blog We knew the National Australia Bank was keen on software from US technology giant Oracle, but until now we didn’t know just how keen. But a stellar article on the bank’s infrastructure strategy by CIO has exposed this, courtesy of some leaked information and a great deal of research. We recommend you click through and read both pages (the first, the second and the third) as there’s a great deal of info here about NAB’s IT infrastructure.
“… there are the Oracle clustered databases (11g RAC) and Oracle business intelligence … And, at a higher level, shared WebLogic installations provide application PaaS. The higher-level software is a mixture of software Oracle now owns following its acquisition of BEA and Sun, including Tuxedo and JRockit. NAB is also deploying a number of Oracle banking applications in the Flexcube suite … A Web front-end portal sits along side the Oracle identity and risk management solutions.”
Wow. Sounds like Oracle Australia MD Ian White must be pretty happy with NAB. Our only question is: What happens if Oracle decides to raise prices, or lock its customers into a restrictive proprietary standard? But Oracle would never do that. Right? Right?
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