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EMC and Oracle Work to Speed Oracle(R) Database 11g Deployments

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle OpenWorld 2007 -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced innovative new storage capabilities and features to help customers using the latest software from Oracle deploy business solutions faster, better control costs and improve information management. They include pre-tested, integrated and documented configurations for Oracle Database environments as well as the validation of EMC technology with Oracle Database 11g, which allows faster and easier configuration and management of EMC network attached storage (NAS) in Oracle grid computing environments.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Oracle OpenWorld 2007 — EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced innovative new storage capabilities and features to help customers using the latest software from Oracle deploy business solutions faster, better control costs and improve information management. They include pre-tested, integrated and documented configurations for Oracle Database environments as well as the validation of EMC technology with Oracle Database 11g, which allows faster and easier configuration and management of EMC network attached storage (NAS) in Oracle grid computing environments.

EMC and Oracle jointly tested the Oracle Database 11g Direct NFS Client (network file system) feature. By integrating Direct NFS Client directly into the database software, Oracle Database 11g users can streamline performance and functionality as the database communicates automatically with the storage system. This eliminates time consuming manual tasks, including setting NFS parameters such as block size, cache size and other parameters. EMC worked extensively with Oracle as a beta test partner.

EMC and Oracle have also released the Oracle Enterprise Manager System Monitoring Plug-in for EMC(R) CLARiiON(R) networked storage systems. The System Monitoring Plug-in helps administrators monitor the availability, performance, and usage of EMC CLARiiON storage systems, including LUN, MetaLUN, disk and port configurations in conjunction with Oracle databases. Using EMC Navisphere(R) CLI as its interface to the storage array, the System Monitoring Plug-in ensures that administrators can respond rapidly to all errors or warning conditions reported on the EMC CLARiiON system using the easy-to-use Enterprise Manager Grid Control web interface. Similar System Monitoring Plug-ins are available for EMC Symmetrix(R) and EMC Celerra(R) storage systems.

As part of its EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle program, announced earlier this year, EMC continues to introduce Proven Solutions for Oracle environments. These reference architectures and configuration guides give large and midsize customers tested and proven guidelines, combined with professional services expertise, to help design and deploy EMC networked storage systems and software with Oracle in several areas, including grid computing, data warehousing, enterprise Linux and enterprise security. The latest solutions, available at www.emc.com/solutions/oracle, include reference architectures and configuration guides for deploying EMC technology in Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Database 10g grid environments.

All of the EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle Solutions are backed by the EMC-Oracle Joint Escalation Center. Formed in 2001, this facility provides customers with a dedicated single path for support, helping to accelerate time to resolution and keep IT operations running with minimal disruption.

"EMC and Oracle are focused on helping our customers control costs and get the most value from their technology infrastructure," said Mike O'Neill, EMC's Vice President of Technology Alliances. "We have invested heavily and work closely to integrate our products and provide customers with the easiest and most effective ways to deploy them. Combined with our joint service and support capabilities, we're in a unique position to help customers with their Oracle Database 11g implementations."

In September, EMC, Oracle and Dell introduced the first solution as part of the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative, which is designed to deliver data warehousing solutions based on Oracle Database on hardware configured and validated for high performance data warehousing. Because it is pre-built, pre- integrated and tested, Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Dell and EMC can help reduce the purchase cycle while streamlining data warehouse deployments.

Judson Althoff, Vice President, Worldwide Platform and Distribution Alliances at Oracle, said, "Oracle and EMC have collaborated for more than a decade and have provided thousands of mutual customers with solutions and services that have enabled them to get the most value from their information. Oracle Database 11g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes and we're working with EMC to make sure that the integration between the database and EMC storage systems and software are as seamless as possible."

EMC and Oracle will be demonstrating and presenting about these new capabilities at the EMC exhibit (Booth 1702 Moscone South) and during technical sessions to thousands of attendees at Oracle OpenWorld 2007. EMC and Oracle have more than 55,000 mutual customers. EMC is a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork and Oracle is an EMC Global Alliance Partner. The two companies use each other's technologies to run their respective businesses.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com

EMC, CLARiiON, Symmetrix, Celerra and Navisphere are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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