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Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Scale with Oracle Cloud Platform

Mon, 2016-11-14 09:56
Press Release
Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Scale with Oracle Cloud Platform Oracle Enables Companies of All Sizes to Succeed with Easy-to-Deploy Cloud Solutions

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle Corporation announced today that small and medium sized business (SMBs) turn to Oracle for strategic collaboration on their journey to the Cloud. SMBs are utilizing the benefits of enterprise-grade capabilities delivered by Oracle Cloud Platform for rapid application development, fast and predictable performance, reliable security, and elastic scalability to support their growth.

Oracle Cloud Platform offers an integrated offering across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to enable developers, IT and line of business leaders to leverage the Cloud. These offerings allow SMBs to develop, deploy and manage any application or workload. Oracle offers a strategic platform to help solve business challenges and ensure time-to-value with the cloud. This offering allows SMBs to utilize the same best-in-class features that enterprises leverage.

MCH Data Taps Oracle Database Cloud Service for Seamless Transition into the Cloud

MCH Strategic Data is a data services company headquartered in Sweet Springs, Missouri that specializes in collecting and compiling data from institutions in the education, healthcare, government and religious sectors. With its nimble 100-person staff, MCH relies on third-party vendors to manage many of its technology systems. When one of MCH Data’s vendors needed to be replaced, they standardized on Oracle as other vendors failed to meet their needs. Oracle Database Cloud Service provided an easy and fast transition to the Cloud as MCH Data was able to provision a complete Oracle Database Cloud Service environment in a few minutes and get started immediately without upfront costs.

“The power of data in the Cloud is in the ability to rapidly leverage it for business insights that drive our customers’ success,” said Brian Vogelsmeier, director of IT, MCH Strategic Data. “As collecting data is paramount to our business, we needed to pick a vendor that has best-in-class database Cloud technology that makes the back up to the database seamless, hence our choice to leverage Oracle’s services.”  

Pragmatyxs Standardized on Oracle Database Cloud Service, PaaS and IaaS for Efficiency, Security and 24/7 Availability

Pragmatyxs, a company that works with Fortune 500 clients to ensure smooth communications between their supply chain and finance systems, as well as the barcode and product labels mandated by regulatory bodies, also leverages Oracle. All of Pragmatyxs’ clients’ product labels must comply with industry and regulatory standards, across dozens of countries. Pragmatyxs had an Oracle Database on premises, in addition to using Java for product development.They chose to migrate both to the Cloud in order to reduce the amount of time that their spent on maintenance and support, without having the upfront hardware costs, without needing to know backup and recovery commands, and without having to perform complex tasks such as database software upgrades and patching.

“We launched our Cloud based label printing service for our partners and remote facilities which was a strategic initiative for our business. We have 15 employees, so we needed a solution that was the most efficient and secure with 24/7 availability” said Paul Van Hout, CEO and Founder, Pragmatyxs. “By using Oracle Database Cloud Service, PaaS and IaaS. Pragmatyxs utilizes Oracle’s Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Messaging and Cloud Service. We are maximizing the efficiency promised by the Cloud while giving our customers a better, more configurable product. With Oracle, we can stay ahead of the industry and compete like we never could before.”

IQMS ERP Selects Oracle Cloud Platform to Offer Customers Cloud Backup and Industry-Leading Security

After 27 years of offering manufacturing operations applications entirely under a licensed, on-premises model, IQMS ERP, a comprehensive manufacturing MES and ERP software system, now offers the choice to subscribe to the software as service running on Oracle Cloud Platform. This allows them to offer customers capabilities they didn’t have before, such as Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service alongside its IQMS application, providing the tools for companies to analyze and visualize the extensive Internet of Things (IoT) data that IQMS collects on factory-floor machine performance. Similarly, IQMS has started offering Oracle’s Cloud backup service, for both Cloud and on-premises versions of IQMS. Since IQMS applications run on the Oracle Database, the Cloud backup service drew immediate interest from customers.

“For its reliability, price point, and strong security, the real value of Oracle Cloud Platform is being able to offer customers more services along with added simplicity,” said Gary Nemmers, CEO and President, IQMS. “If any component fails, factories stop and that can’t happen. With Oracle Cloud Platform, our customers have benefits like more extensive data encryption than they run in house and some are have even freed up resources previously tied up with on-premises datacenter maintenance.”

“We are proud to be helping businesses of all sizes build, grow and compete in the Cloud,” said Ashish Mohindroo, Vice President, Oracle Cloud. “With a single, connected cloud, Oracle offers SMBs more than just subscription software. We are proud to be a strategic partner to help explain how all of the pieces of our cloud work together to help solve business challenges—by helping SMBs build innovative applications and solutions for sales, marketing, finance and reporting, to talent and recruitment drives.”

In addition to subscription pricing that’s SMB-friendly, Oracle has improved the buying experience to help enable customers be successful with their cloud purchases. Oracle created The Accelerated Buying Experience to make purchasing cloud services fast and simple. Rather than taking weeks to execute a transaction, customers can now complete their purchases in a matter of hours or a few days.

Key features include:

  • Data Management
    • MySQL Cloud Service
    • Oracle Database Cloud Service
    • Exadata Express Cloud Service
    • Big Data Cloud Service
  • Cloud Native Application Development
    • Application Builder Cloud Service
    • Application Container Cloud Service
    • Java Cloud Service
    • Mobile Cloud Service
  • Integration
    • Application Integration Cloud Service
    • SOA Cloud Service
  • Application and Cloud Management
    • Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service
    • Log Analytics Cloud Service

To learn more about Oracle’s SMB offerings, please visit us at oracle.com/smb.

To learn more about what the Oracle Cloud Platform, please visit us at cloud.oracle.com.

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Oracle PR
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Oracle Service Cloud Enables Brands to Transform the Customer Experience by Unlocking the Value of Internet of Things Data

Mon, 2016-11-14 07:00
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Oracle Service Cloud Enables Brands to Transform the Customer Experience by Unlocking the Value of Internet of Things Data New integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud helps brands deliver smart and proactive customer service experiences and accelerate IoT projects

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle today announced an innovative new solution that enables brands to quickly and efficiently leverage insights from the Internet of Things (IoT) to power smart and connected customer service experiences. Powered by a packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud, the new solution helps brands enhance the customer experience, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs by using IoT data to predict customer needs and proactively address customer service issues.

The explosive growth of the Internet of Things gives organizations the opportunity to deliver innovative new services faster and reduce risk by connecting, analyzing and integrating data-driven insights from connected “things” into business processes and applications. To help brands capitalize on this opportunity to drive next-generation customer service experiences, Oracle has introduced a new packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud. The new IoT Accelerator is an open source integration that also includes implementation documentation to easily configure, extend and deploy.

“The Internet of Things is fundamentally changing the way consumers interact with brands and in the process, it is creating volumes of data that organizations can leverage to transform the customer experience,” said Meeten Bhavsar, senior vice president, Oracle Service Cloud. “By delivering a packaged integration between Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud, we are able to accelerate the time to value, while lowering the complexity of IoT projects. For brands, this also means they can easily take advantage of IoT data and make it actionable across engagement channels to deliver exceptional customer service experiences.”

