IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - November 2011 - (Page 30)

Q&A Direct from the Source Allied for Clients IBM and Oracle collaboration protects customer investments By Laura Lambeth and Technology Group (STG) vice president of sales and marketing for system software and ISVs, says increased IBM enablement investments and on-site staff deliver enhanced service and earlier advanced technology certifications. Q. What are the growth trends for IBM platforms within the Oracle ecosystem? A. The IBM STG hardware platform business for Oracle applications grew by 21 percent from 2009 to 2010. The trend for 2011 continues, with a 23-percent year-to-year growth for the first six months. 30 NOVEMBER 2011 M uch has been made of the technology partnership between IBM and Oracle. Are the two companies friends? Enemies? Frenemies? Inna Kuznetsova, IBM Systems Q. Since Oracle’s Sun acquisition announcement in 2009, we’ve heard conflicting reports about the relationship between IBM and Oracle. What are the facts? A. IBM and Oracle have more than 140,000 joint customers who have chosen IBM technology and services to get the most from their Oracle invest-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - November 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - November 2011
Editor's Desk: Comply or Don't Fly
Dashboard: 1=200,000 - Fill 'Er Up - Electronic Results - The Great Debate
Trends: Predictive Analytics Turns Insight Into Action
Data Display: Compliance: It Gets Better
Case Study: Rice University Uses POWER7 Cluster Technology to Customize Treatments
Cover Story: PowerSC Hardens Security and Simplifies Compliance for AIX Virtual Workloads
Feature: PowerVM Hypervisor Secures Consolidated Systems
Q&A: IBM and Oracle Collaborations Protects Customer Investments
Next: New IBM Research Technology Promises to Change the Memory Landscape
House Calls: Realistically Estimate Electronic Use and Cost to Compare Servers
Advertisers' Index
Power Systems Interface
IBM Perspective: A Framework for IT Security
Snapshot: Prescient Dad Steered Nies into IT
Reference Point: Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
Special Report: Business Intelligence Use on Power Systems, Sponsored by Information Builders

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - November 2011