Oracle partnership announcement

Today we announced a partnership with Oracle. Rather than me repeat what is in the press release, maybe I can explain a little further the background to this announcement.

Oracle has a product – Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g (OEM). This product, from my perspective has traditionally been used by Oracle customers to better manage their Oracle database environment. It does not compete with NimBUS but quite often it is already being used by the DBAs in our customers. However, Oracle feels that this product can handle much more than just the Oracle database ennvironment and instead this can be a complete applications management solution.

They already have (or are announcing) support for their own suite of applications such as the Oracle Apps, Siebel, Peoplesoft etc.

But…there are also 35,000-40,000 customers that are running SAP R/3 with Oracle. Customers that are running OEM in this environment, naturally want it to be able to monitor the SAP R/3 information as well as the database.

So, Oracle approached Nimsoft about taking our SAP R/3 solution and making it a “plug-in” to OEM.

The work to do this is actually pretty easy because of the openness of NimBUS and the full set of APIs that we provide. We are working with the Oracle engineers to develop this integration and work is well underway.

What are the implications of this announcement?

For Nimsoft, we are being recognized by one of the leading software companies in the world and clearly this is great validation of our product and what we are doing, plus we get Oracle sales staff and partners starting to recommend NimBUS.

For Oracle and Oracle customers, they get an immediate SAP R/3 monitoring capability.

In the future, we would hope to expand this relationship to cover all of the NimBUS probes for other application/database/network/server environments that OEM does not currently cover.

But…we need to walk before we can run.

Exciting times. CRN leaked a little of the news early on their blog

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