Oracle Service Cloud helps brands seamlessly integrate IoT device data into existing omni-channel operations. For example, Denon + Marantz, a leading provider of premium branded equipment, is leveraging customer insights from more than 200,000 connected devices globally to deliver personalized, positive and consistent customer experiences worldwide.

“Denon and Marantz products have always provided a high quality, immersive musical experience and with IoT data, we now have the opportunity to extend that first-class experience to our customer service team,” said Scott Strickland, CIO, Denon + Marantz. “Leveraging Oracle Service Cloud’s IoT integration capabilities, we have been able to improve our customers experience and increase our internal efficiency and knowledge base. In addition, we can leverage IoT information via the Oracle Marketing Cloud to target campaigns based on how a consumer actually uses the product and not how we think they use it.”

The Oracle Service Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Suite, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud Suite empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

The Oracle IoT Cloud enables customers to connect to any device generating data, perform real-time and predictive analytics on device data and extend business processes within enterprise applications. With Oracle IoT Cloud, users can rapidly build IoT applications for preventive maintenance and asset tracking using pre-built integrations with Oracle Platform as a Service, Oracle cloud applications and third-party applications.

For more information, please read about thelatest November 2016 Oracle Service Cloud release including the Internet of Things (IoT) Accelerator or check out the Modern Service Experience blog.

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University System of New Hampshire, The College of New Jersey, and University of Wyoming Turn to Oracle Cloud to Drive Institutional Excellence

Mon, 2016-11-14 07:00
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University System of New Hampshire, The College of New Jersey, and University of Wyoming Turn to Oracle Cloud to Drive Institutional Excellence The industry’s most complete and modern Cloud solutions for finance help higher education institutions drive student success through improved financial operations

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 14, 2016

Oracle today announced that The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and University of Wyoming have selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and University System of New Hampshire has selected Oracle Enterprise Management (EPM) Cloud to advance educational opportunities by digitizing and modernizing their financial, planning, and budgeting systems. With predictive capabilities and the power to scale, Oracle Cloud solutions for finance will transform the way these institutions do business and support their future growth.  

“Moving to Oracle ERP Cloud will enable TCNJ to react to rapid changes in higher education by proactively looking at our critical financial information in real time,” said Dr. Sharon Blanton, vice president and chief information officer at TCNJ. “The breadth and depth of Oracle’s Cloud solutions for finance offers us a cost-effective way to modernize our finance systems faster so we can direct more resources toward the advancement of our students, faculty, and staff.”

Oracle Cloud solutions for finance empower higher education institutions with better insights into financial, procurement, and grant information that help faculty and staff concentrate more resources on driving institutional innovation and excellence. The solutions enable higher education institutions to drive predictable performance, budget more accurately, and report with confidence.

“Oracle is working with higher education institutions to deliver innovative cloud solutions that offer more complete and impactful reporting to streamline operations and drive new opportunities in education,” said Hari Sankar, GVP of product management at Oracle. “We are proud to support academic success with Oracle Cloud solutions for finance, which frees up staff and faculty to focus on higher-value tasks in support of their students.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

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Oracle
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Shawnee State University Chooses Complete Oracle Cloud Suite to Improve Recruitment and Operations

Thu, 2016-11-10 07:00
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Shawnee State University Chooses Complete Oracle Cloud Suite to Improve Recruitment and Operations First state university in Ohio selects Oracle Cloud solutions to improve retention and streamline business practices

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 10, 2016

Oracle announced today that Shawnee State University is implementing the full Oracle Cloud Suite including Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud), in addition to Student Cloud CX. The university also anticipates moving to the Student Management Cloud as part of the university’s efforts to prepare their students for future success using the latest technology. This adoption comes with a recent Ohio Governor mandate to lower the cost of education, which prompted the university to search for the best technology to modernize and optimize internal operations.

With a student and staff body of 3,800 students and 700 employees, Shawnee State seeks to be a leader in paving the way for universities of all sizes to transition to cloud services. Their previous IT department was too small to handle the level of needs for their constituents. However, through the implementation of Oracle’s Cloud solution, the university will be utilizing a single cloud solution that helps manage recruitment processes to seek out best-fit students; this also enables them to focus on serving their constituents in a timelier manner.

While previously using an on-premise service, ensuring that recruiters reached the right students, and that those prospects ultimately chose to attend the university, was a big problem that needed to be solved. Shawnee State was seeking a service that focused on the entire student lifecycle from student success to finances – all while providing a single cloud experience from a global perspective.

“We believe that implementing Oracle’s Cloud solutions will help us meet our priority of being a student-focused university, by leveraging the latest technology all under a single unified cloud experience,” said Elinda Boyles, vice president for finance and administration at Shawnee State University. “We are fortunate that Shawnee State University President, Rick Kurtz, has forward-thinking vision and commitment to the university’s long-term success. This effort will improve operational efficiencies and better align our IT resources,” she said.

Because Oracle seeks to ensure their customers have a seamless transition to the cloud, Shawnee State was able to easily integrate the modern technology with legacy systems. Shawnee State is live with Oracle’s Student Cloud CX, and are implementing the remainder of the suite now with an expected go live of June 30, 2017.

“Oracle’s commitment to Higher Education and proven expertise in the Cloud provide Shawnee State University with a modern, secure and scalable platform for growth,” said Rondy Ng, Oracle’s Senior Vice President, Applications Development. “Our next-generation cloud platform for Higher Education incorporates embedded analytics, an intuitive user experience, and built-in collaboration functionality to deliver comprehensive support for the business and student lifecycle with a focus on putting the student first.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Shawnee State University

Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. Founded in 1986, and located along the Ohio River in historic Portsmouth, Ohio, the university offers a range of signature programs, including Game Design, which has been nationally ranked for six years in a row.

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Oracle Cloud Helps Organizations Discover Profit Winners

Wed, 2016-11-09 07:00
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Oracle Cloud Helps Organizations Discover Profit Winners Organizational managers and finance executives can easily identify hidden costs and profits with new profitability and cost management solution delivered in the cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 9, 2016

Oracle today announced a purpose-built solution for finance executives and organizational managers to understand specifically what drives profitability, continually assess how resources are being consumed, and take action. Although under constant pressure to improve performance, many organizations lack visibility into what drives cost and profit. Cost, revenue, and operational systems are often fragmented, unconnected, and dispersed, making it difficult to understand the true profitability and costs of the business.

Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) enables business users to understand the root causes behind costs and revenues. Users can quickly and easily determine the profitability of customers, products, geographies, and sales channels, and take action to improve profitability and lower costs.

“What you don’t know about where your business is making and losing money can really hurt you. In today’s high-paced and increasingly competitive global business climate, it’s essential that your organization focuses resources and cash on the right priorities,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president of enterprise performance management at Oracle. “PCMCS enables organizations to easily identify their profit winners and address inefficiencies, ultimately improving business agility and profitable revenue growth, while minimizing costs.”

Built for the Cloud, Oracle PCMCS delivers new capabilities and innovation in the Cloud, while also leveraging best practices from Oracle’s on-premises offering, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management.  The solution allows organizations to keep their general ledgers “thin,” fast, and efficient by performing detailed calculations outside the general ledger. Business users can identify profit potential and areas of cost savings with simple one-click reports and dashboards, without reliance on IT. The Cloud solution delivers pre-built reports including profit curves, scatter plots, and traceability, and includes features for detailed financial modeling and ad hoc reporting. Oracle PCMCS handles large data sets, and easily integrates with multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, as well as with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and on-premises offerings.

