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Solutia Inc. Deploys Oracle(R) Real Application Clusters on Windows

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Oracle today announced that Solutia Inc., a global specialty chemicals company, has deployed clustered Oracle(R) Databases on Microsoft Windows to support its North American manufacturing sites. -- Solutia deployed its initial database cluster three years ago at its Greenwood, South Carolina manufacturing facility and extended its clustered environment in 2007 by completing the rollout of Oracle Database 10g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g on a two-node cluster of Dell PowerEdge servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 at its Pensacola, Fla. site. -- Solutia's clustered environments enable better performance, scalability and availability of their business critical manufacturing applications and processes. -- To centrally manage and monitor the two clusters remotely, Solutia's team of database administrators (DBAs) relies on Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g and the Database Diagnostic and Tuning Packs to proactively monitor and troubleshoot system performance. -- In addition, the company turned to Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET), a free add-in that integrates Oracle Database with Microsoft Visual Studio, to develop .NET applications that enable Solutia's developers to exploit the unique performance, reliability, scalability and security capabilities of Oracle Database. Supporting Quotes

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — — Oracle today announced that Solutia Inc., a global specialty chemicals company, has deployed clustered Oracle(R) Databases on Microsoft Windows to support its North American manufacturing sites. — Solutia deployed its initial database cluster three years ago at its Greenwood, South Carolina manufacturing facility and extended its clustered environment in 2007 by completing the rollout of Oracle Database 10g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g on a two-node cluster of Dell PowerEdge servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 at its Pensacola, Fla. site. — Solutia's clustered environments enable better performance, scalability and availability of their business critical manufacturing applications and processes. — To centrally manage and monitor the two clusters remotely, Solutia's team of database administrators (DBAs) relies on Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g and the Database Diagnostic and Tuning Packs to proactively monitor and troubleshoot system performance. — In addition, the company turned to Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET), a free add-in that integrates Oracle Database with Microsoft Visual Studio, to develop .NET applications that enable Solutia's developers to exploit the unique performance, reliability, scalability and security capabilities of Oracle Database.

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"We have been very impressed with the application performance and reliability we've achieved after switching to a clustered environment," said Sachin Kothari, Manager of Corporate Applications and Systems Integration, Solutia Inc. "Oracle Enterprise Manager has been especially beneficial in keeping the system operational and we have not experienced any unplanned downtime since rolling out Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Real Application Clusters. In addition, we now have an infrastructure in place that can easily scale out to support future business growth."

Supporting Resources Related Resources About Oracle Database: http://www.oracle.com/database About Oracle Real Application Clusters: http://www.oracle.com/database/rac_home.html About Oracle Data Provider for .NET: http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/windows/odpnet/index.html About Oracle Enterprise Manager: http://www.oracle.com/enterprise_manager/index.html To download free, evaluation versions of Oracle software, go to: http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/index.html Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

About Solutia Inc.

Solutia (NYSE: SOA) is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex(R) interlayer for laminated glass; CPFilms(R) aftermarket window films sold under the LLumar(R) brand and others; high-performance nylon polymers and fibers sold under brands such as Vydyne(R) and Wear-Dated(R); and technical specialties including the Flexsys(R) family of chemicals for the rubber industry, Skydrol(R) aviation hydraulic fluid and Therminol(R) heat transfer fluid. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 6,000 employees in more than 60 locations. More information is available at http://www.Solutia.com.

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