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Sur La Table Selects Oracle Commerce Cloud to Complement Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Sur La Table Selects Oracle Commerce Cloud to Complement Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Specialty Midmarket Retailer Connects Stores, Online, and Distribution Center Operations

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 10, 2017

Today Oracle announced that Sur La Table has deployed Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of Service and has selected Oracle Commerce Cloud to deliver a converged commerce experience across all channels. Catering to the growing number of consumers visiting its commerce site and more than 130 stores nationwide, Sur La Table is creating a cohesive shopping experience, personalizing offers and streamlining order fulfillment. A popular destination for exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and table, Sur La Table is a place where cooks find a surprising selection of culinary tools and foods from around the world, with helpful, knowledgeable employees.

“We are empowering our associates in the stores to improve the customer experience with the Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service solution. We selected Oracle Commerce Cloud to deliver a consistent brand experience across channels,” said Tracy Cioffi, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sur La Table.  

Sur La Table continues to transform its IT infrastructure by using Oracle to compliment or replace customized legacy applications that hindered growth and were costly to maintain. Before transitioning to Oracle, Sur La Table evaluated the savings against ongoing cost of maintaining its legacy systems.

“Oracle is providing the retail industry’s leading, most comprehensive enterprise solutions to retailers of all sizes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “We are pleased to partner with Sur La Table and will continue to deliver innovation backed by world class technology.”

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

Oracle Retail will be showcasing the full suite of Oracle Retail solutions and cloud services at the National Retail Federation Big Show Jan. 15-17, 2017, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Oracle Retail will be located at booth #2521. For more information check out: www.oracle.com/nrf2017

Contact Info Matthew Torres
Oracle
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle Retail Suite 16 Introduces New Cloud Services to Maximize Retail Profit and Productivity

Oracle Database News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Retail Suite 16 Introduces New Cloud Services to Maximize Retail Profit and Productivity Platform Upgrades Bring Extensive New Services to the Cloud and Mobile POS

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 9, 2017

Oracle announced today the availability of Oracle Retail Release 16, which empowers retailers to deliver unified consumer experiences across ecommerce and brick and mortar locations. The new release reflects insights of our global customer community regarding shared business challenges and more than 100,000 development days invested via Oracle’s renowned research and development team, culminating in the retail industry’s most advanced and mobile-enabled cloud services and on-premise solutions.

“As retailers invest in new markets and offerings for 2017, having the right infrastructure, optimization science and mobile solutions will become a critical competitive advantage,” said Ray Carlin, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Retail. “Oracle’s Cloud First strategy enables us to deliver a steady cadence of innovation to our global retail customers, and we are taking the industry’s leading retail science and best practices to a new level with Oracle Retail Release 16.”

Expanding Cloud Services for Retailers

Oracle Retail recognizes the industry is in a period of migration to cloud technologies and has put in place a strategy that will support cloud and on-premise solutions, empowering customers to migrate to the cloud at a pace that meets their strategic needs.

“Access to retail-specific cloud services is a critical differentiator for brands to streamline operations, expand offerings and scale at a fast pace,” said Ray Carlin, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Retail. “With Oracle Retail Release 16, brands of all sizes can access best-in-class industry solutions through our world-class cloud services.”

  • On-Premise to Cloud: Oracle extends its industry-leading Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization technology to the cloud and enables retailers to reduce implementation costs with the Oracle Retail Planning Enterprise Cloud Service platform.  The shift to next generation cloud-based planning capabilities allows retailers to plan by exception and scale when needed by paying for capacity used.
  • The Power of the Cloud: Oracle now offers over 33 Oracle Retail cloud services including its industry leading merchandising solution with documented best practices and automation of key process at a lower cost.

Making Critical Merchandising Operations Mobile

“We optimized Oracle Retail Suite 16 for a mobile environment recognizing that old and new generations want to use consistent technology at home and at work,” said Jeff Warren, vice president product strategy at Oracle Retail. “Our platform is engineered to accelerate critical decision making through a powerful interface for managers and analysts that is built upon machine learning and data analytics.”

