Accelrys Embeds Oracle Technology into Software
Accelrys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacopeia, Inc.and active member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced a strategic agreement in which Accelrys will embed Oracle technology into their Discovery Studio family of products. Under the terms of the agreement, Accelrys will embed Oracle Database and associated software in Discovery Studio Project Knowledge Manager Plus (DS ProjectKM Plus), the core component of Accelrys’ Discovery Studio’s knowledge-centric system. Accelrys will resell the Oracle Database and will facilitate the seamless integration of Oracle for all Discovery Studio related data management needs — for both individual workstations and at the enterprise level.
“Accelrys is a leading provider of life science discovery software and we are pleased that they have chosen to embed Oracle technology into Discovery Studio,” said Robert Shimp, vice president, Platform Marketing at Oracle. “Oracle Database is already the database of choice for life sciences infrastructure. This relationship will extend the availability of next-generation technology to a new class of researchers.”
“This agreement emphasizes Accelrys’ commitment to ensuring that our customers have a cost-effective way to apply the technology best suited to their needs,” said Mark Emkjer, president of Accelrys. “The combination of Accelrys and Oracle in DS ProjectKM Plus will allow research scientists in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to benefit from Accelrys’ expertise as one of the leading developers of scientific software, as well as from the reliability and security features of the Oracle Database, the life sciences industry standard for data storage.”
DS ProjectKM Plus facilitates the exchange of information between researchers, breaking down the barriers between scientific disciplines that ordinarily restrict collaboration. Data and results from across a research organization, together with their often complex inter-relationships, are captured in a central database. Provided a user has the proper security permissions, he or she can quickly find relevant data that otherwise might previously have been inaccessible.