Hitachi Data Systems Announces New Oracle Database 12c Solutions to Enable the Real-Time Data-Driven Enterprise

New Converged Infrastructure Is Cloud-Ready to Lower Costs and Maximize Efficiency for Critical Databases and Applications

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 20, 2015 – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced a new portfolio of converged infrastructure and software solutions for Oracle Database 12c environments. These solutions, which include Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 6000 for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) and Database Infrastructure Evaluation Tool (DIET) by Hitachi Data Systems help lower the total cost of Oracle RAC 12c infrastructure through optimizing hardware resources, streamlining operations and accelerating the migration to cloud-based business. These new solutions, combined with Pentaho's data integration, visualization, and analytics capabilities enable organizations to quickly unlock valuable insights from all data including those contained within critical applications like SAP Business Warehouse and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Hitachi's DIET, developed by top Oracle Database experts at HDS and used with more than 800 global companies over the past eight years, is a simple-to-use, powerful utility that helps customers improve Oracle database performance and increase utilization of the underlying storage, compute and network infrastructure. With just a few clicks, DIET provides a detailed graphical analysis and expert recommendations on how to address areas within an Oracle Database environment that often lead to significant reductions in capital and operational expenses as well as improved performance. DIET is a powerful way to streamline existing infrastructure and kick-start the transformation to the cloud and a real-time data-driven enterprise.

"Hitachi Data Systems has built a simple, yet powerful, web-based utility to quickly and effectively identify issues found in Oracle databases," said Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst at ESG. "With DIET, HDS can provide deep analysis of a customer's actual Oracle environment, then use those results and their decades of hands-on experience to provide clear recommendations which are tailored specifically to them. DIET can even diagnose issues with other vendor's hardware."

Because of Hitachi Data Systems' heritage of engineering the most reliable and cloud-ready converged, storage, compute and software solutions, more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100 run Oracle databases and applications on Hitachi solutions. As one of only nine Global Diamond Partners with Oracle, Hitachi enjoys the close collaboration between companies to give customers access to complete, end-to-end solutions optimized for any Oracle environment. Hitachi UCP 6000 for Oracle RAC, Hitachi DIET, and Pentaho provide the most complete and cost-effective portfolio of solutions for Oracle databases that enable business to gain agility as well as derive rich insights from all their data.

"Hitachi is the leading provider of solutions to enable organizations to get the most out of their investments in Oracle database, extract more value from their data, and better control TCO. UCP 6000 for Oracle RAC and Hitach's DIET enable flexibility to deploy Oracle and non-Oracle workloads on a variety of hypervisors and operating systems, in either virtualized or bare metal environments," said Jim Beckman, vice president of global alliances and business development at HDS. "Hitachi's portfolio of solutions and services for Oracle databases provides the foundation to efficiently consolidate databases and critical applications into clouds for management simplicity as well as perform analytics and to derive actionable business value."

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world's data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at https://www.hds.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Kevin Komiega
Hitachi Data Systems
978-834-6898
kevin.komiega@hds.com