  • Reduce Labor Cost: Oracle Retail Release 16 accelerates user productivity by leveraging persona-based dashboards at the core of the solution and highlighting opportunities that will impact service levels, inventory margins and key business metrics. These new persona-based dashboards empower users to be more efficient by surfacing key actions and metrics that are relevant to the user, driving increased productivity and ultimately empowering them.
  • Modern Exception Based Retailing: The new modern, user experience and mobile applications across Oracle Retail Merchandising Release 16 place business intelligence and analytics at the front of every process to enable collaboration & empower associates with context to make better & faster decisions.  With this release, Oracle Retail Merchandising is expanded to support Android and Apple devices which increase managerial productivity through exception-based reporting and transaction approvals. These additions extend existing buying, allocating, inventory management, sales auditing and invoice-matching capabilities to mobile devices.

Giving Store Associates a Fully Informed Mobile Solution

Oracle Retail is also bridging the productivity gaps between online and traditional point of sale functionality, through mobile experiences that inspire store associates to engage consumers away from the register.

  • Converged Commerce: Also now available, the Oracle Retail Extension Module for Oracle Commerce allows retailers to deliver a common brand experience across all touch points by using Oracle Cloud Services to manage orders, optimize fulfillment decisions, and give everyone the same single view of customers across your enterprise. Oracle’s Xstore POS also enables retailers to help customers pick up, complete, or change purchases from any location by integrating with Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Software, Oracle Retail Order Broker and Oracle Retail Order Management System.
  • Better Together: The mobile Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is also optimized to provide traditional web functionality like in-depth product details, ratings and reviews, and task management so associates are able to engage consumers away from the register with deep insights operating on the Oracle MICROS Family Workstation.
  • Mobility Everywhere: With this release, Oracle Retail Xstore now offers four different ways for store employees to engage – using a traditional fixed device, dockable tablets, tablets, and mobile.  All use the same POS platform and provide full check out, CRM visibility, cross- and up-sell functionality, fulfillment, search, price check and loyalty program integration from any device.

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

Oracle Retail will be showcasing the full suite of Oracle Retail solutions and cloud services at the National Retail Federation Big Show Jan. 15-17, 2017, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Oracle Retail will be located at booth #2521. For more information check out: www.oracle.com/nrf2017

Contact Info Matthew Torres
Oracle
+415 595 1584
matt.torres@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Red Wing Shoe Company Deploys Oracle to Fuel Growth Among Diverse Consumer and Industrial Markets

Oracle Database News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 17:00
Press Release Red Wing Shoe Company Deploys Oracle to Fuel Growth Among Diverse Consumer and Industrial Markets Growing Retailer Delivers Leading Work Boots and Popular Styles via 170+ Mobile Truck-Based Stores and 450+ Traditional Stores

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 6, 2017

Today Oracle announced that Red Wing Shoe Company, a made in America brand selling to customers worldwide, has implemented Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service to support its rapid growth among new and traditional customer markets.  Red Wing Shoes, which continues to launch new product lines and expand to new markets worldwide, plans to increase its store count over a five-year period by 25% - 30%.

Red Wing Shoes’ styles appeal to diverse consumer groups – from construction workers to hipsters – and getting the experience right for each buyer persona requires thoughtful execution of brand interactions.  The Oracle Retail solution enables Red Wing Shoes’ to empower store associates and elevate customer service by allowing store associates to work via mobile, tablet and stationary workstation devices.

“Oracle ensures our customer experience and retail operations are world class, and scales with us as fast as we are growing,” said Marc Kermisch, VP and CIO at Red Wing Shoes.  “The Oracle Retail Xstore solution delivers rich functionality that reflects Oracle’s deep retail focus; it works across mobile platforms in a manner that is intuitive to our employees.”

Among commercial customers, Red Wing Shoes has long been ahead of its peers in extending access and customer service beyond traditional brick-and-mortar stores.  The company’s fleet of 170+ trucks provides easier access to the right footwear by bringing fully stocked stores to work sites, where employees get help with sizing and order items for delivery at home or work.  Today, the Red Wing Shoe Company trucks are equipped with Oracle Retail Xstore to ensure accurate inventory planning and to provide immediate access to sizes and models and order fulfillment when customers at commercial sites need items shipped.

Red Wing Shoes chose Oracle Retail Xstore to replace a home-grown, highly customized point-of-sale solution that simply could not scale to meet evolving business requirements. Red Wing Shoes selected BTM Global to implement the Oracle solution.