No matter the industry, Oracle PCMCS helps determine where best to spend limited investments and scarce resources to get the biggest impact:

  • Financial services: Banks can gain visibility into complex cost allocations and calculate costs down to product, consumer, and branch.
  • Healthcare: Organizations can provide accurate charge coding in patient profitability.
  • Higher education: Institutions can view the full cost of a course by calculating everything needed to deliver the course, including the cost of building the course.
  • Telecommunications: Companies can apply network costs directly to a product that consumes actions on that network, such as minutes or data.
  • Transportation: Organizations can calculate all costs of moving a plane from point to point, including capitalization on plane, crew, and station costs at each airport, which can be allocated based on factors like number of passengers carried or number of flights taken.
  • Utilities and public services: Users can allocate all shared costs, such as facilities and support staff, into services required while providing transparency for government oversight.

“Businesses today can struggle with knowing exactly where their profit comes from, as traditional financial statements don’t tell the full story, and general ledgers can be inefficient and cluttered,” said Mike Willhelm, managing director at Huron. “Oracle PCMCS enables businesses to easily get insights into profits and costs and act on them quickly. In addition, it integrates well with ERP business processes.”

“The Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service strikes the perfect balance between configurability and ease-of-use, and is a welcome addition to Oracle’s market-leading family of cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management applications. It’s the ideal solution for a wide range of allocation based business processes, including management reporting, product and customer profitability, shared service costing and chargebacks, and operational transfer pricing,” said Mike Killeen, senior vice president at Edgewater Ranzal.

Oracle PCMCS is available now for existing and new customers. Businesses can choose flexible deployment options to best fit their needs. For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle EPM Cloud on Twitter.

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Oracle
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Completes Tender Offer for Acquisition of NetSuite

Sat, 2016-11-05 00:00
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Oracle Completes Tender Offer for Acquisition of NetSuite Deal to Close Monday

Redwood Shores Calif—Nov 5, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced that a majority of the unaffiliated shares of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) were validly tendered and the other conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied.  The acquisition of NetSuite will be consummated by Oracle on Monday, November 7, 2016.  American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that as of 12:00 Midnight, Eastern time, at the end of November 4, 2016, approximately 21,775,553 unaffiliated Shares, or 53.21% of the total unaffiliated Shares, and 62,330,605 total Shares, or 76.39% of the total Shares issued and outstanding, have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer. Both figures do not include 1,037,279 unaffiliated Shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase.  When the 1,037,279 unaffiliated Shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures are included in the results, approximately 22,812,832 unaffiliated Shares, or 55.76% of the total unaffiliated Shares, and 63,367,884 total Shares, or 77.65% of the total shares issued and outstanding, will have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer.  

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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Additional Information

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication is for informational purposes only. The tender offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from, or on behalf of, holders of shares in any jurisdiction in which the making of the tender offer or the acceptance thereof would not comply with the laws of that jurisdiction. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including the Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer materials) filed by Napa Acquisition Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on August 18, 2016, as amended from time to time. In addition, on August 18, 2016, NetSuite Inc. filed a Solicitation/Recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer. Stockholders of NetSuite Inc. are urged to read these documents, all amendments thereto and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety because they contain important information about the tender offer. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, along with the Solicitation/Recommendation statement, will be made available to all stockholders of NetSuite Inc. at no expense to them. These documents are available at no charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. The Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal, the Solicitation/Recommendation statement and other offering documents may also be obtained for free by contacting the Information Agent for the tender offer, Innisfree, M&A Incorporated, toll-free at 888-750-5834.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and NetSuite Inc., including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of NetSuite Inc., anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words "anticipates", "can", "will", "look forward to", "expected" and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or NetSuite Inc., that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business, and the possibility that Oracle or NetSuite Inc. may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or NetSuite Inc. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and NetSuite Inc., respectively, file with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle's and NetSuite Inc.'s respective operational and other results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Empowers Customers to Manage Identity Gap

Wed, 2016-10-26 17:43
Press Release
Oracle Marketing Cloud Empowers Customers to Manage Identity Gap Enhancements to Oracle Data Management Platform Enable Marketers to Seamlessly Define, Select, Count and Deliver Audience IDs Based on User Environment

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 26, 2016

Oracle today introduced a series of new data management platform innovations within the Oracle Marketing Cloud that enable customers to seamlessly define, select, count, and deliver audience IDs based on the users’ environment. This allows customers to create audience segments tied to the customer journey across devices, channels, media environments, and ID spaces. Powered by the Oracle ID Graph, this release helps marketing and media professionals deliver on their marketing strategies by delivering relevant experiences to customers on whichever device they choose.

As consumers increasingly interact with brands across a range of different devices and environments, marketers and publishers face the challenge of unifying consumer IDs from different platforms and devices in order to gain a holistic view of individual buyers. To empower marketers and publishers to quickly and efficiently manage these multiple environments, Oracle has released major enhancements to the Audience Builder user interface within the Oracle Data Management Platform to help marketers visualize and manage ID source, with planned functionality to link these audiences via a self-service UI through the Oracle ID Graph.  The new user interface released today makes it easier for customers to manage and select ID types in order to identify, build, plan and analyze audiences based on the device or platform within which the ID was originally created. This lays the foundation for the next iteration of the platform, which will further enable cross-device marketing by bridging IDs and scoring linkages between those IDs. This set of enhancements accelerates the convergence of adtech and martech within and outside of the Oracle technology stack.

“The explosive growth in connected devices has created immense opportunities for marketers to engage with consumers at the moments that truly matter,” said Steve Krause, group vice president, product management, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “To capitalize on this opportunity, marketers need to be able to manage audiences based on the engaged environment. This is critical to intelligent linking for use cases like cross-device targeting and that is why we have revamped the Audience Builder user interface within the Oracle Data Management Platform to help address device agnostic identity management.”

Audience Builder enables marketers to plan audiences for their campaigns using a combination of their own data and third-party data sources. Through the new Audience Builder users are able to:

  • Enhance Audience Segmentation and Engagement: Understand audience composition by device and environment to increase the effectiveness of engagements.
  • Optimize Media Buys: By identifying the devices driving conversions, marketers can modify campaign strategies to focus the conversion points and eliminate wasted impressions.
  • Increase Campaign Effectiveness: By managing advertising dollars based on targeting environment, customers can personalize campaigns against the source ID for relevant retargeting and prospecting.
  • Improve Mobile App Targeting at Scale: Enables marketers to activate 1st and 3rd-party audiences on channels against their mobile ad IDs based on behaviors like mobile app installs.

The new Audience Builder user interface is the latest in a series of innovative enhancements to the Oracle Data Management Platform. In the last year, Oracle has:

  • Integrated Native Tools for Data Ingest and Custom Audience Creation: Self-serve tools available in the platform for custom audience creation powered by Oracle Data Cloud’s Audience Discovery Platform, as well as embedded offline onboarding functionality via Oracle OnRamp, are now native functionalities of the platform.
  • Enhanced Personalization: Maxymiser integration enables marketers to tap into 1st, 2nd and 3rd party data for testing and optimization initiatives. This makes it easier for marketers to deliver experiences that are relevant to customers even before the first page view.
  • Enhanced Partner Integration: Enables partners to self-integrate into the Oracle Data Management Platform by setting up their endpoint for turnkey data campaign delivery. Since the new self-service portal was launched in November 2015, more than 20 new partners have been added.

The Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

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PR for Oracle
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Court Orders Rimini Street to Stop Unlawful Conduct and Awards Oracle $27.7 Million in Prejudgment Interest

Wed, 2016-10-12 14:00
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Court Orders Rimini Street to Stop Unlawful Conduct and Awards Oracle $27.7 Million in Prejudgment Interest

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 12, 2016

Yesterday, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada issued two significant rulings in Oracle’s litigation against Rimini Street and its CEO Seth Ravin.

The first ruling is a permanent injunction barring Rimini Street from continuing to infringe Oracle’s copyrights and other unlawful acts. The Court previously determined that a permanent injunction was warranted, noting Rimini Street’s “callous disregard for Oracle’s copyrights and computer systems when it engaged in the infringing conduct” and that “Rimini’s business model was built entirely on its infringement of Oracle’s copyrighted software and its improper access and downloading of data from Oracle’s website and computer systems.”

The Court’s four-page permanent injunction prohibits certain copying, distribution, and use of Oracle’s copyrighted software and documentation by Rimini Street and also imposes limitations on Rimini Street’s access to Oracle’s websites. The order states, for example, that Rimini Street may not use a customer’s software environment “to develop or test software updates or modifications for the benefit of any other licensee.” The order also prohibits Rimini Street’s preparation of certain derivative works from Oracle’s copyrighted software. The order applies not only to Rimini Street, but also “its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, directors, officers, principals, and agents.”

“This permanent injunction imposes important restrictions on Rimini Street,” said Oracle’s General Counsel Dorian Daley, “and Oracle is grateful that the Court has taken steps to prevent continuing unlawful acts by Rimini Street and its executives.”

Although Rimini Street has stated that there was “no expected impact” from any injunction, Rimini Street also told the Court that it “could suffer significant harm to its current business practices if the proposed injunction were entered,” which it now has been. These contradictory positions raise the issue of whether Rimini is misleading the Court or making misrepresentations to customers.

In its second ruling, the Court awarded Oracle approximately $27.7 million in prejudgment interest, with an additional amount of prejudgment interest to be awarded based on the date of the final judgment. This is in addition to the $50 million jury verdict and the $46.2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs awarded to Oracle last month.

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Oracle Announces Final Extension of Tender Offer for NetSuite to Expire on November 4

Fri, 2016-10-07 07:05
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Oracle Announces Final Extension of Tender Offer for NetSuite to Expire on November 4

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 7, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced today that it has extended the expiration of its tender offer for the acquisition of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) to Friday, November 4, 2016. This will be the final extension that Oracle is obligated to make under the merger agreement. In the event that a majority of NetSuite’s unaffiliated shareholders do not tender sufficient shares to reach the minimum tender condition, Oracle will respect the will of NetSuite’s unaffiliated shareholders and terminate its proposed acquisition.

Napa Acquisition Corporation, a subsidiary of OC Acquisition LLC, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, has extended its all-cash tender offer for $109.00 per share for all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value of $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), of NetSuite Inc. to 12:00 Midnight, Eastern time, at the end of Friday, November 4, 2016. Per the terms of the merger agreement, a majority of the unaffiliated Shares, or 20,403,928 out of 40,807,854 total unaffiliated Shares, must be tendered in order for the minimum condition to be satisfied and the tender offer to be completed. In aggregate, there are approximately 81,474,150 Shares issued and outstanding as of October 5, 2016.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that as of 12:00 Midnight, Eastern time, at the end of October 6, 2016, approximately 4,568,498 unaffiliated Shares, or 11.2% of the total unaffiliated Shares, and 45,084,266 total Shares, or 55.3% of the total Shares issued and outstanding, have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer. Both figures include 293,328 Shares tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

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This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication is for informational purposes only. The tender offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from, or on behalf of, holders of shares in any jurisdiction in which the making of the tender offer or the acceptance thereof would not comply with the laws of that jurisdiction. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including the Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer materials) filed by Napa Acquisition Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on August 18, 2016, as amended from time to time. In addition, on August 18, 2016, NetSuite Inc. filed a Solicitation/Recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer. Stockholders of NetSuite Inc. are urged to read these documents, all amendments thereto and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety because they contain important information about the tender offer. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, along with the Solicitation/Recommendation statement, will be made available to all stockholders of NetSuite Inc. at no expense to them. These documents are available at no charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. The Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal, the Solicitation/Recommendation statement and other offering documents may also be obtained for free by contacting the Information Agent for the tender offer, Innisfree, M&A Incorporated, toll-free at 888-750-5834.

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In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and NetSuite Inc., respectively, file with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle’s and NetSuite Inc.’s respective operational and other results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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Businesses Take Note: Less Than Half of Employees Say They Have the Right Technology to Do Their Jobs

Tue, 2016-10-04 07:00
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Businesses Take Note: Less Than Half of Employees Say They Have the Right Technology to Do Their Jobs New Oracle Global Engagement Study states that digital technology, leadership and company values rank among top distinguishers for employee success

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 4, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) released a Global Engagement Study conducted by global market research company Kantar TNS, today including feedback from nearly 5,000 full-time employees at organizations with 250 or more employees. The study indicated that equipping employees with the latest technology and having accessible leaders and strong company values are important factors that can ultimately reflect an employee’s success or failure within the company.

Digital Enablement

Technology is enabling companies to connect with employees in more ways than ever to create a more modern and customized learning experience. However, findings from the study indicate low marks when it comes to companies capitalizing on this—only 44 percent of respondents say that their company uses the latest technology to enable them to effectively perform in their role.

“Employees as consumers are more plugged into technology via multiple devices (i.e. mobile, tablet, desktop) than ever before. They expect the same level of accessibility that they get in their personal lives with the technology they encounter at work,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy, Oracle. “Cloud technology enables this digital employee experience through features that can help employees learn, process and consume information in an easy way. A more modern user experience interface also reflects what they are accustomed to at home.”

Leadership

The findings also express that a strong presence in leadership is the backbone for an employee feeling satisfied and engaged. The study indicates that productivity starts with onboarding: employees are unsatisfied with the process, as only 41 percent believe that company onboarding practices set them up for growth and success. Not only are managers the first impressions of a company during onboarding, but they are also the first example of direction for the new worker. Only 47 percent of those polled viewed their leaders as visible and approachable and only 44 percent expressed that they have confidence in their leadership, indicating a lack of partnership between management and employees. 

“Employees ultimately decide if they would like to stay with a company within the first two weeks of employment,” said Alarcon. “What this means, is that within the first 14 days, employees are already asking themselves, ‘Do I think I can progress here? Do I have a manager who can be a mentor and am I getting the ability to create a network and get introduced to the right people and tools to best perform in my job?’ This is especially important when we think about development within a company—candidates want to feel the company is a good fit.”

