Oracle names Autodesk, recipient of 2007 Spatial Excellence Partnership award

Oracle names Autodesk, recipient of 2007 Spatial Excellence Partnership award

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Washington, USA, 29 March 2007: Autodesk, Inc. today announced that it has received Oracle’s Spatial Excellence Partnership award. The award highlighted the strong joint effort between Autodesk and Oracle to develop solutions that integrate Oracle’s enterprise software with the open architecture and utility-rich geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD) applications of Autodesk. The companies’ shared vision of a powerful, geospatially enabled business infrastructure led to the development of complete solution suites that help entire organizations quickly and seamlessly share precision data across their enterprise, reaching the broadest audience of technical and non-technical users.

“Autodesk is honored to be recognized by Oracle for its Spatial Excellence Partnership Award,” said Lisa Campbell, vice president, Autodesk Geospatial. “The combined Oracle and Autodesk solutions help customers easily leverage their existing data in any format and extend it across the organization to create, manage and share CAD and GIS data in a single, open and standards- based environment.”

The award follows a recent announcement by the companies to form a heightened strategic alliance to offer two new joint solution offerings for federal, state and local government users:
The Autodesk Map 3D with Oracle(R) Database 10g Bundle, for creating maps and associated data and storing them in a relational database. This solution contains Autodesk Map 3D 2007 software and Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition with Oracle Spatial 10g.
The Autodesk Web Mapping with Oracle Database 10g Bundle, for sharing maps and data stored in an Oracle Database over the web. This solution contains Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2007, Autodesk MapGuide Studio, Autodesk Map 3D software and Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition with Oracle Spatial 10g.

“Given the strong technical and business alliance we share with Autodesk, recent launch of industry-specific solutions based on Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Spatial 10g, and joint customers worldwide, it was a natural fit for Autodesk to be given our Spatial Excellence Partnership Award this year,” said Jim Steiner, senior director of Product Management, Oracle. “Beyond the technical synergies between Autodesk and Oracle, our relationship benefits from the tremendous user base of both companies within the commercial and government markets. Our large combined footprint offers much opportunity to build on the solid foundation of our collaboration.”