THE IBM AND ORACLE RELATIONSHIP

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The IBM System Storage and Oracle relationship

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second-largest independent software company. Oracle offers its database, tools, and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world.

IBM and Oracle have a global relationship to help customers get the maximum benefit from their information—at every stage of the information lifecycle. Today, many of the world's most successful companies rely on IBM hardware including servers and storage with Oracle products and services to run their businesses.

Maintaining availability of data for many businesses require innovative techniques for speedy backup and restore of large databases, along with methods for supporting disaster recovery over long distance while maintaining data integrity. These techniques can take advantage of features of an intelligent disk storage system working together with a database management subsystem.

Oracle database server and IBM System Storage DS family storage systems can be used together to create near-instantaneous copies of data (also called "snap shots" in database terminology) and remote mirrors of data. The IBM System Storage DS family of storage systems supports these capabilities through its copy services, using FlashCopy to make local copies, a combination of FlashCopy and synchronous remote mirror (Metro Mirror) mode in making remote copies and asynchronous remote mirror (Global Mirror) mode in making remote copies to a very long distance.

Oracle database and IBM System Storage DS Family storage systems can also be used together to help protect against disaster situations (like whole database production server shutdown or any natural disaster on the production server location) using a combination of Oracle hot standby databases, along with Metro Mirror.

With Oracle and IBM you have leadership in enterprise software, servers and storage systems. IBM and Oracle offer high value solutions and services.

About IBM

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit www.oracle.com (link resides outside of ibm.com).

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