Oracle CRM, ERP Available on Amazon Cloud

Paul Ferrill

Updated · Dec 22, 2010 (NASDAQ: AMZN) is making Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) CRM and ERP applications available on its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service.

In a blog posting last week, Amazon said Oracle PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and E-Business Suite applications and databases are now available on EC2 as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs).

Amazon also plans to add Oracle Siebel CRM at some point, but it’s not clear if Oracle’s business intelligence software, BI 11g, will be included.

The application AMIs are all based on Oracle Linux and run on 64-bit high-memory instances on top of Oracle VM. The applications can be customized or used as is.

Existing Oracle licenses can be used at no additional cost, or users can acquire new licenses from Oracle. Oracle VM support on Amazon EC2 has been implemented with hard partitioning so Oracle’s standard partitioned processor licensing models apply.

All the applications are certified and supported by Oracle. Customers with active Oracle Support and Amazon Premium Support will be able to contact either Amazon or Oracle for support.

For more information, see the Amazon Web Services Oracle-Amazon solutions page.

Oracle Unveils Business Intelligence Apps for Utilities, Insurance

Oracle also unveiled business intelligence applications this week for the utilities and insurance industries.

Oracle Business Intelligence for Utilities gives utilities visibility into the vast data from smart meter and smart grid deployments, and Oracle is also offering utilities outage analytics.

Oracle Insurance Insight 7.0 is a data warehouse and business intelligence solution that offers insurance-specific data models that companies can configure to meet their specific BI needs. The application aggregates policy and claims data to give property & casualty (P&C) or general insurers a single view of the enterprise.

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    Paul Ferrill has been writing for over 15 years about computers and network technology. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering as well as a MS in Electrical Engineering. He is a regular contributor to the computer trade press. He has a specialization in complex data analysis and storage. He has written hundreds of articles and two books for various outlets over the years. His articles have appeared in Enterprise Apps Today and InfoWorld, Network World, PC Magazine, Forbes, and many other publications.

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