IBM & Oracle Business and Technology Innovation


Published on

IBM and Oracle share a strong commitment to business and technology innovation. We help customers reduce the total cost of ownership and the complexity of managing their environment while building a solid base for business growth.

Published in: Technology, News & Politics
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

IBM & Oracle Business and Technology Innovation

  1. 1. IBM and Oracle Business and Technology Innovation Working together to provide a broad range of joint solutions IBM and Oracle share a strong commitment to business and technology innovation. We help customers reduce the total cost of ownership and the complexity of managing their environment while building a solid base for business growth. IBM has teams onsite who work closely with Oracle development to optimize and test Oracle applications and technology products across IBM’s supported operating systems—AIX®, IBM i, Linux® on System z®, z/OS®, Linux on System x and Microsoft Windows. Oracle and IBM provide customers with the widest operating environment choice in the industry. Senior IBM and Oracle architects work together to influence technical product direction for each company and continually look years ahead when developing future advanced solutions. As Oracle’s portfolio of applications grows, IBM and Oracle will continue to ensure that these new products are supported on IBM Systems. IBM and Oracle have worked together since 1986 and collaborate daily on development, marketing and sales activities IBM maintains a team of engineers onsite at Oracle as well as hundreds of servers and terabytes of storage for development and support Senior IBM and Oracle architects work together to influence technical product direction for each company and continually look years ahead when developing future advanced solutions IBM and Oracle interlock on joint roadmap release plans to ensure IBM technology and Oracle application and technology products are current and certified by Oracle
  2. 2. Oracle products are delivered on the following IBM Systems: IBM Power Systems For over two decades, businesses have relied on IBM Power Systems™ to deliver industry leading solutions to meet their compute intensive requirements. IBM extends the product innovation of its Power Systems servers with POWER7+™ processors for businesses of all sizes to help reduce costs, improve efficiency and drive faster insights. IBM has a full range of Power Systems servers, compute nodes and blades, each of which delivers leadership performance and scalability in its class. Oracle provides support for Power Systems servers running AIX with Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle applications including Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle Retail, Oracle Hyperion and other industry applications. Oracle development uses Power Systems servers for stress testing of current and future releases of Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). IBM System x and BladeCenter IBM System x® and BladeCenter® solutions are designed with proven IBM innovation using industry-standard components. Solutions span from feature- rich, scalable enterprise x86 servers to rack-optimized servers designed for business productivity to entry-level tower servers. IBM differentiates itself in the crowded x86 marketplace by delivering high value offerings that are easy to deploy and manage while delivering leadership technology, quality and service. PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Siebel CRM, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Retail and other Oracle x86 applications are all available for IBM’s complete portfolio of x86 server solutions. Additionally, all of Oracle’s technology products, including Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware are supported. IBM PureSystems An IBM PureFlex™ System combines compute, storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimize your infrastructure. Consolidation and management expertise from thousands of successful data center optimizations drive automation to significantly reduce manual processes that consume too many staff hours. Optimization expertise also allows your infrastructure to address unexpected demands without requiring expensive surplus capacity. As Oracle applications and technology products support a wide choice of operating system offerings including AIX, IBM i, Linux and Windows for x86 platforms, the IBM PureFlex and Flex System offerings come readily supported for rapid deployment of Oracle products. Additionally, Oracle provides support for the IBM PureApplication™ System which supports x86 and POWER™ platforms.
  3. 3. IBM zEnterprise System The IBM zEnterprise® System represents the latest System z technology and offers a proven hybrid computing design that can help you optimize Oracle workload deployments on best fit technologies and architectures providing for integration and management with the simplicity of a single system. The zEnterprise System combines a central processing complex (CPC)—with the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) where select IBM blade servers are hosted with built-in function to extend IBM’s System z® governance and qualities of service to special purpose workload optimizers and general purpose application serving resources. The IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager enables end-to-end platform integration and resource optimization from a single point of control. The tight integration between the POWER7® blades within the zBX and the zEnterprise CPC means that Oracle applications, installed on AIX, can efficiently access the Oracle Database on Linux on System z. These applications include Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel CRM, Oracle Billing and Revenue Management, Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The