Independent Research Firm Names Oracle as a Leader in Enterprise ETL with Oracle(R) Warehouse Builder 10g Release 2

May 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today
 announced its position as a "Leader" in "The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise
 ETL, Q2 2007."(1)
     Oracle was named a leader based on the extract, transform and load
 (ETL) capabilities in Oracle(R) Warehouse Builder 10g, which was evaluated
 across 68 criteria spanning strategy and market presence. According to the
 vendor summary cited in the report, "Oracle has delivered a scalable,
 user-friendly, and feature rich ETL solution at a much more attractive
 price than the other Leaders: Free. Core Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g
 Release 2 functionality is bundled at no charge with the purchase of an
 Oracle Standard Edition One, Oracle Standard Edition, or Enterprise Edition
     Data integration is becoming increasingly critical in organizations as
 users seeking to better optimize business performance and ensure better
 decision-making. Compliance, master data management and operational
 business intelligence (BI) are also key drivers behind organizations' use
 of ETL products. According to the report, the market is evolving from
 pure-play single product offerings to data integration suites. Oracle's ETL
 offerings, Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g and Oracle Data Integrator, meet
 the market need for heterogeneous connectivity and metadata management
 capabilities. Optimized for Oracle databases and data warehouses, Oracle
 Warehouse Builder 10g enables customers to transform data from different
 formats and disparate systems into information useful for business
 reporting and analytics. It provides a highly scalable, role-based ETL
 solution with best-in-class integrated information management capabilities
 enabling customers to build data warehouses and BI solutions, at an
 affordable price. With Oracle Data Integrator, a key component of Oracle
 Fusion Middleware, organizations can increase user productivity through its
 ability to promptly integrate massive volumes of data dispersed across
 mixed IT environments.
     "Our customers are seeking a comprehensive solution to integrate data
 and convert that data into quality information at a low total cost of
 ownership," said Ray Roccaforte, vice president of Data Warehousing and
 Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle. "Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g
 delivers heterogeneous data access, strong data quality features and
 extreme scalability all within the Oracle Database."
     A complete copy of the independent report, "The Forrester Wave:
 Enterprise ETL, Q2 2007," is available at:
 ter -wave-enterprise-etl-q2-2007.pdf
     About Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g
     Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g is Oracle's industry leading enterprise
 business intelligence integration design tool. It provides data quality,
 data auditing, fully integrated relational and dimensional modeling and
 full life cycle management of data and metadata for Oracle Database. Oracle
 Warehouse Builder 10g delivers all this functionality in an easy to use,
 graphical environment that allows for the rapid design, deployment and
 management of data integration projects and business intelligence systems.
 For more information on Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g, go to: .
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     (1): "The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise ETL, Q2 2007," Rob Karel,
 Forrester Research, Inc., May 2, 2007

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