Oracle(R) Data Mining Recognized as a Leader by Independent Analyst Firm

Oct 25, 2004, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corp.

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced its position as a leader in META Group's
 METAspectrum report for Data Mining, citing the maturity and stability of
 Oracle(R) Data Mining and its widespread adoption relative to the competition.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO )
     Oracle was recognized as a leader based on 15 categories measured by META
 Group, including the Company's ability to execute and pricing.  Data mining
 enables organizations to extract new, previously hidden information from their
 data.  Typical applications involve database marketing, customer profiling,
 fraud detection, market basket analysis, market segmentation, and clinical and
 discovery data analysis in life sciences, according to META Group.
     "We developed METAspectrum to enable IT professionals to quickly and
 interactively evaluate vendors based on the software's features, customers
 using their product, pricing, technology, and the ability of the vendor to
 support customers," said Kurt Schlegel, senior program director at META Group.
 "We are receiving an increasing number of inquiries from users who want to
 embed the results of a data mining model directly into their business process.
 Selecting a proven solution that enables users to mine data and build advanced
 analytical applications will be increasingly important."
     "We are pleased to be recognized by META Group as a leader in the data
 mining market," said Jacek Myczkowski, vice president of Data Mining
 Technologies and Life Sciences, Oracle Corp. "We believe that we are strongly
 positioned to successfully serve this growing market by delivering a powerful
 enterprise data mining platform."
     Embedded in the Oracle Database, Oracle Data Mining enables companies'
 customers across industries such as life sciences, pharmaceutical, retail,
 among others, to extract information efficiently from the very largest
 databases and build integrated business intelligence applications. Application
 developers can quickly automate the extraction and distribution of new
 business intelligence -- predictions, patterns and discoveries -- throughout
 the organization. Businesses can also realize savings by avoiding additional
 hardware purchases for computing and storage environments, redundant copies of
 the data and multiple versions of the data, and duplication of personnel to
 manage distinct data mining software packages.
 
     About METAspectrum
     META Group's METAspectrum(SM) methodology provides a framework for
 evaluating or selecting an appropriate IT vendor or product, simplifies the
 decision process, and enables more effective technology investments. META
 Group's research efforts, which adhere to META Group's commitment to
 objectivity, are conducted independently, based on industry best-practice
 research methodologies and subject to the highest levels of review by META
 Group's research community. To learn more about METAspectrum, visit
 metagroup.com/metaspectrum or call 800-945-META.
 
     About Oracle Data Mining
     Oracle Data Mining provides a powerful, scalable infrastructure for
 building applications that automate the discovery of valuable new business
 intelligence and insights. Embedded in the Oracle Database, Oracle Data Mining
 helps businesses make better business decisions by enabling them to target
 their best customers, find and prevent fraud, discover the most influential
 attributes that affect Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and find valuable
 new information hidden in massive amounts of data. For more information, visit
 http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/bi/odm/index.html .
 
     About Oracle
     Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more
 information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/ .
 
     Trademarks
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
 affiliates.  Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     METAspectrum(SM) market evaluations and results are the sole property of
 META Group, Inc. Permission to use the results requires prior written approval
 from META Group and should not be deemed an endorsement of any company or
 product.
 
 

SOURCE Oracle Corp.
    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced its position as a leader in META Group's
 METAspectrum report for Data Mining, citing the maturity and stability of
 Oracle(R) Data Mining and its widespread adoption relative to the competition.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO )
     Oracle was recognized as a leader based on 15 categories measured by META
 Group, including the Company's ability to execute and pricing.  Data mining
 enables organizations to extract new, previously hidden information from their
 data.  Typical applications involve database marketing, customer profiling,
 fraud detection, market basket analysis, market segmentation, and clinical and
 discovery data analysis in life sciences, according to META Group.
     "We developed METAspectrum to enable IT professionals to quickly and
 interactively evaluate vendors based on the software's features, customers
 using their product, pricing, technology, and the ability of the vendor to
 support customers," said Kurt Schlegel, senior program director at META Group.
 "We are receiving an increasing number of inquiries from users who want to
 embed the results of a data mining model directly into their business process.
 Selecting a proven solution that enables users to mine data and build advanced
 analytical applications will be increasingly important."
     "We are pleased to be recognized by META Group as a leader in the data
 mining market," said Jacek Myczkowski, vice president of Data Mining
 Technologies and Life Sciences, Oracle Corp. "We believe that we are strongly
 positioned to successfully serve this growing market by delivering a powerful
 enterprise data mining platform."
     Embedded in the Oracle Database, Oracle Data Mining enables companies'
 customers across industries such as life sciences, pharmaceutical, retail,
 among others, to extract information efficiently from the very largest
 databases and build integrated business intelligence applications. Application
 developers can quickly automate the extraction and distribution of new
 business intelligence -- predictions, patterns and discoveries -- throughout
 the organization. Businesses can also realize savings by avoiding additional
 hardware purchases for computing and storage environments, redundant copies of
 the data and multiple versions of the data, and duplication of personnel to
 manage distinct data mining software packages.
 
     About METAspectrum
     META Group's METAspectrum(SM) methodology provides a framework for
 evaluating or selecting an appropriate IT vendor or product, simplifies the
 decision process, and enables more effective technology investments. META
 Group's research efforts, which adhere to META Group's commitment to
 objectivity, are conducted independently, based on industry best-practice
 research methodologies and subject to the highest levels of review by META
 Group's research community. To learn more about METAspectrum, visit
 metagroup.com/metaspectrum or call 800-945-META.
 
     About Oracle Data Mining
     Oracle Data Mining provides a powerful, scalable infrastructure for
 building applications that automate the discovery of valuable new business
 intelligence and insights. Embedded in the Oracle Database, Oracle Data Mining
 helps businesses make better business decisions by enabling them to target
 their best customers, find and prevent fraud, discover the most influential
 attributes that affect Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and find valuable
 new information hidden in massive amounts of data. For more information, visit
 http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/bi/odm/index.html .
 
     About Oracle
     Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more
 information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/ .
 
     Trademarks
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
 affiliates.  Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
     METAspectrum(SM) market evaluations and results are the sole property of
 META Group, Inc. Permission to use the results requires prior written approval
 from META Group and should not be deemed an endorsement of any company or
 product.
 
 SOURCE  Oracle Corp.

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