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Oracle Corporation

April 20, 2011 08:00 ET

Transplace Selects Oracle® Exadata Database Machine to Deliver Real-Time Logistics Intelligence

Oracle Exadata Speeds Performance of Transplace's Enterprise Data Warehouse, Tests Show Response Time Gains of 11x, Data Load Improvements of up to 23x

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, has selected Oracle® Exadata Database Machine to run its enterprise data warehouse.
  • Transplace provides a full suite of logistics technology and transportation management services, including logistics management outsourcing, intelligent transportation management systems, supply chain network planning and design, and high-quality brokerage services, to some of the largest manufacturers and retail shippers in the world, along with growth-oriented companies that have goals to increase in size and scale.
  • The company required a new data warehouse platform to support its rapid growth in North America and expansion into new regions, including Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico, and to meet its customers' evolving business intelligence requirements.
  • With the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Transplace expects to:
    • Speed data warehouse load processes up to 23x based on initial tests;
    • Improve query response times by an average of 11x based on tests of their 15 longest running user queries;
    • Lower storage costs with Oracle Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression, which compressed their 10 largest tables by 13x in tests;
    • Further reduce the size of their data warehouse by using Oracle SecureFiles to compress XML documents; and,
    • Better serve customers' real-time intelligence needs.
  • With the help of Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum-level member Enkitec, Transplace is migrating its existing Oracle data warehouse running on IBM servers to a quarter-rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 system. Transplace expects its Oracle Exadata system to be in production in June 2011.
  • A long standing Oracle customer, Transplace relies on Oracle Database to help power its Transportation Management System (TMS) which is delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Supporting Quote

  • "Transplace provides a wide range of logistics technology and services to some of the biggest names in the retail and manufacturing industry," said Transplace Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Vince Biddlecombe. "With goods and services being moved across regions, it is critical that manufacturers are able to have visibility to product locations and estimated shipment and arrival times at any given moment. With the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, our enterprise data warehouse will manage more data while dramatically improving data load processes and customer query response times helping to deliver real-time intelligence to our customers. With our rapid growth, we needed a solution that would grow with us, and we have that in Oracle Exadata."

Supporting Resources

About Oracle Exadata
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, customers can reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.

About Transplace
Transplace is a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

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