SOURCE: OuterBay

September 19, 2005 09:00 ET

OuterBay Successfully Completes Oracle's Application Integration Initiative Validation

Oracle Validates OuterBay ADM Suite's Tight Integration With Oracle E-Business Suite

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- OuterBay, the leader in information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions for applications and databases, today announced that it has successfully completed Oracle's validation of its Application Data Management (ADM) Suite for integration with Oracle® E-Business Suite. This validation program is a part of Oracle PartnerNetwork's Application Integration Initiative. Having already achieved validation of OuterBay ADM Suite with PeopleSoft Enterprise, OuterBay is one of the first to achieve multiple validations with Oracle's application offerings.

To validate the integration of OuterBay, Oracle conducted a detailed review and approval of the ADM Suite's architectural design and executed a battery of tests across thirteen functional areas of the Oracle E-Business Suite. The Oracle integration validation shows adherence to the highest standards including transaction integrity, restartability and change management.

OuterBay ADM Suite allows customers to proactively manage Oracle E-Business Suite application data to ensure: top application performance, lower maintenance costs, transparent access to archived data and efficient long-term storage. Real-time user access to archived data using the native Oracle Forms and Reports allows enterprises to set aggressive data retention policies, and keep months, not years of data in the production environment, while meeting increasingly stringent data retention regulations and guidelines.

This integration validation provides Oracle E-Business Suite users with an on-line archive solution that enables immediate access to both current and archived data, through the same application interface. OuterBay intelligently relocates transactions in their entirety to a separate archive by leveraging Oracle's business rules for data eligibility and integrity. This ensures that data and referential integrity is maintained throughout the process and the Oracle E-Business Suite system is in a consistent state at all times. With OuterBay ADM Suite, no downtime is required.

"As an OPN Certified Partner, we're not surprised they completed the validation process so quickly," said Mark Israelsen, vice president, Applications Partnering Strategy at Oracle. "With more IT managers taking a lifecycle-based approach to managing data, our joint customers are looking for solutions like OuterBay's ADM Suite that are tightly integrated with Oracle E-Business Suite."

"Oracle has created an incredibly rigorous validation program with high standards to provide confidence and value to our joint customers," said Michael Howard, Chairman and CEO, OuterBay. "OuterBay's solutions are in production in some of the largest Oracle installations in the world. This validation gives our customers additional reassurance of our tight integration with Oracle E-Business Suite."

Oracle PartnerNetwork's Applications Integration Initiative provides Oracle customers with the confidence that there is a standards-based integration developed between Oracle applications and its partners' solutions, and the integration points have been tested and validated. This integration helps alleviate the integration headache, offers improved risk management, smoother upgrade capability, thereby leading to a lower total cost of ownership.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers' leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

About OuterBay

OuterBay Technologies, Inc., a leader in information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions for applications and databases, helps customers monitor, forecast and manage data growth in enterprise application environments. As the market leader in database archiving and subsetting, OuterBay ADM Suite allows users to move data between storage tiers based on its current value to the business, and maintain open access to archived data across applications, platforms and storage media. As a result, OuterBay improves enterprise application and database performance and reduces total cost of ownership. OuterBay is headquartered in Cupertino, California, with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. OuterBay has over 150 customers. For more information, contact OuterBay at or 408.340.1200.


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