“Oracle empowers retailers to deliver a flexible, rich customer experience and to optimize retail operations serving markets from multiple store formats including mobile stores,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “We are honored to be part of the success story at Red Wing Shoe Company, and we look forward to the company’s growth as they bring their unique brand to more consumers worldwide.”

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

Oracle Retail will be showcasing the full suite of Oracle Retail solutions and cloud services at the National Retail Federation Big Show Jan. 15-17, 2017, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Oracle Retail will be located at booth #2521. For more information check out: www.oracle.com/nrf2017

Contact Info Matthew Torres
Oracle
+415 595 1584
matt.torres@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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MariaDB Now Supports Big Data Analytics

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:23
MariaDB® Corporation has announced the general availability of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0, a powerful open source columnar storage engine. With this release, MariaDB has united transactional and analytic processing with a single front end to del ...
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Inflectra Offices Closed on January 2, 2017 - New Year's Day Observed!

Inflectra News - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s Day.

We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday, January 3, 3017. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.

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Changing Lanes Quickly and Safely with Automotive ALM

Polarion Software - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 20:55

There are few things more ubiquitous today than your car, especially within the fast-paced confines of our commuter culture. Now, as of 2016, no living generation can claim the automobile as anything less than the quintessential means of transportation. As such, consumers expect new vehicles to provide expedient travel from place to place, better fuel […]

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10 Lessons When Moving from Waterfall to Agile

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 14:02

Do you want to transition from waterfall to agile? Like so many other companies, you may also seek to replace waterfall with agile in a quest to shorten the time-to-market and deliver high-quality software faster, more frequently and at a lower cost. The road to agile, however, can be a rocky one. That’s why we have put together a few lessons and tips that will help you in succeeding in agile software development.

# 1: Embrace the change in mindset and culture.

More than anything, agile requires a change in mindset and culture throughout the entire company. The key to success is that everyone involved knows what to expect, is patient and, most importantly, embraces change. Agile is about adjusting. It’s about continuously assessing if requirements and goals are still valid. This new learning culture is a big challenge.

# 2: Make the transition to agile a joint company process.

You won’t be able to reap the rewards of agile without engaging both the management and the team. If not everyone involved is committed and participates effectively, you’ll unavoidably run into problems. That’s why you have to make sure that the transition to agile is a joint activity. Communication, effective contribution by everyone involved and continuous planning is required to get all interest groups on board, and avoid tension between how the teams operate and how management runs the company.

# 3: Roles and responsibilities change throughout the company.

Undoubtedly, the shift to agile affects roles and responsibilities within a company. A top-down command-and-control culture should be replaced with horizontal conversations. Management helps to remove impediments, encourages teams and ensures the business alignment of projects. It has become a facilitator and is in charge of creating an environment in which teams can grow. The team itself is a group of experts, who know best themselves what should be done by who and how. They are self-organizing and self-reliant.

# 4: Encourage transparency and exchange between teams.

In an agile environment, small teams that communicate and work together efficiently are important. Consequently, transparency is key to success. Be open about failures, discuss impediments and work on a solution together. This will create unity in the team and build towards a better product. At the same time, you need to encourage exchange between those highly productive units so as to avoid isolation of individual teams.

# 5: Agile is not a linear process.

In waterfall projects, teams were used to working in a sequential manner: requirements, design, implementation, then testing and maintenance. Everything was strictly planned and scheduled. In contrast, software is developed and delivered in small chunks in agile. To ensure it meets actual market needs, the software is continuously adjusted according to changing requirements as well as to feedback from customers and stakeholders. Business managers, developers and testers have to work together closely and stay in sync to evaluate the situation and determine the right next steps.

# 6: The team is responsible for quality.

The team needs to collaborate right from the beginning: when it comes to defining requirements, the scope of projects and what is needed to assure the quality of the software. As software quality is a continuous process that requires commitment from everyone involved, the whole team is in charge of testing.

# 7: Test early and often.

As software is developed incrementally, code is constantly changing. Every time you check in new code, you have to ensure that it meets its requirements and does not break existing functionality. The frequency of code commitment requires fast feedback from tests that can only be achieved with automation. When you integrate tests into your continuous integration process, each code change is automatically tested. The goal is a near real-time feedback, which helps you in reacting to potential errors as soon as possible.

