EMC Corporation and Oracle Corporation today announced a new joint services offering to help customers quickly and cost-effectively upgrade to new Oracle® Database 10g environments. The companies unveiled the new EMC® Oracle Database 10g Accelerator solution here at Oracle OpenWorld. EMC and Oracle are showcasing the entire suite of jointly developed and jointly delivered information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions for Oracle environments to thousands of attendees.

The newest EMC Proven Solution combines the powerful features of EMC networked storage systems and software with professional services from both EMC and Oracle to significantly reduce the time it takes customers to deploy Oracle Database 10g. By combining the expertise of Oracle and EMC into a single engagement, customers can also reduce the cost of implementation by shortening the length of the services engagement.

As a part of the new EMC Oracle Database 10g Accelerator solution, Oracle and EMC will work with a customer to determine requirements and optimal configurations using best practices blueprints developed by both companies. Oracle will then re-locate the customer’s database onto an EMC Symmetrix®, EMC CLARiiON® or EMC Celerra* networked storage solution, implementing Oracle Flexible Architecture for optimal configuration. EMC then utilizes unique features of EMC TimeFinder* or EMC SnapView* software to replicate the database for testing and accelerated migration to Oracle Database 10g. Finally, both EMC and Oracle will test the configuration and work with a customer’s IT department to ensure the configuration meets business objectives.

“Customers are looking for the fastest, most efficient way to deploy or upgrade their databases,” said William Hurley, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “EMC and Oracle are working together to minimize cost, complexity and risk, while allowing customers to quickly and efficiently implement a database and storage grid.”

Mark Salser, Senior Vice President, Oracle Technology Business Unit, added, “As the first company to provide a platform for Grid Computing, Oracle’s 10g database helps customers ensure that their information is securely consolidated and highly available. By working closely with EMC, we are able to help our customers design an infrastructure and accelerate their deployment that enables them to rapidly consolidate information.”

Derrell James, EMC Vice President, Technology Solutions, said, “EMC’s networked storage technology and methodologies have been integrated with Oracle best practices to provide customers with a tested, effective solution that optimizes both their Oracle Database 10g layout and its performance. Services teams from EMC and Oracle can help customers take full advantage of the latest features and functions from both companies to better manage and protect their information throughout its lifecycle.”

The EMC Oracle Database 10g Accelerator solution, part of the EMC ILM Solution Suite for Oracle, is available immediately from EMC.