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Oracle Captures Intelligent Enterprise Readers’ Choice Awards in Four Categories


Results Affirm Oracle as Leading Database, Customer Data Integration, XML Database and Business Process Management System Provider.

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. 10-NOV-2005 Oracle today announced that it won four Intelligent Enterprise 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards, including “Best Customer Data Integration Application,” “Best Database Management System,” “Best XML Database,” and “Best Business Process Management System.” The wins reinforce Oracle’s position as the premier provider of data management and data integration products.

As evidence of its continued excellence in product development, Oracle is the incumbent winner for the “Best Database” and “Customer Data Integration” honors, and doubled the number of awards it won in 2004 by capturing the “Business Process Management” and “XML Database” titles this year. Oracle has received the Intelligent Enterprise Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Database” for five consecutive years.

Every year, Intelligent Enterprise polls its readers to determine which vendors are most deserving of praise in each technology category. The results serve as an industry benchmark on how technology products are perceived and utilized by users. The 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards were published in the October issue of Intelligent Enterprise and can be viewed online:

“Our readers vote for the companies that create the most value for their organizations in building successful IT infrastructures and transforming data into business-critical intelligence,” said David Stodder, Editor-in-Chief at Intelligent Enterprise. “Oracle has consistently captured top honors in the data management categories. We congratulate them on keeping user needs in mind and providing outstanding products.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by Intelligent Enterprise readers for our strengths in business process management, data management and data integration,” said Robert Shimp, vice president of technology marketing at Oracle. “It is testament to our ability to enable enterprises to integrate, manage and process data efficiently and turn that information into a business advantage.”

About Oracle Database 10g
The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g’s unique ability to manage data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and content management applications.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware
Oracle Fusion Middleware is a comprehensive middleware product family comprised of the company’s industry-leading SOA and middleware products including: Oracle Application Server 10g, related Oracle Application Server products and options such as Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle Web Services Manager, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, Oracle COREid Products, Oracle Portal and Oracle Integration, Oracle Data Hubs, Oracle Content Services 10g, Oracle Real Time Collaboration 10g and Oracle Unified Messaging. This family of proven middleware products helps 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. Oracle Fusion Middleware also provides customers with comprehensive lifecycle support for service-oriented applications and delivers unparalleled interoperability with enterprises’ existing IT infrastructure due to its unique hot-pluggable architecture. Additional information can be found at

About Intelligent Enterprise
Intelligent Enterprise is the only magazine dedicated to helping organizations plan and deploy strategic business applications that turn information into intelligence. Intelligent Enterprise empowers 80,000 Business Application Strategists charged with unlocking the value of strategic information, setting, managing and running their enterprise business processes to provide collaborative information delivery that drives strategic decision-making.

About Oracle
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at

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