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Computerworld.NZ: Openness Helps Win Oracle NZ Post Warehouse Deal

Mar 28, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle cites its adherence to open-source standards at one of the advantages that won it a contract of more than $1m to provide a data warehouse to New Zealand Post.

"The company adheres to the data warehouse standard defined by the Object Management Group (OMG), the source-code of which is fully open, says Oracle technology manager Carol Lee Davidson.

"Post has bought Oracle's 9i Database, 9i Application Server and Warehouse Builder, to assist it in getting a fuller picture of the activity of its customers across various areas of the enterprise. Davidson says Oracle will handle the whole process, starting with the ETL (extract, transform and load) routines to bring data from the databases to the warehouse, and ending with business analysis tools allowing warehouse data to be presented quickly as useful information..."

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