Additionally, this study included key indicators for a healthy leadership to employee relationship:

  • Set examples of how best to communicate with those working under you
  • Remain extremely accessible so that people feel connected to company goals
  • Be actively involved in the working lives of new employees from the day they start
  • Use technology and digital experiences to stay in touch with team members
Values, Culture & Reward

What’s more, companies are now seeing that like-minded values between the employee and the company play a huge role in employee engagement. Only an astonishing 38 percent say that their company is concerned about their overall well-being—indicating that working towards a personally rewarding goal, while still upholding individual values can carry even more weight than monetary compensation.

Company culture mirrors these sentiments as employees are most comfortable and productive within a creative, yet flexible workplace culture. While compensation is often seen to be connected to employee satisfaction, we are now seeing that individuals are more interested in joining companies that uphold their same personal values to gauge if they are a good fit. Whether it’s a more flexible work schedule, more volunteer or health & wellness opportunities, companies too should now be listening and connecting with employees in more ways that correlate with their personal well-being.

To view the full study, click here.

For more information, view our infographic, checklist and blog post.

About the Study

Oracle collaborated with Kantar TNS on The Global Engagement Study which surveyed nearly 5,000 full-time employees at organizations with 250 or more employees. The study encompassed a total of 4,706 interviews that captured opinions, feelings and experiences on a wide range of workplace factors including: culture, performance, tangible and intangible rewards, development and progression opportunities, experiences with collaboration technology, the impact of leadership and how employees feel in their current role. Percentages quoted are for those giving a top two box selection on a seven point agreement scale.

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Toyota Selects Oracle Cloud to Analyze Ha:mo Sharing Service in Verification Project

Wed, 2016-09-28 10:00
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Toyota Selects Oracle Cloud to Analyze Ha:mo Sharing Service in Verification Project Using Oracle’s cloud-based data visualization service to analyze usage trends of Ha:mo RIDE sharing service

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 28, 2016

Oracle announces today that Toyota Motor Corporation selected Oracle Cloud to analyze the usage trend of Ha:mo RIDE, an ultra-small mobility sharing service that it deploys in the Ha:mo low-carbon transportation system verification project.

Ha:mo is a transportation system that connects personal transportation modes and public transportation for seamless and enjoyable local mobility. The verification project was launched in Toyota City in October 2012. Using a vehicle management system connecting users, cars and parking stations, Toyota currently offers the Ha:mo RIDE sharing service with Toyota Auto Body’s COMS.

Toyota needs to analyze usage trends to verify the effectiveness of a sharing service that responds to diverse needs, such as direct transportation to daily destinations including the office, school, and commercial facilities, connection with public transportation, and touring around sightseeing spots. Toyota decided to use Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service in order to verify the data analysis and visualization.

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service helps organizations analyze big data in enterprise systems in a few clicks, efficiently and quickly identify and share hidden patterns from scattered data, and obtain actionable business insights. Because all of these can be done without resources of the IT division, it can reduce time to obtain business value and accelerate implementation of measures based on analysis results.

For analyzing the usage trend of Ha:mo RIDE, Toyota has recognized Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service for the following reasons:

  • It combines diverse structured data, shows them in a highly visualized manner in just a few clicks, and creates message-based scenarios from layouts with enhanced infographics.
  • Because Toyota carries out Ha:mo and other new projects based on the “cloud first” policy, the company recognized quick implementation of Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service offered on the cloud.
  • It is available for a fixed monthly fee of approximately $179.00 USD (18,000 yen) per user (without tax, minimum 5 users) or higher, and desktop version is also available. Therefore, employees can complete tasks on their personal PCs, which allows them to save time and attain high cost effectiveness.
  • It is expected to be used not only in a single division but for the enterprise, and supports the need of big data and statistical analyses.

“Ha:mo’s mobility support will improve convenience, access and transportation, thus helping people move around and invigorating local communities,” said Makoto Tamura, General Manager, Ha:mo Business Planning Dept. ITS Planning Div., Connected Company, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. “We use Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service to analyze usage trends to advance the Ha:mo next-generation transportation system and verify its effectiveness as a sharing service to meet all kinds of needs.”

 
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Oracle Report Shows Smart Devices Fueling Rise in LTE Network Traffic

Wed, 2016-09-28 08:00
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Oracle Report Shows Smart Devices Fueling Rise in LTE Network Traffic New Oracle Index Provides Communications Professionals a Road Map to Better Plan For and Manage Global Growth in LTE Diameter Signaling

5G WORLD ASIA, Singapore—Sep 28, 2016

Oracle today announced the “Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index, Fifth Edition,” highlighting the explosive growth in LTE Diameter Signaling traffic as a result of advancements in consumer technologies such as streaming video and connected devices. Diameter signaling is a protocol or language critical network functions use to communicate across core LTE networks. The report demonstrates that Diameter signaling shows no sign of slowing and is expected to generate 565 million messages per second (MPS) by 2020. As 5G implementations begin to roll out in years to come, Diameter growth will only accelerate as the signaling technology for 5G as well.

To effectively manage this influx in traffic, it’s critical to understand where it’s coming from and what’s driving it. The report was designed as a tool for communications service providers (CSPs), network engineers and executives to plan for these expected increases in signaling capacity over the next five years.

For example, LTE Broadcast remains one of the fastest-growing generators of Diameter signaling traffic as video becomes more prevalent in our everyday lives. As consumers fill their insatiable need to “multi-task”, or use voice and data at the same time, the enabling technology Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is also expected see a significant uptick.

Likewise, devices that reach beyond the traditional mobile handset, such as sensors used in smart city and connected car initiatives will have a significant impact on Diameter signaling growth, as will signaling associated with policy management required to support more sophisticated data plans and applications.

“As Oracle’s new report clearly indicates, LTE traffic shows no sign of slowing down in the near future due to consumers’ smartphone usage and emerging applications like connected car,” said Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst, Exact Ventures. “In order to control costs and to efficiently and effectively route signaling traffic, CSPs need to continue to invest in a scalable, reliable Diameter signaling infrastructure—or they risk network outages and overprovisioning that could damage their brand image, their customers’ experience, and their profitability.”

“LTE continues to gain momentum, fueled by new ways of transmitting and consuming information—from vine videos to car sensors that detect upcoming road hazards,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “CSPs need to continue to innovate and properly plan for Diameter signaling growth to meet changing industry and consumer demands, and leveraging the cloud is one of the clearest avenues for CSPs to achieve these goals.”

Oracle helps CSPs create a more scalable and reliable Diameter signaling infrastructure with Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router and Oracle Communications Policy Management. To review the full report and expected growth rates, visit: http://bit.ly/2d6hcEs

LTE Diameter Signaling Traffic by Region
  • Latin America and the Caribbean continues to show steady growth in Diameter networks. The region will generate 15.6 million MPS by 2020, a CAGR of 59 percent.
  • The Middle East and Africa will reach 19 million MPS of Diameter signaling by 2020, a CAGR of 58 percent.
  • The Asia Pacific region will become the largest generator of Diameter signaling traffic in the world, with more than 56 percent of the world’s LTE connections by 2020. This will represent 385 million MPS and a CAGR of 59 percent.
  • North America leads the world in LTE penetration as service providers move aggressively to sunset 2G and 3G services. It is projected that 59 percent of connections in the United States will be 4G/LTE by 2020. In addition, the region will more than triple MPS to 46 million by 2020, representing a 32.1 percent CAGR.
  • Europe generates 12 percent of the worlds Diameter signaling. Eastern Europe generated 1,387 million MPS in 2015, with an expected growth rate of 88 percent by 2020. In comparison, Western Europe generated 5 million MPS in 2015, growing to 34 million MPS by 2020 for a CAGR of 46 percent.
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Source: “Oracle Communications LTE Diameter Signaling Index, Fifth Edition.”

