems thanks to Oracle Partitioning. Oracle is the database of choice for all the company's transactional systems. "After the implementation of Oracle Partitioning we recorded a substantial increase of all our databases performance. The data processing speed has increased from 3 up to over 10 times. An additional benefit is that less disk capacity is required for the database, which results in huge savings in the area of data storage." - Andrzej Gryciuk, Chief Oracle DB Administrator, Zagiel SA.

-United System of Instant Payments (OSMP) of Russia, the leading Russian online payment system, has gone live with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, to enable better customer service and IT infrastructure optimization. "The faster we process the transaction flow, which exceeds 7 million operations per day, the higher our customers' satisfaction is. The less CPU resources we spend per each transaction processing, the more we have growth potential without any hardware upgrade. Additionally, by using Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database as a cache, we are able to more rapidly access less frequently-used data. Hence we have been able to free up approximately 30% of our CPU capacity on our main OLTP server, which was previously used for processing payments in the Oracle Database. The advantages of Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database have proved even more valuable for us in our project for payments security," - Michael Grankin, Deputy director of information systems development department, OSMP.

Supporting Resources

-About Oracle Database 11g
-http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/032365
-Listen to Oracle Database Customer Podcasts
-Gartner: Oracle RAC Moved to Mainstream Use
-Oracle Blog: Database Insider
-Oracle Database 11g Release 2 White Paper
-Follow Oracle Database on Twitter
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