Migrating From Oracle To IBM
Last Friday was Friday the 13th, but IBM announced some news that day that I didn’t want to let slip completely underneath the radar.
At risk of summoning Jason and his hockey mask, the news aptly had to do with IBM offering some assistance to help clients migrate off Oracle and into an IBM platform.
The new resources include no-charge financial and technology assessments, skills training courses, and proofs of concepts to support clients ready to convert their Oracle investments to the latest in IBM software.
IBM also announced that its lending arm, IBM Global Financing, would be offering zero percent financing to help Oracle clients speed up their move to IBM software.
- Fast approvals on zero percent financing for 12 months to better manage cash flow.
- No interest for 12 months and flexible payment options and terms including competitive 24 and 36-month rates with options that let clients match payments to anticipated cash flow.
- No hardware purchase required.
At a time when businesses are looking for stability and technology innovation from IT vendors, more clients are moving to IBM software to drive growth opportunities and reduce costs.
In 2010, more than 1,000 Oracle Database clients chose DB2 instead, and more than 400 Oracle WebLogic clients chose WebSphere.