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Oracle Receives Department of Justice Clearance to Buy NetSuite

Mon, 2016-09-26 12:17
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Oracle Receives Department of Justice Clearance to Buy NetSuite

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2016

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that it has received the final antitrust clearance approval necessary for the acquisition of NetSuite, Inc. (NYSE: N) from the U.S. Department of Justice. The all-cash tender offer for NetSuite at $109.00 per share, set to expire on October 6, 2016, will proceed as planned assuming the minimum required number of shares are tendered.

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This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication is for informational purposes only. The tender offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from, or on behalf of, holders of shares in any jurisdiction in which the making of the tender offer or the acceptance thereof would not comply with the laws of that jurisdiction. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including the Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer materials) filed by Napa Acquisition Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on August 18, 2016, as amended from time to time. In addition, on August 18, 2016, NetSuite Inc. filed a Solicitation/Recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer. Stockholders of NetSuite Inc. are urged to read these documents, all amendments thereto and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety because they contain important information about the tender offer. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, along with the Solicitation/Recommendation statement, will be made available to all stockholders of NetSuite Inc. at no expense to them. These documents are available at no charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. The Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal, the Solicitation/Recommendation statement and other offering documents may also be obtained for free by contacting the Information Agent for the tender offer, Innisfree, M&A Incorporated, toll-free at 888-750-5834.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and NetSuite Inc., including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of NetSuite Inc., anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words "anticipates," "can," "will," "look forward to," "expected," and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or NetSuite Inc., that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business, and the possibility that Oracle or NetSuite Inc. may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or NetSuite Inc. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and NetSuite Inc., respectively, file with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle's and NetSuite Inc.'s respective operational and other results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor NetSuite Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Extends Leadership with Next Generation of Cross-Channel Orchestration Canvas

Mon, 2016-09-26 07:00
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Oracle Marketing Cloud Extends Leadership with Next Generation of Cross-Channel Orchestration Canvas Marketers are able to more quickly and easily deliver personalized experiences at scale

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2016

Oracle today announced industry-first innovations to the Oracle Marketing Cloud that will transform the way consumer marketers interact with customers across channels. First to market in 2009 with the ‘Program Canvas’, these new enhancements make it easier for marketers to develop personalized customer experiences across web, mobile web, display, mobile apps and email, and to deliver these experiences based on unified consumer identities from different channels. For the first time, brands will be able to orchestrate a consistent and personalized experience to consumers at scale.

Consumer marketers are under intense pressure to deliver consistent and personalized experiences, but are challenged with working in teams that operate in silos using only channel specific customer data. Without the context of a unified consumer identity, marketers are just scaling batch and blast practices across multiple channels. To address this challenge, Oracle has introduced the next evolution in campaign management with its ‘Orchestration Canvas’, which helps brands align and manage marketing activities across channels and gain a holistic view of the customer. Oracle is making it quicker and easier to deliver the best experiences by offering a single platform for marketers to test, optimize and execute marketing campaigns for any digital touch point across the customer journey.

“Effectively orchestrating cross-channel marketing activities can be extremely complex for brands, but it is an area that marketing must tackle as discrepancies in experiences, and sometimes prices, erode trust and distance customers from a brand,” said Steve Krause, Group Vice President Product Management, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “To help our customers address these challenges, we have broken down the silos that typically separate marketing teams with our new cross-channel marketing solution. This will help improve collaboration and empower marketing to orchestrate relevant real-time experiences.”

The ‘Orchestration Canvas’ is a simple, yet sophisticated user interface of the Oracle Marketing Cloud that enables consumer marketers to efficiently manage experiences at every touch point throughout the entire consumer lifecycle. Additional enhancements include a Mobile App Visual Editor where marketers can test and optimize mobile experiences across their mobile apps and as a part of the cross-channel experience. With the new additions to the Oracle Marketing Cloud, marketers can now benefit from:

  • Adaptive Customer Path Creation and Optimization: The customer purchase path is unpredictable, inconsistent and spread across an increasingly diverse set of digital and offline channels. Orchestration Canvas allows marketers to create event- and behavior-driven adaptive paths that let customers dictate the next step in their interaction with a brand. Customers optimize their own path to purchase, creating less friction in the buying process and better buying experiences.
  • True Cross Channel Orchestration: Messages across channels can be generic, repetitive and irrelevant, which can weaken a customer relationship. Orchestration Canvas helps marketers connect all of a customer's identities across channels to a single, unified profile with a rich understanding of each individual. Marketers can use these enhanced profiles to provide more personalized and relevant customer experiences across channels.
  • Powerful, Marketer-Friendly Mobile Testing: Marketers can use a code-free, drag and drop interface to test and optimize mobile application experiences using everything from simple A/B tests, to complex Multivariate Testing and Segment Personalization. In addition, marketers use rich customer preference and behavior data from mobile campaigns to inform other marketing campaigns being managed on the Oracle Marketing Cloud.
  • Integrated Stack and Ecosystem: Marketers can unify customer data and applications through Oracle Marketing Cloud's integrated stack, helping teams across the customer experience chain – from marketing to sales, commerce and customer service - bring a rich, unified and personalized experience to customers. In addition, marketers can use prebuilt integrations with the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud to leverage preference and behavioral data from across all interactions to further enhance customer profiles.

An end-to-end solution that includes Oracle Commerce, Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud), Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Social Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud is one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Part of Oracle Applications Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

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Rimini Street Permanently Enjoined from Illegally Accessing Oracle’s Software and Must Pay Oracle More Than $100 Million

Thu, 2016-09-22 12:07
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Rimini Street Permanently Enjoined from Illegally Accessing Oracle’s Software and Must Pay Oracle More Than $100 Million Court Finds Rimini Street Conducted Significant Litigation Misconduct

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 22, 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada granted Oracle’s motion for a permanent injunction against continued copyright infringement by Rimini Street and continued computer access violations by Rimini and its President and CEO, Seth Ravin, in Oracle’s long-running litigation against Rimini and Ravin. The Court also awarded Oracle $46 million in attorneys’ fees and costs against Rimini and Ravin personally on top of the $50M in damages awarded by the jury last year, including a $14 million award against Ravin personally. Additionally, the Court granted Oracle’s motion for an award of prejudgment interest, which we anticipate will exceed $24 million.

“The Court’s order sends a powerful message to protect innovators,” said Oracle’s General Counsel Dorian Daley.  “This order helps to protect Oracle’s investment in its software to benefit its customers and confirms that Rimini’s infringement was unrepentant. Rimini and Ravin continue to falsely assert that their conduct is permissible. Their customers and prospective customers are on notice of their grave misconduct and the consequences of that misconduct.”

