EMC to Add Support for Oracle® Database 11g

Extensive Testing and Support Helps Accelerate Benefits of Oracle Database 11g

HOPKINTON, Mass., July 11 / / -- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced planned support for Oracle(R) Database 11g. As a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, EMC has been an active participant in the Oracle Database 11g Beta Program, helping to ensure customers can take advantage of the benefits of Oracle Database 11g.

Leveraging the long-standing active engineering relationship between EMC and Oracle, customers will be able to confidently deploy Oracle Database 11g across all of EMC's major platforms including EMC Symmetrix(R), EMC CLARiiON(R) and EMC Celerra(R) networked storage systems. The new capabilities in Oracle Database 11g help customers reduce storage costs and augment the recently announced EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle offerings that help mutual customers realize business efficiencies. EMC will continue to release new solutions based upon Oracle Database 11g in support of the EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle offerings.

"EMC customers like what they see in Oracle Database 11g and our investment in testing and qualification will enable them to deploy it seamlessly," said Chuck Hollis, Vice President, Technology Alliances, EMC. "EMC brought its decade-plus experience in large-scale Oracle environments to bear on this opportunity to ensure we're prepared to support production customers through the EMC Oracle Joint Escalation Center."

"Oracle Database 11g delivers an extensive set of new features and capabilities that raise users' quality of service standard across the board for all types of database applications," said Willie Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing at Oracle. "Working with EMC to perform interoperability testing of Oracle Database 11g with EMC's networked storage platforms provides a unique level of validation for our customers deploying EMC Information Infrastructure for Oracle. Our customers can continue to benefit from the engineering relationship between both Oracle and EMC."

About Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Database is the only database designed for grid computing. With the release of Oracle Database 11g, Oracle is making the management of enterprise information easier than ever; enabling customers to know more about their business and innovate more quickly. Oracle Database 11g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 11g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 11g's unique ability to manage all data from traditional business information to XML and 3D spatial information makes it the ideal choice to power transaction processing, data warehousing, and content management applications.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 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 their 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 qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com/

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.

EMC, Symmetrix, CLARiiON and Celerra are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: EMC Corporation

CONTACT: Jennifer Dreyer of EMC Corporation, +1-508-293-7238, dreyer_jennifer@emc.com

Web site: http://www.emc.com/

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