Companies Team to Reduce Time and Cost Involved With Sharing Spatial Data
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced it will provide integrated geospatial solutions
with Oracle to enable customers to maximize operational efficiencies, based on
a wealth of location and structural data. Autodesk will work with Oracle to
market solutions in strategic markets such as government, utilities,
telecommunications and transportation. The combined solutions, which include
Autodesk geospatial software and Oracle database and spatial technology, offer
customers the ability to create, manage, and share geographic information
system (GIS) and computer automated design (CAD) data throughout the
organization in a single, open, standards-based environment without costly
additional investment or expertise in proprietary software and systems.
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"For many organizations, the process of creating useful spatial
information and maps involves the time-consuming process of requesting
information, then transferring or translating it from one system or format to
another," said David Sonnen, Consultant to IDC for Spatial Information
Management. "The combination of Autodesk and Oracle technology will help their
customers save time and will enable broad spatial data sharing across the
Unprecedented Performance within Reach of Customers of Every Size
GIS tools based on proprietary data formats require manual data entry by
GIS and engineering staff to keep information up-to-date. When CAD and GIS
data are locked in department-specific systems, paper maps serve as the
primary means for sharing information, putting teams at risk of using outdated
materials and requiring laborious, error-prone re-mapping to achieve any sort
of integration with other systems. By enabling customers to work with both CAD
and GIS data in a new way, Autodesk and Oracle are helping organizations
eliminate conventional barriers to inter-departmental collaboration, and
facilitating communication of vital data for informed, efficient and
The expanded development and business alliance builds on Autodesk and
Oracle's history of successfully developing and deploying software solutions
to address critical business needs. Autodesk's geospatial solutions including
Autodesk Map 3D, Autodesk MapGuide, and Autodesk Topobase software are
optimized to work together with Oracle Spatial, the leading database
management system for spatial and 3D data, as well as Oracle Database
technology. Together they can provide users with greater capacity for
analysis and synchronization of large volumes of geospatial data.
"Autodesk's market reach is an important part of our strategy for
customers who use geospatial and design data, as we pair our complementary
business and technological strengths to serve large, medium and small
organizations alike," said John Gray, vice president of North America
Channels, Oracle. "Together, we're putting geospatial data management and
control into the hands of more customers than we could, separately -- and
we're giving them the power to do much more."
Autodesk, a Certified Partner of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and reseller of
Oracle Database and Oracle Spatial products, will serve as a one-stop resource
for organizations seeking the advantages of a single platform and a
nonproprietary solution to use design data across multiple divisions. In
addition, Autodesk Consulting can help customers design and quickly deploy
geospatial solutions that minimize risk of disruption and make the most of new
and legacy software and hardware systems.
"Autodesk and Oracle are working to simplify complex system customizations
that leverage investments in infrastructure and location," said Chris
Bradshaw, vice president of Autodesk's Infrastructure Solutions Division. "By
partnering with Oracle, Autodesk can ensure that customers have a secure,
central repository and a simple, affordable means to get the greatest return
from their geospatial data."
Streamlined Use of All GIS and Design Data
Autodesk solutions are optimized to integrate seamlessly with Oracle
Spatial technology so customers can use Oracle tools instead of third-party
middleware to access and use GIS data. Oracle's native spatial data type lets
customers access data with any application that is based on standard SQL query
language and standard database application interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC and
OLE DB. This design also makes it possible for users to run applications for
add-on or complementary functionality. Finally, Oracle Spatial's table-based
administration simplifies adoption and administration by IT staff.
Autodesk and Oracle, together with other leading geospatial application
and tools vendors, offer solutions based on an interoperable and open spatial
data management technology platform, the Open Spatial Enterprise, which
enables multiple applications to access the same spatial data in an enterprise
Autodesk and Oracle infrastructure solutions are available immediately.
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Autodesk Consulting offers services that can help streamline business
processes and help customers get the best possible return on their investment
in Autodesk technology. For more information about Autodesk Consulting,
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About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies
that deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle
software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical
services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program
provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's
global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge
solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise
software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product
knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle
qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned
into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software
and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital
media, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers
create, manage, and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As
a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more
productive, streamlining project efficiency, and maximizing profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit http://www.autodesk.com .
NOTE: Autodesk, Autodesk Map and Autodesk MapGuide are registered
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. Topobase is a
trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. Oracle, JD
Edwards and PeopleSoft are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or
its affiliates. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to
their respective holders.
Contact: Cassie Stevenson, +1-415-533-2720, or
firstname.lastname@example.org, for Autodesk.
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