# 8: Automation is a necessity, not a necessary evil in agile software development.

Agile software development will not succeed without test automation. Manual testing is slow, labor intensive, inconsistent and prone to errors. If you want to reduce the time-to market and release small increments of software in frequent iterations, agile test automation has to be an integral part of the project from the beginning. Well-designed automated tests are faster, provide continuous feedback on software quality, increase risk-coverage and will give you confidence in your application.

# 9: Early feedback from automated tests is important.

The earlier you find bugs in your software, the easier and cheaper they are to fix. The key is to understand what to automate and when, in order to get quality feedback from your automated tests. If you want to get early feedback on the quality of your code, you need to shift testing left and perform more automated testing on a unit and mid-tier level. The iterative feedback increases transparency and enables you to react to potential problems faster, decreasing the risk of release delays and software failure.

# 10: Test automation tools have to enable team collaboration.

In agile software development, it’s all about continuous testing and team collaboration on agile test automation projects. When you choose a test automation tool for your team, make sure that it fosters this collaborative dynamic in cross-functional teams, enables you to start with test automation early in the development cycle, supports reusability of tests and encourages communication and feedback. Always keep in mind that after all, your team is one of your greatest assets.

Find out how you can succeed in agile software development

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Al-Hikmah Programming Partners with Inflectra to Bring IT Systems Testing to the Qatari Market

Inflectra News - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 01:00

We are pleased to announce that Al-Hikmah Programming LLC has joined the Inflectra certified solution partner network to offer Inflectra's software testing and project management products to the fast-growing Qatari market.

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Polarion ALM 2016 SR3 – What’s New and Noteworthy

Polarion Software - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 17:30

As 2016 draws to a close, so does the development cycle of our product version 2016. I’m happy to announce the availability of Service Release 3 (SR3) and provide some information about what it delivers. Let’s jump right in. LiveDoc Enhancements We have delivered several improvements that many of you have asked for. These include […]

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Boosts Business Agility with Unified Suite of ERP and HCM Cloud Services from Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 14:00
Press Release Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Boosts Business Agility with Unified Suite of ERP and HCM Cloud Services from Oracle

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Dec 20, 2016

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a medical center dedicated to improving health through collaborative innovation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has selected Oracle Cloud Applications to optimize the performance of its finance and HR organizations. The move to Oracle Cloud is part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s larger strategy to transform business practices via modern cloud applications.

With 14,000 employees and annual revenue of approximately $2.4 billion, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center needed to move its finance and HR systems to the cloud to keep pace in a dynamic healthcare environment. The medical center selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Human Management Capital (HCM) Cloud because of Oracle’s expertise in technology and commitment to help organizations implement and fully realize business benefits from the cloud.

“Oracle’s expertise in the cloud was critical for us as we sought to modernize our financial and HR systems and underlying workflow processes. Equipping our workforce with the best technology will enable us to focus more time on serving our patients and communities,” said Chad A. Eckes, executive vice president of corporate services and CFO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “We believe our investment in Oracle Cloud is the right strategic decision long term, as the architecture of the solution is designed to provide us with the most innovative technology and best practice business processes.”

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is among a growing number of customers who have chosen to modernize their back office operations with Oracle ERP and HCM Cloud together. Oracle Cloud’s single data model, common user interface, seamless workflow across business processes, and single access point strengthens security and compliance efforts, while enabling robust reporting and analysis on payroll, employee trends and talent requirements. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center plans to take advantage of these benefits to further protect patient and employee privacy, while increasing business agility through tighter alignment of talent requirements and investments with strategic growth plans.

By replacing Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s PeopleSoft implementation with Oracle HCM Cloud, the HR department gains a highly-available, highly-efficient HR system management solution. The single, unified platform enhances user experience via a simple, scalable, and intuitive design with mobile and self-service capabilities designed to enable HR employees to spend less time on manual processes and more time on quality patient care and sourcing and retaining top talent.

Oracle ERP Cloud gives Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center immediate access to a complete, modern, and proven financial platform delivered seamlessly and securely through the Oracle Cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud's modern user interface, delivering embedded analytics, contextual social collaboration, and a device-independent mobile experience makes the sophisticated solution familiar and easy to use.

