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EMC and Oracle Accelerate Joint Services Strategy With New Custom Services; EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting Announce ``Oracle on EMC Database Accelerator Service''.

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2003

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage, today announced that its Global Services organization has teamed with Oracle(R) Consulting to jointly deliver the new Oracle on EMC Database Accelerator Service. Today's announcement represents the second phase of the two companies' advanced services strategy to offer their shared customers enhanced services and support. In September, EMC and Oracle unveiled their Joint Service Center (JSC), a center staffed by service engineers from both companies, to facilitate faster problem resolution for their shared customers and serve as a dedicated lab to duplicate customer environments and proactively identify potential problem areas.

The Oracle on EMC Database Accelerator Service brings the same level of joint collaboration and co-delivery to EMC and Oracle's professional services offerings. Service professionals from EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting will work together with customers to design, deploy and optimize EMC storage systems, software and networks running with Oracle databases including the latest release, Oracle9i Database. The Oracle on EMC Database Accelerator is the first in a suite of offerings providing new and existing customers with a quick and easy path to achieve the cost-efficiencies and compelling database performance advantages of running their Oracle databases on an EMC Automated Networked Storage solution.

Vice President of EMC Global Services' Technology Solutions Group, Derrell James, said, "Between our newly-opened Joint Service Center and today's announcement of the Oracle on EMC Database Accelerator Service, Oracle and EMC are taking every step to ensure our customers make a seamless transition from direct attached storage to more cost-effective and flexible networked storage environments. Service professionals from EMC Global Services and Oracle Consulting work together with our shared customers to deploy tightly integrated Oracle and EMC Automated Networked Storage solutions for optimum database performance. These solutions are then supported by the JSC, whose primary purpose is to support our shared customers."

"This service offering takes a holistic approach to helping our customers deploy enterprise storage infrastructures while getting the most from their IT investment," said Dave O'Neill, Vice President of Oracle Consulting's Advanced Technology Solutions. "This new packaged service delivers a turnkey solution that leverages our joint expertise and best practices in managing and storing large amounts of data."

The Oracle on EMC Database Accelerator Service is available immediately in North America and will be available worldwide in early 2003. Demonstrations of the services will be held at EMC Global Solution Centers located in Toyko, Japan, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and Cork, Ireland. More information can be found at: www.emc.com/emc-oracle or otn.oracle.com/consulting/9iServices.

EMC & Oracle

EMC and Oracle have more than 25,000 mutual installations, providing solutions for 90 of the Fortune 100 businesses. The two companies have worked together since 1995, most recently announcing the opening of the Oracle and EMC Joint Service Center to deliver support for their shared customers as part of a new focus on advanced joint services offerings.

EMC and Oracle, together with Cisco, continue to drive the widely regarded ECOstructure Initiative, which combines the companies' best practices and implementation experiences to provide the entire IT industry with blueprints for deploying high-availability e-business infrastructures. Oracle is a charter member of the EMC Developers Program (EDP), and was one of the first companies to integrate EMC's WideSky middleware into its product development. EMC has had engineering and business development resources onsite at Oracle for more than five years, and both companies use each other's technologies in their own businesses.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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