EMC Corporation this week joined with Oracle Corporation in the launch of its new flagship database and application server, Oracle9i. EMC technology was used as the information storage infrastructure during the development and testing of Oracle9i. Additionally, EM says it is ensuring interoperability and integration of Oracle9i with EMC systems and software for the more than 9,000 global installations running a combination of Oracle and EMC technology.
"The combination of Oracle9i and EMC systems and software will help organizations do more with less, which is a key customer requirement in these challenging times," said Don Swatik, EMC's Vice President of Global Alliances. "EMC and Oracle have always shared a common information-centric vision that has become the backbone of our long-standing alliance. By working together to give customers the ability to centrally manage and scale all of their information on a single platform, we are allowing them to significantly drive down management costs and improve their total cost of ownership."
EMC, as a Beta test partner for Oracle9i, tested features and functions and concurrently worked to ensure interoperability with EMC systems and software. Additional integration work to further integrate new Oracle9i features with EMC software is underway in the areas of management and the deployment of clusters. The two companies will showcase their solutions at the first-ever European Oracle OpenWorld next week (June 18 -21) in Berlin, where EMC President and CEO Joe Tucci will deliver a keynote.