Wikibon Project’s Deep Dive into the Value Oracle Database Appliance Delivers to Three Oracle Partners
Since Oracle Database Appliance made its grand debut several years ago, it has fast become a partner and customer favorite. For those of you not familiar with Oracle Database Appliance, it allows users to leverage Oracle Database and other software in one easy to deploy and manage system. In this power-packed appliance, customers get pre-integrated software, hardware, storage and virtualization – everything they need to manage critical database and application workloads in a small footprint.
For Oracle Independent Software Vendor’s (ISVs) and integration partners, Oracle Database Appliance offers the unique opportunity to pair third party or other Oracle software with the appliance to reduce complexity, cost and risk; and ease deployment, upgrades, support and maintenance, a true Solution-In-A-Box.
But, while it’s no secret we think Oracle Database Appliance is a great addition to any datacenter, what really matters is the impact it has on our customers and partners. To that end, Wikibon Project (1), a worldwide community of practitioners, consultants, and researchers dedicated to improving the adoption of technology, recently took a deep dive look into Oracle Database Appliance and how it is being used by three Oracle partners. What they found was universal cost and time to value savings. In the research paper, they noted, “Wikibon believes the strategic business case for Oracle Database Appliance and other single SME converged appliances is overwhelming for ISV’s, integrators, and their customers and will be an essential method for ISVs and integrators to deliver solutions on-site with a cost structure competitive to application-as-a-service cloud providers.” Here are the stories of the partners they interviewed:
Systems Integrator, Re-Quest: Re-Quest is an early Oracle Database Appliance adopter and Platinum-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Re-Quest has been successfully assisting customers around the globe for over 20 years leverage their investment in Oracle Technology assets to gain higher returns on investment, lower total cost of ownership, and measurable improvement in their business processes. Re-Quest was an early believer in the value of integrated systems, noting that fewer integration points equals better value and TCO, less risk, fewer support issues, and easier management. Using Oracle Database Appliance, for example, has helped Re-Quest reduce “the speed to deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle Database Appliance by seven times versus a white box server approach” and in regards to support, has led to “20-40 percent fewer one-off calls from customers.”
ISV, Temenos: A Gold-level member of OPN, Temenos delivers scalable, high-performing solutions to meet retail banks’ needs for core processing, regulation and compliance, internet and mobile channels, and reporting. The company has 1,600 installations in more than 150 countries and has invested more than $1B growing its product set from just core banking to include payments, wealth management, business analytics, and channels. With Oracle Database Appliance, Temenos is able to reduce complexity, ease upgrades and speed time to market. Wikibon found that Oracle Database Appliance “enables Temenos’ customers to experience better system resilience, 30-40 percent less time-to-deployment of their business processes, and lower overhead and maintenance with, for instance, a 30 percent reduction in DBA labor.” The company also reported the ability to reduce set-up costs by 3-4 weeks and the ability to deploy its model bank technology to customers and enable them to begin usage in a matter of months vs. the year needed for typical banking solution deployment cycles – significantly reducing costs for its customers.
ISV, Mformation: Mformation enables operators, service providers and enterprises to manage and secure wirelessly connected devices and the applications and services on them, over any wireless network. They currently manage 500 million devices, from mobile to Internet of Things and connected car applications. The Gold-level OPN member recognizes Oracle Database Appliance as a unique opportunity to simplify solution architectures and strongly recommends it to their customers. The research paper notes that, “When scalability for dynamic handling of transactions is critical, Mformation turns to the Oracle Database Appliance for efficiently delivering system resources. When an operator wants to increase the frequency of mobile phone updates, for instance, the Mformation system has to be able to scale rapidly to handle an immediate 2X or greater increase in volume and velocity of transactions and updates.”
Simplifying IT and enabling our customers and partners to innovate and succeed is what inspires Oracle everyday to keep enabling you with great technology. And while these examples are great, we want to hear about you. How is Oracle Database Appliance helping transform your business?
1. Wikibon Project, “The Value of Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) for ISVs,” David Floyer, August 21, 2014