Oracle and Dell Extend Strategic Partnership; Dell to Distribute Oracle(R) Technology and Oracle Applications Software

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Industry-Leading Technology Providers to Offer Bundled Solutions Worldwide, Including Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards Products Across All Industries

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on the three-year success of their strategic alliance, Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) and Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) today announced that the companies will extend their global distribution agreement for two additional years, and now enable Dell to resell Oracle(R) applications. This expanded partnership provides customers worldwide with easy, one-stop access to comprehensive, cost-effective technology solutions from Oracle and Dell.

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Under terms of the agreement, Dell will continue to offer world-class servers and storage bundled with Oracle software for all of Oracle's award-winning technology products -- including the Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Fusion Middleware. Additionally, Dell will now resell the Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards applications, which enable information-driven business processes that help customers to connect and automate their organizations.

At the time of license purchase, multi-year support packages for up to three years at a time are also now available from Dell. Both companies will invest additional, dedicated staff and will increase their participation in a joint marketing development fund to help ensure a successful partnership.

The Dell | Oracle configurations will consist of Dell PowerEdge(TM) Servers and Dell/EMC storage for Oracle Applications along with Dell|Oracle validated RAC solutions. This will include expanded licensing agreement options that allow customers to enter into a contract to license Oracle technology and applications as "Easy as Dell." This agreement highlights the continuous commitment of both companies to make it simpler and faster for customers in any region to procure, install and benefit from technology solutions.

"Oracle continues to be excited about our strategic partnership with Dell," said Oracle Global Vice President of Platform and Distribution Alliances, Judson Althoff. "This new agreement builds on the strength of our existing relationship and will further solidify Dell as one of our top partners worldwide. We look forward to the growth that this will bring to both companies in the enterprise and mid-market arenas."

"Dell is one of Oracle's top resellers worldwide and we continue to see significant growth in Oracle applications on Dell PowerEdge servers running Linux. According to IDC (1), in the second quarter Dell ranked number one worldwide in x86-based servers shipped with Linux," said Linda York, vice president global alliances, Dell. "Reselling Oracle Applications should continue this momentum garnered and further reinforce Dell's model of providing our customers with a comprehensive enterprise solution which includes everything from storage, servers, services, and software -- all on one purchase order and 'Easy as Dell'."

Oracle products are available worldwide today from Dell. For more information on Dell and Oracle offerings visit: About Dell

Dell Inc. is a trusted and diversified information-technology supplier and partner, and sells a comprehensive portfolio of products and services directly to customers worldwide. Dell, recognized by Fortune magazine as America's most admired company and No. 3 globally, designs, builds and delivers innovative, tailored systems that provide customers with exceptional value. Company revenue for the last four quarters was $52.8 billion. For more information about Dell and its products and services, visit About Oracle

Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at . Trademarks

Oracle, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. The above is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. (1) IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, August 25, 2005.

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