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Truven Health Analytics Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready Status

Truven Health Advantage Suite is Supported and Ready to Run with Oracle Exadata Database Machine


Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 19, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today announced that the Truven Health Advantage Suite™ healthcare data and analytics platform version 5 has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Today’s announcement demonstrates that Truven Health supports Truven Health Advantage Suite version 5 with an Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Linux.

Truven Health is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

“Organizations responsible for managing healthcare in today’s marketplace must be able to quickly and accurately integrate and interpret data from dozens of diverse systems and sources, ” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. “By achieving Oracle Exadata Ready status for our Advantage Suite platform, we can ensure that our customers are able run their data and analytics in a high performing environment.”

Oracle Exadata Ready is part of the Oracle Exastack Ready program which allows partners, such as Truven Health Analytics, to be recognized by Oracle for developing, testing, and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, or Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered systems. Oracle Exadata delivers extreme performance and is the ideal database platform for OLTP applications, data warehouses as well as the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure and redundant. Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications, at a lower cost.

The Oracle Exastack Ready program recognizes Truven Health Analytics as having applications that leverage the latest Oracle technology to better support joint customers.

“Our participation in the Oracle Exastack Ready program reflects our commitment to delivering a world-class customer experience with a high performance, high capacity, industry leading database infrastructure, ” said Tony Donofrio, Truven Health Analytics senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer. “This is a key component of providing that experience and scaling our infrastructure capabilities as our customers’ data volume, variety, and intelligence requirements rapidly expand.”

“When OPN members such as Truven Health Analytics leverage the latest component products of Oracle Exadata Database Machine as the foundation for their applications, they benefit from a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure that will help them utilize new features and functionality and drive innovation, ” said Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “We are pleased to see Truven Health Analytics achieve Oracle Exadata Ready status as this significant milestone helps equip them to deliver superior value to customers.”

About the Oracle Exastack Program

The Oracle Exastack program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster. With an Oracle Exastack Optimized status, partners will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos and related benefits to effectively differentiate their offerings. Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they are supported, and have been tested and tuned with the goal to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC SuperCluster and their component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a lower cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud based environments. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/exastack

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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About Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health Business

Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business, provides market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies and policymakers, the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the US and around the world. The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. Watson Health aspires to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler® and ActionOI®. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL, and Denver, CO.



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Erni
For Truven Health Analytics
J. Roderick, Inc. Public Relations
brian@jroderick.com
631.584.2200