Oracle applications PeopleSoft, Siebel CRM, Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, installed on blades in the zBX, can access DB2® on z/OS as well. This technology integration provides business value though simplified management of the diverse data sources and applications that typify today’s IT environment. The zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) is designed to deliver advanced performance, security, resiliency, availability and virtualization. Designed for larger enterprises, the zEC12 offers massive scalability for secure data serving, high-volume transaction processing and large-scale consolidation. The zEnterprise BC12 is designed as an entry level enterprise server and onramp for any growing business looking to exploit System z technologies, qualities of service, flexibility and performance in a lower-cost package. As environmental concerns raise the focus on energy consumption, both the zEC12 and zBC12 are designed to be extremely energy efficient, and can help dramatically reduce energy consumption and save floor space by consolidating workloads into a simpler more manageable and efficient environment. IBM System Storage IBM Smarter Storage simplifies the adoption of cloud computing, making storage an enabler of cloud initiatives—rather than an obstacle. IBM Storage systems leverage cloud-agile capabilities that help increase information access and improve return on investment (ROI) while managing data with ease, efficiency and scalability. IBM storage offerings such as the versatile Storwize® family, DS8000® with advanced Easy Tier® optimization, XIV® Gen3 Storage System with Hyperscale Mobility, IBM FlashSystem™ flash storage for Oracle application acceleration, IBM System Storage® tape products, Tivoli® storage products and IBM SONAS embody the tenets of Smarter Storage and can help address immediate information infrastructure needs and prepare for the future. IBM is a Diamond Partner in the Oracle Partner Program Oracle is a Business Partner in the IBM PartnerWorld program
  4. 4. IBM System Storage is installed at Oracle and used in product development and testing, performance analysis, and benchmarking activities. As IBM delivers new storage subsystem offerings, IBM will work with Oracle to ensure interoperability. For all systems and storage platforms, IBM’s enablement teams work closely with Oracle development and quality assurance teams to verify that IBM and Oracle products provide optimal performance, scalability and value. Together, we test interoperability and certify that our offerings integrate and operate as expected within the context of open, real-world business environments. Tying it all together The IBM Oracle International Competency Center (ICC) provides support to organizations looking to implement IBM and Oracle solutions. The ICC executes high-water benchmarks running Oracle solutions on IBM hardware and middleware components, including IBM Systems and System Storage, DB2, Linux, and WebSphere®. These benchmark tests are run to Oracle’s published benchmarking standards and are certified by Oracle. The ICC also provides: • Sizing estimates for new client installations • Upgrade sizing estimates for installed clients • Customized executive briefings and demonstrations which bring together IBM and Oracle experts • Complex solution architecture consultations and reviews • Practical expertise from IBM and Oracle specialists responsible for installing, optimizing, testing, and sizing Oracle solutions on IBM platforms The IBM and Oracle alliance Since 1986, Oracle and IBM have been providing customers with compelling joint solutions, combining Oracle’s technology and application software with IBM’s complementary hardware, software and services solutions. More than 140 000 joint clients benefit from the strength and stability of the Oracle and IBM alliance, which offers technology, applications, services, and hardware solutions that mitigate risk, boost efficiency, and lower total cost of ownership. IBM is a Diamond Partner in the Oracle Partner Network, delivering the proven combination of industry insight, extensive real-world Oracle applications experience, deep technical skills and high performance servers and storage to create a complete business solution with a defined return on investment. From application selection, purchase and implementation to upgrade and maintenance, we help organizations reduce the total cost of ownership and the complexity of managing their current and future applications environment while building a solid base for business growth.
  5. 5. For more information To find out more about joint solutions from IBM and Oracle, please contact an IBM sales representative at 1-866-426-9989, or visit us at: For more information about any of the IBM Systems offerings discussed here, please visit: For more information on the IBM Oracle International Competency Center, please visit For more information about Oracle product offerings, visit:
  6. 6. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2013 IBM Systems and Technology Group Route 100 Somers, New York 10589 Produced in the United States of America November 2013 All Rights Reserved IBM, the IBM logo,, AIX, BladeCenter, DB2, DS8000, FlashSystem, Power Systems, POWER, POWER7+, PureApplication, PureFlex, Storwize, System Storage, System x, System z, Tivoli, WebSphere, XIV, zEnterprise and z/OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A full list of U.S. trademarks owned by IBM may be found at: Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other product, company or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. ORD03034-USEN-03 ® ® Copyright © 2013 Oracle Corporation Oracle Corporation 500 Oracle Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065 U.S.A Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/ or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.