Oracle said it’s developed a more comprehensive archiving solution for
customers concerned with compliance issues as well as those needing to
search through an expanding number of data types. Oracle’s Universal Online
Archive and E-mail Archive Service are set for release this year.
Both Archive products are components of Oracle’s Fusion Middleware and
already available on Oracle’s price lists, though company officials were coy
about an official release. The debut was timed for today at Collaborate 2008
in Denver, a major gathering of three independent Oracle user groups.
“As we’ve been talking to customers in the content management space, for
a variety of reasons including compliance and search, a lot of them are
looking to Oracle to really scale these systems to meet new demands,” Andy
MacMillan, an Oracle executive for the company’s content management line,
MacMillan described the E-mail Archive Service as a single repository
companies can use to archive data from a range of sources from Lotus Notes
and Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint to non-Oracle Enterprise Content
Management Systems (CMS).
These latest content management solutions build on Oracle’s current
content management solutions, though MacMillan said it’s also an opportunity
to win new business. “We take into account a wide vary of customer data
types, not just Oracle,” he said.
IDC analyst Vivian Gopico-Tero said Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is addressing
enterprises need to better deal with growing mounds of information and
“Universal Online Archives is a strategic sell since it requires
companies to consider their preferred architecture for managing content
(beyond email) in the back end,” Gopico-Tero, told InternetNews.com