IN THE NEWSOracle Recognized as a Leader in Data Mining

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Redwood Shores, CA - February 24, 2010 -- According to a February 2010 report from independent analyst firm Forrester Research, Oracle is a leader in predictive analytics and data mining (PA/DM).

"The Forrester Wave™: Predictive Analytics And Data Mining Solutions, Q1 2010," written by Senior Analyst James G. Kobielus, states that "Oracle provides a PA/DM solution portfolio that is built into its own widely adopted DBMS, DW, data integration, and BI platforms, with a wide range of prepackaged predictive applications, and it provides a powerful assortment of algorithms for mining complex structured and unstructured information types."

An option to Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition, Oracle Data Mining enables customers to integrate actionable predictive information and build into business intelligence and other applications. Using the data mining functionality in Oracle Database 11g, customers can easily find patterns and insights otherwise hidden in their data warehouses.

The Sun Oracle Database Machine delivers increased Oracle Data Mining performance by performing scoring of data mining models in Oracle Exadata Storage Servers.

Supporting Quote: "We're pleased that Forrester's Wave recognizes Oracle's position as a leader in predictive analytics and data mining, and in particular, the strength of Oracle Database 11g," said Ray Roccaforte, vice president of Data Warehousing and Analytics, Oracle. "By moving predictive analytics to their Oracle Database, customers save time and money by eliminating data movement and duplication into multiple repositories and servers. And now with the Sun Oracle Database Machine, customers can offload data mining scoring to intelligent Oracle Exadata Storage Servers for even faster predictive analysis."