November 28, 2005
to strong interest from independent software vendors (ISVs), Oracle announced a series of seminars on Oracle Database 10g and
Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g specifically tailored to the ISV
community. Beginning in North America and moving into the EMEA, LAD and
APAC regions in 2006, the sessions are designed to provide ISVs with
the knowledge and skills they need to utilize Oracle technology, with
content ranging from high-level overviews to in-depth technical
The Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products provides a
significant revenue opportunity
for Oracle partners -- with indirect revenue accounting for 41 percent
of the platform's revenue during the last fiscal year. The integrated,
comprehensive offerings are standards-based and provide ISVs with
cost-effective, scalable, flexible and secure solutions. This provides
ISVs with the agility needed for developing differentiated applications
on Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g that respond to the complex challenges
of a customer's security, regulatory, industry and business needs.
Thousands of ISVs around the world have already certified and support
Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g and several have migrated from other
application servers. Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g is also certified
with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards
Enterprise Applications -- making it easy for ISVs to integrate with
Oracle's business applications using a common, standards-based
architecture and middleware platform.
Oracle Database 10g is the industry's only database designed for Grid computing, delivering scalability,
availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost Grid of
industry standard servers and storage. ISVs are using Oracle Database
10g to extend their solution footprint including identity provisioning,
seamless data encryption, ease of scalability and high availability
across all development environments and operating system platforms.
CTOs, product management, marketing and business professionals will
benefit from a free two-hour strategy briefing that will explain how
ISVs can build service-oriented applications with Oracle Database 10g
and Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g to streamline and optimize business
and IT processes. ISVs will also learn how to grow and build a business
on Oracle technology and about the key principles of Oracle Fusion
Middleware: business intelligence, industry standards, Service-Oriented
Architecture, best-of-the-best functionality and a superior ownership
Developers, middleware architects, and database administrators can
attend one day, in-depth technical briefings on Oracle Database 10g --
including Oracle Real Application Clusters -- or Oracle Fusion
Middleware software. During the sessions, Oracle experts will discuss
the benefits of upgrading to Oracle Database 10g, migrating
applications from other databases to Oracle, and how to package Oracle
Database 10g with other vendor applications. The seminars will educate
ISVs on how to improve reliability and availability of applications
while reducing the costs of deployment by using Oracle Database. ISVs
will learn how to use Oracle technical resources available exclusively
only to ISVs.
Oracle experts also will explain how the family of proven middleware
software products help organizations achieve greater agility, make
better-informed business decisions and more easily integrate data and
processes across disparate IT systems, including technologies from
Oracle and other vendors. ISVs will learn how to build web-enabled
service-oriented applications, integrate data and business processes,
automate multi-stop business processes, and provide real-time business
insight by analyzing key performance indicators.
"Agile has always received excellent ISV support from Oracle," said
Chris Wong, executive vice president of Agile Corp. "The ISV
seminar series is another indication that Oracle is committed to
helping ISVs adopt Oracle technology."
"Through our relationship with Oracle, Bottomline is able to bring
to market payments automation solutions that leverage full performance
capabilities of Oracle Database 10g while reducing the total cost of
ownership for our customers," said Chip Martin, vice president of
product management for Bottomline Technologies, an Oracle Certified
Partner. "This new seminar series provides an ongoing educational
opportunity for Bottomline to determine how to best leverage and
integrate Oracle infrastructure to deliver even greater value to our
"We found the Oracle ISV technical training seminars to be well
worth attending," said John Swallow, primary engineer for Waters
Corp. "The information is succinctly transferred and the
presenters were very responsive to our needs and questions."
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