Data Management Readers’ Choice — Silver Award: Oracle
The Oracle Database allows access and management of heterogeneous data from disparate sources, connecting of legacy applications such as desktop programs, and migration of data from legacy systems into Oracle Database. It supports all standard relational data types, as well as native storage of XML, text, documents, images, audio, video and location data. Data currently stored outside of the database can be loaded in parallel, while data already stored in an existing Oracle database can be transported online across operating system platforms without the need to unload the data. Once stored, all data can be transformed, indexed and summarized using parallel operations.