Oracle and Sun Power Mission Critical Data Warehouses Around the World

Sun Platform Meets Industry Challenge with Flexible and Low-Cost Architecture Deployed at more than 1000 Customers, Including Claria, Solectron, TeleCels, and University of Nevada

December 6, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced that some of the world’s largest business intelligence data warehouse (BIDW) systems run Oracle(R) Database on the Sun platform to achieve greater business agility and performance, while reducing overall operational costs. Thousands of worldwide customers such as Claria, one of the world’s largest Oracle Data Warehouse and Sun deployments; Solectron (NYSE: SLR); TeleCels; and the University of Nevada, Reno are relying on the seamless, scalable 64-bit Sun architecture to power their multi-terabyte class business intelligence (BI) networks.

Sun’s complete offering for the BIDW industry builds on the enterprise-class, virtually unparalleled security and scalability of the industry’s #1 UNIX(R) Operating System, Solaris(tm). This includes the Solaris platform on AMD Opteron, SPARC(R) and Intel processor-based systems, Sun StorEdge storage systems, and spanning the Java Enterprise System and Java Desktop System. Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for scalable and high performing data warehousing implementations. Oracle simplifies the maintenance of ever-expanding data warehouses with a single management interface, self-tuning, and self-diagnosing features.

“Oracle and Sun have worked together for many years at the deepest technical levels to create powerful and reliable decision support systems,” said Ray Roccaforte, vice president of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Oracle Corporation. “Oracle Database offers performance and scalability with superior security and reliability to support the world’s largest data warehouses.”

Because customers need solutions that scale with business growth and change, Sun offers the iForce BIDW Competency Center where system design can be sized and evaluated before deployment with the assistance of Sun and its ISV/SIs partners, reducing costs, risk and time-to-service of an effective BIDW solution. The Solaris OS – optimized data center program enables customers to gain quicker access to information and improve business intelligence, advance data center efficiency and to achieve 70 percent scale out utilization at a fraction of the cost.

“Oracle has shown dramatic growth in the Very Large Data Warehousing (VLDW) market, and customers report that Sun servers and the Solaris Operating System provide a highly scalable and reliable platform for their large-scale data warehouses,” said Richard Winter, President, Winter Corporation.


Sun and Oracle are providing business intelligence data warehouse solutions to customers around the world and gaining new market opportunities through the unique strengths of the Sun and Oracle products and services. New customers consist of leading organizations such as Claria, Solectron, TeleCels, the University of Nevada, Reno and others across a variety of industries including education, financial services, government, retail, telecommunications and manufacturing.

“Claria requires a solution that ensures scalability, continuous uptime, and excellent data life cycle management,” said Oswald D’Sa, CIO Claria Corp. “Sun and Oracle have been instrumental in revolutionizing our business, leveraging Sun Fire 6800, E15k, E25k and an Oracle Database to successfully move us from multiple disjointed databases onto a consolidated data warehouse and data mart that empower Claria to do our best work for our market of tens of millions of users and over 1000 advertisers. The possibility of consolidating large amounts of data for in-depth analysis using Sun servers, Sun StorEdge arrays, and Oracle 9i gives us significant business advantage.” Claria Corporation is the leader in online behavioral marketing headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

“Solectron is a global company that requires a global view of its businesses, which is why business intelligence data warehousing is so critical to our success,” said Senthil Rajamanickam, enterprise integration leader, at Solectron. “With our new Oracle Data Warehouse running on Sun – including Sun Fire servers running Solaris and Sun StorEdge systems – and with the assistance of Sun Services and the iForce(SM) Business Intelligence Data Warehousing (BIDW) Global Competency Center team, we achieved benefits beyond our initial scope. We increased the performance of our data warehouse by 200 percent, substantially reduced the footprint in our data center by 60 percent, and reduced our operational costs by 40 percent.” Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, Solectron Corporation is a leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider with operations on five continents and locations in more than 15 countries.

Join Sun Microsystems at Oracle OpenWorld (Booth #1702) to hear how customers are benefiting from business intelligence data warehouse solutions provided by Sun and Oracle. Sun will present “Managing the Data Explosion: Sun Infrastructure Powers Oracle Data Warehouses from a Customer Perspective” on December 7 at 3:30PM in room #3000. Visit Sun’s online press kit at to view all press release, presentation schedules and product background.

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