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Oracle Unveils New Cloud Computing Products and Services

Customers Can Use Amazon Web Services to Run Oracle Software and Backup Data

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle OpenWorld --

    News Facts
    --  To help customers benefit from the economies of Cloud Computing,
        Oracle today announced that customers can license Oracle(R) Database
        11g (http://www.oracle.com/database/index.html), Oracle Fusion
        (http://www.oracle.com/products/middleware/index.html) Middleware
        (http://www.oracle.com/products/middleware/index.html) and Oracle
        Enterprise Manager
        (http://www.oracle.com/enterprise_manager/index.html) to run in a
        cloud computing environment.  The first products will be available
        for Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
        (http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=201590011) environment.
        Customers can also use their existing software licenses on Amazon EC2
        with no additional license fees.
    --  Enabling customers to deploy Oracle solutions on Amazon EC2 quickly
        and efficiently, Oracle is delivering a set of free Amazon Machine
        Images (AMIs).  Using Oracle provided AMIs, new virtual machines can
        be provisioned with Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware and
        Oracle Enterprise Linux
        (http://www.oracle.com/technologies/linux/index.html) fully configured
        and ready to use within minutes.  Developers can take advantage of the
        provisioning and automated software deployment to rapidly build
        applications using Oracle's popular development tools
        (http://www.oracle.com/tools/index.html) such as Oracle Application
        Express, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and
        Oracle Workshop for WebLogic.  Additionally, Oracle Unbreakable Linux
        Support (http://www.oracle.com/technologies/linux/index.html)
        and Amazon Premium support is available for Oracle Enterprise Linux on
        EC2 providing seamless customer support.
    --  Oracle is also introducing a secure Cloud-based backup solution.
        Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module, based on Oracle's premier tape
        backup management software, Oracle Secure Backup
        (http://www.oracle.com/database/secure-backup.html), enables customers
        to use the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
        (http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=16427261) as their database
        backup destination.  Cloud-based backups offer reliability and
        virtually unlimited capacity, available on-demand and with no up-front
        capital expenditure.  The Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module also
        enables encrypted data backups to help ensure complete privacy in the
        Cloud environment. It's fully integrated with Oracle Recovery Manager
        and Oracle Enterprise Manager, providing users with familiar
        interfaces for Cloud-based backups.
    --  For customers with an ongoing need to quickly move very large volumes
        of data into or out of the AWS cloud, Amazon today allows the creation
        of network peering connections.  Oracle and Amazon are also working on
        solutions that will enable cost effective, high volume backups and
        restores, even in network-bandwidth constrained environments, by means
        of physical import and export.
    --  Today's announcement supports Oracle's strategy of delivering
        complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open,
        standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle's
        approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower
        cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility.


    Supporting Quotes
    --  "Providing choice is the foundation of Oracle's strategy to enable
        customers to become more productive and lower their IT costs --
        whether it's choice of hardware, operating system, or on demand
        computing -- extending this to the Cloud environment is a natural
        evolution," said Robert Shimp, vice president Oracle Global Technology
        Business Unit.  "We are pleased to partner with Amazon Web Services to
        provide our customers enterprise-class Cloud solutions, using familiar
        Oracle software on which their businesses depend."
    --  "Amazon Web Services enables businesses and developers to run on a
        reliable, flexible and scalable cloud computing platform," said Adam
        Selipsky, vice president of Product Management and Developer Relations
        for Amazon Web Services.  "For the first time, customers who want to
        run Oracle's industry-leading software to develop and deploy new,
        innovative applications in the cloud, can do so with Oracle running on
        AWS."


    Supporting Resources
    --  Oracle Database 11g (http://www.oracle.com/database/index.html)
    --  Oracle Fusion Middleware
        (http://www.oracle.com/products/middleware/index.html)
    --  Oracle Secure Backup
        (http://www.oracle.com/database/secure-backup.html)
    --  Oracle Enterprise Linux
        (http://www.oracle.com/technologies/linux/index.html)
    --  Download free, evaluation versions of Oracle software
        (http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/index.html) Terms,
        conditions and restrictions apply.

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Amazon Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.

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