Since 2007, the Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation has honoured customers and their Oracle partners for achieving significant business value through innovative uses of Oracle Fusion Middleware. These awards have fast become known as Oracle's equivalent of the Oscars for outstanding solutions implemented on the Oracle Fusion stack.
This year the awards were hotly contested with over 250 nominations considered across 9 the product categories. The award ceremony was presented by Siddhartha Agarwal, VP of Product Management and Strategy at Oracle.
For each product category, two winners were announced:
- Oracle Development Tools and Framework: Dallas Airmotive, and Echo Entertainment Group
- Business Process Management: State Revenue Office of Victoria, and Vertafore
- Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Grupo Fármacos Especializados and 7-Eleven, Inc.
- Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture: Benesse Corporation, Inc., and Securitas Direct
- Oracle Cloud Application Foundation: Verizon Communications, and TUI Travel PLC
- Oracle Identity Management: Safeway Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
- Oracle Data Integration: NET Serviços de Comunicação S.A. and Griffith University
- Big Data and Business Analytics: B/E Aerospace, Inc. and Xtime Inc.
- Oracle WebCenter: McAfee, Inc., and Banque du Liban
With the State Revenue Office of Victoria and Rubicon Red picking up the award for Business Process Management.
This year included the introduction of three new solution categories, representing some of the key trends in Enterprise IT, namely cloud adoption, increased mobility and the need to modernize/extend legacy application.
The three new categories, Enterprise Mobility, Oracle AppAdvantage and Cloud (Public and Private), with a single winner being announced in each category.
The Enterprise Mobility Award went to National Pharmacies and Rubicon Red for the implementation of the 'My Health My Rules' mobile application, which will allow National Pharmacies 350,000 members to interact with the organisation through a new channel.
The application was implemented using the Oracle Mobile Application Framework and will be available on Apple and Android devices.
The final award of the night was the Fusion Middleware Award for Fusion Cloud went to Eaton and Rubicon Red.
Eaton adopted the Oracle SOA Suite approx. 4 years ago, since then it has become the core digital nervous system for enterprise integration; as its use of SOA has grown, this has placed additional demand on IT to rapidly scale out the existing SOA platform.
Historically, the process of provisioning Oracle Fusion Middleware environments has been a manual process, performed by third party consultants. This has proved to be time consuming, error prone and expensive.
To meet future demands, Eaton has adopted Rubicon Red MyST to deliver a Private integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) for Oracle SOA, which allows Eaton to scale on-demand, including spinning up new SOA Environments as needed.
With Rubicon Red MyST, Eaton are able to provision a highly complex Oracle SOA Environment at the push of a button, with the entire process taking minutes; previously they would have been required to engage a 3rd party consultants.
This represents a 99% reduction in the time it takes to provision a Middleware Environment. This work can now be performed by Eaton employees, without the need to engage 3rd party consultants to create manually, typically over a period of approx. 6 weeks.
At the end of the ceremony, Siddhartha Agarwal made a special mention to congratulate Rubicon Red on being the winner of three innovation awards.