“Oracle’s Cloud applications provide a complete, innovative, and secure set of enterprise-grade offerings, with unmatched breadth and depth of functionality designed to support any size of company in any industry worldwide,” said Rondy Ng, Oracle’s senior vice president of applications development. “In healthcare, our integrated ERP and HCM Cloud solutions are able to meet the complex needs of both healthcare payer and provider organizations and their patients – whether it’s helping to reduce costs through more efficient financial processes or to engage employees with the right social and mobile tools to increase workforce productivity.”

With the Oracle Cloud, Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

For additional information, connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about Oracle ERP Cloud, follow us on Twitter, and join the Facebook conversation at Oracle ERP Cloud.

To learn more about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog.

  Contact Info Joann Wardrip
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Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies

VisibleThread - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 19:22
Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies

 

Why-Poorly-Executed-RFPs-Create-a-Severe-Financial-Burden-for-AgenciesOur CEO, Fergal McGovern wrote about ‘Why Poorly Executed RFPs Create a Severe Financial Burden for Agencies’. His article appeared in the December edition of the NCMA (National Contract Management Association) magazine. Government contract procurement documents generally reflect a poor quality of writing, although the quality varies from agency to agency. Detailed analysis from major Fed programs in 2016.

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Q2 SAAS AND PAAS CLOUD REVENUES UP 81%, AND UP 89% IN NON-GAAP CONSTANT CURRENCY

Oracle Database News - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 20:59
Press Release Q2 SAAS AND PAAS CLOUD REVENUES UP 81%, AND UP 89% IN NON-GAAP CONSTANT CURRENCY Total Quarterly Cloud Revenue $1.1 Billion—First Quarter Over One Billion Dollar Mark

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Dec 15, 2016

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q2 results. Total Revenues were $9.0 billion, flat in U.S. dollars and up 1% in constant currency. Non-GAAP Total Revenues were $9.1 billion, up 1% in U.S. dollars and up 2% in constant currency. Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $878 million, up 81% in U.S. dollars and up 83% in constant currency. Non-GAAP SaaS and PaaS revenues were $912 million, up 87% in U.S. dollars and up 89% in constant currency. Total Cloud Revenues, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), were $1.1 billion, up 62% in U.S. dollars and up 64% in constant currency. Cloud plus On-Premise Software Revenues were $7.2 billion, up 2% in U.S. dollars and up 3% in constant currency.

Operating Income was $3.0 billion and Operating Margin was 34%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $3.8 billion and non-GAAP Operating Margin was 42%. Net Income was $2.0 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $2.6 billion. Earnings Per Share was $0.48, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.61. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies and an unforeseen Egyptian currency exchange loss, Oracle’s reported GAAP and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 2 cents higher.

Short-term deferred revenues were $7.4 billion, up 6% in U.S. dollars and up 8% in constant currency compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $14.2 billion, up 9% from the prior year.

“For four consecutive quarters our Cloud SaaS & PaaS revenue growth rate has increased,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “As we get bigger in the cloud, we grow faster in the cloud. Our non-GAAP constant currency SaaS and PaaS growth rate is now up to 89%. This growth rate acceleration has driven our quarterly cloud revenue over the $1 billion mark. When salesforce.com crossed the billion dollar milestone their SaaS and PaaS subscription growth rate had slowed down to 36%, even after you include all their acquisitions.”

“Oracle has now passed salesforce.com and become number one in SaaS cloud applications sales to customers with over 1,000 employees according to the latest IDC report,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “In other words, this year we are selling more enterprise SaaS than any cloud services provider in the world. We expect to book over $2 billion in new annually recurring cloud business this year alone. And, with the acquisition of NetSuite, we plan on being the #1 cloud applications service provider for companies with less than 1,000 employees as well.”

“Our Database as a Service cloud revenue was $100 million for the quarter, driving growth in our overall database business,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman and CTO. “We expect our Database as a Service and IaaS businesses will grow even faster than our skyrocketing SaaS business. A lot of people were taken by surprise when IDC ranked Oracle #1 in Enterprise SaaS, surpassing salesforce.com and overcoming their fifteen year head-start. Stay tuned. More surprises coming. I think we’re going to do even better with IaaS and the Oracle database in the cloud.”

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 5, 2017, with a payment date of January 26, 2017.

Q2 Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q2 results and Fiscal 2017 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.

A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Passcode: 34339280.

Contact Info Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
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