The Court awarded the permanent injunction because “Rimini’s business model was built entirely on its infringement of Oracle’s copyrighted software.” The Court emphasized that “the evidence in action established Rimini’s callous disregard for Oracle’s copyrights and computer systems when it engaged in the infringing conduct.”  In awarding Oracle its attorneys’ fees, the Court noted that “Oracle successfully prevailed on its claim for copyright infringement as the jury found that Rimini infringed every one of the 93 separate copyright registrations at issue.” Further, the “$50 million verdict against defendants” was “five times the damages number presented at trial by defendants’ damages expert,” demonstrating Oracle’s “substantial success” against Rimini.

Significantly, the Court found that Rimini’s previous denial of copyright infringement was based on “a conscious disregard for the manner that Rimini used … Oracle’s copyrighted software,” and that Rimini’s “significant litigation misconduct,” including the intentional “destruction of evidence,” warranted the award of fees.

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Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners

Wed, 2016-09-21 07:06
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Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners Celebrates customers using Oracle PaaS and IaaS to drive business value

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

This week at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle honored the winners of the 2016 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards. This prestigious group of recipients is using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services in new and innovative ways to transform their businesses, drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage.

Thirty-one customers were chosen from around the world, spanning small and medium businesses to the largest enterprise, across a wide range of industries. This year’s winners include: Ambev, Avaya, BAMF, Calix, Cima Global, Cisco Capital, City of Hope, ClubCorp, Cummins, Inc., DX Marketing, Dubai Airports, Elbooq, ENEL, HCPA, Helsana Gruppe, IDEA Cellular, IDEXX Laboratories, La Caixa, Manchester Airport Group, Nacional Monte de Piedad, National Pharmacies, The Procter and Gamble Company, Rakuten, Renault, Safexpress, State Bank of India, SuiteBox, Tippett Studio and YellowDog.

“These awards recognize customers that are using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS together in unique and innovative ways to transform their businesses. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen our customers make a wholesale move in using the Cloud for just simple dev/test scenarios to running serious, enterprise workloads in the Cloud,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Cloud Platform and Integration products, Oracle. “We’d like to congratulate all customers on their well-deserved awards.”

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, the Cloud Platform Innovation Awards is an annual awards program recognizing customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services. Recipients of Oracle’s Platform Innovation Awards were selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation and the originality of architecture.

Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure enables organizations to move their enterprise workloads to the Cloud while providing their customers with a portfolio of highly innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, machine learning and IoT.

A few of the 2016 winners are:

HCPA Chose Oracle Cloud at Customer for Running Business-Critical Healthcare Workload

Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA) is a leading hospital in Brazil with 850 beds. It is well known for transplants and genetic research in Latin America and conducts over 600,000 consultations a year. Oracle Cloud at Customer allowed HCPA to run applications that handle healthcare data on their premises and enabling low latency connections to other on-premises applications.

“By moving to Oracle’s Cloud at Customer infrastructure with subscription based pricing, HCPA was able to immediately cut back $2.5MM in CapEx expense, and foresee additional savings as more workloads are moved to Cloud at Customer,” said Valter Silva, CIO, HCPA. “Oracle Cloud at Customer is fully managed by Oracle. As a result, HCPA has also significantly reduced our IT operating and staffing costs.”

IDEA Cellular Chose Oracle PaaS to Help Prevent Outages in its Most Mission-Critical Applications

IDEA Cellular, one of India’s leading wireless telecommunication providers, is using Oracle Management Cloud to help prevent potential outages and also to increase performance and efficiency of its mission-critical applications. Using Oracle Management Cloud, IDEA Cellular is able to monitor its Oracle and third-party applications to rapidly identify the root cause of problems before they become potential problems.

“IDEA Cellular has over 175 million wireless subscribers, and our mission-critical systems cannot afford downtime,” said Prakash Paranjape, CIO, IDEA Cellular. “Oracle Management Cloud’s machine learning techniques enable us to proactively identify potential operational trouble-spots even in our most complex applications, helping to prevent failures.”

Tippett Studio Chose Oracle IaaS to Store Special Effects Used in Biggest Blockbuster Movies

Tippett Studio, the animation and visual effects company behind incredible special effects in films like Jurassic Park, RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Twilight, Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens plans to move petabytes of archived digital content to the Oracle Storage Cloud Services to provide a global content repository for easy accessibility and sharing and to streamline its operations at cloud-scale economics.

“With Oracle Storage Cloud Services, we can access content from anywhere in the world much faster than with legacy IT gear and benefit from unrivaled economic value,” said Sanjay Das, COO, Tippett Studio. “We selected Oracle because it provided the most compelling business value for our growing animation and visual effects business while other public cloud services were priced up to 10 times more.”

For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

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Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights

Wed, 2016-09-21 07:04
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Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights Using Oracle’s Public Cloud Infrastructure, Grant Thornton unlocks insights from U.S. Workforce

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Oracle Corporation today announced that its Cloud infrastructure solutions are helping Grant Thornton LLP—a leading accounting and consulting firm—match its professionals to its client’s needs by providing a platform to tap large volumes of in-house workforce data.

To accomplish this, Grant Thornton and Oracle have deployed an analytics solution on Oracle Public Cloud—an effort that has unified Grant Thornton’s data sources, increased its data confidence and reduced data bottlenecks.

“We turned to Oracle because we wanted to tap big data to more effectively get the right client-service professionals in the right roles,” said Grant Thornton Chief People and Culture Officer Pamela Harless. “The ability to pair the correct people with carefully aligned projects is critical in the highly competitive world of professional services—and it’s why we chose an integrated Oracle Cloud infrastructure and analytics environment.”

According to Harless, Oracle Cloud maximized value and accelerated adoption through the Oracle Accelerated Buying Experience, which enabled Grant Thornton to procure the Cloud services quickly and easily – keeping the firm on track to meet its aggressive deployment timeline.

“We are excited about this partnership with Grant Thornton. The solution they built underlines the power, flexibility and agility of the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Don Johnson, vice president of product development at Oracle. “This partnership is an example of the modern investments we are making in building the next generation storage platform.”

Grant Thornton and Oracle hope to continue their collaborative relationship by jointly bringing similar workforce-analytics and big-data offerings to the marketplace.

To learn more about what Oracle Cloud can do for you, please visit us at cloud.oracle.com.

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Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Wed, 2016-09-21 07:02
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Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud Rapidly expanding integrated health delivery network chooses Oracle Applications Cloud to modernize systems and help drive growth

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance. The move to Oracle Applications Cloud will enable Adventist Health to support its strategic growth initiatives, simplify its technology infrastructure and lower costs.

An innovator for more than 150 years, with 20 hospitals, over 260 clinics and a workforce of 32,700, Adventist Health was struggling with aging legacy technology, built for a different era and was unable to meet the dynamic healthcare challenges of today. Following a competitive review that included Workday, Infor, and SAP, the organization selected Oracle Applications Cloud, including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Analytics Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud on the strength of its integrated breadth and depth of offerings, embedded analytics and the modern, easy-to-use interface of its applications.

“We wanted to modernize our systems by moving to the Cloud, but we also wanted a single, unified solution that comprehensively addressed a wide range of our business areas, with room to grow. Oracle met all these needs,” said Chip Dickinson, vice president for business solutions, Adventist Health. “With the Oracle Applications Cloud, we will have the modern tools that will enable us to best serve our workforce, our business operations, and most importantly, our patients and communities.”

