Aon eSolutions Drives Global Growth With the Oracle Database Appliance

Aon eSolutions Drives Global Growth With the Oracle Database Appliance 
Technology Consultancy Reduced Its Database Capital Expenditures by
80 Percent and Its Data Center Footprint by 70 Percent; System
Deployed in a Single Day 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts  

--  Oracle today announced that technology provider Aon eSolutions is
    using the Oracle Database Appliance, a key component of Oracle
    Engineered Systems, to provide a cost-effective, high-availability
    platform required to support its international expansion.
--  The technology solutions division of Aon plc, Aon eSolutions provides
    innovative risk management and insurance products, services and
    solutions to support clients in 22 countries. Aon eSolutions' risk
    management, claims administration, auditing and safety management
    systems are delivered on its RIScloud, a client-facing transaction
    solution which hosts more than six billion transactions for 230,000
    users annually.
--  With the addition of new cloud-based risk management offerings, Aon
    eSolutions needed to extend its data infrastructure to support a large
    volume of transactions to hundreds of thousands of users, while
    maintaining high availability and performance. Additionally, Aon
    wanted to expand its infrastructure into Europe and Asia, which
    required it to physically host its data in Europe to comply the
    European Union's strict data privacy laws.
--  By leveraging Oracle Database Appliance, Aon seamlessly replicated the
    Oracle Real Application Clusters-based infrastructure it was currently
    operating in the United States to run its Risk Console application
    suite that handles risk management administration, data consolidation,
    risk analysis and business intelligence capabilities.
--  Aon eSolutions selected Oracle after evaluating numerous hardware and
    software options, determining the Oracle Database Appliance could
    deliver the performance, reliability and security of its current
    architecture, but at one-fifth of the cost.
--  As the Oracle Database Appliance is a complete, integrated solution,
    it took just one day to get the system up and running, as opposed to
    the weeks it could have taken to
 deploy a traditional hardware and
    software environment.
--  The simple, easy-to-manage Oracle Database Appliance also allows Aon
    eSolutions to save time and resources on maintenance. The company
    predicts it spends one-third less on patching and maintaining its
    infrastructure environment without adding headcount.
--  With the Oracle Database Appliance, Aon eSolutions was also able to
    reduce data center space significantly, scaling its existing footprint
    down by an estimated 70 percent, while also minimizing power
--  Aon eSolutions deployed eight Oracle Database Appliances in its
    European data center this year and will utilize the offerings unique
    "capacity on-demand" licensing model to easily scale as it adds new
    users and applications. Following, the company plans to expand the
    Oracle Database Appliance to support its Asia operations.

Supporting Quotes 

--  "Our company retains our market leadership through our commitment to
    delivering superior technologies and services that meet our clients'
    risk and insurance needs, wherever they might be in the world," said
    Scott Wilson, Vice President Hosting & Technology Operations, Aon
    eSolutions. "The Oracle Database Appliance plays a critical role in
    our scalability and efficiency, allowing us to easily create new
    solutions and practices globally, at a lower total cost of ownership."

Supporting Resources 

--  About Oracle Database Appliance
--  About Oracle Database 11g
--  Oracle Database Appliance Datasheet
--  Connect with Oracle Database via Blog, Facebook and Twitter

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