Adventist Health will take advantage of Oracle ERP Cloud’s complete suite of capabilities across financials, procurement, and project portfolio management to help optimize its hospital and clinic network, and drive operational efficiencies while reducing costs. The solution’s available physical, data, and functional security, along with proven scalability, help ensure privacy and performance. Critically, Oracle ERP Cloud’s seamless integration with Oracle HCM Cloud will allow Adventist Health to tightly align talent requirements and investments to strategic growth plans.

With Oracle HCM Cloud, Adventist Health will be able to build a global common model for HR processes, deliver streamlined processes that reduce manual and duplicative efforts, and ensure tight HR process integration to drive complete and impactful reporting, analytics and payroll on a centralized system. Oracle HCM Cloud provides this through an enhanced user experience via a simple, scalable and intuitive design with mobile and self-service capabilities.

“We are proud to partner with Adventist Health to help them best manage and connect with staff, whether it’s through performance management, strategically aligning competencies to positions, or by providing deeper insight into organizational structuring,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “Oracle’s single unified Cloud shares data across business processes, allowing organizational leaders to keep employees engaged to best serve patient needs.”

With the Oracle Cloud, Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

For additional information, visit Adventist Health, Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

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MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud

Wed, 2016-09-21 07:00
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MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud Oracle Cloud solutions streamline payroll, core human resources and recruitment processes for the global money transfer business

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Oracle announced today that MoneyGram International Inc., the second-largest money transfer company in the world with $1.45 billion in annual revenue, has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed in 80 percent less time.

Serving more than 350,000 agent locations in more than 200 counties, MoneyGram was in need of a global tool that could accommodate the needs of its nearly 3,000 employees. The existing system required too many spreadsheets, and manual processes that were complex and did not scale. MoneyGram managers struggled to keep up with changing market demands and additions to new products and services for the sales team. The lack of a central global data storehouse for employee records and business information made it difficult to generate reports or analyze market opportunities.

Previously using a manual, on-premise service, MoneyGram opted for Oracle’s Cloud technology for its scalability and worldwide presence to help accommodate various country-specific HR issues and help streamline its global operations. MoneyGram selected Oracle HCM Cloud with specific functionalities including, Global HR, Payroll (U.S.), Workforce Compensation, Goal and Performance Management, Talent Review and Succession, and Recruiting and Onboarding. The Oracle implementation changed 25 percent of MoneyGram’s transactional infrastructure, executives said.

“MoneyGram needed a holistic approach to HR where scalability was one of the top considerations, and this is the main reason we looked at Cloud,” said Paula Peacher, senior director of Global Payroll and HRIS at MoneyGram. “Oracle HCM Cloud consolidated our payroll processes and helped us accommodate country-specific issues from a core HR standpoint. It assisted with security requirements from information to data privacy. It also increased efficiency and control and helped improve our process cycle times so we could be more responsive to market demands and maintain a competitive edge. Ultimately, our staff was able to cut time needed for new product introductions by 40 percent.”

The Oracle platform is delivering important time-saving benefits in the first year of implementation. Other benefits include savings in cost and the consolidation of multiple outdated and non-integrated legacy systems. MoneyGram executives estimate that the company has the potential to save millions of dollars by retiring outdated systems and transitioning to Oracle HCM Cloud. 

“Oracle is delivering bottom-line benefits for companies such as MoneyGram through innovative, flexible and unified cloud solutions,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “A tightly integrated system leads to more data integrity for the company and is ultimately more beneficial for their customers in the long-run.”

To learn more about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog

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MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.

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Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison

Tue, 2016-09-20 16:45
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Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison New Oracle Database-as-a-Service is 20 years ahead of Amazon Web Services

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison today demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Ellison shared detailed analysis that showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is up to 105X faster for Analytics workloads, 35X faster for OLTP, and 1000+X faster for mixed workloads than Amazon DBaaS. Ellison also showed that the Oracle Cloud is optimized for running Oracle Database while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not. An Oracle Database running on the Oracle Cloud is up to 24X faster than an Oracle Database running on AWS.

“Oracle’s new technologies will drive the Cloud databases and infrastructure of the future,” said Ellison. “Amazon are decades behind in every database area that matters, and their systems are more closed than mainframe computers.”

Ellison also announced the availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Oracle Cloud with the launch of the new Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service. This service provides the full enterprise edition of the Oracle Database running on the database-optimized Exadata infrastructure. Starting at just $175 per month, Ellison showed this Cloud service is lower cost than similar offerings from Amazon. 

With the launch of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Cloud first, Oracle has demonstrated that the Oracle Cloud is the most optimized, complete and integrated Cloud for Oracle Database. The latest release provides organizations of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and open Cloud environment. In addition, the world’s #1 database includes a series of innovations that add state-of-the-art technology while preserving customer investments and supporting their transition to the Cloud.

Ellison shared detailed analysis during his keynote that showed how the new Oracle DBaaS delivers unparalleled performance for analytics, online transaction processing (OLTP) and mixed database workloads. In a direct comparison between Oracle DBaaS and Amazon databases, Ellison shared the following analysis:

  • Oracle Cloud Database is dramatically faster than Amazon Cloud Databases:
    • Oracle Cloud is up to 105X faster for analytics than Amazon Redshift
    • Oracle Cloud is up to 35X faster for OLTP than Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon is 20 years behind Oracle in database technology
    • Amazon Aurora is missing critical OLTP features that Oracle shipped 20 years ago, including scalable read-write clusters, parallel SQL and the ability to replicate encrypted databases
    • Amazon Redshift is missing critical analytics features that Oracle shipped 20 years ago, including table partitioning, materialized views, support for rich data types and sophisticated query optimization
  • Amazon databases do not support mixed workloads
    • Oracle runs analytics workloads 1000+ times faster than Amazon Aurora
    • Oracle runs OLTP workloads 1000+ times faster than Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon databases are more closed than IBM Mainframe databases, and are not compatible with on-premise enterprise database applications
    • Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift and Amazon DynamoDB only run on AWS
    • With AWS, organizations can’t use dev/test for on-premises, can’t use disaster protection for on-premises, management is incompatible with on-premises
    • Amazon databases are not compatible with existing enterprise database applications such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server and Teradata and force organizations to throw away decades of on-premises investments

Ellison also demonstrated that AWS is not optimized for the Oracle Database:

  • Oracle Database is up to 24X faster for analytics on the Oracle Cloud Platform than on Amazon Web Services
  • Oracle Database is up to 8X faster for OLTP on the Oracle Cloud Platform than on Amazon Web Services
  • AWS has limited storage performance: Amazon Elastic Block Storage limited to 48,000 IOPs/nodes, which is 8X slower than Oracle Cloud; Amazon Elastic Block Storage limited to 800 MB/sec/node, which is 19X slower than Oracle Cloud
  • AWS cannot scale-out Oracle across nodes: AWS provides no support for Oracle Real Application Clusters

Oracle is the only vendor with true workload portability across on-premises and Cloud deployments. This helps ensure customers can continue to leverage their existing investment, keep costs down and easily benefit from the efficiency of Cloud. With proven continuous innovations and industry-leading performance across the entire platform from infrastructure to database, including support for mixed workloads, Oracle Data Management Cloud is the leader today and in the future.

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About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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